305 to My City

Album: Nothing Was the Same (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • Here, Drake spits rhymes about his love for Miami (and for strippers) over a subdued Detail instrumental. 305 is the area code to Miami, and although Drizzy is from Toronto, Canada, he considers the Florida city to be his hometown. He owned for a time two condos in Miami's Marquis building, which is on Biscayne Boulevard downtown. Drake boasted about them on the Take Care track "The Motto" ("Got a condo up in Biscayne").
  • Detail later fell badly out with Drake. The producer claimed that, in 2014, Drake offered him a role as his executive producer as a result of the song, but he refused, saying he didn't want to work with just one artist. Detail then got beaten up by the rapper's bodyguard Chubbs and had "multiple threats" thrown at him. Detail, who claimed Drake ordered the assault, took the rapper to court seeking restitution damages.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Emilio Castillo from Tower of Power

Emilio Castillo from Tower of PowerSongwriter Interviews

Emilio talks about what it's like to write and perform with the Tower of Power horns, and why every struggling band should have a friend like Huey Lewis.

Benny Mardones

Benny MardonesSongwriter Interviews

His song "Into The Night" is one of the most-played of all time. For Benny, it took him to hell and back.

The Girl in That Song

The Girl in That SongFact or Fiction

Billie Jean, Delilah, Sara, Laura and Sharona - do you know who the girls in the songs really are?

Boy Bands

Boy BandsFact or Fiction

From NKOTB to 1D, how well do you know your boy bands?

Mike Scott of The Waterboys - "Fisherman's Blues"

Mike Scott of The Waterboys - "Fisherman's Blues"They're Playing My Song

Armed with a childhood spent devouring books, Mike Scott's heart was stolen by the punk rock scene of 1977. Not surprisingly, he would go on to become the most literate of rockers.

Jesus Christ Superstar: Ted Neeley Tells the Inside Story

Jesus Christ Superstar: Ted Neeley Tells the Inside StorySong Writing

The in-depth discussion about the making of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley, who played Jesus in the 1973 film.