By Jordon Suber
Future’s self-titled fifth studio album has finally arrived. In a recent interview with Zane Lowe, which aired on Beats 1, Future admitted to shutting down his social media presence around the time he started putting pieces together for an album to focus and put his all into his music.
“I wanted to give the fans all of me,” Future said. Future also said he wanted to “embrace everything including his success” on his new project. After this album, he said he wants to go back “underground” with his music. On this project Future has sought out familiar faces (Metro Boomin’, 808 Mafia leader Southside, Dj Khaled) while also adding on a new face to the lineup. DY is the producer Future has added on this album. DY is credited with three tracks on this project: “Super Trapper,” “High Demand,” and “Massage in my room.” Future has stated that “DY is the next one.” This is a huge compliment to the young producer from the mega-star.
“Super Trapper” is a reflection of the rapper’s life.. Future wanted to stay true to who he is and wanted to make the most of his environment. “Super Trapper” is taking the average person and making him into a superhero.
“Draco” is named after “Draco season,” and Future said he wanted capture energy with this title. In the DJ Khaled co-produced song, Future raps, “I got my empire up like Lucious.” I think the song is amazing and I love a good TV reference. In my opinion every song is a head-banger and I have a hard time choosing a favorite.
This unexpected album is nothing but fire. Future wanted to take his music in a new direction when he felt he earned the prestige and delivered on his promise.