Album Review | Future

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This album was released on February 17th this year. It should come as no surprise at this point that I can’t stand Future’s music, especially if you read my review of 56 Nights. That’s one of the most negative reviews I’ve ever written. His music is just so stale to me. It’s… I don’t usually say this, but I really feel like it’s trash. It’s like fast food. It’s always super repetitive. 90% of the time he sounds like he has no interest in what he’s saying. His voice is fucking awful to me. A good amount of the beats he raps over sound the same and lack any depth or soul. It’s been a while since I listened to any of his music tho. I wanna give him a chance. This is a self titled album, so one would hope that he’d try to step it up a little. Also the album cover was pretty fuckin’ cool. There’s a very high possibility that this could end up being one of the worst albums I’ve ever reviewed tho. There are no features, so that could be a problem. It’s also 17 fucking tracks long. I’m gonna have to go all out for this one. Oh shit, I almost forgot to mention… Uh… So, I’m writing this review on Thursday, February 23rd. He’s actually dropping another album tonight called HNDRXX. That album is ALSO gonna be 17 tracks. I’ve pretty much decided that I’m gonna review that album no matter how I feel about this one. So even if I think this self titled album is the aural equivalent to genital mutilation, I will STILL be reviewing HNDRXX. This is probably gonna be a huge mistake. I’ve already made a fuck ton of mistakes this year tho, so I’m just gonna ride this train of fuck ups straight to hell. Here we go…

Track 1: Rent Money (Prod. The Beat Bully, Chef Tate & DJ Khaled)

Huh… So DJ Khaled actually helped with the production? That’s interesting… I guess… Alright, it’s starting now. Oh shit… Okay, this beat is actually really fuckin’ dope. The hook is kinda cool. “Yo baby mama fuck me better when the rent’s due.” He rhymed the words “fuck you” with themselves for the first four bars of the first verse. Hmm… You know, I really don’t think this is that bad. It’s not pissing me off like a lot of Future’s music does. I don’t think I’d ever have the desire to listen to this again tho. The only thing that really stands out is the production. I know this is fucked up to say, but I kinda wish this beat was given to a different rapper. Future just does nothing for me. Even the beat gets kinda old after a while tho. It’s really repetitive. This song is only four and a half minutes long, but it feels like 10 minutes. One verse would have sufficed. I’m already tired of this track. He’s just rambling about how he’s fucking everybody’s girl. “I let my brother fuck your bitch; he got the dog food.” This just isn’t for me. I’m not feelin’ this one. Fuck. You know what? I’m gonna go easy on him and say that this song is decent. If it came on the radio I wouldn’t really mind it. It’s alright. That skit at the end was completely unnecessary tho. 3/5

Track 2: Good Dope (Prod. Southside)

Oh shit. This beat is dope af. The hook is fine I guess. His flow on this first verse is pretty annoying. He thankfully switches it up after a while tho. Man… I don’t even know what to say at this point. This is no different from the previous track. Literally the only thing I like about this song is the production. It’s a shame this beat was given to such a wack MC. I just can’t do it. I don’t see the appeal. What makes people like Future more than any other Trap artist? Is it the voice? Am I the only one who hates his voice? His flow isn’t good. There’s no way in hell people listen to him for his bars. He’s just such a boring rapper. What is it about this guy that everyone loves? I don’t get it. I’m not feelin’ this one. This is wack to me. 2/5

Track 3: Zoom (Prod. Southside, Fuse & !llmind)

Oh shit… !llmind helped with this song? Okay, this should be interesting. I guess. It’s starting now. Okay, yeah this beat is pretty dope. Uuuuuuuughh… God. I’m getting nothing from this. It’s more of the same. I feel like you could take every single lyric from any of Future’s songs and throw it over this beat and it wouldn’t be any different. There’s no improvement. This is kinda how I felt about Drake’s latest album, Views. The producers are doing all the work. Future doesn’t do these beats justice. There’s an absurd number of rappers who I’d rather hear over this production. I just can’t do it, y’all. Future’s just such a boring rapper. Seriously this is some of the most generic shit I’ve heard in a long time. This song isn’t terrible, but I hope I never hear it again. Now I’m starting to get annoyed. Fast food. That’s what this music is. This is like biting into one of them dry, flavorless burgers from McDonalds. This is wack to me. 2/5

Track 4: Draco (Prod. DJ Spinz)

Oh God… Oh no… No. This is… No. This is already the worst song on the album so far. This beat… Nah. I’m not feelin’ it. The hook is not good. What the fuck… What the fuck is he doing? He keeps saying “woah woah woah woah woah woah” and it sounds ridiculous. My God this is awful. This beat is so fucking annoying. Stop. Stop. That’s enough. I can’t do it. I don’t know if I can finish this song. Honestly, anything longer than two minutes is too long for a Future song. Uuuuuugh. Jesus fucking Christ. Why? What the fuck am I listening to? I hate myself for deciding to review this. I fucking knew this was a bad idea, but I did it anyway. If you’re a fan of Future, you probably hate me right now. It’s fine tho because nobody hates me more than I hate myself. This song is fucking terrible. 1/5

