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. Tong Po Flo Says:

    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.

    ^ Same here and I’m a Pac stanski

  2. G7 Says:

    funny thing is Pac is younger than Jay. The late rise to Jay’s career has really benefitted him. Perfect timing.

  3. JAKKO DA WAKKOFF Says:

    nigga i was fucking witt tupac when i was 2! NO EXCUSES, now im 19

  4. Belize Says:

    ni99as out here ridin to nov 18th all day

  5. CheezyDoDo Says:

    yes!1 now that thats out the way

    how bout that burrrprint 3 ?

    i think its a classic

    “diamond brick smiley face”

  6. Triller Says:

    he was a 9 year old in a canadian jewish suburb, years away from a bat mitzvah. his intro to hip-hop was probably “hard knock life” like asher roth, but i guess he gets a pass because he hangs out with the pill poppin’ animal.

  7. The Shot Clock aka Nahdebayor Says:

    forgot how young this ninja is. all these niggas look mad old, this dude age like lebron james.

  8. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    ….this nigga is gay….

  9. Carlos Voltron AKA Dixie Normous Says:

    Was there really a controversy about the line? It’s just saddens me that someone is going to be saying the same thing about wayne, gucci mane, or souljah boy.

  10. eskay Says:

    and what if he was dissing Tupac? smh.

  11. The Shot Clock aka Nahdebayor Says:

    LL should be a don in this game by now, running labels and shit.

  12. d Says:

    okay… who cares lol… nahright is ran by nerds

  13. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    # eskay Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    and what if he was dissing Tupac? smh.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    this lame has 0 albums …so because we see nobodies diss legends all the time its cool now?…

  14. 45% Says:

    THIS DRAKE GUY DOES NO WRONG

  15. louisdondon1 Says:

    fear>

    any bad thoughts about that track can suck my dick. lol. thank me later will be a classic if drake makes more tracks like fear. he speaks truth to real people.

  16. The Shot Clock aka Nahdebayor Says:

    the tribute with Em and the Roots was really solid tho.

  17. eskay Says:

    >>this lame has 0 albums …so because we see nobodies diss legends all the time its cool now?…

    I’m just saying, get off Pac’s nuts.

  18. Belize Says:

    my friend has a dog named drake

    i kick it daily

  19. louisdondon1 Says:

    eskay Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    I’m just saying, get off Pac’s nuts.

    ^^^^
    wow i respect the bluntness. pac was great, but he wasnt the best.

  20. Belize Says:

    I’m just saying, get off Pac’s nuts.

    ^
    get off hov’s

  21. catch a mollywoppin/i may do it myself i'm so Boston (augh!) Says:

    and what if he was dissing Tupac? smh

    ^
    see nas’ ‘carry on tradition’.

    hip-hop has it’s political nuances. lil nigga bet’ clear it up if he want them pac loyalists to cop his shit. real chop.

  22. verses Says:

    # Belize Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    my friend has a dog named drake

    i kick it daily

    ^^^
    LMAO…*daps everyone*

  23. catch a mollywoppin/i may do it myself i'm so Boston (augh!) Says:

    Belize Says:

    October 14th, 2009 at 10:12 pm
    I’m just saying, get off Pac’s nuts.

    ^
    get off hov’s

    ^
    douche touche’. lolol.

  24. The Shot Clock aka Nahdebayor Says:

    I’m just saying, get off Pac’s nuts.

    ^

    says the nigga that does pullups off Camels’ scrotum

  25. eskay Says:

    >>get off hov’s

    I don’t spazz when rappers diss Hov. Hov’s a big boy he can handle himself[ll]. And Pac wasn’t a G, but he played one in the movies, so he don’t need niggas standing up for him either.

  26. Belize Says:

    I wonder if Senator Max Baucus of Montana rides around to Max B and French Montana

    I would

  27. catch a mollywoppin/i may do it myself i'm so Boston (augh!) Says:

    says the nigga that does pullups off Camels’ scrotum

    ^
    “and anotha one….”(c) B.I.G.

  28. The Shot Clock aka Nahdebayor Says:

    tinyurl.com/ygt98ct

    ^

    new nahright logo.

  29. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    ^^^^^
    *dead*

  30. eskay Says:

    >>says the nigga that does pullups off Camels’ scrotum

    I really don’t though and ya’ll niggas know I don’t, but what else are ya’ll gonna say about a Mr. Perfect nigga like me?

  31. catch a mollywoppin/i may do it myself i'm so Boston (augh!) Says:

    Hov’s a big boy

    ^

    flagrant.

  32. G7 Says:

    growing up in Toronto, Drake was probably more inspired by Maestro Fresh Wes than Pac…lol. Actually Wes probably little to before his time. Wes, the og pioneer of Canadian hip hop.

    youtube.com/watch?v=Pzull7scV2Y

    Let your Backbone Slide >>>
    n/h

  33. eskay Says:

    >>Maestro Fresh Wes

    YN put me onto that nigga, he was kinda dope. sounded like he was straight outta DITC.

