Drake's 'November 18th' Tops Twitter Chart on... Nov. 18

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Jess Baumung

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Song is from his 2009 mixtape 'So Far Gone.'

For Drake fans, today might as well be a national holiday.

An obscure track from the rapper's So Far Gone mixtape (remember that?) has fittingly resurfaced to top the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 on the date that shares its name with the song title -- "November 18th." Why so specific? The title refers to a milestone encounter in the Canadian MC's career: his first meeting with Lil Wayne in Houston, Texas.

In the track, Drizzy honors Houston's music heritage by sampling DJ Screw's chopped-and-screwed classic freestyle "June 27" as he raps about a lavish lifestyle and his affection for the city's music influence and atmosphere.

Twitter fans eagerly shared their enthusiasm for the track, which sent "November 18th" racing to No. 1 on the Trending 140 chart.

While the track was never released as a single, Drake's ode to Houston shares mixtape space with some of the rapper's first hits, including "I'm Goin' In," "Successful" and smash single "Best I Ever Had."


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