So naturally, Billboard talked to Futche about it, among other topics like the Dungeon Family, how happy he feels right now, the Future Hendrix nick name and more.
Check out snippets from the profile below, and read the whole thing on Billboard.
On the Future Hendrix nickname:
“The music I make, I’m different. The melodies I come up with, they’re not normal. Every black person wasn’t playing the guitar — Hendrix did something special.”
On not getting nominated fro a GRAMMY:
“The Grammys, they get what they get — the shit that they don’t, it’s the shit that they maybe don’t want to understand. They’re not going to keep me from doing what I’m supposed to do as an artist.”
Rico Wade on first working with Future (his cousin):
“When I got him around the music he sounded good. But I really wanted to know if I could trust him. The reason he has excelled in the music game is because he has a moral compass — he doesn’t take advantage of people, and he can tell who’s really down for him and who’s not.”
On what Dungeon Family means to Future:
“Use everything around you to create: good, bad, negative, whatever it is. Never be afraid to be exactly who you are.”
On Hndrxx and where he’s at in life right now:
“I’m opening you up to where I’m at. It’s about being vulnerable and not so cautious about what you say as far as your love life — if you was hurt or happy or in love.
I feel like everything happened for a reason. I’m happy with life now. I’m happy with life, period, even with the end of a relationship being… I’m just not going to settle for anything, you know? Even in my life now, I know I can be a better person. I ain’t giving up on myself, so if you give up on me, I ain’t got nothing else to say for you. Because if you give up on something that’s real, it wasn’t real to you.”