Rapper Future is making waves with his new hit song “Tony Montana” for more reasons than one.
Not only is his hit “Tony Montana” a certified club banger, but it has also caused a slight rift between him and Drake.
Early last week, Future spoke to Source Magazine about his disappointment in Drake for not being in the “Tony Montana” video.
GlobalGrind caught up with Future to speak about his situation with Drake, his celebrity crush who happens to be Rihanna and of course, his new album Pluto.
Check out the exclusive interview below!
GlobalGrind: That Source interview you did made headlines. After your comments Drake tweeted, “Give them a bone and they want a steak.”
Future: I eat steaks. Well done. I eat mine well done.
What’s going on with that?
Really it’s all kind of things. So many people in between. The middleman and this and that, but we moving on from it. You live and you learn. Don’t fall off. Keep going. Now we’re concentrating on “Magic.” “Tony Montana” came out of a movie. We weren’t just trying to shoot a video. We’re trying to give the fans something new. I am the future. But we’re concentrating on the next single, “Magic,” and I got the album, top of the year, Pluto, between January and March. We don’t have a set date yet, but Pluto is what it is.
Why did you name your album Pluto?
I named it Pluto because, first of all, my sign is Scorpio, and the sign represents Pluto. Pluto is farthest away from all the other planets and that’s where I’m trying to make music, further away from any other kind of artist. It’s timeless music, music that can just grow with you over time.
Right now you’re working on Pluto. Can you let us know any collaboration, any secrets about the album that’s coming out?
Man, I got some real big names. I got one of the biggest R&B singers in the country on a record. Snoop did a song for me, a song called “Homicide.” I can’t wait until that come out. I’m working with a lot of big names, but I just want you to go and get the album, Pluto. Check it out.
“Tony Montana” is the club banger right now. Did you know it was going to be a hit?
Nah, I didn’t think when I made “Tony Montana.” I just thought I was making a hot song. It’s just making a great song. When I did it, everybody around me, they came to the studio, they always said ‘You need to put “Tony Montana” out.’ But I already had songs, like “Watch This” out and we had “Racks (Remix)” bubbling in the streets. I didn’t want it let it clash in the way of those songs and what they were doing. I ended up putting it out on the streets, and it took off on its own.
Who are the top five gangsters of all time?
Frank White. Scarface, you know what I’m saying, Al Pacino. Tony Montana. Nino Brown. Frank Lucas and Nicky Barnes.
What’s been the most fun moment you’ve had while touring and doing shows?
The most fun moments are being on the stage and seeing how the crowd reacts to your music. The energy of the crowd that makes you just want to go in and go in and keep doing it, and be apart of this forever. It’s like a high. I’m going to keep getting high over and over again.
You’re from Atlanta.
Yes, born and raised in the Atlanta . East Atlanta, Zone Six.
Who are some of your musical influences?
Jimmy Hendrix, Rick James, The Beatles, Jay-Z, Nas, Too Short, E-40, Outkast, Goodie Mob, Kilo, 69 Boyz, Uncle Luke, all different kinds of people. Biggie, Tupac, Snoop Dogg. I’m very versatile. Ozzy Osbourne…
If you could collaborate with any pop artist that’s hot right now, who would you collaborate with?
Probably Katy Perry. She dope.
If you could only bring three albums to a desert album with you what would they be?
Biggie, Life After Death. I’d bring Tupac Makaveli. And I’d have to bring Outkast, Southernplayalistic.
What celebrity do you think is hot?
Rihanna hot. I need to spank her for being bad.
What’s the most difficult thing about being famous?
You can’t even go into the gas station, get a drink without people acknowledging your presence, therefore wanting to take a picture. But it’s cool, that’s what you do it for—no excuses, no complaining type of music industry. Got to do it.
What’s your favorite thing to do besides making music? What is Future doing in his spare time?
Shop, fashion is my passion.
You have a clothing line popping off?
My clothing line is Freeman Imperial. I’m bridging between designer and skateboard wear.
Who are your favorite designers?
My favorite designer has to be Louis Vuitton.
Can you talk a little bit about your fashion line coming up?
The fashion line is light colors that don’t have too much writing on it. I don’t like stuff that has a lot of writing on it and words everywhere on it. So it’s simple, but unique and neat in its own way. I got some shit with patches and new hoodies—the camo hoodies with patches all over it, Pluto hoodies with the headphones.
What’s the price range? Is it affordable?
Yeah, it’s affordable. It’s between skateboard wear and designer, pretty much it’s going to be between $275 and $350.
What do you think about Justin Bieber’s paternity lawsuit?
Rock star lifestyle. You forced to have sex. They put three girls in a row…
If you could have three wishes, what would you ask for?
My three wishes are just be respected out the game. I want respect from everybody. And just make a successful clothing line and company. I’m not going to put a number on it. Just to have a great career.
Who are your favorite rappers in the game right now, besides yourself?
My favorite rappers are, I can’t really say. I like Kanye because he’s so creative. He’ll just do anything. I like what Kanye’s bringing to the game. Lil Wayne. I like Wayne.
Anything else you want to mention?
@1future make sure you follow me. Pluto, make sure you get Pluto at the top of the year. If you don’t have all of the mixtapes, at LiveMixtapes.com. You can see my growth. You can show my growth. You can grow with me.
Future, where do you see yourself in the future?
Running rap, running this era. The radio is going to sound like Future.