In just two days, Future will release his seventh album The WIZRD.
In anticipation of Friday’s drop, Hndrxx has been teasing snippets off the 20-track album via Twitter, starting with the opener “Never Stop.” In addition to production from Wheezy, 808, and Southside, The WIZRD features collaborations with Travis Scott (“First Off”) and Young Thug and Gunna (“Unicorn Purp”).
In an interview with The FADER, Future opened up about his “Wizard” persona, a name given to him by his late friend OG Double D.
“It’s probably one of those personas that resonates towards me. It just sit with me more, and it define me in a lot of ways,” he said. “It was just like me continuing his legacy of him even believing in me.”
The WIZRD also represents the beginning of a new chapter in his career and a shift from the darkness of his previous projects. “I created off negativity. It always fuel my fire,” said Future. “I just feed into it, and that’s where I get my best ideas from, by making something negative and turning it into my positive, by making music from it and having success from it. But the burden becomes I gotta keep living this way and keep living every line, every day. And it’s just like that’s not who I am anymore.”
Listen to snippets from The WIZRD below.