Cash Money Records CEO Birdman recently shared his admiration for Drake and gave a few hints at how special the rapper’s upcoming Nothing Was The Same third solo album is.
In the New Orleans native’s perspective, Drizzy brings something fresh and unexpected with every music release.
Baby is one of the few who has gotten a preview of Drizzy’s upcoming Nothing Was the Same LP, and it left some impression on him. “I think Drake he’s one of those n—as that’s gonna change the game every time he come, because he’s a talented animal. He’s somethin’ I never been around before,” said the music mogul responsible for the careers of Lil Wayne, Juvenile and Nicki Minaj. “He bring it to another level,” Bird said of Drake’s artistic drive. “It be amazing to watch him. You got a Drake, you got a Wayne, you got a Nicki, you got all the little homeys who’s turnin’ the corner and everybody is super talented. It’s just something amazing for me to witness in my lifetime.” (MTV)
A few weeks ago, Drake revealed the new LP will land on stores shelves in September.
“N O T H I N G W A S T H E S A M E S E P T E M B E R 1 7 T H,” Drake tweeted June 22nd. (Drake’s Twitter)
Recently, the rap star talked about how he put together his album’s thumping “Started From The Bottom” anthem.
“I think a lot of people wish their favorite rapper wrote it–as if a song like that should be gangster–but I was the one who wrote it, and everyone has their bottom. As for my whole story, I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ve told bits and pieces of it–and I’ll tell more. Maybe because I had friends who grew up in the hood, I could have acted like I had, too, and perpetrated a different lifestyle, and it would be eating away at me because it wouldn’t be the truth. I’m actually here in front of you living the truth. I wake up in the morning and my heart is light, man. It’s not heavy. I don’t have skeletons in the closet on their way out. This is my real age, my real name, my real past, and I’m good with that.” (GQ)
The Toronto native’s righthand man Noah “40” Shebib revealed his heavy involvement on the follow-up to 2011’s Take Care earlier this year.
“I don’t know, I don’t know. Every day it changes. That’s tough. That’s a hard thing to say. It depends. Because you know we work, and we have ideas and we have songs but as we create more songs, the shape of the album will change and the progression of it will change. As much as we might be sure that we’re on a path and we’re… We’re sort of working sequentially right now. We feel like we have 1, 2, 3, you know we’re going 4, 5, 6. That’s how we’re moving forward, in order of the actual playlist of the album. But as we make more music that fits in other places, it will change and adjust as far as how many songs, or how far we’re going to go so it’s yet to be discovered. We’re still too early to make a call about whether or not we’re half done or a quarter done or 75 percent done. I mean, it could be any of the above.” (The Hollywood Reporter)