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Who is Future?
Future, born Nayvadius Wilburn, is a rapper from Atlanta. In fact, at the moment he’s the rapper from Atlanta—the latest star to command the city’s attention and (re)define its sound. Known for both his hard, percussive street rapping style and making emotional, melodic Auto-Tuned ballads, he has a broad appeal and a singular musical approach. After putting out a string of successful mixtapes over the course of two years, starting in 2010, he released his debut album, Pluto, in 2012. He caught the hip-hop world’s attention and became a go-to feature guest as a result. His sophomore album, Honest, comes out today, April 22, after several months of having its release date pushed back. It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated rap projects of the year.