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Gucci Mane Jumps On The Hip-Hop Flute Trend With ‘Tone It Down’

It sounds like a spiritual sequel to Future’s ‘Mask Off’

The flute might just be hip-hop's hottest new instrument. In Gucci Mane's latest track "Tone It Down" (the counterpoint to the Migos' "Pipe It Up," I guess), he raps over a spritely flute riff that sounds like it's replying to the woodwind mating call on Future's " Mask Off."

Chris Brown also pops up to lay down some smooth vocals between Gucci's quickly rolling verses. "Tone It Down" marks their first collaboration since Brown's " Party" dropped late last year.

Between "Mask Off," "Tone It Down," and Lil Yachty's failed woodwind reference on "Peek A Boo," it sounds like hip-hop flute is here to stay. Isn't it time we had a flute emoji to celebrate?