Drake has been one of the most talked about rappers in 2013 and he’s crossed over into a pop success. His previous album, Take Care, went gold in the first week but this album takes it to new heights. His new album, Nothing Was The Same, has been lauded by critics,The album has consistently been in the Billboard Top 100 since its release. “Rap must be changing cause I’m at the top and ain’t no one on top of me,” Drake sings on the track Versace.
The album has been a journey, though and a long time in the making.
“Sometimes when I try and think back through this journey it’s hard to pinpoint all these moments,” he said. “On past albums when I’ve been trying to tell the story, I’ve got there but maybe not got there all the way. “This is my most clear, concise thoughts from now, and my best recollection of then,” Drake said of the album.
Drizzy opens the album with “Tuscan Leather,” which discusses how far he’s come as an artist and a person. It also discusses his uneasy relationship with his noteriety. “This is nothing for the radio, but they’ll still play it though/Cause it’s that new Drizzy Drake, that’s just they way it go.”
Drake’s opening song “Tuscan leather”
Still, the track’s not without it’s boasts, in the typical hip-hop bravado. “I reached heights that Dwight Howard couldn’t reach, , they throw flowers at my feet, I could go a hour on this beat, I’m just as famous as my mentor/But that’s still the boss, don’t get sent for.”Drake has been one of the most respected rappers this year after dropping chart-topping singles such as “Started From The Bottom,” “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” “No New Friends” and “Versace.”
Still, Drake isn’t only rapping he’s said he doesn’t ever plan on releasing a full “rap” record and aspires to be the next Marvin Gaye which probably accounts for his crossover sucess, in part.
Drake performing his Albums hit song “Started from the bottom”
Arguably Drakes best piece of work on the album featuring Jay Z who is a legend in Drakes eyes.
Drakes cover for his new album