For fans of Canadian singer/rapper Drake, the Young Money artist expressed his openness to those who plan on being fans of his music for their entire life, but only if they’re open to the rapper’s many musical sides. As an artist who can be found both crooning and dropping bars on his projects, the Take Care creator doesn’t plan on changing that particular aspect of his artistry anytime soon.
While speaking with MTV News, Drake revealed that he’ll never release “a straight rap album” since he didn’t come into music solely as a Hip Hop artist. He also expressed his desire to become a modern-day Marvin Gaye.
“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, but just don’t ever be surprised like 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,” Drake revealed. “That’s not how I came into this. And that’s never what I’ll do. I make songs for people. I have aspirations to be Marvin Gaye in the back of my head. So, I just want to sing the world’s triumphs and problems on one record. And hopefully, Nothing Was The Same is like the soundtrack to their life.”
With close to two years between the release of Drake’s Take Care and the September 24 release of his upcoming album, Nothing Was The Same, the Young Money wordsmith says in that time he’s learned to make music that’s both “more concise” and “more clear.”
“I think the music that 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 listen to it and realize where I could do better and I think I’ve done better on this album,” said Drake.
Set for release later this month, Nothing Was The Same will serve as Drake’s third studio album. The project will boast appearances from Jay Z, Lil Wayne, and Jhene Aiko
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