In an interview with VLAD TV, Atlanta producer Zaytoven announced that Future’s Beast Mode 16 is finished.
“I was with Future maybe three weeks ago. He was saying like, ‘I wanna keep recording songs, but if it came to it I need to drop right now, we done,’” he says. “I’m confident in what we got right now to drop another Zaytoven-Future project.”
He also added that he and future have recorded over 100 songs together, and the Future has felt so inspired by his production, that he doesn’t want to release Beast Mode 16 for fear that he’ll miss a great beat.
“We keep working, though,” he says. “I think Future’s the guy like once I send him some beats maybe while he’s on the road and it’s a pack of beats that he really like, it’s a new vibe or a new wave, he like, ‘Man, keep feeding me more, feed me more of this every day.’ There’s been times I’m at my little boy’s basketball practice or something, he’s like, ‘Zay, I need some more beats. I need some more beats.’ I’m like, ‘Man, there’s a million producers around. You need some more from me again?’ When he’s locked in on a producer’s sound or what we got going on, that’s what he want over and over again.”
He admits that in today’s market, it’s about quantity over quality—an issue that has come up in the new versus old generation hip-hop debates. Zaytoven says that he and Future can make a song in 10 minutes, and that these days, it’s not about making music that’s going to last generations, which is why Future drops so many projects.
“I don’t think we’re trying to create timeless songs,” he says. “We just trying to, we got so much in us that we wanna get out that we just wanna keep letting it out. Nowadays, I don’t think a song means as much as it used to mean. One song can’t last you a year no more. You can’t have a hit record and it’s gonna last you all the way throughout the year. That song might last two months. So you gotta keep coming with the content. Nowadays, I don’t think we know what the hits are, the people are choosing the hits. We might put out two mixtapes and get one song out of those mixtapes that was actually a hit. That’s how it goes.”
Check out Zaytoven’s interview below.