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Purple Reign is the sixteenth mixtape by American rapper Future, hosted and executive-produced by DJ Esco and Metro Boomin. It was released on January 17, 2016 with an 11-hour notice via LiveMixtapes and DatPiff.[9][10][11][12] It is Future's first non-commercial mixtape since the mixtape trilogy Monster (2014), Beast Mode and 56 Nights (2015).[13][14] Purple Reign follows the commercial collaborative mixtape What a Time to Be Alive with Canadian rapper Drake. The mixtape features production from frequent collaborators Metro Boomin, Southside, Zaytoven, DJ Spinz and Nard & B, among others.[15] The cover font is a tribute to Prince's landmark 1984 album Purple Rain, which is stylized in the same fashion.

Purple Reign
Purple Reign cover.jpg
Mixtape by
ReleasedJanuary 17, 2016 (January 17, 2016)
Recorded2015
GenreTrap
Length38:50
LabelFreebandz
Producer
Future chronology
What a Time to Be Alive
(2015)
Purple Reign
(2016)
Evol
(2016)
Singles from Purple Reign
  1. "Wicked"
    Released: April 13, 2016
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic71/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Consequence of SoundB-[2]
HipHopDX3.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork7.2/10[4]
PopMatters6/10 stars[5]
Spectrum Culture3.75/5 stars[6]
Spin7/10[7]
Tiny Mix Tapes4.5/5 marks[8]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."All Right"3:30
2."Wicked"
2:53
3."Never Forget"WilburnJon Boii3:20
4."Drippin' (How U Luv That)"
  • Wilburn
  • Wayne
Metro Boomin3:10
5."Inside the Mattress"
3:30
6."Hater Shit"
  • Wilburn
  • Wayne
Metro Boomin3:04
7."Salute"
2:47
8."Bye Bye"Zaytoven2:55
9."No Charge"
  • Wilburn
  • Luellen
Southside2:42
10."Run Up"
  • Wilburn
  • Hill
DJ Spinz3:17
11."Perkys Calling"
  • Wilburn
  • Luellen
  • Michael Holmes
  • Southside
  • DZL[a]
4:06
12."Purple Reign"
  • Wilburn
  • Wayne
Metro Boomin4:06
Total length:38:50
Bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."In Abundance"
  • Wilburn
  • Wayne
  • Metro Boomin
3:55
Total length:42:09

Notes

Sample credits

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Purple Reign [Mixtape] by Future". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ Levy, Pat (January 22, 2016). "Future – Purple Reign". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  3. ^ Dowling, Marcus (January 19, 2016). "Future - Purple Reign". HipHopDX. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  4. ^ Greene, Jayson (January 21, 2016). "Future: Purple Reign". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  5. ^ Duricy, Brian (January 20, 2016). "Future: Purple Reign". PopMatters. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  6. ^ Bromfield, Daniel (January 4, 2016). "Future: Purple Reign". Spectrum Culture. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  7. ^ Ramirez, Matthew (January 25, 2016). "Review: Future Sings the Computer Blues on 'Purple Reign'". Spin. SpinMedia. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  8. ^ Russell, Brooklyn. "Future - Purple Reign". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "11:56pm LiveMixtapes.com". Twitter. January 16, 2016.
  10. ^ "#PurpleReign". Twitter. January 17, 2016.
  11. ^ "Future - Purple Reign - Freebandz". LiveMixtapes.com. January 17, 2016.
  12. ^ "Future - Purple Reign - Hosted by DJ Esco & Metro Boomin - Mixtape". DatPiff. January 17, 2016.
  13. ^ "Future: Dirty Sprite 2". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  14. ^ "#FutureHive, Assemble: Future Announces Monster vs. Beast Mode Tour". The Fader. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  15. ^ "Future Drops Purple Reign". Pitchfork. January 17, 2016.
  16. ^ Rayan. WhoSampled.com.