Editors’ Notes SuperFuture. Fire Marshal Future. Astronaut Kid. Pluto. Hndrxx. These are just a few alter egos of the MC born Nayvadius Wilburn, taken up across a decade-long career as one of Atlanta’s most prolific and inventive voices. As a presentation of yet another identity, Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD—the rapper’s seventh solo album—is less a wholly separate Future than one highlighting elements of them all.

Future reaches back into his own catalog from the outset: “Tryna run a billion up until my ankle pop” line from opening track “Never Stop” recalls 2011’s “Championship Music,” where he raps, “Money coming in from every angle/Paper chasing, running to it tryna break my ankle.” Over the woozy, Tay Keith-produced “Temptation,” he alternates between a conversational flow and the R&B vocal runs he leaned into on 2012’s Astronaut Status mixtape. “Call the Coroner” and “Stick to the Models” are as dark as they are celebratory, chock-full of the unabashed nihilism that made 2014’s Monster so powerful.

On the Wheezy-produced “Krazy but True,” Future alludes to the rationale behind continuously refining his style: “I’m God to you n****s/I work too hard just to spoil you n****s/You need to pay me my respect/Your socks, rings, and your lean/The way you drop your mixtapes, ad-libs, and everything.” It’s a very gentle ear-flick to the many MCs who’ve borrowed styles and ideas from a man who identifies as The WIZRD. Fortunately, his Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD project includes only original, homegrown ingredients.

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Never Stop
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4:51
 
Jumpin on a Jet
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2:17
 
Rocket Ship
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1:56
 
Temptation
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2:47
 
Crushed Up
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2:29
 
F&N
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3:09
 
Call the Coroner
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2:11
 
Talk Shit Like a Preacher
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2:12
 
Promise U That
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3:25
 
Stick to the Models
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3:16
 
Overdose
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1:55
 
Krazy but True
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3:05
 
Servin Killa Kam
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3:06
 
Baptiize
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3:38
 
Unicorn Purp (feat. Young Thug & Gunna)
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4:06
 
Goin Dummi
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2:41
 
First Off (feat. Travis Scott)
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3:48
 
Faceshot
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2:55
 
Ain't Coming Back
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3:39
 
Tricks on Me
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4:22
 

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