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Drake Explains His 2Pac Lyrics On “Fear”

Posted By on October 15, 2009

    Drake made some headlines when he mentioned Tupac Shakur on his recent "Fear" track [listen here], even getting some reports that he was dissing the late-great rapper. Drake is now responding saying he was not dissing 2Pac, just pointing out that he was too young to fully feel the impact of the music icon at the time of his passing. "I never cried when ‘Pac died," Drake raps on the song from his So Far Gone EP. "But I probably will when Hov does/ And if my tears hold value, then I would drop one for every single thing he showed us/ And I’ll be standing in a puddle." [Drake – Fear Track – Where He Mentions 2 Pac – Listen Here]

    In an interview with MTV, Drake explained his rhymes. "A lot of people also sort of don’t understand the meaning of that line," Drake said. "It’s not necessarily that I don’t love West Coast hip-hop or that I don’t love ‘Pac now that I’m 22, but that line was just said to show how new I am to hip-hop. And like I said, I was 9 when that happened, so it didn’t really affect me. But that song in general was just one of those things that took awhile to finish because it was an opportunity to say a lot of the things on my mind. That always feels good as a rapper, when you can get your thoughts out." [Drake Explains His Lyrics About Tupac – Listen Here]

Drake – Explains Tupac Line on his "Fear" Track


Drake – Fear