DS2 (abbreviation of Dirty Sprite 2) is the third studio album by American hip hop recording artist Future. The album was released on July 17, 2015 by A1, Freebandz and Epic Records. The album serves as the sequel from his breakout mixtape Dirty Sprite (2011). The album was supported by three singles; "Fuck Up Some Commas", "Where Ya At" featuring Drake and "Stick Talk".
Upon its release, DS2 received generally positive reviews from critics, and was ranked as one of the best albums of 2015 by several publications. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and sold 126,000 copies in its first week. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in February 2016. As of February 2016, the album has sold 344,000 in the United States.
On July 10, 2015, Future posted the artwork and announced his new album, titled DS2, would be released on July 17, 2015. The tracklist of the album was released on July 15, 2015. In an interview with Power 105.1, he explained the official album title was abbreviated to DS2 in order to avoid a lawsuit from Sprite.
The basis for the album's cover art is a stock photo sold through Shutterstock with the title "Color drop in water, photographed in motion. Ink swirling in water. Cloud of silky ink in water isolated on white background. Colorful ink in water, ink drop." The image was created by Sanja Tošić, an artist based in Slovenia. Although she did not know who Future was until The Fader contacted her to ask about the album art, Tošić said that she is now a fan.
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