Future: The Hottest Rapper In The Game

Written By: @BdotTM July 15, 2015 @ 3:05 PM EDT
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Right now, at this very moment, Future is the hottest rapper in the game. There, I said it. On the heels of his new album, Dirty Sprite 2, the man they call Hendrix has officially reached astronaut status.

Rap fans are fickle. Hot today can be tomorrow’s lukewarm. However, for as long as anyone can remember, Drake’s been rap’s perennial fire-starter. And he had his eyes set on Spring 2015, Future unwittingly watched and seized the throne.

The paradigm shift began last October. Led by the profligate ode “Fuck Up Some Commas”, Future capped off 2014 with our third best mixtape, Monster. Shortly after New Year’s, he unleashed Beast Mode and then 56 Nights in March. Because the projects were released for free, their impact wasn’t documented on Billboard. However, in places where where public opinion is the undisputed truth, the response was palpable. Even his peers took notice. Effectively, Future becoming your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper.

Take Drake for instance. Three months after shaking shit up with If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, he added Future to his sold out Jungle Tour. Jay Z included him on his summer playlist. Meek Mill, who currently has the number one album within the 50 states, explained to YN the magic behind their collaboration, “Jump Out The Face”. “He’s just a trill nigga that be talking that trill shit and I like it,” he said. “The shit he be talking [about] is just the lifestyle we’re into. I love the flows, the melody. I love to see somebody who got real talent go through the ups and downs and still be able to jump back like me.”

Future’s a man of a few words. Until recently, he hadn’t done any interviews. Instead, he’s allowed his music do the talking. The tome 48 Laws of Power says there’s value in scarcity. So while fans searched for insight on their favorite songs or his person affairs, Future, in turn, increased his profile by keeping his mouth shut.

History has shown that Internet hype doesn’t always yield real world results. So it’s going to be up to the #FutureHive collective to swarm iTunes this Friday. Nothing lasts forever and by next week, the pendulum can very well swing in another direction. But right now, at this very moment, Future is the hottest rapper in the game.

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  • Fiyah

    Nah.

  • idk

    Drake and kendrick are hotter than future. Don’t let twitter confuse you b dot. I respect and understand where you are coming from, but this nigga probably won’t even end up selling as much as sean or wale, let alone a drake or kendrick.

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      Of course not, But when I go to parties, clubs, cars whizzing by, that’s ALL i hear.

      • thuggathug

        I’d go as far as to say that future ain’t even as hot as meek nicki or cole

        • idk

          Nah I wouldn’t go that far…sales matter, but only to a certain extent. The only dudes that are hotter are drake and kendrick, and thats because they both have every type of record: street, radio, backpack, club, women, etc. Future don’t need to have drake or kendrick sales, but he need to at least cross 100,000 first week to be in the conversation. Like i said, even sean wale and rocky did that, and i would def put them a tier below future in terms of hotness.

          • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

            You’re right.sales do matter. but i think even those guys would concede to future’s buzz right now.

        • You’re not really in these streets then thugga

  • Adam Jones

    Trust me, Drake is still the hottest rapper in the game. No debate. Future’s last album was shite.

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      I still think Drake is still the guy. But there’s a reason why he brought future on tour with him.

      • NIGGA

        I think that was more of Drake just wanting more respect from the streets. Over the past year, that has seemed to be drakes main prerogative. His mixtape was all street records, he took future on tour, and the nigga even started talking with an accent lol

        • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

          But there’s tons of street rappers. He coulda got Meek, Ross, etc. Why Future? He recognizes his star power.

          • engee00

            Ross? #fauxstreetrapper

      • Adam Jones

        Interesting that Drake is the only feature on DS2, though. Doesn’t that show that Future only wants the best on his projects?

      • Not saying you’re wrong but before Future was on this tear hes on now, he and Drake were on the last tour Drake had.

    • SapToad

      Drake is the man but Future work ethics has prove why he should be in that convo.

  • Goat

    Hype-Nitis

  • jaysanon

    Far from the truth

  • new wave

    drake don’t write his lyrics though….no longer in the convo. #superfuture

    • Adam Jones

      Oh dear… You have no evidence that Drake doesn’t write his own lyrics. Of course he fucking does, he sometimes has CO writers who help with some words. That does’t mean he doesn’t write his own bars.

      • new wave

        if that were only true…i wish

        • ATL

          Drake is that you?? lol

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      funniest shit i heard all day.

      • new wave

        verified. had to chime in..

        but in all honesty great post…it probably won’t matter when vft6 drops, drake will be back in that spot regardless.

        • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

          appreciate that. shit’s always subject to change.

