Drake's Dad Scheduled To Appear On "Nothing Was The Same" Bonus Song "Heat Of The Moment"

Drake explains details on his relationship with his father and says he is living his dad's dream.

Drake's father will be featured on his upcoming album, Nothing Was the Same

"My dad is a star," Drake said in an interview with XXL, as reported by MissInfo. "That’s what you have to understand. I can call my dad right now and be like, 'Yo, dad, I need you to fly to shoot.' He’s always down. I’m living my dad’s dream. My dad wanted to be a famous singer. I have my dad on another bonus record on the album called 'Heat Of The Moment.' It’s a real relationship. Not to be ironic, we go through the motions of a father-son relationship. Right now, he happens to be extremely stable and content, and I take care of what I can for him. All he wants to do is go to Beale Street in Memphis and play music. He’s rediscovered his passion for music and for being a musician."

While their relationship appears to be positive at the moment, Drake addressed "dark times" in their past. 

"Like any other family, there have been dark times," Drake said. "There have been other interviews where I was asked about my dad and I didn’t want to talk about it. And there were records where I didn’t paint my dad as the greatest guy. At the end of the day, my dad knows I love him and that he’s a great friend of mine, but as far as being a father goes, I look forward to being a better father for the children that I have. But at the end of the day, he is a great man and I love him very much." 

His love for his father has not stopped Drake from wondering what life would be like if his relationship with his father would have been different while growing up. Drake was asked if he wonders if he would have the same "drive to succeed" if his "dad was around." 

"One hundred percent," Drake said. "If my mom was in good health, if my dad was a solid father with a business that I saw as a shining light and I wanted to be under him. I regret nothing. I wouldn’t change a thing. As painful as some days have been, as exhaustive and draining some days have been, as it looms over me with my mom being sick, with 40 having MS, I’m always scared like, “What would you do?”

Drake's Nothing Was the Same is set to be released September 24. The album is reportedly slated to feature Jay Z, A$AP Rocky, Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean, Future, Lil Wayne and Birdman. Nothing Was the Same is also reportedly scheduled to include production from 40, Boi-1da, Mike Zombie, T-Minus, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, Clams Casino and James Blake. Reports of the features and producers came from a photograph Drake's father released in May 2013, an image which has since been removed from his Instagram account. That photograph, which appears to include the tracklist for Nothing Was the Same, can be seen below. Drake has not confirmed a final tracklist for the project. 

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59 Comments

  • Anonymous

    this nigga removed all me and had a lot of features.

  • Anonymous

    Tracklist is fake, BTW.

  • FlyQ the Anchor

    well this could be.....something I guess? bit difficult finding something controversial to say about this one so, yeah. K so I'm not a gangster rapper or a trap rapper, I'm not any kind of rapper. I rap about whatever the fuck I feel like. If I don't sound like what you want, go fucking find what you want. but hey any time given to my music is appreciated so thanks if you give a listen. Maybe you'll be part of the reason I take off, or decide to quit whatever works https://soundcloud.com/theanchor/brain-work-pt-1 flyqtheanchor@gmail.com if you'd like to collab, or inquire about writing services

  • suuy

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  • Gucci The Realest

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  • awluhdat

    Drake's dad is Cheech Marin?

  • Ja Rule Army

    fuck Drake PIL2 has now sold 15 million worldwide Fuck Fame will easily surpass that

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  • Dorothy R. Orozco

    My Uncle Easton recently got a year 2013 MINI Cooper Countryman Wagon by work part-time using a laptop. take a look at the site here... www.Cafe44.com Recovery - he been sober, this album chronicles is struggle and fight with is demons, this showed is struggle to rap again, the will and fire to rap was lit once again, this album showed is insecurities as a rapper.

