Rating: A-

With his new mixtape Project E.T. (Esco Terrestrial), DJ Esco proves he’s not only the coolest DJ on the planet but also out of this world. He taps longtime friend and collaborator Future to host it and placed him on 6 solo tracks out of the total 16. On another 6 songs Future is matched up with some big names in the rap industry including: Young Thug, Drake, Lil Uzi Vert, 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Rae Sremmurd and Rich Homie Quan. DJ Esco and Future also bring along some of their frequent producers: Zaytoven, Metro Boomin, Southside, Cassius Jay, DJ Spinz, Tarantino and others. Throughout the tape Future and company touches on a little bit of everything, party drugs, gun violence, women, money, love for the rap game, and even OJ, The Juice, Simpson.

The stand out songs for this summer are “100it Racks” featuring Future, Drake and 2 Chainz; “Too Much Sauce” featuring Future and Lil Uzi Vert; and “Who” featuring Future and Young Thug. Within the past year there has been some tension between Future and Young Thug. Both have been on an incredible run since late 2014/early 2015 keeping Atlanta on top of the rap game in Gucci Manes absence. Young Thug dropped 5 mixtapes and Future dropped 3 solo mixtapes, 2 solo albums, and a collaborative mixtape with Drake and hosted DJ Esco’s previous mixtape 56 Nights. It’s hard to say which one is bigger but most fans from the city, including myself, are proud of both artists and happy to see them reunite on a Metro Boomin beat.

Easily lost in the massive wave of Future tracks on this tape are 3 non-Future related songs. In the second half of the tape DJ Esco places the songs “Stupidly Crazy” featuring Casey Veggies and Nef The Pharaoh, “Super Dumb” featuring Rambo So Weird, and “Deal Wit It” featuring Stuey Rock. The first 2 songs are light hearted and fun while the third is centered around success and break up.

For a third consecutive time DJ Esco feeds the streets some exclusive Future hits. Last time the duo left the rap game in “madness.”

 

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