Although the 22-track playlist provides body-moving "riddims" and an all-around enjoyable playlist for music lovers alike, the Canadian artist's use of familiar tracks seamlessly added a dash of fresh nostalgia to the 6 God's latest compilation. Its streaming and commercial release was preceded that day by the project's premiere on Drake's OVO Sound radio program on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio at 3:30 p.m. PT.
The Toronto rapper, who has long challenged industry definitions, on Saturday dropped "More Life" and called it not an album or a mixtape but his first playlist. Eight days later, the final product hit the web, and it's potentially the artist's most cohesive project to date. Putting out a "playlist" rather than an album frees Drake to be more casual with it while also being able to prove that actually, a long project isn't so bad. Reflecting on his humble beginnings, Drake dares his competition to step up and compete with his work but warns that they won't be able to keep up.
Drake released his much anticipated "More Life" playlist project on his OVO radio show. Drake's lead track "Fake Love" ("That's when they smile in my face / Whole time they wanna take my place") was released via digital download on October 29.
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Drake has finally delivered More Life, but he hasn't necessarily handed us all the answers.
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Also absent is Young Money label-mate Nicki Minaj. These are the smoother, romantic, and dorky songs that make an artist of Drake's status feel suddenly real. He only has a warped version of her voice to hang onto.
A user on WhoSampled quickly identified the recording which Drake lifted the sample from.
Until More Life, Drake's toying with form had been strictly semantic.