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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. ??
Drake announced on Instagram that his So Far Gone mixtape is now available on streaming platforms for the first time. The Canadian rapper also took the opportunity to reminisce on the early stages of his career in the post. The lengthy caption paid homage to the individuals involved, which included Drake’s OVO crew, Omarion and LeBron James. But it was the mention of Kanye West which surprised most.
The pair’s ongoing feud is no secret. From Drake’s beef with Pusha T to Kanye’s bizarre Twitter outburst, the relationship seemed tattered. But in his celebratory post, Drake made sure to acknowledge Kanye’s contributions in his career and his influence on hip-hop music. But despite having nice things to say, he also couldn’t help but poke fun at Kanye’s Twitter antics.
“@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,” Drake said in his caption. Whether their relationship has taken a turn for the better remains to be seen.
Since So Far Gone, Drake’s career has blossomed. His chart-topping tracks have broken numerous records, and he was the most streamed artist on Spotify in 2018. His recent Grammy Award for Best Rap Song is a testament to his widespread commercial success. Take a trip down memory lane and listen to the mixtape that started it all.
Drake’s So Far Gone mixtape is now available to stream on Spotify.
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