I listened to Future and Juice WRLD's new collaborative album, and I'll be honest, I didn't love it. I'm not really a Juice fan at all; the only song of his I have (or have had) on rotation is "Lucid Dreams."
Future, on the other hand, has put out a ton of songs that I've enjoyed over the past few years; tracks like "Thought It Was A Drought," "I Serve The Base," "Fuck Up Some Commas," and newer stuff like "Buckets," his feature on the SREMM boys' new collection. I even loved his wacky feature on Jay Rock and Kendrick's "King's Dead," which brings me to my point for this post.
"Oxy" is absolutely glorious. And no, not because of the Lil Wayne feature, even though it seems like everyone in the YouTube comment sections (and on Reddit) only like it (or deem it "acceptable") because of the Wayne verse. No, Future is amazing on this song. He has this uncanny ability to make his voice sound so fucked up, yet still maintain a powerful rhythm. It really does sound like he's dying of an oxy addiction, drowning in the pills, asphyxiated. The beat is enormous; for some reason it makes me think of a desert, the sun beating down and twilight slowly approaching. Future is out here dying of thirst. It's brilliant vocal play.
LISTEN TO IT HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfQ4t6NTh0g