197 front man, Lucki Eck$, released two quick tracks via soundcloud this past week. The first track, free wave free style, is definitely a banger. The production on this track, handled by Big Shep, is built around a well known Juicy J sample with hard hitting 808’s and snares to match. Lucki goes crazy, reminiscent of his older raps, but here he has a better flow and you can tell he had fun making the track. The second song he released, backhome freestyle, is a bit more felt. Though Lucki spits about experiences with iffy women, strained relationships with family, and general uncertainty, he maintains his grit through the rasp in his voice and tough delivery.Production on this cut is very crisp and compliments Lucki’s grit.
This sound is very developed at this point. With Lucki’s last mixtape, X, I was left wondering which direction he was going in because of the range of the tape. Lucki’s singles fared very well, but the project itself felt abstract in comparison to his past projects. But free wave shows that Lucki has been working and is ready to have his breakout project. I’m looking forward to his next move, but for now bump these new sounds and let LL know what you think.
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