7AM On Bridle Path

Album: Certified Lover Boy (2021)
Charted: 16
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Songfacts®:

  • This freestyle finds Drake addressing his relationship with his nemesis, Kanye West. Once friends, the two rap titans fell out after the Toronto MC accused the Chicago artist of leaking the story of his then-secret child, Adonis, to Pusha T. Drake responded with the diss track "Duppy Freestyle."

    Their beef intensified when Drizzy took some shots during his verse on Trippie Redd's August 2021 cut "Betrayal." Kanye responded by posting Drake's address on Instagram. He deleted it shortly afterwards, but made several veiled swipes on his Donda album, released just over a week later. This latest salvo between the two finds Drake mocking West at length without actually naming him.
  • The song title, which doesn't appear in the lyrics, refers to the Bridle Path residential neighborhood in Toronto, the location of Drake's multimillion-dollar home. It is a pointed reference to West's ill-advised posting of the Canadian rapper's address on social media.
  • The song is the fifth installment of Drake's AM/PM series, following "9AM In Dallas," "5AM In Toronto," "6PM in New York" and "4PM in Calabasas." The five chorus-less songs chart the course of the Toronto MC's career, providing an update on his mindset.
  • Apparently, Drake would rather meet up with Kanye instead of battling it out with him in verses and on social media. He raps:

    Give that address to your driver, make it your destination
    'Stead of just a post out of desperation
  • Drake references basketball star Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks after being challenged to on Twitter.

    Don't move like a puto
    Could at least keep it a buck like Antetokounmpo
    I made north of the border like Vito Rizzuto


    After Antetokounmpo led the Milwaukee Bucks to their first championship since 1971 back in July 2021, a Twitter user joked about Drake getting his name into a rhyme.

    "Drake working Antetokounmpo into a line is gonna be tricky but he'll figure out something."

    After releasing Certified Lover Boy, Drake noticed ESPN posted the tweet and lyric on their Instagram, and wrote in the comments, "Only did it cause of this tweet."

    Coincidentally, Kanye West does something similar on "Junya," but he plays on the NBA star's first name:

    I won with the bucks, boy
    Let me Giannis
  • Cardo and Dez Wright supplied the beat, with additional production by Maneesh and knd. Frequent Drake collaborator Cardo and Wright previously teamed up to produce "Wants And Needs" along with Noah "40" Shebib.

Comments: 1

  • Warmfart from Phillyphilly freestyle here letting you know drake is writing songs and singing like there is a tomorrow, pandemics control our lives but freedom in the sound and weed, free your mind your ass will follow, I no longer think for myself I only smoke weed and listen to the prophets, this song is alive with possibilities of dune and spice, champion the cause just be cause, ribbed for her pleasure and the lyrics " yeah yeah yeah, love and health for all, peace
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