Saturday, March 14, 2009

So Far Gone Review in the New York Times


Read the article HERE.

"...this is one of the year’s best hip-hop projects. "

35 comments:

Es said...

whoaaaa. Congrats on that Drizzy! "Thank Me Later" is gonna sell big!

Donte said...

I enjoyed the review, however I wish critics would stop comparing this excellent piece of work to "808's & Heartbreak". I don't think Drake even comes off at following or biting Ye's style. There is geniunely real R&B and Hip-Hop. They need to notice the difference and not cast "So Far Gone" as a "
808" re-do or something. Keep up the great work and I wish nothing, but the best.

br!t.br!t. said...

this is major drake, congratulations man, it is much deserved
just keep working on that album because right now all eyes and ears are waiting on you.

D Brown said...

Ahhh Donte that's exactly what I came here to say...the comparison is because Drake sings and raps...Kanye's just done that lately... "So Far Gone" is nothing like anything out there...makes most other music incredibly disappointing.

But more importantly, New York Times says "one of the year's best hip hop projects"...damn straight...looking forward to more brilliance.

Bria Britan said...

Dope

Matt said...

This mixtape isn't anything like 808's, drake can actually sing on his songs and not use auto tune. Don't get me wrong Ye is dope but 2 different projects. Thanks for reppin T.O and keepin us on the map can't wait for the album drop.

Ya'Hyness said...

congrats! tha mixtape is a bangger i can honestly say i can listen to it all the way to the end!. I just hate that when someone new comes out everyone has to say " oh he/she sounds like". he does kinda remind me of kanye but now the (new kanye)
the old one lol and drake sings kanye is just yells over autotune lol

Kennedy said...

Congratz,Graham. You doin' ya thang. Leader of the new school for sure.

The Guard said...

Another great review.. I don't see the comparisons to 808's that much except for the singing. Drizzy goes way harder than 'ye honestly..

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lambsandgoats said...

Why do they say Lil Wayne is your mentor? You make sense continually throughout your songs and gradually build the story's concept. Tho his punches are eccentric, he bounces around! And according to "November 18" you just met the dude.

No disrespect to the dude but did they not listen to "Room for Improvement" or "Comeback Season"

ehh.. the industry i guess. ride that wave fam! Excellent ALBUM, it's getting me through this season here in Germany! God bless and continued success to you!

Syl DuBenion said...

SFG IS like 808s. They both are deeply expressive and personal. You can't deny that. I just think it's a coincidence. Remember when Drake said SFG was gonna come out in August? If that was going to be anything like it is now, what would the reaction have been?

When NY Times is reviewing it, and it's FREE, you know that's some hardcore buzz.

supreme. said...

i love it.

Gorgeous Lynette said...

and I'm just as excited that he's getting all this publicity because I remember when he was little jimmy on degrassi with a 'fro and no lining. Now he's Drizzy Drake and he's what the game's been missing for a long while.

b r i a n a said...

amazing - but not surprising. (:

TeTe said...

im glad they gave him his deserved props but im so sick of people making the comparison between SFG and 808's...i understand that they PROBALY meant it in a positive manner but all the "newfound" drake fans and people who arent fans are gettin the idea that Drake wasnt a singer until after 808s dropped......i dont know,that irks me....but congrats to Drake anyway!

V said...

DRIZZY world wide famous!!! lol finally someone puts canada on the map!!!

tiara_mh said...

tired of the 808/So Far Gone comparisons...... drizzy got vocals, ye' used a machine. Both good music, but very different

congrats on a great review!

Brii said...

Congrattsss =) I love all the love Drizzy's getting.
Not really feeling how he keeps getting compared to Kanyeezy. Both great amounts of musical talent but..you know..everyone's different.
but yeah...this is exciting!
<3.

Melli88 said...

its funny cuz i been on drizzy shit before dis mixtape...my nigga somethn serious boi!!!

Charlie Hilton said...

It certainly is.

Can't seem to turn it off.

Chuck Summers said...

Nice to see him get the much deserved credit. Keep it up drake, your everybody's fav right now

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S.WeeZ said...

shit i knew this the minute i heard one of his songs. Drake = Hip Hop'09.

$uccessfu! said...

ok so it's STAMPED that you're doing your thing and making your presence known out here in the world right! But what I want to know is when are you going to start doing your own shows (i.e. underground spots like 9:30Club in DC and Black Cat) ?? Just wondering...

Julian said...

not surprised, since room for improvement came out, i've been following your music. As much as hip hop has changed in the past few years you've kept it real. good shit drake.

Todd said...

Im a little bothered by the Kanye comparison too because I think that this is very different. Great review nontheless. Congrats.

William Giovanni said...

Ay big shout to October's Very Own big shout to the homie Drake...the mixtape was ill...keep doin' what you're doin'...I'ma catch you in passing in Houstatlantavegas


- Gee

$uccessfu! said...

Guess you got the word fast uh LOL...Im officially excited since I got word Drizzy will be in the DC area/B-more on Friday! Im in there!!! ;-)

diplomatikk said...

congrats!
love this mixtape.
i have 3 copies :)
one for the crib, one for the car, & one for whenever i'm in someone else's car & THEY don't have it.

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E said...

I know videos of tracks on mixtapes are rare, but when i close my eyes and listen to Uptown, it makes me think im near like a rundown juke joint in the south, where its hot as hell, this song is playing, and people are swing dancing but mixing in modern hip hop moves...and the lyrics are flowin from an old school mike...there are a ridiculously small number of lyricists out today that can make me think of anything other than shaking my ass or what im gonna eat tonight...

Rian Dukez said...

So Far Gone is so ill my dude. Keep em coming. You, wayne, and cash money got the game on like Lyrically and creative wise.

bremond22 said...

Drake is forsure the future...Cant wait for "Thank Me Later"

Oh and can you please get on the "I Feel It in The Air" beat, I just know theres a story of bars waiting for you to kill that track...Keep up the great music

Inept Architect said...

Some lame ass journalist probably wrote that. FUck their opinion.

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