Some of Drake's best Toronto lyrics from Views
Drake has finally dropped Views and fans could not be happier with his new 20-track project. As expected, Toronto connections couldn't be stronger with OVO members producing tracks, GTA artists, like dvsn and PARTYNEXTDOOR, appearing on a few songs and obviously a bounty of Toronto-related lyrics.
Here are a few of the Toronto references in Views.
Keep the Family Close
The first track gives a shout out to Kennedy Road, with Drizzy singing "You're so predictable I hate people like you/ Kennedy Road taught me not to trust people like you." In case you aren't familiar, it's a street in Scarborough that's home to several OVO members. It's also not his first reference to it, if you're a fan of Energy, you probably remember the lyric "I got real ones livin' past Kennedy Road."
9 is a straight up tribute to Toronto, with Drake repeating several times over that he would "die for it." Unsurprisingly, he also takes advantage of the nickname he popularized for the city - that's the 6, if you've been living under a rock - rapping "turn the six upside down, it's a nine now." The duration of the track, appropriately, is 4 minutes and 16 seconds.
Weston Road Flows
The title of this track obviously makes reference to the west end street where Drizzy used to reside (pre-Forest Hill). But that's not all, the 6 God uses our city's transit system in the lyrics to throw some jabs, stating "You was ridin' TTC metro, I had the place boomin."
Still Here makes another reference to young Aubrey's roots, with him rapping "How did I finesse all this shit from Jane and Weston". Jane and Weston, for all of you who don't keep up with the Grahams, is an intersection near one of his previous homes - you know, where he "started from the bottom."
Rap Genius speculates that one of the opening lines of this track "This sound like some forty-three-oh-one shit", makes reference to 4301 Kingston Road. The housing complex in Scarborough is close to where P. Reign's crew resides.
In Views, Drake makes reference to some of his pre-fame haunts. In the first verse he raps: "I worked at Jd's Connections whenever Jason let me/Ceesay's, I was buying fitteds everyday". Jd Connections is a Markham computer store and Ceesay's is an abbreviated name for Ceesay's M&M Military Sporting Goods at Dufferin and Eglinton.
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