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Lvcky Is On The Rise, With New Visuals On The Way

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21-year-old hip-hop and R&B artist Lvcky has so much to say, and he wants the world to tune in for it all. Born and raised in LA’s Crenshaw district, Lvcky, who named himself after the protagonist Ace or “Lucky” in the film Paid In Full, is set on making impactful music that will self-sustain and transcend time, space, and audiences. As the writer of all his own music, the final judge of all his beats, and a veteran piano player, he’s carrying out those visions his way — to bring something new to the table. “What makes me stand out is my sound and beat selection,” he says. “It’s easy to get on any beat and rap, but sometimes artists aren’t really saying anything on their tracks.” 

A self-described melodic rapper, Lvcky started doing music with the piano at just 11 years old. He quickly learned notes and scales, and began writing music at 16. But while he certainly started immersing himself in his craft early, it took time before the independent artist started seeing music as a potential career. “I never knew I would take it seriously because of how short the chances of making it in the industry are,” he reflects. “I just kept pushing forward and maintaining.” He was 18 when he decided to take that leap, and it’s only been up from there. In 2016, he recorded his first song, “No Regrets”, at his first-ever studio session. “On Rimpau, which is in the Crenshaw area,” he recalls. 

3 years later and Lvcky now has a growing collection of projects and singles under his belt. He is currently working on visuals for songs he has in his stash. 4Sho Mag had the opportunity to catch up with Lvcky and discuss his career, goals, musical inspirations, upcoming projects, and more. Read the interview below!

What inspired your artist name? Where did you get the name from?

What inspired my artist name was the movie Paid In Full. I got the name “Lvcky” from the main character in the movie. He reminded me of how I hustle, and to always stay down until you come up– you never know when it could be your turn.

Where are you from? Where did you grow up?

I was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in the Crenshaw district.

When did you start doing music? And when did you start taking it seriously? Be as detailed as you’d like.

I started doing music when I played piano at the age of 11. I learned notes, and I started writing music at 16. I never knew I would take it seriously because of how short the chances of making it in the industry are. I just kept pushing forward and maintaining. I started taking it serious at 18.

Why music? 

I chose music because it’s a way I can express myself. Sometimes it’s hard for people to let out what they’re thinking or going through. It’s easy for me to do that when I’m in the booth.

Who/what inspires your sound/music?

I can say J. Cole, Meek Mill, and Drake inspire my sound. I look up to those 3 as they all have different styles of rapping. Knowing I can do all 3 is what separates me from the rest.

Have you been compared to other artists? If so, who?

I’ve been compared to Drake most of the time because of the flow, and how old Drake used to flow effortlessly.

Who is your motivation and why? 

My motivations are my mom, my dad, and my grandma. My mom always kept me straight wherever and whenever. Same as my dad– never a day I never had anything that I needed or wanted. I seen them work and make a way when there wasn’t. My grandma recently passed away, and ever since, I’ve been looking for hope through my music. Recently I just got it back, so I’m always going to be thinking about her.

Any life-changing stories that impacted your music career? 

Losing my grandma, grandpa, and my 2 uncles had an impact on my music. I stopped making music for some months just to get back to me. It was hard because the deaths were back to back. I’m still slowly recovering from that. 

What are your goals when it comes to your music career? What impact are you looking to make with your music? 

My goals for my music career are to push forward and always keep an image that fits me– never change for anyone and always do solid things. The impact I’m looking to make is to touch people in a way where they can always play my music. I want my music to be everlasting. I want to impact the whole world, and I know it’s possible.

What are you currently working on?

Currently, I’m working on videos and getting visuals out for songs that I have stashed away. 

What message do you want to leave the audience with when reading the article?

I’m 21 years old looking for a breakthrough in the music game, ready to work nonstop to be the best artist out. Stream Lvcky everywhere, and always stay focused and never give up. Keep going, no matter the circumstance. 

You can stream Lvcky’s music on Apple Music, Spotify, and Soundcloud, including his 3 projects “Before It’s Too Late” (2021), “Heavy Heart” (2020), and “The Pack” ft. Jaayy (2020). Look out for his upcoming project and visuals by following him on his Instagram @Lvvckky, Youtube @Lvcky, Twitter @Lvcky, TikTok @lvvckky, and Snapchat @lucky.j1. Stay tuned!

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Adam Ness Impresses With Silky New Single “Houzkatz” Featuring Durand Bernarr

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When it comes to the silky-smooth sounds of Neo Soul, there are no finer artists than Adam Ness. Raised in Detroit but now based in Chicago, he is the epitome of a fully-formed talent who is intricate, refined and simply sublime. He’s back with new music, and this time he delivered “Houzkatz” with talented R&B artist Durand Bernarr. The song is a masterpiece and puts Ness’ talents on full display.

