Standing at the very point where pop and indie rap meet, Futuristic busted out of Tempe, Arizona via social media, touring, and other ways of connecting with fans.

The rapper and producer made his debut in 2013 with the album Chasing Down a Dream, then a year later he returned with Traveling Local. A tour supporting the album and a growing social media presence meant Futuristic had earned a loyal, grassroots, and Tech N9ne-like following. The fan base was large enough that his 2015 album The Rise cracked the Billboard 200 albums chart. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi