Certifications pre-IFPI
Can anyone identify this song?
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Chart Positions Pre 1976
Music of Sweden


Entry:2017-03-24 (Position 4)
Last week in charts:2017-08-25 (Position 53)
Peak:3 (1 weeks)
Place on best of all time:868 (1724 points)
World wide:
ch  Peak: 4 / weeks: 6
de  Peak: 7 / weeks: 12
at  Peak: 9 / weeks: 3
fr  Peak: 5 / weeks: 70
nl  Peak: 3 / weeks: 85
be  Peak: 6 / weeks: 94 (Vl)
  Peak: 17 / weeks: 36 (Wa)
se  Peak: 3 / weeks: 23
fi  Peak: 6 / weeks: 17
no  Peak: 2 / weeks: 33
dk  Peak: 2 / weeks: 58
it  Peak: 14 / weeks: 14
es  Peak: 42 / weeks: 2
pt  Peak: 15 / weeks: 10
au  Peak: 2 / weeks: 37
nz  Peak: 3 / weeks: 52


CD Young Money / Cash Money 06025 5757942 (UMG) / EAN 0602557579420
Digital Young Money / Cash Money 5757937 (UMG) / EAN 0602557579376
1. Free Smoke
2. Drake feat. Giggs - No Long Talk
3. Passionfruit
4. Jorja Interlude
5. Drake feat. Black Coffee & Jorja Smith - Get It Together
6. Madiba Riddim
7. Blem
8. Drake feat. Sampha - 4422
9. Gyalchester
10. Skepta Interlude
11. Drake feat. Quavo & Travis Scott - Portland
12. Drake feat. 2 Chainz & Young Thug - Sacrifices
13. Nothings Into Somethings
14. Teenage Fever
15. Drake feat. Giggs - KMT
16. Lose You
17. Can't Have Everything
18. Drake feat. Kanye West - Glow
19. Drake feat. PartyNextDoor - Since Way Back
20. Fake Love
21. Drake feat. Young Thug - Ice Melts
22. Do Not Disturb

DrakeDrake: Discography / Become a fan

What's My Name? (Rihanna feat. Drake)2010-11-262019
Take Care (Drake feat. Rihanna)2012-05-254910
Hold On, We're Going Home (Drake feat. Majid Jordan)2013-09-132222
Hotline Bling2015-09-041227
Work (Rihanna feat. Drake)2016-02-12232
Summer Sixteen2016-02-12981
One Dance (Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla)2016-04-15149
Too Good (Drake feat. Rihanna)2016-05-201328
Fake Love2016-11-043119
No Frauds (Nicki Minaj, Drake & Lil Wayne)2017-03-17941
Get It Together (Drake feat. Black Coffee & Jorja Smith)2017-03-24882
Madiba Riddim2017-03-24902
Free Smoke2017-03-24691
Portland (Drake feat. Quavo & Travis Scott)2017-03-24732
No Long Talk (Drake feat. Giggs)2017-03-24921
God's Plan2018-01-26137
Diplomatic Immunity2018-01-26841
Look Alive (BlocBoy JB feat. Drake)2018-02-163015
Walk It Talk It (Migos feat. Drake)2018-04-13663
Nice For What2018-04-13419
Yes Indeed (Lil Baby & Drake)2018-05-25911
Mob Ties2018-07-06611
Sandra's Rose2018-07-06791
Summer Games2018-07-06941
Talk Up (Drake feat. Jay-Z)2018-07-06551
8 Out Of 102018-07-06331
Can't Take A Joke2018-07-06751
In My Feelings2018-07-06121
I'm Upset2018-07-06512
Don't Matter To Me (Drake feat. Michael Jackson)2018-07-06112
No Stylist (French Montana feat. Drake)2018-09-28542
Mia (Bad Bunny feat. Drake)2018-10-19169
Going Bad (Meek Mill feat. Drake)2019-01-11607
No Guidance (Chris Brown feat. Drake)2019-06-21733
Money In The Grave (Drake feat. Rick Ross)2019-06-28688
Life Is Good (Future feat. Drake)2020-01-172316
