Drake - The Motto Lyrics

I’m the fucking man, you don’t get it, do ya?
Type of money everybody acting like they knew ya
Go Uptown, New York City bitch
Some Spanish girls love me like I’m Aventura
Tell Uncle Luke I’m out in Miami too
Clubbing hard, fuckin’ women ain’t much to do
Wrist blang, got a condo up in Biscayne
Still getting brain from a thang, ain’t shit changed
How you feel? How you feel? How you feel?
Twenty five sittin’ on 25 mil uh
I’m in the building and I’m feeling myself
Rest in peace Mac Dre, I’mma do it for the Bay, okay
Getting paid well holla whenever that stop
My team good, we don’t really need a mascot
Tell Tune, “Light one, pass it like a relay”
YMCMB you niggas more YMCA
Me, Freddie, Marley Marl at the cribbo
Shout goes out to Niko, Jay and Chubbs, shout to Gibo
We got Santa Margarita by the liter
She know even if I'm fucking with her, I don’t really need her
Ah, that’s how you feel man?
That’s really how you feel?
Cause the pimpin’ ice cold, all these bitches wanna chill
I mean maybe she won’t
Then again maybe she will
I can almost guarantee she know the deal,
Real nigga what's up?

[Drake - Chorus:]
Now she want a photo
You already know though
You only live once ‒ that’s the motto nigga YOLO
And we 'bout it every day, every day, every day
Like we sittin’ on the bench, nigga we don’t really play
Every day, every day, fuck what anybody say
Can’t see 'em 'cause the money in the way
Real nigga what's up?

[Lil Wayne:]
One time, fuck one time
I’m calling niggas out like the umpire
Seven grams in the blunt
Almost drowned in her pussy so I swam to her butt
It’s Eastside, we in this bitch
Wish a nigga would like a tree in this bitch
And if a leaf fall put some weed in that bitch
That’s my MO add a B to that shit
I’m fucked up, torn down
I’m twisted, door knob
Talk stupid, off with your head!
Nigga money talks and Mr Ed! YEAH!
I’m so Young Money got a drum on the gun
Energizer bunny
Funny how honey ain’t sweet like sugar
Ain’t shit sweet niggas on the street like hookers
I tongue kiss her other tongue
Skeet skeet skeet: water gun
Oh my God, Becky, look at her butt! Tunechi!

[Drake - Chorus:]
Now she want a photo
You already know though
You only live once ‒ that’s the motto nigga YOLO
And we 'bout it every day, every day, every day
Like we sitting on the bench, nigga we don’t really play
Every day, every day, fuck what anybody say
Can’t see 'em 'cause the money in the way
Real nigga what's up what's up what's up

Real nigga what's up what's up what's up

[Drake - Chorus:]
Now she want a photo
You already know though
You only live once ‒ that’s the motto nigga YOLO
And we 'bout it every day, every day, every day
Like we sitting on the bench, nigga we don’t really play
Every day, every day, fuck what anybody say
Can’t see 'em 'cause the money in the way
Real nigga what's up (what's up, what's up)

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Drake The Motto Comments
  1. dont ask

    I remember playing this song the day I got my driver's license headed to my best friends house, priceless memories.

  2. Mya Harjo

    Watching/listening in 2020

  3. Isaa' spirit

    Yeah those past 20 years black people been killing the game......

  4. Mr. Dorsey

    Just noticed Lil Wayne was ghost ridin that ole school...😂

  5. G One

    2020 anyone?

  6. rey morris

    2020 who's here?

  7. Sergio Ruiz

    the top 3 YM male rappers running everything back then

  8. Jonathan Woolf

    First time listening to this in 2020

  9. Aris Safi

    2020 who still bumping this shit, no song gets me more hype then this right here this shit makes you feel like a damn king


    New Decade

  11. Imagine Cookies

    I remember having song on my iPod when I was a child and now I am an adult time flies 😭

  12. Imagine Cookies

    Anyone listening in 2020 ?

  13. Y. M


  14. louis longley

    Willne anyone?

    Toby 06

    louis longley me

  15. Lay In Pink Is My Aesthetic

    1:29 GO HARD!!!

  16. Lay In Pink Is My Aesthetic

    This was my jam back then!

