When Billboard wrote a preview for Drake’s Nothing Was The Same (peep track list here), we learned that the album will be Rap dominated but according to Drake in this interview, there will be significant portions of singing as well. Drizzy tells MTV that he will never do a straight Rap project because that’s not what he is and that’s not how he came into this game.
“My biggest thing is…if you wanna listen to Drake music for the rest of your life — I welcome it, I want you to listen to it, I want you to be a part of it — just don’t ever be surprised when I’m singing or using melody,” he said. “I’m doing that on this album. This album is not some straight rap album, I’ll never do a straight rap album. That’s not how I came into this and that’s never what I’ll do. I make songs for the people.
“I have aspirations to be Marvin Gaye in the back of my head,” he added. “So I just want to sing the world’s triumphs and problems on one record and hopefully Nothing was the Same [can be] the soundtrack to their life.”