Drake – “Started From The Bottom”


Despite the announcement that new music was set to drop during the Grammys on February 10th, Drake pulled a fast one and let this one loose this evening. Apparently, he’s going to be performing it at the Grammy pre-show. As the first look at new solo material since the critically-acclaimed and wildly popular Take Care, it’s safe to say that “Started From The Bottom” is about to get a lot of attention.

A letter from Drake to his fans came with the song over at theĀ OVO blog:

My good friends,

It has truly been too long. I assume you’re all keeping well and making the most of this year that has been given to us. Today is the day to begin sharing my newest work with you. This is the first single off of my upcoming album. I feel sometimes that people don’t have enough information about my beginnings and therefore they make up a life story for me that isn’t consistent with actual events. My family and my second family (consisting of the best friends anybody could ever have) all struggled and worked extremely hard to make all this happen. I did not buy my way into this spot and it was the furthest thing from easy to achieve. I am proud of every part of my past and I’m excited for this song to find a place in your life as well. I didn’t feel I needed any interviews or radio or press to launch this song. It felt right to come back to the site that I started on and release it to the people that started here with me. Judging by this post, the tour that we’ve been planning, the conversations about new songs and album artwork…I think it’s safe to say we’re back together again. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

“You don’t have to ask me how I’m doing…just listen to the music” – K.Samir


  • Age 20

    Not feeling that piano loop at all.

  • Chase

    This is very underwhelming honestly. Hope he steps it up with the next release.

  • Batmayne

    like what is this?

  • Ash


  • Devin Middleton

    its not bad just as a 1st single, but i hpe whatever he releaes next is more impressive

  • Rob HM

    Started From the Bottom? Ain’t he from some upper-middle class mansion?

  • PancakeMcKennz

    ^ That’s the bottom by Canadian standards?

  • pjk

    They should make a documentary about his life called Hot Wheels Leading the Way, about how his time on Degrassi in a wheel chair ultimately lead to his success as a musician. And I’m just assuming he loves Hot Wheels tracks, he’s probably got the largest track in the world going throughout one of his houses. Could you imagine a kid Drake running around his parents suburban two-story four bedroom 2 and 1/2 bath house(probably the best he ever had) just screaming VROOM VROOOM I WISH I WAS ON WHEELS. His father was probably a little disappointed he wasn’t interested in hockey, or Avril Lavigne (a great Canadian). Little did he know his son would one day, actually end up successful and on wheels. And then he comes out with a mixtape and everybody is all like “Is that the kid from Degrassi?” “Yeah, that dude in the wheel chair can rap” Oh man Drake. You probably told your father “you’ll Miss Me Dad, but I’m going in forever, that’s the motto, so take care while I make headlines over and over again” his father replied “make me proud son, make me proud” to which he said “Hell ya fucking right Dad” “whoa whoa whoa son, no need to get fancy with your language” “Dad, stop, I’m a free spirit.” It would go something like that.

  • patrick

    uh.. pretty weak

  • Confusion

    This is amazing. You should write 10 Brilliant Ideas For Music Documentaries.

  • seaburt

    sorry but he didnt start from the bottom

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