Mob Ties

Album: Scorpion (2018)
Charted: 13

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Drake talking up OVO's supposed mob ties, while threatening people who have betrayed him.

    Sick of these niggas
    Hire some help, get rid of these niggas
    I'm not with the ra-ra
    I am a Dada


    Some of Drake's OVO associates have criminal pasts including crew member Baka Not Nice who spent some time in jail in 2015. However, Drake himself has been to keep away from trouble ("Da-da" is Jamaican patois that translates to "crime lord"), especially now he is a father ("dada").
  • Drake uses a basketball metaphor to boast on the second verse about his hit-making prowess, adding that his assists that have helped newer artists such as Blocboy JB and Lil Baby to break through.

    Twenty-nine is comin', they on edge when I cook
    Lead the league in scorin', man, but look at my assists


    Scorpion was dropped on June 29, 2018.
  • Frequent collaborator Boi-1da's production features a piano sample taken from Nas' 1996 Mafioso-rap cut "Affirmative Action."

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