Future Biography

Future Biography

The man born Navyvadius Cash is ready to dominate the charts as the 25 year-old Atlanta native’s classic mixtapes have put the streets and clubs in his clutches with his first single “Tony Montana.”

“I’m just coming out, but if you go anywhere in the south,” says Future, “I get that love and respect like I have a catalog of LPs under my belt. My mixtapes have had a definitive impact which is amazing and humbling at the same time. Now my music is spreading all over the world. I’m ready to deliver universal hits.”

With his newly signed record deal courtesy of Epic Records and his connection to Atlanta’s famed Dungeon Family, Future’s career is finally off the launching pad. His first single’s bubbling success comes from a mixture of the hypnotic track, Future’s signature melodic flow, unforgettable chorus, and features international superstar Drake.

“When I was making ‘Tony Montana,’ it was so far fetched for me to get Drake on the record. They called me and said ‘Drake wants to get on Tony.’ We had a long conversation. I sent it to him and he sent it back the same night. ‘Tony Montana’ is the ‘Scarface’ movie on wax,” explains Future.

Future’s career started to take shape seven years ago when he hooked up with his cousin Rico Wade, trailblazing producer and founder of the pioneering collective of hip-hop legends, The Dungeon Family. “I learned so much from him,” Future says of Wade, producer of such seminal acts as OutKast, TLC, and Goodie Mob. “He’s so much of a leader. I picked up from his leadership. In order to be a leader, you have to start your own movement.”

For months, Rico would help to cultivate Future’s skills and within a year’s time, Wade’s Organized Noize production camp had a recording contract for the young gun through Dream Works Records, which was sold and eventually folded. The setback didn’t discourage the upstart rapper.

Meanwhile, Future started earning a living in the music business by staying behind the scenes writing hooks, verses, and even entire songs for artists ranging from unknowns to Grammy Award winners. “Ludacris was one of the first artists to actually pay attention to one of my hooks. He heard a hook and I gave it to him. He used if for ‘Blueberry Yum Yum’ off of his Red Light District. Then I started helping Rico on various projects. I was getting money like that. I definitely have to say the Dungeon is where I studied songwriting,” Future described. I was around writers like Sleepy Brown and Marquez Etheridge who wrote ‘Waterfalls’ for TLC and ‘Blackberry Molasses’ for Mista. My cousin had talented artists from all over the world in the Dungeon.”

Future’s fame as a songwriter finally broke through to the mainstream when he penned most of YC’s Braggadocios BET Hip-Hop Award nominated blockbuster “Racks featuring Future.” The chorus, “I got racks on racks on racks…” became an instant smash in the clubs, on the radio, and was adored by everyone from fans to major artists such as Lil Wayne. “Racks” bubbled in the underground circuit of the south for six months before popping into mainstream this summer. In the meantime, Future started capitalizing on his buzz by putting together immaculate mixtapes such as Dirty Sprite. Songs such as “Tony Montana” would solidify him as the leader of the new wave of Atlanta bred superstars.

As determined as Future is now to become a music superstar, he almost got in the way of fulfilling his own dreams. “When I was around 14 or 15, I got into the streets heavy and I got shot in my right hand. When I got shot, I stopped playing basketball and went harder hustling. My mother hated it. Whatever she wanted me to do, I did the opposite. From the time I was 17 until I was 24, I didn’t talk to my mother because she didn’t like what I was doing. I let the streets raise me.” It wasn’t until less than a year ago that he decided to give up hustling in the streets and solely focus on music. “I didn’t know sacrifice and patience,” he admits. “When I learned that, I started seeing rap pay off. I had to give the streets up to really make my way into music.”

As much as he was allured by the streets, Future, as an adolescent was also attracted to school. “Words always intrigued me,” Future explained. “When I went to school, I would read Shakespeare and just fell in love with how he mixed his words. I started playing around and writing poems, reading poems… then I started listening to Too Short… I learned all his songs.”

In late 2010, Future went through a life change and made songs incessantly. “I stayed in the studio everyday,” he says. “There are days I went to the studio broke, but I said I’m not going to miss one day in the studio. The day I miss could be the day God decided to bless me. It wasn’t easy. By far the hardest thing I had to do in life was change, but it was by far the best move.”

Earlier this summer, Future inked a deal with L.A. Reid at Epic Records. The MC says it felt like destiny because Reid had also signed Organized Noize 20 years ago. Future already has his first two projects lined up: an EP this fall and a full length LP early next year.

“My EP is called Watch This and the meaning is basically, ‘watch what’s about to happen with my career,'” he revealed. “The full album is titled Pluto. Pluto is bridging the gap from where I started to now. I make ‘astronaut music.’ I make music on the highest level. When you listen to Pluto, you’ll understand. I’m outta here! The music is more melodic on the album. It’s feel good music straight from the soul. It’s music with no boundaries.”

