Future is a singer and rapper championed by parts of the Haitian American community from Kirkwood, Atlanta, Georgia. He is signed to the record label Epic Records.
Future signed a major label deal with Epic Label Group in September 2011, days before the release of his next mixtape, Streetz Calling. The mixtape was described by XXL magazine as ranging from “simple and soundly executed boasts” to “futuristic drinking and drugging jams” to “tales of the grind.” iRome on an interview with Pitchfork Media remarked that on the mixtape, Future comes “as close as anyone to perfecting this thread of ringtone pop, where singing and rapping are practically the same thing, and conversing 100% through Auto-Tune doesn’t mean you still can’t talk about how you used to sell drugs. It would almost feel antiquated if Future weren’t amassing hits, or if he weren’t bringing some subtle new dimensions to the micro-genre.”
Though Future had told MTV that Streetz Calling would be his final mixtape prior to the release of his debut studio album, another mixtape, Astronaut Status, was released in January 2012. Before his album being released in April 2012. XXL’s Troy Mathews wrote, “While Astronaut Status is up and down and never really hits the highs like ‘Racks’, ‘Tony Montana’, and ‘Magic’ that fans have come to expect from Future, it’s apparent that he’s poised to continue the buzz of 2011 humming right along into 2012.” Future was selected to the annual XXL Freshmen list in early 2012.
His debut album Pluto, originally planned for January, was eventually released on April 17. It included remixes of “Tony Montana” featuring Drake and “Magic” featuring T.I.. According to Future, “‘Magic’ was the first record T.I. jumped on when he came outta jail. Like, he was out of jail a day and he jumped straight on the ‘Magic’ record without me even knowing about it.” The track became Future’s first single to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Other collaborators on the album include R. Kelly, Snoop Dogg and Trae Tha Truth. On October 8, 2012, Pusha T released “Pain” featuring Future, the first single from his upcoming debut album.
It was announced that Future will be repackaging his debut album Pluto on November 27, 2012 under the name Pluto 3D featuring 3 new songs & 2 remix songs including the remix for “Same Damn Time” featuring Diddy & Ludacris, as well as his newest street single “Neva End (Remix)” featuring Kelly Rowland. In 2012, Future wrote, produced and was featured on “Loveeeeeee Song” taken from Barbadian singer Rihanna’s seventh studio album Unapologetic.
On January 15, 2013, Future released the compilation mixtape F.B.G.: The Movie which features the artists signed to his Freebandz label: Young Scooter, Slice9, Casino, Mexico Rann and Maceo. It was certified platinum for having over 250,000 downloads on popular mixtape site DatPiff. Future said of his second studio album Future Hendrix it will be a more substantive musical affair than his debut album and will feature R&B music along with his usual “street bangers”. The album will be released in 2013.
The album will feature Kanye West, Rihanna, Drake, Snoop Dogg, Kelly Rowland, Jeremih, Andre 3000, Ace Hood, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and many more. Including same productions from Mike WiLL Made It, Sonny Digital, Will-A-Fool, DJ Spinz & more. Also Pharrell Williams will produce a song for the album. The album’s lead single, “Karate Chop” featuring Casino, premiered on January 25, 2013 and was sent to urban radio on January 29, 2013.The song is produced by Metro Boomin. The official remix, which features Lil Wayne, was sent radio and was released on iTunes on February 19, 2013.
How Future Made His Money – Rap Music
Estimated Net Worth: $520 Thousand
Birthday: November 20, 1985
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