Futuristic (rapper)

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Futuristic
Futuristic.jpeg
Futuristic in 2015
Born
Zachary Lewis Beck[1]

(1991-06-02) June 2, 1991 (age 28)
ResidenceTempe, Arizona, U.S.[2]
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2010–present
Musical career
GenresHip hop
LabelsSheeesh World
Associated acts
Websiteonlyfuturistic.com

Zachary Lewis Beck (born June 2, 1991),[3] better known by his stage name Futuristic, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He was born in Bloomington, Illinois and currently resides in Tempe, Arizona.[4][5] Futuristic gained recognition after the release of his album The Rise along with his single "The Greatest" in 2015.[6][7]

Early life[edit]

Zachary Lewis Beck was born in Bloomington, Illinois on June 2, 1991.[3] Being one of eight kids, Beck started rapping when he was in the first grade with his brothers in a talent show. When he was in fifth grade, his parents separated. He moved with his mom to Danville, Illinois. Later, he moved to Tempe, Arizona and went to McClintock High School.[8][9] Beck struggled through depression when his grandmother died, and he used music in order to develop himself.

Career[edit]

On February 6, 2012, Futuristic released his debut album Dream Big.[10] On February 12, 2013, Futuristic premiered his second studio album titled Chasing Down A Dream.[11] He then followed that up with Traveling Local on June 9, 2014.[12] His next project called The Rise was released on May 12, 2015.[13] "The Rise" went on to peak at number 139 on the Billboard 200 chart.[14] He then went on to release a collaborative album with Devvon Terrell called Coast 2 Coast on December 25, 2015. The album peaked at number 82 on the Billboard 200.[14] His next project called As Seen on the Internet, became available for pre-order for iTunes and Google Play on August 16, 2016, and was released on August 26, 2016.[15] The album peaked at number 116 on the Billboard 200.[14] On December 25, 2017, Futuristic released his sixth studio album Blessings.[16]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with date released and peak chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[14]
US R&B/HH
[17]
US Rap
[18]
Dream Big
Chasing Down a Dream
  • Released: February 12, 2013
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Traveling Local
  • Released: June 9, 2014
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, Digital download
The Rise
  • Released: May 12, 2015
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, Digital download
139 13 10
Coast 2 Coast
(with Devvon Terrell)
  • Released: December 25, 2015
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, Digital download
82 12 10
As Seen on the Internet
  • Released: August 26, 2016
  • Label: We're The Future Records
  • Format: CD, Digital download
116 10 8
Blessings
  • Released: December 25, 2017[16]
  • Label: We're The Future Records
  • Format: Digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

EPs[edit]

Title EP details
T.G.I.F[19]
  • Released: September 6, 2013
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
What More Could You Ask for?[20]
  • Released: November 24, 2017
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Songs About Girls[21]
  • Released: February 14, 2018
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

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List of singles as lead artist, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Don't Mind If I Do"
(featuring Dizzy Wright and Jarren Benton)
2012 Chasing Down A Dream
"I Guess I'll Smoke"
(featuring Dizzy Wright and Layzie Bone)
2014 Traveling Local
"Dirty Chucks"
"In the Zone"[22]
(featuring Collins, J Rob the Chief and Devvon Terrell)
"No Way"[23] The Rise
"The Greatest"[24] 2015
"I Can't Lose"[25] Non-album singles
"Wassup"[26]
(featuring Beez)
2016
"Back Then"[27]
"All I Do Is Rap"[28]
"Wave"[29] 2017 Songs About Girls
"Epiphany"[30]
(featuring NF)
Blessings
"Happy Dance"[31] Non-album singles
"Everyday Is My Birthday"[32]
"Real You"[33]
"Somewhere in the Middle"[34]
"Get It Together"[35] Blessings
"Forget That's It Over"[36] Songs About Girls
"What More Could You Ask for?"[20] What More Could You Ask for?
"Talk"[37]
(featuring Tech N9ne and Devvon Terrell)
Blessings
"Nobody Else"[38] 2018 non-album singles
"Goals"[39]
"Take a Ride"[40]
"Lil Bit"[41]
"All Barz"[42]
"That's That"[43] 2019
"Main Homie"[44]
"Feel Me"[45]
"Hibachi"[46]
"Fire"[47]
"Somethin Real"[48]
(featuring Kira Kosarin and Sik World)
"Don’t Nobody Have to Know"[49]
"Nu Nu"[50]
"Top 10"[51]
(with Gianni & Kyle)

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as a featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[52]
CAN
[53]
"Hold Each Other"
(A Great Big World featuring Futuristic)
2015 99 69 When the Morning Comes
"How Are You?"[54]
(Marquel Deljuan featuring Futuristic)
2018 non-album singles
"My Own Zone"[55]
(Tech N9ne featuring Futuristic and Dizzy Wright)
"No Respect"
(Dax feat. Futuristic)
It's Different Now

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moving at the Speed of Futuristic: Tempe Rapper Makes Moves to Go National". Phoenix New Times.
  2. ^ "Futuristic".
  3. ^ a b "Chatting with Futuristic". LAHWF. YouTube. May 31, 2017. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "Rapper Futuristic Finds Success With A D.I.Y. Approach To The Music Business". Forbes.
  5. ^ "The Break Presents: Futuristic". XXL Mag.
  6. ^ "Futuristic - Biography - Billboard". Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "Futuristic Shares Lessons From Touring With Krizz Kaliko & Dizzy Wright". HipHopDX.
  8. ^ "Futuristic interviews on 'Traveling Local' and his grind to the top". AXS.
  9. ^ "5 Reasons You Need To Check Out Rapper "Futuristic"". Moviepilot.
  10. ^ "Dream Big - Futuristic - Bandcamp". Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  11. ^ "Chasing Down a Dream by Futuristic on Apple Music". Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  12. ^ "Traveling Local by Futuristic on Apple Music". Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  13. ^ "The Rise by Futuristic on Apple Music". Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  14. ^ a b c d "Futuristic - Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  15. ^ "As Seen on the Internet by Futuristic on Apple Music". Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  16. ^ a b "Blessings by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  17. ^ "Futuristic - Chart History: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  18. ^ "Futuristic - Chart History: Top Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  19. ^ "T.G.I.F. by Futuristic on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  20. ^ a b "What More Could You Ask for? by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  21. ^ "Songs About Girls by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  22. ^ "In the Zone (feat. Collins, J Rob the Chief & Devvon Terrell) - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music".
  23. ^ "No Way - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  24. ^ "The Greatest - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  25. ^ "I Can't Lose - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  26. ^ "Wassup (feat. Beez) - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  27. ^ "Back Then - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music".
  28. ^ "All I Do Is Rap - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  29. ^ "Wave - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  30. ^ "Epiphany (feat. NF) - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  31. ^ "Happy Dance - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  32. ^ "Everyday Is My Birthday - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
  33. ^ "Real You - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  34. ^ "Somewhere in the Middle - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  35. ^ "Get It Together - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  36. ^ "Forget That's It Over - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  37. ^ "Talk (feat. Tech N9ne & Devvon Terrell) - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  38. ^ "Nobody Else - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  39. ^ "Goals - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  40. ^ "Take a Ride - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  41. ^ "Lil Bit - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  42. ^ "All Barz - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  43. ^ "That's That - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  44. ^ "Main Homie - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  45. ^ "Feel Me - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  46. ^ "Hibachi - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  47. ^ "Fire - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  48. ^ "Somethin Real (feat. Kira Kosarin & Sik World) - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  49. ^ "Don't Nobody Have to Know - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  50. ^ "Nu Nu - Single by FUTURISTIC on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  51. ^ "Top 10 - Single by FUTURISTIC & gianni & kyle on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  52. ^ "Futuristic – Chart History: Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  53. ^ "Futuristic – Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  54. ^ "How Are You? (feat. FUTURISTIC) - Single by Marquel Deljuan on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  55. ^ "My Own Zone (feat. FUTURISTIC & Dizzy Wright) - Single by Tech N9ne on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved October 7, 2018.

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