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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the Atlanta rapper was named after his 2011 mixtape Dirty Sprite and features a guest appearance from Drake.
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Where Ya At
Where your ass was at dog, when niggas wouldn't feed me? Where your ass was at dog, when bitches didn't need me? Where your ass was at dog, when... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Aug 24, 2015
    90
    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.
  2. In place of Pluto and Honest’s love songs are emissions from the depths of Future’s psyche where light is unable to penetrate and whose denizens are twisted and ferocious.
  3. 83
    Smartly abandoning the sappy balladry that alienated many on his debut album, Pluto, and trimming all the excess fat that made Honest, an otherwise solid sophomore effort, feel largely uneven, Future goes for the gut and DS2 can pack a wallop.
  4. Jul 20, 2015
    80
    The majority of these beats hit to hurt, and though the emotional Future that listeners have come to know through past cuts "Throw Away" and "My Savages" has been dialled back, the honesty and vulnerability come through when it counts.
  5. Jul 20, 2015
    80
    Four years after dropping his breakout mixtape, the follow-up is an exultant street album.
  6. Jul 20, 2015
    80
    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.
  7. Jul 22, 2015
    20
    In lieu of artistry or any semblance of lyrical spark, DST offers monotonous production and relentless chanting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Nov 8, 2022
    10
    greatest trap and rap album of all time. every song sounds unique, which is very rare for a trap album
  2. Feb 11, 2016
    10
    Amazing, such a beautifully constructed album. Future be dropping those flames man, the heat is intense within DS2. Although, it is not asAmazing, such a beautifully constructed album. Future be dropping those flames man, the heat is intense within DS2. Although, it is not as good as 56 Nights Expand
  3. Jul 22, 2015
    10
    1. If you're from rap genius you're woat
    2. Future is a genius
    3. DS2 is a great album, where Future goes back to his roots and displays his
    1. If you're from rap genius you're woat
    2. Future is a genius
    3. DS2 is a great album, where Future goes back to his roots and displays his ability with legendary quotables
    4. Metro Boomin is a genius
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  4. Apr 23, 2022
    8
    Few albums manage to evoke such paradoxical feelings in me. There are numerous flaws we could address to 'DS2' as the lack of varietyFew albums manage to evoke such paradoxical feelings in me. There are numerous flaws we could address to 'DS2' as the lack of variety concerning the producers, the lack of versatility in Future's voice or the overall level of lyrics for example.

    But I love it. It makes me remember those 2015 times where (t)rap was a lot about fire bangers. Here Metro Boomin and Zaytoven (to only cite them) made their best to craft several instrumentals based on different tones. And Future showcases his ability to flex on every challenge they offer. He doesn't fear to show his vulnerabilities and he almost never sounds so emotional ever before that. He dares to speak about addictions, emotions and his story even if he obviously he can brag in many other moments too. On 'DS2' beats are vicious, intoxicating and visceral, especially on the second part.

    All tracks seem to participate to create this incredible universe. That's how every mixtape should sound and look like !
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  5. Jul 23, 2015
    7
    Okay Dirty Sprite 2 is a good album, but nothing phenomenal. DS2 is very consistent it opens up with good tracks like Thouht it was a DroughtOkay Dirty Sprite 2 is a good album, but nothing phenomenal. DS2 is very consistent it opens up with good tracks like Thouht it was a Drought to Where Ya at. The album seems to die down a bit, but not too much with tracks like Colossal, Freak Hoe and Stick Talk. DS2 has amazing beats and Future uses them to the fullest, the album is good without features expect Drake who was good. The best tracks are Blood on the Money, Rich $ex, Blow a Bag and Thought It Was a Drought. This is a good Future album though it doesn't have stellar tracks like move that dope or Same damn but this is growth of Future and a Good album. Expand
  6. Jul 28, 2019
    6
    I'm not sure if it's the "borderline classic" that so many fans label it, but it's still a good project. Mostly because of the absolutelyI'm not sure if it's the "borderline classic" that so many fans label it, but it's still a good project. Mostly because of the absolutely absurd production from Metro Boomin. Future's depressed, melancholic vocals around these seemingly hollow themes is pretty intriguing, but there just isn't enough substance for it to be the true trap classic people label it as, unless you grade it on a curve of how most bland most trap music is. Expand
  7. Jul 22, 2015
    0
    Just like every other trap album that there is out there. Pure garbage. I'm going back to listening to legendary albums such as Madvillainy byJust like every other trap album that there is out there. Pure garbage. I'm going back to listening to legendary albums such as Madvillainy by Madvillain and Below the Heavens by Blu and Exile. Expand

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