Album: Nothing Was the Same
Producer: Mike Zombie, Noah "40" Shebib
Label: Young Money/Cash Money/Republic

Drake leaves behind his boy band smoothness from time to time, but he never fully abandons his facility for melody. So when he returned at the top of the year to begin the road to his third album, the first single showed signs that he'd been listening to new acts like Chief Keef, but his own twist on GBE-style sing song taunting still had a certain unmistakable Drizzy feel to it. Everyone's got their own opinions on whether Drake truly started from the bottom, but no matter what, they're still singing his hook or throwing freestyles over it.