Long before Drake's befuddling short film "Jungle," with its custom Canada Goose jackets and impeccable production quality, there was just Aubrey, his former best friend Mazin Elsadig, and a young OB O'Brien. It was 2008—So Far Gone was a year away, and Jimmy was still on Degrassi—when the three starred in a hilariously bad 14-minute short called "Us & Them," complete with Lil Boosie ringtones, the "Crank That" dance, and cameos from Uncle Steve, Drake's grandma, and the now-famous Acura. The production company behind "Us & Them," By Any Means Necessary, went on to do the music videos for "Marvin's Room," "Headlines" and "Motto," but this might be their most special work, simply for bringing us this:
A trailer, embedded below, suggests that "Us & Them" was a pilot for a TV show—Entourage meets Trailer Park Boys? The inclusion of Drake's "Overdose on Life" on the soundtrack suggests his music career took off before that could become a reality. Pity.