Flip the Switch
by Quavo (featuring Drake)

Album: Huncho Dreams (2018)
Charted: 55 48
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  • Quavo teams up with Drake on this Huncho Dreams track. The pair have previously collaborated on several occasions before both independently and collectively with Migos.

    Quavo jumped on Drake's "Portland" while both rappers guested on 2 Chainz's "Bigger Than You."

    Drake has collaborated with Migos on two occasions prior to this song, helping their first hit song "Versace" go viral with his remix and later featuring on the Atlanta trio's "Walk It Talk It."
  • The song title comes from Drake's opening line from his song "Nonstop" in which he flexes his rap skills:

    Look, I just flipped a switch

    "Flipping the switch" most likely refers to Drake switching from one flow to another.

    However, Quavo appears to use the phrase in a different context on this song's bridge.

    Bad bitches and they lit
    I just told 'em, "Flip the switch

    It's not entirely clear what Quavo means, but maybe he's telling some females to cut down on the party lifestyle and give him some personal attention.
  • During the hook, Quavo pays homage to a southern classic when he interpolates Juvenile's flow from his 1998 hit single "Ha." Quavo previously borrowed Juvenile's "Ha" flow on his verse on DJ Mustard's September 2016 track, "Want Her."

    Juvenile's song was notable for its unique rapping, in which almost his entire lines end with "ha," a forerunner of Migos' innovative rapping flow.
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