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Drake’s Lyrics Have Never Sounded Like This Before

Watch an acclaimed author break down Drizzy's rhymes.

We’ve heard Drake’s lyrics recited by the elderly. We’ve even heard NBA rookies delivering Drizzy’s rhymes. But we haven’t heard acclaimed author Salman Rushdie dropping these 6 God lyrics -- until now!

The 68-year-old award-winning novelist — who’s written “Midnight’s Children” and “The Satanic Verses” among other celebrated works — recited Drizzy’s lyrics in a way we've never heard before. And beyond that, he also assessed these rhymes from "6PM In New York," “Forever," "Know Yourself," "What's My Name" and "6 God.”

That's right. Rushdie recited them in dramatic fashion and then explained why he enjoyed the T. Dot MC's lines. He's definitely got an interesting way of looking at the rhymes and you have to wonder if he knows what Drake meant by "woes" on "Know Yourself."

Here’s a breakdown of what he thinks of each line:

  • "6PM In New York"

    Drake's Rhyme: "Lately I feel the haters eating away at my confidence/ They scream out my failures and whisper my accomplishments." Rushdie's Take: "Yeah, I know how that feels.”

  • "Forever"

    Drake's Rhyme:"Last name ever, first name greatest/ Like a sprained ankle, boy, I ain't nothin' to play with." Rushdie's Take: "I like that half rhyme. I like greatest and play with. That’s good."

  • "Know Yourself"

    Drake's Rhyme: "Running through the 6 with my woes/ counting money, you know how it goes/ Pray the real live forever, man/ Pray the fakes get exposed." Rushdie's Take: "I like that one. I like that one best so far."

  • "What's My Name?"

    Drake's Rhyme: "Good weed, white wine/ I come alive in the night time/ Okay, away we go/ Only thing I have on is the radio." Rushdie's Take: "I think it’s great that he quotes Marilyn Monroe. When she posed in the nude and she was asked if she had nothing on, and she said, ‘I had the radio on.’”

  • "6 God"

    Drake's Rhyme:"I’m about to say a true thing/ I’m about to say a true thing/ You was poppin' back when Usher wore a U chain/ Goddamn, you changed." Rushdie's Take: (Laughter)

Drake just released What A Time To Be Alive with Future and Rushdie just dropped his new novel "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights."