FALLn here, your Hip Hop Guru, about to do a review of Drake’s new album, Nothing Was The Same.
Written by FaLLn
First of all, allow me to make things clear:
FUCK DRAKE!!!!!! FUCK THAT N****!!!!
But I won’t lie, that n**** got me draking…yes…I’m fucking DRAKING!!!!!
What’s “Draking”? Draking happens when you listen to Drake’s songs, and then you become tempted to call/text your ex, get all emo, cry, stalking, sub-tweeting, and any other fucking soft ting emotion you can think of!!!!!
I’m from Toronto, just like Drake is. I won’t lie, he has helped Toronto in many ways and respect for repping the city. I just don’t like him. Used to be the biggest Drake hater, and I now I just don’t like him. But ok, I’ll admit it, I do like some of his songs now and then. They catchy….fuck I’m a hypocrite…
I can’t stand his rapping. At all. I hate his hair, his voice, and whatever reason DMX said he didn’t like Drake for.
He’s not the best singer, but it’s his soft singing songs that I don’t mind listening to. His first album, Thank Me Later, was too much of an imitation of his classic mixtape, So Far Gone (His mixtape, I won’t lie, changed the sound of Hip Hop for a while, as in everyone tried to copy it, even I won’t deny this, I’m not ignorant =P). Drake admitted to his label tampering too much on his debut album, so his second album, Take care, was pretty good, and made with more freedom on him. It sounded more RnBish with all that fucking singing of his I don’t mind, and it even won him a grammy for it for Best Hop Hop album (even though it’s really a fucking RnB album, but hey! He changed the game and standards!). I think fellow Canadian artist, The Weeknd, ghost wrote a few tracks for him though (I actually like The Weeknd, but still, fuck Drake).
Nothing Was The Same is still that OVO sound he has trademarked and everyone tries to copy now, and he is rapping on it more than singing, but still semi singing in his Drake style.
Ok I won’t lie, the more I listen to it, the more it grows on me. You can tell Drake has evolved as a rapper and a lyricist. The album is honestly his best yet, and I actually enjoyed Take care. I grew out of my hatting him phase, but still, fuck him. I give this album 4.5/5 stars, and that’s only because I don’t like the n****. Tracks have their memorable lines and he’s always written shit a n**** can relate to.
His track, The Language, is rumoured to be a reply and diss towards Kendrick Lamar’s verse for his feature on Big Sean’s control (take a listen, and you decide for yourself). Whether directed to Kendrick or not, it is clearly a response to all his haters (like me). Hold On, We’re Going Home has a ctachy 80s sound to it (but fuck the music video for it, it makes no sense!). My favourite track on the whole album is Own It (lyrically it sucks, but the beat and every emo sound Drake makes is catchy on it). Take a listen to it, it’s pretty damn good and the more you losten to it, the more it grows on you.
He’s no Pac, but like I said, n**** got me Draking!
Remember! Don’t Drake and drive! Or you might end up at your ex’s house!