It’s a shame MSN and AIM instant messaging isn’t a thing anymore, because Drake was built for the sad dude away status game…but there’s always Twitter! In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if Drizzy wrote some of his rhymes with social media in mind: his most chest-out, braggadocios bars for sliding (and winning) in the DMs, his Dad-like moments of real softness, his heart-on-his-sleeve, somber breakups and breakdowns for inspiring empathy from strangers on Instagram—hey, we all need a little attention in life now and again.
Over the years Drake has played both roles and so many more—four studio albums, countless hits, super successful mixtapes, EPs, playlists and guest verses will do that to you—dude has really found himself to be a vessel for the human condition, where humanity is expressed late at night when she needs your love, or when you find yourself alone, running through the six with your woes. From the earliest days of our former Degrassi star’s rap career to his chart-topping pop hits of the last couple of years, the man knows how to write a damn lyric.
And while you’ve definitely used a Drake line to get a point across (yeah, you did start from the bottom and now you’re here, we get it) there are tons of other places to draw inspiration from. With that in mind, here are some of the best Drake quotes to use in everyday situations, URL and IRL, to feel a bit closer to everyone’s favorite Canadian. Or, at the very least, you’ll be able to stunt on Snapchat with a few of these. Trust.