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  • manmama says:

    He’s mines til I met him so get back yalll dis one mines

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  • meshia robinson says:

    My baeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  • future says:

    future suks

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  • badest of all nae says:

    omg future i love yoou to death youre one of the best sexiest rappers alive you and ciara is doin yal thing lol i love yure music yure style yure smile just everthing about yu yure everywhere i my room yuree like a future husband that i knw i wont have boo

    p.s keep up the good work future and dont let them haters blow yure high lovee yuuuu mmmwahhh

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  • StepLow says:

    Future, I love your style and the way your music flows. Hard work and dedication pays off. No one can judge your past because we all have some type of flaw or flaws. You and Ciera make a great couple!!!!!! So to all HATERS stop the HATING!!!!! Tha man is HAPPY!!!! Continue making that good music. You are FINE!!!!! GOD Bless You.


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  • Ben says:

    Well, just watched the music video for “Chosen One.” Didn’t really see that coming. But in all actuality, rappers have to rap about the things they do or else they lose their audience. I know Future isn’t making illegal drug deals because, as this bio states, he had to give all of that up. Still a good song, though, if you apply the lyrics to the right things in life (school).


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  • Ben says:

    Future truly is an inspirational artist. He talks about things people can relate to. Of course, not everything he raps about I can relate to. But I sure as hell can relate to lines from his songs like “Chosen One” where he talks about dedication, determination, and owning a business ;). As well as starting off not being rich. You don’t have to be a college student at one of the best universities in the country like me in order to see the importance of his music. You can feel the importance of it. Gotta get the net worth of 500k up. I know he will.

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  • Amanda Sims says:

    Look to all yall mutha fuckin haters yall is goin to get off Future. I love dat nigga like. my a brother he inspires me to make all my dreams come true and ill be damn if i let yall talk about him. To all yall LONELY ASS HOES stop hating. on Future n Ciara because yall ain’t got a man…….. SWERVE

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  • ivone says:

    Future is sooo FINE!!!!!! daymn!! <3 I got posters on my wall everywere

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  • Brenda Bleevitpimp says:

    Bro much love to yo movement and I know you’ll be in THE ROCKTOWN on the 8th of June I work @ the Airport here and hope to see you for a picture to add to my wall, you help start my movement of empowerment amongst my people who understand what you got going keep the music raw dog you killin em in the A R K. Yeah Yeah

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  • janiel says:

    i love you !

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  • BRANDO 7g says:

    TURN UP UP ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • delilah says:

    Future and I plan to get married soon,thank you fans:)You`ve made him come a long way.

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  • Jake ama fly k!d aka young flyper says:

    your name riri mean it tht u ar future 4real u ar th future of muzik kip it up.and u hope ur mothr z hapy.

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  • Future says:

    Future is the best artist doing it in music right now. Turn up!


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  • Well Future iluv yhur music and yhu 2 n i jusst want yhu 2 knw that yhur one sexy rapper alive n iluvyhu and yhu and your music


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  • Janet( says:

    Ever since I heard “racks” I was like I gata find out whos it featuring wen I did I havent stop listeni g to u :)..as I always say if I aint jammin to future I aint jammin at all.keep up the gud work!!


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  • Haitianboi3o5 says:

    Y y’all have to hate on Future & Ciarra, they are a gud looking couple. HATING is jits styles so get a life n Stop hatin
    SHE’s NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL

    STOP HATING, HATERS


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  • Haitianboi3o5 says:

    #1 FAN all da way, aint no lie. Gone to the Moon, Homocide, Long Live the Pimp, Astronat Chick, Fa Real,Love Me, and so much more. most of all his songs are pain reliefment n joys no cursing words, i can’t wake pass a day without jaming n bumping to Future
    love all them mixtapes
    my phone is so full of the BEST


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  • shanta says:

    i luv u so much future im making a project for ur cold self

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  • THEBISHHH says:

    LOL JUST KIDDING BOUT THE POSTTTT HELL NAWL BUT WE CAN MAKE A BABY DOEEE


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  • NIKKI13 says:

    LOL REALLY FUTURE OUT OF ALL PEOPLE CIARA SHE IS A *bad language* AND SHE ID SO DAMN *bad language* IF THATS THE CASE U CAN PICK ME IM PRETTY

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  • Ty says:

    Future i luv yhur music ,and yhu are the best dnt let nobody bring yhu dwn , and keep doing wht yhu got tu do !!


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  • Maranda Robinson says:

    Do your thing BOO…Remember ITS YOUR WORLD….WE THE FANS LOVE YOU AND PRAY U BECOME AS SUCCESSFUL AS U WANT TO BE…STAY BLESSED.


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