  17. Mobile Gamer

    2020 aNyONe

  18. Enclavious Firaga

    I always felt this song was too short. Tyga made it complete.

  19. Nathanash03

    2020 anyone?

  20. Jordan

    Man lil Wayne is a shit rapper

  21. Ravi sean

    2020 anyone? Yolo!

  22. BiiG Tee

    December 31st last comment of the year. Surely 🥺😌

  23. Joe Murphy

    Shoutout Matt Forte

  24. San bombazo

    Back in highschool, skippin class, smokin blunts, shit was badass man. Take me back

  25. Amazing Amy

    Look I got some shit you've never seen before lol don't believe me just watch

  26. Devoo 2Timez


  27. ShizzleFoWizzle

    I’m still looking for that north face x supreme jacket

  28. Peaceful Messenger

    So does Drake not believe in reincarnation?

  29. 20,000 subscriber with 0 videos

    mp3 era was lit 😄😄✌✌

  30. Alexis Sherman

    This is still my song

  31. Matthew Albanese

    Who's the woman in the beginning

  32. flex jonathan

    bagging awesome godesses and sexy women

  33. flex jonathan

    awesome new great skills

  34. flex jonathan

    awesome new weapons

  35. GP guitar

    So this is the song that Billie Eilish claim to be the best ever made...
    I can say that... I'm a bit surprise.

    GP guitar

    @Cormel but why? I'm not from that culture. I would want you to give a a light on why this is a masterpiece


    GP guitar

    It came at the right time, the new era in hip-hop hadn’t formed yet and it was a year defining song that was everywhere from radio stations to clubs to cars and parties. It also was engraved in pop culture with Drake coining the term “YOLO” in this song which proceeded to be a term for many years after. The concept of the song wasn’t deep but it represents the feel and authenticity of rap this decade or at least the early variation of it.

    GP guitar

    @Cormel so its was like a pioneer? One of the first of it's kind?


    GP guitar

    Yes, very much so. It was a “run” in a sense of a lot of hits stringed together and this is the one that stood out.

    GP guitar

    Man, really appreciate the time you gave me to explain all that. For more people like you. Peace

  36. Christian Garcia

    YMCMB was really running shit back in the day

    Ernie Black

    For real


    Damn that’s crazy that it’s back in the day already.


    Rip Mac Dre 🙏🏻😔

  38. Darlene Fadlalmawla

    still fucking love this song

  39. Hector

    Still dont know who the lady in the beginning is...

    Matthew Lang

    Same though

    Aden Burns

    That’s lil Wayne mom

    Dub Deuce

    Mac Dre mother.

  40. Marco

    A quarter on a blunt? Slow down, the blunt will be bigger than you.

  41. alee sid

    One of the worst music videos I've ever seen, especially for one of the most memorable songs I've ever heard

  42. flex jonathan

    awesome new smarts and knowledge

  43. flex jonathan

    the prettiest

  44. flex jonathan

    get these devils out of my head

  45. flex jonathan

    feeling good to the girls, girls feeling me and feenin for me

  46. flex jonathan

    awesome great media about me super fame

  47. flex jonathan

    dimensional labs, instant transmissions

  48. Abdelhalim Istikla

    Drake killed it .

  49. Max S

    Back before he was a British Latino

  50. Shaniya Gibbons

    imagine having him for ur history project wit is "skeet skeet skeet water gun"

  51. Shaniya Gibbons

    who else think dey had too mcuh fun in dis vid lol

  52. Kai Nichols

    1:29 . your welcome

  53. Kowa Thompson

    Things will never be the same in tupac voice

  54. Dr Seuss

    Can't believe they messed with Little Wayne, it's his plane and what multi millionaire doesn't need personal protection

  55. Eva Francois

    End of 2019

  56. ernesto espinoza

    All of a sudden those green boots are not so weird anymore. How times have changed

  57. CocoSugarLove Hairgoddess

    🌬🕊💜🔮💜🔮💜🔮💜🔮💜🌹🌹🌹🦋🐦💙⚜⚜⚜🥰💋💄❤❤❤🍫🍫🍫⚖⚖⚖💚💚💚♾♾♾🌊🧜‍♀️🌊🐬🐬🐬🐾🦊🐾🐺🐾#SWEETVIBES 🍯🌻🍯🐝💛💛💛
    #OVO 🦉🦉🦉😎

  58. LiamTheGOAT23

    6th grade vibes


    All factual 💯 Carter IV, Watch The Throne and Sideline Story were in 6th grade too.

