Drake -- "5AM In Toronto"
Drake -- "5AM In Toronto" (Instrumental)
I can't stop playing Drake's newest joint, '5AM in Toronto.' Much like 'Started From the Bottom,' this Drizzy's testament of why he should be considered one of the hottest MCs in the game (no MTV).
I haven't done this a while, so let me start this up again.
Every year on Beats and Rants, I nominate one or two songs to be my "Get Money" anthem for the remaining calendar year. My ideal of a "Get Money" anthem is a song that either makes you think or motivates you to go out and achieve your dreams and accumulate that "paper" (i.e., money, greenbacks, Almighty dollar).
In 2010, Aloe Blacc's "I Need a Dollar" was my get-money anthem.
In 2013, Drake's "5AM in Toronto" is my get-money anthem. I wrote it about here at my day gig.
On the track, Drizzy takes aim at his detractors who hate from the sidelines. He throws a subliminal jab at his haters (namely Chris Brown) in one verse. “I got a gold trophy from the committee for validation / Bad press during the summer over allegations / I ain’t lyin’, my nigga, my time is money / That’s why I ain’t got time for a nigga whose time is comin'," he raps.
The Young Money rapper even takes a swipe at the much-ballyhooed "Hottest MC" list by MTV. "I made Forbes list, nigga / Fuck your list, everything’s looking gorgeous," he spits.
There are plenty of rewindable one-liners on here and they all sting. Hearing Drake be so confident and determined on this song makes this an anthem song for me. The beat is pounding, the synths are eerie and dreamy at the same time. It's a great song.
"Niggas make threats I can't hear ya / That's because I'm headed to the bank, nigga!"
Drake started from the bottom and now he's trying to win here again.
**Oh, I also included the instrumental for your downloading pleasure. Get motivated.**