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REVIEW: Metro Boomin and Future’s new anticipated collab fails to boom

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On March 22, Future and Metro Boomin released their collaboration album “WE DON”T TRUST YOU.”

Known collaborators in the rap game, Future and Metro Boomin released their highly anticipated collaborative project “WE DON’T TRUST YOU” on March 22. The album’s immersive production allows for a smooth listening experience for fans from start to finish, but it’s far from a perfect project, with the high ceiling that they both have together. 

Expectations for this album were set high with multiple snippets surfacing, including “Type S**t” and “Cinderella.” “Type S**t” features a catchy hook from Future and a great spaced-out Travis Scott verse, which has an amazing transition into Playboi Carti’s verse that flows in sync with the dark beat. 

The biggest standout on the record, however, is “Like That.” The instrumentals send listeners to another dimension; The trumpets blaring in the background working with the low bass create a devious feeling tone mixed with the sample from Michel’le’s part from Eazy E’s hit “Eazy-Duz-It.” It’s easy to get lost in the beat, but Future matches it with his best-performed chorus and verse on the entire record. On top of everything else, Kendrick Lamar’s aggressive and strongperformance brings so much more energy to the track. 

Although “Like That” was a certified banger, the rest of the album doesn’t bring the same energy. Rather than filling the album with more hype songs like their previous collaborations on “Superhero,” “3500,” “Wicked” and more, Future and Metro chose a different approach for this project. The feel of the tracklist is more laid back, which isn’t a problem for Metro, who adapted to the style well. 

Future, on the other hand, can get repetitive due to the similar style throughout the 17-song tracklist. After a while, it becomes mind-numbing listening to similar lyrics with a similar flow repetitively, with songs like “Claustrophobic” and “GTA” becoming forgettable. On the contrary, songs with more jolt like “Seen it All” and “WTFYM” are more enjoyable, with interesting choruses and flows. Rick Ross’s appearance and Futures part on “Everyday Hustle” both compliment well with the songs creative and colorful production. 

It is apparent that the dark, moody atmosphere that Metro and Future were going for with this album was achieved. Overall, there were lots of tracks to add to your playlist, but despite Metro’s impressive curation skills, it’s not worth relistening from front to back. 

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JJ Rella
JJ Rella, Managing Editor
JJ Rella is a 2023-2024 Managing Editor for the Wessex Wire. When he isn't playing baseball he's most likely watching the Yankees game at home. He spends a lot of time watching and following other professional sports too, with his other favorite teams being the Packers and Knicks. He also never takes off his wireless beats headphones, listening to Tyler, The Creator, Drake, Frank Ocean and more on timeless loops.
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