People would have been looked at Drake crazy if he would have signed with somebody other than YMCMB...YMCMB gave Drake street cred and even more fans that didn't know about him before, it also with Wayne who was the biggest rapper in the game at the time talking Drake on tour with him.
If he signed with Roc Nation he would've still blown the f#ck up.
YMCMB needs Drake WAY more than he needs them. You know Baby and Slim ain't paying Drake sh!t, even though TC went double platinum.
All he makes is tour and endorsement $ (which is a lot) .... but if he was signed to a legitimate label, he'd be making far more paper.