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





Started From The Bottom

Started From The Bottom (Clean)





Friday, February 1, 2013

Started From The Bottom

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Hush said...

First!

Anonymous said...

Second!!!

Neeks said...

Holy fucking shit.

Anonymous said...

Second

Anonymous said...

Yes babyy <3

Anonymous said...

WE IN HERE!!! OVO DREAM CREW NO NEW FRIENDS YMCMB OVER MOTHAFUCKIN ANYTHING!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Started from the bottom, now the whole team here!

vito said...

third

Geek-E said...

Love love

charliepoll said...

I can imagine everyone hopping on a remix to this.

Simple dope ass beat doe

Stacey (virgosister) said...

Yeees Lawd!!! This song is f*ckin dope!!! The year has officially started. Happy OVO New Year!!!

KushSmokeCarRidin' said...

shit quality !!! ill smoke to this...

@i_roll said...

turd

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for that next album.. it's gonna do big things

Anonymous said...

Finally!!

Anonymous said...

OVO SOUND OR DROWN

Anonymous said...

ok.

Anonymous said...

Yes. Needed new music from drizzy. its relatable and real. luv

Anonymous said...

Drizzy killed it as always!

Anonymous said...

Drake never disappoints thanks Drake for putting on for Toronto! Great Role Model! Great song too can't wait for album tho!

Danielleizfly said...

:D

Anonymous said...

ElijahOVO - Falling Up

hizonlyaddiction said...

:) its on now xoxo

Anonymous said...

yes...yes

Anonymous said...

ElijahOVO - Falling Up

Jessica Rojas said...

Good Things Are Worth Waiting For !

Anonymous said...

ElijahOVO - Falling Up

Jeewa said...

@JeewaB FOLLOW

Anonymous said...

I dont like the style ur fallin into... i like the "im goin in" Drake!

Steph said...

You've just made my night Drake !! You need to play Oxegen festival in Ireland in August!! I hope there people get onto yours and make it happen!! Best of luck next week at the Grammy's!!! Steph

Anonymous said...

ElijahOVO - Falling Up

Fanny said...

Thank you for being you Drake! Always a pleasure listening to you! <3

Anonymous said...

ElijahOVO - Falling Up

Anonymous said...

That was weak as hell
...where's the old drake (sofargone)

Misha said...

Saturday started off really good for me !

Couldn't be happier, and make sure to book in Sweden for your upcoming tour.

=) xo

@Tweet_Me_Babyy said...

You Did The Damn Thing! Ovoxo Everything I Believe In

Anonymous said...

ElijahOVO - Falling Up

Anonymous said...

You've got to be kidding me? This is stupid and repetitive..Drake you've fell off and you needed that, but I do want to see you pick it back up

Anonymous said...

I love it!!! Great work :)

Anonymous said...

ElijahOVO - Falling Up

Anonymous said...

You've got to be kidding me? This is stupid and repetitive..Drake you've fell off and you needed that, but I do want to see you pick it back up

Daniel Prosser said...

Keep Rising Drake!!

Anonymous said...

<3

Anonymous said...

Shits Fire - OVO SOUND - #TORONTO

-@imzspire

Anonymous said...

This song isn't really that impressive but the idea of a Drake album that talks about his beginnings is an exciting prospect if done correctly and if it's actually a hip-hop album not a pop album...

Andre said...

Drizzy mother fucking Drake is back at it making hits 4 u niggaz

http://www.facebook.com/freaksinyogapants?group_id=0#!/reggie.watkins.965

follow @ Octobers_own_88

Turks said...

Its pretty catchy actually
only if he wrote a full 16 then this track would shut every other pussy ass drake haters up!

Anonymous said...

ElijahOVO - Falling Up

Anonymous said...

I like the song but I expect something even better from you Drake. Can't wait for the new album though !

Anonymous said...

ElijahOVO - Falling Up

Anonymous said...

ElijahOVO - Falling Up

GinoVelez said...

This song is kind of a disappointment. Was expecting more from the first single. I should know better than to doubt Drake though. We'll see

Anonymous said...

rollin up right now

faduma said...

loved the song drake, thank you for making my night. you make toronto so proud, keep up with the amazing work! much love.

Jesse Malhi said...

I'm sorry I don't like this track, I expected way more better than this, the last Nickellus F track was sick compared to this. Mainstream is eating you.

Anonymous said...

ElijahOVO - Falling Up

elsa R said...

Dig it!

Anonymous said...

ElijahOVO - Falling Up

Anonymous said...

Is this gonna be on itunes?

Anonymous said...

:) nice! especially Fake friends part.

