There were quite a few rappers who made some pretty major moves during the summer of 2013. But it’s already crystal clear which rapper is going to lay claim to the fall this year. That rapper? None other than Drake. Armed with his third solo album, Nothing Was the Same, which hit stores Tuesday and is available here, the Young Money artist is poised to have a huge end of the year. It’s only a matter of time before the Billboard charts are flooded with songs from NWTS and Drake is on top of the rap game.
How did he get here, though? How did Nothing Was the Same turn into arguably the biggest album release of 2013? To try and explain it, we assembled a timeline that showcases exactly how Drake created Nothing Was the Same. This is how he put together the most anticipated album of the fall.