Lately I haven’t been listening to a lot of hip-hop except for Childish Gambino (love that guy!), but yesterday I had the opportunity to hear the music of a cool dude named Futuristic. I have a weird taste when it comes to hip-hop, but I love music that is swagged up yet still has this playful vibe. I love it when a rapper doesn’t have to always be so ill serious, yet he can style drop rhymes that will have you pushing repeat.
Futuristic is one of those rappers that has the style I like. His music reminds me of hints of Kid Cudi, Childish Gambino, and The Cool Kids; music that is on point with that swag, but still hilariously dope. That makes sense right? I mean when I think of Futuristic, I think of how on point his swag his, but then his wordplay is just so innovative! He’s able to go hard on a track but still have some verses that will make you laugh because they are so random, yet they are so on point.
Basically, Futuristic is an artist worth checking out. When I first watched his video I immediately wondered if he was from California because his style and the video reminded me of something Pac Div would film, but then I learned that he was actually from Arizona. Futuristic left Illinois and moved to Tempe, Arizona to continue taking his music career to the next level. He has opened up for Willy Northpole, Sean Kingston, and his feature on James Wade’s mixtape Popular Stranger became critically acclaimed. He’s gained a fan base across the country and is continuing to win folks over with his iconic phrase, “Mr I Had To Do It.” The phrase comes from his first album Mr I Had To Do It, and since then it’s become his thing. When you think of Futuristic, you immediately think of “Mr I Had To Do It.” Now how ill is that? Not only is he a lyrical aficionado, but he’s also a branding genius!
If you haven’t heard of Futuristic, well now you’ve officially got the exclusive here on ThinkSoul25.com. Check him out on his official Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/Futuristicihadtodoit and his website: http://www.onlyfuturistic.com/
His latest video “La La La” featuring K.i.D came out not too long ago and it’s a great song with a hilarious video to match. Peep the visuals below!
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