News: Drake Says 'Started From The Bottom' Has His Hometown Team Going Hard: "OUR TIME!"

Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 10:43AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Young Money rapper Drake is still putting on for his city these days, boasting about his new "Started From the Bottom" anthem fueling the Toronto Raptors.

Drizzy took to Twitter and promised his 10.1 million followers it is the Raps and Toronto's time to shine.

"New Single "Started From The Bottom" http://tinyurl.com/byqa7c8 OVO SOUND"
"Raptors playing like they knew the song was dropping. OUR TIME!#SFTB #TORONTO," Drake tweeted February 1st. (Drake's Twitter)

The rapper's comments came shortly before a 98-73 Raptors blowout against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night.

The way Blake Griffin saw it, a sloppy effort by the Los Angeles Clippers only made things easier for Rudy Gay and the fired-up Raptors. Gay wowed a sellout crowd by scoring 20 points in his Toronto debut, leading the Raptors to a 98-73 rout of the short-handed Clippers on Friday night. "The way we played had a big effect on their flow," Griffin said. "Not to take anything away from them - they did a good job - but our defense was terrible." (CBS Sports)

Drizzy unleashed his new "Started From the Bottom" track two weeks ahead of schedule heading into the weekend.

"My good friends, It has truly been too long. I assume you're all keeping well and making the most of this year that has been given to us. Today is the day to begin sharing my newest work with you. This is the first single off of my upcoming album. I feel sometimes that people don't have enough information about my beginnings and therefore they make up a life story for me that isn't consistent with actual events. My family and my second family (consisting of the best friends anybody could ever have) all struggled and worked extremely hard to make all this happen." (October's Very Own)

In his open blog post, the Canadian hip-hop star defended putting out the track earlier than expected.

"I did not buy my way into this spot and it was the furthest thing from easy to achieve. I am proud of every part of my past and I'm excited for this song to find a place in your life as well. I didn't feel I needed any interviews or radio or press to launch this song. It felt right to come back to the site that I started on and release it to the people that started here with me. Judging by this post, the tour that we've been planning, the conversations about new songs and album artwork...I think it's safe to say we're back together again. Looking forward to seeing you all soon." (October's Very Own)

Check out Drake's "Started From the Bottom":

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