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Brittany Malooly
April 07, 2018 9:02 am

We’ve been semi-patiently awaiting Drake’s follow-up single to his January jam God’s Plan, and it’s finally here. The Canadian rapper dropped his latest hit, “Nice For What,” on Friday, April 6th, and (big surprise) we are *loving* it.┬áThe song is upbeat and playful, and it samples Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor,” a track off her iconic 1998 album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. What more could we ask for? A video, perhaps? Well, Drake blessed us with that too.

The dynamic, star-studded video features a who’s who list of powerful women, including American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland and Issa Rae, star and co-creator of HBO’s Insecure. And it showcases some of Drizzy’s famous dad-like dance moves. SWOON.

Here are the “Nice For What” lyrics.

[Intro: Big Freedia]

I wanna know who mothafuckin’ representin’ in here tonight
Hold on, hold on

[Pre-Chorus: Lauryn Hill]
I keep lettin’ you back in
How can I explain myself?

[Chorus: Lauryn Hill & Drake]
Care for me, care for me
You said you’d care for me
There for me, there for me (Louisiana shit)
Said you’d be there for me
Cry for me, cry for me (Murda on the beat)
You said you’d die for me
Give to me, give to me
Why won’t you live for me?
Care for me, care for me
I know you care for me (A song for y’all to cut up to, you know?)
There for me, there for me
Said you’d be there for me (Yeah)
Cry for me, cry for me
You said you’d die for me
Give to me, give to me
Why won’t you live for me?

[Verse 1: Drake]

Everybody get your mothafuckin’ roll on
I know shorty and she doesn’t want no slow song
Had a man last year, life goes on
Haven’t let that thing loose, girl, in so long
You’ve been inside, know you like to lay low
I’ve been peepin’ what you bringin’ to the table
Workin’ hard, girl, everything paid for
First, last phone bill, car note, cable

[Refrain: Drake]
With your phone out, gotta hit them angles
With your phone out, snappin’ like you Fabo
And you showin’ off, but it’s alright
And you showin’ off, but it’s alright
It’s a short life, yeah

[Chorus: Lauryn Hill]

Care for me, care for me
You said you’d care for me
There for me, there for me
Said you’d be there for me
Cry for me, cry for me
You said you’d die for me
Give to me, give to me
Why won’t you live for me?

[Verse 2: Drake]
That’s a real one, in your reflection
Without a follow, without a mention
You really pipin’ up on these n*ggas
You gotta be nice, for what to these n*ggas
I understand, you gotta hunnid bands
You got a baby Benz, you got some bad friends
High school pics, you was even bad then
You ain’t stressin’ off no lover in the past tense
You already had them, work at 8 a.m., finish ’round five
Hoes talk down, you don’t see ’em outside
Yeah, they don’t really be the same offline
You know dark days, you know hard times
Doin’ overtime for the last month
Saturday, call the girls, get ’em gassed up
Gotta hit the club, gotta make that ass jump

[Refrain: Drake]

Gotta hit the club like you hit them mothafuckin’ angles
With your phone out, snappin’ like you Fabo
And you showin’ off, but it’s alright
And you showin’ off, but it’s alright
It’s a short life, yuh

[Bridge: Big Freedia]
Ah, ha, these hoes
Your boy, I may
Watch the breakdown

[Chorus: Lauryn Hill]
Care for me, care for me!
You said you’d care for me!
There for me, there for me!
Said you’d be there for me!
Cry for me, cry for me!
You said you’d die for me!
Give to me, give to me!
Why won’t you live for me?!

[Breakdown: Drake]

Gotta make that jump
Gotta make that
Gotta, gotta make that
Gotta make that jump
Gotta make that
Gotta, gotta make that
Gotta, gotta, gotta g-g-gotta
G-g-gotta, gotta
Gotta, g-g-gotta, gotta
Gotta make that jump, jump
Let’s go
Bend it over, lift it up
Bend it over, lift it up
Make that jump, jump
Bend it over, lift it up
Bend it over, lift it up
Make that jump, jump
Bend it over, over, over, over, over
Lift it up
Make that jump, jump
Bend it over, lift it up
Make that jump, jump
Bend it over, lift it up
Make that jump, jump

[Bridge: Drake]
That’s a real one, in your reflection
Without a follow, without a mention
You rarely pipin’ up on these n*ggas
You gotta be nice for what to these n*ggas
I understand

[Chorus: Lauryn Hill]
Care for me, care for me
You said you’d care for me
There for me, there for me
Said you’d be there for me
Give to me, give to me
Why won’t you live for me?
Cry for me, cry for me
You said you’d cry for me

[Outro: Drake & Lauryn Hill]
Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles
It’s a short life, yeah
Cry for me, cry for me
You said you’d die for me
Give to me, give to me
Why won’t you live for me?

Watch Drake’s “Nice For What” video below.

We can’t wait to hear the whole album! Don’t make us wait too long, Drake. Please and thank you.

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