On first listen the track starts and I immediately notice the intro melody from a song Lil’ Wayne was featured on way back in the day; Juvenile’s “Back That Ass Up” – the 1999 hit. At this point I’m currently showing one of my friends that the album actually leaked and I say “Watch him come in with the hook from Back That Ass Up” and then Drizzy comes in on the beat like it’s an R&B song with the hook:
“I can tell that moneys got you working/ We’ve been talking for so long /Now we’re finally here in person/I taste pain and regret, In your sweat/ You’ve been waiting for me, Oh-ho/ I can tell that you been practicing/ I can tell that you been practicing/ All those other men were practice, they were practice /Yeah, For me, for me, for me, for me”
Clearly Drake is stating that the women he gets with have been with plenty men before him strictly ’cause they needed the Practice. Right after this hook he comes in on the lyrics from Juvenile’s hook, saluting the classics right? Probably, but after the hook he proceeds to kill the rest of the beat on a lyrical and an R&B point. His flows as solid as ever and this might be one of my favorite songs on the album just based of the nostalgic effort put into the writing.