UPDATE: In other RIAA-certified awards news, J. Cole’s manager Ibrahim posted to Instagram that 2014 Forest Hills Drive has officially gone double platinum a year and a half after its release. Insert “Cole went double platinum without features” joke here.
Whether you like him or not, Future’s one of the hottest rappers in the game right now. He’s gotten props from the likes of Drake and even old-school luminaries like Black Thought and Nas. His massive popularity hasn’t translated to a platinum solo record…until now.
The RIAA made it clear in a monthly certifications earlier today (June 8) that Future’s DS2 from last year has finally crossed over the million mark. Along with the 56 Nights cut “March Madness” going gold, Hendrix has got to be feeling good right about now. He’s showing that he has that J. Cole staying power that people doubted before DS2 even went gold last year.
Future isn’t the only person with plaques coming their way this month. Singles from Desiigner (“Panda.” what else?), Cole (“No Role Modelz”), and Yo Gotti (“Down In The DM”) all went platinum, while albums from Kevin Gates (Islah), Meek Mill (Dreams And Nightmares) , Gucci Mane (The State vs. Radric Davis), and Beyonce (Lemonade) all went gold and platinum, respectively. Whether that’s off streaming, pure sales, or both, everyone’s happy right now.