04 Sep 2021 The best CLB lyrics from Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ album to use for your next Instagram caption
A new Drake album means a whole new batch of Instagram captions have arrived, but what are the best CLB lyrics to use for your next post?
Drizzy’s sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy, has broken records just 24 hours after its release, breaking the first-day streaming records for an album on both Spotify and Apple Music. On the former platform, he racked up 132 million streams, while on the latter, he surpassed his own record which he set with his Scorpion album in 2018, which accumulated 180 million streams on its first day.
In the build-up to Certified Lover Boy, Drake bought multiple geo-targeted billboards in the cities of the artists who would feature on the project, including billboards in Houston, Toronto, Memphis, California and New York. The 21-track showpiece has 15 features in total: Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Giveon, Jay Z, Travis Scott, Future, Young Thug, 21 Savage, Project Pat, Yebba, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Tems, Kid Cudi and Ty Dolla $ign.
Woven into the fabric of Drake’s new record is an undeniable crop of Instagram caption-worthy lyrics. To simplify that process, we’ve rounded up the best CLB lyrics to give you a helping hand.
‘I’m focused on getting more. they too stuck on getting even, I’m ready for it’
This first caption is taken from ‘IMY2’ which features Kid Cudi and is one of those lyrics that will undoubtedly be belted out at full blast when performed live. The song itself is classic Drake in terms of tempo and that renown middle ground between rapping and singing, with this lyric being one of the most memorable from the Cudi collab.
‘A lot of falling outs help me build foundation’
‘Love All’ features Jay Z and sees the two rap heavyweights rap about self-reliance, loyalty and dodging revenge from jealous co-parts. Whether or not it tops ‘Light Up’, their collaboration from Thank Me Later is up for debate, but either way, the track still packs a heavy punch.
‘Hard to tell people that I’m out of favours’
The second entry from ‘Love All’ is another line that focuses on the perils of being a superstar and being a constant source of being asked for favours. A great caption for those who are tired of those out of the blue messages from people making unreasonable demands.
‘I got my eyes on you, pull down the curtain’
Assisted with a feature from Nigerian singer Tems, who also featured on Wizkid’s global hit ‘Essence’, ‘Fountains’ is an Afrobeat track that seems hand-crafted as a huge summer smash, even if the season is about to come to a close.
‘I’ve been losing friends and finding peace, but honestly, that sounds like a fair trade to me’
The chorus’ hook is right on the money in Drake’s collaboration with Travis Scott on ‘Fair Trade’, another song that sticks to the theme of severing ties with disloyal people and enjoying the peace that comes with that. Of all the best CLB lyrics listed here, this is a contender for first place.
‘Feeling young but they treat me like the OG’
Another double entry here from ‘Fair Trade’, which in truth, could’ve had multiple entries on this list, such as ‘imitation isn’t flattery, it’s just annoying me’ or ‘the dirt they threw on my name turned to soil and I grew out of it’. Whenever Drizzy and Travis link up, the end product can almost certainly relied on to be a banger and ‘Fair Trade’ is no different.
‘I remember that I told you that I miss you, that was kinda like a mass text’
‘Papi’s Home’ sample’s Montell Jordan’s ‘Daddy’s Home’ and the first thing you hear on the track is ‘I know that I hurt you, I was a child trying to be a man’, which is later followed up with a dose of cheeky lyrics which take the track in a different direction to where you might’ve thought it was headed in the first few seconds. Another classic Drizzy entry right here.
‘Said you belong to the streets, but the streets belong to me’
‘Pipe Down’ seems like an ode to one of Drake’s former lovers and features a bunch of millionaire-lifestyle lyrics throughout, such as ‘I tatted your passport up, now it’s looking like an arm sleeve, just know that was all me’. The track’s hook, which is listed above, is also might be one of the catchiest bars on Certified Lover Boy.
‘I don’t have to second guess nothing with no one I love’
Certified Lover Boy’s opening track samples Masego’s ‘Navajo’ hit from 2017, which he performed during his COLORS performance, and is a reminder that the OVO team are across a wide range of sounds when it comes to formulating Drizzy’s. This particular lyric is perfect for an Instagram caption for a post with some of your nearest and dearest.
‘Oh, you like the boy, well tell me what you like about him’
Last but not certainly not least on our list of best CLB lyrics, we have an entry from Certified Lover Boy’s lead single, ‘Way 2 Sexy’. The video itself features a cameo appearance from NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard, who helped guide the Toronto Raptors to the first-ever NBA championship in 2019. ‘Way 2 Sexy’ also features a sample from Right Said Fred’s ‘I’m too sexy’ and is another catchy track that is sure to go off whenever its performed live.