New Music: Drake “Started From The Bottom”

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New flows. New music. Says Mr. Graham:

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

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  • Greggsybabe

    Sounds too rough, he can do better. Beats hot though.

  • JA

    Riff raff?

  • ERMERGERDDDDD

    GOOD LORD. This is some hot shit.

  • Orpheus

    Dis nigga mayne…

  • rhyme

    Its aight.

  • priime dawg

    shit i like it

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    wack !!! Your a r&b singer drake not a rapper. Goofnugget.

  • Drizzy delivered again..hard as fuck!

  • Chronic

    It’s good, nothin too crazy

  • mc

    super unimpressed

  • M.T

    Dope! Drizzy does it again. cant wait for the video.

  • http://fastintheslowlane.com thehustle_

    Legit. New flow from Aubrey. Can do without the singing at the end.

  • Yungpapi

    Mane This Nigga Drizzy Is The Greastest, Can’t Wait Till His New Album Drop

  • wizsucks

    lol this faggot was really about to wait till the Grammys to release this?

  • Ten Macaroni Necklaces

    The beat is tuff though

  • joey

    Im not gonna lie this aint whack but it aint nowhere near his potential. Super disappointed!

  • THE MAJESTIC NIGLET

    its ok nothing to get too hyped about but good to see him try out new flows

  • To Me

    YMCMB take over…

  • NYC

    trinidad james flow SMH trash

  • Paul Anaconda

    Drake Needs To Leave YM/CMB. Their Lack Of Talent Taints His Look.

  • Gaz

    Its dope but…… Having it as a lead single? Really, I could see it being a dope part to the flow of an album, just not much of a stand alone song.

  • Ya Boy G

    Cmon. Shit was smooth.

  • Ten Macaroni Necklaces

    He should get some other rappers on this. For some reason I can hear jeezy ripping this.

  • Ea$y Bread

    Good beat. Decent content. T got all these niggas in a head lock though. Plus Play Cloths the hottest street brand out. Real shit.

  • soup daddy

    its wack but everyone in the industry will dick ride

  • @gaz
    Thats what they said about headlines an look?

  • THE MAJESTIC NIGLET

    SMH YN riding this mans dick theres a difference betwen people not liking a drake song n people jus suckin his dick because its drake

  • DrakkarNoir

    Drizzy sounds good. OvO, no new friends.

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  • vvho

    this shit sucks, and no im not being a “hater” like all you morans are so quick to call someone. But this is weak

  • Based Based Barea

    This shit is weak as FUCK!!

    This nigga said started from the bottom…..Oh REALLY? YOU USED TO BE A CHILD ACTOR.Where’s the bottom?

  • cheeeese

    yeah everybody so anxious to hear new Drake music their gonna hype this up, good song but not really good single material.

  • @vwho hater

  • MJ

    From Over to Headlines…to this?

  • J.MILLIONAIRE

    it, ok

  • ThankYouGoodDay

    I’m not even a fan like that but sometimes you gotta just enjoy the music just to enjoy it. But haters always wanna nitpick and shit, oh he never started from the bottom he was a child actor. So fucking what? It’s still motivational music that people that are trying to do shit with their life can actually relate to. I know you internet thugs like to blog all day but there’s people that actually chase success in the real life. Never bought a Drake album, maybe never will but dude is still talented, he’s worked with lots of legends in the game. Hope you underground rap nerds hear this everywhere u go until you’re sick of it

  • kj

    Started from a wheelchair now we’re here.

  • Mook

    Better than The Motto…you will hear cars bumping this just watch…it goes and it sounds like nothing on radio right now. Drake is a hit maker period.

  • Slim Baller

    It’s ight. He needs to work with TMINUS again tho

  • Mook

    Damn this is one song tho I’m sure T Minus is going to be all over his next album…Smh yall be acting picky when it comes to drake and most of yall not even fans lol I don’t get it…

  • michelle michelle

    clean

  • Anon DCPL

    I’ve been a Drake hater, I can admit. I tried giving this track a chance. Can’t front, the beat is pretty sick, would love to hear the TDE camp over this, minus Drake. But I still can’t take this a nigga serious.

