Started, hold your applause

from Drake (Ft. Dennis Graham & J. Cole) – Jodeci Freestyle Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Cole was about to go in on the modern day rappers with a freestyle in the previous line but, stopped and is telling everyone to hold their applause until after he finishes his verse.

As a double meaning Cole’s career has really just started so, we better hold our applauses and not congratulate him just yet.

Also, when he says “started”, Cole is referring to Drake’s hit Started From The Bottom which begins with Drake saying just the word “started” in the same way that Cole does here.

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