Drake’s “So Far Gone” (2009): It’s been a very rocky road between Drake and I in recent years. Yes I loved God’s Plan, Nice For What, and In My Feelings like every other person, but Scorpion was a big disappointment to me (not to mention the failed efforts that were Views and More Life). Personally, his recent efforts haven’t caught my attention like Take Care, Nothing Was the Same, and If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Drake is obviously still a front runner in the present rap game, alongside Kendrick. After hearing some below average projects from the 6 God, It was a good thing he released his first break out project So Far Gone for every streaming platform.
It’s crazy to think of how far Drizzy has come, but crazier that his early stuff outdoes all of his recent work. So Far Gone reminded me of why Drake is the superstar that he is today. This mixtape brought emotions out of me I forgot I had. Drake perfectly mixes his R&B and Rap perfectly, which is his strongest attribute when he uses it. It was nice seeing Lil Wayne on four different tracks and giving quality features as well. Let’s Call It Off threw me off the first time hearing it, due to the Peter Bjorn and John sample. It reminded me that this project was just a breakout mixtape, not a full length studio album. I understand the inspiration Drizzy got from Kanye West’s 808’s and Heartbreaks, but it was Drake who made this type of rap mainstream.
Thank you Drake for finally making this project available for the mainstream media, so they can reminisce on the great projects that you have put out.
Top 4 Songs: Successful (feat. Trey Songz & Lil Wayne), Ignant S**t (feat. Lil Wayne), Best I Ever Had, Say What’s Real.