(AllHipHop News) Future may have just recently released his second album, Honest, but the Southern crooner has an extensive history. During a recent interview with SPIN, Future speaks on how Ciara helped him get off his addiction to codeine cough syrup, an unreleased collaboration with Andre 3000 from over a decade ago and more.
Yesterday (April 24th), Lil Boosie explained to TMZ how the drink "sizzurp" (also: "lean") led to the deterioration of the health of many Hip Hop artists, including himself. Future opens up about recently ending his addiction to the drink and explains how his soon-to-be wife and mother of his child, Ciara, helped:
I just got into the relationship. It was fresh and I had to think. I was just like, 'You're on that purple drink, how's that gonna look to people?' Like I'm drinking lean and she's this amazing R&B diva. I thought about people saying to her, 'You are a pop star and this dude right here, he's just this n---- drinking lean.' How's that gonna look?
Future's musical beginnings span back to his days as "Meathead" as a member of Outkast-affiliated group The Dungeon Family around 2001. On his album, Future was able to link up with the illusive Andre 3000, but according to his cousin Rico Wade, Future has a collaboration with Andre 3000 that predates the Honest collaboration:
There's a song he made called 'Dandelion' from like 10 years ago that he still hasn't put out. André  rapped on it. I asked him if I could put it out on the Organized Noize compilation, but he wants to save it for one of his tapes. He always wanted to hold music for his albums.
Check out the full SPIN cover story article here.