Future took some time with Westwood to talk about working with the likes of Drake and DJ Khaled, and he offers some praise to recent collaborators, such as Pusha T, while mentioning his antics with Drake in Canada.
Future is pretty busy as of late between being one of rap's next big things and fathering a child with the wonderful Ciara. However, he still found time to sit down with the British DJ, Westwood, to spare some words about some of the exciting artists he has had the chance to work with as of late.
If some of the artists he associates with eclipse some others, he could be forgiven when you consider the just how big some of the names are. Future admits early on that Drake's verse on the remix to his wildly popular single, "Shit," was the, "Only verse I [Future] heard."
He further offers, “People been like getting on my songs from the beginning, like ‘Tony Montana’ to ‘Racks On Racks’ to ‘Ain’t No Way Around It,’ every song I ever done, people did it over. So, I don’t really listen to it because it just become a fad to me. It’s expected now, soon as I do a song I know somebody gon’ do it. I don’t even listen to it."
That's understandable when you release a song that in turn gets what seems near fifty separate remixes. He does, however, spare his attention towards artists he specifically queried, saying, “I asked Drake to do his verse, so when I ask you to do it, I pay attention, but I didn’t ask no one else to get on my songs. They just jump on it. But it’s cool because it adds life to the song, but I don’t ever pay attention to it. Sorry.”
He later goes on to detail his recent antics on Drake's tour in Canada, where he surprised the lucky audience members with his completely unexpected appearances. Future expounded upon this, saying:
"Most incredible experience, my first time going out man, it was wonderful. City-to-city we tearing it down, sold out. Canada was sold out. Everywhere we went sold out, it was made real. Great, great experience being able to come out on stage. He’d bring me out every night on the stage, the element of surprise was crazy ‘cause people thought I wasn’t going to go on tour. We had’em faked out the whole time, they really believed it. That’s why I say the media believe anything you put out there so it’s cool. I love it, tell’em what they wanna believe and they go and run with it until they hear and see the truth."
Well, messing with the media is an occupational hazard when you're someone who works with top-of-the-line producers and artists, such as Khaled-- with whom he has a specific working relationship. Of course, the two of have created some of the biggest hits. On this, Future said:
“'Bugatti’ was special, I did ‘Bugatti,’ ‘I Wanna Be With You,’ and ‘Bitches & Bottles’ with Khaled on the same day. On the same day. I love working with Khaled in his room in Miami. He was calling me, he was like, ‘I got this song I want you to do. When you going in the studio?’ I’m like, ‘I’m in the studio now but I’m not going to do it ‘cause you gotta be here...Every record we ever did you was there, so I don’t wanna never not do a record when you not there, it’s not gon’ come out right. I gotta see your facial expression, I gotta have you jumping around the room.’ His energy level is always at a all-time high. Sometimes when I’m even going through the stuff I just call Khaled—he don’t even know this, but he gon’ know it now—I just call him and listen to him talk and I just amp him like, ‘Hey man, you got that new record?’ He go, ‘Do I got the new record? Of course, you haven’t heard about me? I been running it for eight summers strong.’”
He also spares some words towards his most recent hit, "Move That Dope," which will otherwise be known as the song that got Pharrell to rap again. He said, “I wanted to be able to show the people from the first single, off the rip, that I gave you something special. You never got a verse from Skateboard P in a minute, so just to get him to rap while he doing the 'Happy's' and the Daft Punk’s and the ‘Blurred Lines,’ and then I go the opposite direction with a verse, man, I’m setting the tone...Pusha T one of my favorites too because he got line after line, he punchline king. King Push, that’s what he call himself. ”
Watch the full interview below.