Some people may look at Drake as just a rapper, but the talented entertainer says he aspires to be more than just a hip-hop artist.
During a recent interview with MTV about his new album Nothing Was The Same, the Young Money star said he wants to be the next Marvin Gaye.
“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,” he explained.
MUST READ: Drake ‘Nothing Was The Same’ Tracklist
MUST READ: Drake Responds To Kendrick Lamar Verse In Billboard & Dishes On Finding Happiness
Drizzy went on to say that he’ll never record a straight-rap album.
“My biggest thing is…if you wanna listen to Drake music for the rest of your life — I welcome it, I want you to listen to it, I want you to be a part of it — just don’t ever be surprised when I’m singing or using melody. I’m doing that on this album,” he said. “This album is not some straight rap album, I’ll never do a straight rap album. That’s not how I came into this and that’s never what I’ll do. I make songs for the people.”
He added that his third studio album, set for a September 24 release, includes some of the best work he’s ever done. “The music I’m making is more concise, it’s more clear,” he said. “I’ve been able to get my thoughts across a lot better with this album.”
Sherri Shepherd Listens To Drake’s Advice On Friendships: ‘I Don’t Do New Friends Very Easily’
Drake Takes A Sip Out Of His First Grammy Award (VIDEO)
Check Out This Gallery
Drake: ‘I Have Aspirations To Be Marvin Gaye!’ was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
All In The Eyes: Fans React To "That Look" Angela Bassett Gave After Major Oscars Upset
Larsa Pippen Says She and Ex-Scottie Had Sex ‘4 Times a Night for 23 Years’
REPORT: Sean Lampkin, Best Known as Nipsey on “Martin,” Dies at 54
Gisele Bundchen Allegedly Dating Tom Brady’s Neighbor, Jeffrey Soffer
Michael Irvin Misconduct Lawsuit: Release Of Surveillance Video Causes Split Reactions
50 Cent Issues Warning To Former Employee Who Stole $2 Million
Can't Say Goodbye: 15 Bobby Caldwell Songs We Won't Soon Forget
Michael B. Jordan And Jonathan Majors Give Angela Bassett A Shoutout At The Oscars