Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

Drake Releases More Life on Apple Music and Tidal

Drake Releases More Life on Apple Music and Tidal

Drake wants to make one thing clear: "More Life", the 22-song project he unveiled on his OVO Radio program Saturday evening, isn't an album.

Given his tenure as one of pop's most dominate artists, it's stunning that Drake only had his first No. 1 single as a lead artist a year ago with "One Dance".

Less than a year since his epic "Views" album (which he is still now touring in Europe), the Canadian rapper has released his latest collection of music.

One of the best songs on "More Life" doesn't even feature Drake. This is a "playlist"-something that hardly carries the pressure of a full album, but at the same time feels like so effortlessly and uniquely Drake". He also gets candid on that same song about his relationship with Jennifer Lopez, rapping, "I drunk text J. Lo / Old number so it bounce back". "He's so aware of what everybody else is doing musically that he likes to introduce new music and new artists to the rest of the world". The playlist unfolds like an hour of Drake radio, overflowing with tracks that display not just his own genre-bending ambitions but also the voices of other, less globally visible trailblazers. The final version, however, features Jorja Smith. Thankfully, Drake's jokey lyrics ("My side girl got a 5S with the screen cracked, still hit me back right away") and welcome appearances from Travis Scott and Quavo keep Portland from sounding too self-serious. More life. I've still got vibrations to send. Drake took advantage of the fact that he is stablished enough to experiment and know that his fans will like it. I specially enjoyed the attention to detail, the way one song flows into the next one makes this an album worth listening in one sitting a couple of times.

But she did let sli pon the Grammys red carpet she missed Drake - telling Ryan Seacrest: 'Of course.

"Skepta Interlude" "More Life" may be a playlist instead of an album, but it's relatively unheard of to feature two tracks on an album that don't even include the artist. He resurrects a fast-paced flow that fans will relievedly recognize, delivering a mea culpa to his longtime followers, asking, "Did I lose you, did I?"

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