Drake releases ‘So Far Gone’ mixtape on streaming services for 10th anniversary

Drake’s breakout mixtape So Far Gone has been released in its original form to streaming services, including Spotify and Apple Music, for the first time.

The mixtape celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. It was the major catalyst in launching Drake’s international career, having been well-received by critics. 

Both “Best I Ever Had” and “Successful” were released as singles from the mixtape, with the release also featuring guest vocals from Omarion, Lloyd, Lykke Li, Lil Wayne and Bun B.

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The rapper announced the news on Instagram, thanking a series of people, including his manager Future the Prince, Bun B, actor Ben Baller and Omarion. He also thanked the team behind his record label Ovo, including Noah Shebib, Oliver El-Khatib and Boi-1da. 

Shouting out to rapper Trey Songz, he wrote: “a decade ago you were the first person to recognise potential and give me a co-sign.” In reference to basketball player LeBron James, he wrote: “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.”

He also thanked Kanye West, adding: “a decade ago I rapped over your beat cause you just made the best s*** 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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