Track 5: Super Trapper (Prod. Southside & DY)

This beat is kinda cool. The hook is fine. Whenever I listen to Future I feel like my brain is decomposing. Noooooo. Uuuuuugh. This is so fucking boring. It’s like… I don’t even know. Why the fuck am I doing this? This is like listening to paint dry. Yeah. LISTENING to paint dry. Do people consider Future “Mumble Rap?” I guess they do. I know they consider Desiigner a mumble rapper, so Future must be a mumble rapper too. Why can’t Future make a song as good as Panda? How is that even possible? How has he not been able to do that yet? Is he even trying? It doesn’t seem like it. I feel like I’m listening to the same song over and over again. The only difference is the production. Honestly I could probably write this whole review without even listening to the rest of the project. I can already predict what the fuck it’s gonna sound like. This song is not good. It’s definitely better than the previous track. At least the beat is good. That’s it tho. I’m not feelin’ this one. It’s wack to me. 2/5

Track 6: POA (Prod. Southside)

Nobody’s safe from Future’s trash ass music. Sorry lol. I couldn’t resist being an asshole. Anyway, this beat is actually pretty cool. That’s it. Honestly, I feel like I’m just reviewing the production at this point. This beat’s cool, but it gets kinda annoying after a while. What is there for me to say at this point? It’s hard to do a track by track review for an album like this where there’s minimal variation in the actual rapping. I can tolerate Future on a hook. That’s it tho. I never wanna hear this guy rap. His music is just so lifeless to me. I can’t do it. This shit is wack. 2/5

Track 7: Mask Off (Prod. Metro Boomin’)

Huh. I’m actually kinda surprised that this is the first Metro Boomin’ beat on the whole album. I guess it’s good that Future’s not sticking with one producer for the whole project. I usually like when MCs do that, but I don’t think Future’s the kinda artist that can do that. Every verse is extremely similar, so I wouldn’t want the beats to be too similar either. I guess they already are all really similar tho… Okay, forget everything I just said. This song’s starting now. Oh shit? Okay… Okay, here we go. This beat is dope af. Yes. You know what? I think I might actually be able to fuck with this song. There’s always that one track on a Future project that I can fuck with, like Commas or March Madness. I think this may be it. The production is fantastic, and I don’t mind the hook at all. I don’t even think the first verse from Future is that bad. I don’t know what it is. Maybe I just prefer him over this more lowkey production. He’s not yelling, so he sounds a lot better. Metro Boomin’ really put his ass in this song. Yes. I really love the way he flipped this sample. The way the vocals came in for that one line in the second verse was really dope. Yeah. I like this one. I actually like this song. It’s a Christmas miracle. I fuck with this one. 4/5

Track 8: High Demand (Prod. DY & Tre Pounds)

This beat is alright. The hook is decent. The first verse was fine I guess. I feel like this is a bad song, but it’s not pissing me off like a lot of the other tracks did. Future’s singing and it’s not good. I can tolerate it tho. “Grab on that pussy like Donald.” Yeah… Nah… I’m not feelin’ this one. I mean, I guess it’s alright… I don’t know. Future wasn’t pissing me off on this track that much, but this is one of the more underwhelming beats so far in my opinion. I’m never gonna listen to this song again. Yeah. Okay, yeah. I feel pretty comfortable calling this a bad song. It’s wack to me. 2/5

Track 9: Outta Time (Prod. Southside & Jake One)

This beat is dope af. I kinda like this hook too. It’s pretty catchy. Okay, here we go. Am I about to like another song on this album? I can’t believe it. The first verse was fine. Wow. I just listened to the whole song. I liked it. I mean, there’s not really much to say about it. The beat and the hook are both dope, and the verses are tolerable. I don’t think this is as good as Mask Off, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it. This is dope to me. 4/5

Track 10: Scrape (Prod. Metro Boomin’)

Nah. Lmao. Nah. I’m not feelin’ this one. The beat is nothing special. The hook is annoying and repetitive. It’s just him repeating “scrape it out the pot when I cook it.” It’s just a typical, generic Trap song about cookin’ dope. It’s kinda funny how he keeps saying “SKRRR SKRRR SKRRR SKRRR” in the background. There’s no way I would ever listen to this shit again tho. Wow. This fool really said “SKRRR SKRRR SKRRR SKRRR” after every single line. Lmao. Hell no. I can’t fuck with this one. This is wack to me. 2/5

Track 11: I’m So Groovy (Prod. Tarentino & Tre Pounds)

