Monday, April 16, 2012
New Music Album: Future "Pluto"
Future isn't a new artist,even though some people suggest so. The younger cousin of Rico Wade, co-founder of rap and production collectives Dungeon Family and Organized Noize, Future has already released nine mixtapes and scored at least a couple of hits, including an appearance on YC's top 10 Billboard Hot 100 track from last year, "Racks." Originally expected earlier this year, Future's major-label debut, "Pluto," arrives tomorrow (April 17) as the first rap release to appear on Epic since Antonio "L.A." Reid stepped in as chairman/CEO in July.
"If you sign to a major label, you don't want to be on a big roster and be forgotten about," says the 25-year-old rapper born Navyvadius Cash. "So just having that support is key."
"Pluto" is out to prove just that. After generating enough buzz and land appearances on the covers of the "Fader" and "XXL's" annual Freshmen issue thanks to "Racks" and his own Hot 100 hit, "Tony Montana," which originally appeared on his "True Story" mixtape.
His most recent hit, "Magic" f/T.I. is No. 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
The album is loaded with other notable tracks and appearances including Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly.
Future, who's known for his hypnotic, raspy voice; a heavy dose of Auto-Tune; and an ability to craft catchy hooks, is also making noise on DJ Drama's "We in This Bitch," which features T.I., Young Jeezy and Ludacris.
Future will support "Pluto" by hitting the road for a tour that begins later this spring. Meanwhile, Pough says that Epic will continue to remain focused on "keeping him branded and marketed in the streets."
People on the streets are starting to complain that he's a carbon copy of THE DREAM , what do you think?