Future's origins reach back to Outkast's Dungeon Family crew, but the Atlanta rapper trades in most of DF's Southern soul for the instant-gratification club fuel that ends up sounding like a Young Jeezy/Big Sean SlurpeeĀ®. If it seems disposable, there's a good possibility it's a purposeful move. He's been known to guzzle codeine and pull off mush-mouthed Scarface impressions ("Tony Montana"), do obvious mock-reprises of Kanye West songs partially in Jamaican patois ("Turn On the Lights"), and so on, which leads one to believe that it's all in good fun. None of this means that his music is any good, but if you don't think too hard about it, you might fuck around and have a good time. TODD HAMM

Sat., Dec. 8, 7 p.m., 2012

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