Okay, here we go. This beat is dope af. I don’t mind this hook. LMAO. This dude’s delivery on this first verse is hilarious. He’s singing with a shit ton of autotune and it sounds ridiculous. I don’t mind it tho. I’m enjoying this song. The way he says “Mm hmm” after every single line in the first & third verses is kinda annoying, but it’s not that big of a deal. This song lasted a bit too long in my opinion. I think two verses would’ve been enough. I like the song tho. This one’s actually dope to me. 4/5

Track 12: Might As Well (Prod. Tarentino)

This beat is really dope. I’m not feelin’ this hook tho. Tarentino is actually a really good producer. I wish he gave this beat to someone else because it’s fucking great. I’ve listened to about half of this song now. Again, the production is absolutely fantastic. This is the only beat on this album that I can call “chill.” I’m not feelin’ Future’s contribution this song tho. The hook is really long winded. Honestly, it just sounds like another verse. It’s not really any different from the rest of the song sonically. I wish I liked this song more than I do. The production is stellar. I just can’t take Future on this track tho. Hopefully a more capable MC remixes this shit. 3/5

Track 13: Poppin’ Tags (Prod. Southside)

Oh my fuck. This beat is crazy. This shit is HARD. GotDAMN. Okay. Yes. This is dope. I really wasn’t feelin’ that intro where Future was kinda singing, but that’s just a nitpick. I don’t even mind Future rapping on here. He’s yelling like a maniac, but it works over this loud production. The hook is nothing special, but it works. I actually like this song. You know, I’m honestly shocked by how many of these songs I fuck with. I felt lucky after finding ONE dope song, but this is the fourth one so far. Hopefully he can keep this shit going with even more dope shit. 4/5

Track 14: Massage In My Room (Prod. DY & Southside)

This beat is kinda cool. I’m not feelin’ this hook tho. The first verse did nothing for me. Okay, I’m ready for this song to be over. I’ve heard enough. This isn’t good. The production is alright, but aside from that I’m not fuckin’ with this shit at all. Whatever my mom’s cooking downstairs smells absolutely phenomenal. This song isn’t very good tho. It’s more generic Future shit. It sounds the same as most of his other shit. This is wack. 2/5

Track 15: Flip (Prod. Southside & DJ Spinz)

This beat is dope. Not feelin’ the hook. Nah. Nah. Again, this is more of the same. Absolutely nothing about this track stands out. I mean, the production was kinda interesting at first, but it gets old really quickly. This is more McDonald’s music. I’m never gonna listen to this shit again. This is wack to me. 4/5

Track 16: When I Was Broke (Prod. Zaytoven)

Wow. Zaytoven is playin’ the fuck outta that piano. Woah. Okay, yeah this beat is dope af. I’ve been getting tired of Zaytoven lately, but this is actually really fuckin’ nice. I’m not feelin’ this hook at all tho. Man… This could’ve been such a good song. This is one of the best beats on the album, but Future sounds terrible. He’s singing the hook, and his voice is absolutely horrific. He’s rapping about his girl who was loyal even when he was broke af. Not interested. Sorry. This shit isn’t good. The fucking beat tho… Fuck. I really wish I could fuck with this. I just can’t. It’s not good. This is wack to me. 2/5

Track 17: Feds Did A Sweep (Prod. Zaytoven)

Yes. Zaytoven. Yes. Man, he really went in for Future. I haven’t enjoyed a Zaytoven beat this much in a long ass time. The song just ended. I’m sorry. I can’t do it. I think this is a decent song, but there’s no way I’d ever wanna listen to this shit again. It’s just not doing anything for me. It’s fine tho. It’s just not for me. I’m fucking done with this album y’all. 3/5

Final Thoughts:

Thank God. It’s finally over. That was actually not as bad as I thought it would be. I’m shocked that I got 4 good songs outta this project. I wasn’t expecting that. I guess it’s a good thing I decided to give him a chance. I think this album is mediocre at best, but it’s probably worth listening to if you’re into this kinda shit. Even I got a handful of good songs, so I’m sure his fans will eat this shit up. This shit is too fuckin’ long tho. He seriously needs to chill. I don’t know if I’m ready for 17 more songs later tonight. I’m gonna give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that HNDRXX will be different. I mean, one would think that he would just make it a double album if he was gonna go for the same exact sound on both projects. I guess we’ll see soon enough. This isn’t a good album. It’s not that bad tho. It’s just really, really not good. It’s about as close to being bad as an album can get without actually being bad. It’s mediocre. That’s better than I was expecting.

Favorite Song: Mask Off

Least Favorite Song: Draco

Verdict:

51%

50-59

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11 comments

  1. I feel like my intelligence has been insulted any time I hear Future. And this has been no exception there’s little redeeming quality in this project and what’s funny this dude can’t realize nobody besides a select group of jackasses who wear Supreme and think “The Life Of Pablo” was deep. It’s sickening.

    Good luck reviewing HNDRXX bro.

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