Letter To Future
Doe Boy has had a strong second half of 2016, with records like "Doe Boy Home," "Mama Never Understood," and "Gang," last month's collab with his fellow Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly. Of course, he spent the first half of the year locked in a cell, finishing up a nearly three year sentence that he began when he was 18 years old.
If you aren't tuned into OVO Sound Radio right now, you're missing an incredible sequence of bangers arranged by DJ Esco, aka The Coolest DJ In The World. You're also missing a major comeback statement from Future. Though he dropped a potential chart-topper earlier this month with "Used to This," he got a strong assist from Drake, and that was really a pop song -- a beautiful one, yes, but he needs to get back into savage mode if he wants to really remind ATL of his absence, during which he's allowed his competitors to get some leverage in the city.
As expected, DJ Esco came through with a massive exclusive during his guest set on tonight's episode of OVO Sound Radio. He's currently dropping a scorching mix of all the latest hits blowing up in the ATL right now, and he's really showing how his city is ahead of the game, especially when it comes to what works in the club. The biggest moment came when Future checked in and introduced a brand new track, entitled "Ain't Tryin'," and boy was it a big one. Future sounds super sleek as he raps about wanting to travel solo amid his savage pursuits.
Gucci Mane & Future
Now that Woptober is over, Gucci Mane fans have been pateintly waiting for The Return Of East Atlanta Santa to arrive next month, but out of nowhere last night the ATL veteran decided to drop a bomb on the game & surprise us with the release of his Free Bricks 2 mixtape with Future.
Belly Feat. Future
Future's more recent music has found hime delving into darkness, and surprisingly, it's made for the most commercially successful material of his career. Heavy, textural, melodic rap is definitely at its peak popularity right now, and Belly has found his own lane within that sound, recruiting the like-minded Future on his new track "Frozen Water." The two go back-and-forth on some intoxicating production, as Belly adds a more delicate melody to Future's barrelling confessions.
Used To This (Remix)
YFN Lucci Feat. Greedy
Two tapes into his career, and YFN Lucci is one of the hottest in Atlanta. He recently featured on Meek Mill's DC4, and in September, his biggest-ever hit, "Key to the Streets," was given a well-deserved remix from the ColleGrove pairing of Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz. Lucci is now back with a remix of his own, as he and a close affiliate, Greedy of the Bird Gang, have taken on what will soon be a smash hit, Future and Drake's "Used to This," which is produced by Zaytoven.
Used To This
Future Feat. Drake
Over the past few months, ATL hitmaker Zaytoven has been teasing fans of his & Future’s long awaited Beast Mode 16 project, saying that Drake was to be expected on the first single & that it was completely finished back in September, but nothing ever came of it until today that is.
2 Chainz Feat. Future
Off the top, I can't think of anyone who's going harder than 2 Chainz. Most reasonably assumed that he wouldn't have another hot streak like the 2012-'13 stretch he had that encompassed Based on a T.R.U. Story, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, a handful of hit singles, and even more worthy features. Right now, though, it sounds like he's rapping better than he ever has before. Yesterday, Chainz released his fourth project of the year, Hibachi for Lunch, and all 7 of its tracks are winners.
New Level (Remix)
A$AP Ferg Feat. Future, A$AP Rocky & Lil Uzi Vert
ASAP Ferg is getting ready to hit the road with Playboi Carti & Rob $tone later this month for the “Turnt & Burnt” Tour, but before he does he’s got a treat for fans in celebration of his 28th birthday today (10/20).
Perky's Calling (Remix)
Today Lil Durk has announced a new set of tour dates in support of his last album, Lil Durk 2x, which dropped back in July. He's prepared to be on the road for most of the fall and leading into winter. In order to let the tour dates make more of an impact, he's giving fans a new remix of Future's "Perky's Calling" alongside the date.
How It Feel
While Future continues to run through the “Summer Sixteen Tour” with Drake right now, a random new leak from the Freebandz Gang rapper has somehow surfaced online early Saturday morning called “How It Feel,” and it’s rumored to be off his long awaited Ape Shit mixtape.
Ralo Feat. Future
Ralo might not be a household name just yet, but he's definitely taking the right steps to get there. He's getting all the right affiliations and co-signs to bring his music to more eyes, from a Rich Gang look/Birdman's general approval, to being heavily supported by Future (case in point) and more.
Lil Uzi Vert Feat. Future
On his 22nd birthday, Lil Uzi Vert surprised fans with the release of The Perfect Luv Tape, the follow-up to April's highly acclaimed Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World. It had been a while since a mixtape of this caliber had impacted the summer. In fact, the last tape with this much hype was probably DJ Esco's Project E.T. Just like that one, The Perfect Luv Tape includes a collaboration between Uzi and Future. "Seven Million" is the tape's final track. It's a special one.
Do You Mind
DJ Khaled Feat. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Future, August Alsina, Jeremih & Rick Ross
"Holy Key," the first single from DJ Khaled's album Major Key, was a triumph. In particular, the Kendrick verse. With the album due out tomorrow, Khaled premieres another track by way of iHeartRadio called "Do You Mind." The supporting cast of Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Future, August Alsina, Jeremih, and Rick Ross is like the rap equivalent of the "New Year's Eve" cast.
Hated On Me
Lil Durk Feat. Future
Lil Durk is getting ready to release his new album on Friday called Lil Durk 2X, which will feature guest appearances from Yo Gotti, Kid Ink, Ty Dolla Sign, Future, Dej Loaf, and more. Available now for pre-order on iTunes, those of you who take advantage of the early purchase will receive this new Future-assisted record, “Hated On Me,” for free as an instant download.
The flood has begun.
Guap On Me
Anyone who says Future's juice is less potent these days clearly didn't hear him on Savage Mode. Or on the majority of Project E.T., with surefire anthems like "100it Racks," "Married to the Game," "Who," and most of all, "Too Much Sauce." Each of the tracks embodied a different style that he's capable of. Fans digested Purple Reign and EVOL, both released in January, like fast food, and indeed, it was too much sauce for just one month.
21 Savage Feat. Future
A day ahead of 21 Savage's highly anticipated Savage Mode, what will likely be the album's biggest track has surfaced. "X Bitch" is the only Savage Mode track with a guest feature, and it's a big one -- coming from Future Hendrix, who knows how to handle an X Bitch as well as a Metro Boomin production better than anyone. Metro, who's taken much of this year off to work on Savage Mode, lays down an absolute beauty here.
Ty Dolla $ign Feat. Future
Two of the world's finest purveyors of ratchet -- one a student of R&B and the other a lifelong inhabitant of the trap -- have joined forces for a new single: "Campaign." It's the title track of a new project that Ty Dolla $ign announced with today's premiere, which comes courtesy of Zane Lowe of Beats 1 radio. Calling in from Croatia, Ty tells Lowe that the collaboration was recorded on his tourbus while he was on the road with Future as an opening act on his "Purple Reign" tour.
Future & Maceo
It's been a while since Lil Mexico's own Maceo came through with some new music, his last track being the TM88-produced single -- "MCM Bag" -- that he dropped at the end of last year. The Freebandz signee is now back in a major way, as he has appeared next to Future as well as Zaytoven, one of his boss' favorite producers, on a new collaborative single entitled "Havin It."