Drake didn't necessarily invent "YOLO," which stands for "You Only Live
Once," but it's safe to say that he popularized the motto (or, "The Motto").
Drake first mentioned the phrase on Nov. 2011, when he announced the release
of a collaborative mixtape with Ross of the same name. Later in the month, he
released the "Take Care" bonus track titled "The Motto," where he claims "YOLO"
as his own, rapping, "You only live once that's the motto n*gga YOLO."
The single cracked the Top 20 of the Hot 100 in 2012.