Hip Hop Beats: Drake, Ludacris & More!
DRAKE TALKS REVIVING BRITISH DRAMA' TOP BOY': Drake has opened up about the role he played in the British crime drama, Top Boy, making its way to Netflix. During an interview with HeyUGuys, he explained, "Well, I was watching it on YouTube. I became really attached to the characters. I think there's a lot of parallels between Toronto and London, obviously we don't have the same accent but we speak the same. It reminded me of people I grew up with and guys that I know and situations that I've witnessed. So I really just felt super connected right away, but then it disappeared on me." The Toronto rapper went on to say, "I brought it up to my brother, my manager...my partner in crime. I said, 'Yo we should try and bring this back, I think the entire U.K. would appreciate it. At first it was kind of like just for me, I was like, 'Oh I need this back.' But then I realized how much it meant to so many people." Top Boy was originally canceled after its second season. Drizzy is now an executive producer for the series.
LUDACRIS DONATES $100K TO HURRICANE RELIEF IN THE BAHAMAS: Ludacris has pledged to donate $100,000 to Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas. According to Hollywood Unlocked, Luda's donation will come from the money made at his annual Labor Day weekend event, LudaDay weekend.
RAPSODY AND VIC MENSA TO HELP MENTOR CHICAGO YOUTH: According to Complex, Rapsody and Vic Mensa are helping to mentor Chicago youth. The rappers supported the Better Boys Foundation Family Services on Wednesday (September 4th) as part of the NFL and Roc Nation's Inspire Change program. Mensa and Rapsody were joined by NFL Hall of Famers Aeneas Williams, Orlando Pace, and John Randle, as well as NFL Chief Operating Officer Maryann Turcke, Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx, the First Lady of Chicago Amy Eshleman, and Chicago police officers from the 10th District, among others. The program provides after-school programs for the youth in the North Lawndale community.