British rapper Irving Adjei better known by his stage name Headie One released a surprise collaboration with Drake on July 20, 2020. The new track, titled “Only You Freestyle,” is their first collab together. You might recognize Headie One from his feature in Young T and Bugsey’s global hit “Don’t Rush.”
It is clear that the song heavily leans towards trap and drill genres, stemming from Headie One’s style of music.
“Only You Freestyle” takes the form of a freestyle, touching on many different aspects from women to money to their fame.
Listen to “Only You Freestyle” by Headie One Ft. Drake
It is also noteworthy that Drake also drops a line in Arabic in the first verse of the song. The lyric reads “Habibti, please ana akeed, inti wa ana ahla,” which roughly translates to English as “Baby please, I am certain you and I look better together.”
Drake also drops many references to artists, brands, and several important personnel in his life. He mentions Desiigner’s 2015 hit “Panda,” shouts out to his head of security ‘Chubbs,’ UK TV presenter Maya Jama, fellow OVO artist Popcaan, and also Headie One.
Drake also talks about a beef with two other artists; “Dealt with the big homie already, don’t make me have to side by side you.” Speculations are that this is a shot at Kanye West and Pusha T.
On the second verse of “Only You Freestyle,” Headie One jumps on a similar theme as Drake carried on. He shouts out to British video director Nathan Tettey, French football player David Trezeguet, Rihanna’s Fenty fashion line, and fellow gang member Boogie Bando.
Check out the complete lyrics and further meaning breakdown on Genius.