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What Did Drake Say in Arabic in His Rap on “Only You Freestyle”?

It is all the time a great week when new music drops and for followers of Canadian rapper Drake, the week of July 20 was simply that. UK rapper Headie One launched his track and video for “Solely You Freestyle” that includes Drake, and it is caught the eye of social media. Particularly, individuals are curious to know, what did Drake say in Arabic, because it appears he picked up among the language for this monitor. 

Drake has been featured on a number of tracks to this point this summer season.

July 2020 was a great month for Drake followers and the singer appears to be on a roll by way of releasing new music. Whereas everybody continues to be ready for him to drop a brand new album himself, which he mentioned he is engaged on, the 33-year-old has been featured on each a DJ Khaled track and one with Headie One.  

The track with DJ Khaled was launched on July 16, 2020 on DJ Khaled’s VEVO channel on YouTube. The track known as “POPSTAR” was launched with an audio model of the video solely however has already racked up over 3.5 million views. 

A number of days later, on July 20, the Headie One track that includes Drake was launched, and it has lots of people speaking. “Solely You Freestyle” with Headie One, who, in line with Rolling Stone, is “already having fun with a breakthrough second because of his verse on Younger T and Bugsey’s “Do not Rush,” was launched together with a video on YouTube.

“I needed to go arduous, particularly on a monitor with the most effective drill artists on the earth,” Drake mentioned concerning the collaboration, in line with a press launch. “Scratch that — the most effective drill artist on the earth.” 

The track, in line with hiphopdx, takes purpose at another rappers, however that is not what everyone seems to be speaking about. The large information on Twitter about this track is that Drake speaks in Arabic.  

What did Drake say in Arabic?

Drake rapped, “Arabic ting informed me that I seem like Youssef/Seem like Hamza,” within the opening verse of the track with Headie One, however that wasn’t all. The positioning goes on to say that Drake says, “Habibti please/أنا أكيد، إنت وأنا أحلى,” within the track.  

“‘Habibti’ is Arabic for ‘My love’ and ‘أنا أكيد، إنت وأنا أحلى’ (pronounced ‘ana akeed, inti wa ana ahla’) is Arabic for ‘I’m sure you and I look higher collectively,” hiphopdx translated. 

The rap in one other language not native for Drake did not go unnoticed and folks on Twitter have been having a enjoyable time with it — some saying the pronunciation was improper and others making memes. 

 “drake rly be british, canadian, arabic, carribean [sic] and somali all on the similar time,” one particular person tweeted. 

“Drake mispronounced three phrases in Arabic in a verse and now we received’t hear the top of it,” one other mentioned.

Some are joking that Drake wished to study among the language to impress his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna. 

“Took Drake 6 months to study Arabic,” one particular person tweeted. 

“Drake’s all the time sending cryptic messages, all of it is smart now, why this man was spittin’ bars in Arabic lmao,” one other joked.

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