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Future's Mixtapes Are Made For The Summer And He Knows It

The Atlanta trendsetter surprises fans with Beast Mode 2, the follow-up to his 2015 mixtape with producer Zaytoven.
Future performs on stage at Gucci and Friends Homecoming Concert in July 2016 in Atlanta. Source: Paras Griffin

When the rest of the music world rests, Future keeps working. Just days after the Fourth of July holiday, Navyadius releases Beast Mode 2.

Like 2015's , the 2018 with credited assistance from audio engineer Seth Firkins, one of hip-hop's most respected audio engineers who died in Sept. 2017. Though Futch plays the petty, purple drank QB on all nine tracks, a guest verse from Young Scooter on "Doh Doh" catches attention, requiring head bobbing and an implicit replay. Early standouts are "Doh Doh" and "When I Think About It" both for the boomin' production and quotables. "I know they goin' try to misuse me / Patiently wait while they come up with solutions," he rhymes on "When I Think About It."

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