Jay-Z seems to have started the whole be-like-God movement when someone dubbed Shawn Carter “Jehovah” because of the way he didn’t write down lyrics, reports Vanity Fair. Kanye West called Jay what would eventually become the “Jay-Hova” nickname on record, and it stuck. Jay-Z’s “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” song seemed to solidify his wannabe-like God reputation. Kanye started calling himself Yeezus with a God complex that made him rhyme his nickname with Jesus, reports CNN. Beyoncé’s “Beysus” courted controversy when her Instagram photo seemed to replace Jesus at the Last Supper with her figure, reports ABC News. Now Drake continues “running through the 6 with” his woes — with the “6 god” using “the 6” nickname for Toronto to place prayer hands and a thumb and index finger formed into a 6 around an eye all over Twitter as folks discuss Drake’s new “Summer Sixteen” song.
And the “Summer Sixteen” song is a doozy, which can be heard below. This isn’t the romantic and vulnerable side of Drake that he shows in songs like “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” sung to a paramour whose “good girl” side Drake knows intimately. This is the “I’m a gangsta, too” side of Drake that’s looking for revenge this summer of 2016. In “Summer Sixteen,” Drake has a response for POTUS: President Obama shouldn’t have chosen Kendrick Lamar over Drake in a rap battle. That’s one of the things Drake throws down in the quick rhyming “Summer Sixteen” song. Drake also says that his pool is bigger than Kanye’s pool in a bit of reverse pool envy.
Drake also threw down the proverbial mic against his nemesis, Meek Mill, in the hypnotic “Back to Back” song, which destroyed Mill when Drake joked about Meek’s world tour really being his girl Nicki Minaj’s tour. As reported by Mashable, when Drake released “Summer Sixteen” on Apple Music Saturday evening, Twitter went wild dissecting lyrics that talked everything from President Obama to Kanye and more.
Drake’s presidential beef began when President Obama picked Kendrick Lamar over Drizzy to win a rap battle. Some might feel it was a good choice, with Drake not hailing from America, and due to the ghostwriting controversy that surrounded Drake. However, Drake’s diss wasn’t really a diss at towards the president, which is smart. Sort of like when Kanye rhymed that being called the abomination of Obama’s nation wasn’t a good way to start a conversation, alluding to the words that President Obama once spoke about Kanye and Kim Kardashian.
Either way, Drake’s new song is lighting up Twitter, with folks searching for the download link for “Summer Sixteen” by Drake via SoundCloud or through a “Summer Sixteen” download link. As soon as some folks upload the music content for “Summer Sixteen” via an audio or video track, they are removed due to copyright claims. It’s like a moving target, so checking Twitter for the newest download links should prove fruitful, making sure to avoid nefarious links.
— VIBESNEXTDOOR (@VibesNexttDoor) January 30, 2016
As reported by Complex, Drake’s “Summer Sixteen” lyrics talk of eerily of death as juxtaposed next to braggadocio.
“Tell Obama that my verses are just like the whips that he in—they bulletproof.
“I’m just a sicko, a real sicko when you get to know me n**** / I let the diss record drop, you was stayin’ right below me n**** / you must’ve played it 100 times before you was going to bed / Why would I put on a vest when I expect for you to aim for the head?
“You would love it if I went away and didn’t say nothing else / How am I keeping it real if I keep this s*** to myself?
“You was never gang gang gang, you was never one of us / Had us fooled for a minute there, now we did all glo’ed up.
“Thought of things that you should have said, said things that you shouldn’t say / We even gave y’all the whole money play and y’all broke to this day.
“I used to wanna be on Roc-a-Fella, then I turned into Jay.
“Now, I got a house in LA. Now, I got a bigger pool than ‘Ye / And look man, ‘Ye’s pool is nice, mine is just is bigger is what I’m sayin’.
People are even posting photos of Drake’s pool in comparison to Kanye’s pool. Stay tuned to West’s response in 3…2…1…
Drake wasn't lying… pic.twitter.com/eBlisEfb8s
— Section Eighty (@sxn80) January 31, 2016
Drake also bragged about experiencing so much success in the U.S. when he hails from Toronto.
“How you let me run it down here? I’m not even from around here / 6, 6, 6, 6 – soon as I’m back in the city, they throw a parade.”
And those 6’s and prayer hands proliferate Twitter still.
Drake is taking NO prisoners pic.twitter.com/uGRqvULcxC
— Kenny Jones (@relientkenny) January 31, 2016
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