Survival

Album: Scorpion (2018)
Charted: 17

Songfacts®:

  • Drake kicks off his Scorpion album with this electronic-laced freestyle in which he reflects on some of his feuds and career experiences. They include his beef with Meek Mill, ("I've had real Philly niggas try to write my endin'") and getting slapped by Diddy at LIV Nightclub in Miami over "0 to 100/ The Catch Up" ("I've had scuffles with bad boys that wasn't pretendin'"). He goes on to hint at having experienced suicidal thoughts because of the flak he gets ("Yeah, I was about to— Man, I thought about it"), before concluding his verse energized and focused, acknowledging that it is God who chooses his path. (This is God's plan, young man, you said it yourself").
  • Chicago producer No I.D, and long-time Drake collaborator Noah "40" Shebib's beat samples German musician Claude Larson's electronic instrumental "Telex."

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