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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: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. 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
  2. Jul 23, 2015
    10
    Everything you want from a Future album, done properly. Took his recent mixtapes and built upon them while still staying in the lane that hisEverything you want from a Future album, done properly. Took his recent mixtapes and built upon them while still staying in the lane that his fans know and love. The people rating this a 0 are not fans of this type of music and thus are not giving this LP a proper review, as they are judging it from their narrow perspective of what they believe music should be. 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. Jul 25, 2015
    8
    Future's DS2 is a great album, and his first one at that. The first noticeable improvement over his previous two projects, Pluto and Honest,Future's DS2 is a great album, and his first one at that. The first noticeable improvement over his previous two projects, Pluto and Honest, is that it is more consistent. No song is above an 8.5/10, but fortunately, no song is below 7/10 either, whereas Honest had Future's best track to this date ("Move That Dope") and his worst ("I Be U") and Pluto had some outright weak tracks. This is what prevented Pluto and Honest from being great. No matter how impressive DS2's consistency was, my favorite thing about DS2 is its production. Though DS2 "bangs" like nearly all other trap albums, the production here is definitely more experimental than that of Pluto and Honest and most other trap albums. Though I didn't love a few of the tracks' production nearly as much as the others, for the most part it has the most impressive production on a trap album I've heard in a while. Though each song might sound relatively similar with its heavy basslines, rattling hi-hats and sharp snare drum hits (which is what you would expect from a trap artist) what sets each track apart is its instrumentation. "Thought It Was a Drought" is based off of an electric guitar and glockenspiel loop, "I Serve the Base" is based off of a video game-esque vibrato bassline, "Where Ya At" contains an echoing banjo riff, "Slave Master" being arguably the most cinematic song of the album, with its looped strings, "Rich $ex" containing breathy vocals and "Blood on the Money" reminiscent of a synth-string and reverbed piano ballad of the 1980s. Even lyrically, Future has improved. If Pluto was a full display of Future's prowess as an astronaut, it can be divided into two sections, Honest, his emotional side and DS2, the side of him that never wants to stop taking drugs. Along with the improved druggy aesthetic that DS2 brings to the table reminiscent of Live.Love.A$AP by A$AP Rocky, his rhymes and subject matter have seriously improved. Though he still isn't mindblowing lyrically, he definitely has improved since Pluto and Honest. Also, DS2 is the most original Future project to date: though some of the trap instrumentals and lyrics are similar to what other rappers are doing today, Future brings a druggy aesthetic to the table with experimental instrumentation that I haven't seen since Live.Love.A$AP. Overall, this is a must-listen for all fans of Future, and trap in general. Grade: B+. Highlights: "Thought It Was a Drought", "Where Ya At", "Groupies", "Rotation", "Blood on the Money". Worst song: "Freak Hoe" Expand
  5. Aug 6, 2015
    7
    dope album but 56 nights better. Commas is good, thought it was a drought, serve the base, one of the sizable amount of dope joints on here.dope album but 56 nights better. Commas is good, thought it was a drought, serve the base, one of the sizable amount of dope joints on here. some are A bit monotonous for my liking. and yes bark, I'm from rap genius Expand
  6. Feb 23, 2017
    7
    It's not a bad album. I hated Honest, I'm just being honest. The highest rated piece of trash I have heard (aside from Move That Dope beingIt's not a bad album. I hated Honest, I'm just being honest. The highest rated piece of trash I have heard (aside from Move That Dope being bump worthy) goes to that album for sure. I never understood his reason of using auto-tune as an emotional factor.......that is, until I heard this album. The atmospheric, druggy aesthetic is one of the most unique things I have heard on any hip hop album. The album has a subtle narrative too. Future takes drugs and takes us to a world only druggies know, with music, until the last track (Blood On The Money), where he narrates his painful story of his own drug abuse since he was a young kid, and that he's still addicted to it. This album made me more interested in Future's songs, and made me enter his 3 stellar mixtapes (Monster, Beast Mode, and 56 Nights). I love the cohesiveness of the album. However, the weakness is its strength too. The songs are so cohesive, they sometimes sound the same (Rotation and Slave Master for example). However, many of his songs were enjoyable too. The songs sounded unique but they have commercial appeal too. The subtle narrative is manic, and some of the beats hit harder than a wrestler's punch. The bonus tracks are pretty gritty too. If you want lyrics, just don't listen to this album, it's for the sound, not the songwriting.
    Fav Tracks: I Serve The Base, Lil One, Groupies, Blood On The Money (best track), Thought It Was A Drought, The Percocet and Stripper Joint, **** Up Some Commas
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  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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