Drake – Chicago Freestyle Lyrics

“Chicago Freestyle” released simultaneously with Drizzy’s “When To Say When.” Drake dedicates his lyrics to the lessons he learned on his come-up and reflects on the various mistakes he made in his past relationships.

Chicago Freestyle Lyrics 


[Chorus: Giveon]
Too early, maybe later you can show me things
You know what it is whenever I visit
Thirty degrees, way too cold, so hold me tight
Will I see you at the show tonight?
Will I see you at the show tonight?

[Verse 1: Drake]
Ayy, truck to the plane to the truck
Truck to the hotel lobby
Me, I go through underground garages
Presidential suite on deposit
Elevator up to the room
Touch down, gotta see what's up
Area code in my phone
What numbers do I still have?
Who do I know from the past?
Hit one, she say she got a man
Must've changed phones on the team
'Member when you let me in between
That was 2017


[Chorus: Giveon]
Too early, maybe later you can show me things
You know what it is whenever I visit
Thirty degrees, way too cold, so hold me tight
Will I see you at the show tonight?
Will I see you at the show tonight?

[Verse 2: Drake]
Jewelry in the safe on arrival
Lot of people tryna take us viral
I'm just tryin' to have a nice night though
Waiter brought the check for the meal
She said, "Babe, I think there was a typo"
Nah, girl, I got it, that's light though
I could show you bigger things than that
It's gon' be a minute 'til I'm back
Let me give you images that last
Stickin' on your backstage pass
All access 'cause you bad
You could go wherever with that ass
Show to the shower to the truck
Truck to the club for the party
You go in first with your girls
'Cause I don't know who's out there watchin'


[Chorus: Giveon]
Too early, maybe later you can show me things
You know what it is whenever I visit
Thirty degrees, way too cold, so hold me tight
Will I see you at the show tonight?
Will I see you at the show tonight?

Song Details -

Featuring - Giveon
Produced By - Noel Cadastre & Sevn Thomas
Written By - Jeff Bass, Steve King, Eminem & 4 more
Studio Personnel - Noel Cadastre, Chris Athens & 40
Mastering Engineer - Chris Athens
Mixing Engineer - 40
Recording Engineer - Noel Cadastre
Piano - Sevn Thomas
Label - OVO Sound
Video Colorist - Clinton Homuth
Video Color - Artjail
Video Conform & Online - Assembly Reps
Video Steady Cam - Greg Frankovich
Video Gaffer - Alex Poutiainen

Chicago Freestyle" contains an interpolation of Eminem's "Superman".

Giveon's contribution was at first mistaken for that of Sampha. So, Giveon took to Twitter to explain the situation on the 1st of March 2020, "That's not Sampha!! That's me!! Spread the word!!"

The video for "Chicago Freestyle" also serves as the video for "When to Say When". The visuals were directed by Theo Skudra and filmed in Brooklyn.