Future is undeniably one of rap's most powerful forces, namely for his role in popularizing Atlanta trap music among a slew of other accolades. He cemented this status in 2017 with the release of his sixth-studio album Hndrxx, which arrived just one week after releasing his self-titled fifth studio album.
But would the chart-topping project be good enough to hinder Michael Jackson’s rise in the ‘80s?
The 37-year-old Atlanta rapper co-signed a comparison made by a fan, reposting a screenshot of a tweet where the bold statement was made.
"If 'HNDRXX' woulda came out in 1982 MJ woulda never blew up," penned the fan, suggesting that MJ's Thriller, which is the current best-selling album in history, would've maybe run into some commercial trouble had Future been around. His manager wrote on the screenshot, "That's deep and one helluva compliment."
39 years ago, Michael Jackson released an album that cemented his status as the world’s biggest pop star.
'Thriller', went on to become the world’s best-selling music album in history.
The iconic album, featuring hits like the title track as well as 'Thiller', 'Beat It' and 'Billie Jean', has sold over 33 million copies, and counting, in the United States alone and the representatives for Sony Music and Jackson’s estate say that Thriller has sold 105 million copies globally.
Listen to Michael Jackson's masterpiece 'Thriller' down below.