Song of the Day #3,686: ‘Nonstop’ – Drake

At #11 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 is Drake, with his fourth song on the list (spoiler: it won’t be his last).

‘Nonstop’ is a little more rap heavy than Drake’s usual material. Apparently it’s a trap song, which reminds me that I still don’t know exactly what constitutes trap. I do know a whole lot of it is being made right now.

This song has a hypnotic appeal and good beat. Doesn’t help me get the Drake phenomenon, though.

[Intro]
Tay Keith, fuck these niggas up!

[Verse 1]
Look, I just flipped a switch (flipped, flipped)
I don’t know nobody else that’s doin’ this
Bodies start to drop, ayy (hit the floor)
Now they wanna know me since I hit the top, ayy
This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, shit don’t ever stop
This the flow that got the block hot, shit got super hot, ayy
Give me my respect (give me my respect)
I just took it left like I’m ambidex’
Bitch, I move through London with the Euro step
Got a sneaker deal and I ain’t break a sweat
Catch me ’cause I’m goin’ (outta there I’m gone)
How I go from 6 to 23 like I’m LeBron?
Servin’ up a pack (servin’ up a pack)
Niggas pullin’ gimmicks ’cause they scared to rap, ayy
Funny how they shook, ayy, got these niggas shook
Pullin’ back the curtain by myself, take a look, ayy
I’m a bar spitta, I’m a hard hitta
Yeah I’m light-skinned, but I’m still a dark nigga
I’m a wig splitta, I’m a tall figure
I’m a unforgivin’ wild-ass dog nigga
Somethin’ wrong with ’em, got ’em all bitter
I’m a bill printer, I’m a grave digger
Yeah I am what I am
I don’t have no time for no misunderstandings again

[Chorus: Mack Daddy Ju and Drake]
My head is spinnin’, from smokin’ the chicken, the bass is kickin’
My head is spinnin’, from smokin’ the chicken, the bass is kickin’
My head is spinnin’, from smokin’ the chicken, the bass is kickin’
My head is spinnin’
This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, shit don’t ever stop
From smokin’ the chicken, the bass is kickin’
My head is spinnin’, from smokin’ the chicken, the bass is kickin’
My head is spinnin’, from smokin’ the chicken, the bass is kickin’
My head is spinnin’, from smokin’ the chicken, the bass is kickin’
My head is–

[Verse 2]
Future took the business and ran it for me
I let Ollie take the owl, told him brand it for me
I get 2 million a pop and that’s standard for me
Like I went blind, dog, you gotta hand it to me
(Gotta gimme that shit, dog)
Prayed, then I prayed again (amen, Lord)
Had a moment but it came and went
(They don’t love you no more)
You don’t wanna play with him (nah, nah, nah)
They’ll be mournin’ you like 8AM (R.I.P)
Pinky ring ’til I get a wedding ring (woah, yeah)
Love my brothers, cut ’em in on anything (big slice)
And you know it’s King Slime Drizzy damn (ooh yeah)
She just said I’m bae, I hit the thizzle dance (Mac Dre shit, damn)
Either hand is the upper hand (oh yeah, shit)
Got a bubba on my other hand (oh yeah, shit, yeah)
This shit ain’t no hundred bands (nah, nah, nah, nah)
Palace look like Buckingham
Bills so big I call ’em Williams, for real
Reasons to go crazy, got a trillion for real
They been tryin’ me but I’m resilient for real
I can’t go in public like civilian for real
And I hardly take offense
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 (I don’t do that shit)
A big part of me resents
Niggas 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 (ayy!)

[Outro: Mack Daddy Ju & Drake]
My head is spinnin’, from smokin’ the chicken, the bass is kickin’
My head is spinnin’, from smokin’ the chicken, the bass is kickin’
My head is spinnin’, from smokin’ the chicken, the bass is kickin’
My head is spinnin’
This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, shit don’t ever stop
From smokin’ the chicken, the bass is kickin’
My head is spinnin’, from smokin’ the chicken, the bass is kickin’
My head is spinnin’, from smokin’ the chicken, the bass is kickin’
My head is spinnin’
This the flow that got the block hot, shit got super hot

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,686: ‘Nonstop’ – Drake

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I had to look up what trap music is. According to Wikipedia:

    Trap is a style of popular music that was developed in the late 1990s to early 2000s from Southern hip hop in the United States.It is typified by double or triple-time sub-divided hi-hats,heavy, sub-bass layered kick drums from the Roland TR-808 drum machine, layered synthesizers and an overall dark, ominous or bleak atmosphere.The term “trap” referred to places where drug deals take place. In the 2010s, artists crossbred trap with dubstep to create trap EDM.

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