What! Drake admits he 'drunk texts' JLo

In fact, it's the biggest, most ambitious, most global Drake album since 2011's Take Care, a grand tour of black music and culture in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom.

Congratulations are in order for 2 Chainz, who walks away from Sacrifices with one of the best feature verses of the project.

No artist is interesting enough or has enough to talk about - especially not Drake - to warrant releasing an album 22 tracks in length.

The achievement comes as the Grammy-award victor dropped his 22-track project More Life.

Conspicuosly missing in the playlist was the collabo, Hush Up the Silence, between Drake and Nigeria's global entertainer, Wizkid. "Lo / Old numbers so I bounce back / Boy Wonder gotta bounce back", he raps. And as previously reported, it's streaming outside Apple Music. The playlist unfolds like an hour of Drake radio, overflowing with tracks that display not just his own genre-bending ambitions but also the voices of other, less globally visible trailblazers. But on their supposed collaboration Get It Together, J. Lo's vocals are replaced by the rising United Kingdom singer Jorja Smith.

Even before More Life dropped on Saturday (March 18), Spotify revealed that Drake had become the first act to hit 10 billion streams on the platform.

"I switch flow like I switch time zone", Drake raps on "Gyalchester". Perhaps the fans already forgot that "Views" had way more hype surrounding it before it fell flat on its face. And later, on the song "Teenage Fever", about a failed relationship, Drake tells a lady friend she's "to blame for what could have been" before singing the hook from the J. Lo classic "If You Had My Love".

But Drake also collaborates on "More Life" with leading rappers including Skepta, Young Thug, Travis Scott and, in one of his first appearances since making headlines with a mental breakdown in November, Kanye West.

Fans quickly took to Twitter sharing their thoughts on Drake's latest work.

But she did let sli pon the Grammys red carpet she missed Drake - telling Ryan Seacrest: 'Of course.

The sand-and-sun fantasia "Passionfruit", the most immediately striking song on "More Life", might also best exemplify this approach. Either way, More Life does serve to highlight the new rule in the new normal for music listening. Not something you would expect from Drake but I love it.

  • Salvatore Jensen