Know Yourself by Drake
Artist Biography For Drake
Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and businessman. Drake was an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000s. Intent on pursuing a career in music, he left the series in 2007 after releasing his debut mixtape, Room for Improvement. He released two further independent projects, Comeback Season and So Far Gone, before signing to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment in June 2009.
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Frogtoon Music - Song Info: Know Yourself
Drake first used the phrase “know yourself” in “Jodeci Freestyle” – a single released in the lead-up to his album Nothing Was The Same. On the album, the phrase is also referenced in “From Time,” during a monologue by Baka. Over time Drake has made the line a recurring theme in songs such as “0 to 100.”
“Know yourself”/know thyself is also an aphorism that has been attributed to a number of ancient Greek sages, including Socrates, Heraclitus and Pythagoras.
Care first about the greatest perfection of the soul. – Socrates
The beat used throughout the song was also used without the vocals in the short film Jungle, which Drake released shortly before dropping IYRTITL.