Uptown

Album: So Far Gone (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • Drake told MTV News about this Lil Wayne and Bun B featuring track from his 2009 mixtape So Far Gone: "It was one of the later records," Drake explained. "That was when I felt like the mixtape was moving a little too slow and it needed some energy. It gave me another chance to really just rap. I love to rap and say witty, clever things that people can say in the club. I like to give people that opportunity. When I heard the beat, I came up with this saying, 'It's OK, it's OK, it's OK.' And at the time I wasn't home, so I was like, 'You can run and tell my city I'm on.' It became this chant. Initially that wasn't even the hook. Wayne had the hook that was part of his verse. That's why it's called 'Uptown.' He was like, 'I'm so uptown.' Then we took that out and made the hook [heard on the mixtape]. Bun getting on there was exciting. Produced by Boi-1da - I thought it was the one. That record means a lot for me."

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