Drake’s always copped some shit from hip-hop fans for being a bit of a softie. You know, coz any dude in the urban world who didn’t deal drugs from the age of six and shoot at least three people in the face is a pussy. I guess Drizzy’s sick and tired of being treated like a silver spoon bitch who used his role on Degrassi to gatecrash the rape game (or something), because on his new single, “Started From the Bottom,” he’s letting us know what a tough time he had coming up in the biz.
Drake references several harrowing moments from his troubled youth on the Mike Zombie-produced single, such as arguing with his mother and not being able to borrow his uncle’s car for more than a day at a time.
The rest of the song is just typical hip-hop bragging about how successful >>>insert rapper here<<< is now.
However, all the #no1curr lyrics aside, “Started From The Bottom,” is a still a relatively solid lead single. It’s catchy with a nice knock to it, and the melancholy piano line over the hard street beat just screams Drake in the best way possible. It’s not a big crossover record for radio or the ladies, and is more just Drizzy getting a few things off his chest before his next inevitable Hot 100 smash finds its way into our cars and iPods.
Basically, it’s the “Headlines” of 2013.
By the way, if you wanna be super gay, sing: “STARTED OUT A BOTTOM NOW I’M A TOP!” I can’t say it though coz that shit ain’t true.