Double Cup Drizzy: Drake’s Lean-Influenced Verses

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    Look out Weezy, there may be another heir to that cup. Listen to Drake long enough, or scroll through his Blackberry full of rhymes, and you’ll realize the Toronto rapper has dropped quite a few purple drank references. The drink, widely known as sizzurp or purple sprite, has found its place within plenty of Drizzy’s rhyme schemes. Although they often go unnoticed, these lyrical allusions leave one to wonder how much of that purple drank the Young Money soldier is really sipping. <em>XXLMag.com</em> has decided to take a look at this and present some of Drake’s lean-influenced verses. You be the judge, and obey your thirst. —<em>Ralph Bristout</em>
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    “Double cup love, you’re the one I lean on…”—Drake “Best I Ever Had,” <em>So Far Gone</em> (2009) <object width="610" height="25"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/PKEQLyBvVXs?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/PKEQLyBvVXs?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="610" height="25" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    “That prometh with that Sprite and Jolly Rancher so flamingo/I ain’t speakin’ in code really cause they know the lingo…”—Drake feat. Rich Boy “Must Hate Money” (2009)
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    “Said my name was Drizzy/And ain’t nobody reala/Cup inside a cup/Smokin’ Ghostface Killah.”—Drake “November 18th," <em>So Far Gone</em> (2009)<object width="610" height="25"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ikl3A9puiKI?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ikl3A9puiKI?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="610" height="25" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    “Me and Wayne lean like Kareem doing hook shots…”—Drake feat. Young Jeezy & Lil Wayne “I’m Goin’ In,” <em>So Far Gone EP</em> (2009)
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    “I be with your baby momma, you be with your child at home/Big Moe, Big Red, two cups made of Styrofoam…”—Lil Wayne feat. Drake “Gonorrhea,” <em>I'm Not a Human Being</em> (2010)<object width="610" height="25"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/MBJ9j74xLiE?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/MBJ9j74xLiE?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="610" height="25" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    “High rollers what’s up/Drink Houston what’s up…”—Pimp C feat. Bun B & Drake “What Up?,” <em>The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones</em> (2010)<object width="610" height="25"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/OtrSF8O72FU?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/OtrSF8O72FU?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="610" height="25" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    “I avoided the Coke game and went with Sprite instead…”—Drake “The Resistance,” <em>Thank Me Later</em> (2010)<object width="610" height="25"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/R5rx_Ne86eA?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/R5rx_Ne86eA?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="610" height="25" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    “Yeah I’m in the City of the purple Sprite…”—Drake feat. Lil Wayne “Miss Me,” <em>Thank Me Later</em> (2010)<object width="610" height="25"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/blVyuAeuoSA?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/blVyuAeuoSA?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="610" height="25" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    “And I run this y’all know that/I take the purple and pour that/All in the Sprite, all in the Sprite…”—Kanye West feat. Rihanna, Big Sean & Drake “All Of the Lights” (Remix) (2011)<object width="610" height="25"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/00o45nT1USo?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/00o45nT1USo?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="610" height="25" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    “Make sure to gimme all the credit I deserve/Make sure the good stuff’s still in that Sprite…”—SBTRKT feat. Drake and Little Dragon “Wildfire (Remix)” “Wildfire” (2011)<object width="610" height="25"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/YIluOj-yoeI?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/YIluOj-yoeI?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="610" height="25" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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    “Two white cups and I got that drink/Could be purple, it could be pink/Depending on how you mix that shit…” — DJ Khaled feat. Lil Wayne, Rick Ross & Drake “I’m on One,” <em>We the Best Forever</em> (2011)<object width="610" height="25"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Dn2WQ-i4WGA?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Dn2WQ-i4WGA?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="610" height="25" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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  • Derrick Harmon

    “Drink Houston” is a club in Houston dumb ass.Fact check before you write shit.

    • Johnnyboy

      Purple drank came from Houston “Dumbass”. Most of drake’s lyrics can be interpreted in multiple ways.

  • matty21

    sure glorifying that shit like its all cool and all sunny… aint nothing too cool about that shit when it really hits, fucks up peoples lives; fun while it lasts, but can get real ugly…easy to pick up, fun 2 do, hard as fuck 2 quit and/or come back; ask sum1… n just keep it real a lil’ …do what u do, aint no1 judging; to each his own, but da shit can be a bitch, aint nothing to be glorified

    • contro

      i have done it, i have been able to do it sparingly, it didnt ruin my life and i havent done it in a long time. so everybody doesnt have to go ask someone who done it. shut up when you aint done it yourself

  • wadedanger

    When he says “went with Sprite instead”, he’s talking about how he did the commercials advertising Sprite.

    • nah

      not necessarily

      • AO

        Instead of selling drugs, he went straight and got an endorsement deal with Sprite (Forever Commerical)

        • Fer sher

          Yeah. The next line’s something like “word to the money they puttin’ up”. Definitely about the endorsement.

  • DiddyBopp

    Two words, folks: DOUBLE ENTENDRE!!!!

  • tbfanss

    Drake kills it in all these verses!
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  • h45

    So the canadian kid from toronto who use to be on a kid’s tv show up until he decided to rap is really gonna try and talk about drank as if he some OG to that shit, GTFOH rap all fucked up

    And XXL you ppl must have no content these days if your resorted to stupid ass posts like, and whats with name dropping justin bieber on this fucking site every 2 months is this nigga handing yall paychecks or what?

    btw thats hoe ass canadian artist, damn canada can you come get some of your shit please!

    • drizeonyagirl

      yea cause that Toronto nigga is the hottest rapper in the game

  • wa_stateof mind

    Who says you gotta be an OG to get highhhh? Mutha fucka you got it twisted