Published: Tue, March 21, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

Drake releases long-awaited More Life playlist project

Drake releases long-awaited More Life playlist project

Drake's More Life was released to all streaming and digital retail services on Saturday, March 18.

Drake sounded pretty happy and easygoing as he spoke on the pre-recorded message that started the More Life debut on OVO Sound Radio.

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". Drake takes advantage of the newest trap wave, including Quavo, Travis Scott, Young Thug, and 2Chainz. His latest, the 22-track More Life, is apparently a "playlist": fresh bewilderment for anyone already struggling to work out the difference between albums and the mixtapes that proliferate in the world of hip-hop and R&B.

There's also the mystery of the song "Get it Together".

Immediately following, More Life was available on competing streaming sites but commercially windowed on iTunes for an unspecified period expected to be no longer than two weeks. "Better attitude, let's see where it gets me", he says on "Lose You", the album's most bushy-tailed, forward-looking rapping, though not without some residual resentment that "people like you more when you working towards something, not when you have it".

Drake'sMore Life has been out for nearly two days now and the numbers are in because, damn man, they crunch numbers pretty quickly these days.

"I switch flow like I switch time zone", Drake raps on "Gyalchester".

"More Life" is anchored by "Fake Love", Drake's infectious hit about the phoniness of those around him. Drake randomly features South African producer and DJ, Black Coffee, and fellow Canadian, PartyNextDoor.

More Life is another great entry in the Drake catalogue. This time the crew from October's Very Own tries something new by building this playlist. Also, Moodymann is not Drake's Dad. But that attitude will just hold you back in this life, and you will continue to feel alienated.... And these aren't the clinical pop tracks of Views.

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