So Far Gone (2009) It's taken surprisingly little time for this Canadian charmer to complete his journey from Degrassi: The Next Generation actor to one of rap's buzziest newcomers.… 2009-09-15 Drake Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

So Far Gone (2009)

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EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Sep 15, 2009; Lead Performance: Drake; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

It's taken surprisingly little time for this Canadian charmer to complete his journey from Degrassi: The Next Generation actor to one of rap's buzziest newcomers. Just one speed bump: He has yet to finish his debut album. Enter So Far Gone, an EP which pairs five tracks from February's breakout mixtape of the same title (including hit single ''Best I Ever Had'') with two fresh ones. For those unfamiliar with Drake's ambidextrous style — crooning Auto-Tune love songs one moment, spitting clever bars the next — it's a handy primer. Everyone else can put the neurosis-exploring new cut ''Fear'' on repeat and continue anticipating. B

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Originally posted Sep 08, 2009 Published in issue #1065-1066 Sep 18, 2009 Order article reprints