OB O’Brien is the bearded white guy in Drake’s OVO crew; maybe you’ve seen him acting like a cornball in the videos for “HYFR” or “Started From The Bottom” or “Worst Behavior.” Like many hip-hop hangers-on, O’Brien has now managed to get some bars on a track with his superstar buddy. Although “2 On/Thotful,” a reworking of Tinashe’s great Schoolboy Q/DJ Mustard collab “2 On,” is credited to O’Brien featuring Drake, it’s basically a Drake song with a short O’Brien verse affixed to the beginning. Think of it like Big Sean showing up at the start of all those great Cruel Summer posse cuts, only with nothing as memorable and/or embarrassing as “assquake” to show for it. What follows is an entertainingly moody passive-aggressive R&B/hip-hop mash the likes of which Drake patented sometime around late 2009. He’s really good at this kind of thing, bizarre Southwest Airlines shoutout notwithstanding.
For those not in the loop with rap slang, thot means “that hoe over there,” which severely alters what Drake’s talking about when he passionately croons “You’re so thotful.”