Jay Z, Lil Wayne Confirmed for Drake’s Upcoming Album
So far, Drake has been in control of what information surfaces about his upcoming album Nothing Was The Same. He’s put out tracks like “Jodeci Freestyle” for fans to hear, and had successful single “Started from the Bottom.” But this week, Rolling Stone gave a few more details about the release in its fall albums preview.
What is new this time around is the list of guest artists. Although likely not fully complete, the list includes Jay Z and Lil Wayne, as well as GOOD Music mainstay DJ Hudson Mohawke.
The magazine, as well, spoke about track “Connect,” which might be more in the same vein as “Hold On We’re Going Home” than “Started at the Bottom.” About it, Drake is quoted with saying: “That one hits you in the heart. It’s painful and beautiful at the same time.”
As a preview of possible sounds to come, Drake released “Hold On” to his Soundcloud page on August 6. For listeners, it was a polarizing track, some appreciating what he did, and others unhappy it deviated from “Started from the Bottom.”
About “Hold On,” Drake explained it was his take on a Quincy Jones-Michael Jackson collaboration from the 1980s.
Nothing Was The Same comes out on September 17. By September 25, the rapper goes on the road to tour in support.