(Assigning grime artists to R&B samples has the delightful effect of making them sound nothing like grime music, which can otherwise sound brassy and quaint if your musical POV is contemporary USA hip-hop.) The dominant innovation, however, is Drake's continuing obsession with dancehall, which inspired not only the album's title but also its most delightful track, "Passionfruit" (and also its silliest, given how much it actually sounds like a Tropicana commercial). It features over twenty tracks with guest appearances by Kanye West, Sampha, Quavo (from Migos), Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Young Thug and London rapper Giggs who appears on multiple tracks.
Drake - who has repeatedly found success with works he defined as playlists - has described "More Life" as a loose collection of tracks to bridge the gap between major releases.
More Life will be Drake's seventh consecutive No. 1.
For the most part, Drake's new playlist "More Life" is pretty mellow. Why does it matter that they can't access "More Life" for 30 minutes when they're just going to play it on repeat once it finally does drop? Just a few days before More Life released, Spotify had revealed that Drake is the first act to hit 10 billion streams on their platform.
Whether or not Drake stole the sound from XXXTentacion's "Look At Me" is another story, but "KMT" is one of "More Life's" standout tracks.
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?" But on their supposed collaboration Get It Together, J. Lo's vocals are replaced by the rising United Kingdom singer Jorja Smith. (The track uses part of the series' "His World" theme song.) But that's not the only striking sample woven into More Life. Featuring a sample from JLo's "If You Had My Love", "Teenage Fever" finds Drake rapping about a previous relationship and preparing to move to another. "That's why he's trying to call it a playlist because he has a bunch of people in a space, hanging out". Calling More Life a "playlist" instead of a mixtape was a collaboration between Drake and Apple Music's team, and it's expected their relationship - and Drake dropping exclusive content on the service - will continue. While that's up for debate, Drizzy shows a hunger on the song that was missing from "Views".
First single "Fake Love" was released back in October, but even on a first listen through, there are A LOT of potential singles in there.