Rapper Future Biography
Future Rapper ( Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn ) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Future first became involved in music as part of the Dungeon Family collective, where he was nicknamed “the Future”. Future signed a major record label deal with Epic Records and Rocko’s A1 Recordings, after amassing a series of mixtapes between 2010 and 2011, which helped launch Future’s own label imprint, Freebandz. Future subsequently released his debut album, Pluto, in April 2012 to positive reviews. His second album, Honest, was released in April 2014, surpassing his debut on the album charts.
Future released a trio of mixtapes to critical praise: Monster (2014), Beast Mode (2015) and 56 Nights (2015). DS2 (2015), What a Time to Be Alive (2015, in collaboration with Drake), Evol (2016), Future (2017) and Hndrxx (2017) were his next releases, all debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200. The latter two made Future the first artist since 2014 to debut two albums in consecutive weeks atop of that chart. He has also released several singles certified gold or higher by the RIAA, including “Turn On the Lights”, “Move That Dope”, “Fuck Up Some Commas”, “Where Ya At”, “Jumpman”, “Low Life” and “Mask Off”. Future has collaborated with others like Migos, Travis Scott, Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Rhianna, DJ Khaled, Pharrell, 21 Savage, The Weeknd, Drake and Metro Boomin.
Future Rapper Age
Future is 35 years old born on November 20, 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Future Rapper Wife | Spouse
Future was engaged to Ciara from 2013, but in August 2014, Ciara ended the engagement due to his infidelity. Their son, Future Zahir Wilburn, was born on May 19, 2014.
Future Rapper Height
Future stands at a height of 1.88 m.
Future Rapper Kids | Children
Future currently has five children with five different women: Jessica Smith, singer Ciara, Brittni Mealy, India J and Joie Chavis. In October 2013, Future was engaged to Ciara, but in August 2014, Ciara ended the engagement due to his infidelity. Their son, Future Zahir Wilburn, was born on May 19, 2014. His fifth child, by the name Hendrix, was born on Christmas in 2018.
Future Rapper Sued
In 2016, Future was being sued by both Jessica Smith and Ciara. Smith was suing him for failing to pay child support and stated that their son “suffers from emotional and behavioral issues stemming from Future’s neglect as a father”. Ciara was suing him for defamation, slander and libel. A judge said in October 2016, that Future’s string of tweets bashing Ciara did not relate to the $15 million Ciara was asking for. Prior to his music career in 2004, Future was arrested for theft by receiving stolen property and contempt of court.
Future Rapper Career
1983–2010: Early Life and Career Beginnings
Future began using his stage name while performing as one of the members of the musical collective The Dungeon Family, where he was nicknamed “The Future”. His first cousin, Rico Wade, a record producer and Dungeon Family member, encouraged him to sharpen his writing skills and pursue a career as a rapper. Future attended Columbia High School. He voices his praise of Wade’s musical influence and instruction, calling him the “mastermind” behind his sound. He soon came under the wing of Atlanta’s own Rocko who signed him to his label A-1 Recordings. Since then his work ethic has driven him to his success. Future released a series of mixtapes including 1000, Dirty Sprite and True Story from 2010 to early 2011. The latter included “Tony Montana” the single, in reference to the Scarface film. During that time, he was also partnering with rapper Gucci Mane on their collaborative album Free Bricks and co-wrote YC’s single “Racks”. Future gained popularity after his songs were played by DJ Esco at Magic City, a strip club in Atlanta deemed “largely responsible for launching the careers of artists.”
2011–2014: Pluto And Honest
Main articles: Pluto (Future album), Pluto 3D, Honest (Future album) and Monster (Future album)
In September 2011, Future signed a major label recording contract with Epic Records fellow American rapper Rocko’s A1 Recordings, days before the release of his next mixtape, Streetz Calling. The XXL magazine described the mixtape as ranging from “simple and soundly executed boasts” to “futuristic drinking and drugging jams” to “tales of the grind”. A Pitchfork review 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 was not 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, in January 2012, another mixtape, Astronaut Status, was released. Future was featured on the cover of Issue #77 of The FADER in December 2011. In April 2012, before his album being released . 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 Future is poised to continue the buzz of 2011 humming right along into 2012.” In early 2012, Future was selected to the annual XXL Freshmen list. Future’s debut album Pluto, originally planned for January, was eventually released on April 17. The Album 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, T.I. 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 are Trae Tha Truth, R. Kelly and Snoop Dogg. Pusha T released “Pain” featuring Future, on October 8, 2012, 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 and 2 remix songs including the remix for “Same Damn Time” featuring Diddy and Ludacris, as well as his newest street single featuring Kelly Rowland “Neva End (Remix)”. Future wrote, in 2012, produced and was featured on “Loveeeeeee Song” taken from Barbadian singer Rihanna’s seventh studio album Unapologetic.
