The Break Presents: YFN Lucci
Atlanta native YFN Lucci wants to leave an indelible mark in the rap game that will still be talked about 10 years from now. Lucci—who's a part of Think It's A Game Entertainment's roster alongside Rich Homie Quan and Trinidad James—dropped his EP Wish Me Well on iTunes in June and received a co-sign from Yo Gotti on the remix to his record "I Wonder Why." Although Lucci hails from the ATL, his influences spread across the map from the east coast to the west coast and those in between. Be on the look out for this Atlanta rapper with a unique sound and clever wordplay.—Aleia Woods
Name: YFN Lucci
I grew up listening to: 2Pac, [Lil] Wayne, Jay Z, Dipset, Ja Rule, The Hot Boys, T.I. and Jeezy.
Most people don't know: That I'm real passionate about my music. I don't just be rapping. I be really tryna make real things about my life, so folks can really get to know me. You know what I'm saying? I just like telling the story, so folks can relate to it.
My style has been compared to: I kinda have my own style.
My standout records and moments to date have been: I would say "I Wonder Why." Yeah, I would say, "I Wonder Why." ‘Cause when it dropped, it caught so many people's attention. It was like, I don't know, bigger than I thought it was. It just picked up so fast. You get what I'm saying? It spread so fast. That's kinda why I say "I Wonder Why," ‘cause it spread so fast.
My goal in Hip-Hop is: I'm really tryna do the same thing as Jay Z or Wayne did. Really Jay Z though, 'cause you know, Jay Z built the real empire.
I'm gonna be the next: Big superstar from Atlanta, Ga., but I'm gonna be the next big superstar period. You get what I'm saying? I'mma be the next big artist in the rap game. Ten years from now, they're still gonna be talking about YFN Lucci.
Standout: "I Wonder Why" featuring Yo Gotti
"Know No Better"
"Patience" feat. Bigga Rankin