If you’ve heard hip-hop bumping loudly out of any cars over the last year, then you already that rappers Future and Drake are no strangers. After dropping their collaborative mixtape What a Time to Be Alive back in September of last year, the dynamic duo decided to follow that up by selling out arenas across North America together on their recently completed “Summer Sixteen Tour”.
It’s been a busy year for Drizzy, who has had his hands full with touring, throwing shade at Kid Cudi, and plotting joint albums with both Kanye West and Gucci Mane. The Toronto-based rapper still managed to find time to hop on a track with Future Hendrix.
On the Atlanta-based lean lovin' rapper’s new track “Used to This”, Future invokes his 2014 Honest-era auto-tune vibe, while Drake travels back in time to rediscover his softer Thank Me Later side. The song, produced by renowned producer Zaytoven, has an emotionally charged piano progression that both rappers tackle with unfazed confidence. The hook of the song, spit by Future, perfectly sums up where both rappers are at the moment, on top of the world.
“Drop top Porsches, I'm so used to this/Smoking out the pound, I'm so used to this/I know where I'm from and I got used to this/Mansion in the hills, I got used to this,” Future raps.
The new track came packaged in a music video that starts with an epic montage of the “Summer Sixteen Tour”, then suddenly shifts to Drake and Future chilling on a soccer field surrounded by model-type women scantily clad in soccer gear. As the girls stretch out and start playing, Drake and Future take the field to reinvigorate their old school rap styles, but it’s clear that both immensely successful rappers have reached much greater heights. All in all, “Used to This” brings both rappers back to familiar territory, but is also unlike anything you’d expect to find on What a Time to Be Alive, which is filled with more bangers and less emotion.