Drake Shuts Down The Internet With “0 To 100/The Catch Up”

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As if you needed another reminder that Drake is the one who sets the curve for quality rap music, the Canadian turned international sensation has released yet another surprise track that further solidifies his place atop the hip hop echelon.

“0 To 100/The Catch Up” found its way online Sunday evening without notice or warning. The six minute track is the first to surface from Drake since “Draft Day” hit in March (unless you count his contribution to Lil Wayne’s “Believe Me”), and in a similar fashion the song has been made available for free download. You can enjoy the song at the end of this post.

Drake has always made it a point to push metaphors aside and be direct with his listeners. His raps are not as much about hooks or showcasing lyrical talent as they are sharing the continuation of a story that has been developing over the last five years. “0 To 100/The Catch Up” touches on this concept in the opening moments, then takes listeners on a journey back to the days when Drake decided to leave Degrassi in pursuit of music. He touches on his time in the studio before Comeback Season dropped and how his view of the world has completely changed in the years since that record dropped. When “The Catch Up” portion begins, the focus switches to the now, and Drake reminds the world that he and his crew are the ones controlling music at the moment. He even hints at more music being on the way, with the line “Listen up boy you’re better off eavesdroppin’/ We already got spring 2015 poppin’/ PND droppin’, OB droppin’, Majid Jordan droppin’, not to mention me droppin’.”

Nothing Was The Same, Drake’s most recent studio album, hit stores in September 2013. It would be unusual to see Aubrey release another full-length in 2014, but I don’t think it’s out of the question to think a mixtape or EP may surface before we ring in the new year. Follow UTG on Twitter for updates.

James Shotwell

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