Drake was born to a mixed race couple in Canada in 1986. He was first made popular by being on the TV show Degrassi. In 2006, he started making a lot of mixed tapes of his raps and signed a record deal in 2009. His first main hit songs were “Take Care”, “Best I Ever Had”, etc. Drake grew up with music in his blood. His father was a drummer, and his mother says that she comes from a family that is very “musical”. While Drake was still staring in Degrassi, he started to begin transitioning into the world of hip-hop music and as you can tell, it is going really well. I first chose this artist because his story is so unique. He went from being a TV star, to a Hip-hop sensation. It’s just really cool.
I chose this song because obviously I like the song, but also because nobody knows the deeper part to the song. Everyone has always thought that this song was a lit pop song about dancing, but it’s more than that. First of all, for those of you that don’t know what Henessy is, it’s a kind of liquor. He refers to this a lot in the song.
"One Dance" is a song about relationships, love, and, yeah, probably sex. The first verse up until “I pray, I pray” Things start off fast, because Drake does not play. Even when the streets are not safe, he never runs away, and even when he is away OT (which is Toronto slang for "Out of Town") is never too much for him. But then maybe it is, since he prays to make it back in one piece? Is the love not good enough? Or too much? In the next verse, Drake and this dancing partner have had their own trials and such. All he's asking for is a timely text response, and, honestly, that's good. He just wants to dance.
The main meaning of this song was that Drake and the woman he's trying to get one more dance with will leave the club at some point. They both seem down. As long as she replies to his texts and has enough Hennessy, you know? I knew there was more meaning than just dancing and that’s why I chose the song.