Ever since Youtube niggas been calling me the leader of the new school

from DJ Khaled (Ft. Drake, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross) – No New Friends Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

There’s been immense hype over Drake ever since he first began releasing music on the internet (his first mixtape, Room for Improvement, was dropped in 2006). Following his 2009 self-release of So Far Gone, there was a fierce bidding war between labels to sign him.

More recently, Drake has been integral in assisting the launch of the careers of other new school musicians, such as fellow Torontonian The Weeknd, and ASAP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar, who headlined his 2012 Club Paradise Tour

This line may be a reference to lyrics from “The Calm” on So Far Gone:

You can see it in my face or even read it on my palm
Leader of the new school, it’s proven and it’s known

Leaders of the New School is also the name of the hip hop group that Busta Rhymes started out in. Drake often praises Native Tongues Posse rappers and their affiliates, so it is possible he is referring to this group.

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