Future Explains Pharrell's Reluctance To Appear On "Move That Dope"

posted May 23, 2014 12:00:00 PM CDT | 25 comments

Future Explains Pharrell's Reluctance To Appear On "Move That Dope"

Future says Pharrell feared backlash for his appearance on the track.

Future says Pharrell was reluctant to appear on "Move That Dope" initially. 

"It was a difficult situation for him," Future says to Billboard. "He was going to the Oscars, and whatever he was in was a different music space, and to get him to do a verse on a song with that subject matter was difficult.

"[Pharrell] was like, 'Man, I don't know if I should do this, 'cause I don't want, like, a big backlash on me. I love this song, but I don't want a backlash,'" Future adds. "I was like, 'Man, no, it's a positive message. The verse is telling people to let everything go. You have a message that's positive throughout your verse. I think people need to hear that, 'cause your voice is such a big voice in hip-hop.' And he was down with it in the end."

"Move That Dope" appears on Future's Honest, and the cut was discussed in HipHopDX's review of the project, which earned a 3 out of 5 X rating

"Honest’s top single, 'Move That Dope,' pairs Future, Pusha T, Pharrell and Casino over a cascade of burping Mike WiLL Made-It synths. Future rhymes Maserati with Maserati and whips his dope like Roots protagonist Kunta Kinte: nothing spectacular or new in the way of brick talk."

The music video for "Move That Dope," which also features Pusha T, is below.

RELATED: Future - Honest [Review] 

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