Drake Puts His Foot Down: “I’ll Never Do A Straight Rap Album”

Drake Puts His Foot Down: “I’ll Never Do A Straight Rap Album”

Young Money’s Drake recently talked about his upcoming Nothing Was The Same solo album and why fans will quickly grow to love the third LP in comparison to 2011’s Take Care.

Despite Take Care‘s ample hit singles, Drizzy said he managed to put more focus and conciseness this time around.

After dropping Take Care, Drake relocated to Los Angeles, where he recorded a bulk of the new album and focused on stepping up his game. “The music that I’m making is more concise, more clear, and I’ve been able to get my thoughts a lot better on this album,” he told MTV News. “Take Care is a great album, but I listened to it and realized where I could do better and I think I’ve done better on this album.” (MTV)

The Toronto native also said fans could expect a few melodic tunes on Nothing Was The Same.

“My biggest thing is…if you wanna listen to Drake music for the rest of your life — I welcome it, I want you to listen to it, I want you to be a part of it — just don’t ever be surprised when I’m singing or using melody,” he said. “I’m doing that on this album. This album is not some straight rap album, I’ll never do a straight rap album. That’s not how I came into this and that’s never what I’ll do. I make songs for the people.” (MTV)

Based on a new tracklisting this week, Drizzy Drake’s LP mostly consists of the Toronto native as opposed to his previous two solo efforts.

1. “Tuscan Leather” 2. “Furthest Thing” 3. “Started From the Bottom” 4. “Wu-Tang Forever” 5. “Own It” 6. “Worst Behavior” 7. “From Time” 8. “Hold On, We’re Going Home” 9. “Connect” 10. “The Language” 11. “305 to My City” feat. Detail 12. “Too Much” 13. “Pound Cake” feat. Jay Z/”Paris Morton Music 2? Deluxe 14. “Come Thru” 15. “All Me” (Nothing Was The Same)

New details on Drizzy’s upcoming LP, including more scoops on his “Wu-Tang Forever” track, surfaced online a few days ago.

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. (Billboard)

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