  34. UrgirlzoNmydicK Says:

    Who shot ya

  35. The Shot Clock aka Nahdebayor Says:

    I don’t spazz when rappers diss Hov.

    ^

    oh puuuhhllleeaaaseee. your heart aches everytime u hear the word “camel”

  36. Belize Says:

    tinyurl.com/ygt98ct

    ^
    is that u eskay?

  37. eskay Says:

    >>oh puuuhhllleeaaaseee. your heart aches everytime u hear the word “camel”

    Cam’ron ft. Max B – “You Gotta Live It” is one of my top 5 favorite diss songs ever.

    “we tote handles at your open toed sandals, and you look like Joe Camel”

    you niggas just make shit up cuz it sounds good.

  38. Belize Says:

    fk this game!!!!!

  39. catch a mollywoppin/i may do it myself i'm so Boston (augh!) Says:

    tinyurl.com/ygt98ct

    ^
    is that u eskay?

    ^
    the height definitely is.

  40. The Shot Clock aka Nahdebayor Says:

    tinyurl.com/ygt98ct

    ^
    is that u eskay?

    ^

    i think so. they grow up so quickly, dont they?

  41. Belize Says:

    you niggas just make shit up cuz it sounds good.

    ^

    dont get mad..we all know ur jay love goes further than napkins and lotion at 1 am in the morning. aint nothing wrong with it. take it like a man

  42. verses Says:

    # Tong Po Flo Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    ^ Same here and I’m a Pac stanski

    ^^^

    Being a Pak i stani > Being a Pac stanski

  43. eskay Says:

    >>is that u eskay?

    that’s me on the left macking your moms.

  44. eskay Says:

    >>take it like a man

    your mother teach you that? ’cause that’s what I told her.

  45. ha ha pa-pa Says:

    # eskay Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    >>Nothing is real about a theory of “getting money how they see fit” thats actually a fantasy conception and doesn’t work in real world terms…your reverse utopian view is destructive…

    for one, I’m talking specifically about the drug trade. that said, I don’t encourage anybody to sell drugs.

    what does the economic state of people in the Caribbean have to do with anything? you’re asking me if I think poor people should do what they have to do to get money, then yeah I do. fucking sue me.

    I’m not saying go out and murder for it, but if you can sell some coke to somebody who wants coke, why the fuck not?
    ______________________________________________________________

    the economic state of the caribbean basically is your theory of people “getting money how they saw fit”….slave trade was a business that was like selling detergent or fruit snacks…it was totally a good concept because the slaves weren’t actual people…it was like livestock….that’s your rigid theory of getting money how people see fit works..

    and drugs lead to death…If I know I can sell your aunt some crack for two nickels but some other crackhead will murk that crackhead for those two rocks I’m gonna do it…(just to see your aunt die)…this is how getting money as you see fit works…

    your theory and logic is way off base…as murder should not be a cause for not getting money…(according to that theory atleast)

  46. ha ha pa-pa Says:

    eskay Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    this idiot is trying to compare selling drugs to Hitler and the slave trade.

    the slaves didn’t choose to get on the boat and the jews didn’t choose to get in the gas chambers. your mother chose to smoke crack and if I sell it to her to feed my kid I’m wrong? fuck that. fuck I look like starving to respect people who don’t respect themselves.
    _______________________________________________________________

    And crack babies don’t choose to be on crack….selling drugs is no different than killing another man for personal gain or money

  47. Nice Says:

    eskay ftw

  48. Jewtino Says:

    # Belize Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I wonder if Senator Max Baucus of Montana rides around to Max B and French Montana

    I would

    <<<<Them Montana Politicians get away with shit worse than murder.

  49. dronkmunk Says:

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

  50. Jewtino Says:

    It’s called research Drake, study your history.

  51. 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

    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    OH MY GAWDDDDDD, HE SAID THE NAME OF THE GREAT RAPPER. HE MENTIONED IT IN HIS FILTHY, YOUNG BREATH. BLASPHEMY. HE MUST BE EXECUTED AT DAWN!

  52. iwyk Says:

    you know i balled. chemo.

    he didn’t apologize to cancer patients. smh.

  53. d Says:

    so what never should have said it

  54. phatosas Says:

    Drake just made me feel old.

  55. 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?

  56. CassavaLeaf Says:

    Drake is a herb

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

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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!

  60. 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?http://clareswinney.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/flashback-president-roosevelt-new-order-means-a-revival-of-oldest-worst-form-of-tyranny > >

    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.

    NEW FOKKUS

  61. NEW FOKKUS Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVnsBk5WuQ8

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