Less than two weeks ago, Drake released his highly anticipated fifth album “More Life”. It’s safe to say he’s shown us that he’s not afraid to be versatile and switch it up. From rapping and making music the thugs can jam to serenading the ladies with more emotional tracks, Drake has mastered the art of universal appeal. With “More Life”, he has definitely transcended from the mundane title of ‘rapper’ to a full fledged artist.
We got island vibes on “Views” and now some British feels on “More Life.” This album also proved Drake is a musical genius when it comes to collaborations. The Jewish rapper teams up with nothing but the most dope artists. This album flaunts features from new heavyweights Young Thug, Quavo, Travis Scott, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Kanye West as well as contemporary artists on the come up like Sampha, Jorja Smith, and Giggs. If he keeps up with this heat, his music will continue to stay relevant in this competitive rap game. Here are our 5 must hear tracks!
This track featuring 2 Chainz and Young Thug will have your head bobbing and have you ready to start your day off right. The track sheds light on the sacrifices that many make for fame and success. Drake even got Young Thug to spit a slower and more audible flow compared to his usual verses that don’t make sense unless we look up the lyrics beforehand.
Portland is another turn up track and another one of his popular collabs featuring Quavo & Travis Scott. The song also gives up some lowkey classical vibes with a melodic flute playing in the background- a la “Mask Off” by Future.
3. Free Smoke
A 90s R&B track, one of Drake’s musical signatures, which leads into him giving a verbal warning then the track’s upbeat tempo.
Drake’s smooth voice raps about a distant relationship and problems he’s faced. This track is perfect if you want to feel genuine good vibes. The song is also great to vibe on the beach with bae sippin on some nice cocktails.
Blem is probably the most Instagram caption worthy song on the album. With lines like “Move from me when you’re extra” and “Don’t switch on me. I’ve got big plans”, the track relates to anyone focused on their grind and ain’t with the sh*ts.