Toronto spoken-word artist Mustafa the Poet has created a short film about gun violence in his hometown.
“Remember Me, Toronto” deals with the subject through a collection of interviews with rappers from around the city, including none other than Drake.
“I had a conversation with Drake about how much violence there is in the city, and I realized when we pass away, people don’t remember us in the way that we should be remembered,” Mustafa told Complex in an interview about the film. “And I realized that while we’re still here, it’s important to account for that memory.”
In the film, Drake says, “I’d like to remember the friends I lost as great teachers.”
The rapper also talks about people often not knowing how various beefs between people started. “It’s just: ‘I’m conditioned to hate this area or this group of people,'” Drake explains.