UPDATED September 18, 6:49 p.m. ET: In a new interview with Billboard on the green carpet at the BET Hip Hop Awards, Zaytoven confirms the first single from Beast Mode 16 will feature Drake. “We should be dropping a single within two weeks,” he says.
See original story from 9/13/16 below.
Future is flexing especially hard this year. Though he’s already dropped his studio album Evol, as well as his Purple Reign and Project E.T. mixtapes, it looks like the ATL rapper isn’t done with the 2016 releases. According to Zaytoven, Future’s Beast Mode 16 record is already finished.
In an interview on VladTV, the producer dished on his collaborations with Future, specifically the follow-up to 2015's Beast Mode. Zaytoven touched on the extensive work he and Future had put into this project and how they've recorded over 100 unreleased songs together. You'd think that would be enough, but apparently Future couldn't help himself.
“I was with Future maybe three weeks ago, and he was saying, like, you know, ‘I want to keep recording songs, but if it came to it, I needed to drop right now, we done. I’m confident in what we got right now to drop another Zaytoven and Future project.'” Zaytoven told DJ Vlad. “We’re really done. But we keep working though. Future’s the guy, like, where if I send him some beats while he on the road and there’s a pack of beats that he really like, if there’s a new vibe or new wave, he's like man, keep feeding me more. Feed me more of this every day."
Unfortunately, Zaytoven didn't give a release date, but now that he's confirmed the project is "done," it shouldn't be much longer until it arrives. Stay tuned.