‘The show needed to come back’: how Drake rescued the druglords of Top Boy

It was Britains answer to The Wire. But the gang drama was dead until the rapper stepped in and pitched it to Netflix. Its stars and writer talk grime, gentrification and Boris Johnsons Britain I told them I was on my way out to meet some singer called Drake, says writer Drake was a fan of Top Boy, Bennetts Channel 4 drama about the lives of drug dealers and residents on a fictional Hackney estate called Summerhouse. He had been recommended it while on tour and loved it so much, he began posting stills from the show on Instagram with clumsy attempts at London slang (real bod man). When he found out it had been cancelled, he decided to bring …

Letterman Confronts Kanye: Supporting Trump Hurts People

Oh God, Im scared, David Letterman says. Hes pacing backstage before his interview kicked off with President Barack Obama, but Letterman seems genuinely more nervous about sitting down with Kanye. The hour-long conversation that followsthis episode and four others all start streaming next Friday, May 31is not only one of the best interviews Letterman has ever conducted, its also one of the most coherent and engaging interviews Kanye has ever given, even if it does go off the rails at times. Over the course of the episode, the two men cover many subjects including music, fashion and Kanyes relationships with his mother, who passed more than a decade ago, and his father, who is still alive. Throughout the episode, Kim …