Age: 26
Essential Listening: Pluto
If You Don't Believe Us Listen To: "Turn On The Lights"

Admit it: When Future first came out on "Racks" with his boy YC, you assumed he’d be a one-hit wonder. So what? We all thought that. Then he released “Tony Montana,” Drake got on the remix, and everyone was forced to reconsider their opinion of the Atlanta rapper.

Now, as 2012 comes to a close, a few things are abundantly clear: Future is not a one-hit wonder, highlighted by "Same Damn Time" and the fact “Turn On The Lights” just became the No. 1 rap song in the country, Future’s debut album is great, and a lot of people starting to sweat Future’s style.

Granted, Future’s Auto-Tuned persona derives from late-Aughts ambitions of Kanye West and Lil Wayne, but take one listen to Ty Dolla $ign’s (watch out for him) “My Cabana” or Lil Durk's "Right Here" and tell us Future’s flow ain’t the future.

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