Artists releasing albums on the same day isn’t anything new. June 18 was a Super Tuesday for hip-hop that saw Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller dropping their projects to go on sale all at once. Six years ago, it was 50 Cent versus Yeezy in a friendly competition for the top debut. Now, there’s another showdown possibly brewing between good friends Riff Raff and Drake.
Drake announced Nothing Was The Same would be pushed back from September 17 to September 24. “Riff Raff and Drake album dropping the same day,” he said on Twitter a few hours after hearing the news. But how serious is he?
“It’s not a competition. It’s my way of doing community service cause I’m trying to save on the environment and the gas money,” he tells XXL during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. “Instead of going back and buying my album a couple weeks later, you might as well go drive and make one trip. Pick up everything. Buy both albums. I’m just being nice to the environment.”
Just like every diehard fan, Drake’s last new friend will certainly be picking up Nothing Was The Same in a few weeks. “Of course. I can’t wait for it to come out,” he said.
Hopefully, Riff sticks to his word and drops his highly anticipated debut album, Neon Icon, on the same day. In a previous interview with XXL, he spoke on the diversity of the project, which is set to feature Drizzy, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky and more. “People think it’s gonna be all pretty much just hip-hop music, trap music, whatever. I’m gonna have some country songs on there, some rock songs and everything like that. And I’m fading more towards that way, so it’s gonna put people in a position where they can’t even compare me to nobody.”