Drake - "More Life"
“I’m off like mixtapes. I want to do a playlist,” Drake said. “I want to give you a collection of songs that become a soundtrack to your life, so this [will be] More Life: the playlist. Like I said—dropping in December, all original music from me. You might hear some tunes from the family on there. [I’m] just really excited. I had a great tour. I had a great summer. And most people would like go probably take a break, but, for me, I just want to get right back to it—be with the people again.”
Well, Drake is a liar and took a page out of his predecessor Lil Wayne’s book because 2016 came and went, and we still have yet to hear “More Life.” Drake did, however, drop three songs that will supposedly be on the project—“Fake Love,” the radio hit, “Sneakin,’” the trap-rap banger with 21 Savage and “2 Birds, 1 Stone,” the song where Drake actually raps. All three songs are very different and very good in their own way. We also know what the album cover will look like.
I don’t believe “More Life” will help Drake’s argument for the title of “best rapper alive,” but I do think it will do numbers and have some solid music. I expect good things—not great things—kind of like “Views.” I’d love to see production from the top beat-makers in the game, but I expect another project exclusively produced by Drake’s partner, 40. I expect a ton of features and I’m hoping for some familiar faces on the playlist. I also expect this playlist project to drop sometime in February due to some concert footage that leaked on Twitter from his “Boy Meets World Tour” in Amsterdam. So without further adieu, here’s my tracklist wish list.
Tracklist Wish List
- More Life – “Tuscan Leather” intro vibes… Give me introspective bars with no hook for the intro. It worked on “Nothing Was The Same,” so I’d like to see Drake bring it back on this playlist.
- Fake Love – This song dropped back when Drake made the playlist announcement on OVO Sound Radio. I think this will be the “One Dance” of “More Life.”
- Shorty Fine (feat. Bryson Tiller) – The perfect rap-sung jam… It was rumored that “More Life” got pushed back because Drake wanted to collaborate with B-Tiller, so I think it’s very possible that we see him on this playlist project. I’d like to see a dark song about love/lust here.
- OK – Drake previewed a new song in Amsterdam on his “Boy Meets World Tour.” Drake appears to be delving into new flows, so be prepared for something different.
- Sneakin’ (feat. 21 Savage) – This song premiered on OVO Sound Radio. This will be the trap-rap banger with the new-wave trapper 21 Savage.
- Owls and Vultures (feat. The Weeknd) – another rap-sung mesh with trippy vibes… Please God, give us this collaboration. We all know the story. The Weeknd was signed to OVO but left to do his own thing. Many thought there was some beef there, but Drake showed support for The Weeknd’s latest album, “Starboy,” and The Weeknd also said he wouldn’t be opposed to collaborating with Drake in the future. So, maybe—hopefully—they’ll hop on a song together.
- YM For Life (feat. Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj) – Old school, “We Are Young Money” album vibes… These three were recently spotted together, so again, please God, give us this collaboration. I love when artists come up together, kill it, part ways for a bit and surprisingly come back together. This could be that moment.
- Lust Her by dvsn – Lovey, dovey sex vibes… dvsn can hit the vocals, and I could see Drake’s OVO crew having some solo cuts on “More Life,” so this is feasible, in my opinion.
- 2 Birds, 1 Stone – This song dropped on OVO Sound Radio when Drake announced “More Life.” This will be the quintessential rap song. It has “Weston Road Flows” vibes, which I’m a big fan of.
- Life of the Party (feat. Jennifer Lopez) – another radio hit with J-Lo on the hook and Drake singing/rapping about women or love or partying. Whether Drake and J-Lo’s relationship was just a fling or a real ting (Drake voice), J-Lo said they have a song together and I think we could see it on “More Life.”
- Sunset by Roy Woods - Another OVO crew member solo cut with Roy Woods doing his thing.
- It’s Lit (feat. Travis Scott and Future) – the turn-up song with “What a Time To Be Alive” vibes… Travis Scott recently showed up on Drake’s tour overseas, so I think it’s feasible to see them on a track together.
- Deep Cut (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR) – R&B vibes where Drake and PND touch on their heart-breaking experiences… Lately, it seems like PND has rubbed off on Drake and not the other way around. I think we’ll hear some island vibes and maybe some “tings” on this song.
- Walk Away by Majid Jordan – introspective, dark R&B vibes… This could be another OVO member jam.
- Life After – introspective, “Over My Dead Body” vibes… I hope we get at least two or three songs with a deeper meaning than just turning up, making money or hooking up. Maybe Drake will ponder what life will be like after rap.
- Dinosaur – a turn-up song paying homage to Toronto… A raptor is a dinosaur. Drake put a song called “9” on an album about the “6,” so I think this could be possible as he loves his Toronto Raptors.
- Pull Me Closer by PARTYNEXTDOOR – Dark lovey, dovey vibes… PND will round out the OVO crew solo songs.
- Got You (feat. Rihanna) – A sung duet between Drizzy and RiRi… They hopped on Gil Scott Heron’s “I’ll Take Care Of You” for “Take Care,” they hopped on Popcaan’s “Love Yuh Bad” for “Too Good,” so give me a R&B/hip-hop rendition of Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe.”
- Rep It – “Still Here” vibes… Drake also previewed some new music in London, and I think this would be the perfect spot for that.
- Reminiscing (feat. Lil Wayne) – Drake and his mentor Lil Wayne recall the moment they knew they’d take over the rap world together… I could see something like this being the perfect mesh of wordplay and bars with some introspection.
- Remember Me – Drake sings about a girl forgetting about him… This could be another radio hit because you know there will probably be three or four songs from “More Life” that will get radio play.
- Until We Meet Again – Drake raps about he’s going to take a much needed break from the music grind. During a podcast with Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari, Drizzy talked about wanting to do some acting, so maybe he’ll take a little hiatus from the rap game.