Drake on Gun Violence Drama 'Monsters and Men': 'I'm Excited & Honored to Be a Part of Such an Important Film'

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Drake arrives to the NBA Awards at Basketball City on June 26, 2017 in New York.

Drake is heading back to the screen, but it's no Degrassi this time around. The rapper executive produced the upcoming drama Monsters and Men, which sheds light on police brutality and gun violence. 

"I’m excited and honored to be a part of such an important film," Drake wrote on Twitter one day ahead of the film's theater release. "I can’t wait for everyone to experience it."

The film, about a community response after a black man is shot dead by police in Brooklyn, is out Sept. 28. Drake recently appeared at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote and introduce the drama.