    • Faceless Hustlers

      Most of yall share bars like the bottom bunk in a two man cell lol

    • new wave

      hmmmmm….interesting

  • Kris Kompute

    This future hype machine/marketing campaign is unreal.

    • LuxuryRap

      He or his label is definitely paying Rap Radar for this promotion.

      • ilexx

        They must have dumped a bag on Elliot and Paul for the FULL RR Advertising Package.

        All videos and songs, mandatory.

        Top 5 placements, mandatory.

        SiriusXM Shade45 ad spots, we want those the week the album drops. Done.

        We need an article posted aswell, we’ll have our team write it, you just add a paragraph at the end so it has shows your personality. Done.

        Anything else?

        We need tweets and social media posts, we’ve gotta make it look like Future is the hottest in the game.

        In fact, that’s what we’re calling this campaign. Just keep stressing that he is the hottest in the game even though there isn’t a performance metric in the world that suggests that.

        Heck, it worked for Rick Ross, it could work for Future too!

        • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

          LOL

          • jaskey

            the shit true see

          • ilexx

            *nods head*

            Yeh I know. You guys gotta eat right? Lol

        • ilexx

          Breaking News: “Early reads suggest that DS2, the new album from Future (A1/Freebandz/Epic) is exceeding expectations. The set is currently projected to debut with around 70-75k (the album is currently #1 at iTunes).” via HitsDailyDouble

          I guess he is exceeding expectations lol.

          I had him at 60-70k. So I wasn’t far off.

          With no competition he should have the #1 album next week but at 75k sold, is he the hottest in the game?

          Not by my standards but some ppl seem to think so lol.

    • T r i l l Snitch Randal

      no future is the hottest right now, RR hasn’t been right since drake though

      • Kris Kompute

        My ass. Album won’t clear 150k the first week.

        • ilexx

          Maybe like 60-70k.

    • TedDiBiase

      At one point I thought Rap Radar was gonna be a real one stop shop for hip-hop. Oh well.

    • Dee

      I can’t even believe it. Arguably one of the worst people I have ever heard and people love him…I just don’t get it. He mumbles in autotune about nothing really.

  • Danteiskool

    This is BS, future is mediocre at best.

    • SapToad

      Mediocre U better check these reviews about his album and mixtapes they say different.

      • Faceless Hustlers

        Reviews are paid opinions. Future is garbage!

      • Danteiskool

        Everybody has their own opinion, this is mine. Future is a product of hype right now, I’m not saying all his songs are horrible, but a lot of his music sounds the same in my opinion. Reviews are also opinions.

    • BO2BROLIC

      And so

  • Phillip

    Kanye still exist.

    • SapToad

      They mean right now

      • ilexx

        Let’s be serious for a second. What does this “right now” shit mean?

        So if Kanye dropped a surprise album next week and had the #1 album in country while Future didn’t sell 20% of what he sold, is Future still the hottest in the game?

        So what you are saying is Future is the hottest thing this second?

        So you mean he is the hottest thing this Wednesday?

        Like next week I can declare somebody else the hottest thing because Future was the hottest thing last Wednesday night. And that would be ok because he is just the hottest thing right now right?

        Lol smh…

        • Appalled Revere

          And THAT is the key. “Hottest” is so subjective: hottest to who, for how long? If Kendrick, Kanye, Drake, or hell Jay (Z or Electronica) dropped a freestyle this afternoon, niggas would be like who tf is Future.

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      LOL

      • Phillip

        It’s funny that you hyping up Future so much. Kendrick, Big Sean, Meek, Drake, and yeah Kanye are hotter right now. It’s people who go to the club every weekend and it’s people who don’t and still listen to music. Wait to the album drop at least. Stop trying to force people to agree with your OPINION. A hot week of interviews and the last 6 months with 1 radio single don’t make you the hottest rapper right now. If that’s the case, Meek should have had the same headline from you 2 weeks ago. Sean should have had it for the reaction he got from the BET awards. Ye should have had it for headlining Glanstonbury. Kendrick should have had it for having a potential classic. Or Drake being the most consistent and dominant now. You saying Future is the hottest is a got damn stretch…..

  • SapToad

    He is he drop Monster, Beast Mode, 56 Nights in the span of 7 months those tapes got great reviews so it is not like he is doing gucci putting out suck mixtapes. I think people won’t give future the title because he is not a pure lyricist which in reality don’t mean sh*t if you are not dropping heat like Future Hendrix has done.

