Drake to Star in British Drama “Top Boy”

Drake’s relationship with the British underground scene has been a very fruitful one for not only himself but for many of the U.K. grime artists he’s worked with such as Skepta, among many others. Now, he’s pushing further with the news that he’s recently bought the rights to the London-based drama, “Top Boy.”

Drake to Star in British Drama "Top Boy"

The Toronto rapper not only intends to own the show but to also play a starring role. Being a longtime fan of Top Boy, he expressed his love as a fan for the hit series over the years with various shout outs in raps like “Know Yourself”, and even tweeted about it before, saying “@AshleyWalters82 is too incredible!! Everybody on Top Boy gives such incredible performances. That show is just too good.”

He purchased the show after it was dropped by Channel 4 and was picked up by Netflix.

Drake to Star in British Drama "Top Boy"

Ashley Walters, who plays Dushane on the show tells The Daily Mirror that the producers intend on making him a “significant” character.

“We met up to start talking about the show and we are working out a role for him,” he said. “He loves acting, of course he wanted a part. He’s going to be really hands on and is getting stuck into it.

Drake to Star in British Drama "Top Boy"

The rapper has maintained his acting chops occasionally with various, but memorable Saturday Night Live appearances and his extended music videos and short films such “Hold On We’re Going Home”, “Jungle”, “Please Forgive Me” and several cameos in films like Think Like A Man Too, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and Ice Age: Continental Drift. He has yet to play a significant character in a television show or movie since his “Degrassi” days.


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