Never let it be said that Drake forgot his roots. The Canadian actor/rapper/singer returned to acting in the most hilarious/ridiculous/Drake-ish way: In a cameo in a YouTube comedy sketch that parodies Canadian roadman lingo. For anyone who ever wondered why Drake borrows so many West Indian/Jamaican and British slang terms, 4YallEntertainment’s “T-Dot Goon Scrap DVD 2” will explain a lot.
The sequel to a previous, equally hilarious “T-Dot Goon Scrap DVD” sketch, the premise is simple: A phony advertisement that parodies early-00s “hood fight” DVDs that used to pop up periodically at local bodegas, swap meets, and anywhere illicit or bootleg goods might be sold. The characters use a variety of Canadian Yardie slang, which is translated into perfect, formal English in subtitles for maximum comedic effect, while fighting over frivolous reasons such as “drinking the last Coke” and “taking a turn on the game out of order.” Drake pops up at the end to provide a celebrity endorsement, but insults his hosts with a less-than-favorable review that has him dishing out a “tree (3) out of tree (3),” and getting into a heated debate with host Tyco.
4YallEntertainment consists of brothers Jae and Trey Richards, and the original “T-Dot Goon Scrap DVD” sketch was sampled on Drake’s “Madiba Riddim” from More Life. The brothers come from Brampton in southern Ontario, Canada.
Drake posted up a pic of himself with the brothers on his Instagram to help promote the clip:
“Obbbbbbbbbbbviously these lighty dons had to link up for T-DOT GOON SCRAP DVD 2 🇨🇦🔥😤,” he wrote. “Go pree dat if ur not waste.” Check out the clip up top.