|Known for his distinct vocal tone, provocative and complicated lyricism and emphatic stage presence, Future has quickly risen to the top of the modern hip hop scene. Hailing from Monticello, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta, Future was influenced by the popular trap music scene in that area. Mixing elements of trap with electronic music, classic hip hop and trip hop, Future has created a style all his own that has grown to have international reach and an incredible fan base. If you’re looking to take in one of the largest stars in hip hop today, then purchase your Future tickets now!
Future was born in 1983 with the legal name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn. Growing up, Future was surrounded by hip hop on all sides, and one of his first cousins even belonged to a popular local hip hop collective known as The Dungeon Family. That individual, Rico Wade, produced tracks for The Dungeon Family, also known as TDF, and fueled Future’s interest in the art form. As Future grew into adolescence, Wade began to encourage him to write his own raps, often giving the young artist beats and tracks to work with. After attending Columbia High School, Future spent several years working with Wade before meeting Atlanta-based rapper and producer Rocko. Rocko signed Future to A-1 Recordings, his label, and the burgeoning artist began recording his first mixtapes.
Rise to fame
Future’s first true break came in 2011. Over the course of a year extending between 2010 and 2011, the artist released three mixtapes, all of which were well-received and spread quickly on the Internet. Those tapes included True Story, 1000 and Dirty Sprite. True Story was perhaps the most popular of the three tapes, and included the hit song “Tony Montana.” He generated enough attention with the tapes to catch the eye of several major record labels. In September 2011, Epic Records announced that it had signed the ascending rapper to a recording contract. Only a few days later, his next mixtape, Streetz Calling, was released to critical acclaim, building further anticipation for his debut record. After the release of one more mixtape, Astronaut Status, in early 2012, Future’s debut record, Pluto, was released that April.
Other work and critical acclaim
Pluto became the largest commercial success of Future’s career up to that point and solidified the rapper as a major power in the hip hop world. The record did so well that it was re-released later that year as Pluto 3D, containing new material including several new songs and remixes of prior tracks. Future released his second studio album, Honest, in April 2014 and has gone on to establish himself as a touring power. He has toured on the road with Drake, among other artists, and continues to produce and record new music.