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Drake creates for fans

Drake wants to be just like Marvin Gaye as he releases new album.

Talking ahead of the imminent release of his new album Nothing was the Same, Drake says he has incorporated different music styles into the tracks.

It means fans who are only expecting hip-hop might be disappointed.

"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.

"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," he told MTV News.

He even picked out recent track Hold On We're Going Home as his wedding song.

The singer was honest and open about his last album, 2011's Take Care.

"The music that I'm making is more concise, more clear, and I've been able to get my thoughts a lot better on this album," he confessed.

"Take Care is a great album, but I listened to it and realised where I could do better and I think I've done better on this album."

The new record is guaranteed to be a memorable one for the 26-year-old.

Drawing inspiration from one of his heroes, he's tried to emulate the success of one of music's greats.

"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 said.

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