More Life, the “playlist project” by Drake was released on streaming services last week versus being released as an official album or a mixtape. Additionally, More Life premiered Saturday on Drake’s Apple Music radio show before becoming available to stream and download.
According to Fader, “the project — which features contributions from Young Thug, Kanye West, Skepta, Sampha, 2 Chainz, and more — broke multiple streaming records on Spotify in the first 36 hours following release. More Life was also streamed 89.9 million times on Apple Music in the 24 hours after its release, giving Drake the record for most single day album streams.”
Over the weekend Drake hosted a special edition of OVO Sound Radio for his birthday. He announced that he’s working on a new project, More Life, that will bless our ears by the end of the year.
“I’m off 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 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.”
Drake also dropped four new songs, which you can stream below:
On Sunday, Drake dropped the 23 minute short film titled Please Forgive Me directed by Anthony Mandler that premiered exclusively on Apple Music. The project was also co-directed by Drake, and includes brand new music videos for the hit singles “One Dance” and “Controlla.” Please Forgive Me was also filmed before the start of Drake and Future’s Summer Sixteen Tour and was filmed in a single week in Soweto township in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Earlier today Kid Cudi took it to his Twitter to vent, just a little bit. The rant is pretty much all over the place, and there’s no sign of what exactly sparked it.
Cudi starts with showing love to upcoming artists..
“All my youngins out here reppin’, A$AP Rocky and the whole A$AP family, Travis $cott, SuperDuper Kyle, Audio Push, Hit Boy, etc, I see ya’ll”
Then it ultimately takes a toll when he takes direct shots at Drake and Kanye, even though he was cool with Ye back in February at the Yeezy Season/TLOP Madison Square Garden event…
“I need ya’ll to know I got so many haters within the industry and these clowns know Im bout to crush their entire existence. My tweets apply to who they apply. Ye, Drake, whoever. These niggas don’t give a fuck about me. And they ain’t fuckin’ with me.”
Will Aubrey and/or Ye reply? Will this continue on forever like the Drake/Meek beef? Only time will tell.
Peep the whole rant below.
I need yall to know I got so many haters within the industry and these clowns know Im bout to crush their entire existance.
Drake released his visual for “Childs Play” this past weekend. It’s surprisingly lengthy, at twelve-minutes to be exact, and features the well known model Tyra Banks.
The video starts out with Drizzy sharing a one-year anniversary dinner with Tyra at, yes, The Cheesecake Factory. He goes to the restroom, where he realizes that his phones missing, and, of course, baby girl snoops. Once he’s back Tyra causes some drama, and it ultimately ends with her smashing Cheesecake Factory cheesecake into Aubrey’s face, and topping him off with some red wine. It’s hilarious! Drake then goes out to the strip club to get over the incident, where his boy, OB, plays the manager.
The visual is directed by Drake and Carlos “Spiff TV” Suarez, and produced by OVO.
Last night, Drake wrapped up his seventh annual OVO Fest by bringing out an array of special guests, including Kanye West. Before performing, Ye asked the audience if they’re ready for “this album.” He shut down the idea of “this album” being TLOP or Views, implying that they’re working on a collab.
This isn’t the first time that the 6 God and Yeezus have hinted at a collaborative project. Ye mentioned it at his Breakfast Club Interview last spring, and Drake in his OVOSOUND Radio interview with Zane Lowe earlier this year.
Peep the raw footage from OVO Fest below, and stay on the lookout for the album of the century.
With P3 on it’s way before the end of 2016, PartyNextDoor released a visual for his collaboration with Drake for “Come and See Me” featuring none other than Kylie Jenner. PND took a new route of release by debuting the video first on SnapChat. The video is also filled with star-studded cameos and Miss Jenner’s well-reknown “Kylie Lipkit.” Peep the video below.
Last night (Jun. 4) on OVOSOUND Radio, Drake released three new tracks including a “One Dance” remix with Justin Bieber, “4PM In Calabasas,” and Gucci Mane’s latest, “Back on Road” featuring Drake. As announced, Drake DJed the first hour of OVOSOUND, and used the first half-hour to drop the latest newest tracks. Up next, Drake will be headed out the Summer Sixteen tour with Future.
Drake dropped an updated version of “Hype” featuring longtime collaborator Lil Wayne during Saturday’s episode of OVOSOUND Radio. Drake recently also performed the song for the first time on “SNL,” and the track is produced by Boi-1da and Nineteen85.
Additionally, Drake’s Views is staying strong on the Billboard 200 chart, as the album spends a third week at number 1. Views is the first album to spend three consecutive weeks at number one since January, when Adele’s 25 spent 7 weeks at the top of the charts.