February 13, 2015


The 17 Best Lyrics from Drake's 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late'

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Johnny Nunez/Getty Images

It's the three year anniversary of Drake's mixtape-style album If You're Reading This It's Too Late which dropped back in 2015 with no notice.  Go ahead and revisit the Billboard Number 1 Album while we break down the 17 best lyrics—one per song, working through the record chronologically.

1: "Legend"
F*ck em all
They only p*ssy n*ggas shootin at the star

2: "Energy"
I got rap n*ggas that I gotta act like I like
But my actin’ days are over, f*ck them n*ggas for life

3: "10 Bands"
Man I told my city I'd be gone till November, then November came
Then I came right back on my
 worst behav'

4: "Know Yourself"
Had a job sellin Girbaud jeans
I had a yellow TechnoMarine
Then Kanye dropped, it was polos and backpacks
Man, that was when Ethan was pushin a Subaru hatchback
Man I'm talkin' way before hashtags

5: "No Tellin'"
Please don't speak to me like I'm that Drake from four years ago
I'm at a higher place
Thinkin they lions and tigers and bears 
I go huntin, put heads on my fire place, oh my

6: "Madonna"
I don't know if you know, but I know who you are
You could be big as Madonna
Just get in the car and let's touch the road

7: "6 God"
I'm about to say a true thing
I'm about to say a true thing
You was poppin back when Usher wore a U-chaaaain
Goddamn, you changed

8: "Star67"
I been had these visions of the life I'm livin since I was Jimmy
All I had to do was just go and get it

9: "Preach" featuring PartyNextDoor
Doing is one thing
Doing it right is a whole different story

10: "Wednesday Night Interlude" featuring PartyNextDoor (who handles the following lyric since there's no Drake on this one)
You’re young so have fun girl
But I hope it’s worth it
Cause f*ck it, I’m not here to judge
F*ck it, I’m not here to love

11: "Used To" featuring Lil Wayne
Jewels look like I found a motherf*ckin treasure map
And ain't told no one where the f*ck it's at

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Steven Lawton/Getty Images

12: "6 Man"
I'm on it, I'm like MacGyver, I'm Michael Meyers
I kill careers and cut the lights off, this shit is frightenin
I knew it would end up like this, I'm f*ckin psychic
Young, but I'm makin millions to work the night shift

13: "Now & Forever"
It's over, yeah it's over, yeah I'm leavin, I'm gone
I can't stay here no more
And I can't sleep on the floor
Man, I'm leavin, I'm leavin, you know I got my reasons

14: "Company" featuring Travi$ Scott
I don't deserve her at all
No, not at all
I only text her, man, I never call
I'm still a canine at heart, I'm a dog

15: "You & The 6"
I used to get teased for being black
and now I'm here and I'm not black enough
Cause I'm not acting tough
Or making stories up bout where I'm actually from

16: "Jungle"
These days I'm letting God handle all things above me
The things I can't change are the reasons you love me

17: "6PM in New York"
Lately I feel the haters eatin away at my confidence
They scream out my failures and whisper my accomplishments