‘More Life’ shatters streaming record
Drake’s officially back with his new so-called ‘playlist’ titled More Life, and it has completely shattered Apple music’s streaming record. The album was streamed a whopping 89.9 million times within the first twenty-four hours of the release. In addition to More Life breaking Apple Music’s record it also broke Spotify’s streaming record of 76.4 million streams. More life currently features eight top 25 songs on iTunes, “Passionfruit”, “Portland”, and “Free Smoke”. Drake brings a new sound on his playlist with features of many European artists including Giggs, Skepta, and more. More Life doesn’t lack features though as many A-list rappers are included on the album including Kanye West, Young Thug, Quavo, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, and PARTYNEXTDOOR.
This is Drake’s eighth project and potentially one of his best yet. The project contains twenty-two songs that range from a variety of Rap, Soul, R&B, and Pop. The playlist starts off with “Free Smoke” and “No Long Talk”, which showcases Drake’s rapping talent while next few songs off the playlist the more R&B side of drake with catchy songs like “Passionfruit” and “Madiba Riddim”. The “Jorja Interlude” and “Skepta Interlude” are little snippets featuring quick verses featuring Drake and Skepta. The next few songs get back to the rap side of Drake with songs “Gyalchester”, “Portland”, and “Sacrifices” with features from some of the rap game’s best 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Travis Scott, and Quavo. The song “KMT” created controversy in the rap world as the beat and rhythm of the song compares to the popular song “Look at Me” by XXXTentacion. In an interview, Drake claimed “It’s crazy that people think after all this time, after all I’ve been through, that I am that type of person to go and take that and make it my own.” Drake rounds out his playlist with a mix of different sounds with slow rap in “Lose You” and “Nothing into Somethings” and then back to R&B in “Teenage Fever” and “Glow”. Drake unloads all of his thoughts and feelings on the last song titled “Do Not Disturb” which showcases a timeline of everything that’s happened since the release of his last studio album “Views”. He ends the project perfectly with the final line stating “I’ll be back in 2018 to give you the summary, More Life”.
Drake’s eighthproject clearly showed he has a lot left in the tank in terms of music and his latest project displayed that. Breaking both Apple Music and Spotify’s streaming record is a big accomplishment as those two streaming apps are arguably the largest in the world. With the ‘Playlist’ receiving overall pretty positive reviews, it shows that Drake has released another platinum project proving his dominance to the Hip Hop world.