Future is recharged.
Though he released a handful singles, dropped a couple of joint tapes, and curated the Superfly soundtrack, the prolific rapper didn’t release a proper studio album in 2018—as he’s done for the past four years.
Well, the wait is finally over. On Thursday night, Future delivered his long-awaited seventh studio album, The WIZRD, featuring contributions by Travis Scott, Young Thug, Tay Keith, Metro Boomin, and more.
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Future confirmed the project’s release date earlier this month, when he delivered its lead single “Crushed Up.” Since then, the Atlanta rapper has dropped the project’s “Jumpin on a Jet” track, album merch, and a personal documentary also titled The WIZRD.
Prior to The WIZRD’s drop, Future spoke about the album-making process, and how he set out to reclaim control of his work.
“I wanted to be more involved in this album,” he told The Fader, “like when I was in my mixtapes, when I first started doing my mixtapes at the beginning, like 1000 and Kno Mercy and the beginning, when I had a lot of say-so. And Dirty Sprite, the first Dirty Sprite, just putting it together and just being more hands-on. I just wanted to take it back.”
You can stream The WIZRD now below.
Future also stopped by Hot 97 to chat with Nessa on a wide range of topics. When asked what his "biggest regret in life" was, Future replied: "I should've love harder, I guess. I should've found a way to love the right way [...] I come from nothing."
He continued: "I didn't have a male role model to show me how to open a door for a woman or buy her flowers. Nobody bought my mom flowers [...] I never seen that male role model just showing me how to treat a woman. So as I grew up and I get women, or I get girls, or whatever the situation may be, I learn through my relationships, through failed relationships, how to treat the next woman."