News: Drake Cooks Up Post-Rap Plan, "I Want To Do Film & Study Culinary Arts"
Monday, Aug 10, 2009 1:00PM
Rap newcomer Drake has revealed his post- Thank Me Later album debut plans, which include a future in film and food.
Outside of the two albums he plans to drop, Drizzy reportedly is looking outside of music for growth.
"I want to drop this album, then another, and then take a break to do film and study culinary arts," he tells Rolling Stone in the magazine's current issue. Once he masters his skill, the aspiring chef plans to put it to good use. "Then I'm gonna open a restaurant in Toronto. Hopefully my name will hold more weight by then." He should have no problem as he has quickly become the most-buzzed-about hip-hop act of the year. (Rap Up)
He recently made headlines after being named as one of the producers for upcoming an upcoming television series.
Toronto-based the Nightingale Company said Canadian actor and rap artist Aubrey "Drake" Graham ("Degrassi: The Next Generation") is to develop a new comedy series for the indie producer. Mazin Eisadig ("The Line") is set to star in "Us and Them," a sitcom about best buddies -- and polar opposites -- trying to make their way in the entertainment industry. Information on when the show will begin production has not been announced. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Drizzy is also known for ghostwriting for a handful of mainstream artists.
Drake has worked with artists such as Robin Thicke, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz and Little Brother. He has also written songs for Keshia Chante, Bishop Brigante, Dr. Dre and Jazz Cartier. Drake is currently working on his debut album, Thank Me Later. (Hip Hop Update)
Earlier this year, the rapper spoke on his past fame as a television star versus rap celebrity status.
"'Degrassi' is bigger than what I'm doing right now, it really is," he said in an interview. It's bigger than any Drake, Cudi, Wale, you know, up-and-coming rap sh*t. Like I was doing mall tours with 15,000 people [attending] where the fire marshall would come and shut the mall down 'cause there was just too many people in there. I was signing autographs for three, four hours, with a half an hour lunch break and then going back for four more hours. I've been through that crazy phase." (Vibe)
Check out a Drake interview from earlier this summer: