Astronaut Status

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Astronaut Status
Future - Astronaut Status.jpg
Mixtape by Future
Released January 12, 2012
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop, trap
Length 62:21
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]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Abu Intro (Turn Up)"     0:33
2. "Future Back"   Will-A-Fool 2:29
3. "Space Cadets"   Zaytoven 2:49
4. "Birds Take a Bath" (featuring Young Jeezy & Young Scooter) Will-A-Fool 4:25
5. "Nunbout" (featuring Cooley) Zaytoven 4:21
6. "Swap It Out"   DJ Plugg 3:02
7. "Jordan Diddy" (Interlude)   0:19
8. "Jordan Diddy" (featuring Gucci Mane) Sonny Digital 4:00
9. "Blow" (featuring Ludacris & Rocko) DJ Spinz 4:14
10. "Deeper Than the Ocean"   Will-A-Fool 3:37
11. "My Ho 2"   K.E. on the Track 3:33
12. "Best 2 Shine"   DJ Plugg 4:04
13. "Never Seen Those" (Skit)   0:25
14. "Never Seen Those"   Will-A-Fool 2:54
15. "Shopping Spree"   K.E. on the Track 2:58
16. "Transform"   Zaytoven 3:36
17. "Rider" (featuring Tasha Catour) Looney Tunez 3:55
18. "Spaz On Y'All"   Jon Boy 4:03
19. "Abu Outro (Astronaut Status)"     0:28
20. "Itchin'" (Bonus Track) Mike WiLL Made-It 2:39
21. "No Matter What" (Bonus Track) K.E. on the Track 3:47
Total length:
62:21

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.