Drake, Jay-Z ‘Light Up’ the Web
There is less than a month left in the countdown to the official June 15 release of Drake's debut album, 'Thank Me Later,' but the young emcee's highly-anticipated collaboration with Jay-Z has hit the web. The album's sixth track, 'Light Up' was leaked on Wednesday night (May 26) by mixtape DJ the Evil Empire.
Drake continues to showcase his talent for crooning on catchy hooks but the Toronto native wastes no time trading bars with Jay-Z on the song, which address his sudden rise to fame. "But I just wanna tell the truth/Before one of these haters loads a couple shells and shoots," Drake rhymes. "The s--- feels like when Fredro Starr/ Was in 'Sunset Park' stunting hard in his yellow goose, yeah/And I'm a motherf---er list target/But a target nonetheless, and I just started/Was that directed at moi? Can't be/They must be talking to themselves -- Hov, hands free."
Drake has made several references to his relationship with Jay-Z in past interviews, explaining that the Brooklyn rapper serves as a mentor figure in his life. And on the track you can hear Hov spitting his advice to Drake after putting more than a decade into the music game. "Drake, here's how they gonna come at you/With silly rap feuds trying to distract you/In disguise, in the form of a favor/The Barzini meet, watch for the traitors," Jay-Z rhymes. "Uh, I done seen it all, done it all/That's why none of these dums-dums could dun him off."
'Light Up' is the second song to be leaked from 'Thank Me Later' in the past week. Last Wednesday (May, 19) Drake's track 'Fireworks' with Alicia Keys hit the web.