Marathon Music Works



Rico Love, Que

Mon, June 16, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Marathon Music Works

Nashville, TN

$25 GA ADV/$40 VIP ADV/$35 GA DOS/$50 VIP DOS

Off Sale

This event is 18 and over

Minors are welcome but must meet these requirements:
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2. The minor's legal guardian must attend & accompany the minor at all times.
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Please call 615-891-1781 with any questions
Absolutely no refunds - no exceptions. Lineups and times are subject to change.
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The man born Navyvadius Cash is ready to dominate the charts as the 25 year-old Atlanta native's classic mixtapes have put the streets and clubs in his clutches with his first single "Tony Montana."

"I'm just coming out, but if you go anywhere in the south," says Future, "I get that love and respect like I have a catalog of LPs under my belt. My mixtapes have had a definitive impact which is amazing and humbling at the same time. Now my music is spreading all over the world. I'm ready to deliver universal hits."

With his newly signed record deal courtesy of Epic Records and his connection to Atlanta's famed Dungeon Family, Future's career is finally off the launching pad. His first single's bubbling success comes from a mixture of the hypnotic track, Future's signature melodic flow, unforgettable chorus, and features international superstar Drake.

"When I was making 'Tony Montana,' it was so far fetched for me to get Drake on the record. They called me and said 'Drake wants to get on Tony.' We had a long conversation. I sent it to him and he sent it back the same night. 'Tony Montana' is the 'Scarface' movie on wax," explains Future.

Future's career started to take shape seven years ago when he hooked up with his cousin Rico Wade, trailblazing producer and founder of the pioneering collective of hip-hop legends, The Dungeon Family. "I learned so much from him," Future says of Wade, producer of such seminal acts as OutKast, TLC, and Goodie Mob. "He's so much of a leader. I picked up from his leadership. In order to be a leader, you have to start your own movement."

For months, Rico would help to cultivate Future's skills and within a year's time, Wade's Organized Noize production camp had a recording contract for the young gun through Dream Works Records, which was sold and eventually folded. The setback didn't discourage the upstart rapper.

Meanwhile, Future started earning a living in the music business by staying behind the scenes writing hooks, verses, and even entire songs for artists ranging from unknowns to Grammy Award winners. "Ludacris was one of the first artists to actually pay attention to one of my hooks. He heard a hook and I gave it to him. He used if for 'Blueberry Yum Yum' off of his Red Light District. Then I started helping Rico on various projects. I was getting money like that. I definitely have to say the Dungeon is where I studied songwriting," Future described. I was around writers like Sleepy Brown and Marquez Etheridge who wrote 'Waterfalls' for TLC and 'Blackberry Molasses' for Mista. My cousin had talented artists from all over the world in the Dungeon."

Future's fame as a songwriter finally broke through to the mainstream when he penned most of YC's Braggadocios BET Hip-Hop Award nominated blockbuster "Racks featuring Future." The chorus, "I got racks on racks on racks..." became an instant smash in the clubs, on the radio, and was adored by everyone from fans to major artists such as Lil Wayne. "Racks" bubbled in the underground circuit of the south for six months before popping into mainstream this summer. In the meantime, Future started capitalizing on his buzz by putting together immaculate mixtapes such as Dirty Sprite. Songs such as "Tony Montana" would solidify him as the leader of the new wave of Atlanta bred superstars.

As determined as Future is now to become a music superstar, he almost got in the way of fulfilling his own dreams. "When I was around 14 or 15, I got into the streets heavy and I got shot in my right hand. When I got shot, I stopped playing basketball and went harder hustling. My mother hated it. Whatever she wanted me to do, I did the opposite. From the time I was 17 until I was 24, I didn't talk to my mother because she didn't like what I was doing. I let the streets raise me." It wasn't until less than a year ago that he decided to give up hustling in the streets and solely focus on music. "I didn't know sacrifice and patience," he admits. "When I learned that, I started seeing rap pay off. I had to give the streets up to really make my way into music."

As much as he was allured by the streets, Future, as an adolescent was also attracted to school. "Words always intrigued me," Future explained. "When I went to school, I would read Shakespeare and just fell in love with how he mixed his words. I started playing around and writing poems, reading poems... then I started listening to Too Short... I learned all his songs."

In late 2010, Future went through a life change and made songs incessantly. "I stayed in the studio everyday," he says. "There are days I went to the studio broke, but I said I'm not going to miss one day in the studio. The day I miss could be the day God decided to bless me. It wasn't easy. By far the hardest thing I had to do in life was change, but it was by far the best move."

Earlier this summer, Future inked a deal with L.A. Reid at Epic Records. The MC says it felt like destiny because Reid had also signed Organized Noize 20 years ago. Future already has his first two projects lined up: an EP this fall and a full length LP early next year.

"My EP is called Watch This and the meaning is basically, 'watch what's about to happen with my career,'" he revealed. "The full album is titled Pluto. Pluto is bridging the gap from where I started to now. I make 'astronaut music.' I make music on the highest level. When you listen to Pluto, you'll understand. I'm outta here! The music is more melodic on the album. It's feel good music straight from the soul. It's music with no boundaries."
Rico Love
Rico Love
Known simply as Que, there is nothing basic about him. Although he began rhyming just a few short years ago, it seems as if 2013 is shaping up to be his breakout year. The Atlanta transplant by way of Kansas City, KS has managed to build a cult-like fan base that includes prominent DJs, Producers and Rappers, as well as the under 30 crowd. Que’s name really began buzzing when he, along with his close-knit friend and Grammy Nominated Producer Sonny Digital, dropped the now classic mixtape Forbes Atlanta to favorable reviews. The steadily growing street anthem “Young N*gga” produced by Digital that features Que and Migos, took off and took on a life of its own. The melodic-driven track serves as the perfect backdrop to showcase the 22 year-old’s unique finesse on the mic. Describing his flow as fun yet introspective with crazy metaphors, Que and his crew are on to something with their bourgeoning young movement.
Que grew up in the entertainment industry. His aunt was an executive at LaFace Records in the Artist Development department during its heyday in the late 90’s, which has given the former basketball star a huge advantage. He has successfully mastered the art of packaging his life experiences and lifestyle into catchy yet relatable music that has resonated with a new generation ranging from hipsters to thugs.
Instead of going the conventional route of servicing “Young N*gga,” Que and his team chose the old-school grassroots method of marketing. They started from ground zero hitting up every single club and shaking hands with each DJ, building the Forbes brand from the bottom up. It’s that hands-on approach that has opened up a floodgate of artistic opportunities for Que.
In between his hectic travel and work schedule, Que has found the time to add to his budding resume. Those accomplishments include an upcoming EP ¿Qué Fresco? with fellow wordsmith Mike Fresh, writing credits for Ludacris on his upcoming album Ludaversal (“Nine Times Outta Ten” produced by Metro Boomin), collaborations with French Montana, Juicy J, Ali of Travis Porter and Atlanta MC Tracy T.
Que and Digital are planning to add another collective hit under their designer belts with the single “Swaray” from the Forbes Atlanta disc, which features the duo rapping together.
Hard work is key when it comes to bringing one’s dreams into reality and Que is the poster child for perseverance. Some may call it beginners luck but when you possess the heart, skill and faith that Que has, luck is just another term for preparation that has collided with opportunity.