Drake's 30th birthday is tomorrow, and all his fans are already celebrating, as he just announced a new project, More Life, and premiered four new tracks on OVO Sound Radio. He began with a track called "Two Birds One Stone," which will appear on More Life. The song will be welcomed fare for those longing for Drake at his most lyrical. He raps nonstop for the better part of four minutes, alternating crafty metaphors and similes with layered, reflective storytelling.
Over lo-fi, sample-heavy R&B production -- the classic OVO formula, likely involving 40 -- Drake's main focus with "Two Birds One Stone" is to address those who question his status in the rap game because his background isn't in the streets. He defends his own story while also attempting to expose rappers who cling to dope boy fantasies when they've really only engaged in low-level street activity.
"Two Birds One Stone" will join "Sneakin'," a collab with 21 Savage, and "Fake Love" -- the pop-leaning record with the most hit potential -- on More Life, which Drake says is arriving in December.
UPDATE: Looks like a shot at Kid Cudi, who's currently in rehab for severe depression, in the lyrics below.
You were the Man on the Moon, now you go through your phases
Life of the angry and famous
Rap like I know I’m the greatest and give you the tropical flavors
Still never been on hiatus
You stay xan and perked up so when reality set in you don’t gotta face it