Drake has dropped his new star-studded album More Life

Her ex The 47-year-old siren said it was important to be close to ex Marc Anthony as she chatted with Kelly Ripa and guest host Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Fans have been waiting patiently ever since.

The Canadian rapper unveiled his latest project, officially titled A Playlist by October Firm, on his OVO radio show on Beats 1 on Saturday (18Mar17).

There's a second pseudo-cameo: More Life's "Teenage Fever" samples the J-Lo classic, "If you had my love", leading the internet to speculate about just what Drake was up to.

Only one of the songs on the playlist - the January sneak peak "Fake Love" - has been previously released, and much of the new music introduces a more carefree, buoyant Drake.

Funnily enough, it's the appearances from British artists that do the most for "More Life".

Observers are wondering whether Drake is dissing Meek Mill again on "More Life".

"I drunk text JLo / Old numbers so I bounce back", Drake raps in "Free Smoke". The album wasn't up on Apple music or Spotify until the show ended.

If only DJ Moodymann could have been around to interrupt Drake in the studio for these "More Life" sessions.

After listening to the project I get why Drake called this a playlist.

Views, Drake's commercially successful, but critical maligned 2016 album saw fatigue set in with the rapper regurgitating tales of fame and ex-lovers. Indeed, it's a looser Drake that makes More Life work: it's jauntier, more experimental, more free-wheeling, and, frankly, better than Views. Tracks frequently flow one into the next, and across 80 minutes, "More Life" smoothly ebbs and flows from thumping trap to a laid-back variation of Drake's signature dancehall style (best expressed on the sequential "Get It Together and "Madiba Riddim")".

Immediately following, More Life was available on competing streaming sites but commercially windowed on iTunes for an unspecified period expected to be no longer than two weeks. Also listen to Passionfruit to hear how the sample was put to use on More Life.

More Life is now streaming.

That or after the revelation Jennifer is dating Alexander "A-Rod" Rodriguez, notoriously love sick Drake cut J Lo's part.



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