Drake unveils latest playlist 'More Life'

Carla Harmon
March 20, 2017

Drake is now premiering More Life on his OVO Sound Beats 1 radio show, and already it's got references to Jennifer Lopez and Jay Z. Numerous initial reactions made the album seem like Views 2.0 but a second listen suggests something different.

Drizzy announced the project on his OVO Sound Radio show back in October of 2016, promising a "soundtrack to your life".

The achievement comes as the Grammy-award victor dropped his 22-track project More Life. Later in the project, a chopped and screwed sample of the singer's classic 1999 hit "If You Had My Love" serves as the hook for "Teenage Fever".

But it's also more than that.

According to E! News, JLo and A-Rod jetted off on a private getaway to the Bahamas, and most recently spent time in Miami with Alex's sister.

Although Drake originally revealed More Life as a project in conjunction with Apple Music, More Life didn't appear as an Apple exclusive but available on most streaming services. (The track uses part of the series' "His World" theme song.) But that's not the only striking sample woven into More Life. The thing about Drake is every album has at least one cheesy R&B song. Eight days later, the final product hit the web, and it's potentially the artist's most cohesive project to date. "One Dance", which has become the album's most popular track, accounts for 1.15 billion of those plays alone.

In true OVO fashion, the album was released on their Apple radio show. If you let him tell it, Drake is not a rapper, and his latest batch of music is neither mixtape nor album. The fact that it was somewhat sonically hemmed in by its concept-Caribana-inspired jams and spare, empty-tundra beats, reflecting summer and winter in Toronto-didn't help, either. But there's still plenty of the sappy, lovesick Drake we know and love in "Free Smoke". It's a message that's afforded by streaming-services, taking advantage of the ability to send out a pile of songs all out at once in a thump. I loved the playlist concept, definitely what made the album for me, I would give it a 9 out of 10. "I didn't really want people to say, 'Oh, this is [his] next album.' " It's not hyped concept album-it's a pile of new songs.

Art, after all, has always been influenced by the technology of its time and the way it is distributed. Fuck that shit. Hold on, I got to start this mothafuckin' record over again, wait a minute. Ideal driving song, gives off some LA vibes. And they did this by posting flower emojis on his posts - a symbol that represents Drake's new album. Apparently, she has declined to update him with her new digits. 'More Life's narrative will satiate hardcore fans, but his continued portrayal of himself as The Boy Scorned™️️ will do nothing to win over fence-sitters.

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