Reporting Jillian Mapes
As Rolling Stone confirms in their fall album preview, Drake’s forthcoming third album, Nothing Was the Same, will feature Jay Z, Lil Wayne and Scottish DJ/producer Hudson Mohawke (one half of TNGHT), among other “all-star guests.”
Weezy is something of an expected guest at this point, given Drake’s Young Money association, while Jay was featured on Thank Me Later track “Light Up.” Kendrick Lamar, who appeared on 2011′s Take Care, recently told Radio.com that “God willing, hopefully” he’ll be making an appearance on Nothing Was the Same. Nicki Minaj has appeared on both of Drake’s albums, so a feature from her would not be all that surprising.
Drake’s “All Me,” released online earlier this month, features Big Sean and 2 Chainz. His “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” released online last week, features OVO vocalist Majid Jordan. The list goes on. But in way of a full guest list or track list for Nothing Was The Same, Drizzy has released nothing. He’s opted instead to let the music speak for itself, previewing about a half-dozen tracks from the album, including official first single “Started From The Bottom” (which went Top 10 earlier this year) and his re-imagination of sorts of Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name,” “Girls Love Beyonce.”
Nothing Was The Same is out Sept. 17. Watch a trailer for the album below.