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For The Record: “We Don’t Trust You” by Future and Metro Boomin

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Future, the lead artist and rapper on the album. (Photo via Wikipedia Commons)

Expectation. One of the most loaded words in the English language. While expectations are set based on prior experience, it is hard to maintain the standards people will set when facing early success. There is no better example of this than the new collaboration “We Don’t Trust You” by Future and Metro Boomin, which collapsed under the weight of expectations set by the fans. 

Thanks to the previous releases of incredible projects like Future’s smooth and dreamy 2022 album “I Never Liked You” along with Metro Boomin’s groundbreaking 2022 album “Heroes and Villains,” expectations were at an all-time high. Unfortunately, their incredible performances created an almost unreachable standard for their next project. Thus, while fans were overjoyed when this collaboration was announced, excitement quickly turned into disappointment when the album dropped. 

Kicking off the album with the title track “We Don’t Trust You,” any hype built up before the album’s release immediately died. The song delivers a mixture of overdone and boring production from Metro Boomin combined with lazy vocals and rapping performances from Future. This trend continues with the follow-up track “Young Metro.” While not nearly as bad as its predecessor, the song can only be described as boring. This track delivers nothing new to the fans, simply sounding like a worse version of their music from 2017. 

The song quality increases around the middle of the album thanks to feature appearances from the Weekend, Travis Scott, and Rick Ross with songs like “Type Sh*t,” “Everyday Hustle,” and “Cinderella.” The tracks still sound boring and pale in comparison to the artist’s previous works, but are entertaining enough and stand out on this album full of back-to-back mid-tracks.

Even the most exciting part of the album didn’t come from the artists themselves, but rather from prolific rapper Kendrick Lamar. Lamar cuts through the monotonous rapping of Future with an exciting new diss on the track “Like That” attacking fellow rappers Drake and J-Cole. In many ways, Lamar’s verse saved the album, turning “Like That” into one of the year’s biggest songs, bringing in millions of streams for the album.

This album was a disappointing performance from both creators—and a new low for such talented artists in the rap game. “We Don’t Trust You” is not an album to listen to or revisit—in fact, it should be left buried at the bottom of their catalogs, never to be heard again.

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Ben Behr
Ben Behr, Staff Writer
Ben is a sophomore, and this is his first year writing for The Lasso. He likes sleeping in and playing tennis.