Last night, while many of his rap A-list peers were sharing stages at Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam show, Drake threw a monster of a new song up online. His new “0 To 100/The Catch Up,” as the title implies, is really two songs in one, and it’s six straight minutes of hard-strutting world-takeover talk, including an announcement of plans to dominate spring 2015. (That’s when, Drake says, he and his entire OVO Sound roster will drop albums.) The track starts out funkily minimal and then turns moody and tortured halfway through, with what sounds like James Blake singing on the outro. Drake’s old collaborator Boi-1da produced the track, with assists from Noah “40” Shebib and Nineteen85. All in all, it’s another in a string of strong Drake one-offs, a worthy successor to “Draft Day” and “Days In The East.” Listen below.
Already looking forward to spring 2015.