Drake’s Nothing Was the Same is of the the most anticipated new albums for 2013. Since the success of his hit single ‘Started From The Bottom’, Drizzy fans have harping on every release. From his ‘Versace (Remix)’ verse, which is so well known that fans that don’t closely follow hip hop music think that it’s Drake’s song (It’s the Migos song) to his new totally R&B dance song ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’, which has recently been tearing up the charts. Drake is going to own the sales charts on September 24th.
There have been few detail surrounding Drake’s upcoming album as to who will be featured on the project but during their Fall music preview, Billboard revealed that Jay-z not drop one but 2 verse on the outro to Nothing Was the Same. A song which is tentatively titled ‘Pound Cake’.
On the ’90s-rap-inspired song “Wu Tang Forever,” he weaves boasts of sexual virility around a plinking piano and rapid-fire drums. The outro to the album, tentatively titled “Pound Cake,” features two incisive verses from Jay Z, even as Drake asserts himself above any and all competition by the song’s climactic ending. “Studied the game to the letter and I did it better, like I’m supposed to feel guilty?” he rhymes.
Nothing Was the Same is said to have a harder feel to it than Drake’s previous album due to him not using as much singing except to enhance hooks and he focuses more on his rapping this time around. But this decision had nothing to do with critics.
“I’ll be out trying to get a sandwich or something and the guy will say to me, ‘I’d give you a free drink with that, but you know, no new friends. I swear I’m not sitting around going, ‘What’s the new meme going to be?’ But I do spend a lot of time when I’m writing, especially lately, trying to make something for people to live by. I’m trying to make anthems that are empowering to people, to find phrases that I haven’t heard before. I’m not just going to sit here and be like, ‘Fuckin’ bitches, getting money!’”
“There’s a lot less sort of ambient ballad moments on this album where I’m searching or longing for something. That sentiment is gone. Now I’m just kind of like, ‘You know, I’m 26, I don’t know what the fuck else I could be doing better than this. I feel incredible about how I’m able to support my family and friends and how supportive my family and friends have been of me.’”
Nothing Was the Same drops September 24th.