Drake Got A 'More Life' Flower Tattoo On His Arm

Jay Jacobs
March 21, 2017

Will you be buying Drake's new album "More Life" on Amazon or stream on Amazon Music Unlimited?

"This project is a celebration of the fact that we're still going", he said of the album, which is nice and all, but the real meaty lyrical matter concerns Drake's former squeeze Jennifer Lopez. And this song always tends to be the best song on the album-if only because it feels so authentic while leaving you wanting more. "Get It Together" isn't so much a duet with Jorja Smith as it is a Jorja Smith song with a side of Drake. With a feature from British rapper Giggs, the MC steals the show with his second verse. Instead, Drake is calling it a playlist.

Consistency is a lot to ask for a 22-track collection, and like Views, More Life is too packed with ideas to make for a unified aesthetic.

Flip through the gallery above to hear all of the samples, interpolations, and excerpts blended into Drizzy's More Life. Later in the project, a chopped and screwed sample of the singer's classic 1999 hit "If You Had My Love" serves as the hook for "Teenage Fever". He resurrects a fast-paced flow that fans will relievedly recognize, delivering a mea culpa to his longtime followers, asking, "Did I lose you, did I?" Drake randomly features South African producer and DJ, Black Coffee, and fellow Canadian, PartyNextDoor.

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For most of More Life, Drake sticks to three of his favorite conversation topics: tsk-tsking girls he used to date, assessing where he falls in rap's pecking order, and being deeply suspicious of the people who hang around him.

The artist, born Aubrey Graham, kept pushing "More Life" back, teasing listeners with clues while saying he considered it more a playlist custom-made for streaming music services than a traditional album.

With its record-breaking chart performance and command over the radio, "Views" cemented Drake as one of modern music's biggest artists, and that career high - after years spent collaborating with scores of other musicians - may have instilled in him a sense of responsibility to pay it forward. It's hardly a low-key placeholder: he's been talking it up since last October, when one track from it, Fake Love, was released as a single and made the Top 10.

Drake gives space to the British singer Sampha on "4422", an R&B ballad of separation that takes as its imagery the United States tax form used to cut off connections to an estate.

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