Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage – Film Review

Drake's Homecoming: The Lost Footage - Film Review


The badly shot, terribly edited film of a sloppy Drake concert from 2009

This concert film is being shown in cinemas for one night only (March 19) and even that is one too many. Calling the footage “lost” suggests we’re lucky it’s been found, but it’s badly shot, terribly edited and Drake’s performance – in Toronto, after his breakthrough mixtape ‘So Far Gone’ came out in 2009 – is sloppy. Houston’s Rap-A-Lot Records are behind the film, and they’ve long been beefing with Drake’s people over his early career, claiming a verbal agreement was broken that would otherwise have meant Rap-A-Lot getting a share of the profits from Drake’s career. The footage is spliced with three talking heads, none of whom are Drake and all of whom are connected to Rap-A-Lot. Cash-in, much?

Review by Phil Hebblethwaite