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It’s been ten years since Drake‘s culture shifting, third mixtape So Far Gone was released — and so many things have changed in the world of the 6 God since the timeless record dropped. Drizzy took to Instagram to pay homage to his decade old masterpiece by shouting out everyone involved in the project, writing:

@ovo40 a decade ago you were scared to share your beats. .@realbriamyles a decade ago you were working the makeup counter at Beverly Centre. .@treysongz a decade ago you were the first person to recognize potential and give me a co-sign. @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.

He even thanked Kanye West and called him out about his wild social media anti-Drake rants:

@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.

 

Some may argue that Drizzy is the King of Rap for this day and age.

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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. 🙏🏽

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He can also be credited as one of the stars that used the power of social media early on as a marketing tool. Everything from his videos to his album covers seem strategically designed to be meme-worthy.

When it comes to Drake’s lyrics, you’re bound to find enough IG captions that’ll last you until his next album drops:

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Caption: Both in sync like a Justin song

Instagram wasn’t out back in 2009, but if it were, hit the flip for more lyrics that would make perfect IG captions.

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