Drake‘s long-awaited Thank Me Later lead single, “Over,” has finally been released and features production from “Forever” producer Boi-1da.
Drizzy decided to release the record on his website, October’s Very Own.
“Bottles on me, long as someone drink it,” the 23-year-old raps in a slow, aggressive flow. “Never drop the ball, f— is y’all thinking?/ Making sure the Young Money ship is never sinking/ ‘Bout to set it off in this bi—, Jada Pinkett/ You too fine to be laying down in bed alone/ I can teach you how to speak my language, Rosetta Stone…” ‘Bout to go Thriller, Mike Jackson on these n—as,” Drake later raps. “All I need is a f—ing red jacket with some zippers.” (“Over”)
He also spoke on the track’s overall motivation in an interview on Thursday.
“This is my first song,” he told radio-show hosts Jus Red and Jwyze. “This is still my first single off my first album. This is still the beginning, as great as everything has gone…I went with ‘Over’ as the first look because of the words in the hook…The hook being the most repetitive part. I got a lot of great songs on my album. I got songs for women who wanna feel special. I got songs for dudes — if you ever thought my music was too soft, this is one you will enjoy. I got a lot of variety on there, but the biggest thing was that opening line on the hook.” (MTV)
Reports on the Canadian emcee’s track landed online last month.
The wait is almost over. Drake has selected the first single from his highly-anticipated debut album. The first offering from Thank Me Later will be called “Over.” Drizzy exclusively tells Rap-Up.com that the track was produced by fellow Canadian Boi-1da, who is responsible for two of his biggest hits, “Best I Ever Had” and “Forever.” The Young Money signee went through a painstaking process before choosing the right single. (Rap-Up)
Drake recently said he studied rap patterns by veterans like Nas and Andre 3000 for his debut.
“It’s gonna be bigger, it’s gonna sound happier,” Drake said comparing it to his So Far Gone album. “Yeah, it’s gonna sound bigger, it’s gonna sound victorious because that’s where I am in my life — I really studied Nas to be honest, Nas was like somebody that I used to listen to his raps and not really understand ‘how’ he did it, I always wanted to understand how he painted those pictures and his bar structure and all of that. I went back and really studied Nas, studied Andre 3000 [for this album] and I hope you like it.” (IM Flashy)
Check out a snippet of Drake’s “Over” below: