Drake’s new album Views is here, and it’s packed with lyrical references to Cheesecake Factory, the internet, and of course his emotions. Here, EW rounded up our 10 favorite lyrics that prove Drake is currently peak-Drake.
“I turn the six upside down, it’s a nine now.” (“9”)
Wondering what summer 2016’s most popular Instagram caption will be? Look no further. Drizzy’s love for his hometown continues to be a theme but he’s done running through it — and now he wants you to look at what he’s done to it. (Flipped it, on it’s head.)
“You toyin’ with it like a Happy Meal.” (“U With Me?”)
The list of rappers who can use a McDonalds reference for sexual innuendo and have it work is exactly one. It ends here.
“There’s more to life than sleeping in and getting high with you.” (“Feel No Ways”)
Call yourself an Uber, Drake’s got somewhere to be.
“I don’t run out of material/You shouldn’t speak on me, period You try to give ’em your side of the story/They heard it, but they weren’t hearing it.” (“Hype”)
Hype-men need not apply, Drake can handle the pump-up all on his own. What else does he handle well? Beating a dead horse. If you thought that Meek Mill beef was going away anytime soon, well, here we are beefing.
“You cannot be right here next to me/Don’t you see Riri right next to me?” (“Hype”)
Let the shipping continue.
“Why would I tell you I’m 30 away if I’m not on the way?” (“Redemption”)
Idk, Drake, because the rest of us do that constantly?
“Let’s do the things that we say on text/I want to get straight to the climax Have you coming all summer like a season pass.”” (“Faithful”)
Drake owns a cell phone — as he is so apt to remind. And as you might have suspected, it goes down in the DM.
“Got so many chains they call me Chaining Tatum.” (“Pop Style”)
“Why you gotta fight with me at Cheesecake? You know I love to go there.” (“Childs Play”)
Take his wifi password if you must, but do not rob the man of Cheesecake Factory. He continues his preaching in the parking lot, “This a place for families that drive Camrys and go to Disney/They don’t need to know all of our business.”
“You feel the pressure man I know the pressure/And my wifey is a SPICE like I’m David Beckham.” (“Views”)
Who is Drake’s wifey? The women in his tunes are far harder to identify than the men he spars with — ahem, Mr. Mill? Yes, we’re still talking about you — but we know she is, most likely, very famous. As he says on the same track, “My exes made some of my favorite music/I dated women from my favorite movies.” Alas, we may all love Cheesecake, but we can’t all be Drake.