Toosie Slide2020-04-10316
Pain 1993 (Drake feat. Playboi Carti)2020-05-08691
Popstar (DJ Khaled feat. Drake)2020-07-24337
Greece (DJ Khaled feat. Drake)2020-07-24733
Laugh Now Cry Later (Drake feat. Lil Durk)2020-08-211412
Wants And Needs (Drake feat. Lil Baby)2021-03-12771
What's Next2021-03-12473
Girls Want Girls (Drake feat. Lil Baby)2021-09-10114
Race My Mind2021-09-10691
Way 2 Sexy (Drake feat. Future & Young Thug)2021-09-10254
No Friends In The Industry2021-09-10901
Knife Talk (Drake feat. 21 Savage & Project Pat)2021-09-10742
Champagne Poetry2021-09-10322
Fair Trade (Drake feat. Travis Scott)2021-09-10174
Papi's Home2021-09-10561
Love All (Drake feat. Jay-Z)2021-09-10571
Falling Back2022-06-24291
Jimmy Cooks (Drake feat. 21 Savage)2022-06-24453
Texts Go Green2022-06-24921
Staying Alive (DJ Khaled feat. Drake & Lil Baby)2022-08-12362
Rich Flex (Drake & 21 Savage)2022-11-11165
On BS (Drake & 21 Savage)2022-11-11571
Spin Bout U (Drake & 21 Savage)2022-11-11771
Pussy & Millions (Drake & 21 Savage feat. Travis Scott)2022-11-11472
Circo Loco (Drake & 21 Savage)2022-11-11551
Major Distribution (Drake & 21 Savage)2022-11-11411
Privileged Rappers (Drake & 21 Savage)2022-11-11811
Search & Rescue2023-04-14532
Who Told You (J Hus feat. Drake)2023-06-16324
Meltdown (Travis Scott feat. Drake)2023-08-04452
Slime You Out (Drake feat. SZA)2023-09-22263
Virginia Beach2023-10-13411
Calling For You (Drake feat. 21 Savage)2023-10-13851
IDGAF (Drake feat. Yeat)2023-10-13433
First Person Shooter (Drake feat. J. Cole)2023-10-13421
Gently (Drake feat. Bad Bunny)2023-10-13531
Act II: Date@8 (4batz, Drake)2024-03-15731
Push Ups2024-04-26543
Family Matters2024-05-10591

Nothing Was The Same2013-10-041030
If You're Reading This It's Too Late2015-02-20167
What A Time To Be Alive (Drake & Future)2015-09-253614
More Life2017-03-24323
Care Package2019-08-09531
Dark Lane Demo Tapes2020-05-0827
Certified Lover Boy2021-09-10111
Honestly, Nevermind2022-06-24210
Her Loss (Drake & 21 Savage)2022-11-1128
For All The Dogs2023-10-1325
0 To 100 / The Catch Up
100 (The Game feat. Drake)
30 For 30 Freestyle
305 To My City (Drake feat. Detail)
4 My Town (Play Ball) (Birdman feat. Drake & Lil Wayne)
4422 (Drake feat. Sampha)
4pm In Calabasas
5 AM In Toronto
6 God
6 Man
6PM In New York
7969 Santa
7am On Bridle Path
8 Out Of 10
8AM In Charlotte
9AM In Dallas
A Keeper
A Night Off (Drake feat. Lloyd)
Act II: Date@8 (4batz, Drake)
After Dark (Drake feat. Static Major & Ty Dolla $ign)
All I Need (Popcaan feat. Drake)
All Me (Drake feat. 2 Chainz & Big Sean)
All The Parties (Drake feat. Chief Keef)
Amen (Meek Mill feat. Drake)
Amen (Drake feat. Teezo Touchdown)
Another Late Night (Drake feat. Lil Yachty)
Aston Martin Music (Rick Ross feat. Drake & Chrisette Michele)
Away From Home
Back On Road (Gucci Mane feat. Drake)
Back To Back
Bahamas Promises
BBL Love
Behind Barz
Believe Me (Lil Wayne feat. Drake)
Best I Ever Had
