901 Shelby Drive Meaning Drake – Look Alive Look Alive

It’s Drake season.  Area code 901 serves Memphis, Tennessee and a majority of its inner-ring suburbs.  Shelby Drive is a popular road in Memphis that used to be known as Whitehaven-Capleville Road aka Whitecap.  Scroll to the video at the end of this article to see Drake deliver some of his classic dance moves in the video for “Look Alive.”


Fresh off his hit song “God’s Plan” Drizzy continues to release quality music, separating himself from the competition.  The rapper, whose real name is Aubrey Graham is keeping it family first.  In “God’s Plan” he proclaims “I only love my bed and my mama, I’m sorry.”

Drake And Mom
Drake And Mom

Drake’s collaboration with BlocBoy JB is a shoutout to his father’s Memphis roots.  The Toronto rapper has made it clear that the 901 is like his second home.  He spent a substantial amount of time in Houston during the early portion of his career but he has family in Tennessee.  BlocBoy JB is from Memphis, the home of Drake’s father, Dennis Graham.

901 Shelby Drive Drake Look Alive Look Alive
901 Shelby Drive Drake Look Alive Look Alive

Who has the throne? Drake or Kendrick Lamar? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.  Do you think Drake was upset when he saw Kendrick win all those Grammys?


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By Jason John

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