New Future Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


2017-09-19-best-hip-hop-albums-2017

20 Best Hip-Hop and R&B Albums of 2017 (So Far), Ranked (Pt. 2) [Feature ]

Now eight-plus months through the calendar year, it's time for a part two in our quest to highlight the very best hip-hop and R&B albums of 2017. Following our first Best of 2017 installment, which we published... Read More

2017-07-21-flying-lotus-cant-stop-listening-to-future

Flying Lotus Can’t Stop Listening to Future [Feature ]

In an recent interview with Mass Appeal to promote his newly-released independent film, Kuso, veteran producer Flying Lotus, who is best known in hip-hop circles for supplying production work to more lyrically-oriented emcees... Read More

2017-06-26-future-hndrxx-new-song

Future Pulls a Kanye, Adds a New Song to ‘HNDRXX’ Album [Feature ]

Following the BET Awards on Sunday (June 25) evening, Future released "PIE," a new single featuring Chris Brown and co-produced by David D.A. Doman and Detail. While releasing a new single or video is certainly... Read More

2017-06-15-flood-or-drought-music-releases-in-2017

Is It Better to Release Too Much or Too Little Music in 2017? [Feature ]

I did something equally terrible and amazing the other day; I listened to a bunch of Gorilla Zoe music. Not just the old classics, but rather Zoe’s eerily unremembered series of 28 mixtapes that he released in... Read More

2017-07-08-what-does-it-mean-to-understand-a-beat

Future, “Draco” & What It Means to Truly “Understand” a Beat [Feature ]

Earlier this week, I drove to my final shift at my restaurant job in Columbia, South Carolina. No, this is not a story about how I was able to leave my “day job” to pursue writing. That remains to be determined.... Read More

2017-06-07-future-codeine-crazy-made-for-nicki

Future’s “Codeine Crazy” Beat Was Originally Made for Nicki Minaj [Feature ]

The best song in Future's massive catalog is "Codeine Crazy" and according to producer TM88, it could have ended up in the hands of another artist. "I really made the beat for Nicki [Minaj]," TM88 told HNHH. "She... Read More

2017-06-07-future-killed-hndrxx

Too Much Music: How Future’s Two-Album Strategy Has Killed ‘HNDRXX’ [Feature ]

“Future fucked around and dropped what may prove to be his masterpiece. 'HNDRXX' is the highest incarnation of Future: that alchemy of joy, drugs, and pain that makes you unsure whether you want to cry or... Read More

2017-05-23-future-mask-off-remix-kendrick-lamar

Future Releases “Mask Off” Remix Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Listen Now [Feature ]

Future's "Mask Off" is already a certified hit but that didn't stop the Epic Records superstar from grabbing a Kung Fu Kenny guest feature for the song's official remix. Overtop the original Metro Boomin... Read More

2017-05-10-future-10-best-music-videos

Future’s 10 Best Music Videos, Ranked [Feature ]

Last week, Future released the video for his now viral FUTURE cut “Mask Off.” The Colin Tilley-directed set of visuals features Future riding through a city that’s vying to be the location of the next Mad... Read More

2017-05-05-future-10-riaa-certifications-in-22-days

Future Has Earned 10 RIAA Certifications In the Past 22 Days [Feature ]

On Friday (May 5), the RIAA announced that, as of April 25, Future has earned Gold certifications to commemorate sales in excess of 500k units for his newly-released self-titled album FUTURE, as well as singles "Selfish"... Read More

2017-04-17-future-mask-off-highest-charting

Future Earns First Solo Top 10 Single Thanks to “Mask Off” Viral Challenge [Feature ]

Thanks to the growing popularity of the #MaskOffChallenge, the social media-inspired viral trend that has helped to keep Future's "Mask Off" single on repeat for the past three weeks, the ATL hitmaker has finally... Read More

2017-04-13-album-length-vs-critical-acclaim

Drake, Future & The Inverse Relationship Between Album Length & Critical Acclaim [Feature ]

The job of an editor is a thankless one. To paraphrase an expression I once heard, if an editor does their job perfectly, it should be impossible to notice. Admittedly, this expression is most frequently used in reference to... Read More

2017-04-12-terrace-martin-future-mask-off-remix

Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear Terrace Martin’s “Mask Off” Remix [Feature ]

