0 to 100

"0 to 100 / The Catch Up"
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Single by Drake
ReleasedJuly 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2014
GenreHip hop
Length
  • 6:08 (single version)
  • 4:35 (radio )
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
[1]
Drake singles chronology
"Worst Behavior"
(2014)
"0 to 100 / The Catch Up"
(2014)
"Recognize"
(2014)

"0 to 100 / The Catch Up" is a song recorded by Canadian rapper Drake. It was released on July 15, 2014 by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Republic Records.[2] The ss certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) January 30, 2015, for selling over 1,000,000 digital copies in the United States.[3]

Composition[]

"0 to 100 / The Catch Up" is a two part song with a length of six minutes and eight seconds. The first song, "0 to 100", is a stripped-back hip hop song that sonically and thematically resembles Drake's "Started from the Bottom" from his third studio album, Nothing Was the Same (2013).[4] Instead of "starting from the bottom", "0 to 100" speaks of the rapper going from zero to one-hundred in order to gain ground on all of his competition.[5][6] The second half of the song, titled "The Catch Up", features a sample of an unreleased James Blake song, and contrasts the boisterous claims of the first half with a pensive promise: that "if [Drake] hasn't passed you yet, watch [him] catch up now."[citation needed]

Critical reception[]

The song received critical acclaim from music critics, appearing on several year-end top 10 lists. In July 2014, Billboard listed "0 to 100" as one of the "10 Best Songs of 2014 (so far)" saying that "months after releasing another hit album, Drizzy returned briefly to take it from '0 to 100' with careening bars punctuated by boasts like 'If I ain't the greatest, then I'm headed for it'."[7] The magazine also listed the track as the best rap song of 2014.[8] Rolling Stone listed the song as one of the "50 Best Songs of 2014", stating that it is "six minutes that pan across the whole Drake saga".[9] HipHopDX named the song as one of the "Top 10 Singles of 2014".[10]

The song was nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.[11]

Usage in media[]

The song was used in a Sprite commercial starring Drake and Nas. The commercial was supposed to promote a limited-ion line of Sprite cans with hip-hop lyrics printed on them called "Obey Your Verse". The Sprite line featured the "Know yourself, know your worth" lyric from this song.[12]

The lyric "She gon' be upset if she keep scrollin' to the left, dawg / She gon' see some **** that she don't wanna see" is referenced in Letterkenny 1x06 "A Fuss in the Back Bush".

The song is also featured in the NBA 2K16 basketball videogame soundtrack and is usually played during Golden State Warriors pre-match cutscenes as Warriors player Stephen Curry is mentioned in the song.[13]

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