It had already been an eventful night in the hip-hop world. Meek Mill released his 4-4 EP, and then DJ Mustard dropped two A$AP exclusives and a Ty Dolla $ign-featuring single from his latest signee. Then, came this tweet:
— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) January 17, 2016
Soon thereafter, the album cover was revealed. Now, here we are. Purple Reign, executive produced by DJ Esco and Metro Boomin, is the latest drop in Future’s ongoing legendary run. Despite the name of this project, Future recently asserted that he’s not actually a drug addict in an interview with Watch Loud:
“I’m not like super drugged out or [a] drug addict. My music may portray a certain kind of image and I know it’s some people that might be super drugged out and they listen to the music like, ‘Ay thank you, you speaking for me’ and then some people that’s not [super drugged out] that feel like, “Man I don’t have to do drugs, I can listen to Future and feel like I’m on something’ and don’t have to try [drugs]. I don’t do it for you to really have to live that type of life.”
Stream Purple Reign via LiveMixtapes, and watch Future’s interview with Watch Loud afterwards.