Drake Speaks on So Far Gone Re-Release

News recently hit the ’net that up-and-coming Toronto rapper Drake would be releasing a retail version of his free, critically-acclaimed mixtape So Far Gone via Cash Money Records, according to Amazon.

The original version of the mixtape included 17 tracks, but the new disc will only include seven tracks, including one new song titled, “Fear.” The retail CD will include such Drake hits as “Best I Ever Had”—that became a Kanye West-helmed music video, and “Successful,” which will soon be hitting the small screen as well.

Drizzy took to his own personal blog today (August 20) to speak on the EP. “I also want fans to know that I am only releasing this EP so that everyone involved in the project can hold a physical copy of the CD in their hands and see it in the store,” he wrote. “And for anybody else who feels that So Far Gone marked a moment in time I just wanted to give you the option to have the disc. If you got it for free and want to keep it that way than by all means I urge you too. That was a gift from me to you…Thank Me Later.”

So Far Gone hits shelves on September 15, the same day as fellow Motown artist Kid Cudi’s debut Man on the Moon: The End of Day, Q-Tip’s Kamaal the Abstract, Lil Boosie’s Superbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz and KRS-One an Buckshot’s Survival Skills.

Drake, whose hype has steadily grown since releasing his So Far Gone mixtape last February, is currently recuperating from a knee injury. –Max G

  • BigCityGzzy

    After that Funk Flex Freestyle Flop…im like “who the hell is Drake again?”

  • mr.snipes

    y tha fuck is he gonna sale somin everybody already got i mean thats stoopid those anybody else feel tha same way

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    Drake’s “hype has steadily grown” thanks in large part to certain website like xxlmag.com

    • Enlightened

      But as we just learned from Slaughterhouse, that means nothing.
      That Lil’ Wayne co-sign got him off the internet, but they are dropping the ball on him.
      If they wanted to capitalize on this buzz, he should have had a full length album out by that date.
      He will probably be about as successful as Asher Roth

    • NAWLEDGE

      Cosign Piezry. This is getting pathetic. XXL is smitten with Drake.

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    Drake’s “hype has steadily grown” thanks in large part to certain website like <> xxlmag.com

  • brand-new

    his buzz will soon be so far gone

  • http://xxlmag.com PM

    I can see Drake dropping the ball on this one. Best I ever had video is like Kanye f’d it up on purpose “like aint nobody gona take my shine in videos” He’s gona have two videos out and no real album to drop. I dont get it, by the time he releases some new retail shit aint nobody gona want to hear about drake. Thats the way shit is now days, people move on the next best thing quick n he is dropping the ball already.

  • venemez

    This hype reminds me of Asher Roth… Member him?

    XXL Still can’t belive you actually posted Whoo Kid’s 6th grade level paragraph…

  • AZ40

    XXlmag.com got that Madden curse…niggas they co-sign and hype stay losin’

    • http:/tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

      @AZ40

      Hahaha! The XXL curse!

      Drake’s tweet:
      @Nessa-plz stop talkin bout a nigga sooo much. Only one good leg left!:(

      Anyways, have y’all heard the rumor that Omarion got dropped already for leaking Young Money tracks?

      • $ykotic/Don McCaine

        Even Nessa dropped on yesterday’s banger.

        Probably after she served Whoo with a “cease & desist” blogging order…

  • wellstaek

    Like for real man, who does this dude think he is? He’s a fuckin toooool man

  • dasdasdeff

    This drake guy is a metrosexual toooooool

  • Escobar9300

    Man ENOUGH OF THE CONSTANT DRAKE JOCKING! Seriosuly XXL this is getting pathetic at this point. Newsflash, Drake is simply some clown who came from a pre-teen sitcom. Stop making him out to be the messiah of hip hop. The only think I want “So far gone” is Drake and all this bunk hype around him. Real hip hop fans arent fooled by marketing campaigns and crummy mixtapes. FAIL.

  • epinz

    Fuck drake!….q tips droppin! Right after rae!!!!! Sep is def gunna b a good month!!!!!!

  • Chubbs

    I feel you guys on the crazy buzz on drake.. its def getting old.. I live in the dot (Toronto)and although I don’t think homeboy is reppin his city enough he is still the closest thing to anyone whose really made it out of our city.. I love hip hop.. me and my boys always talk about what drakes new topics are going to be no that he went major.. All he ever rapped about was being succesful and girls.. since his successful what does that leave for him to rap about.. girls..

