Perspective is one of Drake's great gifts. Sure, there's his stylistic malleability and knack for melody, but it's his ability to contextualize himself in pop culture that make his offerings perfectly self-contained summations of the past and present.

The latest example of this comes in the form of an Instagram post the Toronto superstar uploaded late Monday night (Jan. 29). In the post, Drizzy includes an image of his very first press kit, which is a short, artist-centering promotional package folks send to media outlets hoping to get picked up.

Today, Drake is probably the biggest artist in the world, but 10 or 11 years ago, he was just a guy trying to get in where he fit in.

"This was my first press accolades in an attempt to get signed were 30 registered fan clubs, over 800 topics on message boards, and performing at Chris Bosh private bday party 😂," Drizzy wrote in the caption for his post.

Note the Chris Bosh name-drop and remember that, before he joined the Miami Heat, he was the leading scorer on the Toronto Raptors. These days, Drake sits courtside at the team's home games, and since 2013, he's served as the squad's global ambassador. So yeah, it's safe to say he's come a long, long way.

Recently, Drizzy's winning ways have only continued. On Jan. 19, he dropped his two-song Scary Hours EP, and as should have been expected, it's already enjoyed massive success. On Monday (Jan. 29), the EP's first single, "God's Plan," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Peep Drizzy's first-ever press kit for yourself below.

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