Future was a busy man while out in Austin, Texas for SXSW a few weeks back. Along with debuting new songs during his performance at Spin's showcase event, he also met up with Nardwuar the Human Serviette for an interview that touched on his lineage with a certain West Coast legend and the history behind his own rap name.
While we all know Future as the Atlanta rapper who established himself with an Auto-Tune croon and a dream, it turns out the 30-year-old MC wasn't the first artist to go by the name Future. That goes to Harold Michael Simmons II, aka FYÜTCH, who Nardwuar explains had to change his name due to Future's rising popularity. This notion proves the theory true that you don't necessarily have to be first, just better.
Later, Nardwuar asks Future about his history with Too $hort. Future says he's known the veteran rapper since he was a kid, and used to rap his lyrics word for word. "I used to always ride with his brother back in Atlanta when they lived in Atlanta. So me and Too $hort's brother, we get along," Future says. "And Too $hort, he an OG. Those were some of the first rhymes I was saying when I was young."
Watch the full clip above, where Future also shares his favorite spots to eat in Atlanta and why he loves Popeye the Sailor Man. Future's sophomore album Honest will be released April 22. It's available now for pre-order on iTunes.
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