Even though his sophomore album, Honest, doesn’t officially drop until April 22, Future is giving fans an early taste by streaming the majority of the project now.
Before Tuesday (April 15), the Atlanta rapper had released a handful of tracks from the album. “Honest,” “Move That Dope,” “Sh!t,” “Covered N Money,” “How Can I Not” and “Karate Chop (Remix)” have all dropped in recent months, while “I Won,” featuring Kanye West, came out last week.
“We had a session with me, Future and [production duo] Rock City,” Metro Boomin, who produced “I Won,” told MTV News last week. “At the end of the night, we had a rough [cut]; we had a hook, the first verse and some ad-libs. Future told me to take it home and build a whole track out. So I went and built the track with the vocals, finished the beat and placed everything and sent it back to him. I got a call one day that they had sent it to Kanye.”
Yeezy isn’t the only big name on the project. There’s “My Momma,” featuring Wiz Khalifa, on which two of rap’s young stars with exceptional ears for melody unite. Another artist who embodies that trait, Drake, is featured on “Never Satisfied” — though only a snippet is included on the stream.
According to a track list posted on iTunes, the album is also supposed to include “Special,” featuring Young Scooter, and “Benz Friendz (Whatchutola),” alongside Andre 3000. Fans will have to purchase the disc when it drops to hear those, though.
On the production side, Future has continued to hone in on and grow into his sound with Honest, linking up with producers like Mike Will Made It, Metro Boomin and Sonny Digital.
The Epic Records signee will be heading out on a 45-date tour this spring to support the album.
You can stream Honest on MTV.com now.