Future Bares His Poetic Soul With New Track 'I.C.W.N.T'
    • THURSDAY, MARCH 01, 2018

    • Posted by: Shane Croghan


    Future, most recently heard on "King's Dead", from the Black Panther soundtrack, has returned with his first solo release of 2018. His brief, meme-worthy appearance on "King's Dead" at least added some semblance of humor to proceedings. Unfortunately, no such redeeming qualities will be found here. The charming new track, "I.C.W.N.T", which stands for "I Can't Wife No Thot", is an auto-tuned reminder of the rapper's sophisticated lyricism and clear respect for women.

    Appearing on Soundcloud last night, "I.C.W.N.T" is an insightful, profound exploration of the fallout resulting from a broken relationship. By no means is it forgettable misogynistic warbling, symptomatic of all the negative aspects of hip-hop culture. With lyrics like "pussy good and her throat deep, suck so long, made her nose bleed," can you really question the value of Future's latest cultural contribution?

    The opening salvo, "these bitches ain't shit", sets the tone for the track - tired to the point of sheer laziness, overly familiar, borderline troubling. As for the music itself, it's your run-of-the-mill trap beat with Future doing his best to compromise the morality of an inanimate piece of technology, by subjecting a poor, defenseless autotune device to his grade school lyrics.

    "Modern music is all terrible" - this sentiment, or some variation of it, is one the most irritating, blatantly untrue, things I somehow manage to hear on a regular basis. It's usually uttered by someone who has clearly put zero effort into actually listening to anything new, and it's generally followed by a misguided comment about rap music. Sometimes I'll argue, sometimes I'll try and persuade, sometimes I'll just ignore it. From now on, I'll think of this new track from Future and for a second, just a split second, I'll wonder if maybe the cynics are right after all.
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