  • RR ALL OVER FUTURES DICK THEY LOVE DICKRIDING WHOEVER IS HOT AT THE MOMENT THEN MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ONE

  • Rory

    Good article. Future is the “hottest” rapper in the game right now no doubt, but he will only top Kendrick as the king if he delivers on this album. Drake played it safe on IYRTITL, never left his comfort zone leading to many good but no great songs. I get that IYRTITL was a mixtape but as an overall project there have been many better ones in 2015, Beast Mode AND 56 Nights being some of said examples. K Dot however delivered one of the best hip hop albums of this decade so far taking a huge risk on the sound and the content, so if you are truly a hip hop fan I don’t see how you could ignore the fact that the true king of hip hop is King Kunta himself. Future is currently in their conversation, and has a chance to cement himself at the top with a great album. With that said, 2015 is the best year in hip hop in a very long time and I am eagerly awaiting the release of Dirty Sprite 2.

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      Salute

      • caseoner3

        ive always peeped when dudes on here get at you for your dickriding abilities. and I always ignored it and didn’t agree but damn son really future? I don’t know one nigga that bumps future. and im talking as a hip hop fan ..shit is disrespectful to the culture come B you should know better..at one time rap radar was the site to go to but ya fucked up.,

        • ilexx

          My sentiments exactly. Disrespect to the culture AND his readers!

        • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

          don’t know one nigga that bumps future.
          ^
          you and Mac Diesel must be roommates

          • Jason

            At what point do you second guess your “opinion” on this?

            There’s an article on 2DopeBoyz lamenting him in praise in a similarly suspect way. Future is terrible, he should release his album for half price the way he only pronounces 50% of every word. Such a weird opinion to suddenly have on such a weird “rapper”.

      • Yannick93

        I have to admit that Future been consistent in 2015 and generate a Big Buzz; but Meek been Hottest before going to Jail and if we do compare the Quality of the Music in term of Bangers, i would say meek is above future. The only advantage Future has is that he been puttin’ that Strip Club Bangers so when u r going to Strip Club most of the music is from Future. Kendrick is that Guy; is like a silencer; u don’t heat him too much but he’s definitely hurt u. Like a Nas back in the days except than Nas had More Charisma so his visibility was way up. I will Put Drake; Kendrick; Meek & Future has the Hottest in the Game rite now. But Bdot got a Point; hottest means the Guy who has the most songs playin everywhere. Street; Radio; Strip; Clubs; Cars & Party. Excuse my English that’s not my first language.

    • Iamstillmusic

      This was a great diagnosis

    • Hussle

      everything you said about Kdot and Drake is on point. But yall need to stop dickriding Future. Nigga makes some bangers, but “currently in their conversation” as the “true king of hip hop”? NIGGA FUCK OUTTA HERE

      • BO2BROLIC

        I don’t hear kdot on any street corner club or radio station, drake doing his thing but as of right now future is all over the are waves all three of his mixtapes are in rotation in every club & in everybody rides go to any neighborhood in America your gonna hear a future song As of right now he is truly the hottest rapper in the game period

  • Cassius Clay Jr

    Future the hottest shit out right now PERIOD!!! Drake, Cole, Kendrick, Wale they all good, but at this very moment like bdot said future got it

  • Shock

    Future Hendrix!

  • Faceless Hustlers

    Future is ass residue + Garbage Truck Juice! Another payola acceptance from Rap Radar

    • Shock

      If you don’t like him, that’s understandable. Can’t deny him being hot though, which is what the article is about.

      • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

        Reading comprehension wasn’t taught at the group home.

        • Shock

          Obviously. Nice article though.

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    @ B.Dot

    YOU JUST HAD TO DO IT, HUH???

    ………….BUHAHAHAHA!!!! YOU FLIP FLOPPIN’ LAPDANCIN’ FUCKBOY!!!! THAT MUMBLIN’ AUTO-TUNIN’ FOOL IS HOT ONLY IN THE STRIP CLUBS!!!! HE STRIPPER CLUB HOT!!!! WHILE THAT NIGGA IS NOWHERE IN SIGHT ON THE RADIO/TV!!!! YOU REMEMBER THAT NIGGA NAMED DRAKE THAT YOU SAID NOT EVEN A WEEK AGO WAS THE HOTTEST!!!! YOU PEON BRAINED BUFFOON!!!! DO ME A FAVOR AND WIPE FUTURE’S JIZZ OF YOUR DOO-RAG, FUCKBOY!!!!

    #BENSON

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • Faceless Hustlers

      Stripper Club Hot lmao!! Fuck Future he’ll be on a milk carton when the hype dries up and the child support kicks in!!

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        …………..HA!!!! THAT NIGGA IS TRASH!!!! EVERY RECORD SOUNDS THE SAME!!!! THESE NEW NIGGAS ARE FUCKIN’ BRAINWASHED!!!! FUCK OUTTA HERE!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

      • Steve Mcneer

        bitch shut yo hoe ass up.

