Mixtape Daily: Future Is The Future Of Hip-Hop

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Things have changed nowadays for rapper Future. The Atlanta flamethrower caught fire earlier this year after releasing his contagious hit “Tony Montana” leading to his breakout mixtape, True Story that started a championship type of run for Atlanta’s most wanted rapper. After that, the rest was history.

Going back to where it all started, Future recently dropped his latest mixtape Streetz Calling, a collective of more promising club anthems to pick up where “Montana” left off.

“The reason I named the mixtape Streetz Calling is because I had did so many mixtapes and I felt like everybody always say, ‘Future, when you gonna drop a new mixtape? You need to drop another one, you need to drop another one,’ ” he told Mixtape Daily.

After building a buzz with his 2010 appearance on YC’s hit single “Racks” and a pair of tapes (1000 and Dirty Sprite), Future now stands as one of rap’s top prospects. It’s a position that he fully embraces on the opening track of Streetz Calling. “Made Myself a Boss” is a self-assuring tale of the rapper’s come-up. The Sonny Digital-produced “Same Damn Time” is just as cocky, as it finds Future bragging on his multi-tasking abilities, while “If You Knew What It Took” is a little more heartfelt. “I’m standing in the middle of the rain, trying wash out this pain,” he sings of his problems on the track’s first verse.

Gucci Mane lends some bars on “The Way It Go,” and Duct Tape Entertainment’s Trouble helps out on “E,” but for the most part Future holds his own. With his latest, the “Magic” MC is simply supplying the demand. “I felt like this mixtape, the streets callin’ me to do it,” he said. “If the streets callin’, I’m answering on the first ring.”

Joints to Check For» “Gone to the Moon” – “The reason I say I’m goin’ to the moon is because I feel like I’m outta here right now. I’m just doin’ something different. Like I say on the first track, ‘I woke up like Hugh Heffner.’ Like I’m going to the moon, everything I do is big.”

» “If You Knew What It Took” – “It’s just all the hard work. If you knew what it took to get here. Man, hard work, perseverance, just about being grinding in the studio sessions, the relationships and the people who just fell off because they were like, I’m not stickin’ around to see your dream and it might not never happen.”