Benefitting from an education in Gospel, the lush sounds that tug at the emotional heart strings gave him the building blocks to pursue a career that is delivering music of the highest quality. Touching people on both a spiritual and musical level, he has uniquely developed a style that sits comfortably alongside artists like Frank Ocean, D’Angelo, Maxwell and the eternally brilliant Erykah Badu.

Lush harmonies, deep grooves, inspirational lyrics and fresh perspectives await the audience as Adam delivers on every single promise he has ever made. Destroying stereotypical storylines with his sumptuous songs, he is building on his first critically acclaimed album released in 2019 titled ‘Sagittarius Volume 1’.

Completing the emotional circle, ‘Sagittarius Volume 2’ is about Adam’s journey through young adulthood and a testament to an artist led by the flames of desire. Meticulously crafted with exquisite touches, the album is a clear example of why he sells out venues in Chicago and beyond.

With nearly a million plays on Spotify alone, audiences are beginning to take serious note of Adam Ness as his music is undeniably spreading the positive message the world needs right now. His humility and burning desire to share a message of love, peace and hope transcends the every day challenges that people endure. There is so much beauty in his work that it is hard to imagine a future without it.

“It’s ok to be yourself and get the things you’re deserving of. Being soft doesn’t diminish your power. It elevates and inspires.”

Be sure to check out “Houzkatz” below.

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New Music : AQ – “Too Comfortable”

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LA native AQ is bringing all the vibes this summer. His newest track, “Too Comfortable” just dropped and is setting the tone for what audiences can expect from him going forward. The song is definitelya vibe and showcases how AQ is taking his talent to new levels as an artist. The new visual takes place on the beach, where AQ is seen catching a vibe and singing to a woman, telling her not to get “Too Comfortable.”

AQ credits growing up in Los Angeles as the reason for making him who he is today. He says that a large part of his storytelling references the experiences he’s had in the city. “I want people to hear the sincerity & passion in the music,” AQ shared during a recent interview. “The way I talk, the slang I use in my songs, the places I reference in the music. When I think of LA as a whole, I’d say I am the city, the city is me. I love Los Angeles, it made me who I am.

The former basketball player-turned-recording artist is on a mission to get to the top with his music, and tells stories through his experiences in Los Angeles to help drive that narrative. “LA plays a major role in the way I make music,” he said.

“The LA dance culture is huge for me, I grew up partying, going to house parties, teen clubs and we would really dance at the events. So the beats I choose definitely have a certain groove to them that I want the listener to be able to dance.”

As seen in recent records such as “Top 10” ft. LA Higgz, AQ is no stranger to the life of the party and wants his music to help people have a good time, whether they’re at a party or vibing and driving down PCH. “Too Comfortable” is just the latest piece of work from the emcee and is just the beginning of what he’s prepared to do

. He still has a main goal of wanting listeners to “feel something” whenever they hear his music, no matter what that feeling may be. He will be releasing his full length project ‘Hollywood Hurts’ on October 8, which will see features from Casey Veggies, J. Star, and WaveMVP. In the meantime, keep up with all things AQ by following him @aquinn_ on Instagram! Check out the video for “Too Comfortable” below.

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John Michael drops debut single “Bad Babe” paired with new visual

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John Michael has unveiled his debut single “Bad Babe” paired with an enticing music video to match. The single provides listeners a feeling of nostalgia, displaying an early 2000s pop feel and a smooth R&B sound that is still modern, connecting both Y2K and today’s generation of music. As John Michael showcases synchronized choreography, sleek vocals, and a romantic storyline, the multi-talented artist from Arkansas has plans to shake the world with this new release.

“The song “Bad Babe” is about when you’re out having fun, and then you meet someone. Then it becomes about just you and them,” expressed John Michael in a recent interview with Remixd Magazine. “Creating the “Bad Babe” song and music video has been one of my proudest moments. From writing, recording, choreography, and all creative aspects, I’ve had my hands in everything. This is my baby.”

Rising artist John Michael has a promising career ahead of him. Once a professional dancer, he has worked in movies, television shows, commercials, award shows, and even tours. With his previous past in the entertainment industry, John Michael has now transitioned to becoming a music artist and doing so effortlessly well.

“Honestly, it’s been a progressive journey,” he said. “The more I grew and worked with different people, the more I realized how much I loved this; and when I wrote and recorded my first song, I was ready to fully dedicate myself.”
The single “Bad Babe” was written by John Michael and Harold Kalibala aka“Eros”, produced by Brandon Miranda, and vocal produced by Mishon Ratliff. The team certainly has a hit on their hands.

“I just want people to kick back, remember great times, create new memories, enjoy the vibe, and have fun.”
With plans for new releases in the future, keep up with John Michael on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.

Be sure to stream “Bad Babe” out now on all platforms, and watch the music video below!

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