        • Faceless Hustlers

          Shut me up broke bitch!

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      you need to get out of the basement you fucking lap dancer.

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF YOUR FUCKIN’ CUBICLE AND TURN ON THE RADIO OR TV AND SEE THAT THIS MUMBLIN’ ASS NIGGA AIN’T THE HOTTEST!!!! YOU BUGGIN’, BENSON!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • MR.REG

          Being on radio and TV does not make u the hottest I’m not the biggest future fan don’t really like a lot of his music but let’s look scarface 8ball & mjg ugk not a lot of exposure on TV and radio but some of the best rappers drake is corny and is very overrated k dot is my dude and more deserving than drake and the fact that u think TV And radio makes u the hottest rapper is what is wrong with the game

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            NAH NEGRO, IT’S MISINFORMED NIGGAS LIKE YOU IS WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE GAME!!!! I SAID THE HOTTEST, NOT THE BEST!!!! SO WHAT MAKES AN ARTIST HOT BARRING RADIO OR TV EXPOSURE??? EXPLAIN???

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • MR.REG

            Not at all mid informed like I said a lot of hot niggaz never get radio play if it’s about radio and TV then mc hammer was hot vanilla ice was hot so no it’s brain washed niggas like u that believe everything the media tells u is hot is actually hot

          • Kris Kompute

            In the early 90’s, MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice were hot. Just like Soulja Boy was the hottest in 2006-2007.

            There is no correlation between being “hot” and “good”. Personally, I only support “good” lyricists but I can’t deny who’s hot.

            If you are moving units, you are hot. Future ain’t top 10 in moving units. He ain’t hot.

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            THIS!!!!! THANKS FOR SUMMARIZING THAT SHIT FOR THAT MISINFORMED FUCKBOY!!!! HA!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • ajsea

            Being anywhere in the media determines how hot a rapper is. Hot doesn’t even mean talented–hot means you have the (hip-hop) music world’s attention. All the rappers you named had regional moments, but never caught everyone’s ear at the same time. Closest is UGK, but even that was because they were featured on Big Pimpin’ so their biggest opportunity as a group wasn’t even their own record. All that said, Future is grinding but far from a Fetty, Drake, Cole at this point (You can put Kendrick if you want to, but his album wasn’t as accepted by fans as previous bodies of work so that might be an uphill battle

      • ilexx

        Got to ride with Mac Diesel on this one. He got it absolutely right.

        Future strip club hot and in the hood spots and shit but that shit ain’t gonna sell albums.

        Somebody else said it above but honestly Fetty Wap way hotter in the streets right now. And he is everywhere. His shit banging in all clubs, strip clubs, hood spots as well as South Beach. I ain’t defending Fetty because who knows how long it’s gonna last but if you wanted to say somebody was the “hottest in the game” at the moment you can’t say that person is Future.

        This shit is a fucking joke. RR don’t even be doing articles like that but the fact that somebody can pay you to say something you really don’t believe is absolutely fucking deplorable.

        • THE REAL mac DIESEL

          REAL RECOGNIZE REAL!!!! NIGGA GOT BARELY ANY RADIO SPINS!!!! ZERO VIDEO SPINS!!!! HE;S ONLY HOT IN STRIP CLUBS AND RATCHET CLUBS!!!! WHILE DRAKE AND FETTY WAP ARE EVERYWHERE!!!! B.DOT’S JUST AN INDUSTRY TOOL!!!! HE AIN’T SHIT IN THE GAME!!!!

          DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • ATL

    Naw but it’s debatable right now

  • Young Fry King

    Why can’t he translate then? sales wise? He has never had a better first week than Joey badass.. His biggest songs are guesting on other peoples and even right now Fetty Wap’s Trap Queen & 679 are crushing him on charts..

    He’s had a dope mixtape run… but he wont come close to the level meek is right now..

    • Appalled Revere

      Yeah I would have to say Meek is the hottest right now, if not Kendrick Lamar, who only has to drop a dope 16 to reclaim that spot.

  • caseoner3

    ya nigas are fucking delusional..this nigga got like 2 good songs right now and he the hottest. man ya niggas are fucking retarted . whoever wrote this shit is the reason hip hop is in the state it is right now. this nigga future sounds like he gargling dicks in his mouth. I cant understand shit he says…mad autotune…no substance in his raps. idk man I don’t get it …and ya nigas don’t even mention fetty wap? man are ya crazy. he should be the hottest if anything..fetty doing numbers b off of year old tracks. trap queen, 679, my way, my way remix, again are all on the radio, and all other features..future not fuckin wit son. this the same reason why I haven’t been here in months..

