He’s wearing Gucci, and he’s wearing Bally at the same damn time. He’s on the phone, and he’s cooking dope at the same damn time. He’s on Pluto, and he’s on Mars, yes, at the same damn time. He’s Future, the deeply Auto-Tuned Atlanta rapper whose recent debut is innovative, hard, lyrical, catchy, and even a bit sentimental, often at the same damn time. Singles like “Tony Montana” have gotten most of the attention, but don’t sleep on album cuts like the softer, rambling “Truth Gonna Hurt You” or the R. Kelly duet “Parachute.” Tonight, Future touches down at Irving Plaza with Pusha T, one half of the Clipse’s brothers Thornton, opening.

Mon., June 4, 8 p.m., 2012

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 23, 2012

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