Exactly one week after dropping his self-titled album, Future comes back around with HNDRXX.
The 17-track project, which features Rihanna (“Selfish”) and The Weeknd (“Comin Out Strong”), with production from DJ Mustard (“Damage”) and Metro Boomin (“My Collection”), is an “honest” portrayal of the Freeband Gang rapper’s life.
“HNDRXX is more personal,” he told Beats 1. “This is the Honest album I was supposed to have been honest about. When it was time to have the Honest album [in 2014], I was like, ‘Okay.’ I was just using it as a title instead of being able to actually be honest in the music. This is it. This is HNDRXX. This is me opening up and letting it all out so I can moved past it and certain things, I won’t have to speak on it again.”
That begins with “My Collection,” an opening track that Future predicted may raise some eyebrows. “It might get attention,” he said. “It might get more attention than I want it to get, it might get attention I thought it wouldn’t get, it might get the wrong attention, it might get great attention. Who knows? I just know it’s a song I feel good about. I feel great about everything that I’m saying.”
The album is being released, under some controversy, through Epic, Freebandz, and A1. The latter imprint belongs to Rocko, who is currently involved in an ongoing feud with Future. Rocko sued Hendrix for $10 million last year, claiming he was cut out of a side deal with Epic. There are reports that both albums are part of a settlement between the parties. During a back-and-forth exchange on Instagram this week, Future called Rocko a “con man,” continuing the bad blood.
But HNDRXX also comes with good news. It follows last week’s Future, which is reportedly on its way to topping the Billboard 200 with 145-155,000 units in its opening week. It continues an impressive streak for Hendrix, who’s reached No. 1 with 2015’s DS2, 2015’s What a Time To Be Alive, his joint project with Drake, and 2016’s EVOL.
Stream the album Future says he “always wanted to make” below.