    • Hussle

      these niggas gassed man i swear

    • Kris Kompute

      His label paid RR for the marketing.

    • Fiyah

      I was with you until the Fetty Wap part, that nigga is trash too. Not as trash, but still trash regardless.

    • Shock

      Fetty Wop???? Lmfao

  • is future the go-to guys for hits right now? if the answer to that is “yes” then he is the hottest Right now. if the answer is no, then….well u know.

  • ZORINO

    Future is not a rapper. So the fuck does Rap Radar consider him the hottest rapper in the game???

  • musik

    Future hottest rapper??? Wtf is rap coming to in 2015. I’ve tried to get into his music but, it just doesn’t hit me. And this coming from a young nigga.

  • ymcmbovoxommgcteisdownwitopp

    I will have to listen to his mixtapes he dropped, I tried Monster and was disappointed. But if a major rap website says he’s the “hottest”, I will give him a second chance.

    I’ve always liked Futures singles I guess, but always for the beat and his energy. I know he has melodies but they sound better when other rappers use them.

    Truthfully this does feel like some propaganda, one sided, EXTREMELY bias review. But I will do my research before I stick to that conclusion.

  • DubbG_PBG

    LOVE FUTURE!! but the hottest rapper to me is still Jesse Is Heavyweight and when his new album hit the streets everyone who dont have their head up their ass will agree. A little bias cause I been to his live show but still.

    • BO2BROLIC

      Who???

  • the-Lebron-curse.

    You lost me when you said “drakes been rap’s perennial fire starter.” Mother fucker when did he rap? Second WHO THE FUCK LISTENS TO FUTURE?!?!?!?

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      let me ask you this: if an alien came to earth right now and asked “who is the hottest (not the best) 3 rappers right now” who would you say?

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        IF AN ALIEN CAME TO EARTH RIGHT NOW AND ASKED “WHERE THE FUCK IS THAT FUCK NIGGA WHO WROTE THIS ARTICLE ON RAPRADAR ABOUT FUTURE THE BEING THE HOTTEST IN THE GAME RIGHT NOW” WHO WOULD YOU SAY?

        ………….HA!!!! DON’T TRY AND BACK PEDDLE NOW BENSON!!!! YOU SAID “THE” HOTTEST, NOT THE HOTTEST THREE!!!!

        #BENSON

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

          Get lost, you fuckin’ hump

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            STRUCK A NERVE??? HA!!!! YOU NEED TO GET OFF THIS POST, GO BACK IN YOUR LIL CUBICLE AND START LICKIN’ YOUR WOUNDS!!!! YOU GETTIN’ MURKED OUT HERE FOOL!!!! LMAO!!!! JUST TAKE THE “L” BENSON!!!! IT AIN’T WORTH IT!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

      • ilexx

        Just to chime in….

        At the MOMENT right?

        1. Meek Mill – because he has the #1 album in the country. That’s it.

        2. Drake – because he has been consistent in what he does over the past couple years and his star seems to still be rising (oddly enough)

        3. Kendrick – because his name is always in the conversation. You go to ANY post on rap radar right now where people are talking fav rappers or best albums fa 2015 and somebody is mentioning Kendrick in the comments.

        Not for a second would I even think of mentioning Future.

        Where he hot at? Because it hasn’t translated into sales of any kind…

        • #teamcanada

          HOTTEST

      • the-Lebron-curse.

        I would have to laugh and say buddy your 10 years to late. But honestly ilexx hit the nail on the head except the drake part. Drakes not a rapper.

      • VernJ904

        Hottest
        Meek, future, drake
        But best rappers
        Cole Kendrick and Fab

  • ilexx

    In what world is Future the hottest rapper in the game?!?!

    B.Dot you are going to kill yourself for writing this when Future’s album bricks next week.

    If Future sells 100k first week, he is one lucky mothafucka and I don’t see that happening.

    I honestly didn’t even know there was a hype for Future’s album. If Meek Mill didn’t say his name over the last two weeks, I wouldn’t even think anybody cared about Future’s music at all.

    How much did they pay you to write this piece?

    This is what is wrong with getting paid to post articles on your website, when its something as ridiculous as “Future: The Hottest Rapper In The Game”, you insult YOUR readers, who know for damn sure 1) that ain’t the truth and 2) that you don’t even believe the words you are typing. Not by a long shot.

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      Again, like i said in the piece, everything is subject to change. Not sure where you are, but around the country, people are going nuts for future. Whether or not you like his rhymes is one thing, but you’d be remiss to deny his impact

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        PEOPLE ARE GOING NUTS AROUND THE COUNTRY??!!! BUHAHHAHAHA!!!! HE’S ONLY HOT IN STRIP CLUBS!!!! YOU HAVE FUCKING LOST IT!!!! GET THE FUCK OFF THE COMMENT SECTION AND GATHER YOUR THOUGHTS!!!! YOU DROWNIN’ OUT HERE BENSON!!!! LMAO!!!!

