X – [Lucki Eck$]

Chicago heavyweight, Lucki Eck$, is back again with his latest and long-awaited project, X.  This being Lucki’s 3rd project, X had a lot to live up to.  Much like Bodyhigh, Lucki’s sophomore effort, X has minimal features with only Chance the Rapper and Ransah each adding a verse.  X also features production from Boathouse, Bulletproof Dolphin, and Skywlkr.  Surprisingly, Lucki produced 3 of the 11 tracks on the project, with only Plu2o Nash matching that amount.

On this project we see Lucki embracing himself a bit more.  In the past, Lucki has had some amazing punchlines and tough beats to match; but on this tape Lucki spits a bit more straightforward about what goes on in his life.  This may rub a few loyal listeners the wrong way.  Still Steal is definitely the project’s hit.  The vintage team of Lucki, Ransah, and Plu2o Nash does not disappoint.  The Still Tippin’ sampled track is simply a summer headbanger, with Lucki and Ransah complimenting each other perfectly, as usual.  Finesse II is another personal favorite. Lucki does an excellent job on the sing-song hook that you’ll easily find stuck in your head.  Mac N Cheese is also a must listen – the self produced track is special because he uses a flow I have never heard him use.  Overall, Lucki Eck$ shows flashes of greatness on this project.  He has expanded his music attributes and seems to be growing as an artist. Is his growth in the right direction? Let us know what you think.

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