Drake teamed up with Big Sean and 2 Chainz for this Nothing Was the Same track. The song begins with sampled dialogue from comedian and actor Aziz Ansari's Funny People clueless character Randy Springs. We then hear 2 Chainz, Drake and Big Sean each in turn bragging of their lifestyles, whilst The Toronto MC takes on the hook himself.
The beat was supplied by Key Wane, who is the primary producer on Big Sean's Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player album.
Big Sean shouts out his girlfriend, Naya Rivera, as well as giving a nod to a classic Jay-Z cut in his verse: "My new girl is on Glee and s--t. Probably making more money than me and s--t. I swear to God, I got 99 problems, but a bitch ain't one."
Sean had wanted the beat for his Hall Of Fame album. He explained to MTV News: "[Drake] records a lot at his house in L.A., and I was recording in L.A. for Hall of Fame, so we'll kick it and exchange . Key Wane had that beat, and it was funny because I wanted to use it for Hall of Fame and [Drake] wanted to use the beat too."
"I had done a verse to [Key's beat] and didn't know [Drake] did a song to it," Sean added. "I sent him the verse and [Drake's] like, 'You bodied this s--t.' Then we had the song forever. He was like, 'I already did my verse and 2 Chainz did his verse but we've gotta get the right chorus,' and that took a while. But everything happened at the right time."
Drake references the Miami strip club King Of Diamonds in the fourth verse. He previously referred to one of club's strippers, Blac Chyna, on the Thank Me Later track, "Miss Me" when he rapped "Call the King of Diamonds and tell Chyna it'd be worth the flight."