What a time to be a fan of hip hop. Earlier today, we were blessed with “Talk To Me,” the first single off of Run the Jewels’ upcoming album. And now, we’ve got four new songs from Drake and an announcement for a project called More Life.
Drake turned 30 years old today, and to celebrate the occasion, he delivered some major news on Sunday night on OVO Sound Radio. Here’s Complex with the scoop on More Life, which is scheduled to be released in December.
“I’m off like mixtapes, I want to do a playlist. I want to give you a collection of songs that become the soundtrack to your life, so this More Life: The Playlist. Like I said, dropping in December. All original music from me. You might hear some tunes from the family on there. Just really excited. I had a great tour, I had a great summer. And most people would like go probably take a break, but for me I just want to get right back to it. Be with the people again.
Drake also dropped four news songs, including the ruthless “Two Birds, One Stone.” In the track, Drake gets revenge on Kid Cudi after Cudi took shots at Drake for using ghostwriters. Drake mocks Cudi’s serious battles with depression and suicidal urges with vicious bars like this:
You were the man on the moon
Now you just go through your phases
Life of the angry and famous
Rap like I know I’m the greatest
Then give you the tropical flavors
Still never been on hiatus
You stay xanned and perked up
So when reality set in you don’t gotta face it (via Genius)
A lot of people are pissed off at Drake for taking things too far with those lyrics, but as far as I’m concerned, all is fair in love and rap beefs. I want to hear the most uncalled for, coldest shit imaginable in my diss tracks.
Here’s the rest of Drake’s new songs, courtesy of Spotify and SoundCloud. It sounds like the 6 God is going to have himself a very happy Hanukkah.