Drake Goes Legit, So Far Gone Re-Packaged for Retail

After singlehandedly catapulting him to stardom, Drake’s critically-acclaimed mixtape, So Far Gone, will be repackaged for an official re-release.

According to MTV News, the disc will fundamentally be the same as the original, but will now include a previously unreleased record, “Fear,” stuck onto the album’s end.

“I recorded it when I did So Far Gone,” Drake told mtv.com about the song. “The first verse and half of the second verse I had gotten through. But then I just stopped because it was getting eerie. It was getting where I didn’t know if I could [finish it].”

Luckily for fans, Drizzy had an epiphany deciding to use the song as a segue into his full-length debut album, Thank Me Later.

“The other night I had a moment and I finished the song,” the Toronto MC continued. “That’s gonna be the last song on the retail [version of] So Far Gone. And the third verse transitions into Thank Me Later. So the last line of the third verse is gonna be the first line on my album.”

In related news, Drake has apologized to Sylvia Rhone, the president of Motown Records. As previously reported, Drizzy had said some disparaging remarks about the record exec in the new issue of Fader magazine, but Billboard then broke the news that unbeknownst to Drizzy, that he was actually signed to Motown as opposed to Universal Republic as he announced. Drake has since reconsidered his opinion of Rhone.  “I can definitely say for me, for furthering the negativity, I can definitely say I apologize,” Drake told MTV. “I don’t know her personally to discredit her character. It’s not the right thing to do.” -John Kennedy

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    More Drake news. Awesome.

  • HNIC

    Although, the mixtape is widely popular, it has been available, on the internets, for about 6 months now. He’s gonna need way more than just one previously unreleased, unfinished track to actually sell this album, unfortunately. Especially in today’s music climate. Most folks download, they don’t legally purchase most projects… Unless he has the most loyal fans in the whole world. Good luck with that, Drake (& his handlers that insist that this is a great idea)!

    • @aLX_austN

      concurred

  • nabz

    ughh im sick of this guy all ready!

  • AZ40

    Maybe XXL should stop co-signing these guys…Asher Roth anyone

  • General

    I think this is a good move for Universal/Motown to capatalize off his buzz right now and make some money…

    Yes, the mixtape has been available for download for a long time, but for those who haven’t downloaded the mixtape or known about it, but only know him from the single on the radio, I’m sure they will cop it

    • yoprince

      co-sign..

      i know plenty of chicks who don’t download mixtapes but love “best i ever had”

  • http://www.theurbandaily.com Pharoh

    JFK! What up boy!

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    “You pop sh*t and apologize quick/Just ask ‘Kiss”

    NaS-”Ether”

    Co-sign HNIC up there…

  • http://infamouszlegend.wordpress.com infamouszlegend

    @General – even if they only know of him through the single, they’ll have plenty of time to cop the free download before the disc even hits the stores. plus, knowing him & his team, they’ll release the bonus cut on their blog around the time it actually drops.

  • cramzy

    Im a drake fan but this is just dumb. Who’s going to buy something that’s been free for months now just for one track.

    • http://thisismarlow.blogspot.com MarloW.

      Plenty of ppl that do the mixtape thing will, and the super dedicated fans u know

      but I been a fan of Drake ever since he dropped his Room For Improvement tape but Im started to think what Pierzy and em was sayin was right it does seem like its new Drake news everyday but like someone else we keep commenting the shit so the editor is going to keep comin at us with more Drake news well whatever I’ll cop it just because I been a fan for a minute or I may just download that song Fear or w/e Thank Me Later I’m buying for sure tho

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    …In related news, Canadian phenom Drake, was spotted today at a Memphis Arby’s. According to eyewitnesses, his leg is still “jacked up”. He was accompanied by what appeared to be man wearing some sort of halloween costume, although sources later confirmed it was rapper Lil Wayne.

    Details are sketchy, but it was said that the two stood outside, enjoying strawberry milkshakes & clove cigarettes before entering a black-on-black Prius & driving away.

    In other news, rapper Alfamega has denied any….

    • Sleepy Wonder

      You Forgot To Mention WHAT He Was Wearing! :(

    • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

      “…in a follow-up story – Asher Roth was working the drive-thru window at that same Arby’s.

      Back with more after this…”

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  • King Joffy Joe

    Damn! Homeboy still has a career? You would think that after all of that falling on stage, getting his chain took, and messing his ankle up news that dude would have been finished by now. The whole fact that this dude is getting the major label push just goes to show you that the average-american teenage girls RULE hip-hop. lol.

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

      “…getting his chain took..”

      Word!? I’m not up on that, my dude. Holler @ your boy, what’s the story on that?

  • Beast McCoy

    My girl Sylvia must have his balls in a mason jar on her desk. She most likely had him kissing her converse [or Monolos] while saying “Who’s the Master, Drake? Who’s the best you ever had?”.

  • http://thisismarlow.blogspot.com A Smart Guy on The Net

    Wanna know why it’s so many Drake updates because yall comment more on these then something else that is revelant, well nothing is really relevent since yall make him the only relevent thing on the site. I also came to realize that niggas have a infatuation for Asher Roth or somethin because I done seen about 5 forums with niggas mentioning dude and the post is nothing about him maybe if Mos Def or Talib Kweli was coming out your mouth instead of Soulja Boy, Lil Wayne, or Hurriacane Chris then yall would get what yall wanna see but yall obviously dont its like yall see the nigga Drake and just have the urge to post on his shit how much it shouldnt be on the site u dumb ass niggas is the reason fuckin idiots I swear

  • Q! tha Great!

    I’m sure he has enough appeal to get a good number of copie sold, to keep the buzz sgoin until he finished “Thank me Later” and like someone said, most female aren’t inot the whole doownloading free mixtape anyway, it can get confusing. its more appealing to go to the soter and get a cd with dude’s picture on the cover. like he said in “Best I Evr Had” LOL!

    stop hating on the dude people, between him, Kid Cudi, Slaughterhouse and a select few others, there are no new dudes creating any excitement for hip-hop! I mean Jay-Z, and a few others are putting another albums out is cool but I’m not overly excited about dude anymore.

    and this garbage on the radio half the time makes me vommit in my mouth a little!

    GET THAT SLAUGHTERHOUSE IF YOU SUPPORT REAL HIP HOP AND STOP BSing!! 100!

  • Vicious Seiger

    The Best Hip Hop out IS NOT on the radio but, we already know that don’t we.

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  • Escobar9300

    Good lord XXL can you please raise up out of Drakes lap for a second? Im sure this dude has to piss or something. On the real though, enough shoveling this soft clown Drake down our throats almost every damn day. Nobody with any sense of what Hip-Hop really is, is going to spend one thin dime on this dudes cd. I’m sure his cd makes decent sales, but thats because females will cop it and all of us know 99% of broads dont give a damn about lyrics. If it “sounds hot” then their gonna pay their money and keep clowns like this and Soulja Boy on the radio. Wake up and flush these clowns down the toilet bowl to go kick it with dudes like Huey, Mims and Hurricane Chris!

  • DB

    Dude should of stuck to acting.

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  • Nasty Jon

    drake is a clown just like all of these new artists today who can’t seem to make a hit with out Auto tune or an R%B artist on the hook. Now days rappers only make shitty love songs or rap about money. Most of this garbage a$$ music comes from the south.