By Anje Niemandt
With no doubt, Drake is one of the most famous artists in the business today, with an array of Grammy’s and one of the largest fan-bases in the world to prove it. Drake’s chart-topping success with his previous two albums made anticipation for the third palpable. When the album, titled “Nothing was the same” leaked early, fans went nuts with downloads. But did Drake strike a three-time lucky charm, or did he leave little to the imagination?
It’s the end of the Drake Era, and the welcoming of the Drake Regime… is what the Pitchfork blog predicted the aftermath of this album brought. The third full-length studio release for the Canadian artist features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Jay-Z, and Majid Jordan. The album delivered tenfold to his fans. Songs including “Hold on we’re going home”, “Own it”, and “Worst behavior” sky-rocketed to the Billboard Top 100 Hits. Metacritic is a blog where you can go check out tons of reviews from fans on the new album. It scored the album a 79 out of 100 Metapoints based on 31 critics, and an average score of 7.9 out of 10 from the blogs users.
But this album was more than just another rap-rendition of a cocky young artist rapping about drugs, booze, and babes. Drake reported in a recent interview in Toronto, his hometown, that this album’s goal was different from the two before. “My goal is to let you know more and more about me and to let you know that I’m a real person…I get to wake up every day and I don’t have to think about anything. I just get to go and be myself. I don’t have to remember to do this or dress like that or put on this accent. I just get to wake up and be myself.” HitFix Music blog reveals the success behind this album to be the way Drake exposes his vulnerabilities, and as a result makes his fans feel like they are invited in (while Kanye West’s “Yeezus” victory is in kicking you out).
Drake sat back and rapped about what he knows, and who he is at this point in his life – in relation to being in the world of music and stardom. Its impact is big. He brought back who he is and what he’s about, by wrapping it up in repeat-worthy tunes as only Drake can.
Video: Drake on his new album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiO0noe6roQ
See reviews on the album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeBcN8k-frs
Audio: Listen to Drake’s full album http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/full-album-stream-for-drake-s-nothing-was-the-same-news.7364.html
Follow Drake’s verified account on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Drake