Drake’s breakout mixtape, So Far Gone officially turns 10 today (Feb. 13). The 18-track project is regarded as the kickstart to Drizzy’s explosive career. In celebration of the huge milestone, the OVO artist penned a lengthy note on Instagram thanking all of the producers, features, and artists who contributed to the tape and his career altogether.
Drake particularly made sure to shout out Kanye West and Lil Wayne, both of which played a tremendous role in the early stages of his career. While he acknowledged Kanye’s tweets– which have often targeted him for various reasons such as following Kim Kardashian on Instagram or not answering his calls– he thanked Ye for influencing him and changing the state of the culture.
“@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,” he wrote in the caption.
He later thanked Tunechi for giving him a chance. “@liltunechi , a decade ago you took me out of Toronto and gave me the biggest blessing anybody has ever given me,” he continued. “I will never forget anybody involved in this journey even if you don’t fit in this caption.”
Drake’s note also gave special shoutouts to Trey Songz, whom collaborated on the mixtape’s lead single “Successful,” other featured guests including Omarion and Bun B, as well as Lebron James, Boi-1da, and more.
In addition to saluting his collaborators and supporters, Drake also announced that So Far Gone will be on streaming platforms for the first time ever on Thursday (Feb. 14).
Check out his Instagram post below.
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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. 🙏🏽