Drake “Nothing Was The Same”

USI Shield Staff

“Nothing Was The Same,” the third studio album released by Drake, is a major production improvement from his former album, “Take Care.”

“We have the type of nights where morning comes too soon, and nothing was the same,” Drake said on “Come Thru.”

“Nothing Was The Same” was released Fall 2013 on Cash Money Records, and thrilled fans around the world.

 This album is way different from “Take Care,” in the sense that Drake raps from a different place. It’s like “Take Care” was the beginning of super-fame, but “Nothing Was The Same” is Drake dealing with the fame and reflecting on coming up from Toronto.

“Nothing Was The Same” sold more than 658,000 copies in the first week of release and debuted at number one on the Billboard charts.

In 15 tracks, Drake lets the listeners know how he’s been taking fame. Tracks like “Come Thru” and “Own It” discuss former lovers and those confusing situations involving women.

The deluxe version includes two bonus tracks, “Come Thru” and “All Me,” featuring rappers 2 Chainz and Big Sean.

Another addition to “Nothing Was The Same” is Drake’s singing. He sings more on this album that I’ve heard in previous albums. It’s a nice change. The only rapper featured on the standard edition is Jay-Z, which gave Drake the chance to showcase his rhyme improvements.

Even though the album is an improvement in many ways for Drake, I wasn’t as impressed as I was with his former album, “Take Care.”

The Canadian rapper has definitely come a long way, and has even longer to go in the rap industry.