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Earlier this week, Drake provided his fans with a spontaneous insight into his personal top five rappers of all time. Drake announced his list including Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Andre 3000, Notorious B.I.G. and Toronto-based rapper Young Tony (also known as OVO Hush), via the comments section of Instagram on Thursday.

He took to Young Tony’s comments, on a post displaying Tony’s early mixtapes, writing “My top 5 is Biggie, Hov, Wayne, Young Tony and 3000 since nobody asked.”

This spur-of-the-moment comment, unsurprisingly, attracted an abundance of likes and comments from his fans.

Whilst it may not come as surprise to his fans, these listed rappers have had a major influential impact on Drake, with elements from each artist being heard within the rapper’s own music. Having also collaborated with the majority of those mentioned, or at least having them referenced in a song, proves Drake’s admiration for those who have inspired and helped him define his own artistic style.