Best I Ever Had (Nicki Minaj feat. Drake)
Betrayal (Trippie Redd feat. Drake)
Big Amount (2 Chainz Feat. Drake)
Big Rings (Drake & Future)
Bitches Love Me (Lil Wayne feat. Future & Drake)
Blessings (Big Sean feat. Drake)
Blessings (Remix) (Big Sean feat. Drake & Kanye West)
Blue Tint
Both (Gucci Mane feat. Drake)
Brand New
Bria's Interlude (Drake feat. Omarion)
Broke Boys (Drake & 21 Savage)
Bubbly (Young Thug with Drake & Travis Scott)
Cabaret (Justin Timberlake feat. Drake)
Calling For You (Drake feat. 21 Savage)
Calling My Name
Can I
Can't Have Everything
Can't Take A Joke
Cece's Interlude
Champagne Poetry
Champion (Nicki Minaj feat. Nas, Drake & Young Jeezy)
Change Locations (Drake & Future)
Charged Up
Chicago Freestyle (Drake feat. Giveon)
Childs Play
Churchill Downs (Jack Harlow feat. Drake)
Circo Loco (Drake & 21 Savage)
Club Paradise
Come And See Me (PartyNextDoor feat. Drake)
Come Closer (Wizkid feat. Drake)
Come Thru
Company (Drake feat. Travi$ Scott)
Crew Love (Drake feat. The Weeknd)
D4L (Future, Drake & Young Thug)
Da Da Da (Drake feat. Lil Wayne & Game)
Days In The East
Deep Pockets
Demons (Drake feat. Fivio Foreign & Sosa Geek)
Desires (Drake feat. Future)
Destiny (Drake feat. André 3000)
Diamonds Dancing (Drake & Future)
Diced Pineapples (Rick Ross feat. Wale & Drake)
Digital Dash (Drake & Future)
Diplomatic Immunity
DnF (P. Reign feat. Drake & Future)
Do Not Disturb
Doing It Wrong
Don't Matter To Me (Drake feat. Michael Jackson)
Down Hill
Draft Day
Dreams Money Can Buy
Drew A Picasso
D-Town (Drake feat. André 3000)
Duppy Freestyle
Enough Said (Aaliyah feat. Drake)
F**kin' Problems (A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
Fair Trade (Drake feat. Travis Scott)
Faithful (Drake feat. Pimp C and DVSN)
Fake Love
Fall For Your Type (Jamie Foxx feat. Drake)
Falling Back
Family Matters
Fancy (Drake feat. T.I. & Swizz Beatz)
Fear Of Heights
Fed Up (DJ Khaled feat. Usher, Drake, Young Jeezy & Rick Ross)
Feel Love (Sean Garrett feat. Drake)
Feel No Ways
Final Fantasy
Find Your Love
Fire & Desire
Fireworks (Drake feat. Alicia Keys)
First Person Shooter (Drake feat. J. Cole)
Flight's Booked
Flip The Switch (Quavo feat. Drake)
For Free (DJ Khaled feat. Drake)
Forever (Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem)
Fountains (Drake feat. Tems)
Free Smoke
Free Spirit (Drake feat. Rick Ross)
From Florida With Love
From Time (Drake feat. Jhene Aiko)
Fucking Fans
Furthest Thing
Gently (Drake feat. Bad Bunny)
Get Along Better (Drake feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
Get It Together (Drake feat. Black Coffee & Jorja Smith)
Girls Love Beyoncé (Drake feat. James Fauntleroy)
Girls Need Love (Summer Walker x Drake)
Girls Need Love (Remix) (Summer Walker x Drake)
Girls Want Girls (Drake feat. Lil Baby)
Glow (Drake feat. Kanye West)
God's Plan
Going Bad (Meek Mill feat. Drake)
Gold Roses (Rick Ross feat. Drake)
Gonorrhea (Lil Wayne feat. Drake)
Good (Drake, Fabolous, Pusha T.)
