Spoiler alert, that turned out to be a lot of times.For the record, that means we only counted when Drake mentioned woman, as in "that specific woman right there," not just women in general, as in "Girl, move that thang like you gettin money for college." We also disqualified all the women he mentioned in an obviously plutonic sense.So we didn't count all the times he mentioned his mother, or grandmother, his friend's mother, his producer's mother or his piano teacher, or Sylvia Rhone or Ms.
Frankly, it was an insane amount of work, but greatness never comes without great sacrifice, and we're determined to be great.
So without further ado, let's dig into what we've found: For the sake of accuracy, I should say 129 women.
There are a number of times when Drake appears to be rapping about the same woman in different songs (more on that below), but he doesn't name them specifically so it's impossible to say for sure.
Given that, the number of different women might likely be less than 129.
is a classic, JAY Z is past his prime and Drake raps about women, a lot. If there was only some way to turn that subjective feeling into cold, hard, mathematical fact.
Or at least it certainly seems like Drake's favorite topic is the fairer sex.
Well, it turns out there is, if you're willing to do an insane amount of work.
I had the DJBooth squad listen to every Drake song we could find - we're talking every project from , plus guest verses, and we wrote down every time he mentioned a woman in the romantic/sexual sense.
At the same time though, while we listened to Drizzy songs until our brains started to leak out of our ears, there must have been some songs we missed. And given his impressively high women-to-songs ratio, that also means we must have missed some women.
On the whole, while that means 129 probably isn't an exactly accurate number, I'm willing to stand by it as a pretty damn good benchmark. And as long as we're here, le'ts take a moment to appreciate that 129 is, indeed, a lot of different women to mention in rap songs.
While off the bat that 129 number means Drake's reputation as a lady's man is well earned, it's important to note that reputation is relatively recent.