Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, better known as Future, born on November 20, 1983, is an American rapper and singer. He is one of the main pioneers and influencers of the trap music genre. In the business world, Future owns his own music business, is the founder and C.E.O. of the record label Freebandz Records, which was established in 2011, and is distributed by Epic Records. The rapper is from the city of Atlanta, the land of trap music — he is a great pioneer of the genre. We’ll help you celebrate his special day right here.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Future signed a recording deal with A1 Recordings and Epic Records in 2011, where he released the albums “Pluto” and “Honest,” which contained the platinum singles ‘Turn On the Lights,’ ‘ Honest,’ ‘Move That Dope,’ and ‘I Won.’ He achieved great critical and commercial success with “DS2” and its singles ‘Fuck Up Some Commas’ and ‘Where Ya At,’ and followed up with “Evol” and the lead single ‘Low Life.’ Future’s eponymous fifth album and its follow-up “Hndrxx” made him the first artist since 2014 to debut two albums in consecutive weeks atop the U.S. Billboard 200; the former contained the international hit singles ‘Mask Off’ and ‘Used to This.’ After leaving A1, Future released the albums “The Wizrd” and “High Off Life,” which featured ‘Life Is Good,’ his most successful lead single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Future’s prolific output is derived from consistent solo and collaborative releases across his albums. He released the mixtapes “Beast Mode” with Zaytoven, “56 Nights” and “What a Time to Be Alive” with Drake in 2015; the latter included the single ‘Jumpman.’ He released the full collaborative mixtapes “Super Slimey” with Young Thug, “Wrld on Drugs” with Juice Wrld, and “Pluto x Baby Pluto” with Lil Uzi Vert. One of the world’s best-selling music artists, Future’s accolades include a Grammy at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance for the song ‘King’s Dead’ alongside Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and James Blake.
Future’s music has been characterized as trap music. He makes prevalent use of Auto-Tune in his songs, both rapping and singing with the effect.
Future releases a series of mixtapes including "1000," "Dirty Sprite," and "True Story," the latter including the single 'Tony Montana' about the "Scarface" film.
Future signs a major label recording contract with Epic Records in September 2011, a few days before the release of his next mixtape, "Streetz Calling."
Future writes, produces, and features on 'Loveeeeeee Song,' from Rihanna's seventh studio album, "Unapologetic."
Future releases a collaborative mixtape with Drake, titled "What a Time to Be Alive" and the album debuts at number one on the Billboard 200, Billboard R.&B. Charts, and Billboard Hot Rap Songs, marking the first time a rapper was able to score two number one albums in a year.
“G.Q.” names Future one of the best rappers alive.
Why We Love Future
He has passionate fans
Future fans are known as Future Hive. His fans were inspired by Beyoncé's famous BeyHive to create their own fanbase. They are very passionate on social media, especially Twitter, and proclaim their loyalty to Future with memes of his face on personalities like Barack Obama and Jesus.
‘Drunk in Love’
We wouldn't have Beyoncé's big hit 'Drunk in Love' if it wasn't for Future! Although he doesn't appear on the credits for the song, he was responsible for much of the melody. According to the song's producer, Future recorded the song for his own album "Honest" but plans changed after the producer knew that Beyonce was interested. When she used the song for her album, Future used the melody he created for the track, on his own song 'Good Morning.'
His style is amazing
Future is heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix. Like us, he takes inspiration from music legends as well.
5 Surprising Facts
'Started From The Bottom'
Future once revealed that he accidentally inspired Drake's 2013 hit 'Started From The Bottom.'
Original rap name
Future's original rap name was Meathead.
Future's "56 Nights" mixtape was dedicated to D.J. Esco's Dubai jail sentence.
A lot of hats
The rapper is known for having a lot of fedora hats and he once commented that he would like to have his own line of fedora hats.
Father of seven children
Future is the father of at least seven children, each child from a different mother.
Is Future from the hood?
Future grew up in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta and continues to rep his Zone six home.
Does Future mumble?
No, Future is very intelligent, although his content doesn’t vary much outside of the norm; he very rarely mumbles and/or is hard to understand in songs.
Why is Future called Hendrix?
Because Future is heavily influenced by Jimmy Hendrix.
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