Drake is on that first edition book hunting life.
Drake is known primarily for his exploits in the music industry, taking over the decade and becoming arguably the most successful artist of the 2010's. However, despite all of his success with albums like Views and More Life, the Canadian-born rapper is not pigeonholing himself in that one specific sector of the entertainment business - in fact, he's taking some time off of music to focus on some projects in the world of television and film.
As we reported earlier today, Drake is going to be one of the executive producers for the revival of the series Top Boy, a British program that focused on gang violence and the repercussions that stem from it in Britain. It's a much-loved cult favorite that he and LeBron James' production company are going to be bringing back to Netflix in the early stages of 2019. He also has plans to develop content with Anonymous Content, the production house behind Spotlight and Mr. Robot, film studio A24 and Apple. With the greenlight to basically produce whatever he chooses, you'd think that Drake is mighty excited these days, but that excitement pales in comparison to the emotions he feels when discussing his love for Harry Potter.
In his cover story interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Drake professed a love for the boy wizard that is deeply rooted in all seven of the world-famous books. In fact, he's apparently on the lookout for a first edition copy of the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. There happens to be one on the market, with a price tag of $160,000 attached to it. "I should get it," he told the interviewer. "My birthday's coming up. Maybe I'll buy it for myself as a treat." Though some fans might feel the need to clown him over his obsession with a book series that was written mostly kids, his self-deprecating streak runs too deep for any of those words to stick.
Later on in the piece, the interviewer asked Drake about a neon art piece that he has in his Toronto pad that says "Less Drake, More Tupac." "I love it," he said of the purchase that cost him $6,000. "I mean, people are entitled to their opinion, but this opinion, I'd just rather it be here than anywhere else." He may not have the hardest-seeming persona in the rap game, but judging by all the Hollywood interest he's managed to generate, he's certainly one of the hardest working.