Drake is rapping in Arabic and we need some explanations

"Arabic ting tells me I look like Youssef, look like Hamza"
Drake is rapping in Arabic and we need some explanations
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It seems that Grammy award winning rapper Drake has been getting a lot of inspo from the Middle East lately. 

Yesterday, the famous Canadian rapper dropped his latest single 'Only You Freestyle,' along with British rapper Headie One. And it's safe to say that his lyrics were definitely...interesting.

It's no surprise that everytime Drake drops a new song, the Internet goes crazy, especially since his last album 'Scorpion' came out 2 years ago. Since then the rapper's been keeping it very low-key, what with his son being born and all. But, his ride-or-die fans have been (patiently) waiting for some more of his legendary bars - we're talking circa 'Take Care' if you know what I mean. 

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ONLY YOU FREESTYLE OUT NOW @headieone !!!!!

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Along with the 4 minute freestyle, the star also released visuals to go along with it. 

Drake mentions his Arab-centric features in his first verse: “Arabic ting tells me I look like Youssef, look like Hamza/ Habibti please, ana akeed, inti wa ana ahla.”

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@champagnepapi pls explain

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Despite his pronunciation, his Arabic phrase "ana akeed, inti w ana ahla" translates to “I’m certain you and I look better together.” This isn't the first time that Drake has tapped into Arabic culture, especially since he could definitely pass as a Middle Eastern man. He's also known for picking up different accents or cultures, and using them in his raps. AKA drill/British music and slang. 

Ofc, the Internet instantly began meme-ing him (no hate though, the song was fire.) 

Scroll down to check out some of our favourite ones...

This SENT me.

All laughs aside, shoutout to Drizzy for broadening his linguistic repertoire!