        #BENSON

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

          ur trapped in the closet…and basement.

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            YOU’RE TRAPPED IN FUTURE’S PANTS!!!! GET OUTTA THERE ‘CAUSE IT’S CLOUDING YOUR JUDGEMENT!!!! YOU HAVE NO FUCKIN’ CLUE HOW MUCH OF AN ASS YOU MADE OUT OF YOURSELF TODAY!!!! HOLD THAT “L” TILL THE WEEKEND, BITCHBOY!!!! HA!!!!

            #BENSON

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

      • ilexx

        I live in Pembroke Pines, FL. Right outside Miami.

        People rock with Future out here heavy in the streets but being absolutely honest with you, nobody is excited for a project from Future though. And most chicks I know ain’t rocking with him.

        I hear his music in cars, strip clubs, hood spots and that’s it. He will get some radio play every now and then but 2 years ago u couldn’t go anywhere without hearing Future on the radio, right now tho, its lukewarm out here.

        It feels like 60-70k first week if he’s lucky.

        100k… if God has a bigger plan for Future.

    • THE REAL mac DIESEL

      DON’T LET THAT INDUSTRY TOOL SWAY YOUR OPINION!!!! TOMORROW HE’LL KICK HIMSELF IN THE ASS BECAUSE HE JUMPED THE GUN ON THIS FUTURE ARTICLE!!!! HA!!!!’

      DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Yamzz

    If ppl truly think he has no substance or content in his lyrics, listen to “news or something.” I rock with future for the most part, he is the hottest out here if your out and about (any turn up event). But if you don’t like going out, which makes prob 75% of these commenters there’s no way in hell your going to think he’s the hottest out. With that being said,,,,,, future Hendrix owns the summer as far as music goes. And that’s without a mustard beat

    • ilexx

      We’ll see if those sales reflect that next week.

      • Yamzz

        Album sales are geared towards the strong core fans that artists have. I don’t think future had that but he’s still the hottest and the man of the year do far

        • ilexx

          I’m just trying to figure out what the “hottest” really means because, what metric are we using to decide he is “hotter” than anybody else?

          There is a strong chance Future could have the #1 album in the country next week and B.Dot could look like he was justified in posting this article all along.

          There is nobody else exciting in the music industry releasing anything to compete with Future next week.

          But how much will he have sold to be #1?

          If he does less #’s than Meek, is he hotter than Meek Mill in these streets?

          You’ve gotta peep game…

          When somebody says something like “hottest”, you have to justify that with with some kind of metric, a system or standard of measurement.

  • Guest

    If we’re considering Fetty as a rapper he is the hottest out right now period. That boy is on fire right now

    • Davide Leroy

      Fetty was 2 songs. Future has 3 mixtapes and 21 videos.

      • ilexx

        I ain’t hear NO bitches requesting Future tho….

        For the past month, I haven’t been in a whip with a chic, or flex at some girl’s house or riding to the club and the girls around didn’t want to hear trap queen.

        And I’m talking college educated, managerial job level having, I’ve got enough money to buy your album and stream it on Apple Music anyway… Type femme.

        What’s hot in this instance? A bunch of dudes throwing money and turning up when commas comes on or a bunch of bad bitches turning up who know all the words to your song?

        And if we want to talk on a business level, you can add up the sales of commas and whatever else song future got out and it won’t hold a candle to the sales of Fetty’s latest single.

        What we measuring this “hottest in the game shit” off of?

        Fuck.. This article really annoyed the shit out of me.

        • Shock

          You must not leave the house.

  • sean

    While i don’t entirely agree with b dot’s article, I find it interesting that for the first time in what feels like awhile, drake isn’t the immediate guy when people say hottest rapper alive. While his tape sold a lot, it seemed like almost everyone thought it was somewhat lazy and disappointing. So what we have now is this mishmash of drake, kendrick, and (i guess) future as the hottest rapper right now. Kanye is always lurking too…

  • ITS ME

    RapRadar dick riding super hard

  • ss

    Hhhh he is not a rapper wtf all these sites r posting !! Fuck ur promo bitch u gotta earn it

  • The Gary Group

    I fuh wit da bih ayn whe lei uh
    -Future

  • Nguyễn Cường
  • estwst

    To be honest.. I’ve seen first hand how Future’s music turned a whole city’s moral around. Future had Atl on lock since 2011 like he said in the latest doc released. Atl was not the same after BMF went down and it didn’t have an identity until Future brought his sound. Hip hop fans don’t like future because they haven’t lived through any real life struggle situations unlike most of Atlanta because of the fall of BMF. People that love his music are the ones who have been through those situations that they feel are impossible to overcome but found a way to make shit happen. If you listen to the progression of the mixtapes Dirty Sprite – True Story – Streetz Callin – to now… You can hear how he turned his pain into a Hunger – now that hunger is straight motivation for the masses. If you were in the city of ATL during this time you know what his music means to the people of the city. And everyone in rap knows that Atlanta is the epicenter of the genre right now.. If the music can’t be played here it’s not getting played anywhere FACTS ONLY. FUTURE has been the hottest in the game for almost 5 years whether yall like it or not.

