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Drake Has a Surprise for Us: New Music Before the End Of the Year

Tonight, on episode 32 of OVO Sound Radio, Drake announced a new project entitled More Life.

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So, what exactly is More Life? The details are a bit fuzzy. Drake has indicated that it’s not a mixtape, but original music organized as a playlist. And according to Complex (and Drake’s Instagram account), we can expect it in December. Here’s the announcement in full:

“I’m off like mixtapes, I want to do a playlist. I want to give you a collection of songs that become the soundtrack to your life, so this is 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. 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.

Boy Meets World Tour, coming up soon. UK, I’ll be there soon. Big up to UK massive. Everybody—Paris, Amsterdam, Sweden, anywhere we are touching down. But yeah, I just want to celebrate life. More life. That’s what we live by. That’s something we not take for granted.”

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Drake’s title may refer to a statement he composed on the subject of police brutality and racism. He wrote this letter after learning of Alton Sterling’s death at the hands of the Baton Rouge police.

“It’s impossible to ignore that the relationship between black and brown communities and law enforcement remains strained as it was decades ago,” he wrote. “No one begins their life as a hashtag. Yet the trend of being reduced to one continues.” He concluded with the sign off “More life.”

Not one to keep his fans in too much suspense, Drake has already released a few new tracks, which you can listen to here.

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DISCUSSION

Fake Love is great. I love when Drake gets loud in his raps. Sneakin with 21 Savage and Wanna Know are also good.

Two Birds One Stone is his answer to everyone who came at him this year and it’s great. But people are already reaching with the Cudi diss. It’s interesting to see people suddenly think “Ohh that diss is too much” in rap.

Before/if he doesn’t repy, he’s soft, weak and afraid of “real rappers,” but when he does reply, suddenly he’s a bully.

I forget when it comes to Drake he has to be nice in his disses, so people can make fun of him and not give him the “W” they would everyone else.