It’s a big milestone in Drake’s career.
10 years ago today, the 22-year-old best known as playing Wheelchair Jimmy in Degrassi released a brand new mixtape titled So Far Gone.
The mixtape carried 18 tracks of singles and freestyles including popular songs such as “Best I Ever Had,” “Successful,” “Unstoppable (Remix),” and “Uptown.”
The project also had a list of big features including Lil’ Wayne, Trey Songz, Bun B, Lloyd, and more. For those in college at the time, the project was undoubtedly the soundtrack of that year, no matter what grade you were in.
To celebrate the occasion, Drake went on Instagram to thank the people that joined him on his journey the last 10 years. His list includes Kanye West, who he has had a beef with for the past few months. In his caption he addressed the rapper, while thanking him for his contribution to his career.
“A decade ago I rapped over your beat cause you just made the best shit and even though you stay wildin’ on twitter these days I will never forget what you contributed to the game and my career.”
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@futuretheprince a decade ago you were Dj’ing all ages parties…@ovo40 a decade ago you were scared to share your beats…@oliverelkhatib a decade ago you worked at a clothing store selling someone else’s product…@boi1da a decade ago you were in a basement with pink insulation walls figuring out fruity loops…@ovoniko a decade ago we were handing out flyers promoting club nights…@realbriamyles a decade ago you were working the makeup counter at Beverly Centre…@nebzilla a decade ago your moms house was my safe place and we really ran through the 6 everyday together…@bunb a decade ago you were a legend and you will remain that forever…@benballer a decade ago you promoted me as if you were getting a cut of my career…@treysongz a decade ago you were the first person to recognize potential and give me a co-sign…@omarion a decade ago you came to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and laid a verse for an unknown artist from Canada…@darkiemade a decade ago you emailed me the cover art for something that would change my life forever….@kingjames a decade ago you came to my release party at 6 Degrees and made me the biggest artist in the city off your presence alone…@kanyewest a decade ago I rapped over your beat cause you just made the best shit and even though you stay wildin on twitter these days I will never forget what you contributed to the game and my career…Portia I don’t know your IG but a decade ago you told me to rap over June 27th and bonded me and Houston Texas forever…@jas.prince a decade ago you took a chance on MySpace and introduced me to Wayne…@liltunechi a decade ago you took me out of Toronto and gave me the biggest blessing anybody has ever given me…I will never forget anybody involved in this journey even if you don’t fit in this caption…So Far Gone streaming everywhere for the first time ever Thursday.