Young Money’s Drake recently talked about the upcoming release of his Nothing Was The Same solo album and what key characteristic he hopes it shares with its predecessor, Take Care.
Not concerned about overall record sales this time around, Drizzy said he hoped his third solo album has the same longevity as 2011’s platinum-selling release.
“The whole purpose of the album is for it to last. I think with Take Care I still hear records from Take Care now… we’re coming on two years,” he said about the impact of his sophomore album on radio and in the clubs. “I just want this album to have that same lasting power.” (MTV)
A week away from release, Drizzy’s newest solo effort leaked onto the Internet Monday (September 16).
Just days before the official release of Drake’s new album, Nothing Was The Same has hit the internet. The Canadian rapper’s album is scheduled to hit stores Tuesday, September 24, but the entire LP surfaced online Sunday, just nine days before its release. The album features the highly anticipated collaboration between with Jay Z, entitled Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2. In the song, Drake complains about how his classmates treated him in high school. (Enstarz)
According to reports, Drizzy and his October’s Very Own team are opening pop-up shops today (September 19).
Recently, Drake and his OVO squad have been wearing nothing but dope Nothing Was the Same gear, and with the exception of the A$AP Mob collection, it’s probably the only hip-hop merch that we’d rock regularly. Now you have the chance to join Drizzy and his team in being laced properly while blasting NWTS. This Thursday, September 19, for one day only, October’s Very Own is holding a pop-up shop in New York, L.A., and Drake’s hometown Toronto. Details are scant, but we assume “Compliments of the Company” means you won’t need to dig deep into your pockets for NWTS gear… (Complex)
To add to his promotion, the mega rap star is slated to appear on talk show host Ellen DeGeneres‘ Friday broadcast.
DRAKE is here! The Canadian rapper, songwriter and actor is already tearing up the charts with his upcoming CD, “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” His hits have been heard around the world, from “Started from the Bottom” to “Take Care,” his duet with Rihanna! He’s here to tell Ellen all about his career, his music and his life. Plus, he’s going to perform the title track from his new CD! (Ellen TV)