This sports-metaphored song finds Drake making clear he's still the #1 pick in the rap game. He shouts out a number of NFL and NBA players in the track, including his pal Johnny Manziel. The football star is close to Drizzy, even sporting an OVO tattoo on his wrist.
Drake also has a friendly jab at Chance The Rapper when he spits: "If I'd leave this s--t to chance, I'da picked a name like Chance the Rapper." Though he does add that he doesn't personally know the Hip-Hop recording artist.
After Drake told Rolling Stone, "It's like Hov can't drop bars these days without at least four art references," Jay Z responded on his freestyle remix of Soulja Boy's "We Made It."
"Sorry Mr. Drizzy for so much art talk Silly me rappin' 'bout s--t that I really bought."
Listeners were unsure whether Jay actually said "Mr." or "Mrs." on the Mr. Drizzy line.
Drake struck back at the happily wed Hova on this song rapping:
"I'm focused on makin' records and gettin' bigger Just hits, no misses That's for the married folks."
Boi-1da's beat samples Lauryn Hill's 1998 hit single "Doo Wop (That Thing)." According to Billboard magazine, Kanye West had tried and failed to obtain the same sample in 2004.
The Naughty by Nature hit "O.P.P." doesn't have any curse words, but many oversensitive radio stations played a "clean" version with the word "kitten" edited out, surely the first time that word was censured.