Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn (born November 20, 1983), known professionally as Future, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Wilburn first became involved in music as part of the Dungeon Family collective, where he was nicknamed “the Future”. After amassing a series of mixtapes between 2010 and 2011, Future signed a major record label deal with Epic Records and A1 Recordings, which helped launch Future’s own label imprint, Freebandz. He has since released multiple albums and mixtapes, all of which garnered much attention from the media, acclaim from fans, critical praise and high positions on the charts. He is the first artist since 1968 to debut two albums in consecutive weeks atop of Billboard 200 chart. Future has also released several singles certified gold or higher by the RIAA, including Turn On the Lights, Move That Dope, Fuck Up Some Commas, Where Ya At, Jumpman, Low Life and Mask Off.