Future - DS2 - 2015 RSD Hip Hop - Trap - Teal Colored Vinyl - Sealed 150 Grm 2LP
Epic – 88875127251, Freebandz Entertainment – 88875127251
Barcode (Barcode on Sticker in Image): 194399008713
Notes:This release is a deluxe 150-gram colored vinyl edition and includes a digital download.
Released:18 Sep 2015
A1 Thought It Was a Drought
A2 I Serve the Base
A3 Where Ya At
B1 Lil One
B2 Stick Talk
B3 Freak Hoe
B5 Slave Master
C1 Blow a Bag
C3 Rich $ex
C4 Blood On the Money
D1 Trap Niggas
D2 The Percocet & Stripper Joint
D3 Real Sisters
D4 Kno the Meaning
D5 Fuck Up Some Commas
Distributed By Epic Records
Executive-Producer [Associate] Rodney "Rocko" Hill
Producer Metro Boomin
Futures debut album, Pluto, was a showcase of genre-bending potential. His sophomore effort, Honest, was an argument for that potential being overestimated. Instead of being Futures coronation, it symbolized major labels plunder of creativity. Move That Dope is still a highlight, but many would rather forget the lasting image of Future creeping on the beach with Kanye West.
Futures style isnt inelastic, though. Following what many saw as a disappointment, the Atlanta rapper and singer started baring his teeth rejecting romantic odes for scorned f+++-offs (on Throw Away: Go on, f+++ that n+++, get it over with), motivational anthems (Fuck Up Some Commas and Trap N+++), and leaner, more physical production. The result was an impressive three-mixtape run (Monster, Beast Mode, and 56 Nights), and now Futures third album, DS2, is the crown jewel of his creative peak.
DS2, aka Dirty Sprite 2, the sequel to Futures breakthrough 2011 mixtape, was clearly put out to capitalize on the hype, which could lead to the suspicion that it was cobbled together. It wasnt. The production is bass-riding astral-gazing thats less Beast Mode and more 56 Nights psychedelia. Futures producers (including Metro Boomin, Southside, and Zaytoven) mesh fluidly here, and the change in production credits is only immediately discernible with the signature drops (Southsides Kill Bill siren is a small joy in itself).
Futures presence is notably populist here, but he isnt stretching to appease. After starting off with something as auspicious as I just fu++ your b+++ in some Gucci flip-flops, he maximizes his voice-as-instrument style to palatable effect. Hes blowing money with carnival glee amidst whizzing sonics on Blow a Bag, and hes causing collateral damage in Atlanta strip clubs with Freak Hoe (a dystopian Back That Azz Up).
Despite initial skepticism, the more than 125,000 units DS2 is predicted to sell in its first week shows #FutureHive is a very real thing. DS2 works when Future, who fancies himself as the streets motivator, embraces that sort of mythology. Its something he perfected with Trap Niggas: The come-up is a communal one. On Slave Master, Future moves from trap spaghetti western melancholy to chanting the name of A$AP Yams (whose last tweet before he passed away was a reference to Codeine Crazy). Rich $ex couldve been another of Futures more misogynist numbers. Instead, we get sexual equality within Metro Boomin and Southsides spacial bacchanal: Were both wearing Rollies, now lets join our bodies within our shared wealth.
On each of the highlights, Future uses his command of melody to transform lines into slogans. DS2 is his strongest campaign yet, and its the first time a new Future album has met all expectations.
Essential Tracks: Blow a Bag, Rich $ex, and Lil One