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So Far Gone is the third official mixtape by Canadian rapper/singer Drake. Released in February 2009, the mixtape proved to be a major catalyst in the launching of Drake's career on an international scale. Tracks "Best I Ever Had" and "Successful" were released as singles from the mixtape, and attained unexpected unprecedented success on the Billboard Hot 100. The Mixtape was promoted with a release party in Toronto with Drake and LeBron James. Artists including Omarion, Lloyd, Lykke Li, Lil Wayne and Bun B provided guest vocals on the release. So Far Gone has since been hailed as one of the best mixtape releases of modern music, and was universally well received by professional critics and hip-hop fans alike. The mixtape helped launch the careers of producers 40, Boi-1da, and T-Minus, whose contributions to the musical direction of the mixtape were applauded by critics.
Track listing Edit
- "Lust for Life"
- "Successful" (featuring Trey Songz & Lil Wayne)
- "Let's Call It Off" (Remix) (Peter Bjorn & John featuring Drake)
- "November 18th"
- "Ignorant Shit"
- "A Night Off" (featuring Lloyd)
- "Say What's Real"
- "Little Bit" (featuirng Lykke Li)
- "Best I Ever Had"
- "Unstoppable" (Remix) (Santigold featuring Drake & Lil Wayne)
- "Uptown" (featuring Bun B & Lil Wayne)
- "Sooner Than Later"
- "Bria's Interlude" (featuring Omarion)
- "The Calm"
- "Brand New"
- "Lust for Life" samples "Ideas as Opiates" by Tears for Fears
- "Lets Call It Off" samples "Let's Call It Off" by Peter Bjorn and John
- "November 18th" samples "June 27" by DJ Screw Da Streets Ain't Right by Kris Kross & Warning by The Notorious B.I.G.
- "Ignant Shit" samples "Ignorant Shit" by Jay-Z which in turn samples "Between The Sheets" by The Isley Brothers and Big Poppa by The Notorious B.I.G.
- "Say What's Real" samples "Say You Will" by Kanye West
- "Little Bit" samples "Little Bit" by Lykke Li
- "Best I Ever Had" samples "Fallin' in Love" by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
- "Unstoppable" samples "Unstoppable" by Santigold
- "Uptown" samples "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel
- "Bria's Interlude" samples "Friendly Skies" by Missy Elliott
- "Outro" samples "The Tourist" by Gonzales