Friday, March 14, 2014

"Covered N Money"- Future

I honestly can't recall the last time I heard a rap song so lyrically celebratory that sounds absolutely paranoid. Rick Ross' "B.M.F." with booming Lex Luger production comes to mind, but even an effort like that had Ross' giddy "Rozayyy" ad-lib and random twinkles in Luger's beat to keep it bright. None of those elements appear in "Covered N Money," the latest release off of his forthcoming sophomore LP Honest. Instead, producer Sonny Digital applies industrial drum hits, chaotic sidewinders, and dead eyed synthesizers to deliver what could rightly be called "mausoleum trap."

For his part, Future crafts his influx of cash as a Sisyphean-tragedy. Having already cleared the hurdle of moving dope and making "new money," Future's graduated to the stage where anyone's willing to lie to him to get a slice of his pie. "They all want some from me," he snarls through Auto-Tune in the chorus. And when he says "all" he isn't being hyperbolic. His paper paranoia extends to his own household when he warns a family member "she better not get greedy." The only "brother's keeper" he can count on is a "9 millimeter." By the end, he can only turn back to the chorus and defy "I'm gonna get money like this for a while." He's trapped in a vicious cycle now; the sole option is to move forward. 

Honest is out April 22 through A1/Freebandz/Epic. (Not surprisingly many of the links for the cut have already been taken down, but you can find one here.)

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