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A 20-track project, ‘The Wizrd’ is a nickname Future’s late uncle gave him. Future dubs himself, as Future Hndrxx. The artist has been developing his craft, over the years, ‘The Wizrd’ might be his most refined album.
Besides perfecting his auto-tune voice, Future is in control. His Future Hndrxx persona is effective because Future sounds deliberate in his music. Although Future admits that he can’t play guitar, he’s become more musical. ‘The Wizrd’ is dynamic.
This new style and persona help to improve Future’s rags to riches story. Future is often boastful, which we expect. Yet, the artist uses his repertoire of cadences, tempos, and flows to deliver his story in a fresh way. Not only is he bragging about wealth, but Future has mastered hip-hop. He delivers creative expressions, effortless verses, and tireless raps. Despite overcoming adversity and surviving street life, Future remains focused. Future’s got to have a lavish lifestyle. It reminds him of where he’s been. Furthermore, he’s got to be wise about who he lets depend on him. Future may be rich. He’s letting audiences know that he’s still a gangster throughout the album.
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While ‘The Wizrd’ sticks to Future’s gangster mentalities it’s his coming of age project. Future’s solidified himself as a hip-hop artist with the ability to crossover. The artist shares the spotlight on two of the projects biggest songs. His track “Unicorn Purp” features Young Thug and Gunna. Also, Future teams with Travis Scott on “First Off”. Future pays tribute to the artists that have been there for him through the pain. The people who he keeps around him can relate to his struggle. His circle keeps him sane.
Yet, it’s Future’s contemplative lyrics and deep content that make ‘The Wizrd’ special. Songs like “Never Stop” and “Tricks On Me” point to his evolution. Future’s relentless drive and unyielding focus bring him wealth and status. He can have whatever he wants. Still, his business acumen and desire for more hinge on being a different person. Future protects himself and those around him by moving on his with life. He’s not going to back to the lifestyle that could bring him down or ruin his career. He’s reached the next level of fame by mastering hip-hop, and he’s worked too hard.
Future has become ‘The Wizrd’ of hip-hop. Now he’s capable of moving beyond being only an artist. He’s capable of doing more, as a father, influencer and businessman. ‘The Wizard’ is a strong album with lots of fresh music that present Future, as a new man. Check our first impressions of Future’s ‘The Wizrd’ album, below!
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1. Never Stop (4:51)
“Never Stop” starts with a heavenly melody and banging beat. Future starts rapping about his motivations, as never stopping. “I make Yeezy Boost moves in Reeboks and ain’t gonna never stop. Trying to run up a billion until my ankle pop.” Future sounds hungry. He reflects on the pain that turned him into who he is. He needed to feel the pain to be successful despite those who doubted him. “You can feel the pain when I’m rapping because I’m raging.” ‘The Wizrd’ introduces us to an evolved artist. Future’s never going to stop grinding because he doesn’t want to go back to who he was before.
2. Jumpin on a Jet (2:17)
Future is bragging about his lifestyle. The beat bangs and the production is ideal for Future. Future flows with grace over Southside’s wicked melodies. He’s in his zone on this track, and the hook is fire. This track is a club banger.
3. Rocket Ship (1:56)
“Rocket Ship” is a slower tempo. Future feels unstoppable. A short track. The rapper delivers bars about his hustler background. His drugs make fiends take off like a “Rocket Ship.” Future’s product keeps them coming back for more. It could be a metaphor for his music now. Yet, his verses rapping about selling drugs.
4. Temptation (2:47)
On “Temptation”, Future struggles to escape his past. Rap got him out the hood. Reminiscing on his old life selling drugs makes him want to go back. He knows he can’t. He became famous and sounds like he’s at a different point in his life now. Future gets tempted to go back to that old life, but he’s got everything he wants now. He’s motivated by taking care of his family and friends. He doesn’t want them to have his old life. Not a club banger, but a solid track for his concerts. The autotune bridges sound uplifting.
5. Crushed Up (2:29)
“Crushed Up” dropped two weeks ago. Typical Future track. Wheezy produced it. Future raps about his wealth, and extravagant lifestyle. His flow is relentless. Future’s flashing diamonds because shining on the people that doubted him or wanted to see him fail. Quick track, but it’s beat is solid.
6. F&N (3:09)
The beat is melodic and moves along several tempos, as Future finds his groove. Future is finding his flow. He’s starting to heat up. “F&N” takes a minute to build up, but Future starts handles this beat with ease. He makes rapping look easy. “F&N” sounds like a warm-up to the rest of the album.
7. Call The Coroner (2:11)
7 songs in and “Call The Coroner” is one of my favorite tracks. It has one of the hardest beats on the album thus far. Future keeps rapping. He’s rapping non-stop and sounds focused. He’s in control. Future’s killing the beat. This track is a banger!
8. Talk S**t Like A Preacher (2:12)
He’s “Talking S**t Like A Preacher”. Future continues his relentless and unyielding flows. Future cannot stop. He’s reached the top. He’s got an edge. The beats got a fresh breakdown at the end. Future flexing for 2 minutes about being rich. This is a short track. Not the best track I’ve heard on the album, but Future’s not slowing down.
9. Promise U That (3:25)
“Promise U That” is a song for the ladies. Future’s got a desirable lifestyle that women want. He can provide through his career. His wealth can afford anything he wants. Future’s a jet-setter. He’s inviting women to appreciate all the money he’s got. Future is being himself. Sounds like a record that fits into his Superfly persona. Fresh track and different vantage point from the other 8 tracks.
