0 to 100/ The Catch Up

Album: not included on an album (2014)
Charted: 68 35

Songfacts®:

  • Drake dropped this summer jam on June 1, 2014. The head-nodding banger features six minutes of braggadocious rhymes as the Toronto MC boasts of going from 0 to 100 quickly in the rap game (associating it to a car's acceleration).
  • The song was produced by Drake's in-house collaborators Boi-1da and Noah "40" Shebib, with Paul Jefferies (aka Nineteen85).
  • When Drake first shared the song on his blog, the second half originally featured ethereal sampled vocals by James Blake on the outro. By the time it arrived on iTunes and Spotify one month later, however, the British musician's contribution had been removed.

    Blake explained on Spotify's Secret Genius that the sample came from an idea he'd sent to Drake. "I got an email the day before '0 to 100/The Catch Up' came out. And it just said, 'Hey we're using this beat you made from like four years ago,'" Blake remembered. "I only sent it as a collaborative idea, not to be sampled on a record. 'Hey we're using this. Just quickly send me your approval so we can just put it out.' I was like 'No.' So I got them to take it off."

    The pair previously partnered when Blake remixed Drake's "Come Thru."
  • This was the cause of a fight arising from Diddy accusing Drake of stealing Boi-1da's "0 to 100" beat. According to TMZ.com the Bad Boy founder was given the instrumental first, but he sat on the vocals, so Drizzy released the song without the hip-hop legend. Diddy confronted the Toronto MC at DJ Khaled's Miami birthday party and punched him in the shoulder, which resulted in Drake requiring hospital treatment.

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