Astronaut Status

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Astronaut Status
Mixtape by Future
Released January 12, 2012
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop
Label A1 Records, Freebandz
Producer Zaytoven, Sonny Digital, K.E. On The Track, Mike WiLL Made It
Future chronology
Streetz Calling
(2011)
Astronaut Status
(2012)
Pluto
(2012)

Astronaut Status is a mixtape by American rapper Future. It was released on January 12, 2012.[1] The album features guest appearances from rappers Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, and Rocko.[2] Future previously stated Streetz Calling would be his last mixtape, before his debut full length album Pluto, but instead released Astronaut Status in 2012, making it his last official mixtape.[1][3] "Itchin'" peaked at #2 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Since the release of Astronaut Status, it has been downloaded over 250k times on DatPiff, certifying it platinum. Astronaut Status also charted at #50 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Pitchfork's Jordan Sargent called Astronaut Status "Future's strongest, most listenable mixtape yet ... [though] in the murky waters of pop-rap hitmaking, it's hard to tell if anything on Astronaut Status stands up to the songs that helped Future ascend to this status in the first place."[4] Adam Fleischer of XXL wrote that "Future often relies on his materialistic musings to carry Astronaut Status", and his attempts to stray from that formula are inconsistent. Fleischer added: "It’s apparent that Future knows the components of a catchy street chant, it’s just a matter of whether or not he can deliver every time."[5] The mixtape ranked 13th on Stereogum's list of the top 40 rap albums of 2012. Tom Breihan said the mixtape contains "some of rap’s catchiest mantras of the year."[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Abu Intro Turn Up"
  2. "Future Back" (prod. Will-A-Fool)
  3. "Space Cadets" (prod. Zaytoven)
  4. "Birds Take A Bath" (feat. Young Jeezy & Young Scooter) (prod. Will-A-Fool)
  5. "Nunbout" (feat. Cooley) (prod. Zaytoven)
  6. "Swap It Out" (prod. Zaytoven)
  7. "Jordan Diddy Interlude"
  8. "Jordan Diddy" (feat. Gucci Mane) (prod. Sonny Digital)
  9. "Blow" (feat. Ludacris and Rocko) (prod. DJ Spinz)
  10. "Deeper Than The Ocean" (prod. Will-A-Fool)
  11. "My Ho 2" (prod. K.E. On The Track)
  12. "Best 2 Shine" (prod. Will-A-Fool)
  13. "Never Seen Those Skit"
  14. "Never Seen These" (prod. Will-A-Fool)
  15. "Shopping Spree" (prod. K.E. On The Track)
  16. "Transform" (prod. Zaytoven)
  17. "Rider" (feat. Tasha Catour) (prod. Looney Tunez)
  18. "Spaz On Yall" (prod. Jon Boy)
  19. "Abu Outro Astronaut Status"
  20. "Itchin'" (prod. Mike WiLL Made It)
  21. "No Matter What" (prod. K.E. On The Track)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Future - Astronaut Status [Mixtape] - Hosted by DJ Esco, DJ Scream, DJ X-Rated". Livemixtapes.com. 2012-08-17. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  2. ^ Zeichner, Naomi (January 12, 2012). "Download Future's Astronaut Status Mixtape". The Fader. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Astronaut Status - Future : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  4. ^ Sargent, Jordan (January 20, 2012). "Future: 'Astronaut Status' album review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ Fleischer, Adam (January 18, 2012). "Reviews: Future, 'Astronaut Status'". XXL. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ Breihan, Tom (December 21, 2012). "Stereogum’s Top 40 Rap Albums Of 2012". Stereogum. Retrieved September 21, 2013.