Anyone who even casually followed the NBA Finals saw Drake was very much in his feelings about his beloved, hometown Toronto Raptors.
After trolling some Golden State Warriors players — including Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green — on Instagram, the “God’s Plan” rapper gleefully celebrated in Toronto after the Raptors won the championship on Thursday night.
But even before the Raptors get their parade on Monday, Drake is taking his own victory lap with two new songs that he released early Saturday morning. “Omertà” and “Money in the Grave” are combined together in “The Best in the World Pack” that features an NBA Championship trophy on the cover.
Neither song, though, is the triumphant anthem that you might expect. But “Omertà” — set to a typically moody Drake groove —does seem to name-check a couple of basketball superstars.
First, there’s a nod to LeBron James moving from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Los Angeles Lakers: “Bronny buying up Brentwood like he still in Akron.”
Then Drake big-ups a retired NBA legend: “That’s how we continue down the path of Jordan and Jackson/That’s some insight for y’all even if no one’s asking,” he raps, appearing to reference Michael Jordan as well as Michael Jackson.
Later in the song, he gives what comes off as more b-ball love: “I wish that I was playing in a sport where we were getting rings,” he spits.
On the menacing “Money in the Grave,” featuring rapper Rick Ross, Drake boasts that he’s “really just lapped every n—a in the race.” And he wants to take all his coins with him when his race is done: “When I die, put my money in the grave.”
While neither of these tracks will challenge for song of the summer — the way that “In My Feelings” did last year — Drake saw the opening and scored an easy lay-up here.
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