Drake recently released his latest project, More Life, on March 18, 2017.
Drake describes the musical project as a playlist as it tallies up to 22 songs. The project is very energetic, with more features, more genres and more producers in contrast to his last album, Views. The bursting diversity on the ‘playlist’ earns it the right to be called a melting pot of culture.
The album contains about 10 main features and tons of samples with artists of different genres. Many of these featured talents are ‘familiar’ – Sampha, Travis Scott, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Young Thug, 2 Chainz and Kanye West – and have been featured on some of Drake’s previous work. The rapper also teams up with UK natives Skepta, Giggs and Jorja Smith.
The Toronto native spends a lot of time on the album changing up his style. He works closely with British Rapper Giggs to create the track ‘No Long Talk’ and give some Grime (British Rap) vibes to the playlist. The club tracks ‘Get It Together,’ produced by South African house producer Black Coffee, ‘Madiba Riddim’ and ‘Blem’ provide the hip-hop album with a fresh up-beat vibe rooted in Afro-Caribbean beats. Drake speaks in his patois accent often and even has a song on the playlist titled ‘Gyalchester’, a patois nickname for Manchester. All these elements tie into More Life effortlessly to give his fans an experience while listening to his project, furthermore solidifying Drake as the world-wide pop-star he proclaims himself to be.