This past Saturday night, just a few minutes after 2:00 AM rolled around, when you were probably in bed or up to no good, “Headlines,” the first single from Drake’s forthcoming sophomore LP was released online. Without even the slightest warning, Take Care seemed to become a bit closer in reach.
The melodic ode to being on top comes as a shift from his last few releases such as “Marvin’s Room” and “Trust Issues,” both of which embody darker sounds and heavier subject matter. As you sing along to this undeniably catchy hook, take in these five things we found between the lines.
1. Drake knows he’s winning, plain and simple.
Why: “I might be too strung out on compliments/overdosed on confidence”
“The realest on the rise/fuck them other guys”
2. He has no problem rehashing old rap hooks.
Why: See Shawty Lo’s “They Know.”
3. Money is still a big deal.
Why: “Drizzy got the money so Drizzy gon pay it”
“Money over everything/ money on my mind”
“Me, myself and all my millions.”
4. Drake likes to rap about his odd table manners.
Why: “Tuck my napkin in my shirt cuz im just mobbing like that”
5. There’s one line that will be quoted as a “diss” to some unsuspecting rapper.
Why: “Soap opera rappers/All these niggas sound like “All My Children”
Deeper Than Rap: From closer investigation we think Weezy’s jail stint had a real impact on young Aubrey Graham.