This has been years in the makin'
It's all for the city, they know I come right every summer
“This has been years in the making” is most likely referring to how long it took to put together Nothing Was The Same. His previous album Take Care was released in 2011 — hence NWTS has literally been 2 years in the making.
A second interpretation is that Drake is talking about his success as an artist being years in the making. Since releasing his first mixtape Room For Improvement back in 2006, he has won a Grammy and now has the most number one singles on 2 Billboard charts.
Either way, Drizzy says this is all for Toronto — his hometown. Starting in 2010, Drake hosts the annual OVO Fest in Toronto over the Canadian Civic Holiday long weekend. It headlines a large number of quality artists — even Yeezus himself made a surprise appearance this year. As accurately stated in this article:
Anyone who accuses Drake of not caring about Toronto has never been to OVO Fest.
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