I took some sense and made a nickel of it

from Rick Ross (Ft. Chrisette Michele & Drake) – Aston Martin Music Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Drake is referring to the commonly used term ‘two cents’, i.e. your opinion, or your two cents. He’s saying hes so good he has a ‘five cents’.

He could also be saying he made money from sense. Observing his surroundings and turning it into music.

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