10 Years Later: 3 Toronto Moments From Drake's 'Nothing Was The Same'

As Drake's 'Nothing Was The Same' celebrates its 10 year anniversary, Complex Canada looked back at 3 memorable Toronto moments from the album.

Drake once said on "Tuscan Leather," the opening track from Nothing Was the Same: "Just give it time, we'll see who's still around a decade from now."

Not only is Drake still around, but fans are still quoting lyrics from Nothing Was the Same 10 years later. It hit the anniversary mark on Sunday.

The album remains a favourite among fans, and even though it was the next release that really cemented Drizzy as the 6 God, here are three references from Nothing Was the Same that position Drake as one of Toronto's own.


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1. “Worst Behavior” 

Lyric: “This ain't the son you raised who used to take the Acura at 5 a.m. to go and shoot Degrassi up on Morningside.” 

Everyone loves when the boy mentions Degrassi, but he also shouts out Centennial College on Morningside Avenue, where Degrassi was filmed. He talks about his old Acura, which also gets a mention on “Underground Kings.”

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2. "Connect"

Lyric: “I take Eglington to 401 East end, exit at Markham Road in the east end.”

This references the time he spent in Scarborough, and how he used to get from one end of the city to the other.

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3. "Pound Cake"

Lyric:  "After hours at Il Mulino/Or Sotto Sotto, just talkin women and vino." 

Sotto Sotto in Yorkville is one of Drake’s favourite restaurants in the city. He’s still repping the restaurant, even shouting it out in 2022.

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