The song has become an anthem for Drake's home city of Toronto with fans chanting about "running through the 6" with their woes. (The '6' is a reference to Toronto's area codes, 416 and 647, which is often used by Drake in his songs.)
Drake told Fader
: "I always used to be so envious, man, that Wiz Khalifa had that song 'Black and Yellow
,' and it was just a song about Pittsburgh. Like, the world was singing a song about Pittsburgh! And I was just so baffled, as a songwriter, at how you stumbled upon a hit record about Pittsburgh. Like, your city must be elated! They must be so proud. And I told myself, over the duration of my career, I would definitely have a song that strictly belonged to Toronto but that the world embraced. So, 'Know Yourself' was a big thing off my checklist."