Outside of the singles and Jay-Z/Lil Wayne features, not much is known about Nothing Was The Same. Speaking with Rolling Stone for their Fall Music Preview, Drake and his producer Noah “40” Shebib offer a few more details about the Toronto’s emcee’s third go’round. Calling the LP a “huge change in tone,” 40 says Drake is shedding the nice-guy approach and “stepping up the attitude and playing hardball.” On the intro “Tuscan Leather,” 40 says:
It’s a three-staged record – one [Whitney Houston] sample flipped three different ways, with a verse over each beat.
The two also revealed that we’ll be hearing a follow-up to Drake’s solo version of Rick Ross’ “Aston Martin Music” from three years ago. Simply titled “Paris Morton Music II.”
Drake, meanwhile, cites the standout track “Paris Morton Music II” as the clearest proof that he’s stepped up his game. “That track excites me from a rap standpoint, just getting off bars and different flows,” he says. “I played it for J. Cole, on some rap buddy-buddy shit, and he was like, ‘Damn!’”
Nothing Was The Same, September 24th. Peace to nation on the heads up.