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So Far Gone
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
2009 mixtape from the most anticipated artist to arrive on the music scene in recent memory. The actor, singer, rapper has released three mixtapes since 2006 and his most recent mixtape lead to signing with Young Money Re... more »
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2009 mixtape from the most anticipated artist to arrive on the music scene in recent memory. The actor, singer, rapper has released three mixtapes since 2006 and his most recent mixtape lead to signing with Young Money Records. This is what the fans have been waiting for. This previously internet-only release has been remixed and remastered. Features include Lil Wayne, Trey Songz and Bun B.
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So Far Gone The EP
Enlightened | Atlanta Georgia | 09/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Drake is one of the more talented young rappers to come along and you better believe the hype machine was in full effect. It's not unwarranted though since Drake has the talent and the songs to back up his hype. So Far Gone EP is nothing new however it gives fans a chance to own a real copy (or half copy at least) of one of the best mixtapes released in the past few years. The song that defined the summer appears here and for those not in the loop it's BEST I EVER HAD. SUCCESSFUL is also on here in it's original glory (even though Trey Songz had to jack that for his album...I'm not mad). The other songs are top notch as well which is why the EP has earned 5 stars.
However, this EP is only for those that are new to Drake or like to have official things in their collection since So Far Gone The Mixtape came out over 5 months ago and contains more songs. The one new song FEAR is included. I admit I didn't buy the EP simply because this week I already put down for the Kid Cudi, Lil Boosie, and Trick Daddy. But having listened to these songs for months it's easy for me to say that the EP is worth the measly $6 or $7 that you spend on it. The album THANK ME LATER is scheduled to drop in the first quarter next year for those further interested."
Overrated Pop Rap. But....
M-20 | 01/01/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am a fan of Hip Hop not only in music but also the culture. I listen to a lot of rap music from the old gangsta rap music from N.W.A., to the intellectual teachings of KRS-One...to the raw lyrical deliveries from the likes of Nas, Rakim, Canibus...and also to the funky styles of A Tribe Called Quest so I know a little more about what good Hip Hop Music is really about. But over the last couple of years Hip Hop has been declining in quality of music, these days people only care about a good beat and don't care about the lyrical abilities of a rapper anymore. The most overrated and most talked about rapper would have to be Lil Wayne if anybody. People like Lil Wayne because of his so called "hard hitting rhymes" but in actuality its just kindergarden play on words and crappy analogies (but don't get me wrong because Lil Wayne does have his moments).
DRAKE is the new rap phenomenom soon to become the new Lil Wayne, showing signs of upcoming success already working with some of musics veterans such as Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, Eminem etc...This album is an EP of Drakes past songs mainly from his mixtape with the same name that came out earlier this year in February, as well as a couple of new ones. Drake doesn't have the same pinache as some rappers do, his delivery is basically the same in every song, his lyrical ability is questionable often reciting lines you would think Lil Wayne would say, and his musicality is very very basic. But even with all that negativity said, there is something about Drake I just like, he is basically the rapper in the game I hate to like.
1) Houstatlantavegas - What makes Drake a bit better then other rappers is the fact that he has a little R&B touch to him, which makes him a lot more versitile in music. I acutally like Drakes voice when he sings even though he uses a little auto-tune to his voice. The song doesn't make much sense but its a nice opening song. 7/10
2) Successful feat. Trey Songz & Lil Wayne - a very long song, kinda boring at times. This song pretty much demonstrates the reasong why I believe Drake's flow is the same every time. His delivery is very boring at times and his lyrical ability is very cliche'. Trey Songz hook compliments the beat very well. I just think the song runs on a little too long, and Lil Wayne just comes up randomly at the end. 8/10
3) Best I Ever Had - this would have to be Drake's signature song. I heard this song back in March and thought it was OK at first. But then it came up on radio, it kept playing over and over again. Although this song is very overplayed, I still love it, its very catchy and definitely a song to be played over and over again. 10/10
4) Uptown feat. Bun B & Lil Wayne - yet another mong song running about 6 minutes long, and also yet another song featuring Lil Wayne. The song has a nice hook, I think I prefer Drakes singing over rapping cuz he just sounds very obnoxious over half of the time. Bun B has a strong verse and Lil Wayne yet again provides another short verse at the end. Good song but again runs a little too long. 9/10
5) I'm Goin In feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy - Lil Wayne is on this album wayyyyy too much. This is a very cocky song, All three of em sound like a bunch of f***s, their delivery on this song is pretty decent but the lyrics are again obnoxious and don't really make much sense. This song however has a very hard bass hitting beat, this will be a song you would bump in your car fosho. 7/10
6) The Calm - The beat is actually very "calm" but Drake sounds very angry. His flow is the same (again) and the lyrics aren't that great. But the song itself isn't that bad. 6/10
7) Fearz - this is actually the only brand new song from Drake. The song is a lot better than the previous songs, his lyrics on this song is a lot better than previous songs. DJ Khalil provides a very nice beat and Drakes hook is pretty good. Not a bad way to end the album. 9/10"
Get The Free Mixtape instead.
D. A. Carrington | Richmond, VA | 01/23/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I brought this CD off of impulse and I was little naive because I didn't do my research. I give this album a "2" because it has a couple new tracks, but there are only 7 and most are from his FREE mixtape.
You can get his mixtape "So Far Gone" for FREE, online which has 17 tracks and is a lot better. It has good track flow, Great production and basically professionally put together just be a "mixtape".
I have a feeling the record company released this EP to make some type of profit off of Drake's popularity.