March 17, 2017


Praise the 6 God: Drake's 'More Life' Won't Be an Apple Music Exclusive

David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns
David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns

Drake is Apple Music's favorite guy, having given the streaming giant the premiere and early exclusive rights to both the 2016-defining Views and the 2015 highlight/Future collab What a Time to Be Alive. He also premiered his Views super-video/short film Please Forgive Me there in September.

So thank the gods of streaming service omni-availability that More Life, the presumably mixtape-ish "playlist," won't be an Apple Music exclusive upon its release tomorrow. Amazon sources have fed Pitchfork and The Fader the news, which has yet to be publicly confirmed.

Spotify—usually snarky or shady about albums they don't have initial rights to—did tweet the trailer last night:

The Fader's Amazon source says, "If there is a Drake album, we will have it the day it’s released." 

Spotify, Tidal and Drake didn't have anything to tell the mag, but Apple did robotically respond with, "Tune into Apple Music's Beats 1 this weekend for an epic and legendary next episode of Drake's OVOSOUND radio."

Early Friday morning, Noah "40" Shebib admitted the project still isn't even wrapped, simply tweeting, "Almost done..."

Watch an episode of our digital miniseries The Drake Effect, this one detailing how Drizzy changed the mixtape game forever—before he even decided to drop a collection of original-content and call it a playlist: