Future Covers ‘SPIN’

blame it on Shake April 25, 2014

Future continues his Honest promo run by gracing the cover of the latest issue of SPIN. The cover story touches on his Dungeon Family roots, him linking up with Mike WiLL Made It, Honest, and more.

One interesting tidbit is that “Move That Dope” almost missed the album…

“‘Move That Dope’ almost didn’t make the album,” says Future. “I put down the hook and left it. Mike called me over and over and over.” WiLL claims those calls were to urge Future to revisit the studio cut and to see if a single could come out of it. The producer ended up taking a throwaway verse Future had left in a session and putting it on top of the “Move That Dope” beat alongside the hook. “Pharrell heard it and we both thought it sounded like some old Neptunes shit, like Clipse’s ‘Grindin’,” says WiLL. Then Pharrell asked if he could record on the track. “I couldn’t say no to Skateboard P!” he continues. “If Skateboard P asks you if he can put down a verse for you, you say yes.”

Given their conversation about “Grindin’,” they asked Pusha T for a verse as well. “Mike called me and was like, ‘Future has this song you’ve got to listen to. It’s everything you want,’ ” says Pusha T on being approached for “Move That Dope.” “And when Mike WiLL calls you and says he has everything you want, you better hang up the phone and start recording a verse.” The track’s street-friendly beat and catchy hook appealed to Pusha. “I knew it would be a street anthem,” he says. “It’s crazy to see it has so much mainstream crossover on radio too. I think we knew it would.” Since its February release, “Move That Dope” has lived comfortably in the Billboard Rap chart’s Top 10.