by Drake (featuring Giggs)

Album: More Life (2017)
Charted: 9 48
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  • The song title is an abbreviation for the Jamaican slang expression "Kiss mi teeth," which is the tutting sound people make with their tongues to express annoyance or disapproval.

    I heard your new s--t and I'm kissin' my teeth

    It seems that Drake dislikes this dude's recent music.
  • Drake continues his love-in with the British urban scene by enlisting the help of Giggs for this song. The South London rapper is one of a number of UK grime and R&B artists to receive the Drake cosign, along with the likes of Skepta, Dave, Kyla, Jonja Smith and Sampha.
  • Giggs began pursuing a rap career after serving time in prison for gun charges. Having sold 100,00 copies of his Walk In Da Park mixtape, the London MC signed to the prestigious XL record label and in October 2009 he won best UK act at the BET hip-hop awards in Atlanta, beating out more established acts at the time. When Giggs released his fourth album Landlord in 2016, it entered and peaked at #2 on the UK Albums Chart, becoming the highest-charting record of his career. Some see Giggs as the first English rapper to popularize trap and gangster rap in the UK.
  • Drake previously referenced Giggs on his remix of Dave's "Wanna Know", when he spat:

    Call up Landlord, nigga that's bro.
  • Drake previewed the song in the first show of his Boy Meets World Tour in Amsterdam on January 28, 2017. The preview raised some eyebrows as many claimed it had the same rhythm pattern and heavy 808 bass sound of XXXTENTACION's track "Look At Me!."

    XXXTENTACION said he didn't mind Drake borrowing from his song, but wished he'd given him some credit. Indeed the controversy gave "Look at Me" some extra publicity and helped push it up the charts.
  • The beat samples "His World," the theme from the Sonic the Hedgehog video game.


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