On Friday (March 10), Drake confirmed that he was extremely close to finalizing work on his forthcoming playlist during a “Boy Meets World Tour” stop in Hamburg, Germany.
“I know it’s taken me a while, but I’m going to the hotel tonight to finish this More Life shit so I can give it to you as soon as possible,” he told fans. “I hope you’re ready to enjoy some new music.”
Drake announced More Life in October 2016. The original release was slated for December. It was pushed back to early 2017.
A month ago, Drizzy promised to complete it within two weeks. Rumors claimed it would drop March 4. Since then, however, Drake’s producer Noah “40” Shebib said it wasn’t ready to drop just yet.
When it does arrive, the 6 God says the playlist will be like an episode of OVOSOUND Radio with all new music. “It’s just an evolution of the mixtape,” he said. “It was getting tough to be like, ‘I’m dropping a mixtape but it’s for sale on iTunes.’ It was like, ‘Oh, that’s your album.’ I didn’t want people to say this is my next album. Views was my album. This is something that, after Views, I was just inspired. I wanted to keep the music flowing.”
UPDATE: More Life finally has an official release date of Saturday, March 18. Watch Drake make the announcement in the trailer below.