Future - DS2
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2015 Ratings: #142 / 742
Year End Rank: #17
User Score
Based on 205 ratings
2015 Ratings: #299
July 17, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Freebandz, Epic / Label
Hip Hop, Trap Rap / Genres
freebandz.com / Website
Your Review


Tiny Mix Tapes

DS2 finds a hellish, motivating power by articulating how it’s possible to have the best time of your life during the worst time of your life. And it all sounds so good.

The Line of Best Fit

DS2 is a uniformly awesome album, remarkable for the singularity of its vision, and it comes at absolutely the right time, when all eyes are on Future.

This is music for nihilists, for the reckless, for those who embrace darkness because they don’t see another option.
Consequence of Sound

DS2 is his strongest campaign yet, and it’s the first time a new Future album has met all expectations.

Pretty Much Amazing

You may have thought Future’s d-boy lyrics and machismo would get boring after three albums but they’ve been dialed all the way up to eleven on DS2, which makes for a thrilling listen from start to finish.


Reckless and tormented, his latest album doubles down on the darker side of his sound, and his life's personal costs. Call it More Honest Than Honest.


In reaching the summit of the most successful period of Future's career, DS2 is a satisfying climax to the three-peat of tapes that took the rap world by storm in a span of six months.


With the release of the album DS2 -- Dirty Sprite 2, named after his hit mixtape -- he becomes a hip-hop version of Lee "Scratch" Perry, a strange and yet in command figure standing at the center of a slick, inventive swirl of music.

It’s brutally beautiful. It’s unrelentingly hard. It’s his best work in years.
The 405

DS2 just happens to be the soundtrack for the current manifesto - a modern testament to the scumbags, addicts, street bureaucrats, rap fans and nightlife culture. Because we’re all just as flawed.


Dirty Sprite 2 is a tremendous compendium of everything you want from a Future album in 2015.

In a weird twist of irony, Future’s regression from star-to-be to savage has made him bigger and better than he’s ever been.
On this 18-track affair, the Future who first rapped his love for codeine on the “Lemonade”-esque piano notes of “Dirty Sprite” has reemerged with a new technical flair. No Man’s Land is wrong. This minimal paradise is all Future’s.
Indeed, his modus operandi is the one thing that he makes fully clear in this foggy, glorious mess of an album.

DS2 is a heavy dose of medication as entertainment, and it's not for those with a low tolerance.

Rolling Stone

It has little of the far-reaching ambition of Honest, but what it lacks in bold strokes, it more than makes up for in consistency.

NOW Magazine

In lieu of artistry or any semblance of lyrical spark, DS2 offers monotonous production and relentless chanting that might appeal to someone too fucked up to skip to the next track.

May 29, 2017*
FAVORITE TRACKS: The Percocet & Stripper Joint, Stick Talk, Fuck Up Some Commas, Kno the Meaning, Blood On the Money, Trap Niggas.

LEAST FAVORITE: Rich $ex, Freak Hoe
Jul 27, 2015
When I hit play for the first time on “Dirty Sprite 2” I hated Trap Music and I hated Future so to come out of listening to “DS 2” a fan of Future, I can say without a doubt in my mind that Future has finally found his sound.
Jul 16, 2015
Future's best album, hands down. He's provided a more hit-oriented collection than the immaculate 56 Nights and Monster; but, as far as Future's for-sale work goes, surprisingly its all the highest-quality work he's given us.

Thought it was A Drought, Blood on the Money, Slave Master, & Stick Talk are key tracks
Oct 4, 2015
Future has honestly been one of my least favourite rappers of recent. To me, his rapping is sloppy and unlikeable and the beats are just average at best to me. I gotta say that he's surprised me on here though. The sloppiness of his voice works quite well with the druggy production. Sure, some of the main gripes I have with this guy still carries on to here, but I'm pretty impressed with how he's able to put together something pretty mature and cohesive.

Favourite tracks: Groupies, Rich $ex, ... read more
Aug 29, 2015
Every classic album that was ever made has a common thread: they all create different worlds, separate from reality. Although DS2 isn't QUITE a classic, displaying Future's alternate universe (one he emphasizes that he can't escape) is what the album does best. DS2 could benefit from less repetitive hooks but the beat selection is great and Future's grade as a lyricist has definitely risen in comparison to past works.
Track List
  1. Thought It Was a Drought
  2. I Serve the Base
  3. Where Ya At (feat. Drake)
  4. Groupies
  5. Lil One
  6. Stick Talk
  7. Freak Hoe
  8. Rotation
  9. Slave Master
  10. Blow a Bag
  11. Colossal
  12. Rich $ex
  13. Blood On the Money
  14. Trap Niggas
  15. The Percocet & Stripper Joint
  16. Real Sisters
  17. Kno the Meaning
  18. Fuck Up Some Commas

Added on: July 11, 2015