Drake drops new movie

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse -

DRAKE, the Toronto rap­per whose lat­est al­bum Views has topped this year’s charts, fol­lowed his suc­cess on Septem­ber 26 with a film set to the mu­sic. En­ti­tled Please For­give Me, the 21-minute movie was shot in the South African town­ship of Soweto and fea­tures tracks from Views.

Please For­give Me starts with a wealthy man of­fer­ing Drake’s girl­friend, played by Bel­gian ac­tress Fanny Negue­sha, money for the chance to sleep with her. It turns into an ac­tion flick as she and Drake seize the money.

The film also stars Ja­maican dance­hall artist Pop­caan and Bob Na­meng, whose non­profit Soweto Klip­town Youth gives op­por­tu­ni­ties to street chil­dren through arts.

Please For­give Me was di­rected by An­thony Man­dler, best known for film­ing videos by Ri­hanna. In 2013 he led a film of sim­i­lar length by singer Lana Del Rey.

Drake re­leased Please For­give Me ex­clu­sively on Ap­ple Mu­sic, which has a long­stand­ing part­ner­ship with Drake and has fo­cused on orig­i­nal con­tent to win sub­scribers.

Views has been the top-sell­ing al­bum re­leased in 2016 in the United States. On Septem­ber 25 it re­turned to num­ber one on the Bill­board chart, its 13th non-con­sec­u­tive week on top – the longest streak by an al­bum in two years.

De­spite its com­mer­cial suc­cess, Views met a mixed re­cep­tion from crit­ics who be­lieved that Drake – who rose to star­dom on mix­tapes – did not have an over­ar­ch­ing nar­ra­tive to the al­bum.

Well be­fore the film, Drake had de­scribed Views as an ode to his home­town of Toronto. The al­bum has pro­duced a se­ries of hits, notably the vi­ral “Hot­line Bling”.

Drake had ini­tially said he would re­lease Please For­give Me later in the week but with­out ex­pla­na­tion pushed up the date.

Photo: AFP

Canadian rap­per Aubrey Graham, aka Drake, ar­rives for the pre­miere of the movie Get Hard at the TCL Chi­nese Theatre in Hol­ly­wood, Cal­i­for­nia. His new 21-minute movie is set to mu­sic.

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