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Future – “I Won” featuring Kanye West

I got an opportunity to attend the private listening party for Future’s upcoming sophomore album “Honest” that was held at Halo Lounge and hosted by Epic Records last Wednesday.

Appearances by DJ Don Cannon, DJ Drama, T.I.’s wife & former member of R&B group Xscape ‘Tiny’, R&B singer Nivea, Ebony Steele, Shay Johnson and all affiliates of Future’s camp attended.

The only person that was missing that everyone was expecting to see was Ciara.

Future performed all of the songs on the “Honest” album including the upcoming single, “I Won” featuring Kanye West.

Although Future and Kanye are engaged to some of the most beautiful women in the entertainment industry and are highly publicized in the spotlight, it’s no surprise that these two artist would team up on the track.

The track captures a personal moment that both share in common with their fiances. Future and Ciara are expecting their first child together and this month West and Kim Kardashian grace the cover of Vogue with an inside feature of baby North. Also Kardashian and Ciara have posted pictures on social media and have known to call each other “BFFs”. It was only a matter of time that the fathers of their children would collaborate together.

Throughout time, the title, “trophy wife” also known to many as a “gold digger” has been frowned upon due to the negative and derogatory meaning society has labeled it to be.

According to the Associated Press Future expresses the song in a positive direction.

“When you have songs like that, they empower women,” he said. “I just feel like I want to big up women just in general, from my lady to his lady, to all women, to make sure they get their light on them and just knowing they’re important.”

West also served controversy on a sliver platter by concurrently dissing Kris Humphries and Reggie Bush.

“I made it over NBA and NFL players, so every time I score it feels like the Super Bowl.”

West not only raps about his soon to be wife but he also drops a verse mentioning Kardashian’s sisters.

“You could look at Kylie, Kendall, Kourtney and Khloe. All your mama ever made was trophies, right?” said West.

The music video for “I won” will be directed by Hype Williams. In the meantime, checkout the track.




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