"Wu-Tang Forever" - Drake [Leaked YouTube Audio, Sample Info & Lyrics]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published September 12, 2013

Less than 2 hours after the mysterious leaked audio for Drake's curiously titled "Wu-Tang Forever," the song already has over 25,000 plays. That's some serious star power right there.

Early criticism has been mixed. It's a dirty, glitchy beat with a jazzy piano line that pays homage to the Wu-Tang Clan beats of old. It's got a clean, modern production with a big fat bass that's sure to be testing the low end of people's soundsystems and rattling some small automobiles.

Drake sings and raps, showing a pretty wide range. I'm not gonna get into any analysis of the lyrical content here, but you can find the lyrics below.

"It's Yours" Sample

The echoed "It's yours" sample originally comes from a 1984 record by T La Rock and Jazzy Jay. In this context, it's a direct link to "It's Yourz" off the Wu-Tang Forever album that came out in 1997. That sample was also used by Nas, whose classic "The World Is Yours" came off the Illmatic in 1994.

According to, "It's Yours" has actually been sampled at least 168 times. However, it's possible that Drake re-created that line without a sample. It sounds like Wu-Tang Clan may have done that, as well. Since samples often require money to be paid for licensing, it's actually a lot cheaper to re-record the part - this is called "an interpolation" in the music world. However, this can be a legal gray area, and it's currently the source of some controversy in regards to the relationship between Robin Thicke and Pharrell's recent hit, "Blurred Lines," and the Marvin Gaye classic, "Got To Give It Up."

"Wu-Tang Forever" lyrics by Drake, via RapGenius:

Aah, I just love when I'm with you
Yeah this shit is on ten
We used to be friends girl and even back then
You would look at me with no hesitation and you'd tell me
Baby it's yours, nobody else's,
Yeah this shit belong to nobody
It's yours, nobody else's
Yeah this shit belong to nobody in that
Well, made me think about the game, girl
And how I switched it up with a new thang
Young nigga came through on his Wu-Tang
And nowadays when I ask about who got it they say
It's yours, nobody else's
Yeah this shit belong to nobody
It's yours, nobody else's
Yeah this shit belong to nobody
It's yours, it's yours,
It's yours, it's yours
That's for sure, that's for sure

How you feel about coming home with a nigga for the night?
If you nervous, hit the lights
I know we only fuckin out of spite
Cause your man don't do you right, do you right
I could fuck you so good
Then I hit you with the 9am in Dallas who you like
Baby who you like

Machine gun raps for all my niggas in the back
Stadium packed, just glad to see the city on the map
I just gave the city life
It ain't about who did it first
It's about who did it right
Niggas lookin like "Preach"
Open cases on me for a half a million each
I find peace knowing that it's harder in the streets, I know
Luckily I didn't have to grow there
I would only go there cause theres niggas that I know there
I don't know what's getting in to me
I just like the rush when you see your enemy somewhere in the club
And you realize he just not in a position to reciprocate your energy
You ain't ever worried cause he's not who he pretend to be
People like Mazin who was a best friend to me,
Start to become a distant memory
Things change in that life and this life started lacking synergy
And fucking with me mentally, I think it’s meant to be
Paranoid, always rolling with my muthafuckin boys
But you gotta understand when it's yours
They don't really leave your ass with a muthafuckin choice


It's yours, it's yours,
It's yours, it's yours
That's for sure, that's for sure


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