Drake shared his list of top 5 rappers in the comments section of an Instagram post on Thursday. The list included his mentor Lil Wayne, JAY-Z, Biggie, Andre 3000, and Toronto's own Young Tony, also known as OVO Hush. He also shared the list under Young Tony's Instagram post of him showing off some of his older work with his group Deep Pockets, as well.
"My top 5 is Biggie, Hov, Wayne, Young Tony, and 3000 since nobody asked," Drizzy wrote in the caption.
Young Tony, whose real name is Anthony "Hush" Palman, is a prominent Toronto-based rapper who released a series of mixtapes—some of which are pictured in the Instagram post—in the early to mid-2000's, and has been a part of Drake's inner circle for some time. Drake tweeted about listening to him back in 2010.
Longtime Drizzy fans might also recognize OVO Hush's name from notable references in past Drake tracks, including on the song "Miss Me." where Drake raps: "Neek's got the weed, Hush got a gun."
Aside from Young Tony, whose name might not be that recognizable to those not from Toronto, the rest of Drake's list isn't that surprising, especially considering the praise he's heaped on JAY-Z and Lil Wayne in the past.