Drake as a Child Raps the Fugees in “Jungle” Short

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 02.12.15 in News

A few minutes into Drake‘s new short film “Jungle,” we see a much younger, cuddlier version of himself, wearing glasses, an American flag polo shirt and a small Afro. He’s rapping along with the Fugees’ “Ready or Not”: “If I could rule the world…” It’s a rare exuberant moment in a nearly 15-minute clip, directed by Karim Huu Do, that’s full of moody introspection around the idea of the Nothing Was the Same rapper going home to Toronto. Longtime Drake collaborator Noah “40″ Shebib did the music, which is mostly muted and somber, but does include a snippet of new Drake material: “I was running through the Six,” he bellows  over brash beats at one point; “These days, I’m letting god handle all things above me,” he croons in a more soul-steeped setting over the credits. With rumors abounding of a possible new Drake mixtape, it’s ready or not, indeed.

Watch below.