Drake Talk Up. On this Scorpion track, Drake talks about how he came up from his childhood, and how he is today. Jay-Z specifically talks about the streets, selling bricks, and how it has effected him today.
It’s also notable that this is the first Drake and Jay-Z collab since 2016, as many previously thought that they still had beef, even though Jay-Z admitted that they no longer had beef.
On the track JAY-Z mentions late rapper, XXXTENTACION, who was murdered at a motorsport shop in Deerfield Beach, Florida on June 18th, 2018.
He compares the murder of the young rapper to George Zimmermann, a Florida man who became infamous for the killing of unarmed black teen, Trayvon Martin, in which he claimed self-defense. He was found not guilty of second degree murder in a trial by jury. The Black Panthers put a $10,000 bounty on his head, but he still remains alive today.
With these bars, Jay is voicing his frustration with both the state and citizens of Florida: they let a young rapper die a premature death, but couldn’t put an end to a man who murdered an unarmed black teen.
Since the murder of Martin, Jay has connected with his family and lent them both financial and emotional support. In July 2018 Hov’s latest docuseries production, Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, will premiere on the Paramount Network.
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