  • diggz

    Drake > Future

  • uʍop ǝpısdn

    FUTURE DOESN’T RAP!!!!!!!!!

  • Chan

    Good post b dot. Can’t wait for ds2. Futures grind reminds me a lot of lil Wayne’s circa 2007. Hard work pays off for sure.

  • Chan

    For all the haters out there how can you argue that futures the hottest in the game. He’s come up with 3 phenomenal mixtapes within a year and has literally come out with visuals to nearly every track. His new song news or something even got rated best new track on pitchfork which is an extremely critical music site. Dude is amazing. Much better than the other music going on right now in rap music.

    Side note FWA was really good. I know a lot of people hated on that too. I thought is was great.

    • Chan

      Correction: how can you argue futures not the hottest in the game. (Typo)

  • MoneyBitchesWeed

    He is the hottest in the game At this moment..RS

  • Neal

    This is actually the 1st time RR is right

  • THIS GUYS A GENIUS

    “The paradigm shift began last October. Led by the profligate ode “Fuck Up Some Commas”, Future capped off 2014 with our third best mixtape, Monster. Shortly after New Year’s, he unleashed Beast Mode and then 56 Nights in March. Because the projects were released for free, their impact wasn’t documented on Billboard. However, in places where where public opinion is the undisputed truth, the response was palpable. Even his peers took notice. Effectively, Future becoming your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper.”

    I BEEN TELLIN MUFUCKAZ ROUND MY WAY BOUT FUTURE SINCE 1000 THO…??????
    EVERYTHING IN HIP HOP AND R&B MUSIC IS FUTURE RIGHT NOW…

    1000 (2010)
    “LIFE OF A G”
    “SO COLD”
    “YEAH YEAH” (FEAT. ROCKO)

    DIRTY SPRITE (2010)
    “DIRTY SPRITE”
    “WE WINNIN” (FEAT. SCOOTER)
    “WATCH THIS” (FEAT. ROCKO)
    “RACKS” (FEAT. YC)
    “YEAH YEAH” (FEAT. TITY BOI)
    “NEVER BEEN THIS HIGH”
    “WE ON TOP” (FEAT. SCOOTER)
    “CONCEITED” (FEAT. CAP 1)
    “UPPER ECHELON”
    “OLD HUNDREDS” (FEAT. TWISTA)
    “ON 2 US”
    “MUCH MORE”
    “STAND” (FEAT. SCOOTER)
    “4 MY PEOPLE”

    TRUE STORY (2011)
    “MAGIC”
    “AINT NO WAY AROUND IT”
    “TONY MONTANA”
    “LONG TIME COMING”
    “SMOKE & MIRRORS”
    “CHAMPIONSHIP MUSIC” (FEAT. SCOOTER)
    “FEELING I GET”
    “BLAST OFF”

    FREEBRICKS W/ GUCCI MANE (2011)
    “FREE BRICKZ”
    “STEVIE WONDER”
    “NASTY”
    “LAMBORGHINI”
    “FLOSSIN”

    STREETZ CALLING (2011)
    “MADE MYSELF A BOSS”
    “SAME DAMN TIME”
    NAME HOLD WEIGHT”
    “CAN’T MAKE THIS UP”
    “RUNNING THROUGH A CHECK”
    “BALL FOREVER”
    “NEVER BE THE SAME”
    “GONE TO THE MOON”
    “WORD TO MY MUVA” (FEAT. CHUBBIE BABY)
    “IF YOU KNEW WHAT IT TOOK”

