Bottom of the Bottle (song)

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"Bottom of the Bottle"
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Single by Currensy featuring August Alsina and Lil Wayne
from the album Canal Street Confidential
ReleasedAugust 28, 2015
Recorded2015
GenreHip hop
Length3:59
LabelJet Life Recordings, Atlantic Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Currensy singles chronology
"Don't Shoot"
(2014)
"Bottom of the Bottle"
(2015)
August Alsina singles chronology
"Why I Do It"
(2015)
"Bottom of the Bottle"
(2015)
"Gold Slugs"
(2015)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Why I Do It"
(2015)
"Bottom of the Bottle"
(2015)
"Switch Up"
(2015)

"Bottom of the Bottle" is a song by American rapper Currensy featuring R&B singer August Alsina and rapper Lil Wayne. The song was released on August 28, 2015, by Jet Life Recordings and Atlantic Records as the first single from his eight studio album, Canal Street Confidential (2015).

Background and release[edit]

The song premiered on August 27, 2015,[1] and the next day was released for digital download as a single on iTunes.[2] The album, Canal Street Confidential, was released on December 4, 2015.[3] While talking about "Bottom of the Bottle" in an interview with Billboard magazine, Curren$y said;[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Uproxx's Beware Bowdon wrote that "Currensy might have his most viable single to date with "Bottom Of The Bottle"", also saying that the song "features all the elements of an actual radio hit".[5] Alex Hudson of Exclaim! praised Alsina's vocals, writing that he has provided a "soulful hook" for the song.[1] BET's Eric Diep wrote that it is a "radio-friendly single that has the potential to get some spins in the near future".[6] Ryan Staskel from Consequence of Sound wrote that the song "showcases the album’s shortcomings with some cringe-worthy lyrics epitomized by Lil’ Wayne".[7]

Music video[edit]

The official music video premiered on WorldStarHipHop October 30, 2015 and was uploaded to Currensy's official YouTube account November 2, 2015.[8] August Alsina does not appear in the video.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Bottom of the Bottle" is Currensy's highest charting single of his career peaking at 97 on Billboard Hot 100.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015–16) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 97
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[10] 29
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[11] 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ""Bottom of the Bottle" (ft. Lil Wayne & August Alsina)". Exclaim!. August 27, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  2. ^ "Bottom of the Bottle (feat. August Alsina & Lil Wayne) - Single by Curren$y". iTunes. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  3. ^ Hernandez, Victoria (2015-10-30). "Curren$y "Canal St. Confidential" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  4. ^ "Curren$y Talks Maintaining His 'Underground Position' With 'Canal Street Confidential'". Billboard. August 28, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  5. ^ "Get Toasty With Curren$y, Lil Wayne And August Alsina On 'Bottom Of The Bottle'". Uproxx. August 28, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  6. ^ "Curren$y and Lil Wayne Reunite Again on 'Bottom of the Bottle'". BET. August 28, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "Curren$y – Canal Street Confidential". Consequence of Sound. December 11, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT7rNpBtytY
  9. ^ "Curren$y Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  10. ^ "Curren$y Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  11. ^ "Curren$y Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved January 22, 2015.