The album title More Life was coined from the popular Jamaican slang “more life we seh” which was made popular by its heavy use in dancehall culture particular by Vybz Kartel. The slang really means injecting life into something like the feeling you get when you go to a dancehall session and just want to dance and turn up. It also means wishing someone all the best in their endeavors as in more life aka more blessings. Hence More Life is like a soundtrack to your life with every single song coming with a meaning.
More Life is the follow-up to Drake’s chart-topping 2016 album Views which broke the record for the most streamed album on the planet last year. That project also spent 13 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it the longest run on the top spot in two decades. Views also sold 4.2 million album-equivalent units in the U.S. So the stakes for More Life is high and there are a lot of press surrounding the project so it will be interesting to see how it matches up with Views and what the first-week sales/stream will look like.
The album More Life was executive-produced by Drake’s right-hand man Noah “40” Shebib with a couple of other producers making contributions to the playlist. Among the producers list includes Kanye West, Vinylz, London on da Track, and Frank Dukes. At first, it was announced as an Apple Music exclusive playlist but then just this week we learned that it will be on multiple other streaming platforms like Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play. Drake is also playing the album on OVOSound Radio episode 39 on Apple Music’s Beats 1.