Drake just dropped four new songs and announced his upcoming mixtape called More Life, which he referred to as a “playlist with the homies.” The rapper also called out Kid Cudi for talking smack and addressed his beef with Lil Wayne and Cash Money.
This past weekend, Drake dropped four new tracks on his OVO Sound Radio Show on Apple Music Beats1Radio. He also hyped up his fans for some new Drake music by announcing his new mixtape, out in December, called More Life.
Drake described his upcoming mixtape as a “playlist with the homies,” and it is full of features from his OVO collective, which includes PartyNextDoor, Roy Wood$ (of “Drama” fame), and Majid Jordan. Is More Life going to be treated as a mixtape or an album?
Before celebrating his 30th birthday on Monday, Drake told the New York Times why he felt inspired to release the songs.
“I had a great summer. Most people would probably take a break, but I just wanted to get back to it.”
The track “Two Birds One Stone” is a confessional-style rap in which Drake addresses the drama between Lil Wayne and Cash Money, according to Uproxx.
“Free C5, how the f*ck they got the boss waiting?”
Drake also addressed the shade that Kid Cudi threw at him a few months ago.
“I like your old s**t, but was not in love with the lates. You was the man on the moon, now you just going through phases.”
The rapper did not go lightly on Cudi, who recently checked himself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges.
“Life of the angry and famous / Rap like I know I’m the greatest and give you the tropical flavors /
Still never been on hiatus / You stay xan and perked up so when reality set in you don’t gotta face it.”
Drake’s low blow about Cudi reinforces the stigma surrounding mental health, especially in the black community. Drake’s clap back at Kid Cudi is already stirring up a commotion among fans, according to BET.
good morning everyone except Drake for mocking Kid Cudi because of his depression pic.twitter.com/Lcezpu5YzF— c (@chuuzus) October 24, 2016
Some people did not take Drake’s line too lightly. Some fans were not shy about their feelings on “Two Birds One Stone” on Twitter.
Drake just reinforced the black stigma that mental illness is a weakness, a flaw and not the disease it is. Get well Kid Cudi— Hiiiiiiiiii :) (@CulturallyAlive) October 24, 2016
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The second track he released was a fast-paced trap song titled “Sneaking.” The song features 21 Savage. Drake hinted to his fans last week on Instagram about the song.
“Fake Love” is the third original track Drake released, and the rapper has actually already performed this one live at a show in Houston. It is a catchy song about the fake friendship and romance he has experienced as a big star.
The fourth track Drake dropped was actually a remix of U.K. rapper Dave’s “Wanna Know.” Drake raps about the benefits of being famous in London. This song is available on Dave’s Soundcloud profile.
Drake praised the young rapper from London, according to All Noise.
“One of the youngest from U.K. who’s on a crazy, crazy, crazy wave.”
Drake is at the peak of his commercial powers and has turned Apple music into his own personal platform for his ever-expanding brand. His latest album, Views, was released on Apple Music in April and sits at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Drake also recently announced his next tour: “The Boy Meets World Tour.”
More Life is going to be available this December. “Sneaking” and “Fake Love” are now available on iTunes.
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