After stamping the phrases “Yolo”, “No New Friends”, and “Started From The Bottom,” Drake has reestablished stardom by releasing a classic hip hop record. The highly anticipated Drake album dropped on September 24th but leaked five days prior to this date and has been on repeat on iPods across the country ever since. Drake’s quotes, lyrics, and harmonies flooded the social networking sphere making it hard to go a day without catching a slight glimpse at his third studio album, Nothing Was The Same (NWTS).
On NWTS, Drake takes the listener on an emotional roller coaster ride, which includes: breakups, new relationships, more breakups, and more new relationships. What can I say? He’s pretty good at telling relationship stories and sharing relationship advice. Whenever you feel the need to sob through a breakup feel free to turn on NWTS. The album includes standout features by Jay-Z, Sampha, Jhene Aiko, and Big Sean among others. On NWTS, one can also find Drake paying homage to The Wu Tang Clan in “Wu Tang Forever”, and recognizing his home city, Toronto in “305 To My City.”
All in all, Drake’s album, Nothing Was The Same, is one for the decades and will give any future Kanye, Jay-Z, or Kendrick Lamar Hip Hop album a run for its money.