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Nayvadius Demun Wilburn, formerly known as Meathead and currently known as Future, born on November 20th, 1983, is a rapper and singer from Atlanta. He rose to prominence after the release of his song "Tony Montana", which later got a remix with Canadian recording artist Drake. He then released his debut studio album Pluto, which was then followed by Honest in 2014. He has released music consistently ever since.
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Known for his heavy use of AutoTune on his voice, his slurred line delivery, hard hitting beats and often boastful and sometimes even memetic lyrics, he has became one of the most popular rappers in Trap Music in the 2010s.

Discography:

  • Pluto (2013)
    • Pluto 3D (re-release of Pluto, 2013)
  • Honest (2014)
  • DS2 (2015)
  • EVOL (2016)
  • FUTURE (2017)
  • HNDRXX (2017)
  • FUTURE HNDRXX PRESENTS: THE WZRD (2019)
  • High Off Life (2020)
  • I Never Liked You (2022)

Collaborative Projects:

Mixtapes:

  • 1000 (2010)
  • Kno Mercy (2010)
  • Dirty Sprite (2011)
  • True Story (2011)
  • Streetz Calling (2011)
  • Free Bricks (with Gucci Mane, 2011)
  • Astronaut Status (2012)
  • FBG: The Movie (2013)
  • Black Woodstock (2013)
  • No Sleep (2013)
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  • Monster (2014)
  • Beast Mode (with Zaytoven, 2015)
  • 56 Nights (with DJ Esco and 808 Mafia, 2015)
  • Purple Reign (2016)
  • Project E.T. (Esco Terrestrial) (with DJ Esco, 2016)
  • Beast Mode 2 (with Zaytoven, 2018)

EPs:

  • SAVE ME (2019)

Tropes Shown In His Music:

  • Auto-Tune: He uses it quite frequently, with the rare times he doesn't, such as on his feature on "Earth" by Mac Miller, standing out.
  • Boastful Rap: A large chunk of his discogrophy.
  • Dream Team:
    • With Drake on any of their collaborations, including "Where Ya At", "Used To This", "Life is Good" and "WAIT 4 U", as well as their collaborative mixtape What A Time To Be Alive.
    • With Young Thug on any of their collaborations, including "Who", "Sup Mate" and "Relationship", as well as their collaborative mixtape Super Slimey.
    • With The Weeknd on any of their collaborations, including "Low Life", "Coming Out Strong", "All I Know" and "Six Feet Under".
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    • With Kanye West on "I Won" and "KEEP IT BURNIN'".
    • With Andre 3000 on "Benz Friends (Watchutola)".
  • Darker and Edgier: Compared to his Atlanta contemporaries, at least production-wise: his music features much darker and more minimalistic production.
  • Drugs Are Good: Both played straight and subverted, as while several of his songs seem to glorify drugs, there are probably just as many that seem to show the actual pain of his drug abuse.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: His work before he became Future lacks several of his later characteristics such as the trap based production and most obviously, the Auto-Tune.
    • The production on his first 2 albums sounds more similar to early 2000s Trap Music than the Psychedelic production pioneered on DS2.
  • Guttural Growler: His voice is distinctively low and gravely, and that even extends to his interviews.
  • I Have Many Names: Future, Pluto, Meathead, Nayvadius Cash, Future Hendrix, Caesar Lee.
  • New Sound Album: DS2 has a more psychedelic production style than Honest.
    • HNDRXX focuses more on singing than rapping.
  • Melodic Rap: One of the modern kings of the sound, combining his slurred, gravelly delivery with Auto-Tune infused melodies.
  • Sampling:
    • "Mask Off" takes its flute riff from "Prison Song" by Carlton Williams.
    • "WAIT 4 U" samples the live version of "Waiting" by Tems.
    • "712PM" samples Hatsune Miku of all artists, specifically her appearance on the song "DATA 2.0" by Aura Qualic.
    • "Because of You" with Lil Uzi Vert samples "Me4U" by A.G. Cook and Danny L. Harle.
    • "Chosen One" interpolates the main riff of "Lay All Your Love On Me" by ABBA.
    • The chorus of "Rockstar" with Nicki Minaj is an extended interpolation of George Michael's "Careless Whisper".
  • Self-Titled Album: His 2017 album, FUTURE.
  • Take That!: Several to his ex-fiancee Ciara appear throughout his discography post-Monster. He also takes some obvious shots at his former manager Rocko on the last verse of "Comin' Out Strong" and "Massaging Me".
    • “Sh!t” is one to fello Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan.
  • Updated Re-release: Pluto 3D is this for Pluto, adding additional tracks and more guest features, as well as changing the tracklist around in some places.
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: On songs such as Taylor Swift's "End Game", Maroon 5's "Cold" and Ariana Grande's "Everyday".
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