From braggy quotables to lonely-at-the-top introspection.
Drake's Scorpion finally arrived on Friday, and at 25 tracks in length, it's taking all weekend to fully digest. Leading up to the release, there were some topics fans were looking for Drake to address on the new project -- namely, Pusha T's criticisms, including that whole "hiding a child" thing. Drake does get to that, primarily on the last track, and also seems to address some of his peers who have challenged him over the last few years, though always without naming any names. The same goes for the women in his life, who fans have already got to speculating about. Of course, much of the record also features some of the braggy quotables and lonely-at-the-top introspection Drizzy has become known for. We've collected a few choice lyrics from throughout the album. We've included most of the more rap-oriented tracks, but left out the singles, which you probably already have memorized whether you'd like to or not.
Check out some of the most memorable lyrics from the album below. Stream it here.
I've had real Philly n***as try to write my endin'
Takin' shots with the goat and talked about shots that we sendin'
I've had scuffles with bad boys that wasn't pretendin'
I've had too many nights to mention, that's just the beginnin'
I'm pretty sure we got a label, I'm still independent
I fell back a hundred times when I don't get the credit
Seen this movie a hundred times, I know where it's headed
Realize someone gotta die when no one'll dead it
Money for revenge, man, that’s hardly an expense
Al Haymon checks off of all of my events
I like all the profit, man, I hardly do percents
A big part of me resents
N***as that I knew from when I started in this shit
They see what I got and, man, it's hard to be content
Fuck what they got goin' on, I gotta represent
Slowly, my mouth is goin' off, I don't know patience
I got a chance then my niggas got it too like it's contagious
I see the future when I get wavy
But I couldn't picture bein' Champagne
When I would buy that shit and save it for the right occasion
I wasn't hidin' my kid from the world
I was hidin' the world from my kid
From empty souls who just wake up and look to debate
Until you starin' at your seed, you can never relate
Breakin' news in my life, I don't run to the blogs
The only ones I wanna tell are the ones I can call
They always ask, "Why let the story run if it's false?"
You know a wise man once said nothin' at all
"8 Out of 10"
Miss makin' 'em pay
Helipad from Will Smith crib straight to the stage
Three Forum shows but I played Staples today
The neighborhood is smokey, y'all stay safe in this place
Lead the league in scorin', man, but look at my assists
Yes I be with Future but I like to reminisce
I do not forget a thing, I'm patient, it's a gift
Try to tell 'em they ain't got to do it, they insist
Yeah, I can tell
I just gave 'em two for forty million like Chappelle
Standin' over coffin with a hammer and a nail
Heard you hit up so and so, that name don't ring a bell, nah
"Can't Take A Joke"
Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me
I swear I get so passionate, y'all do not know the half of it
I grew up with the Reps Up boys, we crashin' it and splashin' in
And when I say they crashin' it, I do not mean a accident
I'm– I'm still in the studio at 6:45
And my haters either on they way to work or they arrived
And I gotta own the things I rap about just for my pride
You know when it comes to pride, I can't put that shit aside
Head on a swivel, I could shoot but I could never dribble
Life too short, I gotta get it 'fore they blow the whistle
My uncle tryna change my energy with stones and crystals
But it's gon' take more than that for me to control my issues
I wasn't made for no casket or no prison cell
Every title doin' numbers like I'm Miss Adele
Sandra knows I pulled us out of a living hell
I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves
My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts
This isn't that, can't be ignorin' the stats
Based off of that, they gotta run me the max
They gotta run me the max, they gotta double the racks
They had it set up for real, but they didn't come with the slaps
When I heard the shit I was skippin' through that
If I get it trippin', it's no comin' back
I don't understand, these niggas gotta adapt
You know where I'm at, I put the 6 on the mapberry, the blacker the juice
The Boy is back in the booth, ready to tap into truth
Too many lyrics 'bout houses and loot
Too many Walt Disney characters, mouses and goofs
I mean you know I love a challenge, but challenged by who?
I'll let you bring a thousand recruits
My peers are a talented group
But even if you take all their statistics and carry the two
Even if you rounded up the numbers and rounded the troops
Pretty little young thing (young thing)
Had a nigga convinced, got me too excited
Yeah, you played me, you played me, you played me
Low down, dirty, shameful, crazy
I need to know how the new nigga you got does the same thing
I do for a living but is way less wavy
How you even managin' to keep straight faces
In all the pictures that I seen lately
Lord knows you still look amazin'
That's besides the point I'm makin'
I want my baby to have your eyes
I'm going against my own advice
Should I do New York? I can't decide
Fashion week is more your thing than mine
I can't even lie, I'd rather stay inside
Way this shit set up I live like Ronaldo
But I never been in Madrid, woah
She said that that she workin', I told her come over
And we can get right at the crib, woah
She finish at six but then say she got court in the morning
To fight for her kid, I told her I'd pray for the kid
"In My Feelings"
And when you get to toppin' and I see that you've been learnin'
And when I take you shoppin' you spend it like you earned it
And when you popped off on your ex he deserved it
I thought you were the one from the jump that confirmed it
I buy you Champagne but you love some Henny
From the block like you Jenny
I know you special, girl, 'cause I know too many
I like best when you're fresh-faced and no foundation
Willin' and ready for the takin'
Head scarf for after our relations
No judgment is our arrangement
Make that face up if you dare
But just be prepared that I am gonna cause that lipstick to smear
And the mascara tears to run down
I always need a glass of wine by sundown
I always get your ass over here somehow
I hope that the apocalypse is the only thing that doesn't come now
Well, what now?
Now it's rough times, I'm out here on front lines
Just tryin' to make sure that I see him sometimes
It's breakin' my spirit
Single father, I hate when I hear it
I used to challenge my parents on every album
Now I'm embarrassed to tell 'em I ended up as a co-parent
Always promised the family unit
I wanted it to be different because I've been through it
But this is the harsh truth now
And fairy tales are saved for the bedtime stories I tell you now