Good Girls Go Bad (Game feat. Drake)
Grammys (Drake feat. Future)
Greece (DJ Khaled feat. Drake)
Grindin (Lil Wayne feat. Drake)
Hate Sleeping Alone
Having Our Way (Migos feat. Drake)
Heat Of The Moment
Hold On, We're Going Home (Drake feat. Majid Jordan)
Hotline Bling
Hours In Silence (Drake & 21 Savage)
How About Now
How Bout Now
HYFR (Hell Ya Fuckin' Right) (Drake feat. Lil Wayne)
I Do It (2 Chainz feat. Drake & Lil Wayne)
I Get Lonely
I Guess It's Fuck Me
I Invented Sex (Trey Songz feat. Drake)
Ice Melts (Drake feat. Young Thug)
IDGAF (Drake feat. Yeat)
Ignant Shit (Drake feat. Lil Wayne)
I'm Going In (Drake Feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy)
I'm On One (DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne)
I'm On One (Future feat. Drake)
I'm Single (Lil Wayne feat. Drake)
I'm The Plug (Drake & Future)
I'm Upset
IMY2 (Drake feat. Kid Cudi)
In My Feelings
In The Morning (J. Cole feat. Drake)
Intro [2022]
Is There More
It's Good (Lil Wayne feat. Jadakiss & Drake)
Jimmy Cooks (Drake feat. 21 Savage)
Jodeci Freestyle (Drake feat. J. Cole)
Jorja Interlude
Jumbotron Shit Poppin
Jumpman (Drake & Future)
Keep The Family Close
KMT (Drake feat. Giggs)
Knife Talk (Drake feat. 21 Savage & Project Pat)
Know Yourself
Laugh Now Cry Later (Drake feat. Lil Durk)
Lemon Pepper Freestyle (Drake feat. Rick Ross)
Let's Call It Off (Drake feat. Peter Bjorn And John)
Life Is Good (Future feat. Drake)
Light Up (Drake feat. Jay-Z)
Little Bit (Drake feat. Lykke Li)
Live For (The Weeknd feat. Drake)
Live From The Gutter (Drake & Future)
Look Alive (BlocBoy JB feat. Drake)
Look What You've Done
Lord Knows (Drake feat. Rick Ross)
Lose You
Love All (Drake feat. Jay-Z)
Love Me (Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future)
Loving You No More (DiddyDirtyMoney feat. Drake)
Loyal (PartyNextDoor feat. Drake)
Lust For Life
Madiba Riddim
Major Distribution (Drake & 21 Savage)
Make Me Proud (Drake feat. Nicki Minaj)
March 14
Marvins Room
Meltdown (Travis Scott feat. Drake)
Members Only (Drake feat. PartyNextDoor)
Mia (Bad Bunny feat. Drake)
Middle Of The Ocean
Mine (Beyoncé & Drake)
Miss Me (Drake feat. Lil Wayne)
Mo Milly (Birdman feat. Drake & Bun B)
Mob Ties
Moment 4 Life (Nicki Minaj feat. Drake)
Money In The Grave (Drake feat. Rick Ross)
Money To Blow (Birdman feat. Drake & Lil Wayne)
More M’s (Drake & 21 Savage)
Mr. Right Now (21 Savage & Metro Boomin feat. Drake)
Mr. Wrong (Mary J Blige feat. Drake)
My Love (Majid Jordan feat. Drake)
My Side
N 2 Deep (Drake feat. Future)
Needle (Nicki Minaj feat. Drake)
Never Recover (Lil Baby, Gunna & Drake)
Never Satisfied (Future feat. Drake)
Nice For What
No Complaints (Metro Boomin feat. Offset & Drake)
No Frauds (Nicki Minaj, Drake & Lil Wayne)
No Friends In The Industry
No Guidance (Chris Brown feat. Drake)
No Guns Allowed (Snoop Lion feat. Drake & Cori B)
No Lie (2 Chainz feat. Drake)
No Long Talk (Drake feat. Giggs)
No New Friends (DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne)
No Secret (DJ Khaled feat. Drake)
No Shopping (French Montana feat. Drake)
No Stylist (French Montana feat. Drake)
No Tellin'
Not You Too (Drake feat. Chris Brown)
Nothings Into Somethings
November 18th
Now & Forever
Odio (Romeo Santos feat. Drake)
Off That (Jay-Z + Drake)
Oh U Went (Young Thug feat. Drake)
Ojuelegba (Wizkid feat. Drake & Skepta)
On BS (Drake & 21 Savage)
