Future seemed to shake the Internet earlier this week when he captioned a photo on Instagram, “MONSTER 2,” in the early morning of October 26. A few days earlier, on October 23, he tweeted, “Um ready to drop sum new…FBG.” He has all the “Future Hendrix” fans highly anticipating some new trap genre joints to turn up too.
Future currently seems to have the rap game in a choke hold. His harmonies and flows over bass-heavy 808’s, with the rhythmic hi-hats, have listeners going crazy from the strip clubs to the trap houses to the frat houses. This “trap motivation” is the soundtrack to the streets, with his fans faithfully devoting themselves to his movement. The amount of work he’s been putting out is nothing but astonishing. Future is a heavy-hitter in the industry right now and seems to be staying around for awhile.
Future has accomplished a lot, giving the world nothing but hits since he reached the masses in 2012, with his single, “Tony Montana.” He even helped create melodies and harmonies for Beyonce’s, “Drunk in Love,“ a 2014 smash. However, since the summer, his demeanor switched up, and he created a presence about himself that screams, “I’m here to stay.” Future dropped Monster in October 2014. Immediately after its release, Future, and his team, went on a European tour. On the last show of the tour, DJ Esco was arrested in Dubai for possession of cannabis. Esco’s incarceration lasted 56 nights, which inspired Future Vandross’ following mixtape, 56 Nights, which was released in March 2015. In July 2015, Future dropped his album Dirty Sprite 2, which peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200. He then flooded the streets and blogs with his collaborative project with Drake, What A Time to Be Alive. Future’s name has been everywhere since the release of Monster. Apart from the singles off his projects, he is also currently violating the New York City airwaves with his contribution to Uncle Murda’s new smash single, “Right Now.”
Last Thursday (Oct.22), Power 105.1 arranged its annual Powerhouse concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. By the end of the night, after Future’s performance, the arena cleared. The early crowd left the final act, Kendrick Lamar (who many argue to be the top act in hip-hop), performing to a half-empty arena. The same incident allegedly reoccurred three days later (Oct.25) at 107.5’s Big Jam in Chicago.
Whatever trick Future Hendrix has up his sleeve has the whole hip-hop community eagerly waiting. With no certainty of when the new project, or anthem will drop, we’ll just have to keep our eyes open and appreciate the large body of work that is present.