Middle Of The Ocean

Album: Her Loss (2022)
Charted: 15
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Songfacts®:

  • "Middle of the Ocean" is one of four solo Drake songs on his collaborative studio album with 21 Savage, Her Loss. This track comprises an intro, one long verse, and an outro by Drizzy's former Cash Money boss, Birdman.
  • Drake introduces the song by boasting about his opulent lifestyle. The Toronto MC brags he's staying in a luxury suite at the Byblos hotel in Saint-Tropez, while partying on the Vava II yacht.

    He continues to flex about the high life on his verse, with bars about the expensive food he's enjoying on the French Riviera.
  • Drake's most buzz-worthy rhymes on the track are where he disses Serena Williams' husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Drake was reportedly romantically involved with the tennis star before Ohanian came into the picture.

    Sidebar, Serena, your husband a groupie
    He claim we don't got a problem but
    No, boo, it is like you comin' for sushi
    We might pop up on 'em at will like Suzuki


    Drake is letting Ohanian know they still got beef. The entrepreneur responded by tweeting: "The reason I stay winning is because I'm relentless about being the best at whatever I do – including being the best groupie for my wife and daughter."
  • Birdman also relishes the rich life on the outro, where he talks about being in a "million dollar spot... in the middle of the ocean."
  • Ozan "Oz" Yildirim produced the track. It's one of four Her Loss songs he contributed towards, along with "On BS," "Treacherous Twins" and "3AM on Glenwood."
  • Oz samples the string instrumentation for hip-hop collective The Diplomats' "Real Niggas," which kicks in halfway through Drake's verse. A sample of The O'Jays 1978 track "Cry Together" backs Birdman's outro.

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