(AllHipHop News) Director X's Superfly remake will hit theaters on June 13. The acclaimed video director turned feature filmmaker tapped southern hitmaker Future to executive produce and curate the movie's soundtrack.
“I wanted the current sound of Atlanta, so I hunted [Future] down. We were doing the Gap commercial with him and Cher. I normally don’t mix things up, but we just started talking about [working on Superfly] on set,” X told AllHipHop.
Of course, Future has a heavy presence on the album, but he also called on many of his music industry contemporaries for contributions. Lil Wayne, Young Thug, 21 Savage, Miguel, PartyNextDoor, Khalid, H.E.R., Sleepy Brown, Yung Bans, and Gunna appear on the music project.
The original 1972 Super Fly - which hosts Curtis Mayfield's classic Soul/Funk soundtrack - was set in Harlem, New York. However, 2018's Superfly takes place in the current Hip Hop Mecca of Atlanta.
“Harlem in the 70s was the epicenter of black culture. If it was a big deal in Harlem, it was a big deal around the world. Now Atlanta is the epicenter of black culture. If it’s a big deal in Atlanta, it’s a big deal around the world. This is where the culture has moved to,” said X. “Does any city have the consistent musical presence that Atlanta has right now? It’s not a discussion.”
Superfly star Trevor Jackson (Youngblood Priest) also spoke to AllHipHop about Future taking the helm for the soundtrack. The actor/singer declared, “I feel like he’s one of the pioneers of this generation."
“This Way” by Khalid and H.E.R. will premiere on Zane Lowe's Apple Music Beats 1 radio show on June 5 at 12 pm ET. Future’s “Walk On Minks” drops on June 6. The entire set lands on Friday, June 8.
"Future’s work on this album continues the remarkable legacy established by the original," stated Spring Aspers, Head of Sony Motion Pictures Music Group. "He creates a musical soundscape that not only perfectly complements and underscores the film, but brings to life a time and place in today’s Atlanta and a culture of trap music. In bringing together this incredible group of artists, Future has made an album as thrilling as the film.”