Video Of 8-Year-Old Drake Rapping 'Killing Me Softly' Goes Online

(Radio.com) The Fugees' "Killing Me Softly" was a seminal track for fans of hip-hop with crossover appeal in the 1990s. New video proves that Drake was among the legions of fans who knew the deep cut by heart.

The 15-second clip uncovered by Montreality shows an 8-year-old Drake serving equal parts nerd and hip-hop cred in glasses and a polo shirt. His flow might be a few octaves higher than the Drake we're used to, but his skill and precision are on display as he tears it up with a friend.

Most of all, the video proves what we already knew--Even when Drake started from the bottom, he was a student of the game. "If I ruled the world," he raps as the video cuts out. Read more here.

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