WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU by Future & Metro Boomin | Album Review

Future and Metro Boomin return with their second collab album.

Mark Chinapen
Modern Music Analysis


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3 weeks later the rapper/producer duo that is Future X Metro Boomin have given us WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU, the follow-up to their first collab project WE DON’T TRUST YOU. Although it’s been less than a month since they treated us with their first album, the duo is still making headlines thanks to Kendrick Lamar’s verse on “Like That”. The past few weeks have been filled with disses and shots fired from Drake and J.Cole, the latter of whom apologized to Kendrick following the release of his diss track “7 Minute Drill”.

Aside from the memes, reactions, and the ever-growing drama that's been unfolding, WE DON’T TRUST YOU was an okay album at best with some much-needed room for improvement. Thankfully this follow-up is better than its predecessor. Metro takes the reigns on WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU while Future comes through to help add to the album’s atmosphere. Top it off with a few guest features and verses that add to this hip-hop soap opera as of late, WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU is a solid collaboration from Future and Metro Boomin.

In my previous review for WDTY, I said that Metro’s production was inventive as he stepped out of his comfort zone on a variety of tracks. That sentiment still rings true on WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU, except now Metro really flexes his creative muscles this time. He does an excellent job at creating a mood that’s icy and cold, a contrast from the bombastic nuances of the first album. It’s felt right away on the opener “We Still Don’t Trust You” and “Drink N Dance”. These 2 tracks set the tone immediately with their synthpop/R&B influence.

The overall atmosphere of WSDTY is a step up from its predecessor, it moves at a slower pace which allows Metro’s beats to shine and for listeners to appreciate the qualities of each instrumental. From the glimmering glitchiness of “Right 4 You”, to the minimalist bass of “Crazy Clientele”. The overall production of WSDTY is very impressive.

Future matches Metro’s beats with a solid vocal performance throughout. His deep drawn-out voice feels right for the album’s pace, acting as another instrument that adds to the album’s cold mood. I’d argue that he sounds better here than he did on the previous album as these beats are more in his lane. His auto-tuned croons on “This Sunday” (while interpolating Drake’s “Feel No Ways”) sound just right when paired with the song’s lowly horns and drums.

Lyrically much like its predecessor, WSDTY is still chockful of Future’s typical musings. Drugs, money, jealousy, and paranoia fuel his verses. Thankfully though there are more noteworthy passages on here compared to the first album. Future’s distrust for an ex-lover permeates songs like “Always Be My Fault” (“I’m indulgin’ in your heart. I can’t let you break my heart no more.”). He revels in his riches and success in “Nobody Knows My Struggle”, coming off as a Tony Montana archetype that suits Future’s character.

Following in the same vein as the first album, WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU relies on its guest features to deliver its standout moments. Naturally, these surprise features merely add to the developing drama surrounding Drake. We hear The Weeknd chime in and offer his 2 cents on “All to Myself” where he references almost signing to OVO: (“I thank God that I never signed my life away, and we never do the big talk. They shooters makin’ TikToks, got us laughin’ in the Lambo.”). A$AP Rocky pulls up with a mean attitude on “Show of Hands” with a verse that will surely get hip-hop Twitter in shambles for the coming days.

J.Cole and Lil Baby also make an appearance on “Red Leather” and “All My Life” respectively. However, their inclusion feels a little phoned in, especially the former as J.Cole just seems so random when considering everything that’s happened in the last couple of weeks. Overall though, the guest spots on here are a fine addition to WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU. Although they do take away the limelight from Future and Metro, I chalk that up to the ensuing drama that’s been unfolding over the last few weeks more than anything.

Another gripe I have with the album is its runtime. Why are we, in 2024, still making feature film-length albums?? This entire project clocks in at 1 hour 29 minutes, and I can guarantee there are plenty of songs on here that should have been left off the tracklist. There’s a ton of filler on here but thankfully they don’t take away from the enjoyment of the full album, but their inclusion wasn’t needed at all.

All in all, WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU is a solid album from the rapper/producer duo. Metro pulls no punches and delivers a series of eclectic beats, and once again proves his versatility as a producer. Future (while still being his typical self) sounds well throughout the album, with more notable verses compared to the previous album. Lastly, the guest features here are great and fit well with the general tone of the album.

For my final rating, I’m giving WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU a 7.5/10. I think it’s better than the predecessor album in terms of production and just atmosphere as a whole. However, I believe if it wasn’t for this whole Drake feud that Kendrick sparked on WE DON’T TRUST YOU, the hype wouldn’t have been as high as it is now and we probably wouldn't be paying as much attention to Future/Metro if I’m being honest. Regardless, finally getting 2 collab projects from Future and Metro Boomin has been worth the while, here’s hoping we get even more collab albums (and maybe more drama) in the future.

Final Rating: 7.5/10

Favourite Tracks: We Still Don’t Trust You, Drink N Dance, All to Myself, Right 4 You, Always Be My Fault, Nobody Knows My Struggle, Crazy Clientele, Show of Hands.



Mark Chinapen
Modern Music Analysis

I like to pretend I’m a critic. Writer and editor for Modern Music Analysis