    ASTRONAUT STATUS (2012)
    “FUTURE BACK”
    “SPACE CADETS”
    “BIRDS TAKE A BATH” (FEAT. JEEZY & SCOOTER)
    “JORDAN DIDDY” (FEAT. GUCCI MANE)
    “BLOW” (FEAT. LUDACRIS & ROCKO)
    “DEEPER THAN THE OCEAN”
    “MY HO 2”
    “BEST 2 SHINE”
    “NEVER SEEN THESE”
    “SHOPPING SPREE”
    “RIDER” (FEAT. TASHA CONTOUR)
    “SPAZ ON YALL”
    “ITCHIN”
    “NO MATTER WHAT”
    PLUTO (2012)
    “STRAIGHT UP”
    “ASTRONAUT CHICK”
    “MAGIC REMIX” (FEAT. TI)
    “IM TRIPPIN” (FEAT. JUICY J)
    “TRUTH GONNA HURT YOU”
    “NEVA END”
    “TONY MONTANA REMIX” (FEAT. DRAKE)
    “PERMANENT SCAR”
    “LONG LIVE THE PIMP” (FEAT. TRAE THE TRUTH)
    “HOMICIDE” (FEAT. SNOOP DOGG)
    “TURN ON THE LIGHTS”
    “YOU DESERVE IT”
    WELCOME TO MOLLYWORLD (2012)
    “HARD”
    “TRENDING TOPIC”
    “DOUBLE CUP & MOLLY”
    “WHATS WRONG”
    “SAME DAMN TIME REMIX” (FEAT. DIDDY & LUDACRIS)

    NO SLEEP (2013)
    “THE MATRIX”
    “DAY ONE”
    “HOW CAN I NOT”
    “THATS THE WAY THE GAME GOES” x JIM JONES & SCOOTER
    “MAISON MARGIELA”
    “HOW IT WAS”

    THIS AINT EVEN INCLUDING RANDOM LEAKED SONGS, FEATURES, OR BIG SMASH HITS….THIS NIGGA HAS CONSTANTLY DROPPED DOPE MUSIC FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS…

    LIKE MEEK SAID, “ITS LIKE FUTURE BE TALKIN TO US”…

    YOU JUST GOTTA BE HIP MANE..

  • Thus Future is gonna be the shit!

  • Myke

    Exactly Future been the Hottest in the Game this shit ain’t nothin NEW talent Speaks for itself…I been there since the Beginning!

  • Don P

    YN must’ve sat this nigga BDot down and said get on board. All of a sudden Future the hottest in the game to him. When this whole time nigga been still scream Drake name. Rapradar be dickriding like shit. Jump any train that’s hot and ride it til it burn out. Future my nigga and I been saying he the hottest in the game because he is but its just hilarious how rapradar all of a sudden on board. That shit is comical

    • Don P

      screaming*

  • Dialtone

    Wait a minute Future is considered a Rapper now???…………….WHAT THE FUCK IS THE WORLD COMING TO SMH dam Rap Radar…

  • Extra Domus

    He’s not a rapper tho

  • bcl187

    Future is gay! I will never supportbthis NonTalent ass nigga!

  • It’s going to be funny next week when he sells 60k.

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      might be enough for a number one, no?

    • Yamzz

      Album sales are for ppl with a strong core fan base. Future doesn’t have one but shit he’s still scorching right now

  • Roe

    Hmmmm, I am going to find it very interesting when this guy sells a smooth 45k his first week and then releases more mixtapes. Yall out here promo’ing the mess out this guy….hey! I guess you gotta get it where you can. He’s not a bad artist, he’s just not THE HOTTEST right now…IMO

  • jaja420

    There’s a difference between “biggest” and “hottest”. Drake’s the biggest rapper rn he’s be on a run for years, but Future’s been the hottest since the start of 2015 he’s been on fire, mixtapes undeniable.

  • Fleez

    OK, if Y’ALL say so. I can PROMISE you this though, this declaration, isn’t going to make anyone who ISN’T already a fan of Future BECOME one. Rap Music is a popularity contest. It CERTAINLY isn’t about how has the BEST work. FUTURE’S THE HOTTEST RAPPER IN THE GAME!!! We all know what happens to hot!

  • Ocho

    Future is the hottest rapper out… Not really any argument to be made

  • is he really a rapper or more hype than actual talent

    • Davide Leroy

      he’s been here for 5 years. what more proof do you need?

      • the real question is why do you know how long future’s been around are you keeping tabs on future ?

  • Dr. Tre

    No. Just….no.

  • Brandon Based Sodmg Barros

    fuck all u pussies Future is one of top 5 of 2015 easily

  • Cantona

    No. Just no.

  • BANKSbeCHAININ

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  • JMcL

    not gonna lie this album was trash

  • carl grimes

    future is the hottest rapper in the game
    – no one

  • acuest

    Horrible is what today’s music is.it mirrors in this new generation of no respect,no love,everyone a killer,no leaders just powers.everything is about sex,money,and confusion.hip hop is dead.

  • Walter Sobjak

    Please refrain from comparing this douche to Hendrix.
    Hendrix was a musician. This guy makes noises with his mouth.