Drake delivers his life in rhyme like few MCs ever have, and now the up-and-coming MC is set to pull the curtain back even further in “Drake: Better Than Good Enough,” a documentary chronicling the hip-hop wunderkind’s rise to fame. The program is set to air Wednesday, June 23, at 10 p.m. exclusively on MTV.
“I have always been hesitant to share the details of my life with the world, but for the first time I am comfortable and confident that you will love this story,” Drake said of “Better Than Good Enough.”
Cameras have been following the So Far Gone star since he kicked off his Away From Home Tour earlier this year. “Better Than Good Enough” also features Drake and his October’s Very Own team working hard to finish Thank Me Later, his highly anticipated debut album — which was released Tuesday (June 15) — and at times it finds the young rapper struggling in intimate moments where he shares the details of his ever-changing life.
We see Drake opening up about his relationship with his mother, a constant presence in his life whose love he says is unconditional; we see him admonishing his staff after a poor performance in Atlanta; and we see him feverishly working to record last-minute vocals in time for his album’s deadline.
“I’m juggling my album, my reputation as a performer, my health and my sanity,” Drake says in a clip available exclusively on MTVNews.com. “It escapes me a lot of times, how I’m even still going and how I’m gonna show up in Kansas City after working all night. It’s nonstop — you think you’re getting sleep but the sleep you’re getting isn’t really real, ’cause you’re so exhausted you’re catching up to tired.
“My mom is sick,” he adds. “So that scares me a lot. She’s been the most supportive person I’ve ever had in my life — the only person that loves me unconditionally, really. I know a lot of people love me and I love a lot of people. But to love somebody unconditionally is different.”
“Drake is a gifted artist whose authenticity is resonating with our audience,” said Dave Sirulnick, EVP, MTV Multiplatform, News & Music, and also an executive producer for the project. “We are thrilled that he allowed MTV the exclusive opportunity to document such an important and personal time in his life.” @radical.media is the production company for “Drake: Better Than Good Enough.” Justin Wilkes is producer; Michael John Warren is director.
Leading up to the premiere of “Better Than Good Enough,” MTV News will bring you exclusive previews and deleted scenes from the project, so stay tuned!
Don’t miss “Drake: Better Than Good Enough,” airing Wednesday, June 23, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV!