From T.I. to Gucci Mane Atlanta is known to crank out new rap talent. Newest to the scene is Future. Most are familiar with his 2011 homage to Al Pacchino’s Scarface’s character, “Tony Montana” and his vocals on the single “Racks” by YC.
Within 2011 alone Future has emerged himself from a local Atlanta rapper to a progressive rap artist making head way across the nation. “I credited my cousin, Rico Wade, for giving me the opportunity to let me shadow him and just hard work to my growing success”, says rapper, Future at the Direct Drive Record Pool event in Washington, D.C.
Just like his name his beats are futuristic on his singles, especially “Magic” featuring T.I. and Yo Gotti. Future blends his southern swag with catchy tunes “to make magic” that will have you bobbin’ your head.
On site Future has a very calm vibe about him. Even in the midst of the chaotic packed club, Future’s body language and speech is relaxed and poised until I mention Clark Atlanta University and what advice he would give students getting into the music industry, his entire demeanor changes. At first he seems surprised I even mentioned the university and then proceeds to shout them out and thanking the Atlanta University Center for supporting his music. He says, “For anyone trying to get into this industry just know it take a lot of hard work, a lot of grinding, a lot of time working in the dungeon to get to be successful. You just got to work hard man. And don’t let anyone steal your drive.”
Before rapping, Future was just like the rest of us working to make ends meet. But Future lives by the motto of working hard and with what has seemed to become overnight success with I am definitely certain his motto is on point.