It's been eight months since Future re-released his debut album, but in the downtime leading up to his next wave (a new single, "Honest," is promised soon), he's remained remarkably visible as a supporting player, lending his coos to and writing melodies for a string of massive songs—"No New Friends," "Bugatti," "U.O.E.N.O.," "Body Party." He's comfortable in a space that may have once been occupied by Drake on "I Wanna Be With You," the song Khaled was weirdly promoting when he goofily proposed marriage to Nicki Minaj last week. Debuted last night by Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex, you can now download clean and dirty versions of "I Wanna Be With You" on Sendspace, via Khaled himself. The track's taken from his upcoming Suffering From Success LP, out September 24th. For more on Khaled's DJ's Palestinian family, reggae radio roots and hot tub guests, check out his interview from our current issue.
Photographer Kendrick Brinson
July 30, 2013