2017 is quickly shaping up to be Future's year as the Atlanta rapper has dropped back-to-back albums. The first, his self-titled release, featured the "Super Future" persona; more in tune with the streets and the life that comes with it.
His newest, HNDRXX, is more in line with the R&B trappings ("Future Hendrix" persona) that was present on his sophomore album Honest. Similar to his self-titled release, this project is 17 songs in length, though it does include a few features, and some big names to boot. The Weeknd joins Future on "Come Out Strong," while Rihanna shines on "Selfish."
The back-to-back album decision is an interesting move from Future. On the one hand, he's in line to earn consecutive No. 1 albums. More than that, he's back in the spotlight and buzz around him is at a high; shades of his 2015 run. But the saturation could be an issue, especially at a time when people are quick to move on from music without really spending time to appreciate a full project. He's certainly capitalized on the "what have you done lately" factor, with a big tour featuring Migos, Kodak Black, and Tory Lanez beginning in May.
Stream HNDRXX below.