Drake’s Homecoming: the Lost Footage

Photo of ticket stubs for the documentary Drake Homecoming: the Lost Footage

Anything Drake touches seems to turn to gold and will the same affect happen with his unofficial documentary called “Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage?” Content of the documentary was taken from footage at one of Drake’s first concerts back in 2009 at the Toronto Sound Academy.  The documentary was a one-night only event, being held on Wednesday, March 18 and was being screened at various Cineplex cinemas throughout Canada. Ten years ago the Drake we know today was an above average Torontonian kid just kicking it and trying to follow his dreams. Fast forward less than a decade later, and Drake has reached international stardom success and makes more money than we will ever know what to do with. Me, being an outwardly big Drake fan, certainly cleared my calendar to ensure that I could catch a screening of this movie. I last saw Drake in concert when he was in Ottawa.

Photo of Drake wearing a black shirt and baseball cap taken from Billboard.com
Photo obtained from Billboard.com.

Homecoming is considered an unofficial Drake documentary, as Drake and his OVO brand claims to have had nothing to do with it. Drake went as far to tweet on March 16, “The Drake Homecoming film is not something OVO or Drake have any part in. I feel it is my responsibility to inform and protect my fans.” So how could an unauthorized movie about one of the biggest stars still make it to the big screen? Back in 2009 when Drake was just a youngin’ emerging on the scene, he signed a contract with concert promoters, Serious Entertainment. Part of that agreement included rights to film footage, a $15000 cash fee and royalties (information obtained from hiphopdx.com). Back in 2009 days, $15000 was probably a whole lot of money to the rapper. Nowadays, $15000 is probably considered pocket change to him. Reports from hiphopdx.com claim that Drake had multiple opportunities to repossess the film footage, but always declined.

Photo of ticket stubs for the documentary Drake Homecoming: the Lost Footage
Tickets to the one-night showing of Drake Homecoming.

What I learned from  Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage:

  • Supposedly L’il Wayne didn’t like what he first heard from Drake
  • Drake really loves Toronto (Toronto loves Drake back too!)
  • There were a lot of Blackberries back in 2009, and Drake was in love with his (apparently because of the keyboard)
  • Drake really likes women
  • The word “baby” is probably one of the most overly used words in Drake’s vocabulary

What’s next for Drake in regards to the documentary? Well, it does look like he may be facing a lawsuit worth $15 million (that is a hell of a lot more than $15000) by the producers of the documentary. I wonder if Drake’s Homecoming: the Lost Footage will have any future screenings or if it will be available on Netflix soon?

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