Drake sure knows how to make an announcement. Not only did the OVO rap star tack a September 17 release date onto his Nothing Was the Same LP, he launched a new website and gave four new songs to his fans.
On Saturday morning (June 22), Drizzy sent out a tweet with the release date and on his new ovosound.com website offered "Jodeci Freestyle," with J. Cole, "Versace," with Atlanta trio Migos, "The Motion" and "Over Here" with his new R&B artist PartyNextDoor.
On "Jodeci Freestyle" Drake trades bars with Cole, toasting to their rap supremacy. "26 on my third GQ cover/ Ya new sh-- sound like you do covers-- of all of my old sh--," he teases before his Roc Nation cohort chastises the magazines which haven't offered him a cover just yet.
Cole also references MTV News' annual "Hottest MCs in the Game" list. "F--- your list you lame n---as and doubters/ I'm undoubtedly the hottest and that's just me being modest," he spits over the subdued beat.
Drizzy switches up his bounce on Migos' "Versace," rapping with a double-time flow instead. His confidence is unwavering however. "I think I'm selling a million first week, man I guess I'm an optimist," he predicts of Nothing Was the Same.
On PartyNextDoor's "Over Here" the Toronto spitter adds an accenting verse in the middle of the R&B tune and on "The Motion" he provides his own sing-songy flow.
There's no telling which, if any of these songs will actually end up on Nothing Was the Same. It's a good chance none of them will make the final cut, but if it's any indication of what's to come, rap fans will surely be circling September 17 on their calendars.