Noah “40″ Shebib Looks Back At Drake’s ‘So Far Gone’ Five Years Later

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“Dropped the mixtape, that shit sounded like an album / Who’d a thought a country wide tour be the outcome?” —Drake, “Forever”

It’s been five years since Drake’s breakout mixtape So Far Gone hit the Internet. Back in 2009, Drake was known as an actor from Degrassi who had just a handful of tracks, but was determined to make it in the music game. But So Far Gone changed that perception and launched a career that is showing no signs of slowing down—bad press, rap beefs, iconic Saturday Night Live performances and all. A major player in the making of So Far Gone is none other than Drake’s longtime producer and OVO’s in-house beat-maker, Noah “40” Shebib. Recently, 40 took time out of his busy schedule to talk So Far Gone and break down the mixtape that sounded like an album, track by track. —Emmanuel C.M. (@ECM_LP)

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