  59. CallMeDribble

    2019 Christmas Eve where y’all at??🔥

    vero wall

    CallMeDribble I feel the same

  60. CallMeDribble

    2019 Christmas Eve where y’all at??🔥

  61. Bagish

    what name of the car that drake driving?

  62. Yung Puffz23

    Hold up.... when was tyga on this

  63. Stephen Jimenez

    why did y'all cuff Aubrey and then leash him his suppost to be a inmate against America I play for keeps CIA here state

    Stephen Jimenez

    CIA CIA here a7brey you have my money

    Stephen Jimenez

    for your sake please have all my pennys

    Stephen Jimenez

    it's not Uncle Luke it's uncle loop Lupe Ventura Jimenez

    Stephen Jimenez

    that's my mo
    weed in a leaf
    money tall er than a female dog
    money over everything for God
    freestyle king
    swisha house
    blunt that I made I made swisher that's just for that one line . I'm the man type of money everybody acting like they know you .

    Stephen Jimenez

    go up town new York the trade they show is about to be bombed I'm nsa and Aubrey did or didn't put the song our to stop the trade center

  64. TB K

    Weezy bodied this song

  65. haris siddiqi

    Why does this not have a billion views

  66. Jonny Cronk


  67. بشري ابوعبيدة

    Miss the old dreak 💔🔥

    Crazy girl On da bloc

    Who’s dreak

  68. Roy Gibson

    2012 times

  69. Rider

    Tyga's verse is so underrated

  70. Drizzy Dre

    I always forget Tyga is in this song

  71. nesta wylde.

    T Raw, skinny nigga big balls. Still randomly use that line to this day.

  72. Manny Freshh

    K I slow down 👿👿👿🔥🔥🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇨🇺🇨🇺♈♈♈💪💪💪💪💪

  73. Action Jackson

    Best drake and wayne song ever

  74. Kaylen Knox

    Respect for putting mac dres mother in the video

  75. Kevin Cao

    S/o Matt forte

  76. Killian Jerrr 2

    2036 anyone?

  77. Craig Smith

    Is it me or Tyga look like the light skin 2Pac

  78. Craig Smith

    Freshman year in high school was lit 🔥 when this came out

  79. Latriece Williams

    Real line yeah what sup .??? Huhn.???

  80. Latriece Williams

    Yeah he be laughing at me watching me go down running to the trash and over I had the best and it's still great I live it I love it I looked back at my momma yeah .please don't throw it away .

  81. AC130 Comix


  82. Nobody

    The good YOLO song has more views, makes you have some hope for humanity. Lil wayne needs some help, damn.

  83. Latriece Williams

    Man I feel like I owe a celluar phone oporater a apologize I sorry forgive me I'm sorry I'm home forgive me bye .latriece . Way back then home .

  84. Tina Jaye


  85. Rap Fan Businessman

    Its cool he paid homage to the bay and all, but he shoulda had 40 and Fab spit on this

  86. Arseny

    If Anyone sees this, come to my channel and let me know because I think it’s dead out here.

  87. Thunderweb 19

    Tuba got his dream with wayne

  88. zashalynn iteref

    he really said “skinny 🤭, big balls”

  89. T.M.P Seek Life Romans 8:38-39

    You Can Make The Money💸 But You Can't Make God🌏Because God😇 Don't Trust The Money💰 Don't Let The Money Make You🤑What Man Selling Is A Lie💲 I Am Telling You The Truth 💯Flip This Paper It's For You ⚜️ Romans 8:38-39 T.M.P

  90. احسان التطوانية

    مـــين🥰 يـرحــــب🥰 بـــي🥰 يــــضغـــط لايــــك🥰ويــــراســنـي خـــاص واشـتـرك بقـــناتــــي

  91. Robert Martinez

    this song had me thinking i was the shit in 7th grade 😂🤦🏻‍♂️

  92. Gacha-Trinity Productions

    When you're 13 and still remember this song from Elementary--
    (Btw I'm listening in December before the decade ends 😭)

  93. Calvin Allen

    😎I Got This.

  94. Swedish Gambino