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Drake – So Far Gone [download]
So much has been said about So Far Gone that there really isn’t much left to be say. Few would fathom that a half-Jewish former actor from Canada would be the most buzzed about artist in hip-hop this year. Even fewer would believe that it was all because of a set of tracks that this rapper gave away for free. And I don’t think anyone would have ever believed the mania this mixtape spawned afterwards. Within a year, Drake’s mixtape would result in a sold-out tour, an alleged bidding war between labels, Billboard-charting singles and Grammy nominations. The atmospheric mixture of singing and rapping in So Far Gone was inspired by a conversation Drake had with a friend, in which he realized they were sounding as chauvinistic as “the men that [their] mothers divorced.” It was clear that the many love songs on this mixtape would get the ladies’ attention, but amazingly enough, many guys put this tape on high rotation as well. Although “Successful”, “Best I Ever Had” and “Say What’s Real” were the three break-out tracks on So Far Gone, but songs like “Brand New”, “Houstatlantavegas” and “Lust For Life” set such a mood that you couldn’t help but feel what Drake was saying. In summary, So Far Gone is easily the best mixtape of the year due to how it shattered everyone’s expectations.
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New video from The Cool Kids, there’s some really crazy stuff going on in this video. “Pennies” is supposed to be the next video for them and should be dope too.
Been waiting for this joint since they played it at Rock the Bells. Here is the mixed and mastered song. I’m liking a lot of the stuff they are doing these days and can’t wait to hear more.
Been checking these guys out for sometime now and they are really growing on me. This track is hot and sounds like something the Clipse would do with the flow and stripped down beat. Let me know what you think of this joint.