  • Evil

    Expected better.The hook is played way too much and the verses are short

  • JEEZY THE GOD OF TRAP

    snowgo

  • Word

    I’m sure it’s typical Drake. Very safe music. He doesn’t do too much outside his comfort zone so it’s hard to hate. But hey I haven’t heard it yet since for some reason I can only load up certain content from this here phone of mine. Just commenting on the typical mixed feelings of a Drake song. A lot of “mehs”. The haters will hate. The stans will love. Its the in betweeners you gotta pay attention too. The casual Drake listeners usually keep it real.

  • Jerzzz

    Started from the bottom?
    Haha nigga you started in an affluent neighbourhood in Toronto with your parents.
    You started on Degrassi high when you were 11.
    Wheres the bottom for you? When your moms didnt get you a BMW for your Bar Mitzvah?
    Fuck outta here

  • still best rite now!!

    Somebody was influenced by Kendrick’s album ??? hmmmm

  • G

    females will like just because its drake, and dudes gonna dickride it because they know females like it,….song is pretty decent tho, not amazing……

  • the brain trust

    The beat and the hook are so fucking tough.

    It’s a shame that the verses employ the same flow as the hook, are so short & lack any real quotables.

    With a few tweaks, this song coulda been fucking huge. I like it though

  • KAREEM

    DRAKE – “STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM” >>>>> KANYE WEST – “CAN’T TELL ME NOTHING”

  • K.dot

    Who Single do yall like the Best J. Cole Miss America or Drake Started from the Bottom. I think that J. Cole single was better

  • Trell

    Drake needs to stay in his lane and continue to make songs about females

  • Lil Majer The Cartune

    Ehh, not too crazy about it myself, but I can see why others would like it… Hope to hear better material from Drake… And material with LESS singing! -___-

  • C.O.O.K.

    Nothing better than when an established artist goes in a different direction.

  • OVOXO

    we have a new producer in the game! dope work Mike Zombie, and 40 is improvin as a producer!.definitely a hit. but not feelin this track, its like that chorus on repeat and about 2 bars of lyricism.. nigga where yo lyrics at??

  • Loaded

    BANGER!

  • mike

    not a big drake fan decent track, but still think drake i overrated not herd anything from him that makes me think otherwise, still perfer j.cole to guy and think cole should get more shine than this guy

  • DoinTooMuch

    Ehhh, its okay I guess. Was expectin something much better tho.

  • BLACK EBERT

    I agree with “the brain trust”…

    Good joint still. Catchy. Very asap rocky-ish and kendricky influenced.

    BEAT AND HOOK are amazing. This is hip-hop. Love how drake didn’t go all commercial and kept it raw.

    ONE BLACK THUMB UP, OTHER BLACK THUMB IN YO MOMA ASS (undecided)

    – Listening AGAIN.

  • DoinTooMuch

    And YN thinks this is an anthem? smh

  • OVOXO

    okay, this is growin on me! YN is right! this shits like an anthem!

  • marquice

    miss america better than this shit

  • Space Ghost

    This is mean….It’s one of those joints that some won’t understand or feel….until they hear it for the fourth or fifth time…..and then VOILA!!!! As for me…..I’m bluetoothing it from this page in my car thru my Pioneer Avice Z130 BT and JL Audio W7AE 12 and let me tell you buddy….THIS SHIT BEATS!!!!

  • Mike Greedy

    I really want to start this post by saying no hate, but usually when people do that they they spew nothing but that. The song is alright, it may grow on me, but at first listen that is my opinion. I can say that he is growing as an artist and that is all that you can really ask for.

  • http://thecavi.com thecavi

    this is the anthem for the duration

  • BLACK EBERT

    ….and Im back, took my 2nd thumb out yo momas ass.

    This gets 2 BLACK THUMBS up. But not way up, just up. it’s a good joint.

    Cuz its fuckin hypnotizing and I cant help but re-listen to this. Its clever. Teases us on purpose. A hot SIngle is a science yall. ||He wouldn’t have put this out if him and his massive team didn’t know it would hypnotize us all. Just like he did with ‘its over’ and ‘they know’.

