Just two days ago, Drake announced his plan to release the first single off his third album on Grammy night (February 10). Last night, however, the Young Money rapper decided to forgo the fanfare and he released “Started from the Bottom” on his blog, a week ahead of schedule. “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,” Drake wrote. “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.”
In comparison, though, Drake’s blog post reveals more of his modest beginnings than the song itself. Consider “Started From the Bottom” a reminder of Drake’s present, especially with lines like, “Just as a reminder to myself / I wear every single chain, even when I’m in the house / Because we started from the bottom, now we here.” Check out the new track after the jump.