Music Review: Drake

For the past five plus months I have been listening to Drake’s semi new album, “Nothing was the same.” I have continuously been annoying my roommate as I sing to it each morning while getting ready and continue to play it in the shower.
Drake’s new album was released on Sep. 24 which proves I’ve been listening to it for far too long.
Usually albums that come out have one or two decent songs on it that quickly get overplayed. But, for the first time in years, I was able to sit down and listen to an entire album while enjoying each song. Since this is a rare thing in the 21st century I became obsessed with “Nothing was the same.”    

The first song on the album titled “Tuscan Leather” is a six and a half minute introduction song and just when you think it’s over, the beat continues and Drake surprises us some more.
Guest appearances are mixed up in the album for a combined 15 songs including Jay-Z, 2 Chainz, and Big Sean adding a lot of variety to the album.
I personally, was already a fan, but after this album I’m a much bigger fan. “Pound Cake” including Jay-Z is a catchy slow tempo song in which Jay-Z mimics Rihanna saying, “cake, cake, cake, cake, cake.”
The reason this album is great is due to the theme of the songs. Most rap albums have very few focuses other than women, money and how successful they are. Drake’s album has more than that and although he didn’t write his songs, they seem to describe his life at this present time.
“I showed up knowing exactly who I was, and never leave as myself,” this quote from the song “Connect” is sung in a way that makes you feel as if he wrote the song.
Slow beats seem to be Drakes forte since most of them are easy to sing along to.  “Too Much” takes you through Drake’s hectic side of being famous and some downsides to it all.
A lot of the songs on the album have other people singing the chorus, which I think makes it catchier.
Smart Drake, smart.
I can relax to this song, or play it while I’m not trying to relax making this the reason I listen to it all the time. I know I’ll get sick of it sometime but at this point I’m wondering, when?

Even though many people don’t like Drake, this album isn’t like any of his previous albums; it’s so much better. Who knows how much of it is real but sometimes made up stories are the best ones.

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