The family business is in good hands: Janelle Monae’s freak flag flies on behalf of the Dungeon, while Killer Mike continues to put out fantastic, bracing records. And then there’s Future, whose 2012 debut Pluto was one of the year’s best albums, a captivating mix of psychedelic highs and strange, bluesy wails. It opened with a voice familiar to anyone who had grown up on the Dungeon Family: “The future is now,” crackled Big Rube, whose soft, grizzled voice and inscrutable adages have been a constant over the family’s twenty year run. There are plenty of current-day Atlanta rappers who grew up on Outkast and Goodie Mob, but few grew up in their presence. Future experienced it all firsthand thanks to his cousin, Rico Wade. He got the name “Future” as a kid hanging out at the studio with Wade and his friends, back when they were all working their way up. He’s proven their prophecy right.
By Marc Hogan on 01.15.15 in News
Future and Atlanta trap-music production guru Zaytoven will release a joint mixtape, Beast Mode, in a matter of hours. In the meantime, they have shared the collaboration "Just Like Bruddas," which sets the rapper/singer...
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.22.14 in Galleries
Wondering Sound's staff picks the year's best albums.
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.16.14 in Galleries
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By Marc Hogan on 11.20.14 in News
On Tuesday, Hudson Mohawke posted a single-word message — "finally" — along with an altered, black-and-white version of the cover art from his recent Chimes EP. Go ahead, look closely. You may spot a few familiar "Where'...