10. Stick To The Models (3:16)
The ‘Wizrd’ album blends and it’s smooth like a soundtrack. The beat is melodic. Future starts rapping about maintaining his baller lifestyle. He never going back to who he was. He likes living lavishly. Future feels he deserves his accomplishments. He had to get away from his old life. He’s going to stick to the models. This life is better. He’s not slowing down. This track is fire. 2-minutes in and no breaks. He raps about 3 minutes without pausing. This is a solid track.
11. Overdose (1:55)
Future is rapping about his balling lifestyle. He’s got too much wealth. He’s got everything he wants. He’s going to overdose on life. Short track. Skippable record, but the beat is hot.
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12. Krazy But True (3:05)
“Benz cooped up like a fish tank with a shark in it.” Future accepts becoming successful. He’s poetic. “Look into my eyes tell me what I’m thinking. I’m smelling like Kush promethazine drinking. This ecstasy the only reason why my heart’s beating. I need you by my side. It’s very therapeutic.” Future’s rapping about how he uses drugs to cope with all his pain. Drugs keep Future sane and help him deal with life. He wants to be someone relatable, but he’s not. His position in life makes him a role model. He’s got his methods for overcoming adversity.
13. Serving Killa Kam (3:06)
Future introduces a new cadence. He introduces audiences to more of his Hndrxx personality. He’s reflecting on his pain, and struggle. It’s a track for the streets. He’s famous. He’s never going back to his old life. Yet, Future’s still a gangster. He lives by the code of the streets in his new life. He’s serving new fiends. Before he sold drugs to addicts. Now it’s fans, women, and people that use him for his wealth. He appreciates it. Future wants to serve more people with his craft and keep them coming back. He attains more status, wealth, and success. This track is dope. The beat is hard. Future is showing his evolution, as an artist.
14. Baptiize (3:38)
Future is a changed man. The beat starts out soft and melodic. He’s speaking about his present lifestyle. Future’s seen a lot behind the scenes. He’s been with Jada Pinkett. He’s focused on building more wealth, and living larger. It’s boss talk. The beat shifts. The production is psychedelic. Future is raging. He’s rapping about success. He’s living this life he’s rapping about, and you can see it because he has a lot. He gotten through a lot of pain and struggle. People have failed him. Still he’s a gangster because he’s still with his homies. He wants to more success to bring his homies up with him.
15. Unicorn Purp (feat. Young Thug & Gunna) (4:06)
“Gave that Phillippee to that little bitty b*tch. I made her a monster. I can’t address all the issues I’m dealing with. I’m going bonkers. You not meeting up to my criteria. I’m not responsive.” Future sounds like he’s contemplative. He’s struggling with relationships. He’s felt pain. People used him. He’s took some losses. There’s no stopping Future. Future’s become successful on his own. He overcomes adversity by cutting people off. He’s focused on his business. Young Thug giving his ad-libs the entire track. Young Thug verse is dope. Future and Young Thug are sharing success. They’ve gotten past the beef and achieve success together, as homies.
16. Going Dummi (2:41)
“Everything we do we going dummi. Whatever I do I hope I got that tummy. Just in case a ni**a tries to play me.” Future is rapping about staying focusing. He’s got to deal with the pain. Rap helps him cope with the pain, and now he’s a Rockstar. To overcome the pain he has to live the Rockstar lifestyle. This track is ok. It has potential. Future explains why he has to be Future Hndrxx.
17. First Off (feat. Travis Scott) (3:48)
The beat on this track is dope. Future is not the same person as before. He’s not going to make the same mistakes. He’s contemplative. He wants to do things, but he knows he can’t. He’s wiser. Future’s achieved success and he’s got too much to lose. Travis Scott sounds dark. They became famous together, and share in the success. They’ve become rap Gods now. This is the best track for workouts and the gym.
18. Faceshot (2:55)
“Faceshot” beat sounds like WATTBA. “Playing with the girl all them feds know. I like to get hyphy for a kilo. I f*ck with lil shawty she got deep throat. Get you a** hit for a c-note.” The track has a double meaning. Future’s still a gangster. He’s protective. Yet, you can’t catch up with Future anyway. He’s with his girl and they’re low-key. He’ll shoot you before you take away his lifestyle, and everything he’s built. Also, he’s calling out other rappers. They’re not about their business like he is. They let women use them. Future won’t let that happen.
19. Ain’t Coming Back (3:39)
Future reflects on success. He’s nostalgic. He speaking about his past. The streets made Future self-sufficient. Despite a love for the streets, he can’t go back. He’s too successful. The streets will bring him down through the envy and hate. He’s unapologetic. Future can’t make the same mistakes and let people take advantage of him. That brings him more pain. Future speaking from a mature and wise vantage point. Not a banger, but he’s letting us know he’s strong enough to move on.
20. Tricks On Me (4:22)
This is a melodic track. Future’s appreciative. His minds playing tricks on him. Future’s still contemplative. He’s done so much for other people. They brought him pain. The issues and drama is why he’s become emotionless. The drugs help Future deal with emotions. He’s upset that people he thought loved him turned their backs on him. He’s got to keep working because they’re going to come after everything he has. He felt he had it all, but it’s never enough. He’s got to have these things to learn how fortune he has. Future’s got to take care of his responsibilities. It’s Future’s most honest record on this album, if not ever. One of his deepest tracks. Future shares his insecurities.