Room for Improvement

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Room for Improvement
Mixtape by Drake
Released February 14, 2006 (February 14, 2006)
Genre Canadian hip hop
Length 1:08:00
Label All Things Fresh
Producer Noah "40" Shebib, Boi-1da, Pharrell Williams, Frank Dukes, Dan "DFS" Johnson, AmiR, Soundtrakk
Drake chronology
Room for Improvement
(2006)
Comeback Season
(2007)

Room for Improvement is the first official mixtape from Canadian rapper Drake.[1] It was self-released in 2006.[2][3][4] The mixtape was originally intended for sale only and had sold 6,000 copies in 2006.[5]

Background[edit]

In an interview with thabiz.com in February 2006, he talked about the mixtape, "It's a mix CD and I did it with DJ Smallz who does the Southern Smoke Series. He's done mix tapes with everyone. Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, a lot of people and he's hosting it for me. It's called Room for Improvement. Its seventeen original tracks and a couple of remixes and stuff like that. 22 tracks in total. I have the Clipse on there, I got Trey Songz in there, I got Lupe Fiasco on there, I have Nickelus F who is this amazing artist from Virginia who I'm very very tight with and we work together a lot, we worked together. I have Voyce on there, he's a singer from Toronto. Production wise I don't really have any major producers on there. I have a song I did with Trey Songz. I have an individual by the name of Nick Rashur from Harlem he's a really cool cat. Amir; Boi-1da did the majority of the singles, who else should I mention DJ Ra from DC, a lot of people on the CD."

The mixtape was re-released in 2009 featuring only 11 selected songs with no DJs along with a remix of 'Do What You Do'.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"     0:52
2. "Pianist Hands" (Interlude)   1:11
3. "Special" (featuring Voyce) Pharrell Williams 4:52
4. "Do What You Do"   Boi-1da 3:48
5. "Money" (Remix) (featuring Nickelus F) Frank Dukes 2:25
6. "AM 2 PM" (featuring Nickelus F)   3:28
7. "City Is Mine"   Boi-1da 3:53
8. "Drake's Voice Mail Box #1"     1:12
9. "Bad Meaning Good" (featuring Slakah the Beatchild)   2:32
10. "Thrill Is Gone"   AmiR 3:02
11. "Make Things Right" (featuring Slakah the Beatchild) Boi-1da, AmiR 2:41
12. "Video Girl"   Dan "DFS" Johnson 3:46
13. "Drake's Voice Mail Box #2"     0:16
14. "Come Winter"   AmiR 5:28
15. "Extra Special"     2:58
16. "About the Game" (Freestyle)   1:45
17. "All This Love" (featuring Voyce) Exchange Student 3:20
18. "Drake's Voice Mail Box #3"     1:12
19. "A Scorpio's Mind" (featuring Nickelus F) AmiR 3:52
20. "S.T.R.E.S.S." (featuring Nickelus F)   3:43
21. "Try Harder"   AmiR 2:22
22. "Kick, Push" (Remix) (Lupe Fiasco featuring Drake) Soundtrakk 4:44
23. "U.P.A." (Outro)   2:14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Errett, Joshua (January 14, 2009). "Mixtape massacre", Now 28 (20). Retrieved 2009-10-07.
  2. ^ Patch, Nick (December 10, 2009). "Drake becomes one of Canada's biggest rap exports", Canadian Press. Convenience link.
  3. ^ Lee, Chris (July 21, 2009). "Drake lands top 10 hits", Toronto Star. Retrieved 2010-03-18.
  4. ^ "Drake - Room for Improvement (Special Edition) Hosted by DJ Smallz // Free Mixtape at". Datpiff.com. 2007-01-16. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  5. ^ "Re-Up On Drake: “Comeback Season” & “Room For Improvement” (2 Mixtapes) : Get Right Music – The Best In Free Mixtape Downloads". Getrightmusic.com. 2009-05-05. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  6. ^ "Urban Entertainment & Pop Culture 'Zine-Drake interview". Thabiz.com. Retrieved 2010-05-08.