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.”
If you’re like me, Drake’s 2013 “Too Much” single was the first time you heard of London based crooner Sampha. The record was a great heartfelt introduction for the British born singer and led many to dive into his own original work. Since then he has gone to collaborate with Kanye West, Frank Ocean and others as he preps for his own debut album Process.
Today we receive the video for a song from that album. NOKMLTP is a sullen tribute to the piano that sat in Sampha’s childhood home. He lost his mother while he was making this album, and you can definitely hear the sorrow as he reminisces.
Peep the video below, and pre order the February 3rd slated Process here.
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.
If you haven’t heard YG’s summer banger yet, then you must be pretty pale from the rock you’ve been living under.
Fortunately, you’re in luck because YG just shared his video for the Still Brazy single “Why You Always Hatin'” featuring Drake and Oakland’s newest rookie Kamaiyah. Between YG’s ostentatious entrance and exit via helicopter, the video features drop-top Lamborghinis, champagne, half-naked masseuses, lavish homes, the streets of Los Angeles – oh, and a casual appearance by Ty Dolla Sign.
This isn’t YG and Drake’s first collab together, either. Back in 2014, the two hit it big with their summer tack “Who Do You Love?” off of YG’s debut album My Krazy Life. Now, they’re back at it again, only this time accompanied by Kamaiyah, the up and coming female MC from the bay area. Her debut mixtape, A Good Night In The Ghetto, was just releasedearlier this year, and has been extremely well received by a number of online blogs and forums. If you’re into heavy West Coast vibes (honestly, who isn’t?), we highly suggest checking it out as well.
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.
The official music video for French Montana’s Drake-assisted “No Shopping” track is finally here. We were blessed with the full track two weeks ago after a snippet of the song made its circulation through the web, causing the internet to stir. Now, we are rewarded with the official video, which you can watch below.