We’ve been eagerly anticipating Drake’s newest project—or should we say “playlist”—More Life since it was first teased last fall. And although our boo boo originally said on the ‘gram that it was coming in December (which, P.S., never happened), he’s been using the European leg of his “Boy Meets World Tour” to drop mad hints about its imminent release.
This past Saturday, we finally got the confirmed release date we’ve been waiting for:
Here, we break down everything we know about the playlist, including the songs he’s released so far, possible collabs (like a track with J.Lo!) and where to listen to it once it drops.
He’s calling More Life a playlist because it’s structured like a radio show
“The style in which its being put together is based on the concept of OVO Sound Radio. It’s almost like a radio show,” he told DJ Semtex on episode 38 of OVO Sound Radio.
Drizzy has also been sampling some new tracks on tour
Thanks to one Dutch Drake sleuth with a quick smartphone reflex, here’s footage from a recent Amsterdam show of a new track called “The Streets,” featuring British grime rapper Giggs. Spoiler alert: It’s fire.
We miiiiiiiiight hear collabs with everyone from J.Lo to The Weeknd and Nicki Minaj
So we know he’s collaborating with Giggs for sure but beyond that, it’s just speculation. Likely collabs include rappers from his OVO crew (PartyNextDoor, perhaps?) and a few other artists he’s been spending some time with recently, including:
The Weeknd, who Drake brought onstage at a recent concert in Germany…
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And then joined onstage in London.
J.Lo, Drake’s rumoured bae who recently admitted in an Ellen interview that the two have recorded some music (3:30)…
And Nicki Minaj. Drake played a cheeky sample from the playlist at a club in London mid-February and the female vocalist on the track sounds a whole lot like Miss Nicki herself!
He also just surprised his Paris audience with a cameo from Nicki. She performed “Only”, “Truffle Butter,” “Moment 4 Life” and “No Frauds,” her newest track, all of which feature Drake, and while they didn’t perform any new Drake music, we’re still keeping our fingers crossed.
You can probs listen to it on OVO Sound Radio
On the February 18 episode of OVO Sound Radio, Drake’s manager Oliver El-Khatib teased cryptically that the next episode would be a “very special one,” leading many to speculate that he was referring to the release of More Life and that based on the show’s bi-weekly Saturday uploads, the playlist was coming Saturday, March 4. Well, March 4 (and a mysterious quickly-deleted Insta referencing that date) came and went without new music but now we know—he might be a perfectionist but for Drizzy, we’re willing to wait.
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