Hip-Hop, Review | Drake – Nothing Was The Same (Review)

Posted by on September 23, 2013


Drake told us on his Versace remix that his album would come out in September, “just wait on it”. We have and on Tuesday it will finally be released to the public. Now we all know that it is available to the public, why else would I be writing a review on this album right now then? To be perfectly honest, I have not been a huge Drake fan these past couple years. However, I think at this point we can pretty much call him the Lebron James of the Rap Game. An egregious comment? Maybe, but what we cannot deny is that love him or hate him. Drake has a talent unmatched by nearly everyone else. Drake has implanted his name in the rap game for the last handful of years, with his previous mixtapes and of course his last album, Take Care.

“Nothing Was The Same” is quite simply put, a masterpiece. Its’ blending of so many different sounds and samples, matched with the many different vocal ranges that Drake provides really displays the true talent he possesses. What I think makes NWTS so amazing, is a perfect mix of both Drake’s singing and his rapping. Everyone loves hating on Drake for this, however with the rest of the album, it’s pretty difficult to say that he doesn’t go hard. (Song that best describes this: Furthest Thing) Songs like “Worst Behavior”, “Poundcake”, which has a phenomenal verse from HOV, and “Too Much” all pack heat. I easily think that this is the best LP from a rapper this year. Yes, I’m aware that Kendrick, Kanye, and Jay-Z all had albums come out this year. I highly encourage a deep listen to this album. Although a quick skim will suffice to a listener’s ear, Drake’s true genius is shown throughout the flow of the whole album. Make sure to buy the album tomorrow when it releases.

Dshaq’s top tracks:

Furthest Thing
The Language
Poundcake/Paris Morton Music
Too Much

Hip-Hop | Paul Markham – Lord Knows (Remix)

Posted by on January 23, 2012

It’s been awhile since we’ve had some new Paul Markham on our hands. He just dropped this new remix of Lord Knows off Drakes album, Take Care. He drops some hot bars on this one so give it a spin. If you missed his last mixtape , The Prelude you can grab that here. Follow Paul on Twitter and Facebook.

DOWNLOAD: Paul Markham – Lord Knows (Remix)

Albums, Hip-Hop | Drake – Hate Sleeping Alone

Posted by on November 13, 2011

A snippet of this bonus track off Take Care was floating around the blogosphere yesterday but the full version of this just recently surfaced. Produced by his go to man, 40, the beat sounds just like that of Free Spirit, for those of you who’ve gotten your hands on the leak. Take Care drops this Tuesday.


Hip-Hop | Drake Ft. Rihanna – Take Care (Syko Remix)

Posted by on November 11, 2011

What I have been hearing a lot over the past few days is that Take Care is overrated. Syko definitely did the track justice with this remix. I feel Drake and Rihanna are complimented much better with this new feel good vibe provided by Syko. Love upbeat Chi styled beats for hip-hop.

DOWNLOAD: Drake Ft. Rihanna – Take Care (Syko Remix)


Hip-Hop | I’m A Boss (Official Remix), Future Drake/Rick Ross Mixtape

Posted by on November 9, 2011

Just when you thought I’m a Boss had been beaten to death, MMG brings us the official remix to one of the hottest tracks of the year, featuring T.I., Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Swizz Beatz, and Kahled yelling some nonsense in the beginning. T.I. absolutely murders his opening verse and Ross spits a few lines about his recent health incident. Weezy also impresses on this one, with a flow that resembles his style back in the Carter II days. Overall, the track is a MUST DOWNLOAD, but we only have the clean version for now. In other hip-hop news, after scrapping the idea of a Weezy/Drizzy joint album, Drake announced that he’s been working on a joint mixtape with Rick Ross. Details weren’t provided but the name of the tape’ will be YOLO (You Only Live Once).

DOWNLOAD: Meek Mill ft. T.I., Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Swizz Beatz – I’m a Boss (Remix)

Between him getting a Rick Ross feature on this track, and Drake covering his classic Back That A** Up on Take Care , it looks like Juvenile is trying to make a comeback

DOWNLOAD: Juvenile ft. Rick Ross – Power

Hip-Hop | Drake Ft T.I. – Headlines (Remix)

Posted by on November 1, 2011

Last night on Power 106, Drake also dropped this remix of Headlines featuring The King. We only have the clean version for now, but you can expect a dirty version to surface soon with Take Care dropping in just 2 weeks.

Download: Drake Ft T.I. – Headlines (Remix)

Hip-Hop | Drake Ft Lil Wayne – The Motto (Prod. by T-Minus)

Posted by on November 1, 2011

Last night Drake was on Power 106 and dropped this new cut off his upcoming album, Take Care. The Lil Wayne featured track is titled, “The Motto” and will serve as a bonus on the album. Be sure to cop the album when it drops, November 15th.

Download: Drake Ft Lil Wayne – The Motto (Prod. by T-Minus)