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There’s a Petition Going Around to Make Drake’s “Started From the Bottom” Canada’s New National Anthem

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A clever Torontonian named Jazz Cartier has created a petition calling to replace Canada’s stodgy old anthem “O Canada” with Drake’s we-made-it anthem “Started From the Bottom.” This is a great idea! Jazz makes a compelling case for why Canada’s most important song should be by Canada’s most important rapper:

Drake movtivated a nation, and gave life to a city that needed its hero.

As proud Canadian, Drake should be nationally recognized for such a inspirational song. Canada as a country is shaping into its own, slowly but surely. Artists such as Bryan Adams, Celine Dione, Alanis Morissette, Shania Twain, and Michael Buble have done so much for us over the years. It is safe to say that, Canadas first Hip Hop superstar, Drake has reached that caliber.

Help me make, “Started From The Bottom”, the Canadian National Anthem because you know its the right thing to do. I believe in you all.

I’m convinced and inspired. So inspired, in fact, that I’m going to start my own petition to change America’s national anthem to a hip-hop classic. But I’ll need your help brainstorming what song should replace the stupid “Star-Spangled Banner.”

Should it be “Versace” by Migos, because “The Star-Spangled Banner” is too hard to remember and sing, while “Versace” simply goes “Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace Versace, Versace Versace, Versace, Versace Versace, Versace Versace?”

Should it be “Knuck If You Buck” by Crime Mob, because “knuckle up if you’re ready to get buckwild” (or “prepare to fight”) is already America’s unofficial slogan and guiding principle?

Should it be “Stay Schemin’,” by Rick Ross featuring Drake and French Montana, because French Montana is modern America’s great rags-to-riches tale? French Montana is an immigrant from Morocco who moved to the Bronx as a kid and grew up on welfare. He got shot in the head and survived. Now he dates a Kardashian and invented the word “fanute.” And he did all of this while kinda sucking. Plus, it would be the funniest thing in the world for people to have to sing French’s disgustingly off-key chorus at baseball games and other sporting events. Also, Rick Ross is the rap Jay Gatsby. Finally, this song is featuring Drake, America’s greatest Canadian.

If you have other suggestions for America’s new rap national anthem, holla at me.

[h/t Noisey]