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 newsworthy, what makes the release of "PIE" especially noteworthy is Future's decision to tack on the song to an updated version of HNDRXX, one of his two No. 1 albums released this past February.
In addition to being available for digital purchase on iTunes, "PIE" is also available for stream on Apple Music and Spotify as a part of HNDRXX.
Kanye's The Life of Pablo might be the worst album release rollout in modern music history, but it also stands as yet another example of Kanye's pioneering ways. Following the initial release of TLOP, Kanye updated the track list multiple times over several months, tweaking tracks, separating previously adjoined tracks and even adding the Allen Ritter and Mike Dean co-produced record "Saint Pablo."
Although Kanye's influence is undeniable, he cannot take all the credit here. Future also has precedent for making changes to an already-available album, adding "Wicked" to the streaming version of EVOL post-release.