Drake’s new album More Life has taken its place as number one on the Billboard top 200 in addition to breaking streaming records with Apple Music. This is the biggest week in record-breaking music since the rapper released Views just last year.
More Life gives us the United Kingdom vibes that we didn’t know we needed just as Views gave us the Caribbean vibes that we are still dancing to this day. Drake enlists U.K rappers Giggs and Sampha on a few of his tracks to show that UK hip-hop is just as hard-hitting as American hip-hop just with different flows and accents. The other new voice we get treated to is 19-year-old UK R&B songstress Jorja Smith who is being compared as the Jhene Aiko of England according to The Fader.
In one of the most popular songs on the album, Get it Together, Jorja and Drake give us a Drake and Rihanna like duet that listeners can’t stop replaying. Of course in other radio worthy songs Drake teams up with familiar voices like Quavo of Migos, 2 Chainz, and Young Thug.
According to Billboard, More Life is Drake’s seventh consecutive album and it couldn’t have been released at a more competitive time. Since the beginning of March, Ed Sheeran has been on top with the release of his heavily anticipated album Divide and at the top of the hip-hop charts Future has been dominating with the release of his two back-to-back albums Future and HNDRXX. The 30-year-old rapper fears no competition because the release of More Life was very calculated after the huge social media campaign and UK tour.
The Fake Love singer took a different approach with this album compared to his six other albums. He has referred to it as a “playlist” multiple times instead of using the world album. It may be a play list considered that there isn’t a song on the album that you want to skip, it’s something that you can play from the beginning to the end without having to come back and change songs because it is so diverse.
The playlist can be described as a vibe that puts you in different moods. It can take you through your own ups and downs while making you want to pretend to be on stage or long for the feeling of love. It makes us wonder what other part of the world will Drake take us to with his next album.
What’s your favorite track on More Life? Sound off in the comments section below and let us know.
By Rikkaya Wilson
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