[Produced by Mike Zombie]
Drake’s “Started from the Bottom” is a triumph of minimalism. The beat’s barely there, the lyrics are pared down and shouty, it’s like Drake’s own version of mid-2000s ringtone rap. Leading the way is newish OVO Sound signee Mike Zombie, whose production here loops up a short, new age-y piano line (that really sounds like someone starting up Windows on a PC) over sprightly 808 programming and a bassline that picks out a weird notes under the fore.
- Lil John & The Eastside Boyz’s “Who U Wit” where you can hear the sample that has the same bass, clap and drum loop:
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