July 22, rapper Future hit New York City's Highline Ballroom as his third stop on his four major city tour to celebrate the release of his latest album, DS2. After the location and time for the free pop-up concert was announced, early Wednesday morning, a sea of people rushed over to West 16th to lock in their spot for the private show and with the help of Mike Will Made It and DJ Esco, the night remained an unforgettable one.
Around 1 p.m., tickets and wristbands were sold out, but that didn't stop unlucky die-hard fans without tickets from lining up around the corner, hoping to get some sort of miracle to enter the venue when doors opened at 9 p.m.
As a heavy police presence maintained the rowdy crowd that smelled like a mix of marijuana and other unflattering odors, cars began pulling up, playing singles to keep up momentum high as some other folks walked by, taunting his loyal fans.
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One fan yelled "Futurehive," which has been the ongoing joke on social media playing off of Beyoncé's "Beyhive" stans, after a lot of the rapper's male followers lost their minds filling up Instagram with hilarious Future memes when he released the long-awaited album one week after announcing its release. As a black Mercedes-Benz Sprinter pulled up to the barricades around 10 p.m., fans pulled out their cameras screaming his name, hoping to catch a glimpse of the 31-year-old rap star.
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Once inside, the "F*ck Up Some Commas" rapper jumped on the stage for his energized fans, DJ Esco stood high above him spinning his number one hits as Mike Will Made It stood close by as a spectator and a quiet hype-man in shades. The surreal moment for fans who followed his journey as a mixtape rap star-turned Hip Hop's go to guy for number one hits, they sweated and screamed his newest songs word-word without missing a beat.
Grateful for the show of love, he told fans, "Soon as that DS2 dropped y'all went to the store and got them copies, yall was downloading that sh*t, y'all was streaming that sh*t. Freeband Gang forever, shout out to L.A. Reid and the whole Epic family. We did that sh*t."