Wants And Needs
by Drake (featuring Lil Baby)

Album: Scary Hours 2 (2021)
Charted: 10 2
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Songfacts®:

  • As a multimillionaire entrepreneur and superstar rapper, Drake can have anything he desires: luxury cars and watches, exotic locations, multiple girlfriends. Here, he reflects on balancing his hedonistic lifestyle (his wants).

    Got a lot of M's on my mind
    And my friends, yeah, I keep my friends on my mind
    I'm in love, I'm in love with two girls at one time


    And his needs.

    Yeah, I probably should go to Yeshiva, we went to Ibiza

    Drake's parents raised him Jewish, and in his youth he attended a Jewish day school (commonly referred to as Yeshiva), and was a bar mitzvahed. In October 2011 he got re-bar mitzvahed as a recommitment to the Jewish faith. Drake's constant pursuit of moneymaking and pleasure seeking is leading him astray, and he sees the need to repent his sins.

    Maybe a chat with Kanye West, who in 2020 publicly recommitted himself to the Christian faith, will help.

    Yeah, I probably go link to Yeezy, I need me some Jesus
    But as soon as I start confessin' my sins, he wouldn't believe us


    Drake has had an up-and-down relationship with West over the years, and Yeezy might think the Toronto MC is poking fun at him.
  • Lil Baby contributes a braggadocios verse, boasting about his success and flexing his debauched and luxurious lifestyle.
  • Previous collaborations between Drake and Baby include Baby's "Yes Indeed" and "Never Recover," plus the remix for Drake and Future's "Life Is Good."
  • Frequent Drake collaborators 40 and Cardo produced the song along with Dez Wright (A Boogie wit da Hoodie's "Numbers," Pop Smoke's "Aim For The Moon").

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