An Exhaustive List Of Drake Songs That Mention Houston

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Drake and his love affair with the city of Houston, Texas is no secret. As the first city to show him love, the rapper has returned it back many times on wax.

Born Aubrey Drake Graham, he is a highly successful and influential rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor, born in 1986, in Toronto, Canada.

He is regarded as the most popular figure in the world of hip-hop and contemporary music right now. Drake first gained fame as Jimmy Brooks on the teen drama "Degrassi: The Next Generation".

Drizzy has often included elements of Houston's music styles in his sound, showcasing a wide appreciation for H-town's cultural impact.

Collaborating with various Houston-based artists such as Travis Scott and Bun B has added strength to his bond with the city. So, here are some Drake songs that mention Houston.

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1. Too Much

Album Name: Nothing Was the Same

Released Date: September 24, 2013

In Too Much Drake connects with UK singer Sampha to create one of the most reflective and personal hits of his career.

In the track, he mentions 'Houston' as 'H-town' in the first verse. The usage of the term is due to Paul Wall, who is known for owning and distributing gold, silver, and platinum 'Fronts' globally and especially in the Houston Area.

Similarly, there is a subtle shout-out to a Houston artist Onehunnidt in the line:

Like H-Town in the summertime,

I keep it one hundred

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2. Major Distribution

Album Name: Her Loss

Released Date: November 4, 2022

Major Distribution is related to power and violence in the world of music. It is also about immense wealth and widespread success.

The artist has a passionate love for the city of Houston since he met his mentor Lil Wayne there on November 18 for the first time. Plus, he recorded his breakout mixtape "So Far Gone" in Houston.

Drake Houston's lyrics in this song go like this:

Magic City need a business office

Twenty-nine, I keep a business office

I'm in love with Houston, Dallas, Austin

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3. N 2 Deep

Album Name: Certified Lover Boy

Released Date: September 3, 2021

N 2 Deep is an ode to living life to the fullest without worrying about judgments and consequences.

This Drake Houston Song is about convincing a girl to party and enjoy the nightlife in the city. On the track, he mentions Galleria, the largest mall in the town which usually closes at 9 p.m.

In the first verse, he highlights the fact that he can keep it up till 10 p.m. for the girl:

Kept the Galleria open 'till ten for you and your friends

You know how I spend in H-O-U-S-T-O-N

He has further talked about Houston in the interlude part citing it as a place for celebration.

You know, we in Houston celebrating

We goin' to Houston, Atlanta, Vegas

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4. November 18th

Album Name: So Far Gone

Released Date: February 13, 2009

November 18th is about the artist's journey from when he started his career. It was a turning point in his life after breaking up with his girl.

The overall track showcases a feeling of detachment from reality due to the usage of substances and their effect on one's relationship.

This song about Houston is regarding a girl with whom he had a brief relationship before breaking up on social media. The starting verse of the line begins with:

Up so high even when I'm coming down

Just met a girl, say she from the H-Town

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5. Houstatlantavegas

Album Name: So Far Gone

Released Date: February 13, 2009

Houstatlantavegas by Drake is a second single from his third mixtape So Far Gone. It was co-written by the artist and Noah Shebib.

It is a song with cities in the title such as Houston, Atlanta, and Vegas. It is basically about a young woman who is often stuck in the party atmosphere in those cities.

The track describes not being able to move forward from such a lifestyle despite the narrator attempting to help her:

And it's comin' in every single night

She don't wanna leave

She just stuck in


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6. From Time

Album Name: Nothing Was the Same

Released Date: September 24, 2013

From Time is a single that conveys a powerful message of self-love, assurance, personal progress, and accepting oneself even after making mistakes.

Like many of his songs about cities, he refers to his ties in this track's lyrics.

Uh, thinking 'bout Texas, back when Porcha used to work at Treasures

Or further back than that, before I had the Houston leverage

The "Houston Leverage" here is referring to not only meeting Lil Wayne in the city, but connecting with Bun B, who appeared on his So Far Gone tape.

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7. No New Friends

Artist Name: DJ Khaled ft. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne

Album Name: Suffering From Success

Released Date: April 19, 2013

No New Friends is an anthem about staying loyal to day one friends. It shows the power of never-ending friendships.

In the beginning verse, Drake cites Houston city as his second home:

H-town my second home like I'm James Harden
Money counter go *brrrr* when you sellin' out the Garden

Moreover, the artist has also recited James Harden who was traded to the Houston Rockets making the team his second home, linking it to his love for the city.

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8. 305 to My City

Album Name: Nothing Was the Same

Released Date: September 24, 2013

305 to My City highlights the hustle, determination, success, and loyalty of people from Miami (305 area code).

However, the artist has also talked about the city of Houston (281 area code), where he invites girls from the H-town to visit him in Toronto:

I'm working too hard, let's get into some fun

281 to my city

Heard you had trouble at customs

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9. TSU

Album Name: Certified Lover Boy

Released Date: September 3, 2021

TSU revolves around themes like forgiveness, hard work, growth, living behind the past, and starting a new chapter in life.

It is among the best Drake songs in which the artist has given a shout-out to various states of Texas including Bay City, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and many others

Among these cities, he has mentioned two of Houston's historically black universities i.e., Prairie View A&M University and Texas Southern University.

Marshall, Prairie View, it's going down

Wharton Country, Texas City, H-Town, baby

TSU ladies

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10. Desires

Album Name: Dark Lane Demo Tapes

Released Date: January 31, 2020

Desire by Drake presents the challenge of trust and misunderstanding in relationships and the desire to change and reunite.

The artist highlights the lack of self-control by his partner and their inability to keep secrets due to which he regrets not moving her away from Houston. Lyrically, Drake mentioned the city in the first verse

I had you stayin' too close to the city, you actin' too vulnerable livin' this life

I should've moved you away from Houston before I copped you all this ice

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