Drake's latest album, Nothing Was The Same, has leaked online a week before its official release. The album hits iTunes on Sept. 24, and you can preorder it here. But, if you do not want to wait, you can listen to the leaked tracks here.
"I had Benzes 'fore you had braces," Jay Z raps. "The all-black Maybach but I'm not a racist. Inside's whiter than Katy Perry's face is."
Despite this Jay Z cameo, Nothing Was The Same includes fewer appearances from other artists than Drake's past albums. Per Fuse, the only other guest performer is Detail, who raps on "305 To My City." Still, Drake did get contributions from several producers, including Mike WiLL Made It and T-Minus.
Fuse also noted that Nothing Was The Same features a happier tone compared to 2011's Take Care. The rapper told Billboard last year that he has felt more at ease with his celebrity.
"A lot of Take Care, it's down ... and I think a lot of it had to do with being back in Toronto, getting reacquainted with the life I had before [fame] and difficulties with that, and at the same time trying to express excitement, express joy," he said. " ... Now I'm in a very, very, very, very different place than I've ever been, really focused on myself, really focused on my health, my body, my mind, really wanting to be the best I can possibly be."
The cover of Nothing Was The Same features a cartoon image of Drake looking at a young child sporting an afro. Some speculated online that this kid was Blue Ivy, the offspring of Beyoncé and Jay Z. But Drake told MTV last month that the picture just represented a younger version of himself.
"It's a child version of myself staring at myself now," he said. "Sometimes when I try and think back on this journey, it's so hard to pinpoint all of these moments and it gets foggy. Even on past albums when I've been trying to tell this story, I've got there, but maybe not got there all the way. And what that album art is to me is, like, this is my most clean, concise thoughts from now, and my best recollection of then. That's really what that cover's about."