Friday, June 19, 2020

D4L Song Lyrics Meaning - Drake with Future and Young Thug

Read Drake with Future and Young Thug - D4L Lyrics Song Meaning Explained.

Album: Dark Lane Demo Tapes
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Record Label: OVO, Republic Records
Songwriter: Graham, Wilburn, Jeffery Williams, Joshua Luellen
Producer: Southside

This is the producer tag of Atlanta-based producer Southside, who, alongside, fellow Atlanta producer Lex Luger, formed the iconic producer conglomerate 808 Mafia. Southside has also produced on a number of tracks where Drake has been featured, most prominently seen on Gucci Mane’s January 2017 track “Both” and DJ ESCO’s June 2016 track “100it Racks.”

Drake, Future, and Young Thug each shout out their respective labels on the chorus of the track. Future (FREEBANDZ Gang, or FBG), Thugger (Young Stoner Life Records, or YSL) and Drake (October’s Very Own, or OVO) all founded and have at least partial ownership in their respective label.

All three of the featured artists have long collaboration histories with each other, and their labels have even teamed up to release two collaboration tapes: FBG & OVO for September 2015’s What a Time to Be Alive and FBG & YSL for October 2017’s SUPER SLIMEY.

Future and Thug have both confirmed that a sequel to SUPER SLIMEY is also coming soon, also incorporating YSL artist Gunna and Quality Control artist Lil Baby into the collaboration. Richard Mille is a Swiss luxury watchmaker, famous for their unique casings and visible mechanics.

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D4L is a 2000s rap group made up of Atlanta rappers Fabo, Mook-B, Stoney and Shawty Lo. The group is best known for their chart-topping November 2005 track “Laffy Taffy,” which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2006. “Stunna Man” is a nod to Stoney, who was also known as Stuntman.

The phrase “What’s hannenin'?” was first popularized by D4L on their 2005 track “I’m Da Man. The Bowen Homes are a section of housing projects which were originally built in 1964 and were demolished in 2009. The homes were located in the Bankhead section of Atlanta, Georgia. Both Young Thug and Future are Atlanta natives.

D4L are from the Bowen Homes and T.I. shot the music video for What Up, What’s Haapnin' at the Bowen Homes.

Here, Future references Drake’s Instagram username, @champagnepapi. He also goes under the moniker “papi” when addressed by his foreign female counterpart, who presumably is of Spanish descent, since “papi” is Spanish for “daddy”.

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Drake pays more homage to D4L as this is an allusion to the group’s November 2005 song, “Scotty”: I’m startin' to see spaceships on Bankhead.

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