20 of the Best Lyrics From Drake’s ‘More Life’ Playlist
After keeping the hip-hop world on its toes for much of March, Drake has finally unleashed his latest project, More Life, one of the most anticipated rap releases of 2017. Coming nearly a year after his fifth studio album, VIEWS, More Life, which has been billed as a playlist as opposed to an album, serves as a victory lap for rap’s leading man of the moment. The project finds Drizzy playing up to his strengths and charting old territory in a refreshing manner.
Early leaks like “Fake Love” would be indicative of what Drake had in store on this outing, but are only the tip of what More Life has to offer. “Sneak Dissin'” and “Two Birds One Stone,” both of which are spiteful in nature and sees him throwing down the gauntlet against the opposition may not have made the final tracklist, but those sentiments are conveyed throughout. Among those in his cross-hairs are rivals Meek Mill, who Drizzy has waged a cold war with over much of the past two years, and Tory Lanez, his Toronto counterpart with whom he’s also found himself at odds with.
While selections like “Lose You” and “Can’t Have Everything” are aimed directly at them, Drake is more concerned with moving the crowd than settling old scores on More Life. “Passionfruit,” “Get It Together” and “Madiba Riddim” pick up where VIEWS left off — they’re among the more adventurous offerings on the playlist. Drizzy also uses More Life as an opportunity to collaborate with some of the biggest names in rap, R&B and grime, enlisting Kanye West, Young Thug, Quavo, Travis Scott, Sampha, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Giggs and Skepta, among others, to add their own distinct flavor to the proceedings.
After diving deep into Drake’s latest body of work, we’ve compiled 20 of the best lyrics from More Life that are sure to capture your attention.
“No Long Talk”
“If man child play it, then we Chucky somethin’/If man start throwin’, then we’re chuckin’ somethin’/I’m on the best side, got the TEC lined/In the whip, on the left side, on a death ride/MAC-10 and the spesh flies, and the TEC slide/Nutty shit like somethin’ just climbed out the X-Files” – Giggs
“God knows it/Your mind impure, soul I possess, he knows it/Anointed and protected, I was chosen/My heart is way too frozen to get broken” – Drake
“Don’t switch on me, I got big plans/We need to fall off to the islands and get you gold, no spray tans/I need you to stop runnin’ back to your ex, he’s a wasteman/I wanna know, how come we can never slash and stay friends?/I’m blem for real, I might just say how I feel” – Drake
“I gotta do mansion ’cause I outgrew condo/Got a new Maybach, she wanna fuck on the drive home/Yeah, met her once and I got through/I’m never washed, but I’m not new/I know I said top five, but I’m top two/And I’m not two and I got one/Thought you had one, but it’s not one, nigga, nah” – Drake
“You don’t know me, you better get to know me/Stand up tall, right next to Kobe/A young G, I had the weapon on me/Slice up work like pepperoni/The police still arrest the homies/No statement, no testimony/Spit in your face with extra bogey/It’s my time, I don’t flex a Rollie” – Skepta
“On cloud 9, a man’s extra cosy (greaze)/I might switch it up and direct a movie/Pussyholes tried to execute me/Died and came back as Fela Kuti/Don’t phone me, send a text to Julie/OVO, man’s so unruly/South by, ride out, no Suzuki/Got the Austin Powers, a man’s extra groovy” – Skepta
“Quavo, young nigga, I invented you/Ike Turner with the left hand, Griselda Blanco with the trap moves/Gangland with the right hand, Undertaker with the tattoos/Never listen to the class rules/Switch it up would be the last move” – Quavo
“The way that she servin’ that cake, I gotta sit back and digest/I guess, fuck the fuck-shit, I’m biased/I mix, double the cup when I’m stressed/Got my momma out the basement/That’s a different type of face lift
