Future’s Purple Reign has been a relatively small-scale release but nevertheless continues the Atlanta rapper’s scalding hot streak of illicit, emotionally darkened rap music — doubtless the best of his career and one of the sharpest runs of form in the genre’s contemporary playing field. While the mixtape ‘s executive producers are regular collaborators Metro Boomin and DJ Esco, ‘Salute’ finds Fyutch setting the pace, like a racing game’s ghost simulator, kept in touch by a thumping, twinkling DJ Spinz & K-Major joint.
It treads gratuitously close to ‘banger’ territory and is one of the highlights of a solid offering. What’s more is that there’s another album on the way, which is apparently going to be premiered on DJ Khaled’s Beats 1 radio show this coming Friday.
It’s a rewarding time to be a Future fan.