After months (although it seems like years) of waiting for Drake’s More Life to drop, the end date is finally near.
With that in mind, it seems it’s only right we honour the details he’s teased us with tantalisingly over the past few months.
Back in October 2016, Drake announced he was going to treat us all to a bit of a different sound selection, which the rapper himself described as ‘more like a playlist.’
In addition to his revelation about his mysterious project, Drake hinted at a December release-date, but six months later, we’re still here waiting patiently…
With no further information, here’s a re-cap of the key events in the More Life timeline, as reported in The Fader, to keep you going for another three days…
October 23rd 2016
As Drake celebrated his 30th birthday, he revealed to OVO Sound Radio how he wanted to create a whole new project which would be ‘like a soundtrack to your life’.
October 24th 2016
Three new tracks, Fake Love, Sneakin, and Two Birds, One Stone, were released and Drake revealed they would be included in his project.
November 1st 2016
Genius, Noah “40” Shebib revealed why Kanye West was credited on Drake’s Two Birds, One Stone track.
Me and Kanye produced the track.
I made it from some drums he [West] had given me. Not quite the elaborate story the world is looking for.
November 4th 2016
Used To This landed online and was supposed to feature on Future’s Beast Mode 16, although it has not appeared on any of his albums and is yet to be released.
December 10th 2016
Oliver El Khatib revealed the More Life release date would be pushed back from December until early 2017.
December 14th 2016
started some vibes with Drake today. more life
— tiller (@brysontiller) December 14, 2016
Bryson Tiller tweeted an ominous message, hinting at the possibility he may be featuring on Drake’s project.
January 11th 2017
Nineteen85 revealed a little bit more information about Drake’s mystery playlist.
The producer and dvsn member said:
That’s why he’s trying to call it a playlist because he has a bunch of people in a space, hanging out.
He’s so aware of what everybody else is doing musically that he likes to introduce new music and new artists to the rest of the world.
January 19th 2017
Jennifer Lopez dropped a bombshell on the Ellen DeGeneres show that her and Drake were working on a collaboration, saying ‘We’ll see if it’s on his next album.’
January 26th 2017
Drake updated Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari, on his thinking behind his playlist, saying he wanted ‘to keep people excited, give them new music, let them know I’m still hungry.
January 28th 2017
Drake’s world tour kicked off and during his first show in Amsterdam, he hinted More Life would be released by the time he came back at the end of February.
February 6th 2017
Hush Up The Silence was debuted on OVO Sound Radio and Oliver El-Khatib offered reassurance on More Life, saying ‘everything’s moving along nicely.’
February 10th 2017
During the Leeds leg of his tour, Drake sent fans into a frenzy by revealing he was ‘about a week and a half, two weeks away’ from completing his project.
February 19th 2017
Drake teased out even more tit-bits about More Life to DJ Semtex on OVO Sound Radio.
The style in which it is being put together is based on the concept of OVO Sound Radio. It’s almost like a radio show.
I basically asked myself, What if I did it like OVO Sound Radio but every song was a new Drake song? It’s more like an evolution of a mixtape. After VIEWS, I was inspired and I wanted to keep the music going and get people inspired.
February 21st 2017
Atlanta based rapper, SahBabii flew over to meet Drake in England to record a remix of Pull Up Wit Ah Stick.
March 3rd 2017
Drake, who is currently in Sweden, posted this message in Swedish.
English translation: "If you're reading/translating this, it's too late" pic.twitter.com/NKl9NG7sEy
— Dylan Farella (@dfarella) March 4, 2017
Drake posted an ominous message to twitter during his Swedish tour dates, which reads: “If you’re reading/translating this, it’s too late.”
To add to the mounting hype, he then added ‘More Life, March 4, 2017,’ before deleting his cryptic message.
Fans went into overdrive, speculating the imminent release of More Life, but Noah “40” Shebib put a stop to these after claiming it was still being finished.
March 11 2017
Drake finally made the announcement More Life will be released on March 18.
Only three more days to go until the wait is over – it cannot come quick enough!