Drake's best project ever is arguably the one that catapulted him to stardom: his third mixtape, 2009's So Far Gone. It is a project the cuts to the heart of Drake's ambition. On "Houstatlantavegas," he projects his aspirations on a stripper who feels trapped within her profession.
Strippers play a central role in hip hop culture, and there has never been a rap song about strippers quite like "Houstatlantvegas," which addresses the plight of the stripper with a particularly personal touch. It is truly one of rap's great stripper songs ever, alongside T-Pain's radio smash "I'm in Luv with a Stripper" and and Frank Ocean's epic "Pyramids." Shoutout Noah "40" Shebib on the production!
Revisit "Houstatlantavegas" and tune in to OVO Sound Radio tonight at 10 ET to hear the premiere of VIEWS.
We all got dreams and we all star reachin'
All start peakin, all-star weekend
One hotel room, and all y'all sleepin'
Housekeeping knock to see if all y'all decent
Young girls envy the life y'all leadin'
Never satisfied wit a nice calm evenin'
You be at the games lookin right, all season
But you always with me, on the night y'all leavin'