Drake Raps About His Son Adonis On “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” With Rick Ross
The rapper also offers a passing reference to Adonis’ mother, Sophie Brussaux.
Drake made his grand return today with the release of his Scary Hours 2 EP, and it’s the project’s third and final track that’s grabbing the most attention. “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” combines a Rick Ross feature with a soulful sample of Danish duo Quadron and deeply personal lyrics about the rapper’s relationship with his son, Adonis, and the mother of his child Sophie Brussaux. It’s produced by Austin Powerz, FnZ, Keanu Beats, and Boi-1da.
Drizzy and Ross rap over a sample of a 2010 Quadron song, which Genius contributor Chancelorr breaks down in an annotation:
On the song’s second verse, Drake gets personal about his son Adonis starting school and his co-parenting relationship with Adonis’ mother, Sophie Brussaux:
He also drops a reference to model and dancer Lira Galore, who was once engaged to Rick Ross and also has a history with Drake:
Ross’ verse, meanwhile, takes a moment to honor the legacy of 2Pac:
“Lemon Pepper Freestyle” is the latest in a long line of collaborations between Drake and Rick Ross, including fan-favorite tracks like “Stay Schemin’,” “Aston Martin Music,” “Lord Knows,” and “Diced Pineapples.”