Drake sat down with Elliott Wilson on Sunday at NYU for the "CRWN" series. The two discussed his new album Nothing Was The Same, working with Noah "40" Shebib, and writing emotional music. Drake says "40" challenged him to make a concise project and hold NWTS to 13 songs, and he says he accepted that challenge.
"What happened was I was trying to make a body of work that from front to back was a complex body of work but an easy listen," he says. "I wanted it to be such a journey that once it's over, you're like, 'I gotta listen again.'"
He also went on to talk about blurring the lines between Rap and R&B, and using the album to speak on his personal life.
“If you think I sing too much now, wait until I’m like 33 and I do this straight. Just wait till I’m at the MGM Grand every night and you could come see me," he said.
Of course, Drake also addressed Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse with Elliott.
“[Kendrick] is giving people moments but are you listening to it now, at this point in time? Okay… It was real cool for a couple weeks. If I asked you, for example, how does that verse start?” he asked Elliott, who didn't say much. “Mind you, it’ll go on Complex and Rap Radar will give it like, verse of the millennium and all that shit."
Watch Pt. 1 of the interview above.
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