Undoubtedly, Drake is one of the most famous hip-hop artists of our time. His latest album ‘More Life’ was streamed over a million times in a matter of days and set the record for wanted for the most streamed albums in his musical career. But Drake did not start off as a rapper. Drake began his career while working on the hit Toronto film TV series ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation.’ Now, the rapper may be headed back to set.
The hit British drama series top boy went off the air in 2013. The show ran for two seasons on Channel 4. However, according to reports, Drake brought the rights to the show in 2016. But the rapper is not interested in making money off the TV series it appears as though Drake will have an on-screen role in the reboot.
Ashley Walters, who plays the drug dealer on the show, told the Mirror, “We met up to start talking about the show, and we are working out a role for him. He loves acting, of course, he wanted a part. He’s going to be really hands on and is getting stuck into it.”
Drake’s venture into acting should not come as a surprise. He recently appeared on a podcast and expressed interest in rebooting his acting career.
“I think after I release More Life, which is this playlist I’m working on and finish this tour, I think I’m going to really start to position myself in the acting world and, hopefully, take some great roles.”
While there is no official word on what type of character Drake will play, considering the violence and gritty nature of the top boy series, it will be a far cry from his lighthearted skits he portrayed on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
However, Drake is not the only rapper expected to join the cast of top boy reboot. Rapper Skepta is also supposed to have a role, making a top boy and international hip-hop influenced series.