No doubt about it, Drake blew up big time in 2009. The one-time TV actor (from Degrassi High: The Next Generation) hooked up with Lil Wayne a couple years previously, worked the mixtape and collabo circuit hard for a spell, and then suddenly hit with the song “Best I Ever Had.” The song was taken from the So Far Gone mixtape and became, arguably, the top summer jam of 2009. After a ferocious bidding war, Drake ended up signing with Universal Motown (while keeping his affiliation with Weezy’s Young Money and Cash Money intact), and they officially introduced Drake with the So Far Gone EP. The release included seven tracks from the mixtape and gave undeniable proof that the hype and noise surrounding the rapper were all justified. The productions (courtesy of members of Drake’s Toronto-based crew) are nuanced and powerful, the hooks are huge, and Drake has lyrical skills and a vocal flow that make him one of the best young spitters on the scene.
Description: 2009 mixtape from the most anticipated artist to arrive on the music scene in recent memory. The actor, singer, rapper has released three mixtapes since 2006 and his most recent mixtape lead to signing with Young Money Records. This is what the fans have been waiting for. This previously internet-only release has been remixed and remastered. Features include Lil Wayne, Trey Songz and Bun B.
2 Successful (feat. Lil Wayne)
3 Best I Ever Had
4 Uptown (feat. Lil Wayne & Bun B)
5 I’m Goin In (feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy)
6 The Calm
Release Name: Drake-So_Far_Gone_(iTunes_Version)-2009
Label: ℗ 2009 Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records/Universal Motown
Store Date: Sep 15, 2009