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"Miss Me" is the third single[2] by Canadian recording artist, Drake from his debut albumThank Me Later. The song features label mate and Young Money founder Lil Wayne. Produced by Drake's long-time collaborators Boi-1da and 40, the track was released as the third official single from his debut album Thank Me Later. It debuted and peaked at number fifteen on Billboard, becoming the third consecutive track to attain chart success from the album. On March 30, 2011 the track was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 copies in the US.[3]


BackgroundEdit

The song was originally by rapper Bun B featuring Drake for his 3rd album, Trill OG, with a different chorus, entitled "All Night Long." [4] A version with Drake's and Bun B's verses and the final chorus was released as the "OG Mix", which is the official remix of the song, on September 13, 2010 on Bun B's Twitter page. The song samples "Wildflower" by Hank Crawford.[5]



Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Anthony Mandler. Drake shot his scenes on July 15, 2010.[6] Shots of Lil Wayne were filmed in early 2010 by director David Rousseau before Wayne went to jail.[7] The video premiered at 8 PM Eastern Standard Time on August 19, 2010 on MTV.[8] Mandler told MTV that the video was a particular challenge because Lil Wayne's footage was shot prior to Mandler coming onboard as director, he said: "It wasn't shot the way I would have shot it, so I had to come up with a world where I had ultimate control. I think with Drake, we're always looking for overarching themes. We're always looking for bigger themes to hang our hat on. With 'Miss Me,' what was interesting to me was not the idea of 'miss me because Wayne was going to jail.' Because it was deeper than that. It was the attainability verses the unattainability. And how stars and people who are public figures are expected to sit on a platform and be grabbed and watched and photographed and controlled. The idea for me was, what happens if it's not that clear, everything is a click off, all these unrelated scenarios are related by a textual theme and trying to play that into that, rather than some straight narrative, because we didn't have control ... 'cause we didn't have Wayne". The director said he incorporated a set where everything was slightly off. The set was built with a converging ceiling, in order to appear smaller. The lead actress in the video was never fully shown. The Young Money star appears but then quickly disappears". The video closes with a memory of a lost friend.[9]


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Drake - Miss Me ft. Lil Wayne








LyricsEdit

[Drake:]
I said tell me what's really going on
Drizzy back up in this thing I'm ready, what's happening
Gon for surgery but now I'm back again
I'm bout my paper like a muthfucking scratch and win
World Series attitude, champagne bottle life
Nothing ever changes so tonight is like tomorrow night
I will have a model wife your bitch is as hot as ice
Every time you see me I look like I hit the lotto twice
(Drake you got em right)
Yeah I got em Bun
I love myself because I swear their life is just not as fun
Neks got the weed, Hush got a gun
CJ's got my credit cards and a lot of ones
Yeah, I'm in the city of the purple sprite
Someone tell Maliah I'm on fire she should work tonight
Call her King of Diamonds and tell China it'd be worth the flight
I'll be at my table stacking dollar's to the perfect height
Work something twirk something basis
She just tryna make it so she right here gettin naked
I don't judge her, I don't judge her
But I could never love her cause to her I'm just a rapper
And soon she'll have met another
That's why me and lil jazz bout to spaz can you keep up
I'm just feeling sorry for whoever got to sweep up
Yeah, bills everywhere, trill everything
And Drake just stand for Do Right And Kill Everything
I love Nicki Minaj
I told her I'd admit it
I hope one day we get married just to say we fucking did it
And girl I'm fucking serious I'm with it if you with it
Cause your verses turn me on and your pants are mighty fitted
Uh, damn, I think you caught me in a moment
Like I catch em stealing flows cause I swear I never loaned it
And life ain't a rehearsal the camera's always rollin'
So come and get a portion of this money that we be blowin'
Cause it's on...

[Chorus: Drake]
Yeah girl it's on
You know what it is when I finally make it home
I just hope that you miss me a little when I'm gone
Yeah, that you miss me a little when I'm gone
And you just tell me what you down for
Anything you down for
I know things have changed
Know I used to be around more
But you should miss a little when I'm gone
I just hope that you miss me a little when I'm gone, gone

[Lil Wayne:]
Oooh shit,
Muthafucker God Damn
Kicking bitches out the Condo like pam
Getting money everyday I'm a ground hog
Bout to scoop your girl up like a ground ball
I walk light so I don't piss the ground off
Man I swear my bitches do it till they suck the brown off
Erghhhh, that's nasty
Yes I am Weezy but I ain't asthmatic
James Bain cologne, honey I put on
Make em run and tell your friends like a marathon
Voice baritone haters carry on
Beat the pussy up, call me Larry Holmes
Young Money's Jerry Sloan
I turn every stone
When she masturbate to me, that's how she learn every song
To women I condone better write me when I'm gone
No I'm not that thuggish not that ruggish but I do pack Bone
Uhh, I'm a love machine
And I won't work for nobody but you
It's only me and her because the Bugatti a coupe
It's blood gang slime but I parlay with Snoop
I ain't lying I shoot
You don't need signs for proof
Turn you to a vegatable like you lining soup
And when I'm in the booth, bitch, the lion is loose
Man I got so many styles, I am a group
Damn, I'll be gone till November
Fuck it I ain't trippin, I know Drizzy gon' kill em'
I'm sticking to the script like lint on denim
Mama say it "if the rules ain't bent don't bend em'"
Real nigga talking
Shut the fuck up hoe
Gotta do it one time for Haiti, wattup zoe
Weezy F Baby and the F is for Front do'
Cause that's where I bring it,
Soo if you bang it, mothafucka

[Drake: Chorus]


Chart performanceEdit

As a promotional single, "Miss Me" shot onto the Billboard Hot 100 at number 15 for its debut, making it his highest charting U.S debut off Thank Me Later. It then fell to number 76 in the next several weeks, but once it was released as an official single it rebounded to number 39.

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