Who Had the Best Remix to Drake’s “Started From The Bottom?”


It’s been exactly eight days since Drake debuted his new single, “Started From The Bottom.” Since then, we knew that a bunch of remixes and freestyles would start surfacing on the Internet. Everyone is talking about the song from his upcoming LP, especially if it stacks up against the rest of his catalog. So far, Drizzy rapping about his rise to the top is a welcoming departure from the luxurious sounds of Take Care.

Rappers have been quick to jump into the studio to record their own versions. It seemed like every day a new freestyle would pop up. While critics and tastemakers have weighed in on hip-hop’s new anthem of 2013, we’ll let you decide who went off on the remixes. Here are all of the freestyles from the likes of Machine Gun Kelly, Fat Trel, Wiz Khalifa and more. They just want the credit where it’s due.

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz was the first big name to hop on the track. He said over Twitter, “”Bein that im in the studio all the time and ima huge fan of music in general iss only right that out of drunkness and highness i drop this,” he tweeted. “I know that song juss came out lol but i think it speaks to all of us so i put my verse on it before everyone else does.”


Soulja Boy

Soulja Boy channels Drizzy’s stop-and-go flow and raps about his clique and seeing dollar signs.


Fat Trel

The D.C. menace doesn’t hold back and unleashes a bunch of strong bars for almost three minutes.


Iamsu! and Skipper

The HBK Gang puts on for the Bay with their boastful rhymes. Iamsu! claims “he bought a car before he bought a beer.” Tough.


Machine Gun Kelly

The EST representer speaks on his days hustling concert show tickets and starting from the basement. He also approaches the beat with a little bit of edge that separates himself from the rest.



The former X-Factor star flexes his lyrical muscles on the instrumental, serving as an appetizer for his forthcoming mixtape, Deadbeats & Lazy Lyrics.


Trav & Jim Jones

The Harlem natives reminiscent on moving weight in their “reVamp” remix of the single.


OG Ron C

The chopped and screwed king wastes no time giving us a slowed down remix perfect for cruising in the ride.


Mike Stud

UPDATE:  Stud, who we featured on The Break in the past, also offers his own remake of the single. Here, he delivers consistent rhymes about sitting comfortable at the top.

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  • http://twitter.com/NuNOthaBrova M.E.C.C.A

    No love for a man trying to get heard…I’ll remain determined though until I get my due!

  • nate

    Astro killed it, Next Jay-Z/Big L

  • dashia

    Astro is so lyrically, like he a rapper from the 80′s. but I think they were all good. & like Wiz tweeted “it speaks to us all” any artist thats out now can do this song

  • nicolas


  • Ms. Music

    Astro bodied that… no cussing, no cocky money bull ish lyrics… no contest!

  • http://twitter.com/YoungHawk03 Salazar Slytherin

    Astro ripped it !

  • KCain

    Astro n Wiz … hands down – Cain.

  • KingLos

    none of them really that good but i would say mgk and wiz

  • wayne


  • Joe

    Where the fuck is Mike Stud’s remix? All respect to these artists for doing their thing, but his was better than all these guys.

  • Vince

    Mike Stud’s Remix

  • Erik

    Drake is the best

  • DrizzyFanTeamymcmb

    Mackelivontae’s Remix was dope too! Youtube:MackCityMajors

  • lil xtra

    were me at