“Upstairs I got Xans in an Advil bottle, I don’t take them shits/But you do, so I got ‘em for you”
While telling poignant stories of drug use is common throughout hip-hop, it would be Drake who declares he’s not into Xanax…but still keeps it on tap for his significant other. The man is known for his pursuits for love, after all.
“When you see your enemy somewhere in the club and you realize/He just not in a position to reciprocate your energy”
Before the release of Nothing Was The Same, Drake and his crew infamously engaged in a brawl with Chris Brown at a New York club over their love for Rihanna. The fight resulted in mass amounts of media coverage, but it could have had an influence on these bars as well. We could definitely see Drake embracing his Zen side instead of engaging in a long-running beef.
“Aunty Doe, tell ‘em I deserve a mazel tov/I’m rappin’ like a Shepherd with the muzzle off”
If there’s one rapper who would not only write “mazel tov” into a song, but also make it comfortably fit into his bars without question, its Drake.
“Bitch you better have my money/When I come for that shit like O.D.B”
There are certain lines in hip-hop that shouldn’t be crossed. One of those is attempting to put yourself in the same conversation as any member of Wu-Tang Clan (a lesson Action Bronson unfortunately learned this week). Drake doesn’t exactly confine himself to typical conventions within the rap scene, though, so we can definitely picture him green-lighting this line while his crew held their heads in shame.
“Way up, I feel blessed”
For all intensive purposes, Drake had to write the hook for this Big Sean joint. If he didn’t, then he would have to face the wrath and disappointment of a certain super-fan.