Just weeks after first single "Over" hit the net, another track from Drake's highly-anticipated debut, "Thank Me Later," has leaked. "Shut It Down," produced by Harlem-based Omen and longtime collaborator Noah "40" Shebib and featuring The-Dream, is an R&B song about "empowering women," Drake originally told Billboard.com late last year.
"This song is sort of like an anthem for women, like pre-the club," he said. "It's like an anthem for you to be at your house with your girlfriends getting ready, what you listen to before you get there. It's a song for the non-famous woman to make her feel special and just to let you know that even though I'm up here and have the option to mingle wtih these 'upper-echelon' women, if you will, that sometimes I'd rather be with the girl from back home or a student or a girl that works at Wal-Mart. They don't have to be a star or rich or anything like that; that's kind of the gist of the song. It's an empowering song for all women."
"You're pretty, heard that you're a student working weekends in the city / trying to take you out girl, hope you not too busy / if there's nothing wrong, got this lil' song for you to get ready to," Drake harmonizes over the slinky beat. "Put those fucking heels on and work it, girl / let that mirror show you what you doing / put that fucking dress on and work it kinda vicious / like somebody taking pictures, shut it down," he sings on the chorus.