Drake dropped his highly anticipated new single yesterday, and along with it, he released a statement about the song.
The single shows a new style and flow from the Toronto native, and finds him rapping about his come-up in the game. Along with the single, he released a statement explaining itÂ on hisÂ OVOÂ blog.Â
The song is off his as-of-yet untitled third studioÂ album. Check out Drizzy's explanation of the single below, he says how he didn't buy his way into the rap game, it took hard work to get where he's at.
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
Listen to "Started From The Bottom" below, and let us know what you think of it. Was it worth the wait or did it fall short? Expect a video for the single to arrive soon.