  • Drake runs rap

    you haters cant deny the facts i got more evidence to back them up facts are facts so accept facts and dont bother posting your shitty opinions. drake runs rap: 1) Age has a lot to do with it if you are young and stay consistent your fan base grows you sell more you break records you grow larger and more established 2) How many hot new artists since 2005 have came and had a big impact as drake in hiphop? How many have went double platinum and had countless hit songs like drake? no body 3) Who else in the rap game has a the buzz drake has right now? Drake is everywhere on the radio on youtube his songs get the highest views most dounloads he is the 1 talked about by mainstream music fans 4)Drake has officially set the record for most number one singles (10 total) on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. And it appears that he has 2 Chainz to thank as their collaboration, "No Lie," just hit topped the chart. With this news, Drizzy passes previous record holder, Jay-Z, who had nine chart-topping cuts. Below is a breakdown of the top four artists in this realm. And just to note: the total number, like Drizzy's 10, for example, includes both his own tracks and those he appeared on as a guest. 1. Drake [2009] - 10 (3 Lead, 7 Collaborations) 2. Jay-Z [1995] - 9 (4 Lead, 5 Collaborations) 3. Lil Wayne [1999] - 8 (3 Lead, 5 Collaborations) 4. Kanye West [2003] - 6 (3 Lead, 3 Collaborations) There you go in 4 years he has had more chart topping hits than jay z and the rest of the vets so you are the 1 claiming false. 5)Drake sold 700k in the first week last album he dropped and he has gotten more popular eminem is a vet in the game but he has lost his buzz 6)Drake secures the Number 19 spot on the "Top 50 Worldwide Tours" list thanks to his Club Paradise Tour.Other artists featured on the Top 50 Worldwide Tours list include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, and The Black Keys.

  • Drake runs rap

    Its a fact that cant be denied that drake is the face of rap right now. No1 else has the buzz or the hype drake does right now. If you deny your just a delusional fairy tale believer. 1)Drake has the most number 1 hits at the age of 26 2) No other artist from the new wave of rappers goes double platinum like drake does 3) Drake is breaking a lot of records and he hasn't even reached 30 yet 4) Drake is the face of rap everyone listens to rap for drake 5)Drake is the only 1 capable to go platinum first weak these days and drake will go down as the greatest of all time when its all said and done 6)Drakes tours are the highest selling out of all rappers drake runs rap its a fact stop denying.

  • sadsadf

    hes not a good rapper, hes just trying hard to be one. his records sound all the same, layered with bieber-pop elements. nobody wants to listen to his fake shit, his face is so fake and wrong. selling his shit music and ppl like in here are buying that crap.

  • Anonymous

    way to many features if this is real

  • dentaldamgirl

    whats the big deal lil wayne puts his daddy on all his albums and he even kisses him on the mouth ya dig?

  • Anonymous

    Am I too high or his dad looks like Cheech?

  • FREDDDYYY

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  • FREDDDYYY

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  • Anonymous

    fuck this faggot azz kyke

  • Anonymous

    Lol at that pic, looks like he is fuckin drake in his booty

  • Anonymous

    Drake gone sell regardless. Checkout thegrandreport, they got some good hip hop videos on there

  • COCA

    TRACKLIST DOESN'T HAVE THAT SHITTY R&B SONG THAT HE SANG AT THE VMA'S...

  • COCA

    DRAKE'S DAD IS CHEECH???? OOOOHHHHHH SNAAAAPS!!!

  • Kenny

    A song with Birdman and Weezy? Oh great. More drivel about shining every summer and repetitive punchlines. Hopefully it won't completely ruin the album.

  • Anonymous

    He got one with Saukrates? Heeeeeeelllllll yeeeeeeeeah!!!!!

  • Tapeworm

    if drake rapped more about this than getting butthurt by females i might actually like his music

  • dentaldamboy

    As you can see in the 20/20 experience 2 tracklist, Justin timberlake is so desperate for success after the 20/20 1 flop that he had to get drake in for carabet. Drake will sell a million copies opening week.

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