November 18th

November 18th


November 18th was a turning-point for Drake—he found himself in Houston after breaking up with his girl and getting the call from Lil Wayne that would jumpstart his career.

Drizzy has close ties to the city and the chopped-and-screwed music that characterizes Houston’s hip-hop scene. Most notably, DJ Screw’s tapes have greatly influenced Drake’s music. The YMCMB label subsequently took off.

This song is featured on Drake’s critically acclaimed mixtape So Far Gone and samples DJ Screw’s chopped-and-screwed version of Kris Kross“Da Streets Ain’t Right,” which samples The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Warning.”

DJ Screw’s legendary Houston freestyle was also titled with a date (“June 27”).