The Album: More Life
- Free Smoke
- No Long Talk (f. Giggs)
- Jorja Interlude
- Get It Together (f. Black Coffee & Jorja Smith)
- Madiba Riddim
- 4422 (Lil Wayne & Sampha)
- Skepta Interlude
- Portland (f. Quavo & Travis Scott)
- Sacrifices (f. 2 Chainz & Young Thug)
- Nothings Into Somethings
- Teenage Fever
- KMT (f. Giggs)
- Lose You
- Can’t Have Everything
- Glow (f. Kanye West)
- Since Way Back (f. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
- Fake Love
- Ice Melts (f. Young Thug)
- Do Not Disturb
Finally, Drake’s long awaited project, More Life, is here.
I’ve listened to Drake since 2006, when he released his first mixtape, Room for Improvement, and since then, he cemented himself as my favourite artist of all time. Drake was a symbol of the rise of Toronto’s Hip-Hop culture, and it’s amazing seeing what he’s done for the city and for me. Each one of Drake’s albums and mixtapes show his deep connection to the city, his connection to his own feelings, and the people around him. More Life is no exception.
I’d say that More Life is Drake’s most complete project since Take Care. Take Care is my favourite album of all time, because it displayed Drake’s versatility to make different genres of music with deep, relatable lyrics. More Life shows his same versatility, while adding some of influences he’s gained in the 6 years since Take Care.
You want “Top 40 Drake?” Listen to “Passionfruit,” and “Fake Love.”
You want “UK Grime Drake?” Listen to “No Long Talk,” “Gyalchester,” and “KMT.”
You want “Soft R&B Make-You-Think-About-Your-Ex Drake?” Listen to “Since Way Back,” “Teenage Fever,” and “Nothings Into Somethings.”
You want “Make-You-Dance Drake?” Listen to “Madiba Riddim,” and “Get It Together.”
You want “Straight Bars Drake?” Listen to “Can’t Have Everything,” “Free Smoke,” and “Do Not Disturb.”
You want “Party Drake?” Listen to “Blem,” and “Portland.”
For each type of Drake that you may like, there is a song for you on this album. Have a listen:
The Game: Nioh
Developer: Team Ninja
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Release: February 7, 2017
Nioh is my favourite game out right now. It is an action-role playing game set in medieval Japan, where you play as William, a knight from England, who is brought to Japan in search of “Amrita,” a strange power that he does not quite understand. William aligns himself with Japanese warlords and meets people along his journey to help him with his quest. Throughout his journey, he’s forced to face and defeat people who oppose him, as well as supernatural demons taken straight from Japanese folklore.
The gameplay is challenging, but extremely entertaining. As a fan of Japanese culture, when I play I find myself completely immersed in the story, and I find myself playing for hours at a time without noticing. The gameplay and storyline makes you feel different types of emotions as you play, from getting hyped up to fight a huge cyclops, to feeling ways watching the story’s dramatic cutscenes, which perfect to play while listening to More Life.
Watch me play Nioh here: