I'm in the building and I'm feeling myself
Rest in peace, Mac Dre, I'm-a do it for the Bay
In the (San Francisco) Bay, they’re known for “thizzing” — more commonly called “rolling” — on the Ecstasy pill. When you’re on the E pill your senses are way more (ahem) sensitive, hence “feeling myself” —sexual overtones definitely intended . Bay Area rap legend Mac Dre made “thizz” famous. You can watch the “Thizzle Dance” here:
Trivia: This song was released on November 1st, 2011: exactly seven years after the death of Mac Dre.
Another reason for the Mac Dre shoutout comes in the chorus when Drake introduces us to the acronym ‘YOLO’: You only live once is a lyric from the Mac Dre song “Life’s a Bitch”. All of this ties in to the fact that Mac Dre died at the age of 34 (which he eerily predicted on the track):
Life is short, you only live once and ain’t no telling when you’re leaving
So I’m-a do it all, have a ball while I’m still living and breathing
Life’s a bitch and then you die.
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