Future first got his nickname rapping as part of the Dungeon Family collection in Atlanta, Georgia, where he would often be called “the future”. His Dungeon Family member and real life cousin persuaded the young rapper to dedicate more time to his rapping career, and pursue music full time. In the following years, Future began releasing a series of mixtapes, collaborating with artists like Gucci Mane earlier on in their career. In 2011, he signed with Epic Records and began churning out albums, his first being the 2012 ‘Pluto’, followed by ‘Honest’, ‘DS2’, ‘EVOL’ and ‘FUTURE’. In 2017, he released his sixth album ‘HNDRXX’, featuring singles with Rihanna, Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj.