Throughout our lives, we’re constantly reminded of how much we still have to improve and how easy it is to miss the mark. Aubrey Graham’s third LP couldn’t have been given a more fitting title. On Nothing Was The Same, he rejoices in just that, giving himself the flowers for his myriad accomplishments while he’s still “here.” “My life’s a completed checklist/I’m tired of hearin’ ’bout who you checkin’ for now/Just give it time, we’ll see who’s still around a decade from now,” he reaffirms on the album’s opener “Tuscan Leather.” It’s easy to picture the wide smile he’s flashing as he delivers the rhyme. Yup. Confidence looks damn good on him.
–Stacy-Ann Ellis (@stassi_x)