Future “Astronaut Status” Mixtape Download & Stream
Future releases his Official Mixtape Astronaut Status, Hosted by DJ Esco, DJ Scream & DJ X-Rated. The 21-track tape has Features from Young Jeezy, Young Scooter, Cooley, Gucci Mane, Ludacris, Rocko, Tasha Catour and more. Production is handled by Zaytoven, Mike Will, Will-A-Fool, DJ Plugg, Sonny Digital, DJ Spinz, K.E On The Track, Looney Tunez and more.
Astronaut Status is a mixtape by American rapper Future. It was released on January 12, 2012. The album features guest appearances from rappers Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, Ludacris and Rocko. Future previously stated Streetz Calling would be his last mixtape, before his debut full length album Pluto, but instead released Astronaut Status in 2012, making it his last official mixtape. “Itchin‘” peaked at #2 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Since the release of Astronaut Status, it has been downloaded over 450k times on DatPiff, certifying it Platinum. Astronaut Status also charted at #50 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart.
Future writes hits with monster choruses. In the already-wide universe of his consistently-positive output, the finest virtues are hard work and forward motion. People work through pain and then work harder, and everything pays off; the mood is turned up and never turned down. On “You Knew What it Took,” a track from 2011′s Streetz Callin, the prolific rapper illustrates this outlook viscerally, saying that after studio session after studio session and with his voice gone, he’s still pushing: When my voice raspy (What I do?)/ I’m a try to spit my lung up (For all my fans). Astronaut Status was the precursor to his major label debut, Pluto.
As much as any of his mixtapes, Astronaut Status puts Future‘s talents as a songwriter at the forefront. There’s nothing here that’s elaborate or notably deep, and in fact Future trades on his ability to write quirky, catchy little songs that you could easily picture as playground chants. There is an inclination in the rap world to tag songs likes these as disposable, but the ruthless efficiency in Future‘s writing makes these tracks endure, even if it’s in your head and against your will. There’s a circular, almost music-box quality to tracks like “Nunbout” and “Swap it Out“, with Future driving the same idea and melody into the ground, that gives them an organic, homespun feel. It wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine these songs as one-takes, or not being built up much further from demos, but sometimes melodies are indelible enough that they don’t really need much more than that. The element of the songs are important– plenty of rap songs have liberally interpolated actual classics, though Future‘s ability to mine the space between seriousness and something close to childish taunting is unique.
Future kept the street bangers coming throughout 2011, and without wasting any time, he was back at it early in 2012. Astronaut Status, is laced with Future’s mix of codeine flow and signature auto tuned mic presence. With Big Boi and T.I. jumping on remixes to some of his block anthems, it’s clear that Future has generated enough buzz to grab the attention of both the streets and musical heavyweights. The tape really ramps up with the high-quality features Future is able to extract from ATL titans Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane and Ludacris. This is the 21-track precursor to his Epic Records debut album Pluto. Step into the Future. Follow on Twitter @1future @escomoecity @DJSCREAM @TheDjXRated @MedievalBeatz Hip Hop Beats
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