On My Way (Drake feat. James Fauntleroy)
On The Radar Freestyle (Drake, Central Cee)
One Dance (Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla)
Only (Nicki Minaj feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown)
Only You Freestyle (Headie One x Drake)
Oprah's Bank Account (Lil Yachty & DaBaby feat. Drake)
Outro (Drake feat. Chilly Gonzales)
Outta Time (Bryson Tiller feat. Drake)
Over My Body
Over My Dead Body
Over The Top (Smiley feat. Drake)
Own It
P Power (Gunna feat. Drake)
Pain 1993 (Drake feat. Playboi Carti)
Papi's Home
Parade On Cleveland (Young Thug feat. Drake)
Paris Morton Music
Pipe Down
Plastic Bag (Drake & Future)
Poetic Justice (Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake)
Polar Opposites
Pop Style (Drake feat. The Throne)
Pop That (French Montana feat. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne)
Poppin Bottles (T.I. feat. Drake)
Popstar (DJ Khaled feat. Drake)
Portland (Drake feat. Quavo & Travis Scott)
Pound Cake / Paris Morton Music 2 (Drake feat. Jay-Z)
Preach (Drake feat. PartyNextDoor)
Privileged Rappers (Drake & 21 Savage)
Push Ups
Pussy & Millions (Drake & 21 Savage feat. Travis Scott)
Put It Down (Bun B feat. Drake)
R.I.C.O. (Meek Mill feat. Drake)
Race My Mind
Ratchet Happy Birthday
Recognize (PartyNextDoor feat. Drake)
Rich Baby Daddy (Drake feat. Sexyy Red & SZA)
Rich Flex (Drake & 21 Savage)
Right Above It (Lil Wayne feat. Drake)
Right Hand
Right Here (Justin Bieber feat. Drake)
Sacrifices (Drake feat. 2 Chainz & Young Thug)
Sandra's Rose
Say Something (Timbaland with Drake)
Say What's Real
Scho (Drake & Future)
Scholarships (Drake & Future)
Screw The World
Search & Rescue
Seeing Green (Nicki Minaj with Drake & Lil Wayne)
She Will (Lil Wayne feat. Drake)
Shot For Me
Show Me A Good Time
Shut It Down (Drake feat. The Dream)
Since Way Back (Drake feat. PartyNextDoor)
Skepta Interlude
Slime You Out (Drake feat. SZA)
Sneakin' (Drake feat. 21 Savage)
Solid (Young Stoner Life / Young Thug / Gunna feat. Drake)
Sooner Than Later
Spin Bout U (Drake & 21 Savage)
Started From The Bottom
Stay Schemin (Rick Ross feat. Drake & French Montana)
Staying Alive (DJ Khaled feat. Drake & Lil Baby)
Still Got It (Tyga feat. Drake)
Still Here
Successful (Drake feat. Trey Songz & Lil Wayne)
Summer Games
Summer Sixteen
Summers Over Interlude
Sunflower (Lenny Kravitz feat. Drake)
Take Care (Drake feat. Rihanna)
Talk Up (Drake feat. Jay-Z)
Teenage Fever
Ten Bands
Texts Go Green
Thank Me Now
That's How You Feel
The Calm
The Language
The Motion
The Motion (Drake feat. Sampha)
The Motto (Drake feat. Lil Wayne)
The One (Mary J Blige feat. Drake)
The Real Her (Drake feat. Lil' Wayne & Andre 3000)
The Remorse
The Resistance
The Ride
The Winner
The Zone (The Weeknd feat. Drake)
Tie That Binds
Time Flies
To The Max (DJ Khaled feat. Drake)
Tony Montana (Future feat. Drake)
Too Good (Drake feat. Rihanna)
Too Much (Drake feat. Sampha)
Toosie Slide
Treacherous Twins (Drake & 21 Savage)
Tried Our Best
Trophies (Young Money feat. Drake)
Truffle Butter (Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne)
Trust Issues
Tuesday (I Love Makonnen feat. Drake)
Tuscan Leather
Twist & Turn (Popcaan feat. Drake & PartyNextDoor)
Two Birds, One Stone
U With Me?
Under Ground Kings
Unforgettable (Drake feat. Young Jeezy)
Unstoppable (Drake feat. Santigold & Lil Wayne)
Unusual (Trey Songz feat. Drake)
Up All Night (Drake feat. Nicki Minaj)