Anonymous said...

ElijahOVO - Falling Up

much love said...

I feel u

Milton Rodriguez said...

started from the bottom now we here!!! OVO cliqueee

Anonymous said...

ElijahOVO - Falling Up

Entitled Case said...

Welcome back sir!

Antonio Marquis said...

It's gone be hard to top TakeCare cuz that album there>>>>>>

Anonymous said...

love the song its true

Tiffany J. said...

This was much needed. I love that you took the time to write out to us too. It's been a while since we heard from you, but I'm glad you recognized where you began and posted it on here. It shows how real and grounded you are. Thank you.

Much Love,
Tiffany J

Mike Money 716 said...

YEA BUDDY

James Huff said...

He sounds completely different, I don't hear that mellow sound. Hopefully this is just a mainstream song. He should've put more life into this song. Still OVO till it's all over though. 416

Anonymous said...

Wow this is horrible..

Anonymous said...

Drake i feel you, and you arn't about to take advice from some random dude, but you went too mainstream with your style. Look back at your old shit, and make it new. Beats tight, chorus is good but looped too many times. Love the fake friends line. Wish there way more to it though. You have the potential. Ill be looking out for the rest our your album for sure though.

Anonymous said...

Let me work my why to the top of you...Nawww I prefer the bottom instead DADDY!!��

Anonymous said...

Please say this is just a rough draft. It's a great concept because your comeup was/is a mystery. People assume that since you were an actor on a popular TV show you had it made but that's not the case. Please alter/change the beat and work on the flow or the way you delivered the verse. This song (in it's current state) sounds cheesy and on the surface. It should sound deep and real. Similar to "Say what's real." You started from the button, aye? This song (in it's current state) is not convincing of that but it has the potential to be. -Kiara G.

Deshaun Dumas said...

Drake never fails only other person who never fails with their music is Kanye. Great Track.

Anonymous said...

OVO SOund!! Toronto sound...Tdot stand up

Anonymous said...

Love it <3

James Huff said...

Who ever likes this shit a lot are people who didn't listen to Comeback Season and Room for Improvement. We grew up with his music and this shit is just, I don't know. It's not Drizzy and 40. I miss this nigga already lol

BH said...

Can u come to canada for this tour? u left us out on club paradise

Rahul Batra said...

Don't worry hes got more tracks with 40. The song is good, but I wished the verses were longer.

Lateef said...

FIRREEE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Drake showing us his truth movement.

Cant wait for the flow.

Will

Anonymous said...

LOVE YOU BABYBOY I KNEW YOU WERE PUTTING OUT SOON! WENT TO GO SEE YOU IN OKC,OKLAHOMA IN FEBRARY 2012! GUNNA GO TO THE NEXT TOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) OXOXOXOXO ANA LEZAMA

Kayla Hammonds said...

Love this! I can't wait for the new album! The beat though >

Harpreet said...

this is bumpinnn! much love! T O

Anonymous said...

This is pretty surface for a Drake track.. that doesn't mean the album
won't be great. It is virtually impossible to top Take Care because
it is a seminal work so maybe I have to adjust my expectations.

Kasey V said...

I love you and your music, Drake!!!!! Keep it up. I hope I can find someone just like you someday *in my dreams* lol! OVOXO <3

Anonymous said...

if you have been following my nigga DRAKE you know that this album is going to be tough. like he going after people on this one just watch. OVO

Skin In The City said...

"Bottom to the Penthouse"

Rudini said...

Yo fuck the haters Drake. This song goes! I've been your #1 fan since 2009. I remember the night coming here to download So Far Gone when it dropped. Congrats on all of the success. Take Care was a classic. Club Paradise tour was one of the best shows i've been too. I'm rocking with you Young Angel!

Anonymous said...

I am extremely proud of you & all of your work. You have come so far. I can never get enough of your music so I am really excited that you are coming out with new things. I cannot wait for another album & hope it comes out ASAP. I've admired you from day one & I'll keep admiring you everyday. I hope to one day meet you to congratulate you in person. Thanks for being my role model. Keep doing what you do no matter the obstacles. I love you, take care. OVO - Maria Albarran in Florida

Anonymous said...

song starts at 1:51

Anonymous said...

Drrrriizzzyyyyy #Rxxm2012 if you support OVO follow me i follow back @MicBreeze

marie said...

Baby! I love you!

Anonymous said...

LOVED IT... Drake killed it again. #SFTB #TeamDrizzy OVO Can't wait for the album Drake!

-Luze581
Miami, Florida

Paul said...

I'm screaming this No new Feiends!

Anonymous said...

