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10 years ago today, a classic and influential mixtape released, and it sparked the career of the megastar we know today as Drake. That mixtape is none other than So Far Gone, the third official mixtape from the Canadian artist who may have been better known as “Wheelchair Jimmy” at the time.
For years fans have yearned for the project to make it’s way to streaming services, but to no avail. A sample clearance issue with the song “Say What’s Real” which samples Kanye’s “Say You Will” could be at the center of that dilemma, but it appears as though the two have put their differences aside as the sample has been cleared.
For the announcement, Drake typed up a heartfelt message as his IG caption, acknowledging all of the people that helped take his career to the next level with the release of this project a decade ago.
Check it out below and look for So Far Gone on your favorite streaming service tomorrow.
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@futuretheprince a decade ago you were Dj’ing all ages parties…@ovo40 a decade ago you were scared to share your beats…@oliverelkhatib a decade ago you worked at a clothing store selling someone else’s product…@boi1da a decade ago you were in a basement with pink insulation walls figuring out fruity loops…@ovoniko a decade ago we were handing out flyers promoting club nights…@realbriamyles a decade ago you were working the makeup counter at Beverly Centre…@nebzilla a decade ago your moms house was my safe place and we really ran through the 6 everyday together…@bunb a decade ago you were a legend and you will remain that forever…@benballer a decade ago you promoted me as if you were getting a cut of my career…@treysongz a decade ago you were the first person to recognize potential and give me a co-sign…@omarion a decade ago you came to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and laid a verse for an unknown artist from Canada…@darkiemade a decade ago you emailed me the cover art for something that would change my life forever….@kingjames a decade ago you came to my release party at 6 Degrees and made me the biggest artist in the city off your presence alone…@kanyewest a decade ago I rapped over your beat cause you just made the best shit and even though you stay wildin on twitter these days I will never forget what you contributed to the game and my career…Portia I don’t know your IG but a decade ago you told me to rap over June 27th and bonded me and Houston Texas forever…@jas.prince a decade ago you took a chance on MySpace and introduced me to Wayne…@liltunechi a decade ago you took me out of Toronto and gave me the biggest blessing anybody has ever given me…I will never forget anybody involved in this journey even if you don’t fit in this caption…So Far Gone streaming everywhere for the first time ever Thursday. 🙏🏽