Drake taking time off from music to pursue acting career
The Toronto rapper, who started his career as an actor on “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” is foraying into the film and television world both behind-the-scenes and on-camera. In a cover story for The Hollywood Reporter, Drizzy opens up about his upcoming projects, including the 2019 revival of “Top Boy” on Netflix, which he will co-executive produce with manager and business partner Adel “Future the Prince” Nur and SpringHill Entertainment, the company run by LeBron James and Maverick Carter.
Drake on Degrassi
Outside of “Top Boy,” Drizzy and James are also collaborating on The Carter Effect, a documentary about NBA great Vince Carter, which may also end up at Netflix. Beyond that, the ‘6 God’ is teaming up with A24 and Steve Golin, who runs the production house Anonymous Content. He’s also continuing his long-running partnership with Apple, who has given him clearance to produce whatever he chooses.