Scorpion is double NWTS but it doesn't have the A Side/B Side aesthetics in one song scored by 40 and Jake One. Perry Kostidakis is a sports, music and pop culture writer based in Atlanta, Ga. Nothing Was the Same was met with generally positive reviews. He tweets here. 7. The bar that best encapsulates the stakes, mindset, mood and ensuing aftermath of Nothing Was the Same isn't on actually on the album, nor … Aggregator AnyDecentMusic? NWTS is where Drake first began to master his something for everyone approach: songs for weddings, club anthems for the bros, hard beats and bars for the lyrical miracle crowd. It doesn't have "Worst Behavior," arguably Drake's best song. 11. 2013 found him feeling validated. 1.5M ratings 277k ratings See, that’s what the app is perfect for. Release Nothing Was The Same. 2. "Started From the Bottom" Featuring Drake, Jhené Aiko, Majid Jordan, Detail. NOTHING WAS THE SAME. A freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn. Literally just things I make in Photoshop. Nothing Was the Same is Drake, fully formed, arriving in a Bugatti no less.—Frazier Tharpe. “305 to My City” “The Language” 12. That crib is the star of many memorable scenes on Nothing Was the Same, from playing tennis with Serena on the backyard courts, to Drake hilariously idly wondering if he should casually "donate a million to some children," while naked women swim in the pool. 9. 5. It's not on the excellent, iconically boastful verses complimentary to that era like "5AM in Toronto" or "Over Here." Here, that sentiment matured into "You know it's real when you are who you think you are." "Connect" In honor of this day, I've ranked all of the songs on the album (omitting bonus tracks). 4. What you need to know about this mansion Drake bought—a "compound," as he'd later clarify on "Paris Morton Music 2"—is that, so the story goes, it's the exact house Drake has had as a computer screensaver since his days as a gawky Degrassi teen who bought Pusha-T mics on eBay. Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. NOTHING WAS THE SAME — NOTHING WAS THE SAME. Today is the first anniversary of Drake's Nothing Was the Same, his follow-up to the classic Take Care. "Wu-Tang Forever" It doesn't have A1 sequencing like the audio suite created by placing "Wu-Tang Forever" and "Own It" next to each other. COMPLEX participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means COMPLEX gets paid commissions on purchases made through our links to retailer sites. It's from the interim between album cycles, on French Montana's "Pop That" where Drake raps "Dropped Take Care, bought a motherfuckin' crib/ And I'm picking up the keys to the bitch right now.". With the onus on him to prove that sweet mix of critical and commercial acclaim on Take Care wasn't a one-off, the album represents Drake at his most disciplined—thirteen tracks!—and, stacked up against his ensuing albums Views and Scorpion, seemingly the last time he was truly creative. Or 40 going full Heatmakerz with three beats off one Whitney sample and Drake matching his ambition with three different flows. “From Time” Nothing Was the Same might be the best Drake album just because it feels like the greatest consolidation of his strengths. "Worst Behavior". Tagged alife, Drake, nothing was the same 1 Comment The Mixtape: Gianni Lee & Mike Blud – Drake’s “Nothing Was The Same (The Samples)” September 25, 2013 by nosamyrag , posted in Mixtapes , Music With no disrespect to the summer of 2015, creating Nothing Was the Same was Drake at his most charged up. I'm just a boy, trying to open Chrome, asking it not to crash. Nothing Was the Same is all about unpacking that surreality, and how common it is now: the dinners with Tatyana; checks big enough to make you vomit; the after-hours at il Mulino with Live Nation's CEO. ‘Views’ (2016) Critically slated at the time of its release, ‘Views’ stands stronger in retrospect. (Justin Charity thinks my list is "impossible to care about. Ross Scarano is a deputy editor at Complex and will answer questions in the comments. Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. At Metacritic, the album received an average score of 79, based on 33 reviews. In honor of this day, I've ranked all of the … GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs. After delivering what's more-or-less agreed as a seminal album in Take Care, things changed for Drake and something changed in him. “Too Much” The bar that best encapsulates the stakes, mindset, mood and ensuing aftermath of Nothing Was the Same isn't on actually on the album, nor its bonus tracks. Sounds perfect Wahhhh, I don’t wanna. 6. “Tuscan Leather” Discover & share this Nothing Was The Same GIF with everyone you know. On Take Care, it was "really, think I like who I'm becoming." gave it 7.5 out of 10, based on their assessment of the critical consensus. 10. © Complex Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. There's experimental flows, like the performance Detail culls in "305 to My City" and experimental sounds like the midnight-drive scene Hudson Mohawke paints on "Connect." COMPLEX participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means COMPLEX gets paid commissions on purchases made through our links to retailer sites. Nothing Was the Same is the third studio album by Canadian recording artist Drake.It was released on September 24, 2013, by OVO Sound, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.Work on the record began in 2012 and continued through 2013. 1. © Complex Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. “Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2” This is my personal ranking; I did not consult my colleagues. Share the best GIFs now >>> 15 Tracks "Hold On, We're Going Home"