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Drake’s “Started From the Bottom” Fails the Friday Night Test (Listen)

Posted by Nathan S. on 02/04/13 | Filed under Drake
It was Friday night when I heard Drake's new single, "Started From the Bottom", dropped. At that point I had shut down ye olde computer, poured myself a Scotch, and pressed play on "Breaking Bad". Now some new Drake is a big deal in the rap interwebs, and I'm in the rap interwebs, so for a moment I seriously considered jumping back online and posting immediately. And then, obviously, I decided that shit could wait until Sunday.

The more I thought about it though, the more I realized that the "Friday Night Test is a great way to separate rappers. Simply put, new music drops Friday night, when you're already heavy into your plans for the night. Do you listen (or in my case post) asap? Or do you let it slide and listen tomorrow? Kanye? Yeah, he pasts the Friday Night Test. Andre 3000? No fucking question. Jay-Z? Hmmm.....probably, but borderline. Lil Waye? Four years ago yes, today, no. Drake? Nope, but he's right on the verge.

So a new Drizzy album cut is a pretty big fucking deal, but it's not THAT big of a deal. Especially when it's essentially just Aubrey doing some laid back rhyming for three minutes. I'm sure I'm not the first person to point out that most of the world would love to start from the "bottom" that Drake did, but whatever, this is rap; nobody raps about coming up from the middle class. (Well...except for Mac Miller.)

Ultimately, I'm glad I waited to listen to "Started From the Bottom", I would have been pissed if Aubrey interrupted my Scotch and "Breaking Bad" for this. But on Sunday? Sure, why not, whatever. At the very least it's also a warning that a new Drake album is one the way. You might want to begin making preparations.

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