Uh, it take a certain type of man to teach
To be far from hood, but to understand the streets
Drake grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, and was the equivalent of A.C. Slater on the teen drama Degrassi which lends itself to zero street cred
However, most people have been accepting of this fact, because he interacts with people like that, and can feel their pain. Through visiting his dad in Memphis and his devotion to hip hop, he’s become accepted by the streets
Alternative interpretation: Drake is acknowledging that he is not from the ‘hood’ yet still knows how to make music that is appealing to people on the streets.
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