Drake WhiteDrake White recently opened up about his close relationship to his grandfather. In an interview with his label BMLG White stated, “My grandfather was a very, very strong influence on who I am as a person today.” The singer’s grandfather served as a pastor and a portion of one of his sermons is included on White’s latest album “Spark.”

“He taught me how to hunt and fish and how to appreciate nature and how to appreciate the spiritual realm of things,” White states. “It taught me to ‘quieten’ in my soul and ‘quieten’ myself and really I’ve carried that with me and it gives me a confidence that you can’t really shake. You know, nobody can touch it because I know that I’m from a higher power and I know that I’ve got a purpose, you know, with this music and purpose with everyday’s life.”