Although his track record has proven that he is indeed in tune with the ears of our generation, Drake remains curious to see how fans will perceive “Nothing Was The Same”. Drizzy commented that although most are concerned about the numbers the project will be in, his sole purpose is creating an album that will carry “lasting power”.
“Best advice I ever got is: No expectations lead to no disappointments. So I have no expectations,”said Drake when asked by MTV News about his album sales.
Continuing, “Really, just more than September 24, I’m just excited whenever people get the music. The numbers, the sales, all that stuff it’s cool. I’m sure I’ll get into it on the day like, ‘How much did we sell,’ trying to figure it out, but aside from that, I’m just excited for people to hear the full body of work.”
Giving more insight on his thought process, the rapper revealed that, “It’s been a long time in the making; it’s been about a year and a half. Just maneuvering through features and trying to figure out which records to give away, which records to sort of keep for myself. I’m excited to see if I did the right thing or not. I think I did. I love it.”
And as for the project’s purpose, “The whole purpose of the album is for it to last. I think with Take Care I still hear records from Take Care now… we’re coming on two years,” explained Drake. “I just want this album to have that same lasting power.”