Drake: From the Bottom to the Top
by Mosi Reeves | September 24, 2013
Love him or hate him, Aubrey Drake Graham has been a headliner in the rap universe for four years and running. His new album, Nothing Was the Same, has already sparked widespread debate and big pop singles, courtesy of "Started from the Bottom," arguably one of the best mainstream rap singles of 2013, and the R&B-leaning "Hold On, We're Going Home." This guide includes a deep dive into Drake's third album (fourth if you include his 2009 EP So Far Gone); a catalog of cameos on hits like A$AP Rocky's "F**kin' Problems" and Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice"; a summary of inspirations and samples behind his platinum smash Take Care; and much more.