What’s better than all these flute beats infiltrating hip-hop right now? Terrace Martin’s saxophone sprinkled over them. Throwing his hat into the #MaskOffChallenge ring—the latest trend sweeping social... Read More

2017-04-04-woodwind-use-in-hip-hop

From J Dilla & Nujabes to Future & Drake: Woodwinds in Hip-Hop [Feature ]

It’s difficult to track the significance of an individual sound. Saying that ‘x’ sound leads to ‘y’ effect is like deciding which part of a factory produced the finished product. The rise of the... Read More

2017-04-03-syd-future-developing-a-fanbase-in-the-digital-era

Syd, Future & The Importance of Developing a Fanbase in the Digital Era [Feature ]

I know this has been stated a thousand times in different iterations, but the internet and social media have fundamentally changed how we interact with music. We’ve already covered how important it is to collect... Read More

2017-03-29-mac-miller-faces-artists-killing

Mac Miller, ‘Faces’ & Why We’re Attracted to Artists Killing Themselves [Feature ]

"This poem is for those who think that A man can only be a creative genius At the very edge Even though they never had the guts To try it" - Charles Bukowski (“Gold In Your Eye”) Swirling, fluorescent... Read More

2017-03-22-la-reid-on-future-elongating-his-career

L.A. Reid Believes Future’s Lack of Top 40 Hits Have Elongated His Career [Feature ]

While I would never wish artistic stagnation on anyone, I can, on some level, identify with that pang of disappointment when you watch one of your favorite artists ditch their core audience in pursuit of mainstream success.... Read More

2017-03-07-future-seven-songs-hot-100

Future Now Has Seven Songs Charting in the Hot 100, Including Future Hit “Selfish” [Feature ]

The Future is looking bright—pun intended. After scoring the first set of back-to-back No. 1 albums in consecutive weeks in music history with FUTURE and HNDRXX, Future woke up Tuesday morning to find he now has a... Read More

2017-02-28-roc-marciano-young-thug-future-comments

Roc Marciano Calls Young Thug “A Genius,” Says Future is Too [Feature ]

Whenever a veteran rapper like Roc Marciano, who is best known for his East Coast brand of lyrical hip-hop, offers up commentary about a new generation hip-hop artist like Future of Young Thug, the underlying theme is... Read More

2017-02-28-jay-z-freestyling-decline-mainstream-lyricism

Jay Z, Freestyling & The Decline of Mainstream Lyricism [Feature ]

Freebandz rapper Doe Boy recently sat down for an interview with VladTV, and the subject of Future’s work ethic came up. Considering we’ve just recently received a double-dose of Future’s work ethic in... Read More

2017-02-27-drake-future-the-weeknd-triangle

Drake, The Weeknd & Future: Who Forms the Best Duo? [Feature ]

Drake was there before Abel Tesfaye released his first mixtape as The Weeknd. Drake was there before Nayvadius Wilburn released his first album as Future. Drake is always there; he appears like the rap version of... Read More

2017-02-27-future-only-competitor

Meet Future’s Only Competitor in His Quest For Back-to-Back Dominance [Feature ]

In a sea of Auto-Tuned trap rappers and copycats, Future is operating ahead of the field. The Atlanta superstar just scored his fourth No. 1 album with FUTURE, and is looking to do the same with last... Read More

2017-02-24-future-hndrxx-album-review

Future ‘HNDRXX’ 1 Listen Album Review [Feature ]

The announcement of a second Future album in as many weeks came as an unexpected surprise. While most fans were just beginning to digest last week's self-titled LP, Pluto’s most notorious trapper... Read More

2017-02-23-history-of-future-and-rocko

Brothers Turned Adversaries: The History of Future & Rocko [Feature ]

The courtroom is no place for brothers to quarrel, but money has a way of turning love to loathing, respect to disrespect, and brothers into strangers. Rocko has always called Future his “little brother,” a title... Read More

2017-02-23-future-big-responsibility

Future’s Music Doesn’t Reflect His “Big Responsibility” as a Voice in America [Feature ]

For as often as music can simply be entertainment—something fun to listen to in the background of a party or on your way to work—it can just as often be a powerful vehicle for social awareness, protest of... Read More

