Turning a half of a half century old is a pretty big deal and although his sophomore album, Take Care, didn’t make the deadline to drop today – instead releasing on November 15th – this is still a glorious occasion. Drake may be a new artist to the mainstream, but it was his mixtape hustle that got him where he is today. That being said, I’d like to take the time to gift you with a special playlist featuring songs from his come-up era featuring 2006’s Room For Improvement and 2007’s Comeback Season. Evolution is real and we very well may never hear THIS Drake ever again. No shade to his style today, but it’s nice to reminisce on how things used to be. Have a good one, Aubrey; take a walk down memory lane with us. Shout out to Maiya Wilkes for her help on compiling this playlist!