So, anyone who regularly reads this blog knows that I’m a huge Future fan. It should also be known that I’m currently the treasurer of #FutureHive. To be real, he and I normally get into arguments about his lean budget, but that’s neither here nor there. In any case, when he dropped his FUTURE album two weeks ago, I was a little disappointed. I didn’t see any evolution in the music. The album sounded like it could’ve been just a random mixtape. Little did we know, he was about to release an atom bomb the next week. Ultimately, if DS2 is the pinnacle of rapping Future, then HNDRXX is the pinnacle of singing Future.
Now, before I continue, let me make a few things clear. No, Future doesn’t reeeeeally sing. I mean, we can all hear the saturation of Auto-Tune on his voice. However; even when an artist can’t sing, finely-tuned ears can hear when they have a knack for melody. Plainly put, Future makes catchy shit, son. It takes talent to routinely make songs that stick in people’s heads. So, no, he’s not a rapper or singer in the purest sense. But, I always find myself vibing to his jams.
With all of that being said, this HNDRXX album has some of his best written songs. Look, son, if anyone can’t jam to “Use Me,” “Incredible,” “Fresh Air” or “Neva Missa Lost,” I’m going to judge their ability to feel. That’s right, I said it, son. Big whoop, wanna fight about it? Anyway, the melodies on these tracks are strong as shit, man. “Neva Missa Lost” is getting the most rotation right now because he successfully repurposed a melody from Jodeci‘s “My Heart Belongs to U.” This type of shit matters to me because Jodeci is my favorite R&B group of all-time. Since Future was able to interpolate that song without making me hate him, I have to give him his props.
Ok, my Stan-ning is over for today, son. All I’m saying is, give the album a chance. Look, LC would never steer anybody wrong, bro. Well, unless if I’m being asked whether or not it’s a good idea to play Flip Cup with 151. Of course it is, man! Good day.