Drake, Thank Me Later: ALL the lyrics to EVERY song explained

It’s been a long time since there has been so much hullabaloo over a Jewish rapper, so Rap Genius is rolling out the red carpet, just like we did for Eminem’s Recovery: it’s a celebration again, bitches!

Who cares if Drake has nothing to say about anything besides his own milquetoast fame? Drake is JEWISH. He had an authentic Bar Mitzvah (100 Rap IQ™ points to the first person who correctly identifies his Torah portion), and he’s a rapper.

With Matisyahu relegated to the “Trash Bin of History”, Drake is now clearly “Top Jew” in the Rap Game.

Drake, visiting his Bubby:

So, as a mazel tov to Drake and a mitzvah (good deed) for his fans, we explained (almost) every single song (some of them just aren’t rap) off Drake’s debut album Thank Me Later.

PEEP IT (click on any song to reveal its meaning!)

As always, = Rap Genius suggests

1. Fireworks (ft. Alicia Keys)

Why is Drake a womanizer? Because his parents got divorced when he was 7. =(

2. Karaoke

This song is NOT RAP! (to the tune of “This suit is NOT BLACK” from Borat)

3. The Resistance

Drake tells ladies, haters, and his neglected grandma that he’s going to take advantage of his success, and he doesn’t think he should have to apologize.

4. Over

The first single from the album, “Over” tackles one of the most fascinating subjects in the world: Drake’s fame.

5. Show Me a Good Time

Hey ladies, it’s me, Drake! Come show me a good time! Oh, one thing: you also have to sex with Lil Wayne, so do what you have to do to get ready.

6. Up All Night (ft. Nicki Minaj)

Drake and Nicki together in a song full of silly puns.

7. Fancy (ft. T.I. & Swizz Beatz)

An ode to independent, self-respecting women with class, ass, and their very own subprime mortgages.

8. Shut It Down (ft. The-Dream)

This song is NOT RAP!

9. Unforgettable (ft. Young Jeezy)

An eminently forgettable (rimshot) collaboration, on which Drake manages to say one true thing.

10. Light Up (ft. Jay-Z)

Drake tries his hardest and puts in one of his best verses, but Jay-Z still outclasses him by a fair amount. Bonus points for the Windows 7 reference.

11. Miss Me (ft. Lil Wayne)

Drake and Lil Wayne’s ode to the women who will miss them when they’re gone (on tour and in prison, respectively). Drake kind of proposes to Nicki Minaj

12. Cece’s Interlude

NOT RAP!

13. Find Your Love

NOT RAP!

14. Thank Me Now

Though the album is called Thank Me Later, on the final song Drake tells us to forget that and thank him NOW (just in case this is his last album..insurance!)