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September 24th, 2013
We’ve been building up to this day for months now and it’s finally here: Drake’s new album, Nothing Was The Same is officially out! Congrats, Drizzy!
And now that it’s out (leak? what leak?), we can officially talk about what we love so much about this new album. Here are some select tracks that we’ve come to love and why we think you should give them a few extra spins:
Many people refer to Drake as a self-aware rapper and this track is pretty much the reason why. Clocking in at six-minutes, this opening track is sans chorus, but a boldly confident statement to open up on as he tells us, “This is nothing for the radio/ But they’ll still play it though/ Cuz it’s the new Drizzy Drake, that’s just the way it go.”
Canadian musician/producer/pianist Gonzales casts the delicate and ridiculously beautiful piano parts as the backbone of this track as guest vocalist Jhene Aiko provides a juxtaposing female voice singing alongside Drake. It’s a softer moment on the album highlighting the rapper’s versatility and ability to use other players in his music flawlessly utilizing everyone’s strengths and coming up with something united and captivating.
Hold On, We’re Going Home
I’ve expressed this a million times already, but this single is still hands down one of the best tracks on Nothing Was The Same. The disco dance beat, Drake’s singing voice – which I wasn’t always a fan of – and Majid Jordan’s complimentary vocals create something entirely out of the realm of Drake and to see him reaching so far out of his regular comfort zone (and have it pay off) is a wonderful feat.
Drake gets more personal than usual on Too Much, speaking out about his family and openly rapping lines like “Money got my family going backwards/ No dinners, no holidays, no nothing”. That and the low-key minimal beat is as revelatory as a diary entry.
Bonus: If the album is not enough for you, here is Drake telling you how to change a toner cartridge in his oh-so sexy voice.