11. Drake’s coming for the senior citizen fan base! “My mother is 66 and her favorite line to hit me with is, ‘Who the fuck wants to be 70 and alone?’” Amazing.
12. Wu-Tang Clan casts a curious shadow throughout the album. From name drops of Cappadonna (“Tuscan Leather”) and ODB (“Worst Behaviour”), spitting Rae lines on the troll-titled “Wu-Tang Forever” to sampling “C.R.E.A.M.” for a Jay-Z collabo. No wonder 40 and Drake requested a Shaolin remix.
13. Drake completely swipes Migos’ “Versace” flow on “The Language.” But more importantly, does this track contain thinly veiled shade aimed at a certain good kid from the wild wild West Coast? “I don't know why they been lying/but yo' shit is not that inspiring/Bank account statements just look like I'm ready for early retirement.”
14. This album merits the C-word—not classic, but circumstantial. Dude's songs can be relevant at any given time because you find yourself in them.
15. Initially it seemed like Drake is rapping for the crown but he believes he already has it (see: “Paris Morton Music”). It’s early, but he’s competing for legacy position. And he’s carving a far different road map to get there. Don’t know where there is though, to be honest. Can you ever be better than the best rapper when you don’t only rap?