Uptown (Drake feat. Bun B & Lil Wayne)
Used To (Drake feat. Lil Wayne)
Used To This (Future feat. Drake)
Versace (Migos feat. Drake, Meek Mill & Tyga)
Virginia Beach
Wait For U (Future feat. Drake & Tems)
Walk It Talk It (Migos feat. Drake)
Wanna Know (Dave feat. Drake)
Wants And Needs (Drake feat. Lil Baby)
Wasting Time (Brent Faiyaz feat. Drake)
Way 2 Sexy (Drake feat. Future & Young Thug)
We Caa Done (Popcaan & Drake)
Wednesday Night Interlude (Drake feat. PartyNextDoor)
We'll Be Fine (Drake feat. Birdman)
Weston Road Flows
What Would Pluto Do
What's My Name? (Rihanna feat. Drake)
What's Next
When To Say When
Where Ya At (Future feat. Drake)
Who Do You Love? (YG feat. Drake)
Who Told You (J Hus feat. Drake)
Why You Always Hatin? (YG feat. Drake & Kamaiyah)
With You (Drake feat. PartyNextDoor)
With You (Lil Wayne feat. Drake)
Won't Be Late (Swae Lee feat. Drake)
Work (Rihanna feat. Drake)
Worst Behavior
Wu-Tang Forever
Yebba's Heartbreak (Drake feat. Yebba)
Yes Indeed (Lil Baby & Drake)
You & The 6
You Broke My Heart
You Only Live Twice (Drake feat. Lil Wayne & Rick Ross)
You're Mines Still (Yung Bleu feat. Drake)
Care Package
Certified Lover Boy
Club Paradise
Comeback Season
Dark Lane Demo Tapes
For All The Dogs
For All The Dogs Scary Hours Edition
Her Loss (Drake & 21 Savage)
Honestly, Nevermind
Honesty & Persistence
If You're Reading This It's Too Late
More Life
Nothing Was The Same
Now We Here
October's Very Own
Room For Improvement
Scary Hours 2
So Far Gone (An October's Very Own Presentation)
So Far Gone [EP]
Take Care
Thank Me Later
The Gift Without A Curse
U Know It's Real
What A Time To Be Alive (Drake & Future)
Young & Successful
Young Money Generalz (Drake / Lil Wayne)
Average points: 3.12 (Reviews: 8)
Free Smoke ***<br>No Long Talk ***<br>Passionfruit ***<br><br>Get It Together *** *<br>Madiba Riddim ***<br>Blem ***<br>4422 ***<br>Gyalchester ***<br><br>Portland ***<br>Sacrifices **<br>Nothings Into Somethings ***<br>Teenage Fever ***<br>Kmt ***<br>Lose You *** <br>Can't Have Everything ***<br>Glow ***<br>Since Way Back **<br>Fake Love ***<br>Ice Melts ***<br>Do Not Disturb ***<br><br>2.95 - 3*<br><br>Letzte Woche kam aus dem Nichts schon wieder ein neues Drake-Album raus, welches zwar als 'Playlist' angepriesen wird, aber streng genommen doch nichts anderes als ein ganz normales Album ist. Dass darauf genau 22 Tracks sind ist auch kein Zufall, den damit könnte er der Künstler mit den meisten US Hot 100 Entries in einer Woche/von einem Album werden.<br><br>Während ich den Hype um Ed Sheeran komplett verstehe und ich es schön finde, dass er die Charts so mit Tracks überflutet, hört mein Verständnis bei Drake auf. Viele Songs auf "More Life" plätschert einfach vor sich hin, wie man es von Drake schon gewohnt ist. Aber vielleicht ist das auch sein Geheimrezept? Es sind Songs, die man auf Spotify & Co. im Hintergrund laufen lassen kann, ohne gross gestört zu werden, und so hat er eben auch viele Streams... bei mir klappt das nur bedingt. Der Grossteil der Songs sind bei mir immerhin im knapp durchschnittlichen 3er Bereich, nur "Get It Together" sticht leicht hervor, vielleicht auch noch "Passionfruit". Sonst ein recht langweiliges Werk, welches zudem deutlich schwächer als "Views" ist.
Wat een matige plaat! Logisch dat je met dit soort nummers niet durft op te treden.
VRESELIJK.<br>Dit zal snel weer voorbij zijn.
