0 to 100 / The Catch Up

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"0 to 100 / The Catch Up"
Single by Drake
Released July 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2014
Genre Hip hop
Length

6:08 (Single version)

4:35 (Radio edit)
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
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 OVO Sound, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Republic Records.[1] The song was 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.[2]

Composition[edit]

"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).[3] 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.[4][5] 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[edit]

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"."[6] The magazine also listed the track as the best rap song of 2014.[7] 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".[8] HipHopDX named the song as one of the "Top 10 Singles of 2014".[9]

The song was nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.[10]

Usage in media[edit]

The song was used in a Sprite commercial starring Drake and Nas. The commercial was supposed to promote a limited-edition 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.[11]

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.[12]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014)
  • Peak
  • position
Australia Urban (ARIA)[13] 27
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[14] 61
Germany (Deutsche Black Charts)[15] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 68
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[17] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 35
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[19] 9
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[20] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014)
  • Peak
  • position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[21] 29
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 97

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[22] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Remixes[edit]

The instrumental became very popular among hip-hop artists, with several rappers such as Cassidy, Chris Brown, Fat Trel, David Stones, G-Eazy, G-Unit, Gudda Gudda, Jin, Joell Ortiz, Lil Durk, Meek Mill, Ace Hood, Kurt Rock, Juice Box Boys, Papoose, Problem, Rich Homie Quan, Soulja Boy, Stiz Grimey, YFN Lucci, Uncle Murda, Vado, Waka Flocka Flame, Kap G, Lil Mouse, Wiz Khalifa and Stormzy recording their own versions of the song.[23] The instrumental was used at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards for an on stage cypher featuring various artists.[citation needed]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States July 15, 2014 Digital download [1]
August 5, 2014 Rhythmic contemporary radio [24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "0 To 100 / The Catch Up – Single by Drake". iTunes Store. United States: Apple. Archived from the original on August 2, 2014. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=default-award&ar=Drake&ti=0+to+100+%2F+The+Catch+Up#search_section
  3. ^ "DRAKE SHARES '0 TO 100/THE CATCH UP' FEATURING JAMES BLAKE". Fact. The Vinyl Factory. June 2, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ Moore, Alex (June 2, 2014). "Drake shares new track '0 to 100/The Catch Up,' hints at new album". Death and Taxes. Death and Taxes Media Ltd. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ Kreps, Daniela (June 2, 2014). "Drake Samples James Blake on New Track '0 to 100/The Catch Up'". Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "10 Best Songs of 2014 (So Far): Critics' Picks". July 10, 2014. Retrieved August 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ "10 Best Rap Songs of 2014". December 11, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "50 Best Songs of 2014". December 3, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ "HipHopDX's Top 10 Singles Of 2014". December 31, 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-01-05. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-juice/6598109/drake-nas-star-in-new-sprite-commercial
  12. ^ Makuch, Eddie (2015-07-25). "NBA 2K16's Biggest Soundtrack Ever Revealed". Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  13. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 40 Urban Singles". ARIA Top 40 Urban Singles. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Drake – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Drake.
  15. ^ "Deutsche Black Charts". Trendcharts. Media Control. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Archive Chart: 2014-08-09" UK Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Archive Chart: 2014-08-09" UK R&B Chart.
  18. ^ a b "Drake – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Drake.
  19. ^ "Drake – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Drake.
  20. ^ "Drake – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Drake.
  21. ^ "2014 Year End Charts - Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  22. ^ "American single certifications – Drake – 0 to 100 / The Catch Up". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  23. ^ Skinny Friedman, "0-100 Freestyles, Reviewed", Noisey Music by VICE, July 2, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  24. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on August 2, 2014. Retrieved August 2, 2014.