OVO Sound Radio never disappoints, and last nights edition was no different. Since it started 32 episodes ago, Drake has used the platform to release new tracks from himself and his friends, and has curated one of the hottest streams on Apple Music. Drake hopped on last night to announce a new project coming in December called “More Life” that is a collection of songs by Drake and the rest of OVO records.
Drake has been relatively quiet since dropping Views, popping up YG’s “Why You Always Hatin'” and 2 Chainz’s “Big Amount” and has been touring the country with Future on the Summer Sixteen tour.
Two of the songs, “Sneakin'” and “Fake Love” will be featured on More Life. Drake recruits 21 Savage for a verse on “Sneakin'” and the duo seems extremely comfortable on a London On Da Track beat that has sirens blaring under synths and piano. “Fake Love” is the exact opposite, and features Drake singing on a beat that sounds like it sampled his biggest hit “Hotline Bling”. If either are signs of what’s to come, More Life should be insane.
It’s unclear if “Two Birds, One Stone” will be on the project or not, but it contains some obvious shots thrown at Kid Cudi, Pusha-T, and Kanye West. Cudi called Drake out on a twitter rant for using ghostwriters, and soon after admitted himself into rehab to deal with issues with depression. Drake seemed to have been waiting for a chance to fire back, and took it with the newest song.
You were the man on the moon / Now you just go through your phases /
Life of the angry and famous / Rap like I know I’m the greatest /
Then give you the tropical flavors / Still never been on hiatus /
You stay xanned and perked up / So when reality set in you don’t gotta face it
The shots at Cudi have stirred up a commotion on Twitter, as many fans think the shots taken over issues like depression in mental illness were unwarranted and in poor taste. Drake goes on to call out an unnamed rapper for milking stories about selling drugs before he got famous, and acting like he had more street cred than he really did. Pusha has before called out Drake on his game, and while Drake doesn’t say his name on the song, it would make sense that this was aimed at Push.
The last song is a remix of UK singer Santan Dave’s “Wanna Know”, and a Drake cosign is one of the biggest things an artist can get, so keep watch for Santan to get big soon.
You can check out all of the songs below:
Two Birds, One Stone