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‘WE DON’T TRUST YOU’: Solid, but not a classic

On March 22, legendary hip hop producer and artist Metro Boomin and Future released their much anticipated collaboration project “WE DON’T TRUST YOU”, the first of two albums the duo is scheduled to release this year.

While the two musicians have collaborated in the past— Future appears on three tracks, on Boomin’s most recent album “Heroes and Villains”— this is the first time they’ve worked together on a full-length project.

Needless to say, expectations for this album were quite high, given the phenomenal quality of Metro Boomin’s  previous collaborations with other artists, such as 21 Savage, and with Future being a true icon of the “trap” subgenre. 

However, “WE DON’T TRUST YOU” is not destined to become a classic. While it is certainly a high-quality record that will likely earn the respect of hip hop fans, it is also not “To Pimp A Butterfly” or “Rodeo”. 

On its initial release, the duo decided against having features revealed on the track-list, but these are the highlights of the new album. 

The sixth track “Like That” wastes no time making an impact with its explosive and hard-hitting production that stands above the already stellar production on the rest of the LP. Kendrick Lamar steals the show, appearing on “Like That” and taking jabs at both Drake and J Cole.

There are also two features from Travis Scott on the record. On “Type Sh*t,” another highlight, Future spits a strong verse then Scott serves as a sort of interlude, transitioning into the other feature artist on the track, Playboi Carti. Carti raps one of the best verses of his career, using the deeper voice register that he has tapped into on recent singles. 

Scott also appears on “Cinderella,” a song that brings the classic trap sound with two of the best artists in the subgenre.

Rick Ross also appears on the album with a guest verse on “Everyday Hustle,” and The Weeknd provides background vocals on “Young Metro.” 

Features may be the standout of “WE DON’T TRUST YOU,” however, there are great solo songs as well. “We Don’t Trust You” is a perfect opener for the album with a dramatic build up that sets the scene. “Fried (She A Vibe)” has a classic early-2010’s “vibe” that manages to not sound outdated. “WTFYM” is Future’s strongest rapping performance of the record with strong flow changes.

“WE DON’T TRUST YOU” is consistent with some major highlights sprinkled throughout. While it may not be a perfect album, by any means, the record has a minimum of 10 songs that will be worth revisiting throughout the year, which is nothing to complain about.

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Michael Cox
My name is Michael Cox, and I am a journalist for The Spartans Speak. I have always been very passionate about writing and want to use that to go into a career in sports media.