Drake releases short film 'Jungle' and teases new songs
Few people love their hometowns more than Drake.
In fact, the rapper loves Toronto so much that, in the early hours of Thursday morning, he dropped a 15-minute short film as an ode.
Jungle, directed by Karim Huu Do, starts off with Drizzy being driven through the Los Angeles hills and examining the skyline, saying, “The whole energy out here is just changing, you know. It’s just getting dark, man, quick. … I’m just more worried about myself, you know? I just gotta come home.”
There’s a snippet of two new songs, the first about six minutes in. “I was running through the 6 with my woes,” Drake belts before giving way to a cool beat with a DJ Mustard-esque bass synth riding underneath. Around 13:40, a slow jam is teased, crooning “These days, I’m letting God handle all things above me. The things that I can’t change are the reasons you love me.”
There are a handful of Drakes we get in this video, thanks to home movies. We get a “young snow-fighting” Drake. We get a “make it rain” Drake. We get a singing and “rap along with the Fugees” preteen Drake.
For any Aubrey fan, it’s a must-see, especially as a potential prelude to his long-awaited mixtape.