Why does he's voice sound different? Love the beat though. #OVO

Anonymous said...

DRAKE GOES HARD i love you. cant wait for the new album this new song was much needed

Trishul said...

said it on soundcloud too, raw and genius. was speechless listening to it. just that feeling when everything comes together and fits, the vibe, the words, the time. I was feeling uninspired for a second, this song just lit my fire again. the bottoms where I'm at.

bossy said...

the vibe of this is exactly what i need.

"say i never struggled wasnt hungry yea i doubt it nigga"

"just as a reminder to myself"

"fuck a fake friend where ya real friends at"

Anonymous said...

Fourth!!

Emmanuel Ramirez said...

His album name in my opinion IS 'PARADISE' Just because on his twitter on his info, it just says take care then right under it just says paradise. Symbolizing its what's upcoming after his 2nd album. And on the word on road fansite on twitter on the info it also just says paradise. You guys will see!

DOMOdotSCORE said...

Sir, I really wish this song wasn't here. I need to know who you are pissed off at that's throwing you off so much that you're recording and releasing such awfulness. You're trying to prove yourself as if you haven't made it. You might have a list of things you want and have to do but you have nothing to prove. Get it in order. You're better than this.

Berzavit said...

I've heard the song and its decent, but stop trying to use drakes site to advertise you shit..put yourself on

RellyRellz said...

Keep it real people...this song was ass. You take 2 years off and come back sounding like Future (not a good thing) you've been ghost for about forever and we expect progress and we get this watered down mainstream song.

Got too much love for this dudes music, anyone here who's a daily blogger can tell you that, but this is a Flop. If this is signs of things to come, then Drake you my friend are screwed

Rochelle Longkeng said...

Drake, I love this. just waiting to hear some more good things from you.

Anonymous said...

Dope. Love you drizzy! Always putting something new out for us to enjoy. Much love.

Anonymous said...

Man its mike zombie he sucks ass, rellz you got word and its def true Drake sounds like trash in this song I wouldve expected somthing more emotional, at least somthing like headlines... What a dissapointment hopefully his whole album isn't like this.

Anonymous said...

I'm so horny.

Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan of yours, i grew up with your music and you sound like what toronto should sound like... but this song is such a disappointment. It sounds like you went to ATL with 2chainz and made a song in 2 minutes. I hope the rest of the album is better still love you!

Anonymous said...

http://www.hulkshare.com/playlist/72780

FraNcis James said...

"...now we here"

Jason said...

WTF is this - cmon Drake - this really a single after headlines?????

im sorry this shit sucks - great lyrics but the voice - other than the hook WTF is that - please dnt place this track on the album - treat it like you did club paradise - just to create buzz and have it magically fall off - ur wayyy better than this - and i hope u did this just to help Zombie out - as his beats are simple n u helping a N**** out

Real Nigga said...

lets be real. . . this shit was annoying af after about 1min #nodisrespect but after waiting this long I know he can do more!

Sukhjot said...

this song made it worth the wait

#LyricsMatter said...

AND THIS IS A MIKE ZOMBIE PRODUCTION !!!! #ZombieOnTheTracc !!!!! SOUTH JERSEY STAND UP !!!!!

Muhammed Nazir said...

Critical analysis:
This song is bad, Drake. The production on it is decent and to be honest i expected more lyrically but i guess you'll ignore as i would be regarded as 'hater' rather than a person who appreciates good music which you have made in the past.

Anonymous said...

Track on replay all day

Maricarmen "Mari-C" Rangel said...

I honestly don't know how to feel about it.It's really different compared to your old stuff. Please don't let the money and fame change you. You have so many good things coming your way.The reason I made a big connection with you as an artist was because you were so relatable and humble about how you got to the top I felt the struggles as the lyrics went on, but for this song I can’t really relate. I hope the rest of the album isn’t a disappointment, because it would break my heart. I’ve been a fan since Degrassi and have followed you throughout. I would hate to no longer support you after all the fame and struggles you have overcame.

Terrill C. said...

We waited too long to hear a song of such poor quality. Maybe the rest of the album will make up for this "filler" song.

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KimC7 said...

Thank God. Glad you're back!

Anonymous said...

Disappointed mayne

Jocelyn said...

I'm waiting for the remix now. I love Drizzy,[ Props to you papi, I'm glad you're coming back,] but totally not what I was expected. xo

Anonymous said...

Should be named "teenage problems".
"MY MOMMA AND I ARGUE ERRYNIGHT"

Anonymous said...

Shoutouts TorontOVO

Ciara said...

