Drake Says ‘Nothing Was the Same’ Is Better Than ‘Take Care’
Having debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, reached gold within its first week and beat out Nas, Rick Ross and 2 Chainz for Best Rap Album at this year’s Grammys, 2011’s ‘Take Care’ is widely held as Drake‘s magnum opus. But according to the man himself, his best is still to come.
In the latest portion of his interview with MTV News, which was held shortly after OVO Fest, the Toronto rapper says he believes his forthcoming album, ‘Nothing Was the Same,’ is better than his previous effort, mainly because he’s been able to get his thoughts across more clearly.
The music I’m making is more concise, more clear. I’ve been able to get my thoughts across a lot better on this album. ‘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.
Although executive producer and right-hand man Noah “40” Shebib said Drake is “stepping up the attitude and playing hardball” on ‘Nothing Was the Same,’ Aubrey assures there’ll still be singing elements on his new LP. In fact, he vows to never make a “straight rap album,” because an artist like Marvin Gaye is who he’s really aspiring to be like.
Don’t ever be surprised when I’m singing or using melody; 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 now how I came into this. I make songs for people. I have aspirations to be Marvin Gaye in the back of my head.
You can watch the full interview below. ‘Nothing Was the Same’ arrives Sept. 24.