UPDATED 3:19 p.m. ET: It seems Drake and the Rap-A-Lot crew are not involved with MarQuis Trill's upcoming documentary, Toronto to Houston, after all. Shortly after the film's trailer was released, sources told TMZ that Drizzy, Jas Prince, and James Prince have nothing to do with the project, despite what Trill initially led fans to believe.
Trill responded to TMZ's story via Twitter on Wednesday, writing: "A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record. Documentary has been described as a 'filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition or practice.'"
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Drake’s admiration for certain cities comes from his parents. As a child, he lived with his mother, Sandi Graham, in Toronto and would often spend summers with father Dennis Graham in Memphis. Throughout the years, Drake has also called Houston his second home, mainly because it was pivotal in his early rap career as well as meeting Lil Wayne through Jas Prince for the first time.
Over the weekend, director MarQuis Trill shared a trailer for a new documentary titled Toronto to Houston that will be an origin story on Drake's relationship with H-Town. The video opens with Jas Prince speaking about discovering Drake, then goes through a montage of Drizzy moments—hosting Houston Appreciation Weekend, opening his pop-up strip club the Ballet for the Super Bowl, and performing at Warehouse Live years after touching the stage in front of a much smaller audience.
Drake often references Houston in his songs. “November 18th” is his most famous dedication, but he continued to show love in his album Nothing Was the Same on “From Time,” “305 to My City,” and “Too Much.”
As of now, there’s no release date for Toronto to Houston. It'll come courtesy of Rap-A-Lot.
“People always ask 'How did you get started?' Well one way was filming @Champagnepapi in Houston, TX. Every concert, event, club, or appearance that happened in H-Town, I was there,” says MarQuis, who also noted 2018 marks the fifth year anniversary of HAW. “He credits Houston for the culture and the impact it had on him with launching his career - specifically on May 8, 2009, the show at Warehouse Live. Hope everyone enjoys my artistic documentary.”