Happy Birthday Drake! 20 Caption-Worthy Drake Lyrics

Happy Birthday Drake!
The former wheelchair-bound, emo-thug rapper, Aubrey Drake Graham, celebrates his 28th birthday today (Oct 24) and what are we giving him? His own lyrics. Twenty of them to be exact, that we like and you obvious love since we've seen them on your Instagram page accompanied by your selfie.
We're going from his mixtape to one of his Minaj collaborations and everything thereafter. Drizzy Baby, we celebrate your life with your lyrics. Happy birthday and mazel tov, brother.
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“She gon' be upset if she keep scrollin' to the left, dawg. She gon' see some shit that she don't wanna see; she ain't ready for it. If I ain't the greatest then I'm headed for it.” – 0 to 100
Drake warned the women and yet, girlfriends everywhere still think it's best to pick up their boyfriend's phone and go searching for things they don't want to find. Drake, you so wise.
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“Yeah, bills everywhere. Trill everythin'. And Drake just stands for Do Right And Kill Everything.” — Miss Me
We did it as children and here the man of the hour goes, making acronyms of his name like the big kid he is. I can't front, it was dope.
“I'm the fuckin' man, y'all don't get it, do ya?
Type of money, everybody acting like they knew ya.
Go Uptown, New York City, bitch
Them Spanish girls love me like I'm Aventura.” – The Motto
Do you know how many times that last line was said wrong? I won't call 'em out but I've seen more than several Instagram captions that read, "them spanish girls love me like I'm on Twitter." Tweet more Drake, please?
“And really, I think I like who I'm becoming.
There's times when I might do it just to do it like it's nothing.” – Crew Love
Drake has seen the light and is living like we all should 'cause YOL... yeah.
“I am so far gone, bitch, I'm outta here.
Hotter than standing inside rocking outwear.
I want it all man, I never learned how to share.
I also can no longer converse with you thousandaires.” – King Leon
Well, excuse me Drake. Great social media caption for when your income tax return comes in and you're feeling yourself.
“Kush rolled, glass full, I prefer the better things.
Niggas with no money act like money isn't everything.
I'm having a good time, they just trying to ruin it.
Shout out to the fact I'm the youngest n*gga doing it.” – Up All Night
In 2014, I still see this track quoted on my feed every other Friday and Saturday night. Drake checks the broke folks and reminds us to not kill his vibe (Kendrick reference necessary.)
“I sip the Pora and listen to Cappadonna
The Fresh Prince, just had dinner with Tatiana.
All these 90's fantasies on my mind.
The difference is that with mine, they all come true in due time.” – Tuscan Leather
We thought Aubrey just had a thing for Aaliyah. Watch out Ms. Ali. He also shows love to fellow Wu-Tang member. Love for everyone.
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“And I be hearing the shit you say through the grapevine
But jealously is just love and hate at the same time
Yeah, it's been that way from the beginning
I just been playing, I ain't even notice I was winning.” – Over My Dead Body
Just because he's on the pedestal Drake doesn't mean he isn't talked about. Aubrey flosses his confidence, giving us thousands of IG captions around the world from people who feel the same way.
“Leader of the new school, it's proven and it's known
I'm sitting in a chair, but in the future it's a throne
I know you like to worry, it'll be better if you don't.” – The Calm
Drake gives us a low-key church sermon and he don't even know it. They say "speak your wishes into existence" and the rapper does just that, predicting where he'll be years later. By the looks of it, he was right.
“I just take my time with all this shit.
I still believe in that.
I had someone tell me I fell off
Oo, I needed that.” – Headlines
Aubrey flips the negativity off and doesn't feel a thing when people want to discourage him. Teach us your ways Drake.
“I just wish he knew how much it really weighed like Dwayne
It's a weight that's on my chest, whoever spotting me is playing.
So I'm lifting all alone, trying not to get a strain.” – The Calm
Aubrey got fancy (no pun intended) with his wordplay here and we loved it.
“It's Heartbreak Drake, I hate to see him so sad
I can son you, see a little me in your dad
I'm the same yellow boy that used to play up on Degrassi
Can pocket 20 thousand to be anywhere they ask me
Cash like Johnny, Banks like Ashley” – Ransom
Oh, nostalgia. Drake takes us back to Teen Nick on Friday nights and Tatyana Ali references from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
“Riding round city, plastic cup of Henny
Find a n*gga like me, truth be told, I don't know many.” – Made Men
This is for that selfie that took twenty minutes to take because you needed to find the right lighting and follow up with the correct filter. Men everywhere use this line when snapping pics in South Beach or before heading out with the boys for the night. I guess.
“Don't get impatient when it takes too long
Drink it all, even it tastes too strong
I got to feel alive, even if it kills me” – Light Up
Instagram and liquor – it goes hand in hand. This great college-life quote reminds us that sometimes a drink is all you really need. Thanks, Drake

“Long as the outcome is income
You know I want it all and then some
Shout out to Asian girls, let the lights dim some” – Over My Dead Body
Drake gets crazy with his lyrics here and shows love to his international fans overseas but what stands out is the first line. Yes, Drizzy, that's why we all do it.

“Seems like yesterday that I was up and coming
Still so young that I ain't had enough of nothing.“ – We'll Be Fine
For your #throwbackThursday and #flashbackFriday days. I've seen it...

“Yeah, never thought of suicide, I'm too alive
But I still treat it like its do or die.
Even though dying isn't in the plans
But neither was making it and here I am.” – We'll Be Fine
Instagram captions for when we've realized how far we've come. #Growth
"They love it when you smile unaware that it's a strain
It's a curse you gotta love with when you born to entertain.” – The Calm
Drake was giving us sadness from his mixtape days and social media users still use it – especially on Mondays when it's time to go back to work.
“I reached the point where don't shit matter to me, n*gga.
I reached heights that Dwight Howard couldn't reach, n*gga.
Prince Akeem, they throw flowers at my feet, n*gga” – Tuscan Leather
For when people claim, "you act like you're the sh*t", tell them why yes, yes, I am. Drake reminds us of his greatness with the classic Coming to America reference.
“Yeah, Tom Ford Tuscan Leather smellin' like a brick.
Degenerates, but even Ellen love our shit.
Rich enough that I don't have to tell 'em that I'm rich.
Self-explanatory, you just here to spread the story, wassup.” – Tuscan Leather
Who doesn't love Ellen? We do and so does Drake making it a match made in heaven with lyricism.



“Cause success, we never had it
Many came close but never managed to grab it.” – Black Magic
Instagram quotes for the days we're feeling bad.
“Killing all these rappers, you would swear I had a hit list.
Everyone who doubted me is asking for forgiveness.
If you ain't been a part of it, at least you got to witness.” – Forever
The rap version of that, "if you were absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success" quote. Dope.

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