There is a term in finance called “the law of diminishing returns”, and, were it put into musical terms, I feel it is a term that applies to Drake. Drake was a breath of fresh air when he first started making waves around 2009, and there was something appealing about his moody introspection. But now, having reached his fifth studio album (and that isn’t even to mention his five mixtapes and two projects as part of Young Money), the appeal that was there to begin with has, as the term suggests, diminished.<br><br>Now, you may ask, if that is the case, then isn’t any artist that has been around for the same time (or even longer) a victim of this too? To that, I say no. Because really, and this may just be me, but I’m not seeing any development from him as an artist. I can’t really find much to distinguish many of his albums from one another, and if I were to return to his older albums, I don’t think I would see the original appeal of them simply due to his oversaturation in the music scene right now.<br><br>And that would almost be fine, but given how influential Drake is, every artist wants to sound like him. That isn’t Drake’s fault after all. I mean, who doesn’t want to jump on an easily reproducible sound that is big in the current moment? But the thing is, to be a truly great artist, you have to keep reinventing yourself. Perhaps not everyone I should say, there are some artists who have such an iconic sound that they can get away with repetition. Drake, though, isn’t one of those artists. There’s nothing particularly amazing about his sound, which means that he is a guy that would have to change his sound up to be remembered as a truly great artist a decade or so after he has finished making music. But his stubbornness in keeping to this sound (which is understandable given the continuing success he has had) means he’s back there with the rest of the pack, with nothing to tell him apart other than name value.<br><br>Maybe if there is one album of his that stands out from the rest, it would be “Views”, his album prior to this one. The reason that one stands out to me though is a negative one – the lyrics. Oh boy, you should have listened to some of the bars he dropped on that one, even the most dedicated Drake fans couldn’t forgive them. There is “Chaining Tatum” to the “Chrysler and Bentley” line to the “Cheesecake Factory” story, and there’s so much more.<br><br>And the worst thing of all is that he was saying it with a straight face as if this was really serious to him. At least when someone like Macklemore is being corny, he completely owns it, but it sounds like some of the cringeworthy lines he dropped on “Views” he thought were absolute fire.<br><br>The music on "Views" is worthy of a mention as well. It was probably his most dull album in that sense, and there wasn’t all that much for me to get myself into. I actually enjoyed his dancehall songs the most from that album, “One Dance” and “Controlla”. But while Macklemore is still in your mind, that raises the question – why is Macklemore’s rapping cultural appropriation (a point which I definitely appreciate, but doesn’t really impact my view on his music), while the same people seem to let Drake’s use of Jamaican slide uncriticised? I’ve been reading about this a little recently, and while that whole topic is well beyond this review and I don’t give any answers here, it turns out, in Drake’s hometown of Toronto, “Caribbean culture has seeped into many aspects of mainstream language, food, and music” (https://genius.com/a/is-drake-s-dancehall-obsession-homage-or-exploitation). I won’t harp on about that too much though, because if it really is as prevalent in Toronto culture as I’ve read it is, then maybe he is just paying homage to it.<br><br>And that all leads us to this new album. Or mixtape. Or playlist. Honestly, I don’t know what it is, I’ve seen it marketed a few ways, but I’ll go with the latter. Nineteen85, who frequently works with Drake says “he’s [Drake's] trying to call it a playlist because he has a bunch of people in a space, hanging out…. He’s so aware of what everybody else is doing musically that he likes to introduce new music and new artists to the rest of the world” (https://genius.com/albums/Drake/More-life). Honestly, I’m not really seeing the difference between this and an album, other than maybe Drake’s PR team trying to spin that he is taking advantage of how people currently listen to music through streaming services and that this transcends a typical album and is changing the way we listen to music, or some crap like that.<br><br>And in reference to his use of Jamaican culture in his music, we have the title “More Life”, which is a song from dancehall artist Vybz Kartel. And it’s just great to see Drake shine a spotlight on lesser-known artists and give them some attention… *checks Vybz Kartel’s “More Life” streaming numbers on Spotify*… or not.<br><br>Having heard the song that, at least in some way, inspired this album, I can see a connection. The phrase “more life” is the first half of the Jamaican phrase “more life, more strength”, which is “a phrase used to wish someone well”. And I can see how this threads through the album, giving it a concept of a vague sort.<br><br>And, pretty much as expected, “More Life” is a step up from “Views”.<br><br>But elsewhere though, I’m not seeing the appeal of what turned out being a very average album.<br><br>I mean, I see some potential here. I think it has all the hallmarks of being a good album without actually being one. You have a more cohesive “storyline” (for lack of a better word), some features from highly esteemed artists (the Sampha and Young Thug features really caught my eye on the first look at the track listing) and the album is “serious” in a way, or to phrase it another way, he was trying to deliver a message with it. But it never gets there.