Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn (born November 20, 1983), known professionally by his stage name Future, is an American hip hop recording artist. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Wilburn first became involved in music as part of the Dungeon Family collective, where he received the nickname "the Future." After amassing a series of mixtapes between 2010 and 2011, Future signed a major-label deal with Epic Records and A1 Recordings, which helped launch Future's own label imprint, Freebandz. He subsequently released his debut album Pluto in April 2012 to positive reviews. His second album Honest was released in April 2014, where it surpassed his debut on the album charts.