In an interview with HipHopDX, ATL’s Future went into specifics about upcoming projects and collabos. Here are some of the details he shared and why he is delaying his highly anticipated mixtape “Super Future”;
HipHopDX: I had just heard that you’re getting ready to push a new single from Pluto. What were you planning on going with?
Future: We’re gonna do “Neva End,” the record with Kelly Rowland. We’re gonna repackage Pluto, put a couple new songs on it and name it Pluto 3-D. We plan on releasing it Thanksgiving week.
DX: What’s the status with Super Future and Fire Marshall Future then? Are they getting pushed back, because I know you guys were aiming for that to originally drop some time in October.
DX: Any idea on a pushed release or does it depend on what happens with Pluto 3-D?
Future: It all depends on what happens with Pluto 3-D.
DX: I know after Super Future and Fire Marshall Future, you’re planning on releasing Future Hendrix, your follow-up to Pluto. What’s the latest on that project? Is there anything you’re stylistically tying into Jimi Hendrix or did he just served as an inspiration for the album?
Future: It was a little of both. With Jimi Hendrix, he was a dude that was just different with what he did, and with the music that I make, I feel like I’m different [as well]. It was just another way of saying I’m different, just adding the Hendrix
DX: Where is that album going compared to where Pluto took listeners? Is it taking that sound further? Is it a drastic departure.
Future: I call it “astronaut music” because it’s timeless music. I feel like I’m very melodic. It’s passionate. It’s music on Pluto, whereas Future Hendrix is more soulful music, music from the soul.
DX: In another interview, you had alluded to recently collaborating with Kanye West and Diplo. How did those sessions pan out? Can we look forward to seeing those tracks appearing on Future Hendrix or possibly even on Pluto 3-D?
Future: The Diplo [track] might be coming out next year on Future Hendrix. The same with Kanye [West's track]. It’s something I’m gonna work on for Future Hendrix or either work on his album or any project that he’s working on, so you never know where it’ll take you. You just gotta make sure you make hit records and be prepared for wherever they go to. You just want to be prepared for success.
DX: I know you had mentioned wanting to be around innovators, people who are really pushing the envelope. Was it really inspirational working with those guys considering their track record?
Future: It’s always innovative working with anybody who passionate about what they do. Those guys are very passionate and always looking for new ways to create and be original and just perfect the craft and all the way around just bringing a hit record to the table for the Hip Hop community. What you gotta when it’s like that is make sure you go in and you be prepared to work hard.