Free Max B out the bracelets/Don’t hit us askin’ what the wave is” – Travis Scott
“2 Chainz, I’m a real one, few shows, that’s a mil run/When she bust it down, I said, ‘Thanks for givin’ to me,’ like a pilgrim/Cold world’ll be chillin’/Earmuffs on the children/Used to trap out the Hilton” – 2 Chainz
“I was stealin’ from a bitch, back when I was 21/My favorite gun was a SIG, 20 in the clip, head one/Growin’ up, I was a runnin’ back/You never made me ran once/I got shot, sweat started runnin’/That shit was red like Hunt” – Young Thug
“Fingers all itchin’, twitchin’, lookin’ all jerky/Whippin’ that white girl, cookin’ that Cersei/I’m just pushin’ that dark shit, pushin’ that charcoal/Now this is that big bad, this is Gustavo/Look at them jokers, look at that arsehole/Man are gettin’ bread now, this is that hard dough” – Giggs
“No hard feelings, but I’ll still get you spun/Went and got diplomas, and we still goin’ dumb/Please never label niggas who lay down for a livin’/My competition, it’s beyond offensive/I’m in it for the glory, not the honor mention/Not tryna be fourth and inches, I’m tryna go the distance” – Drake
“Way less support from my peers in recent years as I get established/Unforgivin’ times, but fuck it, I manage/Why is my struggle different than others’?/Only child that’s takin’ care of his mother as health worsens and bills double/That’s not respectable all of a sudden?/I don’t get a pat on the back for the come up?” – Drake
“All you did was write the book on garbage-ass Rollies/Ego strokin’, picture postin’/Claimin’ that you’d do it for motivational purposes only/But you just had to show me/See, I know, ’cause I study you closely/I know when someone lyin’/I notice people standin’ for nothin’ and gettin’ tired” – Drake
“Can’t Have Everything”
“On a yacht, me and all the dogs actin’ like some dogs/We evolved, used to think vacation meant Niagara Falls/Swear to God, shout to Buffalo, never duckin’ low/I don’t stop, man, I’m stuck on go, always hug the row/Fuck a opp, make his body roll, yeah, a lot of those/Started out doin’ college shows, Calipari flow” – Drake
“Can’t Have Everything”
“Finally got my mind in a free state/Niggas tried to serve me up a cheesesteak, I gave them back a clean plate/Same niggas preein’, ’cause they hate to see the team straight/Same niggas beakin’ always duckin’ my release date/That’s when the phone starts ringin’, like, ‘Are we straight?’/Two-faced nigga back around with the three face/Damn, oh, triple double, Russ face” – Drake
“Can’t Have Everything”
“Y’all really think you niggas teamin’ up and scarin’ us/Y’all niggas is arrogant, y’all sleep at the Sheraton/All that shit embarrassin’/Tell your big homie I’m all for goin’ there again/He ain’t even die and I ball with his inheritance/All that’s in my account at the Bank of America” – Drake
“Do Not Disturb”
“Last table left in Carbone, callin’ plays on a rotary phone/I take a glass, it don’t mean, nah, don’t go with me home/Might move our annual shit to the ‘Dome/I need 40,000 people to see what I’m on/Yeah, ducked a lot of spiteful moves/I was an angry youth when I was writin’ Views/Saw a side of myself that I just never knew/I’ll probably self-destruct if I ever lose, but I never do” – Drake
“Do Not Disturb”
“7 a.m. in Germany, can’t believe that they heard of me/Last verse that I gotta do is always like surgery/Always tryin’ to let go of anything that’ll burden me/That’s the reason you can feel the tension and the urgency/Last chance I get to make sure that you take it personally/Take this shit to heart, it’s always executed perfectly/If we do a song it’s like takin’ my kids to work with me” – Drake
“Do Not Disturb”
“I want to see my dog, but his grandmother’s his surety/He can’t even dip out to see me in an emergency/My life is set around competition and currency/Takin’ summer off, ’cause they tell me I need recovery/Maybe gettin’ back to my regular life will humble me/I’ll be back in 2018 to give you the summary/More Life – Drake