Future had great success out of the gate in his career with singles like “Racks”, “Tony Montana” and “Magic” and it seemed as though he’d found his lane early on, but he really shot into superstar status with the success of his 2014 Halloween mixtape Monster. He took a step forward musically with songs like “Throw Away” and “Codeine Crazy”. Crucially, he kept the momentum going with his collaborative mixtape with Zaytoven, Beast Mode, then with 56 Nights. It all culminated with DS2 in the summer of 2015, marking four successful projects in nine months. Future had caught a second wind in his career and made the most of it. At that point, he was one of the biggest rappers in the world. I don’t think even the biggest Future fan in the world would argue when I say that currently, that period was the biggest and best in his run. He’s maintained his high work rate since, with five mixtapes, four albums and now two EPs, but none of them have really captured the magic of that era that it feels like Future has been chasing and the fact that he’s so adamant about always having new music feels as though he’s throwing things at the wall and seeing what sticks. His most recent album was The WIZRD from January. It featured a rare press run and the typical roll out but still failed to stay in Hip-Hop conversations for longer than a few days, a week at most. Perhaps aware of the lack of reception, the rapper wiped his social media, which his fanbase understands as a reason to get excited. A couple of weeks later, we had a new EP called SAVE ME.