25, sitting on 25 mill

from Drake (Ft. Lil Wayne) – The Motto Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A shout-out to/rip-off of The Game’s “American Dream” line “When you’re 29, sitting on 29 mil” (at 1:09).

Drake turned 25 on October 24th, 2011 and claimed to have $25 million in the bank at the time. Doing the math, this isn’t unreasonable, considering his $10 million in 2010 combined with his $11 million in 2011. That’s already $21 million as of August 2011, and it doesn’t include any 2009 data, Degrassi money, or bar mitzvah money. It’s also possible that some of the $20.5 million he made in 2012 is included in that $25 million figure if he signed the contracts before writing the lyrics.

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