Friday, May 8, 2020

Deep Pockets Song Lyrics Meaning - Drake


Read Drake - Deep Pockets Lyrics Song Meaning Explained.

Album: Dark Lane Demo Tapes
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Record Label: OVO, Republic Records
Songwriter: Aubrey Graham, Noah Shebib, Patrick Reynolds
Producer: 40, Plain Pat

Anthony “Hush” Palman is a member of OVO. He has writing credits for Drake stretching back to his second studio album, November 2011’s Take Care. Notably, he was caught up in some controversy in 2015 after he was accused of ghostwriting for Drake.

Drake previously shouted out Hush along with other OVO members on his June 2010 song, “Miss Me”

Drake, who is originally from Toronto, has mentioned “the East” in much of his music most notably in the track “Days in the East”. This is a term used by residents of Scarborough, a borough in the east end of Toronto that’s known for its diversity and has a reputation for being ghetto. Scarborough is where many of Drake’s friends are from, including Preme, Baka, and Chubbz.

Drake and his crew (a.k.a. his “trustees”) used to wear military fatigues back in the day. He mentions this on “Moment 4 Life” where he raps: Shout out to the OVO, red wings and fatigues.

Drake says he smokes marijuana, crushed leaves is a reference to the dried and cured leaves of the cannabis. Cannabis needs to be dried before smoking to increase potency, making it hard and easy to crush.

Drake cleans his white Air Forces, a very popular colorway that’s very hard to keep pristine, right when he arrives home.

Created by designer Bruce Kilgore in 1982, the Nike Air Force One, now known simply as the Air Force 1, takes its name from Air Force One, the plane that carries the President of the United States.

Drake is talking about travelling between the east end of Toronto and the West end of Toronto late at night.

“Laurier” and “MacKenzie” are two high schools in Toronto. Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute is in Scarborough at the east end of the city while William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute is in North York, more west end of the city. Back in 2011, Drake shot his music video for “Headlines” in the Guild Estate which is located beside Laurier.

Drake moved into his 50,000 square feet mansion back in 2019 which is located in North York which could end his “round” at his house. Toronto is a very densely populated city with bad traffic that congested during the day but empty late at night.

It is also possible that Drake is making a nod to Wilfrid Laurier University, a university located in Waterloo, Ontario. Laurier has been a big fan of Drake and the OVO Crew, with Drake featuring in their History of Rock Music course available for first-year students. In 2018, labelmate NAV performed at Laurier’s O-Week Concert Night.

Due to the success Drake had early in his music career with the song “Forever” during his twenties, he expected to be paid large amounts of money, in preferably bills higher than $50.

To “flip the ‘F’ out” means to be angered or go crazy due to something you hear or see. Drake might flip out if he isn’t paid the correct amount of money he should get.

Drake relates flipping the “F” out to fashion brand and it’s logo which consist of a right up F and inverted F.

Big Apple was a Toronto area store owner and record promoter. He was originally from NYC thus earning him the name Big Apple, he made a lot of promises to Toronto area rappers Drake talks about him selling dreams to them.

Drake previously makes mention of Big Apple on Views standout Weston Road Flows

Drake is referencing the YOLO Estate, his mansion in Hidden Hills, California. In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Drake reveals that at one point this was the desktop image to his computer, years before he bought it:

This house was the desktop image on my computer years before I bought it. I was like, ‘What are the world’s craziest residential pools?’ and when I searched online, this came up.

In 2007, while on a trip in L.A. he tried, and failed, to find this place. In 2009, the home hit the market and Drizzy was able to pick it up at a bargain, for $7.7 million, which was down from the original asking price of $27 million.

A bit of wordplay from Drake—he references the namesake Great Pyramids of Egypt in connection to illegal pyramid scheme scams, which are usually conducted over the phone.

Drake himself used to do phone scams when he was struggling to provide for himself and his mother, which he talks about briefly in the song “Star67”:

Now we in the basement and we workin' on the phone
Now we in the basement and we workin' on the phone, man

Before his rise to fame, Drake used to make money through shady phone scams and flipping apps in Niko’s basement. He talks about this June 2014 track “0 to 100”:

Wasn’t payin' me enough, I needed somethin' quicker
So now I’m all in Niko basement puttin' work in on the phones

This is also nod to Drake’s July 2015 summer hit, “Hotline Bling.” The song’s title refers to the ringing of cell phones. As one of the biggest musicians in the world, Drake certainly gets lots of money and a good portion of it comes from hit songs like “Hotline Bling.”

Corey Skeet is a Canadian entrepreneur living in Cancun, Mexico. He is the owner of The Surfin Burrito and Padrino’s Pizza Express, and also has some other rental businesses as well.

Drake shouted him out on an Instagram Story when Dark Lane Demo Tapes was released.