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Sada Baby Already Owns 2020

Within the music industry, New Year's Day does not matter. It's a writeoff. The entire music business -- labels, publicists, writers like me -- has…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2020 - 11:37 am

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Don’t Take Gucci Mane For Granted

Gucci Mane didn't name himself after a clothing designer. He named himself after his father. Ralph Dudley, a former serviceman turned drug dealer who wasn't…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2019 - 12:11 pm

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Underground Rap Will Never Die

We're entering a strange new period where there's no meaningful distinction between rap's underground and its mainstream. A regional scene can catch fire out of…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2019 - 1:09 pm

More Lucki stories

Stream Lucki’s New Album Almost There

The Chicago rapper Lucki (formerly Lucki Eck$) is a man who operates within his own lane. Lucki raps in a sort of cracked mutter, talking…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2020 - 2:06 pm

Stream Lucki’s New Album Days B4 III

So Jesus Is King is finally out. Holy shit. It happened. But Kanye West is not the only depressive, erratic Chicago rapper with a new…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2019 - 12:18 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Underground Rap Will Never Die

We're entering a strange new period where there's no meaningful distinction between rap's underground and its mainstream. A regional scene can catch fire out of…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2019 - 1:09 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Lucki’s Depressive Drug-Rap Can Punch You In The Soul

There's an old joke about a lost-dog poster: "LOST: Male dog. One eye. Mangled ear. Paralyzed hind leg. Crooked tail. Answers to the name 'Lucky.'"
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2019 - 10:47 am

Stream Lucki’s New Mixtape Freewave 3

For years now, the 22-year-old Chicago rapper Lucki has been honing his own distinct style, rapping in a thoughtful and inward-directed mumble about serious internal…
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2019 - 11:28 am