Drake rapped about receiving advice from T.I. on “Club Paradise”
T.I. caught up with HipHopDx at BET Awards 2022 red carpet last week where recalled the wise words he told Drake that inspired him on his 2011 song “Club Paradise.”
“Man, to be honest with you, I just told him to enjoy it, enjoy the moment,” Tip said. “Because when you first coming in, you’re working so hard, creating a name for yourself and building your brand, you don’t get a chance to enjoy these moments. And once those expectations are created for you, the moment changes. It’s never the same.”
He continued, “That’s what I learned from my experience and I just wanted to pass that down to him, and it seems that he’s done phenomenally well with that advice.”
On the record that was released ahead of his sophomore album Take Care, Drizzy raps, “And I was told once, things will change / By a n-gga named Tip when my deal came / Told me it’s all good, even when it feel strange / Now I’m that guy that know them strippers by their real names.”
The song was named after a strip club in Toronto and also became the name of the rapper’s 2012 tour.