So Far Gone was Drake’s third mixtape and the project that launched him into the mainstream worldwide. The critics loved it giving it an 81% approval rating. After being signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Universal the project was re-released as an EP. On its 10th anniversary, we take a look back at the project and how it, in the end, became a project that helped shape the music that we hear today.
After a week of big releases, this week we had an opportunity to digest some new music. This week we had the chance to check out some sleepers that some people may have not really gotten into yet. We also began to look forward to some upcoming albums with Quavo and Ella Mai both releasing new tracks. So let’s dig into some new hot tracks from this week.
As the world is transferring into using streaming services for music, mixtapes are harder to find. This is due to the copyright laws which keeps them from streaming platforms. This is a big deal because of one of the most exciting part of music in the 2000s will be left in that era. Even though some labels are trying to bring some of their key artists earlier works to streaming, what will the fate of them be in the end?
After years of waiting and anticipation, Tha Carter V has finally arrived and I couldn’t be happier as a fan. With the last installment in the series, Wayne has given us real deep look into his mind. With this album, he talked about his thoughts on committing suicide and how he overcame so many of his demons to become what he is today. Here are my thoughts on Tha Carter V and the future of Cash Money.