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  • Summary: The Canadian rapper/actor's mixtape resulted in a record contract with Universal Motown.
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  1. So Far Gone is unquestionably one of the most cohesive, atmospheric hip hop records in recent memory--which is almost the antithesis of what one expects from a mixtape.
  2. I am aware that I am giving the following guy an 85% on Cokemachineglow. The thing is, he deserves it.
  3. His materialism threads throughout So Far Gone (champagne flutes, girls, BlackBerrys, more girls), but he chases that with soft touches of humor and honesty.
  4. So Far Gone still scans as one of the most compulsively listenable mixtapes of a great year for mixtapes.
  5. For a beginner, even one whose big-time endorsements seem to have cemented a promising start, So Far Gone is a pretty brave effort, and Drake's ability to juggle standard bling-and-bluster narratives with intelligent narratives bodes well for his future.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. Jan 27, 2011
    10
    Probably the best Rap/R'n'B crossover debut ever. His lyrical skill matches his vocal talent and there is a real sense of the old and new school styles being blended with great technical ability, like a scientist making drugs to be consumed by the mainstream. There is enough here to appeal to real hip-hop fans and to the kids who will provide his main stream of revenue. If you don't enjoy this record then you are probably missing the point. He has unwittingly exposed the thousands of throwaway R'n'B artists around the world as frauds and his signing to Young Money (a hip-hop imprint) is proof of his versatility.
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  2. Nov 13, 2011
    10
    Excellent mixtape. One of the best to come out in the last decade. The samples are great, and the production is just overall amazing (thanks to Noah "40" Shebib). A great mixture of R&B and rap here. "Lust for Life" is a standout track. Others include: "Uptown," "Let's Call It Off," "Brand New." Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2013
    10
    This will probably be remembered as one of the greatest mix tapes of all time. As it jump started the careers of various producers, and gave us one of the most popular artists of our generation. Expand
  4. CLK
    Dec 12, 2013
    10
    Amazing song structure, personal lyrics and overall great album. Will help solidify him as a hip hop legend. Negatives though are present though.....
  5. Nov 20, 2010
    10
    A mixtape that shows potential in drake. He shows a good flow, and lyrical verses. So far gone is just the beginning of a promising career and future, for the old Degrassi star. Expand
  6. Mar 8, 2012
    9
    Brilliant Mixtape. Drake shows that he is ready for the real world and to show everybody his potential. Its great that he's blown up and still proving critics and haters wrong Probably best mixtape with rap & R&B Expand
  7. Nov 19, 2013
    9
    Chances of Drake topping this mixtape in his career are very slim. Might be the greatest mixtape ever behind Nostalgia, Ultra by Frank Ocean and Thursday by the weeknd. Expand

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