One of my personal favorite Drake verses was on Fabolous’ ‘Throw It In The Bag’ (Remix). Recently, Fab sat down with Sway to have a chat about Fabolous’ partnership with Reebok while spectating the Brooklyn Nets in action.
In doing so, Fabolous evoked a conversation about what inspires him today in Rap and to no one’s surprise, Drake is brought up, as he says;
“I love listening to what’s going on in the club, but sometimes I need something that’s gonna push me in a different direction, like “Yea, he said something”. I told Drake. Drake is one of the guys from this generation and he can rap. No matter what you say about the kid, he can rap. I’m sure he has a lot of hooks and a lot of party records that everyone loves, but one of the realest things I heard was… I listened to one of his joints one time, and he said something about, he just heard his grandma got moved to a nursing home and he be acting like he don’t know how to work a phone, but if you look through his phone, you see that he just called some chick he met at the mall that he barely knows at all. That hit me so hard because I looked at it and said “Man, when was the last time I called my grand-moms?” You know what I’m saying? I had to stop the song and call my grand-moms. Rap used to do that to people, it used to make you live in what’s going on. I told him that’s my favorite shit he’s ever said.”
The verse that Fab references is Drake’s second verse on ‘The Resistance’
“I heard they just moved my grandmother to a nursing home
And I be acting like I don’t know how to work a phone
But hit “redial”, you’ll see that I just called
Some chick I met at the mall that I barely know at all”
Drake’s lyrics often spark a certain emotion as what he speaks on is very relate-able to everyday life. As of recent, Drake has been getting a lot of love and support from fellow artists and people in the industry as they all commend him on his songwriting and rapping abilities. I guess Drake was right, ” Of all of the things that I hear they be poking fun at/Never the flow though, they know I run that.” Hit the 8:37 mark to hear Fab speak on Drake’s ‘Resistance’ verse and hit the 12:28 mark to hear Fabolous speak on how JAY Z opened the door for Drake and his situation with the Toronto Raptors.