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

The new "More Life" playlist dropped today (March 18) via on Spotify Amazon and Drake's OVO Radio show on Apple's Beat1 streaming radio services.

If your vantage is atop the hemisphere's tallest free-standing structure - like Drake's - and you've established yourself as the most-heard artist in the world - like Drake - what comes next? Drake takes advantage of the newest trap wave, including Quavo, Travis Scott, Young Thug, and 2Chainz.

Less than a year ago, on April 29, he released Views, an album that was to become Drake's most commercially successful album, holding the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for ten weeks.

His continuing J-Lo thirst is also evident on 'Teenage Fever', on which he sings a classic Drake sad boy interpretation on her '90s hit 'If You Had My Love'. Already one of the standout tracks for fans is "Glow", which features vocals from none other than Kanye West.

Today, Spotify has announced that Drake has broken their records once again. More Life was streamed a shopping 61.3 million times on the service, breaking the previous one day streams record set by Ed Sheeran's recent release, Divide (56.7m).

If More Life bows at No. 1, it will earn Drake his seventh consecutive album to debut at No. 1. "Get It Together" (featuring Black Coffee and Jorja Smith) 6.

The playlist's lead single "Fake Love", released back in October, made it to the finalized "More Life" track-list, and still registers as a high point with its standout production and earworm-worthy hook. It's one thing for people to be using you for your star power; it's another for people to try and steal it from you. Drake never quite gets a handle on the South London slang he reaches for on the skittering, romantic "Blem", though "I need you to stop runnin' back to your ex, he's a wasteman" may be the best, Drakiest lyric on the whole project.

Surprisingly, it may be Drake's fascination with United Kingdom grime that stands out most on "More Life". On the closing track "Do Not Disturb", he owns up to the anger that fueled much of Views: "I$3 saw a side of myself that I never knew".

  • Salvatore Jensen