For 25-year-old Atlanta MC Future, things are certainly looking bright for the young and rising rapper. Already establishing himself as part of rap’s newest faces with a memorable feature on YCs’ club smash “Racks” and standing out on his own with down south favorite “Watch This” featuring A1/Freebandz compatriot Rocko, Future recently inked a major label deal with L.A. Reid and the Epic Label Group where Reid, a former executive of Island Def Jam, now resides as CEO.
Born Nayvadius Cash and reared in the infamous Zone 6 section of Atlanta, Future has been working towards his goal over the past few years with glimpse of success– and the rapper is well connected to some of Atlanta’s rap royalty. In his Fab 5 profile interview on MTV News, Future shared how he received his namesake and also revealed that he is the younger cousin of Organized Noize (Outkast, Goodie Mob) producer Rico Wade.
“I got the nickname Future from the Dungeon Family,” he shared. “My dog G-Rock used to always tell me, ‘You’re the future, you’re the future. You’re young, man. Keep dreamin’ and settin’ new goals and achieving new goals and just reach to the top and stay at the top.’ “A mixtape veteran with releases such as 1000 and Dirty Sprite, Future has kept his name afloat with a bevy of features on other street level releases.
Billed as Future’s first single, the aggressive “Tony Montana” featuring Young Money star Drake has been ablaze since its summer release and will get an official Epic Records reboot on September 19.
Thinking ahead for the future – no pun intended – the entrepreneurial rapper also intends to debut a clothing line later in the year.
Future’s as-yet-untitled album has no official release date set.