Future’s second album, and easily his most grandiose thus far, including 2015’s DS2. With major label money, Future had the backing to craft a true event record. Producers included Mike WiLL Made It, Sonny Digital and Detail, but the guest spots were even more impressive. Pusha T, Pharrell Williams, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West and even André 3000 graced the track listing.
Despite being a chart hit (number 2 on the US Billboard 200,) as of 2016 it’s only sold half the copies his debut has. 4 singles were released, although none made it above 46 on the US Billboard 100.
Future described the record succinctly for Fader in 2013:
Honest is more personal than Pluto. The album is about being honest while also establishing myself as a hitmaker. The songs are more emotional; I’m helping my fans understand more about me. I want the audience to reach me. I want them to open up to me and understand that I’m the best to do it. Music-wise, nobody is as creative as me. I was born to make music; there’s just melodies in my soul. When I’m asleep, I’m thinking of a hook, I’m thinking of a new way to approach the track.