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From Black Coffee to Young Thug, Here Are All of Drake's Collaborators on 'More Life'

From Black Coffee to Young Thug, Here Are All of Drake's Collaborators on 'More Life'
Black Coffee - Boy Meets World - Giggs - London - Migos - OVO Sound - Portland Oregon - Sampha - Skepta - Toronto
March 19

Drake performs at the Summer 16 Tour at Philips Arena on Aug. 25, 2016 in Atlanta.

Drake's More Life made its grand debut on OVO Sound radio courtesy of Apple Music on Saturday night (March 18). After nearly six months of teasing the "playlist" project, the OVO team -- with Oliver El-Khatib hosting the show from Toronto and Drake celebrating at a dinner in London -- unleashed the 22-track set of new material, with the exception of the previously released freebie "Fake Love."

The Boy Meets World seems an appropriate name for his current tour overseas, as More Life sounds like a diverse ode to London, Toronto, the islands and all of Drake's happy places.

The project would not be complete, of course, without a wide range of features including some of Britain's finest (Giggs, Skepta), female vocalists (Jorja Smith, Snoh Aalegra), frequent co-stars (2 Chainz, Sampha, a brief appearance from Lil Wayne) and young rap gods (Quavo, Travis Scott and Young Thug).

Get more familiar with the side acts, in alphabetical order, below.

The South African producer/DJ brings the flavor to "Get It Together," which reworks Black Coffee's "Superman." His album Home Brewed also earned a South African Music Award.

He spilled the details of his Drake collaboration in an interview with East Coast Radio's Phat Joe earlier this month. "He is going to take the song to another level," he said of "Get It Together." "People are going to love his version of the song but it won't erase the original... People had mixed feelings, like, 'Why would you give someone else your song? It is your song! Why are you letting them shine on the song?' But my understanding is different. I would love for our music to be exported on that level."

The U.K. rap star makes two cameos on More Life, first on "No Long Talk" and then "KMT." Last August, he released his fourth studio effort Landlord, which peaked at No. 2 on the Official U.K. Albums chart and hosted the singles "Lock Doh" and "Whippin' Excursion."

Earlier this year, Drake previewed his Giggs collaboration at his show in Amsterdam and London nightclub Tape London, while also bringing him out as a special guest during a show at the O2 Arena on his The Boy Meets World trek.

While J.Lo was romantically linked to Drake at the top of the year, she doesn't make an actual cameo on More Life. She does, however, get a call-out on Track No. 1 "Free Smoke," where the Toronto rapper claims "I drunk text J.Lo."

Her 1999 debut hit "If You Had My Love" is also sampled on "Teenage Fever." It's not clear whether this was the "collaboration" Lopez teased in a January interview with ET.

To note, "Get It Together" was the song playing in the background when she attended a Winter Wonderland prom with Drake.

The 19-year-old singer also makes two cameos on the set, even landing her own interlude. Smith dazzles on "Get It Together." Earlier this year, Drake posted a photo of her Project 11 EP on his Instagram.

Pablo makes a rare appearance on the illuminating track "Glow." The Chicago rapper sings triumphantly, "You better watch out for me / I'm bound to glow." Since 2015, Yeezy and Drizzy have teased a potential joint album. While the two have collaborated several times in the past, West most recently appeared on a version of Drake's Views cut "Pop Style," which also included Jay Z.

While the Young Money boss sadly doesn't offer a sixteen on More Life, he lights up during the outro of the happy hour-friendly "Blem."

"Good morning, good afternoon, good night. I'm here to talk about more life. One second," says Weezy, before sparking a lighter.

The OVO Sound signee hops on "Since Way Back." The Toronto rappers have previously worked on "Come and See Me," "Preach," "Recognize" and "With You.

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