Future Calls Out Police in ‘March Madness’ Video
You may have thought a Future video is the last place to look when you want a Nation of Islam prayer to break up your afternoon. You would be wrong. The codeine still splatters all over "March Madness" and its new video, but the song is anchored by what Future calls "tragic" violence perpetrated by police officers against people of color in America. Clips of such violence are interspersed throughout the video, which otherwise shows the rapper in isolation, pent up in dark rooms with blinding jewelry. "March Madness" is Future at his unhinged best, ever-changing cadences and evocative turns of phrase.
The tape from which the song is taken, 56 Nights, is named for DJ Esco, to whom the tape is officially credited, and the time he spent in a Dubai jail for having marijuana in the luggage he brought with him to play a show with Future. It's the Atlanta rapper's second project this year, after his collaborative tape with Zaytoven, Beast Mode. Last year was a busy one for the rapper as well, who followed up his sophomore album, Honest, with the sprawling, relentlessly dark Monster. The latter is still being promoted, a video for "Fuck Up Some Commas" having hit the Internet just this month. Future has also announced a sequel to his 2011 mixtape, Dirty Sprite.