Here, Drake reflects on the oblique nature of success. The song is a collection of thoughts about the Toronto superstar enjoying the high life; if there are bad times around the corner he will deal with them later.
The title is a nod to 2Pac, who had the phrase tattooed on his back. Drake may also be referencing the name of Ice Cube's 2006 album Laugh Now, Cry Later.
Among the subliminals that Drake spits are various shots at an unnamed rival. Distance between us is not like a store, this isn't a closable gap The rhymes could be a reference to Kanye West and/or Pusha T. The Toronto MC has had an ongoing beef with both artists.
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