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