I'm not feeling this, but you do have a lot of fans that are, so kudos to them. I want to say that I miss the so called "old Drake" that I heard back in your mixtapes, but every artist needs to progress and I respect that fact. This song though, something is missing. Just my personal opinion. I'm excited that you'll be releasing a new album soon...usually you don't disappoint. So, I hope this new album goes well and I hope that it's still you Drake. This song though....I just...can't.

But like I said...I'm just one person in the world. Keep doing you.

Anonymous said...

No one cares

Anonymous said...

Elijah Stfu no one cares

Anonymous said...

sometimes, it is about the message and not the actual music itself. You can like a song if you identify with the words. You may not like at first how it sounds, but catch you in the right mood and you all of a sudden know all the words. Sometimes, it is about the message..............Started from the Bottom.

Jyotii said...

fucking killeddd it, toronto stays winningggg

Anonymous said...

ciara is 100% right and I know more people agree.

K. Samir said...

We here. Love you brother.

Tracy said...

Love the song & Mike Zombies production...#OVO Sound or drown evolution is revolution

Anonymous said...

The Song is the Shit but I need to know when you gone come me that long Dick I will suck your dick from the back I hope you like it like that!

Nasty Bitch Loves You!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

^^^ hahaha daumn

How come the songs not up no mo? MAN!

John Doe said...

http://beatsonsmash.com/?p=1165

Drake - Started From The Bottom Instrumental (HQ)

Anonymous said...

http://beatsonsmash.com/?p=1165

Drake - Started From The Bottom Instrumental (HQ)

Anonymous said...

Drake's music has great quality, meaning and inspiration...

Anonymous said...

Drizzy, u my inspiration bro....been rockin with u and this site since 07....comeback season days. Man. I can't say it enough, music needed and still needs you....a true fan

The Cavi said...

crack

Anonymous said...

How come the stream is not working for me :(

Anonymous said...

"Started From d bottom now here", " I done kept it real from d jump", "Ama worry bout me giv fuck bout U" " I wear every single chain even when am in d house" ! Das Right! dat goes to all dem HATERZ, Drake ain't following no trend, Drake jus keeping it authentic and doin him!!

Mateus said...

Check mine single man, called ''missing you'', please check it out, you inspire me drizzy. =]

Anonymous said...

Memphis TN got mad love for this, everybody saying where old drake, new drake, etc. this is DRAKE, live it and love it or get off the bus. This the celebration for the backpackers that climbed the mountain from Room For up to Take Care, its a biography of how one dude from Toronto changed the Rap game and climbed the mountain. This the track you pop the bottle with your middle finger to the crowd with. Shout out to Ify and Senior! "I wear every single chain even when I'm in the house" Pain and Gain, Bennies and Paper cuts OVO Life...Club 152 VIP

Frank said...

Respect.

keziah doudy said...

Another great piece of work...This album is going to be everything x OVO SOUND!

Ambia said...

What I've been waiting for

Anonymous said...

you need to make more songs like marvins room

Anonymous said...

Drake as a true fan I must say that I hope you read this.

I absolutely love your new song. I've have heard you say that you have been listening to some Comeback Season and So Far Gone and that you have been listening to the fans.

I would just like to say thank you. Thank you for this new song.

Lizette said...

Finally! Now time for a tour.... thank you!

Anonymous said...

Why you so critical though ?

Anonymous said...

Great to see one of us make it

Anonymous said...

watch this one gon grow on err body. He kept it simple doe. i was waiting for some kind of drop.

Anonymous said...

Two thumbs up! I am excited to hear the album.

Anonymous said...

<3

Stas Den said...

Cray on repeat

Kevin Schoeber said...

#ZOMBIEONTHETRACK!!!!!!!!!! #JERSEY!!!!!!!!!! WE HERE DONT TRIP WE AINT GO NO WHERE WE STARTED FROM THE BOTOM ...

Aurélie Rolland said...

And music re born. Thank you Drake.

sarahjgoff said...

Love it Drizzy, can't wait for your new album and to see you again live. OVOXO

Anonymous said...

GOSSIP MUSIC HE A BITCH
LAMES GET AT ME F YOLO!

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Anonymous said...

All hail King Drizzy!!! ���� #SFTB

Virginia C said...

I absolutely adore you and everything you have given out, you never disappoint. Your one of a kind and thats why your my Idol. Keep doing what you do, no matter what ill always be proud to call myself a fan.

Btw that single is dope af , cant wait for the tour.

Oh Gee! said...

Drake it's been a long time sence we haven't herd you, we missed you!!!!
Flow so good can't wait for next album!

Anonymous said...

love it <$

NajeePapi said...

oh word drake mad his own sound

watch niggas bite

NajeePapi said...

made***

Destinee Dickson said...

