Every little bit helps, right? Aubrey "Drake" Graham now has the kind of money we can only see playing Monopoly, but he started as high school basketball star Jimmy Brooks in 145 episodes of "Degrassi: The Next Generation," and it turns out he's still picking up some royalty checks from the show.

They're not huge checks, but he left the series in 2007 to further pursue his music career -- so good for him for still getting anything from it:

Degrassi money still coming in don't sleeeeeeeep...πŸ’°πŸ’ΈπŸ’΅πŸ’΄πŸ’΄πŸ’ΆπŸ’·

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Nice. There are days when a lot of us could use an extra $8.25, but Drake is probably good without it. Billboard named him the No. 4 top money-maker of 2016, earning $37.3 million in sales, publishing, streaming, and touring.

He also still acts. As Rap-Up noted, the Canadian star reunited with his "Degrassi" family in 2015, and said he can't wait to go back into acting. He's set to star in the British crime drama series "Top Boy," and he's always a great "Saturday Night Live" host. But if he ever wants a break from music or acting, he can just coast off those collected "Degrassi" checks.

Here's Drake's first rap on "Degrassi" (his part comes in around :40):

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