    But, I know he’s even got better shit in store.

    CANADA.

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  • zezzoi

    Drake always come out with shit that changes direction of rap. I don’t see this as any different….

    Drake’s a rap talent…people need to stop hating and respect it, regardless of what you think of him as a person

  • Me

    Banger!!!

  • edi

    your are not a nigga for you TO BE SAYING NIGGA EVERY OTHER LINE………………………

    LIKE COMMON SAID

    YOU SO BLACK AND WHITE TRIED TO LIVE A NIGGAS LIFE

  • edi

    YALL ACT LIKE………. THIS IS NEW SMH

    YOU KNOW WHO CHANGED THE DIRCETION OF RAP………………………

    KANYE WEST

  • edi

    sounds like kendricks money trees

  • Black Shady

    hmmmmm not what i was expecting

  • Unknown

    This track is some shit!!!! Not the good kind either

  • OVOXO

    @ B. Dot song review?

  • DOUBLE M GENIUS

    lol @kareem you late nigga

  • Faded 4evaNaDay

    Drake doesnt disappoint. A great sound+ on point lyrics= a successful single. Great start for the new album

  • buking

    started from the bottom? he forget he was on tv? cool song tho

  • Beaming

    He sure as hell ain’t start from the bottom. At least it is different and dont sound repetitive like every other track in hip hop today.

  • Ugh

    This is horrid

  • ECU

    Good song but too much of “Started at the bottom now the whole team here” could use a feature

  • DoinTooMuch

    Oh and he shoulda put jeezy on this shit. Beat fits his style perfectly.

  • caliking

    beats way to simple i waited for it to change up but it never did.. smh drake could do 1,00000000 times better this is what you call a dissapointment..

  • Yeezus Christ

    this is boring

  • Yeezus Christ

    ^ same i was waiting for the beat to change, fuck this mike zombie guy

  • http://www.dj31degreez.com Brad Jones

    Drake ‘Started From The Bottom’ is a hot record. Drizzy Drake delivers once again.

  • avarice

    This is nice. Incredible beat.

  • Drizzy on the rise …they know!

  • Los

    it’s almost insulting that this kid things he started from the bottom. way to trivialize the real struggle people face every day.

  • Los

    thinks*

  • BlackDivine

    wack

  • Los

    anthem anthem, STFU. you commenting on this blog? you’re still on the bottom. REALITY CHECK. god it’s like rap’s entire fan base is fuckin delusional.

  • Genesis

    This nigga did what y’all ain’t expect, and your little pea sized brains can’t fathom the phantom…. Can’t see that nigga doing some shit like this…. Y’all eat ramen noodles with hot sauce and capers, with pimento minced olives atop the pasta….. You can’t listen to this and like it…. You don’t like your own mother….. She hates you too….. This is hot….

  • TRUTH

    REFRESHING TO NOT HEAR THAT SAME FLOW!! THAT IS ALL

  • DJ Semtex’s Prothsetic

    bro this does not sound like drake at all lol, like some sort of meek mill cross montana flow

    sounds rough though, if it could use a little better verses might be big

  • billions

    Drake >> K.Dot

  • DJ Semtex’s Prothsetic

    doesnt really feel like a single though

  • BVS

    Drake is doing his thing. I like this

  • The Goatherder

    Trash. And I am a drake fan. With all due respect … crap.

  • reallydoe

    That awakward moment when you bob your head to the song………while realizing drake didn’t start from the bottom at all. lol

  • reallydoe

    Drake and “started from the bottom” should never be used inthe same sentence TBT.

  • Drizzy we got you

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    Lovely Track, Not A Fan Of Drizzys Personality, But This is Flames – @FAZILLION

  • kayandgee

    needed a third verse, i applaud him for trying something new tho, ill give it 3 more listens to make up my mind where its gona end up

  • ck

    too much of the track is the hook.. you need longer verses drizzy. C’MON SON

  • JReezy

    @Billions on the last page

    You’re funny. No way Drake is better than Kendrick Lamar.

