Drake Moves Onto New Chapter With "More Life"
- Author: Patricia Jimenez Mar 21, 2017,
Mar 21, 2017, 0:42
Drake released his much anticipated "More Life" playlist project on his OVO radio show.
Adelle Platon has the dope on the collaborators on More Life hereand Fader's Ezra Glenn goes one step better with track-by-track credits.
Online reaction to the playlist has been generally enthused with many pointing to the noticeable inclusion of British rap artists alongside familiar U.S. collaborators such as Kanye West.
Drake's distinction that "More Life" is a playlist instead of an LP album gives him more creative license, which he takes advantage of to feature a handful of rising artists.
Tracking service Nielsen Music separately forecast that "More Life" would make the biggest debut so far this year on the Billboard chart of United States album sales. Jorja Smith's soulful vocals glide across two early tracks, one of which is elevated by the presence of South African house whiz Black Coffee.
After multiple delays, Drizzy's "More Life" is finally here, and it's safe to say the Toronto rapper has made up for the faults on his previous album. "That's why he's trying to call it a playlist because he has a bunch of people in a space, hanging out".
Expect to hear "More Life" all summer and see everyone using lyrics as Instagram captions.
The track's flute-heavy production probably hoped to copy the ominous-sounding wind instruments on Future's hit Mask Off, but ends up sounding more like the goofy recorder on D.R.A.M.'s Broccoli.
Drake rhymes, "I could never have a kid, then be out here still kidding around/Boys playing around, where you really wanna take it now?"
While the song is about another former love, the star raps 'I drunk text J-Lo/ Old number, so it bounce back'. "Fake Love" 21. "Ice Melts" (featuring Young Thug) 22. A lover of pomp, Drake loves to build album hype, but his moves on the margins slowly morph into his major mainstream statements.
A lot has changed for Kanye and Drake since they teamed up in 2009 for the one-off single Forever. If you let him tell it, Drake is not a rapper, and his latest batch of music is neither mixtape nor album.