Great Track To Start Us Off With! But I REALLY Wanted Some So Far Gone/Room For Improvement Drake!!!!! Do Your Think Boy! I will always be a fan n love U!

DaKIDWitDaCrown said...

His junior and senior will only get meaner - Take care nigga

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the past, loving the present, here's to the future.

Fireworks said...

So after listening to this many times still don't know how I feel about it...there is something missing...

Love the concept of the song but how it has come together is not flowing right...I feel the sound, lyrics and that cute Drizzy voice is different...was expecting little bit more...

I'm glad to see his message to his fans though...

Drizzy we miss you!!!

Anonymous said...

Drake people love you man. Why can't you just make music and stop constantly trying to prove how real you are. Are you insecure about your upbringing?

You had both of your parents regardless if they were in different places, you went to college, and you were on a nationally television Canadian show...... I don't know you but it doesn't sound like you were in the salvation army, soup kitchen life.

Nobody is saying you didn't earn your stripes in hip hop. You obviously put out mixtapes, improved your songwriting, and got yourself to where you're at now.

I'm sure you're album is going to be great like the last two were. It's just a bummer that you still feel you have to prove yourself.

Best of luck on your album though man. I'm not trying to be a hater just hoping for some diverse subject matter.

Anonymous said...

This Sucks And Isnt Your Type Of Music

Anonymous said...

Started from the bottom now we here

Romena Dokho said...

Honestly you have the most amazing voice!! I love you!! Can't wait to hear more! Ready for you ❤❤
Waiting for you to come back to Detroit

@romenadokho

Anonymous said...

Damn! You cant please everyone! I mean let the man express himself! Stop whining and congratulate him.

Seriously? You wanna analyze the lyrics? Or critique the song because it doesn't cater to your personal needs? it's not 'accurate' enough for you? You expect him to make the same song he already made to make YOU 'happy'?

If you really appreciate the art of music, you would sit back and listen while trying to empathize with the artist/musician's approach.

James Huff said...

Reppin OVO to the point where I don't really like the song but, I'll still listen to it and learn it for the lyrics. Just wish it had that 40 touch on it.

Anonymous said...

Waited to long and this is what you give us? Cmon Drake you went to mainstream sounding like 2chainz and future.

Amir said...

started from the bottom now we here! song is on fire OVO

Anonymous said...

Yess <3

RellyRellz said...

I'm glad the majority of people came to the same consensus. I was upset but lets remember its just one song.

Anonymous said...

B hayes the pimp

Anonymous said...

There is absolutely no depth to this song. I can see why it would please simple-minded people, but common Drake! The further we move from So Far Gone's release, the further you drift towards mainstream mediocrity. Yet you "promised to stay the same"....

Let the "hater" labels begin lol

Anonymous said...

Love it! Can't wait for the album! Straight to the top for a great man! Drake...the realist! <3 <3 <3

Your biggest fan said...

I really like this song! its amazing and i defiantly cant wait for some more! OVOSOUND<3

Anonymous said...

His new album is called No New Friends

jay smith said...

OVO fuck you mean..drake always been on a nigga playlist...since 07..shidd really since he first came out..he talk about problems a nigga can relate to i dont feel him on his problems cuz it'll be a long time before i can tell i feel ya nigga but i get everything he saying cuz we both going through it..he just getting a chance to say it for me and himself..shidd for the whole world..drake a fuckin inspiration #OVOXO..

ΩVΩ✘O fatima_libya said...

awwww great can't wait for the album drizzy OVO SOUND everywhere

Gonzalo Farias said...

Doppppeeee song! for sure gonna make it to the top like always! This track has me excited to see whats gonna be on the new album!! Drizzy The MOTHAFUCKIN BEST!!!!

ΩVΩ✘O fatima_libya said...

OVO SOUND everywhere #SFTB

D.G said...

I love your music!!! <3
Thenie

iona said...

Just tweeted "where are you Drizzzyy" a week ago.. then you came with sounds like music to my ears, literally. happy to hear from you, again.

Emily said...

i can't wait for this album fuck

Anonymous said...

Love<3 glad u made it from the bottom to the top

Nya Simone said...

Drake, please come back to Columbia, SC. That was the realest night I ever had.

Tarra said...

Love it.

Fireworks said...

I remember when "Headlines" dropped a lot of people were not liking it either...
I'm excited to hear his new album though...

Anonymous said...

gotta come harder bruh. its fresh but not as good as a nigga was thinkin

Jeanette Clary said...

Drizzy your always on point. That's what I love about you.

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