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Black Coffee, Skepta & Kanye West Are Featured In Drake's 'More Life,' Hear It Now

Drake's new 22-song "playlist," 'More Life' is here. Stream and download it now.

Drake's More Life is here.


The new release, which is being pushed as a "playlist," is an expansive 22-track affair. Drake debuted the project Saturday evening on his OVO Sound show on Beats 1.

More Life features past and frequent collaborators like Kanye West, Young Thug, Quavo, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, and Partynextdoor.

Skeptathe man responsible for getting Drake to remix Wizkid's "Ojuelegba" and sparking the "One Dance" connection—gets his own interlude. He shouts out Fela Kuti in it.

The UK grime scene is also represented by Giggs, who's featured on two More Life tracks, "No Long Talk" and "KMT"

Wizkid and Drake's recent single "Hush Up The Silence" didn't make it to the playlist.

South African superstar Black Coffee shows up big for "Get It Together" alongside Jorja Smith. The track is a remix of Black Coffee's 2011 hit "Superman." You probably remember the song playing in the background of those Instagram clips of Drake dancing at a prom with Jennifer Lopez.

Drake gives another nod to South Africa in More Life, titling one of the tracks "Madiba Riddim." No actual mention of Mandela in the song though.

More Life also features the previously released "Fake Love."

Get at it below on Spotify and TIDAL, and follow this link for Apple Music.

Interview

A Candid Conversation With Olamide & Fireboy DML

We talk to the Nigerian stars about the hardest lessons they've learned, best advice they've ever been given and what Nigeria means to them.

Olamide and Fireboy DML have been working together for three years, but the first time they sit down to do an interview together is hours after they arrive in New York City on a promo tour.

It's Fireboy's first time in the Big Apple — and in the US — and the rain that's pouring outside his hotel doesn't hinder his gratitude. "It's such a relief to be here, it's long overdue," he tells OkayAfrica. "I was supposed to be here last year, but Covid stopped that. This is a time to reflect and refresh. It's a reset button for me."

Olamide looks on, smiling assuredly. Since signing Fireboy to his YBNL Nation label in 2018, he's watched the soulful young singer rise to become one of Nigeria's most talked-about artists — from his breakout single, "Jealous," to his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, hit collabs with D.Smoke and Cuppy, and his sophomore release, Apollo, last year.

Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

Below, Olamide & Fireboy DML speak to OkayAfrica about their mutual admiration for each other, what makes them get up in the morning and how they switch off.

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