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Drake taking time off from music, announces resurrection of Top Boy for Netflix

By | Published on Thursday 9 November 2017


Drake is planning to take a little time off from the music industry to focus on film and TV projects – starting with a revival of the Kano and Asher D-starring former Channel 4 series ‘Top Boy’ for Netflix.

As for his musical career, it’s not over at all, just on hold for a short time. He says inĀ a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter: “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”.

Back on East London-based gang drama ‘Top Boy’, Drake explains that he first saw the show on YouTube several years ago. “That human element drew me in”, he says. “I started just looking them up. Like, who are these people? Are these actors I should know? Are they just famous over there? I remember I hit Future, and I was just like, ‘This show is incredible'”.

That passion for the show has resulted in him convincing Netflix to resurrect it, with the streaming video platform announcing yesterday that series three will be available in 2019. The original creative team will also return.