Well it looks like Drake pulled a fast one on us.  His new single “Started From the Bottom” was released late last night when it had been reported that the new track would be released on the night of the Grammy Awards, but who’s complaining.  The new song, produced by Mike Zombie, is the first single off Drake’s next album.

“Started From the Bottom” reveals Drake’s road to fame wasn’t as easy as we may think.  He talks about is conflicting relationship with his mother and his struggle to make it in the music business.  Before releasing the track, Drake left a personal message to his fans on his website.  See below:

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.

My favorite line on the track is “F— a fake friend, where your real friends at?”  Listen to “Started From the Bottom” below:


Started From the Bottom

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