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Drake Teams With Lil Wayne, Shares ‘Motto’ on New Track

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Another song from Drake‘s upcoming sophomore album, ‘Take Care,’ is making the rounds, this one a bonus cut featuring Lil Wayne. Called ‘The Motto,’ it’s a “carpe diem” jam based on the idea “you only live one,” as Drizzy raps in the chorus.

The tune features some lyrical globetrotting, with the Toronto rhymer hopping from New York City — where, he raps, “Spanish girls love me like I’m on Aventura” — to Miami, which inspires arguably the track’s finest rhyme: “Wrist, Blancpain/ Got a condo in Biscayne.”

Musically, with its clapping, caffeinated beat and uber-low, sub-bass notes, ‘Motto’ recalls the Bay Area hip-hop sounds heard on tracks like Rej3ctz‘s 2010 hit ‘Cat Daddy.’

Produced by T-Minus, the backing track inspires a characteristically bonkers performance from Weezy, who begins his verse by announcing that he’s “calling n—-s out like the umpire.” He ends with a trio of lines that seemingly reference both Lil John and Sir Mix-a-Lot: “I tongue kiss her on the other cheek/ Skeet, skeet, skeet, water gun/ Oh my god, Becky, look at her butt.”

What does it all mean? Drake could probably explain it, but the 25-year-old Young Money phenom doesn’t need to answer to anyone.

“We sittin on the bench, n—-, we don’t really play/ Every day, every day, f— what anybody say,” he raps on the chorus. “Can’t see ‘em ’cause the money in the way.”

Check out Drake’s ‘Take Care’ tracklisting here.

Listen to Drake’s ‘The Motto’ Featuring Lil Wayne


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