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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 folloed by "Honest" in 2014. He has released music consistently ever since.

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 2010's.


  • Pluto (2013)
    • Pluto 3D (Repackaging of Pluto, 2013)
  • Honest (2014)
  • DS2 (2015)
  • EVOL (2016)
  • FUTURE (2017)
  • HNDRXX (2017)
  • High Off Life (2020)

Collaborative Projects:

  • What A Time To Be Alive (with Drake, 2015)
  • Super Slimey (with Young Thug, 2017)
  • WRLD on Drugs (with JuiceWRLD, 2018)
  • Pluto x Baby Pluto (with Lil Uzi Vert, 2020)


  • 1000 (2010)
  • Kno Mercy (2010)
  • Dirty Sprite (2011)
  • True Story (2011)
  • Streetz Calling (2011)
  • Astronaut Status (2012)
  • Monster (2014)
  • Beast Mode (with Zaytoven, 2015)
  • 56 Nights (with DJ Esco and 808 Mafia, 2015)
  • Purple Reign (2016)
  • Beast Mode 2 (with Zaytoven, 2018)

E Ps:

  • SAVE ME (EP, 2019)

Tropes Shown In His Music:

  • Auto-Tune: He uses it quite frequently, the rare times he doesn't such on his featured verse on "Earth" by Mac Miller standing out.
  • Boastful Rap: A large chunk of his discogrophy.
  • Dream Team: With Young Thug on their joint mixtape "Super Slimey” and several other songs, with The Weeknd on songs such as "Low Life" and "Comin' Out Strong", with producer Metro Boomin, with Drake on songs such as "Life Is Good",”Where Ya At” and their joint mixtape "What A Time To Be Alive" and the remix of "Tony Montana".
  • 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, Caeser Lee
  • New Sound Album: DS2 has a more psychedelic production style than Honest.
    • HNDRXX focuses more on singing than rapping.
  • Self-Titled Album: His 2017 album, FUTURE.
  • Take That!: Several to his ex fiance Ciara through his discogrophy. Takes some obvious shots at his former manager Rocko on the last verse of "Comin' Out Strong".
    • “Sh!t” is one to fello Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan.
  • Updated Re-release: "Pludo 3D" is this for "Pludo", 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 "End Game" with Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, on "How Many Times" and "Faded Love" by Tinashe

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