Drake is said to have revealed some of his favorite songs from his huge catalog during a recent lecture he gave to students at Florida International University.
The surprise talk was a part of business mogul David Grutman’s college class earlier this month given on the eve of Drake’s collaborative album with 21 Savage, titled ‘Her Loss.’
The class has also seen Gutman attract the likes pf Victoria Beckham to give students an insight into success.
The hour-long conversation saw the Toronto rapper speak to a class of 400 students on his thoughts on career advice and several other interesting topics.
Predictably, the conversation led to Drizzy’s music and his process of song writing.
Here Drake enlightened students with some real gems.
Drake revealed his 2018 diamond-certified song “God’s Plan” was not intended to be a motivational anthem for the masses to the students’ surprise.
“Sometimes you forget, like, the biggest hits or… what seems like the easiest ones really weren’t that easy,” the 6 God explained.
“Even ‘God’s Plan’ is another example of a song that I still feel has great integrity,” he said, “It’s not a corny song.”
Obviously, a lot of people associate it with the video, like, assume that it’s this positive, uplifting song,” Drake detailed, “But I remember I wrote that song, for like, my dawgs.”
“That was, like, for the guys. We were turning up. I felt like I was talking crazy on there and all of a sudden, it became a motivational record,” the rapper stated.
“I was like, ‘I don’t know if they read the lyrics.'”
Drake - God's Plan
Then Drake went on to list out some of his favourite tracks from his ever-increasing catalogue of music.
“I think that ‘Feel No Ways’ and ‘Fire & Desire’ [are two] of my favorite songs, too,” Drake said of two songs from his 2016 album ‘Views.’
Feel No Ways
That album was amongst Drizzy’s most sucessful projects, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and spending 13 weeks at the top of the charts.
The album collected over one million album-equivalent units in sales in its first week, including a then-record 245 million listens in opening-week streams.
The Canadian MC’s latest album, ‘Her Loss’ has continued the trend of success for Drake, garnering the most album-equivalent units for a hip hop album this year.
With numbers of over 400,000, the album has seen several of its songs rise into music charts’ top 10 in the US and beyond.