Last week, Atlanta upstart Future didn’t stop. He premiered the “Same Damn Time” video on BET’s 106 & Park. He had his first television appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon accompanied by The Roots. A slew of the Dungeon Family descendant’s mixtape hits (“Ain’t No Way Around It, “Tony Montana”) had big names hopping on remixes. To top it all off, the Astronaut Kid is ready to release his Epic Records debut Pluto on April 17. But really, why wait seven more days?
Future has had a great run over the last year, finally breaking out of the shadow of his smash hit “Racks” and solidifying himself as much more than a one-hit wonder. Future is officially one of the hottest newcomers in the game—in fact he’s, well, the future. Just about every ATLien has been bumping his mixtapes from the breakout 1000 to his latest, Astronaut Status. But now he’s blasting off with the new album, and judging by the title he’s aiming for the farthest reaches of the solar system.
Future’s already tested the waters with his fans by holding two listening sessions for the new album—one at the Stankonia studio in Atlanta and the other recently in New York City. Fortunately for us, we were able to skip the crowds to have an exclusive private preview of Pluto at the Epic offices. We even got a taste of the bonus tracks—“Paradise”, “Fishscale” and “Brain On Drugs”—that will be added to the official release once it hit stores. But enough chit-chat. Let’s find out if Mr. Turn Up has got one for the masses.
Written by Eric Diep (@E_Diep)