    Song is alright. I was hoping for a rap song for the first single. I wasn’t expecting this though. The flow and delivery of the verses and hook is definitely catchy so it’s easy to nod to. I wish he would’ve changed up his flow for the verses. It’s such a departure from his usual formula for a first single that I’m probably more interested in what this new album will bring than I was with Take Care.

  • Peekay

    Song was okay. Not a fan of the hook and wish he didn’t try to sound so tough. Be yourself, not like the rest of YMCMB, you’re too talented.

  • dontlook

    His point in dis was to tell us actual struggle but.. Ok nigga yu argued wit ur mom? Took ur uncle car or sumn? Nigga mak us believe u. U ws on a fukin tv show! Thts not bottom

  • watdeywant

    he tried to tell us bout struggle but… he argued wit his mom? he took his uncle car for a joyride? okay nigga but yu was on a tv show tht sucks dont it…

  • watdeywant

    B Hayes The Pimp im still wat dey want drizzy. wish he waited to drop dis now niggas gon hav a chance to freestyle on it b4 me

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  • vurbz

    huge drake fan…the song is cool but it didn’t really hit me the same way “headlines” or “the motto” hit me when i first heard them…maybe it will grow on me..the beat is dope tho…and also idk is it just me or did seem like a very short song?

  • TROLLING

    WEAK AS FUCK, SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING TRINIDAD JAMES WOULD MAKE

  • Facts

    Hip Hop cancer

  • Sosa

    numb static rap heads will not understand whats behind this track. this sh*it is to be played loud as fu*k with yo homies in a big ass crowded place. STFU about drake, this is not about him, thi shit is about what listeners want. yeah its different, yeah its dope as fuck! wake up all of you, its like you stupid nig*as are frozen in time!!!

  • Andrew

    “boys tell stories bout the man” …. and y’all just keep on talkin

  • boringrepetitive

    Wow he lived with his momma and drove his uncles ride. How thought provoking. Now we know his real story!!!!!!!

    gtfo

  • Courso

    meh

  • quese

    This song should be called guess who’s flow I’m biting now

  • Juice

    Shit trash ya need to listen to my nigga c piepz his shit like a mix between Selena gomez and coolio

  • quese

    This song should be renamed” guess who’s flow I’m biting now”

  • quese

    This song should be renamed guess who’s flow I’m biting now

  • Sosa

    “boys tell stories ’bout the man” keep on hating.

  • epinz

    The beat reminds me of “no lie”

  • Homie

    LMAO @ the person who said “didn’t know Degrassi was the bottom”

  • Fuck Your Opinion

    Biting Kendrick much? Jesus..

  • http://www.twitter.com/the_deliverer meantilt

    trash. just TRASH

  • http://twitter.com/rareair24 2ND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST

    GRADE A TRASH

  • Papi Chulo

    Man this hook and beat sound like it was made by Soulja Boy. Nevertheless, this shit is jammin

  • http://twitter.com/rareair24 THE TRUTH

    SONG SHOULD OF BEEN CALLED “STARTED FROM THE SUBURBS NOW WE HERE”

  • Lil Reese

    stop stealin my flows

  • TheOne

    Drizzy keepin it fresh – nuttin like this on the radio right now

  • http://rapradar asmodeus ashmadi

    this shis not impressive at all and I’m a drake fan! smh. it sounds like he was just free styling in the studio.WTF!

  • http://[email protected] Ya boii

    huge kendrick influence

  • http://twitter.com/dzbk_ GreenBeitz

    Lol this shit is alright, them soundclick comments made me think I was in for some bangerrr.

  • anonymous

    beats tough, drake sounding like kendrick + trinadad james, and of course i find that he talks tough but then there’s a gay melody at the end. hilarious

  • WestCoast

    trashhhhhhhh

  • http://djjunebug808.wordpress.com djjunebug808

    440,000 plays in ONE DAY?!? CRAZY!

