Future drops surprise Zaytoven-produced mixtape, ‘BEASTMODE 2’
Imagine the slew of unreleased material Future and his choice producer, Zaytoven, have in the pipeline. In a recent interview with The FADER, Zaytoven actually did divulge on the workaholic’s ammo, revealing they’ve recorded roughly 100 songs over the past three years. A lot of those tracks were then sat on for their new offering, BEASTMODE 2, and after much deliberation, they decided to keep it “short and sweet,” releasing an album with just nine tracks.
It’s easy to understand the significance of conciseness in hip-hop by comparing Future’s effort to Drake‘s recent undertaking — admittedly a notable achievement from the Toronto-based talent, but a padded, deeply-advertised 24-track double-album nonetheless. It’s a bit humbling then to have a rapper release an album with just nine songs. Future and Zaytoven’s effort is simply their own approach to artistic integrity.
When the pair linked in 2015 for their original collaborative project, Beast Mode, the Atlanta-based rapper was on a hot streak. Fast forward two years, and that same steam has still yet to wear off. Beast Mode came right in the middle of what is now a historic string of releases for Future. He followed up with his self-titled, HNDRXX and Super Slimey, just to name a few, and now BEASTMODE 2 comes on the heels of Future’s work on the soundtrack for the movie Superfly. Considering the rapper’s timeline and trajectory, it’s no small wonder that beast mode was the title of these works — he certainly is on his game.