The Best Songs of Summer 2022

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  • Bad Bunny, “Tití Me Preguntó”


  • Burna Boy, “Last Last”


  • Beyonce, “Church Girl”


  • Steve Lacy, “Bad Habit”


  • Drake, “Sticky”


  • Kendrick Lamar f/ Blxst & Amanda Reifer, “Die Hard”


  • Central Cee, “Doja”


  • Future f/ Drake & Tems, “Wait For U”


  • Harry Styles, “As It Was”


  • Jack Harlow, “First Class”


  • Pharrell f/ Tyler, the Creator & 21 Savage, “Cash In Cash Out”


  • GloRilla & Hitkidd, “F.N.F (Let’s Go)”


  • Yeat, “Rich Minion”

[WATCH] Future Lives a Lap of Luxury in Paris in “I’M DAT N****” Video

Future Lives a Lap of Luxury in Paris in "I'M DAT N****" Video

Future hit Paris for his “I’M DAT N****” video and showed what a Free Bandz lifestyle is like overseas. Hitting a rooftop, Future blows aa bag at Celine and takes rooftops while rocking a crisp white Prada jacket.

The experience for Future includes a trip on a massive yacht, strolling through the foreign land, dinner with a batch of baddies and more.

Future may be making return trip to France as he wracked up a big bag recently. Influence Media, an entertainment firm with headquarters in New York City, has purchased Future’s publishing library. A source with knowledge of the transaction reportedly told Variety that the deal was worth eight figures. An estimated number by Billboard places the number between $65-$75 million.

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Future Sells Music Catalog In Deal With Influence Media Partners

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Future has become the latest artist to sell his catalog in a deal with Influence Music Partners. Also, it includes some of his biggest featured songs. Future Sells His Music Catalog Future has reportedly sold his catalog of hit songs to a company named Influence Media Partners in an eight-figure deal. According to Variety, the […]

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Future Takes Fans Along On His Paris Vacation In His ‘I’m Dat N****’ Video

Future dropped the new music video for his song “I’m Dat N****” yesterday as the latest single from his 2022 album I Never Liked You. The video follows the rapper on a luxurious Paris vacation, where he rides on a yacht, attends fancy dinners with models, and spends his money at designer stores (specifically, Celine).

The music video also shifts in terms of visual influence, including a grainy film style, before switching the color scheme to black & white towards the end. “I just left, she textin’ me she miss me,” Future notes during the song’s second verse as he stands on what appears to be a hotel balcony. Slow Burnz, Dy Crazy, and Southside produced the single, which also interpolates Young Thug’s 2019 song “Hot.”

As Future’s fifth single, it follows up his earlier I Never Liked You songs, from “Holy Ghost,” “Puffin On Zootiez,” “Love You Better,” and “Wait For U” featuring Drake and Tems. In addition, Future’s album contains several collaborations with notable artists. He teamed up with Kanye West for “Keep It Burnin,” Gunna and Young Thug on “For A Nut,” and even brought Drake back again for another song titled “I’m On One.”

Watch the music video for Future’s “I’m Dat N****” above.

Future’s Publishing Catalog Sold For 8-Figures To NYC Based Media Company

Future is the First Rapper to Have 10 Million Followers on SoundCloud

In other music catalog related news, Future’s publishing catalog has been acquired by NYC based entertainment company Influence Media. According to Variety, a source close to the deal told the publication that the deal was worth 8-figures.

The acquisition includes 612 songs Future recorded between 2004 and 2020, including 2017’s “Mask Off,” his feature on 2018’s “King’s Dead,” songs with Drake including “LIfe Is Good” and “Jumpman,” and even “Low Life” featuring The Weeknd.

In a statement, founding partner of Influence Media, Rene McLean, called Future a “cultural icon.”

“Future is a cultural icon. He continues to be a blueprint for impact and success in the music industry and has reinvented music in ways that no one has ever expected,” McLean said. “It is rare to find someone who moves music and culture at the same speed with his distinct vocal and melodic style. His prolific career and continued popularity more than 15 years into the game is a testament to his undeniable influence on the contemporary music and culture landscape. We’re honored to be partnered with him.”

Future even had some words regarding the acquisition, saying that he wanted to make sure that his songs were in good hands as he thought about their future (no pun intended). “I put everything into my music, and I wanted to make sure these were in good hands as I thought about the next chapter of these songs,” Future said. “I’m proud to partner up with Rene and the team at Influence Media and send a signal that this music has timeless value. My music is my art, and these songs represent some of the most precious artwork of my career.”

This comes after Billboard reported that Kanye was shopping around his music catalog for an estimated $175 million. However, since the reports, Kanye has refuted claims that he is trying to sell his catalog.

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Future Sells His Publishing Catalog To Influence Media Partners For A Price In The ‘High Eight Figures’

The latest artist to join the trend of selling his publishing is Future, who pulled in a price in the “high eight figures” from Influence Media Partners, according to Variety. Influence, which recently announced a $750 million fund backed by BlackRock, Inc. and Warner Music Group, has bought catalogs from the likes of Jessie Reyez, Julia Michaels, and Tainy. In purchasing Future’s catalog from 2004 to 2020, they’ve acquired rights to hits like “Life Is Good,” “March Madness,” “Mask Off,” and “Move That Dope,” among other lucrative hits.

In a statement, Future said, ” “I put everything into my music, and I wanted to make sure these were in good hands as I thought about the next chapter of these songs. I’m proud to partner up with Rene [McLean, Influence Media partner and founding advisor] and the team at Influence Media and send a signal that this music has timeless value. My music is my art, and these songs represent some of the most precious artwork of my career.”

Among other artists who’ve recently sold their catalogs are big names like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Chuck D, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, and Sting (David Bowie’s catalog was also recently posthumously sold for $250 million). These moves are likely to change the face of the music industry in coming years.