Audio: Drake Explains Tupac Line On ‘Fear’

via MTV

Drake said, unequivocally, he isn’t dissing Tupac Shakur on “Fear.” He’s just pointing out that he was too young to fully feel the impact of the music icon at the time of his passing.

“I never cried when ‘Pac died,” Drake raps on the song from his So Far Gone EP. “But I probably will when Hov does/ And if my tears hold value, then I would drop one for every single thing he showed us/ And I’ll be standing in a puddle.”

Recently calling in from Toronto, Drake explained his lines.

“A lot of people also sort of don’t understand the meaning of that line,” Drake said. “It’s not necessarily that I don’t love West Coast hip-hop or that I don’t love ‘Pac now that I’m 22, but that line was just said to show how new I am to hip-hop. And like I said, I was 9 when that happened, so it didn’t really affect me. But that song in general was just one of those things that took awhile to finish because it was an opportunity to say a lot of the things on my mind. That always feels good as a rapper, when you can get your thoughts out.”

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61 Responses to “Audio: Drake Explains Tupac Line On ‘Fear’”

  1. jamie. j Says:

    # dronkmunk Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Dude has no business with pacs name in his mouth in the first place



  2. iwyk Says:

    you know i balled. chemo.

    he didn’t apologize to cancer patients. smh.

  3. d Says:

    so what never should have said it

  4. phatosas Says:

    Drake just made me feel old.

  5. CMW Says:

    It’s called research Drake, study your history.
    smh. he just said he was 9 when he died. probably not even into rap music yet. So what’s he supposed to do, study Pac’s music and cry about his death years later?

  6. CassavaLeaf Says:

    Drake is a herb

    but this cat just made me feel mad old
    he was 9 when ‘Pac died
    i’m two steps away from the grave

  7. GunzouttaVa81 Says:

    Nigga had a good line and shouldn’t apologize for nothing. I am a biggie fanatic, then Jay but if he woulda said the same thing about Big I wouldn’t have cared. He’s right. No one should care that much.

  8. G montana Says:

    Fuck Fat ass Biggie he didnt get shot,he choked on a subway sandwich
    drake no fly zone in the west youre shit’s gay and you should never
    mention pac specially if you’re not giving him props.

  9. B's and C's BOS All Day Says:

    Play in traffic please. And get off Hov’s dick he isnt the best rapper, not even the best in NY, Queens Build King’s, NAS. Nobody says you were taken over you were fuckin eithered!

  10. NEW FOKKUS Says:

    Could Someone Spit a REAL message on an 808.
    Give Me a Positive Message vs Money, Greed, or Hate

    I was told money is the root of all evil~ and now I realize this is true….
    Because to get the fame and glory ~ it’s amazing what one will do.

    I just wanna be~ I just wanna be~ I just wanna be Successful…
    But do you see that the internal & eternal sacrifices to attain- can also be your downward spiral?

    Turn down the background noise and TV- let your mind unwind.
    Educate yourself and see the truths your subconcious finds.

    Tell me what has become of my rights
    Am I invisible because you ignore me?
    Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now
    I’m tired of bein’ the victim of shame
    They’re throwing me in a class with a bad name
    I can’t believe this is the land from which I came
    You know I do really hate to say it , The government don’t wanna see B,ut if Roosevelt was livin’ – He wouldn’t let this be, no,
    “They Don’t Realy Care About Us”(MJ)

    Yes~ if Roosevelt was living, what would he say? > >

    Quote From Rockefeller/ROCAFELLA ~ “We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.” David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, in an address to a meeting of The Trilateral Commission, in June, 1991.


  11. NEW FOKKUS Says:

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