Future Discusses Maintaining Longevity & Creating Classic Music

The Freebandz leader says it will take 10-20 years before some people appreciate his content.

(AllHipHop News) Rap star Future graces the latest cover of Highsnobiety. The publication's interview includes the Atlanta native talking about maintaining his position as one of the most productive Hip Hop artists over the last three years.

"Being yourself [musically] is the most important thing because if you think your sh-t ain’t working and stop trying and then somebody else tries it and it starts working for them, you’re going to be mad," said Future. "Some people try to be everybody, so that’s why they burn out. There’s longevity in being yourself and not trying to be 10 other people."

While he continues to collect RIAA plaques, Future faces criticism from some Hip Hop purists for what they perceived to be a lack of lyrical content. The "Mask Off" performer was also asked whether he feels his music is misinterpreted.

"At the end of the day they’re not going to know I’m smarter than them until 10 years, 20 years from now when they’re still listening to me like 'I’m just now getting what he said,'" stated Future. "Longevity, that’s what makes music classic. It’s not a classic when you hear it the first day and get everything you heard right then. It’s a classic when you go back 20 years from now and it can still relate to you. I said things in Pluto five years ago that people are just now talking about."

Since 2014, Future has released over 10 projects including Monster, DS2, and What a Time to Be Alive. The Freebandz leader dropped the #1 albums FUTURE and HNDRXX in 2017.