Announced in October, Drake’s “More Life” project was originally thought to have a December 2016 release date, but after the month came and went, Drizzy’s manager Oliver El-Khatib revealed the album wouldn’t be out until early 2017.
Now in March and moving out of the early 2017 window, “More Life” has yet to release, and it doesn’t appear it will be dropping any time soon. According to an Instagram post from producer Noah “40” Shebib, the “Fake Love” rapper’s upcoming work has yet to be completed.
On Sunday, 40 took to Instagram to post a shout out to a friend of his who recently opened up a restaurant. It was in the photo’s caption that the producer revealed news about Drake’s album. “Zig I’ll be there asap just got to finish ‘More Life,’” he wrote.
With different people involved on the record throwing out conflicting release date updates, it’s hard to know when “More Life” will actually release. In early February, Drake said he was two weeks away from finishing the project.
“I’m excited because I’m about like a week and a half, two weeks away from finishing this project I’m working on called ‘More Life,’” he told a crowd in Leeds, England. “All that means is I get to drop a new project and at some point I get to come back and be with my people in Leeds.”
While “More Life” is considered to be Drake’s next album following 2016’s “Views,” the project has actually been described as a playlist by the Toronto artist. “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,” he said during his OVO Sound radio show.
The playlist will feature new music from Dake as well as songs from other artists close to the rapper. “All original music from me. You might hear some tunes from the [OVO] family on there. Just really excited… I just want to celebrate life. More life. That’s what we live by. That’s something we not take for granted,” he added.