How NBA All-Star Weekend 2009 Reunited Shaq And Kobe While Birthing Drake And Kevin Durant

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All Star Weekend 2009 helped further prove the notion rap and basketball have never-ending parallels.


Drake – “Successful (Unreleased Verse)”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=182133"> For the archives, an updated, untagged version of Drake's lost "Successful" verse which first hit the scene <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/01/drake-successful-unreleased-verse">over a year ago</a>.


Video: Drake Talks His Favorite Verse

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/09/review-of-drakes-so-far-gone-ep"> My personal opinion has long been that "Drake: The Rapper" is superior to "Drake: The Singer." Fight me ‘til death but there’s no arguing that he can spit alongside the best of them when he decides to go off. The most appealing thing about his music is its brutal honesty and exposing of his vulnerabilities. For whatever reason, his harmonizing and melodies just fail to capture the same emotions. On So Far Gone, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H41xdJoW6g">“The Calm”</a> was one of the most revealing songs that I’ve heard in recent memory.


“Hail Justo! 2K9? – The Best Mixtapes Of 2009

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The streets are Hip-Hop and we're Hip-Hop so the streets belong to us.


Drake’s Tape Is The Best We Ever Had

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As those with credence begin to amass and rank the year, the bloggers will begin to jeer & lob tomatoes.


“I Never Cried When Pac Died”

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<a href="http://www.mtv.com/ontv/" style="color:#439CD8;" target="_blank">MTV Shows</a> "But I Probably Will When Hov Does.


Drake Feat. Trey Songz – “Successful” Video

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And now the winner of the most anticipated, previewed, sneak previewed, behind the scene'ed & short teaser'ed video known to Hip-Hop - even outranking "<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/08/jay-z-feat-kanye-west-rihanna-run-this-town-video">Run This Town</a>" - we have Drake's "Successful.

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Too Little, Too Late?

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Way <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/02/drake-so-far-gone-mixtape">back in February</a>, when it was being downloaded at ridiculous rates, TC & I kept saying that Drake should've found some way to sell that tape.


Drake – “Best I Ever Had” Video

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Kanye dons the director hat, opening with a porntastic scene with the presence of knockers.


Just Another Drake Post…

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The future of the Hip-Hop music industry as we know it is in Drake’s hands.


Video: Drake Featuring Trey Song – “Successful” Live

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<a href="http://vimeo.com/4463529">Drake - "Successful" (Featuring Trey Songz)</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user910763">The Smoking Section</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.



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Personally, I avoid Lil’ Wayne affiliated projects and artists, figuring that eventually what’s out there will trickle down to me through Young Money’s domination of Hip-Hop for everyone under 25.


Drake – So Far Gone (Chopped N’ Screwed) Mixtape

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At this-this rate, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/02/drake-so-far-gone-mixtape">So Far Gone</a>-Gone will have its own-own Broaaaadway play because anything's possible when you officially been chopped and screwwweeed.


Drake – So Far Gone Mixtape

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A without further adieu, <a href="http://octobersveryown.blogspot.com/">October's Very Own</a> proudly presents So Far Gone.


“Say What’s Real…”

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808's and Heartbreak could have been great.

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