<br><br>And before we go further, I can see why these featuring artists are needed, and that is because he seems so desperately out of ideas at this point that he needs to bring some other people along to add some new perspective to his droning.<br><br>For many of the songs here, I just don’t have all that much to say about them just because there are so many tracks that lack a standout quality.<br><br>We get an unexpected intro on “Free Smoke”, a brag track which I can’t take all that seriously because he keeps saying “Free Shmoke” in the chorus with an “h”. You could call that a minor thing to fuss over, but it is stuck right there in the chorus so you have to go through it a couple of times. There are some decent bars here which cast a light on his public life, but at this stage, this album/playlist feels like a mixtape in terms of vocal delivery.<br><br>“Passionfruit” sounds simple, almost like YouTube tutorial music (thanks to TheDoubleAgent for making that observation), albeit YouTube tutorial music with high-quality production values. It has a calming mood which the rest of the album strives for but just doesn’t achieve. I can see why it was made the lead single.<br><br>It also has a cool play on words, with the first three lines of the chorus using words which start with “pass”. The track overall isn’t setting my world on fire, but it is one of the highlights of the album.<br><br>It is nice to hear Sampha’s voice on “4422” (whose album I hope to review eventually), it is a voice that I would like to hear on more features. It’s just a shame that the rest of the song is as dull as a doorknob.<br><br>I’m happy when “Skepta Interlude” plays, because it feels like I’m listening to another (better) album at that point. It’s just a shame that it isn’t any longer.<br><br>And that really was a problem that by the halfway point of this album, it still hadn’t left any impression on me. It was just another instance of “okay, Drake is doing this again, going through the motions” and it just feels like a journey I had taken too many times before.<br><br>It was at this point where I had a look to see what was yet to come, and I remembered that the Young Thug features were yet to happen. I was looking forward to them because he tends to add a little lunacy to the songs he features on, but he is incredibly subdued on “Sacrifices”. He is almost indistinguishable from Drake here, and it is almost as if Drake gave Young Thug instructions to be as tame as possible just so he isn't outshone by his featuring artist. Maybe this is just Drake dragging everyone down to his level.<br><br>I would have liked “Teenage Fever”, but then this bizarre J-Lo lyric sample pops up and it just doesn’t feel right.<br><br>“KMT” is just crap. The acronym is reminiscent of a lyric used by Jennifer Hudson in that Iggy Azalea song. It sounded stupid then, and it doesn’t sound any less stupid now. Giggs drops some pretty shoddy bars as well.<br><br>There is a segment at the end of “Can’t Have Everything” that sounds like it is trying to be “Be Yourself” from Frank Ocean’s “Blonde”. You know, just worse though.<br><br>I really don’t like Kanye’s flow on “Glow”, especially the way he incorporates the names of past songs (both from himself and Drake) into his verses. As a side note, that may the one main problem I have with Kanye’s music. Almost all of his solo stuff is excellent, but his features aren’t all that memorable for the most part. Other than that, I don’t mind the outro of that song.<br><br>“Fake Love” is the worst here, he just sounds awful and incredibly whiny. I still dislike it quite a bit, but most of the songs on the record aren’t much better.<br><br>Young Thug starts to sound more like his regular self on “Ice Melts” (still not entirely though), but by that point, it’s too little, too late. At the very least though, it is one of the better songs on the album, and I like the production values on show.<br><br>“Do Not Disturb”, the final song on the record, is actually a really well-written song that draws me in, it’s almost as if he (or his ghostwriters) turn the pen into a wand for the 5-minute duration of this track and I only wish there was a lot more of that on the album. It just leaves me thinking about how much better this album could have been if there were more of that.<br><br>I think there are some obvious areas for improvement, at least for me anyway.<br><br>One, I want to hear something other than his dull droning and humming next time. I’m still confused as to how his monotonous monotone became the sound that everyone fell in love with.<br><br>Two, he just needs to make more concise and focused albums rather than these 20-song long projects. It would just pack more of a punch as these last couple of projects just seem to drag on and on. It’s all about making an impact, and I think shorter, sharper ideas could go a long way.<br><br>I thought I might get something different from Drake, considering the title of the album, because you’d think for an album that has the word “life” in the title, he’d actually show some of it. Unfortunately, we got “More Life-less” in the end.<br><br>FAV TRACKS: PASSIONFRUIT, SKEPTA INTERLUDE, ICE MELTS, DO NOT DISTURB<br><br>LEAST FAV TRACK: FAKE LOVE<br><br>5/10
Last edited: 11.05.2017 15:10
Hier scheint alles gesagt zu sein..... Mehr ist nicht zu sagen....
Das erste "Playlistalbum" von Drake. Es ist eigentlich eher ein Mixtape, jedoch auch mit vielen Gastbeiträgen. Drake hat unter anderem auch Jorja Smith und Skepta ins Spotlight gerückt, eigentlich ein cooler Move von ihm. Es ist sehr lange (über 80 Min) und als ganzes Projekt ist es eher anstrengend, jedoch findet man viele gute Songs, die man einzeln gut hören kann.
Bis auf einige Hänger ein sauber produziertes Trap-Album.
Gelungenes drake-album mal wieder. Meine highlights sind „fake love“, „passionfruit“, „madiba riddim“ und „portland“.
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