  • klqrence

    Kendrick influenced the industry, now everybody coming with hip hop songs (no poppy) or concept songs/albums and everybody is failing…

    thx kendrick, you saved hip hop

  • Hybird

    +1 Huge kendrick influence but drake failed with this one

  • chillthrill

    cant front its cool,,,,,

  • Nick2bbury

    This doesn’t even sound mastered. Can’t handle bad sound quality.

  • tBAGged

    SHOULD HAVE PUT JEEZY ON THIS ONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yuppy

    Kendrick Lamar dick riders make me sick

  • https://twitter.com/Low_Life777 ▼LowLife▼

    pretty good

  • http://justdizle.wordpress.com justdizle

    He made a mistake…supposed to be “Started from the bottom (pause)”

  • brza

    Disappointing. Really boring hook that is repeated over and over and over . . .

  • MJ

    sound like cole and kendrick mix

  • word905

    Niceee…

  • MJ

    started from degrassi now we here

  • https://twitter.com/P0is0nedKoolA @p0is0nedkoola

    Drake argued with his mom and uncle
    then he went to the set of his tv show
    in Canda

    Drake
    the struggle

    Like the beat tho

    @p0is0nedkoola on twitter
    Lester Bangs of hip hop
    Agree w/drake tho “give a fuck about you” Canada dry

  • Romo

    Sounds like Cole to me …. Swagger jacket lol

  • cory

    this is tight

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  • Realshyt

    Ahhh people are silly this song is raw! This will thumb LIVE!

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  • HOVA

    People on here will dislike every single new song posted on here and you know this cause it be the same username every post hating. SMH.

  • http://realtalkny Vest

    If i said this song was whack i would be considered a hater In this day in age the truth doesn’t exist everybody hops right on the band wagon

  • bangerz24

    yark u all got some ear problem dis shit is fuckin weak no lie

  • Ege

    86 % of the song was the hook lol

  • Ghosts

    Yo drake! chief keef and trinada james called, they said they want their swagger that you jacked from them back

    I LOVE THE BEAT TO THIS THOUGH

  • tj

    I’m glad to hear some different rap flows in recent music (kendrick and drake specifically)

  • COLE WORLD

    Why he sound like kendrick in this song ?

  • Emcee fresh

    Ya don’t understand the reason this song is gonna be big Is because it is a simple n catchy song is gonna be everywhere

  • X.

    The perfect song to reflect the grind… (that’s in anything you do)

    http://www.notablenotice.com (only a few partake)

  • Mont

    NICE!

  • Fire

    That Eminem remix is ill tho…

  • West V

    Is Drake finally going to get a Phonte feature or what.? That’s what I want to know.

  • http://fakeitsomemore.com 85

    nice track boy, but you better re-evaluate what bottom is. I don’t take away the hard work.. you got it and deserve it, but please….. your bottom is the upper class over here….

  • Big Papo

    Lmfao!!!
    Knowing Drake, this is probably a Beta version of the actual song he’s gonna release later. Because this basically said nothing (at least not anything we havent heard or didnt hear on his ‘so far gone’). So my guess is there’ll be an actual verse on there later with more singing hopefully.
    This was some ‘future’ (the rapper) soundin bull shit. Hahaha

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  • 9th Wonder

    kj says:
    Friday, February 01 2013 at 9:01 PM EST
    Started from a wheelchair now we’re here.

    lol yall dudes it merciless on this site for real. The Joint tight something different. A gotta bump it in the whip before i declare it a smash though

  • Ya Bish

    K.Dot done fucked the game up. How Jimmy stole his whole swag on this?

  • MiYayo

    Dope street single.
    Drake coming out the box hardbody this time out.

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  • BKLYN44

    WWWAAAAAACCCCCKKKKK!!!!

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  • Ugh

    The people that say this shouldn’t be a single…. do you realize that most singles that are first released are usually on the bonus tracks. Sometimes due to push backs these songs become very dated by the time the album drops

    J cole- mr nice watch, kendrick- the recipe are examples of bonus tracks that were once singles, not saying this is will be a bonus song but it will be more of a fan favorite opposed to the average radio listener like asap rocky – Goldie.

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