    Myspace.com/chubbsonline
    Peep the music leave a comment

  • Chubbs

    Big Up to xxl..we got to support our hip hop publications..

  • guest_bloggers

    Co-sign Pierzy

    I think you got a point without xxl or lil wayne drake was just another canadian rapper or mc. i aint hating him tho cause not many canadian rappers get alotta attention outside of kardinal offishall n maybe classified since he’s worked with royce da 5 9.

  • http://thahiphoptruth.com Snorting Horten

    You should see what they said about Drake over at thahiphoptruth.com but i totally agree. some bloggers dick ride drake way too much.

  • Semaj Raff

    are you guys really that naive or STUPID!
    people love drake, he has the perfect formula nowadays, hes soft enough for girls to like but hard enough for dudes to enjoy too. Thats why Best I Ever did so well…this is why he’s the only Canadian rapper that people give a damn about.

    i love rap, but lets be honest, he’ll sell more of this re-release then Q-Tip, Boosie and KRS One combined, yall know it. Maybe not Kid Cudi, dude is fresh in people minds now lol.

    i know somebody feel me?!?!

    • SbuJah

      @ Sema Raff

      “hard enough for dudes to enjoy too” – Nullus. you on your own on this one, drake is soso – i listen to dudes mixtapes but i aint riding with him on that level [II]

      • Semaj Raff

        fam you know what i mean (and nullus; enough with the no homo ish), nothing homo bout it, im sure you know plenty dudes who are fans of drake

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

          @Semaj Raff

          Of course you make sense, but that doesn’t make it right. Most of us don’t like to be told/force feed/brainwashed to like something, & that’s the case with Drake. He may be a “child of Hip Hop” but he’s not the rap nigga that heads have been waiting on. Thus, through no fault of his own, it’s an example of killing the messenger.

          He came into the “game” @ a point where the majority of rap niggas wasn’t looking or him. Call it hate or jealousy, just as long as you know everybody has opinions.

          Those who view him as the next big thing to blow-[||], nullus, natch & NO HOMO (the OG)-arent going to be on these threads. So, rave reviews, especially juxtaposed to disses of other, more critically acclaimed MC’s like Q-tip, are going to fall on deaf ears, if not thrown back in total protest. Don’t take it personal, unless you work or him.

          Most cats will admit that he doesn’t completely suck (no homo), but don’t view that as recruiting Drakesters for his movement. Once he proves himself, then he’ll receive the respect he deserves. Until then, he’s the Rollo to Wayne’s Lamont. Fred G. Sandord(s) has spoken. The G stands for Grands….

  • heartlandG

    I need that boosie in my life outta all of em thats droppin on 9/20 (No need for No Homo Im comfortable about my sexualtity)

    Omaha,Neblastya

  • Joe

    I just hope for his sake he realizes he will need another HUGE single between now and his album. B/c the momentum of Succesful and Best i ever had will be far removed by the time his album comes.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com 14snipez

    Jesus why dnt XXL just give him da fuckin cover already u might az well cuz dis light skinned ninja stay on xxlmag AND worldstar every fuckin day. I never seen an artist get so much fuckin coverage off of one mixtape

  • Craig B

    Who cares

  • Real Talk

    all you fossy are wack and so is drake from down in Canada he is nothing he’s weak this nigga cant even freestyle he’s a failure and this dude is deff ghost writing for lil wayne this nigga prolly threw weezy a couple mill that he stacked from degrassi pussy show so he can act like he’s something in life

  • parks mcfly

    the only song i heard from drake i ever like was that ransom joint with wayne.

    He better pull something fresh out the bag or bye bye.

    fuk eminem

    lol check this dis

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uh0_WO_Ii0

    http://www.myspace.com/rordogmac

  • Nat Turner II

    Like it or not this nigga Drake about to blow…He is Lil Wayne in a cleaner more marketable package, with better lyrics and a better flow…and he talks like he has some sense. He is being forced on us but he already has a fanbase…and he can act and sing too…I hate his R&B joints and cameos…but this lil nigga got flows. I tried hating on him…but for every bullshit R&B song I heard or cameo with an R&B dude, I heard him spit flames…I downloaded one of his mixtapes and took all the R&B off…and it turned out dope. Get used to it…I’m hearing him on the radio whenever I turn it on and guess what…he ain’t even got an album out.

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