The O.D.: A Mixtape Daily Exclusive
Future is hot at the moment, but the Atlanta rap newcomer is looking beyond the present as he prepares his debut, Pluto, on Epic Label Group.
"The album is timeless. They might not get it the first time they listen to it. That's why it's called Pluto — it's so far out of here, it's out the box," he told Mixtape Daily on the black carpet for the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards, which air Tuesday. "So the first time you listen to it, the second time you might not get it, a year later you might have to go back and listen to it and be like, 'Damn.' You'll finally get it."
The Zone 6 representative has been on a tear with his string of street-bred mixtapes. The Astronaut Kid established his sound on 1000, Dirty Sprite and True Story. His recently released Streetz Calling tape is filled with bangers like "Made Myself a Boss," the codeine-inspired "Easter Pink" and the chest-pounding "Name Hold Weight," but right now, his Drake-assisted remix of "Tony Montana" is one of rap's hottest tracks.
"Pluto is like I'm bridging the gap from my first mixtape to my last mixtape so all the fans can just buy into me, the whole movement," he said. "They'll see the growth, they'll understand it when they listen to it."
"Magic" is another banger from the True Story tape that has the hip-hop world in a frenzy. Upon his release from prison, T.I. quickly hopped on a remix of "Magic," giving Future a major co-sign. "It's always a good thing when people stamp you and say, 'Hey, I salute you on your hard work, 'cause all the hard work payin' off,' " Future said. "So when that happens, it's always a plus, make you wanna go back in."
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