In House With Future: ‘Pluto’ Creator Talks New Mixtape, Album & Superstar Collaborations
While last year saw the release and subsequent re-release of Future’s debut album, Pluto, the Atlanta-bred rapper is showing no signs of slowing down. Today (Jan 15), he dropped his highly-anticipated mixtape Future Presents FBG: The Movie.
And while we’ll certainly need some time to digest his latest offering, there’s something to be said for what the 27-year-old has been able to accomplish already. Witness the staying power of his airy hook-heavy singles and how meme-ready catchphrases like “racks on racks on racks” and “at the same damn time” have become firmly embedded in our conversation.
“It feels good to have coined [phrases] like that,” he tells the BoomBox. “It feels good I made my step in hip-hop.”
But it’s been a slow grind for Future. Pluto didn’t exactly light up the charts when it was released in April, moving a mere 41,000 units in its first week. Still, the project was buoyed by word-of-mouth buzz and critical praise. By November, the album — now dubbed Pluto 3D — was given a re-release featuring remixes with with Kelly Rowland, Ludacris and P. Diddy, as well as three new songs.
“Since I had the love ballads, the melodic tracks like ‘Neva End’ and ‘Turn on the Lights,’ I wanted to go back to the clubs,” he explained. “To give the DJs something to play going into the new year. [But] at the end of the day, the slow songs are catching on too. It’s the emotional songs that have substance.”
While the direction of his next project isn’t fully fleshed out yet — or perhaps he’s just keeping mum about it — his second LP, Future Hendrix, should drop this year.
“I have it about 50 percent completed,” he revealed. “I’ve collaborated with people but I don’t know for sure if they’re going to be on the album. I’ve been working with Drake, Kanye, Pharrell and working with Timbaland — my usual. I’ll work with whoever comes along.”
Hopefully Future Presents FBG: The Movie will hold us over until then.