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 on January 15, 2013. The album 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 features R&B music along with his usual “street bangers”. The album was to be released in 2013. The album features Kanye West, Kelly Rowland, Rihanna, Ciara, Drake, Jeremih, Diplo, and André 3000, among others.
The album’s lead single, “Karate Chop” featuring Casino, premiered on January 25, 2013 and on January 29, 2013 it was sent to urban radio. Metro Boomin produced the song. The official remix, which features Lil Wayne, was released on iTunes on February and sent to radio on 19, 2013. Future changed the title of his second album from Future Hendrix to Honest on August 7, 2013 and announced that it would be released on November 26, 2013. Later it was revealed that the album would be pushed back to April 22, 2014, as it was said that Future has tour dates with Drake on Would You Like A Tour?. It was announced in December 2013, that Future would make a guest appearance on Kat Dahlia’s upcoming debut, My Garden. On July 16, 2015, Future released DS2.
Future released a collaborative mixtape with Canadian rapper Drake on September 20, 2015, titled What a Time to Be Alive. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, Billboard Hot Rap Songs and Billboard R&B Charts, marking the first time a rapper was able to score two number one albums in a year, in 11 years, since Jay Z back in 2004. The mixtape has sold over 334,000 copies in the U.S. Future released another mixtape, on January 17, 2016, titled Purple Reign, with executive production from Metro Boomin and DJ Esco, as well as beat credits from Southside, Zaytoven and more. Future premiered his fourth studio album, EVOL, on February 5, 2016, on DJ Khaled’s debut episode of the Beats 1 radio show We The Best. Future became the fastest artist to chart three number-one albums in 2016, on the Billboard 200 since Glee soundtrack albums in 2010. Future appeared in an issue of Rolling Stone on June 29, 2016.
2017–present: Future and Hndrxx
Future announced on Valentine’s Day 2017, via Instagram that his self-titled fifth studio album would be released on February 17, 2017. Exactly one week later, Future would release his sixth studio album titled Hndrxx. Both albums went number one consecutively, which made him the first artist to debut two albums at number one at the same time on the Billboard 200 and Canadian Albums Chart. Future, along with Ed Sheeran, collaborated with pop musician Taylor Swift on the song “End Game” from her album Reputation. The song peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was Future’s eighth top 20 hit.
Future collaborated alongside Kendrick Lamar, James Blake and Jay Rock for the song, “King’s Dead”, on January 11, 2018 from the soundtrack album of the Marvel Studiossuperhero film Black Panther and Jay Rock’s third studio album Redemption. The song earned him his first Grammy nominations, for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Future curated the soundtrack for Superfly (2018 film) movie which was released in June 2018.
Future released Wrld On Drugs on October 19, 2018, a collaborative mixtape with fellow American rapper Juice Wrld. The mix tape (Wrld on Drugs) debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 behind A Star Is Born by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, with 98,000 album-equivalent units, which included 8,000 pure album sales. This was Future’s tenth top-ten album in the United States, and Juice Wrld’s second. Future released his seventh studio album, Future Hndrxx Presents: The Wizrd on January 18, 2019. The album consists of 20 songs and was promoted by a film titled The Wizrd, released on January 11 on Apple Music. With the release of the album track, “Crushed Up”, he landed his 77th Billboard Hot 100 chart entry, tying Taylor Swift for the 10th most amount of entries.
Future Rapper Songs
- Pluto (2012)
- Honest (2014)
- DS2 (2015)
- Evol (2016)
- Future (2017)
- Hndrxx (2017)
- The Wizrd (2019)
- Beast Mode (with Zaytoven) (2015)
- What a Time to Be Alive (with Drake) (2015)
- Super Slimey (with Young Thug) (2017)
- Beast Mode 2 (with Zaytoven) (2018)
- Wrld on Drugs (with Juice Wrld) (2018)
Future Rapper Tours
Summer Sixteen Tour (with Drake) (2016)
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