Future delivers another energetic album with ‘High Off Life’

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Future "High off life"

Isaiah Ramirez, Reporter

When it comes to the listing of the top rappers in the industry right now, it is hard to omit Future from the list.  

The Grammy-award winning lyricist released his eighth studio album titled “High Off Life” May 15. The album includes notable features from other heavyweights in the rap game such as Drake and Travis Scott.  

Initially, the album’s title was set to be named “Life is Good,” the title of the album’s third single featuring superstar Drake. The single peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and is currently at number 13.  

Due to the current pandemic and bleak circumstances surrounding the pandemic, the album’s title was changed three days before its release. 

Future is known for his extensive discography, which totals 32 projects. This album is loaded with a total of 21 tracks. On several songs, a feeling of pent up excitement and party-filled mood is exuded from Future. “Solitaires,” featuring Travis Scott mentions the current pandemic, “When they let us off the lock man, we gon’ make that shit pop.”  

On “100 Shooters,” Future alongside Meek Mill and Doe Baby make an exceptional collaboration that could be a breakout feature for up-and-coming rapper Doe Baby due to his clean flow. 

In an interview with XXL magazine, Future described himself as an artist creatively going outside the box and taking it to the next level. 

“It’s me trying new things and I want to remain true to self but also true to my fans and just giving them a good project but also for different artists to be able to feed off, create off and its juts very important to me,” Future said in an interview with XXL. 

 (hyperlink to XXL interview https://www.xxlmag.com/news/2020/04/future-interview-life-is-good-album/) 

Philadelphia native Lil Uzi Vert’s quick up-tempo flow with Future’s captivating chorus on “All Bad” make an exceptional mix and is one of the album’s most notable tracks.  

“High Off Life” was certified Gold before its release due to the success of pre-released tracks such as “Life Is Good,” which has more than 358 million streams on Spotify. According  to the Recording Industry of America, Gold certification is achieved when an album has shifted 500,000 equivalent units including streams.  

(Hyperlink to Gold Status- https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/future-new-album-high-off-life-ceritified-gold-charts-life-is-good-a9516001.html) 

Rating: 4 out of 5

Isaiah Ramirez may be reached at Prospector @utep.edu