Future released his seventh studio album, “Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD”, an alter-ego that has been an enigma to listeners. Future explains to Pitchfork that the WIZRD was dubbed from his late uncle, of whom assigned Future the name because he was said to “always be on top of everything and had all the answers.”
Future doesn’t show us anything we haven’t seen before on this album, but it isn’t necessary. With songs produced by Tay Keith, Southside, Wheezy, and more, the fast paced tracks make for a quick, upbeat 62 minute listen, that channels the classic Future sound while still introducing a new side.
On the song “Stick to the Models” Future admits to the end of his consumption of lean. This new persona is a more intricate take on his usual tale of rags to riches, emphasizing points of never going back to a lifestyle that could bring him down on songs like “Never Stop”. Future talks about being a businessman, a father, and overall influencer on this project, showing that HNDRXX the WIZRD is in fact, our favorite trap magician.
Watch the video for the first single off of the album entitled “Crushed Up” and stream the entire abum below.