Drake teams up with fellow rapper Yeat for a spoonful of no Fs given to anyone because their time is too valuable to spend on their own goals. “IDGAF” marks the first collaboration between the two artists.
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.
“IDGAF” was originally expected to be released through California-based rapper Yeat, after teasing snippets multiple times. The song was recorded back in 2021 and did not make it into Yeat’s upcoming studio album ‘LyfëStyle.’
Listen to “IDGAF” by Drake Ft. Yeat
Drake “IDGAF” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
The intro to the song is a sample from the English band Azimuth’s 1977 track “The Tunnel.”
In the hook of the song, Yeat emphasizes the title of the song. The acronym stands for ‘I Don’t Give a F*ck.’ He talks about living a carefree life, unbothered and untempered by what his enemies have to say about him. For one, both Yeat and Drake are too big to be concerned about every hate comment. Secondly, they have better uses for their time like counting the money they rake in daily.
Drake kicks off his verse with a homage to his hometown, Toronto. “One after five” and “three, two time” both reference mathematical formulas that give 6 as the answer which is a reference to Toronto. Next, he also shouts out his own record label ‘October’s Very Own’ or ‘OVO.’ He does not hold back to show his allegiance to his label.
Towards the end of his verse, Drake also says that he has done things that his ops have not even dreamt about. This can be very true. The wealth and influence he has certainly would open luxuries that other mortals aren’t even aware of.
In the second verse by Yeat, he talks about his success so far and how his opponents better stay on the other side of the street when he is out and about.
I just got off the phone with my demon and he told me that I’m gon’ win
In popular culture, the devil plays the part of the bad guy–feeding bad advice and trying to take you down. But, Yeat is so successful and unstoppable, that even the devil cannot do anything about it but acknowledge the fact that Yeat is just going to win at life. Pretty sick lyric!
In the last two lines of Yeat’s verse, he seems to be addressing another rapper who crossed him at some point claiming that Yeat is stealing his style. Yeat responds saying that nobody ever copied their style and he is the one who is successful anyway.
Let us hear what you think about this song in the comments below. Read the complete lyrics to the song on Genius.