FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto. More than 300,000 visitors are expected to descend on Las Vegas for an extravagant New Year's Eve celebration. Nightclubs are pulling out all the stops with performances from DJ Calvin Harris, rappers T-Pain and Kendrick Lamar and artists Drake and Bruno Mars. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

FILE – In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto. More than 300,000 visitors are expected to descend on Las Vegas for an extravagant New Year’s Eve celebration. Nightclubs are pulling out all the stops with performances from DJ Calvin Harris, rappers T-Pain and Kendrick Lamar and artists Drake and Bruno Mars. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

Drake has done it again. With the release of his newest album, “More Life”, he captured a new sound and soul we didn’t get from “Views”. Maintaining his typical “heartbreak Drake,” incorporating his newfound reggae roots, and now moving towards London influences, each track is a surprise.

Upon Drake announcing the upcoming album on his 30th birthday last October, nobody knew what to expect. Each studio album he’s released has incorporated a different vibe that sets each apart from the others. No stranger to samples, various tracks sample work from an array of artists and even snippets from his own previous album.

For instance:

Free Smoke samples “Building a Ladder by Hiatus Kaiyote,” a Neo-soul group from Australia.

Jorja Interlude samples Stevie Wonder’s harmonica solo in “Doing it Wrong” from Drake’s Take Care album (2011).

Get it Together samples “Superman,” a club mix by Black Coffee.

Some fans agreed that the input of on the instrumentals gave them all the feels. Love it or leave it, like all Drake albums, it’s a success.

 

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