Since its release, Future’s self-titled album has been a crowd favorite. The album’s hit “Mask Off” was deemed a certified hit, with its mesmerizing flute and catchy hook, the song was an instant sensation and is now the inspiration for the latest internet craze!
According to XXL, the #MaskOffChallenge showcases young black musicians who upload videos of themselves recreating the track. Produced by Southside and Metro Boomin, the #MaskOffChallenge created many versions of the project’s best track with various instruments including the violin, recorder, flute and piano.
My aunty #maskoffchallenge #MiamiCentralRockets #FAMU pic.twitter.com/OUC22tBCzy
— (@_blackDICE) March 29, 2017
Y’all have to check out my God sister playing the violin to “Mask Off” #maskoffchallenge @ShoMeStringz pic.twitter.com/1JIZtfqCNP
— BriaDouglas (@beeeFABB) March 30, 2017
So to this last minute #maskoffchallenge . First try had to dust this old piano off pic.twitter.com/xZ86cSIPJf
— #TheCentersEffect (@Tweet_Swag101) March 29, 2017
My freshman sister murked “Mask Off” #MaskOffChallenge TSU AOB hoe! pic.twitter.com/MLOfeMavQM
— Henny Williams (@Sleazy_WaltP) March 29, 2017
“Mask Off” is featured on the Atlanta rapper’s first album of 2017, titled FUTURE. However, it wasn’t the only album Future dropped. About a week after Future released his fifth album, he announced the release of his sixth album HNDRXX. The hypnotizing flute sampled in “Mask Off” comes from Tommy Butler’s “Prison Song”. Released in the 70’s the sampled song is from the “Selma” Album, A Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, according to Genius.
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