Drake reunites with fellow rapper J. Cole for another hit “First Person Shooter” from Drake’s brand new album ‘For All The Dogs.’ Both artists go back and forth on being the number one–UNO–in the music industry.
Drake released his eighth studio album ‘For All The Dogs’ on October 6, 2023. The album contained one single, “Slime You Out” prior to the release, and the tracklist has 23 tracks featuring artists such as 21 Savage, J. Cole, SZA, Bad Bunny, and Lil Yachty. The album artwork is inspired by Drake’s son’s drawings.
J. Cole begins the song by saying that the first person shooter, in this case, himself, is coming at all the other rappers out there. The only way anyone else was getting ahead of him was if they were working in a cubicle all day, Cole could not stomach that at any cost. Cole and Drake together is a pretty big event–how big they say? As big as the Super Bowl? You tell us.
Listen to “First Person Shooter” by Drake Ft. J. Cole
Drake “First Person Shooter” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
Carrying the torch from where Cole left off, Drake confirms Cole’s braggadocious statement about them. The only difference between the two of them and the Super Bowl is, well, it’s only two of them compared to a national sports event with multiple athletes.
Drake has cemented himself as the GOAT in the hip-hop game. Whenever the topic comes up with his peers, his ears perk up, wondering where loyalty lies. Drake’s beliefs are not misplaced. He has been one of the most successful artists of several decades now. But the industry has not arrived at a verdict yet.
J. Cole comes back for a second serving in the third verse of the song. He promises that no one has to dig for threats in his lyrics. If he was aiming at someone in his lyrics, they would know it. No subliminals.
Cole also mentions his next project, allegedly titled ‘The Fall Off.’ The more he keeps repeating the album title, the more ironic it starts to sound.
Is it K-Dot? Is it Aubrey? Or me?
Cole brings up a common question about the G.O.A.T. status in the industry. Is it Kendrick Lamar, Drake, or Cole? Cole admits that all the names here are of a league of their own–but he kind of sets himself apart from the elite, too. There have been many great boxers through time, but Muhammed Ali is cut from a different cloth.
In the final verse by Drake, the rapper flaunts about his accomplishments both in the industry and out. He also says that his accomplices are richer than most of the rappers out there. Talking about streamers, Drake is likely referring to Kai Cenat, who is one of the biggest streamers on Twitch right now with an estimate of over 85,000 subscribers equalling $255,000 of subscriber money a month. It is very fortunate to be friends with Drake rather than be on the opposing side.
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