From the moment he stepped onto the scene in 2010, Future captivated Atlanta with his seemingly unlimited supply of charismatic street and strip club anthems. In retrospect, his ascent seems preordained, but at the outset of his career, he was just another young rapper trying to make a name for himself in the crowded and fickle hip hop universe.

This list revisits Future's earliest mixtapes -- 1000, Dirty Sprite, True Story, & Streetz Calling -- and culminates in his debut album, Pluto. Click through the gallery to relive a time when Future was emerging as a local celebrity in one corner of the country, a time before he held the entire world in the palm of his hand.