I Told You/Another One
After a skit of Tory's grandma lambasting him for pursuing music and eventually kicking him out of her house kicks off the album, we immediately launch into "I Told You," an origin story that doesn't hesitate to place us right in the scene:
"It's the year 2008, I'm getting kicked up out the crib
Steady contemplating where the fuck I'm 'bout to live
Mama died same year my sister had the kid
It was either feed the fam or get killed"
Lanez proceeds to put all four members of his family up under one roof, and to survive and pay the bills, he begins to sell weight. He goes "Kristi Yamaguchi with the dope," but also "stupid with the flow," balancing his main source of income with studio time and even some shows. Lanez's confidant tone only increases on the song's second half, "Another One," where he's hanging with "thugs, dealers, plugs, killers, and slugs." Mentions of him and his family getting evicted out of their Brampton residence, as well as his plug getting shot six times slightly weigh down his exuberance, but with survival as the one and only goal, he concludes the song on a more positive note than it began:
"Ten below on you hoes, getting dough on you folks
Getting dough on these fours, getting money and shows
These checks are looking silly, I'm getting funny on hoes
Funny how I'm stuntin' in somethin' flooded tin stones
Put them honeys on hold, put them runners on go
Secure the bag"