Drake‘s self-confidence continues to grow on his next album Nothing Was the Same, according to producer-in-crime Noah “40″ Shebib. “It’s a huge change in tone,” 40 told Rolling Stone. “Before, Drake was a nice guy. Here he’s stepping up the attitude and playing hardball.”
Examples include “bombastic” introduction “Tuscan Leather” and “Paris Morton Music II,” the sequel to Drake’s riff off Rick Ross‘ “Aston Martin Music” that has wowed J. Cole. 40 says that in both songs Drake took care (sorry) to change up his flow multiple times, after having apparently been self-conscious.
To an extent, 40′s story only backs what Drake did to announce Nothing‘s original release date. (It’s since been pushed back to September 24.) That same day, the Toronto MC released four new songs and remixes that featured nothing but confident raps from him, as if to show that he’s stopped wallowing since Take Care.
Still, as if with ballad “Hold On We’re Going Home” in mind, Drake doesn’t seem to mind handing out reminders of his rapping capabilities.”This album is about growth,” he previously said to Rolling Stone. “When I play it for people, they ask, ‘Who’s that rapping?’ I’m like, ‘That’s me.’” Check out the rest of Rolling Stone‘s fall music preview in the magazine’s current issue, out now.
[via Nah Right]
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