One of the most acclaimed tracks off Drake‘s smash hit So Far Gone mixtape, Successful has inspired numerous freestyles (including Young Son‘s Booth-exclusive I Just Wanna Be…), and was ultimately chosen as the follow-up to lead single Best I Ever Had. Collaborator Trey Songz clearly appreciates the record’s appeal; he’s snapped it up for inclusion on his junior album, even giving it the music-video treatment. This version of Successful retains Noah “40” Shebib’s unique, aquatic-sounding beat but omits Weezy‘s verse, and pushes Drake’s middle bars to the end to make way for Trey’s brand new sung verse. Already at #75 on the Billboard Hot 100, there’s no reason to doubt that this track will become a mainstream smash. For more pop-appealing jams, grab a copy of Ready when it hits record shops and online retailers September 1st.
Written by Burmy on 08/12/09
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Pain In My Life ft. Trey Songz" (2006)
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