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Karmin Cover Drake’s ‘Started From the Bottom’

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Drake‘s new single ‘Started from the Bottom’ is currently a Top 10 hit on the Billboard charts that’s already inspired remixes from Wiz Khalifa, Soulja Boy, and now… Karmin

Its hopeful message of triumphing over Canadian hardship to attain peak blingitude is resonating far beyond the hip-hop world, as evidenced by the co-ed pop duo, who is no stranger to covers.

In fact, prior to releasing their Top 20 hit ‘Brokenhearted’ last year, they were mostly known for their somewhat left-field versions of hits by other artists, like Chris Brown‘s ‘Look at Me Now’ and Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Super Bass.’ Their debut album, ‘Hello,’ consisted of original songs, but clearly, they haven’t lost their fondness for outside material.

Befitting their heavily tongue-in-cheek vibe, Karmin’s take on ‘Started from the Bottom’ adds original verses that blend standard hip-hop boasts (about how they were on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ for instance) with self-deprecating humor (a reference to their one-star review in Rolling Stone).

As for how it stacks up against the original, well… we’ll leave that up to you. But it does seem likely that, of all the different versions the song has already seen, this one might maybe perhaps possibly be the most unnecessary. Have a listen below and see what you think!

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