Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but Future just dropped a surprise new mixtape. This time, he’s teamed up with fellow Atlanta rapper Gucci Manne for Free Bricks: Zone 6 Edition — the sequel to their 2011 collaborative mixtape Free Bricks.
Remarkably, the mixtape was conceived, recorded, and released in less than 24 hours. “Last night, me and Future met up in Atlanta,” Gucci Mane told Miss Info. “We ditched our entourages, we didn’t book my usual studio, or his usual studio … it’s like we knew we wanted to fly under the radar,. There was like this positive competition in the room. I’d hear him go in on a verse, and I knew I had to step up.”
“He would say, the same back, and we knocked out six songs so crazy that I knew we couldn’t just sit on it. We talked about recording some more, adding more songs. But I didn’t want to over think it or over plan things. Even Future didn’t think we were dropping this tonight. This is the freshest it can get. These joints ain’t even 24 hours old. That’s like bringing you in the studio with us.”
Listen to Free Bricks: Zone 6 Edition below. It marks Future’s fourth full-length release of the year following January’s Purple Reign, February’s EVOL, and June’s Project E.T.: Esco Terrestrial. Additionally, Future has appeared on one-off singles with ASAP Ferg (“New Level”), DJ Khaled (“I Got the Keys”), and Drake (“Used to This”).