Drake’s third and breakout mixtape, So Far Gone turned ten years old today and to celebrate this work of art, it’s coming to streaming platforms this week.
Drizzy made the announcement on Instagram. In the lengthy announcement, he thanked people who were included in the production of this project including his arch nemesis, Kanye West.
In the thank you note, he reflects on Boi-1da’s early producer career, he thanked Trey Songz for believing in him and giving him a co-sign, and of course, he thanked Lil Wayne for giving him an opportunity of a lifetime, among a dozen other contributors.
But most notably, Drake thanked Ye who is undoubtedly a huge influence in the Toronto crooner’s career. “[Kanye West] a decade ago I rapped over your beat cause you just made the best s–t and even though you stay wildin on twitter these days I will never forget what you contributed to the game and my career.”
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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…[email protected] 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. 🙏🏽
The song in question is Yeezy’s “Say You Will” which appeared on his 2008 808s and Heartbreaks album. He sampled the beat for his song “Say What’s Real” that appears on his mixtape.