Over the course of the past decade, Future has become one of Atlanta's most influential artists; in his wake, imitators were quick to download auto-tune plug-ins, honing their melodic chops appropriately. While Future's sonic aesthetic has come to shape the sound of modern day Atlanta hip-hop, his style is generally far removed from the ostentatious, triumphant bangers of the mid-2010s. For a sonic point of reference, look to veterans like T.I, Jeezy, and Gucci Mane. Admittedly, Future has little in common with the likes of his forebears, yet with Zaytoven behind the boards on Beast Mode 2, a foray into a lost era is never out of the question.
Immediately, "Doh Doh's" instrumental evokes a different time, with a braggadocious synth progressing slinking over sturdy percussion. Future wastes little time in laying down an infectious chorus, which provides Young Scooter with a solid point of reference. He proceeds to hold it down, evoking shades of young Guwop, while putting his unique stamp on proceedings. "Quarter mill' every month, that's just for my payroll," raps Scooter, "lost a hundred racks a day ago, got it back today though."
As for Future, he remains in fine form throughout, providing a welcome blend of soul and pure, unapologetic swagger. Sure, the track is rife with trap staples, including more than a few references to pricey timepieces, but it all somehow coalesces into a genuine reminder of a simpler time.
Treat me like Bin Laden
Pulled up and I'm going to Saturn
I made her fuck my Patek
I turned her into a baddy
Put eight new whips in traffic
My watch come out the casket
Our love is everlasting
Money wrapped up in plastic