2017-02-22-future-draco-video

Future Releases “Draco” Video With Lots of Guns, But Zero Book Bags [Feature ]

Future said you’re never going to get your bitch back, and it’s most likely because she’s busy doing his dirty work. Last night (February 21), the ATL superstar took over the stage of The Tonight Show... Read More

2017-02-21-future-to-release-another-new-album

Future Will Release Another New LP, ‘HNDRXX’, This Friday [Feature ]

Update: Future will release HNDRXX this Friday, February 24. The 17-track album, which is Executive Produced by DJ Esco, is now available on iTunes for pre-order. While no track titles have been revealed, both... Read More

2017-02-21-future-drake-business-relationship

Future Describes His Relationship with Drake as “Doing Great Business” [Feature ]

On Tuesday evening (February 21), Future will be the musical guest on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. To promote his appearance on the program, Future conducted a question and answer session on Twitter, appropriately... Read More

2017-02-16-future-future-album-review

Future ‘FUTURE’ 1 Listen Album Review [Feature ]

There’s something rather abnormal about embarking upon a new Future album and not hearing his voice conquering radio waves. Usually, when it comes to Nayvadius, the build-up leading to a big release is filled with... Read More

2017-02-16-future-no-guest-features

Future’s New Self-Titled Album Will Have No Guest Features [Feature ]

This Friday, February 17, Future will release a brand new, self-titled album, which will contain a grand total of zero guest features. Earlier today, the full track listing was made available through the New Zealand... Read More

2017-02-14-future-self-titled-album-coming-friday

Future to Unleash “Fully Loaded Clip” on New Self-Titled Album, Out Friday [Feature ]

On Friday, February 17, Future will release a brand new, self-titled album.   just getting started...fully loaded clip ' "PRE ORDER #FUTURE link in bio #FBG A post shared by Future Hendrix (@future) on... Read More

2016-11-14-gucci-mane-future-free-bricks-2k16-mixtape

Gucci Mane & Future Record & Release “Free Bricks 2K16” Tape in Less Than 24 Hours [Feature ]

Last month, following the release of Woptober, we openly urged Gucci Mane to reconsider his album release strategy after he announced plans to release a third 2016 project, The Return of East Atlanta Santa, in December.... Read More

2016-11-08-21-savage-x-stwo-remix-future

21 Savage & Future’s “X” Gets a First-Class Remix from Stwo [Feature ]

Picture 21 Savage, knife tattoo situated intimidatingly on his forehead, a devilish grin slightly exposing all-gold fronts, with a smirk that gives off the sense that he could stab you at any given moment. He’s the... Read More

2016-11-04-future-drake-used-to-this-video

I Can’t Get “Used To This,” Future & Drake’s New Single is Mad Boring [Feature ]

With all due to respect to Run The Jewels and PRhyme, Future and Drake are the most successful supergroup this side of Watch The Throne. Since teaming up for “Tony Montana” in 2011, the OVOFBG duo has made hit... Read More

2016-11-01-pop-up-shops-rap-secret-weapon

Pop-Up Shops: Rap’s New (Not So) Secret Weapon [Feature ]

I consider myself a mild Future fan. Outside of the pennies that he’s made off me in streaming numbers, I’ve never supported him by attending a show or buying one of his albums outright. Yet, just hours after... Read More

2016-09-21-future-evol-goes-gold

Future’s “EVOL” Becomes Fourth 2016 “Hip-Hop Album” to Receive RIAA Certification [Feature ]

According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Future's fourth studio album EVOL, released in February via  A1 Recordings, Freebandz and Epic Records, has been... Read More

2016-09-19-future-drake-beast-mode-16-single

Shocker: Future’s “Beast Mode 16” Lead Single to Feature Drake [Feature ]

Stick a microphone in front of Zaytoven and he going to give you a headline-worthy soundbite.  Last week, in an interview with DJ Vlad, the veteran producer suggested that artists are no longer interested in making... Read More

2016-09-14-zaytoven-timeless-songs

Zaytoven: “I Don’t Think We’re Trying to Create Timeless Songs” [Feature ]

Back in May, Metro Boomin told Red Bull during their Red Bull Music Academy Festival in New York, “Really, he's the godfather, just flat out.” Sonny Digital, who was also involved in the interview,... Read More