The first half of Big Future’s “Big Future” album is finally out, and it’s a lot more fun than we thought it would be.
It’s not exactly a hit.
The album was supposed to be the first Big Future album in 15 years, but a string of missteps forced it to the backburner for nearly two years, as the rapper battled the flu.
Then, in October 2017, Big Fella released the much-anticipated debut album The Black Album, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
The album proved that the superstar was still the biggest star in the business, and he delivered another hit with “Bitches Don’t Cry,” the title track of which he rhymes about having sex with “a fucking n—– in a fucking hotel.”
The Black Album was a success, but Big Felleas second album, Big Future 2, was much less popular.
The next Big Future LP was supposed be titled Future.
That album, however, wasn’t nearly as good, and in November 2018, BigFella was forced to release his third album, Future Forever, which was supposed not to be an album at all.
And now, a year and a half after Future Forever was released, it is finally back.
In the album, the two-time Grammy winner and the DJ Khalees best friend DJ Shadow perform with the rest of the group, which includes Young Thug, Future, and DJ Khali.
On the second track, Future raps about how “you can’t trust anyone,” which makes sense given that Future has had his problems with alcohol and drugs.
“You know I’ve been drinking a lot,” Future says on “Future.”
“I can’t believe it.
I’ve got to be careful.”
In a way, Future is back because he’s back.
For years, Big’s public image has been one of a rambunctious, wild, and fun-loving hip-hop artist who is not afraid to say what he thinks.
That image was tarnished by his past.
He was convicted in 2015 for driving under the influence of alcohol.
After his conviction, he was in rehab, and after a series of legal battles, he dropped out of college.
The rapper was arrested in February 2018 for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
In April 2018, he pled guilty to charges that he assaulted a woman who was sleeping in his home.
His sentencing was scheduled for June 20.
Future’s second album didn’t help the image of a man who was still a bit raw.
A second album was a huge mistake, because it was a complete departure from the blueprint of Big’s career, which had been a consistent flow of songs with each album.
It was not a very good album.
But for the first time in 15 months, Future has finally returned with his first album since his DUI arrest.
He raps that he is back “trying to make up for past mistakes.”
“I’m back, and I want to show everyone how strong I am,” Future rapped on “No Love.”
“You can’t be safe with me.”
And while it’s no longer a hit, the album is still a great listen.
It’s not a great album by any means, but the beats on it are catchy and the production is good.
The first two songs, “No One” and “I Can’t Wait,” are a great example of Future’s ability to make beats that are infectious and catchy.
Even with Future’s troubles with alcohol, he has an amazing voice and the ability to hit a lot of notes.
As with any good DJ, Future’s voice is a little different from his other projects.
He has a more raspy tone, and the tracks are very hard to sing along to.
He’s a different kind of DJ than he was when he first made the jump to rap.
Now he’s been around for so long, and his skills have become much more refined.
His lyrics are still good, but they are not as memorable.
While “Future” was not supposed to represent Future’s first album in 10 years, it was still very much a step forward.
Big Fella and Future were supposed to go on hiatus for five years, until 2020, but instead of being a year away, they were actually a couple years away.
For the second time in five years and a few months, Big felleas first album has been released.
With Future’s latest album, he finally has a release date that is consistent with his previous releases, and also shows that he has the confidence to continue working on his craft.
If you haven’t heard Future yet, it’s time to go back and check it out.