By Simon Vozick-Levinson
Updated September 09, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

It’s taken surprisingly little time for this Canadian charmer to complete his journey from Degrassi: The Next Generation actor to one of rap’s buzziest newcomers. Just one speed bump: He has yet to finish his debut album. Enter So Far Gone, an EP which pairs five tracks from February’s breakout mixtape of the same title (including hit single ”Best I Ever Had”) with two fresh ones. For those unfamiliar with Drake’s ambidextrous style — crooning Auto-Tune love songs one moment, spitting clever bars the next — it’s a handy primer. Everyone else can put the neurosis-exploring new cut ”Fear” on repeat and continue anticipating. B

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