Hailing from Atlanta, Future made a big splash last year with his debut album, Pluto, which topped a number of critics' lists. Taking the experimental side of Lil Wayne's auto-tune warble raps and combining them with passionate over-emoting and hustler mentality, Future wormed his way into the ears of fans of all kinds by taking half-sung codeine raps to their logical conclusion. Alongside the bass-heavy, piano loop-laden beats, Future's multiple tweaked vocal effects and off-kilter cadence bring epic expressiveness to every line. While huge club hits like "Same Damn Time" show his skill at dumb-out bangers, some of his best work, such as "You Deserve It," leans into R&B territory in a surprisingly satisfying way. With DJ Advance. 18+.
Sun., March 3, 10 p.m., 2013
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