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“WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU:” Metro Boomin and Future’s Unforgettable Album

Credit: Bowen Morrison
WSPN’s Bowen Morrison discusses his thoughts on the new album “WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU.”

“WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU,” are the words that have been ringing in the ears of rap fans across the genre. This album was produced to cap off Metro Boomin and Future’s first seemingly unfinished album, “WE DON’T TRUST YOU.” Throughout both of these albums, there are undercover disses directed towards Drake, another Hip-Hop superstar. After the release of “WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU,” on April 9, Drake has been responding to the albums through his own songs and through Instagram posts. “WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU” includes features from The Weeknd, Ty Dolla Sign, J. Cole, Lil Baby and A$AP Rocky.

Future kicks off the first song of the album, “We Still Don’t Trust You,” repeating the song name in rhythm with the beat. After Future’s short verse, The Weeknd’s feature kicks in. The Weeknd’s voice is reverbed with the beat and echoes throughout the song. This song is perfect for the beginning of this album as the relaxed tone of both Future and The Weeknd’s voices are very satisfying to hear together.

To continue the album, “Out of My Hands” has a similar ethereal feeling to the first song, and Future is solo in this song. The beat from this song is great, but unfortunately, I think Future underperforms during this song. I think he could have worked with this beat better. Additionally, he ends up repeating himself a lot, and the song quickly becomes boring.

The next song is “Jealous,” and in my opinion, this is one of the better songs of the album. The fast-paced beat matches perfectly with Future’s rhythm. If you listen closely to this song, the lyrics actually aren’t as upbeat as the production. Future’s tone and lyrics don’t match up, which I actually enjoy.

“All to Myself” is the second song on the album that features The Weeknd. The song begins with Future paying respects to his now-ex-girlfriend, who he described as always loyal to him no matter what. The Weeknd’s feature echoes the same theme as Future’s verse. In my opinion, the underlying beat of this song is not very good. Its slow-paced theme makes the song a little dull. However, both verses by The Weeknd and Future make up for the beat. The duo did great on this song.

“Came to the Party” is a quick song with a fast-paced beat in which Future details a day in his life as a superstar rapper. In the song, he talks about how he only “came to the party” for the photos and popularity, not for any social reasons but purely for status.

Following right after “Came to the Party,” “Right 4 You” is yet another solo song with only Future. This seems to be a love song between him and his girlfriend. He repeats the line, “I belong to you, you belong to me,” making sure that he and his girlfriend are on the same page.

“Always Be My Fault” is the third song on the album that features The Weeknd. Future starts this song by talking to his ex-girlfriend. He blames himself for their breakup, and he feels that he can never take it back. Throughout the song, he reminds himself that it’ll “always be [his] fault”.

“Red Leather” is the longest song on the album and features J. Cole. Its slow-paced beat and gentle guitar give the indication that the song is emotional. Future reinforces the sorrowful theme of the song with his choice of lyrics. J. Cole comes into the song about halfway through and compares himself to Future, and he recognizes that they are different people with differing personalities. He also looks back on his life in college and how he used to act as a young man. This is a great, mellow song for casual listening.

“All My Life” is one of the few songs on the album with a feature. Lil Baby is also a producer and rapper on this very fast-paced, exciting song. In my opinion, the best feature on this album is Lil Baby. Lil Baby wastes no time to dive into his verse, rapping about his cars, his life as a rapper and the perks that come with being himself. This is definitely one of my favorite songs on this album.

“All My Life” transitions directly into the next song, “Crossed Out.” I believe this song is directed at Drake. Future says that he only trusts those around him, and if you aren’t one of those people in his circle, then you get “crossed out.” The reason I think this was a shot at Drake is because of their ongoing dispute, which was the focus of their first album. This squabble between these two rappers began after Drake posted a picture of himself with Future’s ex- girlfriend. Tensions were always prevalent in the two rapper’s relationship, but this is what pushed Future to release two separate albums taking shots at Drake. With the name of this album and their last one, it is clear that they don’t trust many people in the industry and the rap game.

“Show of Hands” is a unique song. Unlike the others, this song is kicked off by the feature artist, A$AP Rocky. His verse is brief but memorable. The rest of the song is covered by Future, until A$AP Rocky comes back with a second verse of his own. Although A$AP’s feature isn’t bad compared to the others on this album, it’s the worst one I’ve heard yet.

The last song on the album, “Streets Made Me A King,” begins quickly by Future. Through the song, he raps about what he had to do in order to survive as a young, up-and-coming rapper, which included drug dealing and other crimes. He also raps about his attitude towards money today in comparison to what he thought of money in the past. He wants to make sure he spends as much money as he can, because there was a time in his life when he couldn’t spend anything.

“WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU” is a great deluxe album to come after their first debut album together, “WE DON’T TRUST YOU.” Following the theme of these two albums, Metro Boomin and Future make it known that they don’t trust anyone outside their circle. The length in total of this album is perfect and most of the songs by themselves are definitely hits. However, throughout this album, Future becomes a little bit overexposed. This is because near the end of the album, Future’s verses begin to feel too repetitive. Although most of the songs by themselves are pretty solid, listening to all of the songs at once becomes somewhat humdrum and lacks the initial excitement that the first album possessed. Overall, a classic album all in all. Whenever we see Metro Boomin collaborate with another rapper, the album will be unforgettable, which is exactly what this album is.

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Bowen Morrison
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Bowen Morrison, Class of 2025, is a second year reporter for WSPN. He plays football and runs track in the spring. Outside of school, he enjoys spending time with friends and watching movies and shows. Contact: [email protected]
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