But "More Life" also documents Drake's love and patronage of lesser-known British artists.
Giggs, Moodymann and Young Thug also among the featured artists.
"More Life" is anchored by "Fake Love", Drake's infectious hit about the phoniness of those around him.
Surprisingly, it may be Drake's fascination with United Kingdom grime that stands out most on "More Life".
Notably absent on the eclectic 22-track playlist album are the much ballyhooed and expected collaborations with Jennifer Lopez and The Weeknd. "Lo / Old numbers so I bounce back / Boy Wonder gotta bounce back", he raps. The album wasn't up on Apple music or Spotify until the show ended. The playlist unfolds like an hour of Drake radio, overflowing with tracks that display not just his own genre-bending ambitions but also the voices of other, less globally visible trailblazers.
Although Drake originally revealed More Life as a project in conjunction with Apple Music, More Life didn't appear as an Apple exclusive but available on most streaming services.
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"I switch flow like I switch time zone", Drake raps on "Gyalchester". Both tracks are standouts from the album, and are certain to bring more people to the singer's music. Hearing the Toronto native sing: "I need you to stop runnin' back to your ex, he's a wasteman" is the musical equivalent of mutton dressed as lamb. The macho hollers surrounding trap track "Gyalchester" are laughable to begin with, and that's before Drake jumps in with ultra-weak boasts like, "I don't take naps/Me and the money are way too attached to go and do that". 'More Life's narrative will satiate hardcore fans, but his continued portrayal of himself as The Boy Scorned™️️ will do nothing to win over fence-sitters.