Purple Reign is a mixtape by American rapper Future, hosted and executive-produced by DJ Esco and Met- ro Boomin. It was released on January 17, 2016 with an 11-hour notice via LiveMixtapes and DatPiff. It is Future’s rst non-commercial mixtape since the mixtape trilogy Monster (2014), Beast Mode and 56 Nights (2015). Purple Reign follows the commercial collaborative mixtape What a Time to Be Alive with Canadian rapper Drake. The mixtape features production from frequent collaborators Metro Boomin, Southside, Zay- toven, DJ Spinz and Nard & B, among others. The cover font is a tribute to Prince’s landmark 1984 album Purple Rain, which is stylized in the same fashion.