Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Drake & Trey Songz - Successful

Successful” is the second single from Canadian rapper Drake’s EP and mixtape, So Far Gone. It is his second single with Lil Wayne, the first being “Every Girl”, and his second single with Trey Songz, the first being “Replacement Girl” in 2007. Due to the popularity of both “Successful” and his first single “Best I Ever Had” it was decided that Drake would release his So Far Gone Mixtape as an EP of the same name. The song will also be on Trey Songz’s album, “Ready”, as a collaboration with Drake and has a verse by Songz. It is the second official single off that album.

Drake wrote the bulk of the lyrics after Trey Songz came up with the hook. In an interview with Complex Blog, Drake explains: “It’s basically a story. It starts in January 2008 when I was kinda confused like, What am I really doing? I gave up acting all together to really do this music thing, and I was really truly confused. It’s way different than acting, there aren’t people to depend on, you really have to build your own thing basically from the ground up, you know, so in January not only was I confused about my career, I was also in a very destructive sort of us exhausting relationship with a female and it was just a bad headspace for me to be in. So that’s where the tape starts. I just felt that nothing was ever good enough, and she was always searching for more excitement and then we move into “Successful.” I say at the end of the song, “There are so many things I want to say but I just don’t know how to say it to you.” I know exactly what I want to say, you know, I just want to be successful, but I don’t know if I can do it with you and then it goes into “Let’s Call It Off,” which is the breakup.”


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