Drizzy x Apple TV
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Drake partnered with LeBron James to purchase the rights of British crime drama show, Top Boy. At the moment, he plans to launch a season 3 of the show on Netflix in 2019; but that’s not all he’s doing. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen Drake in the public eye, due to his current Australian and New Zealand Stretch of The Boy Meets World Tour.
He’s already revealed plans of releasing a follow-up to his More Life playlist project, with teasing a track for his next album. However, after he releases his next effort with 40 in the coming months, the 6-God revealed he plans to take a break from music and focus on film for a year.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter he went to address his career saying, “I’m sure I’ll stop making music one day. When it starts to feel like I’m making it up.
Hopefully I’ll catch it before I ever get there, right? But right now, it feels like we just started, so I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. But I do plan on expanding—to take six months or a year to myself and do some great films. Music’s always there.” Before that happens, Apple has also revealed plans to give the Toronto icon his own platform for movies and television series.
It’s unclear if this will tie into the roll-out of Apple Music or the pending announcement of their long-awaited streaming service. VP of media apps and content at Apple Music, Robert Kondrk went to say, “Drake almost single-handedly helped us become culturally relevant from the day we launched.” With this type of praise internally, we’re assuming the OVO member basically has a blank check to help curate and develop projects on the subscription service.
Look for more details early next year regarding this major move.