By now, even your grandmother has used the Migos flow. Drake made sure to do his part on the "The Language" and "305 To My City," two cuts from Nothing Was The Same. While Quavo popularized and mastered the technique with a sense of urgency, The Migos triplet technique is frequently delivered with a wholly abrasive tone (see: Kanye’s turn on "Sanctified"). Normally, the triplet comes in a wave of aggression. Drake’s version remained cool, collected, and calculated. Instead of listening to something, at times overwhelming, we were treated to a multitude of swaggered bars. There really isn’t a better way to do it—there's simply a different one. Drake expanded the flow just when it was seemingly overplayed.



As with most rappers, lifting a flow isn’t new to Drake. Way back in his freshman era, Aubrey took a swing at Big Sean’s “Supa Dupa Flow.” Incorporating an emphasis on punchlines, by dropping out contractions and ending a line with a statement. Hear Drizzy famously utilize a Disney pun in “Forever”: