Future – PlutoDidn’t expect this one, did you? Future is a hybrid artist, one-part, one-part singer and one-part warbler. L.A. Reid, the same one who discovered Usher in Atlanta, groomed Future on Epic Records. Confessions was personal to the point of discomfort; Pluto was jarringly diverse, and it produced a similar effect.
Future can be a street rapper or a heartfelt lover, depending on the song. He leans on the former but can always tap into the latter. Usher walked a similar tight rope on Confessions. The album wasn’t all remorse and regret – “Bad Girl,” “That’s What It’s Made For” and “Seduction” are all celebratory tunes. Usher didn’t put all his eggs in one basket, and fellow ATLien Future learned from the balancing act.