News: Drake Cuts Lloyd & Omarion From "So Far Gone" Re-Release, Keeps Bun B & Lil Wayne
Thursday, Aug 20, 2009 11:25AM
Drake has sliced his highly-acclaimed So Far Gone mixtape to seven featured tracks including collaborations with Bun B and Lil Wayne for its retail release next month.
The re-release will go from 17 to 7 featured cuts when it drops on Tuesday, September 15th.
Tracklisting: 1. "Houstatlantavegas" 2. "Successful" featuring Trey Songz & Lil Wayne 3. "Best I Ever Had" 4. "Uptown" featuring Bun B & Lil Wayne 5. "I'm Goin' In" featuring Lil Wayne 6. "The Calm" 7. "Fear" (2DopeBoyz)
Drake announced plans to re-release his So Far Gone mixtape earlier this month and said there would be an unreleased track which will help transition fans to his upcoming Thank Me Later debut.
"I did this song that no one has ever heard before, ever," he revealed in an interview. "[It's] a song called 'Fear.' I recorded it when I did So Far Gone -- the first verse and half of the second verse I had gotten through. But then I just stopped because it was getting eerie. It was getting where I didn't know if I could [finish it]. And then the other night I had a moment and I finished the song. That's gonna be the last song on the retail [version of] So Far Gone. And the third verse transitions into Thank Me Later. So the last line of the third verse is gonna be the first line on my album." (MTV)
The rapper's So Far Gone mixtape featured mainstream artist collaborations including verses from Lil Wayne and Trey Songz.
Tracks from the tape include "Successful" featuring Trey Songz, "Unstoppable" featuring Santogold and Lil Wayne, "Little Bit" featuring Lykee Li and "A Night Off" featuring Lloyd. (Lissa Monet)
Despite his recent success, Drizzy recently inked a personal message to fans assuring them of his humble attitude within the rap spotlight.
"I will forever push myself beyond the limits despite advice and recommendations given because even with this new found success I am still the kid who wanted this more than anything in the world," he wrote in his blog earlier this month. "Its funny when I read comments from previous fans who have lost interest because of the radio play and exposure I have. I just want to assure anyone reading that nothing has changed on my end. I refuse to get comfortable, I refuse to fall in line and follow anyone elses formulas. I still work as if So Far Gone had never dropped and I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to gain entry to this game." (October's Very Own)
Drake's So Far Gone re-release lands on store shelves Tuesday, September 15th.
Check out Drake's recent America's Most Wanted tour appearance below: