Drake and OVO’s Topszn Regime: What Does It Mean?
Since about 2009 Drake’s been part of an elite group of rappers that seem to have the magical ability to have everyone and their mum actually admit they like hip-hop solely because of one rapper (a gateway drug if you will) “I don’t like hip-hop, but I listen to Drake/ Kanye/ Wayne/ Jay-Z/ Rick Ross etc.…” and the list goes on. Here’s the issue, a lot of people like Drake (us included!) but have absolutely no idea what one of the most influential men in the world is doing with his hand gesture in all those pictures….so what does Topszn actually mean?
Let’s actually try and solve this one out quickly, don’t worry, you don’t have to tell anyone we told you…just go on pretending like you always new.
Topszn (pronounced ‘top season’) has been represented by Johnny Manziel, a Texas A&M Aggies College football team player who does the related hand gesture whenever he scores a touchdown. Manziel is a huge fan of Drake’s music and even spent time with the rapper the off-season which he called the highlight of that period. The quarter back even got a tattoo of ‘OVO’ on his wrist in dedication to Drake’s crew.
As far as we know, the whole topszn regime movement is simply a celebration of victory. It also serves as a way to unify the guys associated with the whole OVOXO movement as they do it everytime they get together just to heighten the mood a little. As an example take a look at this vid with OB O’Brien & Riff Raff:
There also seems to be some confirmation the sign is to do with money as shown in Drake’s crew member OB O’Brien’s music video “I Don’t Like“:
The hand gesture was also done in the skit for Drake’s extended video for ‘Worst Behavior’. The hand gesture is also more obviously noted in the closing moments of the video for Drake’s 2013 hit single “Started From The Bottom”. It kind of represents victory in more ways than one…
Topszn is also a strain of weed Drake’s crew members OVO Ryan and OB O’Brien like to smoke. OB O’Brien even posted this on his Instagram…