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'That Houston leverage.' Here's Drake hanging out with the Astros

Reporting and photo via Ryan Cantrell / MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent

Grammy Award winner Drake stopped by Minute Maid Park on Thursday as part of Houston Appreciation Weekend. The Canadian-born rapper met with more than 50 children from the Astros Urban Youth Academy before the home team's game against the D-backs. He talked with the kids about traveling to H-Town and getting his career started with Lil' Wayne (a Cut4 vet). Check it out below:

MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent Ryan Cantrell reports that players also paid homage to Drizzy with their walk-up songs:

Dexter Fowler- "Over"

Jose Altuve- "Thank Me Now"

George Springer- "Believe Me"

Jon Singleton- "All Me"

Matt Dominguez- "I'm Goin' IN"

Chris Carter- "Forever"

Robbie Grossman- "0 to 100"

Carlos Corporan- "Headlines"

Jonathan Villar- "Take Care" 

You know, to get some of that Houston leverage.