Future - DS2 album
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  • For decades, no one knew what to do next until Future released DS2, an album that gave default rappers a new semantic step in lyrical development, and it is called how bad to live with money
  • Watching the slow decay of a star jaded with success is much more interesting
  • The depth of the meanings laid down by the author, of course, may surprise
  • In the track-by-track analysis of the album (available on YouTube), the rapper explains what the track Rich $ ex is about
  • You have a lot of expensive trinkets and you are fucking

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      Decadence, codeine, autotune - what does DS2 sound like, the key album of the last five years.

      In hip-hop, an immutable scheme of the evolution of meanings in the lyrics of any successful rapper has developed: from “how bad to live without money” to “how awesome to live with money.” For decades, no one knew what to do next until Future released DS2, an album that gave default rappers a new semantic step in lyrical development, and it is called “how bad to live with money.” Since then, everyone has been using it. A more old-school version of the “third step” - conservatism and grandfather’s criticism of


      the younger generation, something like Nas “Hip-hop Is Dead” or jerking off a skill to a cosmically meaningless level (Eminem). Watching the slow decay of a star jaded with success is much more interesting. Decadence is a profitable way to be moral, because nothing better than decadence reminds us that money does not bring happiness, and people like such morality.

      Music is disturbing and sometimes tragic, which does not prevent Future from smacking vulgar nonsense over it. Play the first track from the album - the sample exudes a melancholy on the level of Agatha Christie’s “Opium”. Cynical texts about sex and jewelry invariably come into conflict

      with the tragedy of music, if you understand them, of course. And this, thank God, is not so easy. There are a lot of obstacles to understanding, from the rapper’s southern accent to a bold layer of autotune over the flow. Therefore, one can imagine that the song “Slave Master” is dedicated to some epic social tragedy, and not at all to mountains of drugs (in fact). The depth of the meanings laid down by the author, of course, may surprise. In the track-by-track analysis of the album (available on YouTube), the rapper explains what the track “Rich $ ex” is about: “Rich sex, you know?

      • Future - DS2 album
      When you’re wearing all these chains, diamond watches. You have a lot of expensive trinkets and you are fucking.

      That’s what I call Rich Sex!” So it’s better not to go into the meaning of the lyrics and listen to music.

      Has DS2 become an almost instant classic with a new approach to talking about rap success? Partly. Form is no less important here - it was after DS2 that mumble-rap became a commercial phenomenon, although on this album Future did not invent anything new within the framework of his discography. It was the fame of DS2 that made Metro Boomin, who wrote most of the beats

      for the album, the most sought-after producer of the generation - from a street trapstar beatmaker he turned into a pop producer, later working with Lana Del Rey, Post Malone and Kanye West. Auto-Tune Impressionism in Future’s raucous presentation and depressing, minimalist Metro beats defined how hip-hop sounded in the second half of the 2010s. That is how the popular music of that time sounded. Haven’t heard of DS2? Nothing wrong. In any case, you heard it, because its part was in hundreds of tracks that sounded in your presence in the car, on the street, at a concert, at home - in the last 5 years.



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