Drake More Life playlist (not album)

If you were wondering why your internet connection was slow on Saturday 18th March, well you can blame Drake (30 year old from Toronto Canada). He broke the Internet by releasing his More Life playlist.

Drake released More Life as a playlist rather then an album as its a collection of work rather then a coherent album. After listening to More Life I think it feels more like a album but that’s down to personal opinion. What further more makes this body of work interesting for me, it features some great British talent. Jorja Smith, Sampha, Skepta and Giggs. Alongside some others features from Kanye West, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Young Thug & Black Coffee.
I’ve even heard that in the USA people have been Googling “what is a Giggs?” And “what is a wasteman?” Being from the UK, hearing this is so funny but I suppose it might be confusing also. There is a lot of UK street slang used on this playlist and a lot of it coming from Drake himself which would definitely would make people think ‘what is he talking about?’. I think its really clever that he uses UK street slang as it gives exposure to the artists and connecting them with different audiences from around the world. Drake is being a linked to the UK more and more in the last 3 years, from festival appearances to UK talent now being featured on More Life.

Upcoming and firmly staking her place is the UK music scene, Jorja Smith features on Get To Together a upbeat soulful housey track which I have played and ear marked to be a hit. Jorja worked with Drake and in return takes him to her local CO-OP supermarket in her home town of Walsall. This is hilarious as there is photo on Internet to prove it. Talk about best day at work EVER!
KMT features Giggs (UK grime artist) is set to blow up the clubs here. That track is being played a lot already on radio shows and the album… sorry playlist hasn’t even been out 100 hours yet!!!

Drake first came on the scene 2006 with early mixtapes then in 2009 releasing the landmark mixtape So Far Gone. He raps he sings and has some great beats on it too. If you haven’t heard it go check it out. I think it’s still some of his strongest work. He has gone from there to the global superstar he is now. To mention a couple of his many hits One Dance features Kyla (UK artist) & Too Good were two massive hits last year and he is set to bring us more, I’m sure.
More Life will definitely grow on you, Drake has this work flow of constantly delivering hits. This playlist will give you a bit of everything, has some Hip Hop, R&B to house/soulful house and grime. There is some club bangers in here and I’m sure I’ll playing this stuff out in the clubs for a long while to come. I still till this day get requests for a lot of his old stuff. I’m not sure I like the entire playlist but what I do like, I’ll have on repeat. Go have listen.

Jorja Smith – Carry Me Home ft Maverick Sabre

If you have not yet heard of Jorja Smith you need to get your head out of the sand! This soulful songstress is making waves in the UK. You can hear her soothing voice on Carry Me Home which is taken from her new EP Project 11. Carry Me Home is a soulful jazz song about waiting for her saviour to help her. Her easy to listen to riffs feature throughout the track along-side the silky smooth voice of the one and only Maverick Sabre. Their voices work magically together, paired with the lazy feel of the song this is the perfect song to take you away for a moment.

Jorja hails from the Midlands in Walsall (near my home town #proud), what a soulful vocal talent. Taking inspiration from the late Amy Winehouse which you can definitely hear in Something in The Way. She also has that effortless ability to sing you into another world like Corinne-Bailey Rae where you get lost in her soothing melodies. She says her influences range from Dizzee Rascal to 17th century composer Henry Purcell which can be heard on her track Blue Lights and A Prince. Her velvety tones make you want to sit back in your comfy chair with a drink (please drink responsibly, of course) and appreciate.

At just 18 years old, Jorja is making big waves in the music world, fast gaining respect from all over the Internet. She debuted last year (2016) with “Blue Lights” sampling Dizzee Rascal’s “Sirens” which is always welcomed and special. She is also named on the long list of BBC Music Sound of 2017. They see big things for her and I can only agree.

I can see a massive 2017 for her, I am sure she will be topping the charts in no time. There are some amazing things coming out of the UK right WOW! I’m sure this is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s to come. Can’t wait!!