Drake on “So Far Gone” vs. Thank Me Later

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Yesterday, after we posted the bit about Drake not being the typical street dude in rap music today, it spawned a whole debate in the comments about whether street cred has anything to do with good music, and Rick Ross thus became another example of such an argument. Either way, in this other interview excerpt, Drake talks about putting out a mixtape like So Far Gone, which he was singing on, and thinking he had made the biggest mistake of his life.

Yeah, ’cause I started the mixtape off with an R&B song about women that were lost in the world. It was a risk. I mean, we knew it meant something to us, but we also sat there, like, “Man, are people going to accept this? A rapper that’s singing?” And I’m not just doing melodies, I’m singing. Same with this album—I’m singing. And I even went further. I explored music on So Far Gone. I was taking other people’s music and revamping it. I can’t do that on an album. I love that genre of music. It sparks something in me when I use soundscapes or write like that. So now I’ve crafted my own interpretations on that that apply to my life, and I’m just wondering, Are those going to work now? ’Cause it’s just me. It’s my shit. So it’s a lot of unknowns on this album.

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122 Responses to “Drake on “So Far Gone” vs. Thank Me Later

  1. Rick aka KING OF DA BOOM BAP BOMB STRAPPED TO MY CHEST ASKIN WHERE YA GOONZ AT Says:

    i don’t know if i know any bitches with a fake ass. then again i ain’t try to know that many skeezers.

    drake let the fame go to his head. i hope j. cole goes in on that man (||)

  2. G7 Says:

    zman Says:

    April 13th, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    Drake needs to let his kanye ego go.
    feeling himself way 2 much (no homo etc). Cant even listen to his shit anymore

    ====
    he used to be a humble kid from Toronto. he hasn’t even made any major dough yet and he’s already changed. imagine when he starts seeing some real money.

  3. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    you notice how he slightly snarls while his spits too?

    thats sooo G.
    ^
    Roffle

  4. Beezy Says:

    Draped Up and Dripped Out is an OG Classic.

    know how I tal’m bout?

  5. hl Says:

    tough call. Wale’s album got zero push from Roc Nation. did that album even have a video(outside a blog)? cole’s album most likely will be better though which is what really counts.

    He had two that I remember were both jam of the week on MTV2. He also had features from Lady Gaga & Gucci. Plus he was performing at a few of the big award shows. Wale had alot of support behind him for a new artist IMO.

  6. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    also kweli has some joints. never been in love >>>>
    ==================================
    But he’s so geeky, he turns bitches off.

    Just kilt that beat tho.

    —————————

    he was just the dude for that beat imo.
    ================================
    Freeway woulda bodied it.

  7. KzA Says:

    haha damn… So Far Gone could actually wind up being the worst thing that ever happened to Drake in a crazy way….

    Think about it. Drake put out a few mixtapes prior to SFG just rapping and had mediocre success. He went for something completely unconventional and outside the box with SFG, and it was a wild success. I feel like SFG has gassed him up to a point where he feels that he can try mostly anything and be wildly successful.

    What if he goes too far? On his debut album no less…

    Has he really done enough yet to start getting super outside-of-the-box creative as an artist?

  8. Troyvul Says:

    i ain’t try to know that many skeezers.
    ^
    nahggers be gay for real

  9. b-ease Says:

    then again i ain’t try to know that many skeezers.

    ^^
    *blank/black stare combo*

  10. KzA Says:

    yo whoever said Bun B is garbage should fucking eat an aids dick covered in fire ants.

  11. Beezy Says:

    Drake’s album already can’t be a classic…because of that horrendous song with The Dream.

    Not that I’m expecting classic…but we should prob all tamp down our expectations just a bit.

  12. G7 Says:

    >>Wale had alot of support behind him for a new artist IMO.

    ^actually you’re right. but his album was so weak that i totally put him out of my subconscience.

  13. PsicoMagia Says:

    Word up, I’m def trying to peep when you get a chance dude. *daps*

    ^^^^
    the latest by this weekend.. got mad other shyt to edit…but for yah vids..im just gonna upload whole performance as is .. …..

  14. 007 Says:

    He had two that I remember were both jam of the week on MTV2. He also had features from Lady Gaga & Gucci. Plus he was performing at a few of the big award shows. Wale had alot of support behind him for a new artist IMO.

    ^
    Most def
    Wale=Who? come next yr

  15. Rick aka KING OF DA BOOM BAP BOMB STRAPPED TO MY CHEST ASKIN WHERE YA GOONZ AT Says:

    G7 Says:

    April 13th, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    zman Says:

    April 13th, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    Drake needs to let his kanye ego go.
    feeling himself way 2 much (no homo etc). Cant even listen to his shit anymore

    ====
    he used to be a humble kid from Toronto. he hasn’t even made any major dough yet and he’s already changed. imagine when he starts seeing some real money.

    ———-

    i said this yesterday, but comeback season and room for improvement >>>>>>

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    April 13th, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    also kweli has some joints. never been in love >>>>
    ==================================
    But he’s so geeky, he turns bitches off.

    Just kilt that beat tho.

    —————————

    he was just the dude for that beat imo.
    ================================
    Freeway woulda bodied it.

    ——–

    philly freezer now > philly freezer then

  16. PsicoMagia Says:

    Not that I’m expecting classic…but we should prob all tamp down our expectations just a bit.

    ^^^^
    its too late the bars already set ..media hype.. everybody expectin greatness.. think it will be ok.. and bytches gona cop out..think he can do 250-300k first week…

  17. Mook Says:

    its too late the bars already set ..media hype.. everybody expectin greatness.. think it will be ok.. and bytches gona cop out..think he can do 250-300k first week…

    ^^

    If Usher can release the worst singles and still do 329,000 first week then Drake doing double that because of the hype. Usher CD wasn’t hyped but it had some expectations because it’s Usher.

  18. Rome Says:

    Ayo b-ease is the dude that spit over the Exhibit C beat right?…If it is, man you a talented dude I still got that shit on my Jay Elec playlist

  19. cOLD Says:

    hi guys.

  20. cOLD Says:

    b-ease is really menacing when he spits. I’d be scared if I didnt know he was a clever blogger.

  21. Wakher Flocko COIS Says:

    street cred is one thing. coming from nick at night is another. … and being on some boy band rnb shit and also rapping is in and of itself another thing…but not hip-hop.

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