By Rob Markman
Artist: Future, Free Bandz and DJ Drama
Representing: Atlanta, GA
Mixtape: Future Presents FBG: The Movie
Real Spit: If there is a ceiling in the rap game, it’s of little concern to Future. After a breakout year where the Astronaut Kid dropped his major-label debut, clocked a top five rap single and logged a high-profile collaboration with Rihanna, Future is looking to take things a level higher.
Mr. “Turn on the Lights” dropped FBG: The Movie online and the DJ Drama-helmed mixtape showcases the talents of his Free Bandz crew. In addition to Future, Atlanta up-and-comer Young Scooter, Slice9, Casino, Maceo, Mexico Ron, Millionaire Mark, Test and Doe Boy all make notable contributions to a tape which will also feature some pretty notable guests like Rocko, Drake, Lil Wayne and French Montana.
“It’s all family with me, and that’s how I feel it’s gonna take me to the next level. Just keep on with that movement, keeping with that same formula,” Future told Mixtape Daily of his latest street release. “Get the same push and the ultimate goal is just to take that sh– over the $100 million mark.”
The Drake-assisted, Mike Will-produced “Fo Real” is one of FBG’s big money tracks, but the payoff doesn’t end there. “The sound of this tape is a movie, the sh– is epic and I had to document this sh– like word-for-word,” Future explained. “FBG The Movie it’s just a movie from the beginning to the end. Everything is right there on the wax, we put this sh– on wax.
Just as he created his solo buzz with multiple tapes like 2011’s Dirty Sprite and True Story, Future wants to build his crew for the long run. “It’s about to go on, this just the first movie,” he revealed. “The next one I’m about to call it a Zoovie and after the Zoovie the sky’s the limit.”
Joints To Check For
» “Chosen One” — “We can turn somethin’ into nothin’… Anytime you can take the trials that you done been through and G–damn know how to channel your energy and make millions and to continue to make millions and do it the right way, man you gotta be a chosen one.”
» “Karate Chop,” featuring Casino — “That’s my brother… Casino, he on that ’Karate Chop’ with me at the end… It’s his time right now.”