And knowing where to stream Drake's new album, More Life, truly is as simple as firing up that Netflix queue, because the 22-track tour de force is available everywhere from Tidal to Spotify to Google Play Music. (Chance the Rapper considered the fantastic "Coloring Book" a mixtape, but it won multiple Grammys.) That's a discussion for another article, but in the case of this so-called "playlist", Drake does seem more interested in creating a vibe as opposed to a defining body of work.
Spotify has become the kingdom of Drake as he dominates the streaming platform.
Not so, anymore. Spotify says that over the weekend, Giggs-one of the grime rappers featured heavily on Drake's new album-saw a 146% increase in streams from U.S. listeners.
There are some standard-issue Drizzy tracks in the mix. Scandalous. "Free Smoke" also samples a bit from "Building a Ladder", a track off of Hiatus Kaiyote's 2015 album Choose Your Weapon.
But what's most invigorating about the release is its startling scope. And to that end, it's a triumph, an 81-minute globetrotting tasting menu of his comfortable guises: trap Drake, grime Drake, house Drake, afrobeat Drake.
Drake's new More Life is set to rock the Billboard 200 albums chart next week with the biggest debut of any album since his own Views last May and a new one-week streaming record. On it, Drake's smooth vocals are carefully layered beneath light keys and a chilly, tropical beat.
Not only does Drake - whose real name is Aubrey Graham - admit to drunk texting J Lo, he also pays tribute to her musical career. But that attitude will just hold you back in this life.' She finishes by quoting Michelle Obama's famous 2016 Democratic National Convention speech, 'when others go low, we go high'.
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The eighth track, "4422", is entirely by Sampha and a breath of fresh air, with not a single word from Drake. But on their supposed collaboration Get It Together, J. Lo's vocals are replaced by the rising United Kingdom singer Jorja Smith.
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West pins his actions on fame, singing: "Man, the glow got me feeling like I'm gun proof". "No Long Talk" (featuring Giggs) 3. Still, the fact that he makes such an effort to showcase the London rap scene suggests a genuine affection for both performers' uniquely rough-hewn styles, and a willingness to give them a leg up.
Once again, Drake blessed music lovers on Saturday (Mar 18) with a collection of music called "More Life". "There's real ones around me", he raps on the slick closer, "Do Not Disturb".