Do Not Disturb

Album: More Life (2017)
Charted: 61 60
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Songfacts®:

  • The closing track from More Life finds Drake recalling random stories and events that happened to him since the release of Views. He jumps from topic to topic but all the time stressing the hard work he has to put in to maintain his spot at the top of the rap game.

    I gotta start sleepin' at the studio
    I don't have time to be no Romeo


    At the end of the reflective track a weary Drake announces that under doctor's orders he's going to enjoy some time out from his superstar rap career.

    Takin' summer off, 'cause they tell me I need recovery
    Maybe gettin' back to my regular life will humble me
    I'll be back in 2018 to give you the summary
  • During the freestyle Drake takes a shot at fellow Toronto artist Tory Lanez.

    You overnight celebrity, you one day star
    Swear I Told You that I'm in this bitch for eternity


    Here, Drake uses the titles of Lanez's debut album I Told You and track "One Day" as well as his birth name of Daystar Peterson to make an insult about what he sees as the rapper's lack of staying power.

    Drake has had a flickering beef with Tory Lanez ever since Lanez said that the OVO founder's nickname for Toronto, "The 6," was not cool. Lanez;s subliminals aimed at Drake also include a mixtape titled The New Toronto.
  • Producer Boi-1da's instrumental samples the vocals of Swedish singer Snoh Aalegra's "Time," which was inspired by her father's death in 2009. The sample came about as a result of her collaborating with 1da for her Don't Explain EP, which was released in April 2016. She explained to Billboard magazine:

    "We worked a lot, back and forth, so he asked me to try to do some hooks and vocals for Drake. I did a bunch of stuff for him but I have a tendency of playing around with existing songs I already have so I felt like sending him an a cappella of the hook of this song called 'Time,' that is out now.

    So he really loved it and the thing that I did was I sped up my vocals on the hook and I sent it to Boi-1da like that. So the way you hear it on Drake's album, that's me speeding it up. I wanted to do something fun with it so it's not exactly like my own version because mine is a ballad. That's what happened and Drake loved it and they kept it on the track."
  • Asked by MTV News how it felt to have such a personal song reinterpreted by Drake, Snoh Aalegra replied:

    "For me, it was weird because it was about me losing my dad — not having enough time with my dad. For various, we weren't so close growing up. And then to see that Drake had his dad on the cover of More Life, celebrating the life of his dad. So I felt that it was a weird thing there."

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