Future announces his plans to drop "Forever or NEVER," which will be his first tape since "Purple Reign."
After taking a hiatus upon inundating the game with two excellent projects in the first month of the year, Future has begun to tighten his grasp on Summer Sixteen. These days, there are only a couple of artists whose releases are greeted with a similar level of anticipation, especially when it comes to mixtapes. He's basically already dropped one solid project this summer with DJ Esco's Project E.T., which contained beauties like "Married to the Game," "Too Much Sauce," and "Who." He has now announced his next tape, Forever or NEVER, which will be dedicated to his Freebandz team and label.
It's unclear if Future will be the lead artist on Forever or NEVER, or if it will be a collaborative release between all of the artists in the Freebandz Gang. Regardless, it seems that Future is spearheading the project, and thus every track should have his stamp of approval. Yesterday's "Havin It," a Zaytoven-produced collab between Future and his Freebandz artist Maceo, could be the first preview of Forever or NEVER.
The announcement comes shortly after Zaytoven revealed that Beast Mode 16, the follow-up to his and Future's beloved joint mixtape from January 2015, is almost complete and that the tape will include at least one collaboration with Future's "Summer Sixteen" tourmate, Drake. If Future's tweets are to be trusted, then Forever or NEVER will arrive before Beast Mode 16. If Project ET, Forever orNEVER, and Beast Mode 16 all touch down in the same summer, then the whole game will experience a Freebandz takeover.
Be warned: "If u lowkey hating on yo homie or your homies, then this tape not for u." Right now, the Freebandz Gang consists of Future, Young Scooter, Zoey Dollaz, Doe Boy, Maceo, Casino, Test, and more. Producer Metro Boomin, an inseparable part of Future's current success, is also part of the team.