Drake Says He Has “Aspirations To Be Marvin Gaye,” Won’t Ever Release A “Straight Rap Album”

Drake continues to spill even more details about his forthcoming third album Nothing Was The Same, this time in a new interview with MTV News. He claims the new album is better than his Grammy-winning 2011 cut Take Care, which gives it incredibly high expectations. The rapper (who also loves to sing, see “Hold On We’re Going Home”) also says that he’ll never make a “straight rap album,” as he hopes to become the next Marvin Gaye. Whatever you say, Aubrey.

Take Care is a great album, but I listen to it and realize where I can do better, and I think I’ve done better on [Nothing Was the Same],” he told MTV. “If you want to listen to Drake music for the rest of your life, I welcome it… but just don’t ever be surprised when I’m singing or using melody; I’m doing that on this album.”

Drake continues, “This album is not some straight rap album. I’ll never do a straight rap album; that’s now how I came into this. I make songs for people. I have aspirations to be Marvin Gaye in the back of my head. So I just want to sing the world’s triumphs and problems on one record and hopefully Nothing Was The Same [can be] the soundtrack to their life.”

Check out the entire MTV interview video below.

Look out for Drake’s third album, Nothing Was The Same, on September 24. In the meantime, view the official tracklist here.

[via Hip-Hop N More]

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