What is Drake's More Life: a mixtape, an album or a playlist?

Peter Castro
March 21, 2017

The Verge also notes that Drake's "More Life" set records on Beats 1, as well.

Ultimately, it's a formula that worked on "Views's stronger album tracks, and similarly on 'More Life". The previous best first-day stream count belonged to Ed Sheeran's Divide, which was played 56.7 million times in its first 24 hours on Spotify.

This news shouldn't be all that surprising.

The 30-year-old rapper dropped his hotly anticipated playlist project over the weekend, and has already started breaking streaming records.

Additionally, ahead of the release of More Life, Drake became the first act to hit 10 billion streams on Spotify, most of which came from VIEWS and the series of hits it has spawned since its release. Numbers don't lie, especially when they're this overwhelming.

The couplet effectively encapsulates the majority of More Life: a recycled cliché that's growing more and more hard to believe with each iteration. He seamlessly pivots from catchy afrobeats to house vibes and still leaves room for appearances by major rap stars such as Kanye West, Travis Scott and 2 Chainz.

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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.

Skepta is just one of the British artists featured on Drake's "More Life".

Out of 22 songs though one subject seems to be the moment that we want to replay over and over more than others.

Meanwhile, Spotify bosses have confirmed More Life's first full day of release chalked up the best first-day streams for an album on the service.

On the track "Free Smoke" Drake spills a little tea about their romance and alludes to the fact that Lopez may have curved him. But most people are overjoyed that Drake has finally released some new material.

In September 2016, Kanye West confirmed that he and Drake were working on a collaboration album, after a mysterious billboard sharing their logos sparked speculation. He hands over the whole woozy track to the singer's extremely capable falsetto, which lends 4422 an emotional heft rarely felt on the rest of More Life. There are different moods and instead of being a straight jump, the interludes ease you onto the next part and let the listener know the vibe is about to change.

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