The Mentor: Drake. The Protégé: The Weeknd.
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The Stories Of 18 Mentors And Their Musical Protégés
11. The Mentor: Drake. The Protégé: The Weeknd.
Drake first met Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd in 2009 when a songwriting/production team Tesfaye was part of called the Noise wrote a song for the rapper's 'Thank Me Later' debut. Drizzy kept a close eye on the up and coming star, often supporting him by tweeting his lyrics and he also produced a lot of Drake's 'Take Care' album. Since then The Weeknd has also supported Drake on tour, and Drake has featured on The Weeknd's album. The pair's friendship is going strong.