A black Maybach, 40 pulled up Jeep

from Drake (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) – Buried Alive (Interlude) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Drake pulled up with a Maybach and Noah “40” Shebib in a Jeep.

The section that follows was based on a real incident. Kendrick explains:

Drake called me and said he had a beat that 40 did and wanted me on it, told me to do what I feel on the record. The first thing that came to mind was my first time meeting dude. Me being a fan and following his music, I kind of had an idea of where he was at in his career. He’s in a space where vanity can be a definite crutch if you’re in denial

But [Drake’s] honest, he acknowledges his vices and faults. I wanted to speak from a standpoint of being a new artist watching everything that’s killing him and wanting to die. We all want a taste of vanity. I seen a taste of it the night I met homie; black Maybach, white waitress, private dinner with crew, 40 pulling up, jeep with no doors. All he needed was Aaliyah [laughs]. All of this was in the homie’s possession that night, and in that moment I wanted it. The conversation that night was real. ‘Am I ready to accept this lifestyle…’ is where I end the verse

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