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Drake "Jungle" Short Film

‘Emotion’ is one of the key words, if not the principal word, that permeates rhetoric surrounding

‘Emotion’ is one of the key words, if not the principal word, that permeates rhetoric surrounding Drake. Indeed, the Canadian artist has a way of presenting himself that seems unguarded and somewhat vulnerable – a kinda jarring idea in mainstream hip-hop, if you would call his practice such. The artist’s new short film, “Jungle,” is an extension of that vulnerability leading up to Drake’s Views from the 6 LP, which is slated to drop sometime this year, although it also somehow rectifies his insecurities. Perhaps “Jungle” isn’t so much focused on the music as does inform it; it’s a spectrum of fleeting moments from Drake’s life past and present. Of particular note though, Drake previews an ostensibly forthcoming track a little past the 5 minute mark. The artist here plays both the audience and the spectacle, a balance that the viewer feels while watching, rather viscerally, we might add. Directed by Karim Huu Do, save some time today to enjoy the video piece above.

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