Magic happens when Future and DJ Esco connect: Last year’s 56 Nights remains an essential listen and January’s Purple Reign is a 2016 highlight. Now, just four months after dropping the EVOL LP, the duo have re-connected for E.T.: Esco Terrestrial, a 16-track non-commercial release that’s available through Livemixtapes.
In the time since EVOL, hip-hop fans have had plenty to keep them busy: Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, Drake, and YG have all released highly anticipated projects in the past few months; Kendrick Lamar issued a pseudo-follow-up to To Pimp a Butterfly; Young Thug has continued to drop heat; and Future-doppelgänger Desiigner scored a No. 1 single. Future himself hasn’t become an afterthought, but he tweeted that he was definitely going hard on E.T.
Ion no how they gone take this new shit,I may b a lil toooo disrespectful on. Dis 1…fuck it YALL DESERVE IT
— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) June 23, 2016
Stream E.T. — which features Juicy J, Rich Homie Quan, Lil Uzi Vert, Drake (!), and Young Thug (!!) — below.