Drake More Life album cover The cover is a picture of Drake’s father, Dennis Graham, smoking a pipe in a bowtie and white shirt, writing on a pad. Graham announced plans to launch a solo career in 2016 and released his first single, ” Kinda Crazy,” in December.
Drake turns 30-years-old today and over the weekend celebrated with some news that’s a gift to us all: more new music. The king of sad boy hits released four new songs off his upcoming album More Life as well as the album’s cover art, which features his father Dennis Graham sporting a glorious mustache, a big-ass bow tie, silk noragi, and pipe.
According to Genius, the inspiration behind the title was the dancehall song “More Life” by Vybz Kartel, whom the MC has previously referred to as “an icon.” The Album Cover Later that night, Drake dropped a pic of the album cover on Instagram — featuring his father, Dennis Graham, smoking a pipe and writing down notes.
About “More Life” A day before his birthday on October 24, 2016, Drake went on OVO Sound Radio to announce a new project while also premiering four new songs, “Wanna Know (Remix),” “Fake Love,” “Two Birds, One Stone,” and “Sneakin’” (feat. 21 Savage). Drake described the project as “a playlist with all original music.”
Released earlier this year, Drake’s More Life is the latest to enter the rich tradition of wicker chair-featuring album covers.
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How many tracks does More Life have?
Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone said, ” More Life is his finest longform collection in years, cheerfully indulgent at 22 tracks and 82 minutes, a masterful tour of all the grooves in his head, from U.K. grime (“No Long Talk”) to Caribbean dancehall (” Blem “) to South African house (“Get It Together”) to Earth, Wind & Fire (“Glow”).
Described and marketed as a playlist, some publications have referred to it as a mixtape. It was released on March 18, 2017, through Republic Records and distributed by Cash Money Records and Young Money Entertainment.
The cover art of the project features a photo of Drake’s father, Dennis Graham, taken in the 1970s. The photo is surrounded by a black border with the subtitle “A Playlist By October Firm” written below the photo.
“Free Smoke” contains a sample of “Roll Up”, written by Marvin Bernard, Bryan Antoine and Daniel Sewell, performed by Tony Yayo featuring Danny Brown; and excerpts from “Building a Ladder”, written by Paul Bender, Simon Mavin, Perrin Moss and Naomi Saalfield, performed by Hiatus Kaiyote.