YFN Lucci

YFN Lucci

Rayshawn Lamar Bennett (born February 16, 1991), better known by his stage name YFN Lucci, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. In 2014, he signed a record deal with Think It’s A Game Entertainment and released his debut mixtape, Wish Me Well. In 2016, he released his second mixtape, Wish Me Well 2, which charted on Billboard 200. The mixtape's single "Key to the Streets", peaked at number 70 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Early life[edit]

Rashawn Bennett was born on February 16, 1991, in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents were immigrants from Jamaica. He grew up listening to artists such as Tupac Shakur, Lil Wayne, Jay Z, The Diplomats, Ja Rule, Hot Boys, T.I., Young Jeezy and Fabolous.[1][2] He discovered his own musical talent at age 16 and was encouraged to take it seriously by rapper Johnny Cinco.[2] Lucci's older brother is also a rapper, who goes by the name K.[2]

Career[edit]

2014–16: Beginnings and breakthrough[edit]

In December 2014, Lucci signed a record deal with Think It’s A Game Entertainment and released his debut mixtape, Wish Me Well.[3][4] In February 2016, he released the Wish Me Well 2 mixtape, which peaked at number 183 on the US Billboard 200 chart.[5][6] The mixtape's hit single "Key to the Streets" featuring Migos and Trouble, peaked at number 70 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[7] The official remix version of the song featured 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne and Quavo.[8] "Key to the Streets" was included on XXL magazine's 50 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2016 list and Vibe magazine's The 60 Best Songs Of 2016 list.[9][10]

In September 2016, Lucci alongside with Migos, 21 Savage, Kap G, Young Dolph and Zaytoven was featured on the cover of Rolling Out magazine's "Hidden Hip-Hop Gems of Summer 16" issue.[11] In October 2016, rapper Meek Mill released the track "You Know" featuring Lucci, which peaked at number nine on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and appeared on Mill's DC4 mixtape.[12] In December 2016, Billboard magazine included Lucci in its 10 Hip-Hop and R&B Artists to Watch In 2017 list.[13]

2017–present: Long Live Nut[edit]

In April 2017, Lucci released his debut extended play, Long Live Nut, featuring guest appearances from Rick Ross, Dreezy, PnB Rock, Lil Durk, Boosie Badazz and YFN Trae Pound.[14] The EP debuted at number 27 on the Billboard 200.[6] The lead single from the project, "Everyday We Lit" featuring PnB Rock, has so far peaked at number 63 on the Billboard Hot 100.[7]

Artistry[edit]

Discussing how he developed his sing-song style in an interview with Noisey, Lucci said; "Growing up, I always had this high-pitched voice. I couldn't ever sing, you smell me, but I had a little high-pitched voice when I talked loud. I used to listen to Ja Rule. I knew how to rap, and I used to write my verses. And if it don't sound right when I rap it, I sing it. And it'd sound better. I used to let all my friends hear it, and they were like, 'I like that.' I just ran with it. If I can't sing it, I rap it."[15]

Personal life[edit]

Lucci has two children, a son and a daughter.[15]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

List of extended plays with selected details
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[6]
US R&B/HH
[16]
US Rap
[17]
Long Live Nut[14]
  • Released: April 3, 2017
  • Label: Think It's a Game Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
27 16 12

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[6]
US R&B/HH
[16]
US Rap
[17]
Wish Me Well[4]
  • Released: December 16, 2014
  • Label: Think It's a Game Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
Wish Me Well 2[5]
  • Released: February 16, 2016
  • Label: Think It's a Game Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
183 28 17

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[7]
US R&B/HH
[18]
US Rap
[19]
"Made for It"[20]
(featuring Backpack)
2014 Wish Me Well
"I Wonder Why"[21]
(featuring Skooly)
"Know No Better"[22] 2015
"YFN"[23] Wish Me Well 2
"Don't Know Where I'd Be"[24]
(with Rich Homie Quan)
"Key to the Streets"[25]
(featuring Migos and Trouble)
2016 70 27 18
"Everyday We Lit"[26]
(featuring PnB Rock)
63 28 21 Long Live Nut
"Never Worried"[27] 2017
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as a featured artist, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Did Dat"[28]
(S.K.J featuring YFN Lucci)
2015 Non-album single
"Run It Up"[29]
(Jose Guapo featuring Takeoff and YFN Lucci)
Views from the 3
"Understand Me"[30]
(Bossaleana featuring YFN Lucci)
Y.O.L.O.
"Everyday"[31]
(Ralo featuring YFN Lucci)
Diary of the Streets
"Room Full of Bitchez"[32]
(BirdGang Greedy featuring Rich Homie Quan and YFN Lucci)
Non-album singles
"Go Get It"[33]
(Mojoceosys featuring YFN Lucci and YFN Kay)
2016
"Whatever"[34]
(BowlLane Slick featuring YFN Lucci)
Truly Blessed
"Work for It"[35]
(Kayla Brianna featuring YFN Lucci)
Non-album single
"Bandz"[36]
(Jim Fetti featuring YFN Lucci)
Finesse
"On My Grind"[37]
(Dirty1000 featuring YFN Lucci)
2017 Non-album singles
"Lifestyle"[38]
(KD Young Cocky featuring YFN Lucci)

Other charted song[edit]

Song, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B/HH
"You Know"
(Meek Mill featuring YFN Lucci)
2016 [A] [B] DC4

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"All About You"[40] 2015 Johnny Cinco N/A
"Do Better"[41] Johnny Cinco I Swear
"They Hate"[42] Johnny Cinco, YFN Kay N/A
"The Ghetto"[43] Johnny Cinco Trap Religious
"Fly Niggas"[44] Johnny Cinco N/A
"Gotta Stop"[45] 2016 Johnny Cinco Cinco 2
"Talk"[45] Johnny Cinco, YFN TrePound
"Power"[46] Kap G El Southside
"Make It Out"[47] HotRod SKM Brothers In Arms
"No Mind"[48] TK Kravitz TK Kravitz
"You in Love with Her"[49] 2 Chainz Daniel Son; Necklace Don
"Hustle for Mine"[50] Blac Youngsta Fuck Everybody
"La Familia"[47] HotRod SKM Brothers In Arms
"You Know"[51] Meek Mill DC4
"Rich Forever"[52] Lil Durk They Forgot
"Want More"[53] Greedy, Johnny Cinco N/A
"Play by the Rules"[54] Omelly On My Time Vol 2
"They Like"[55] Yo Gotti White Friday (CM9)
"There She Go"[56] 2017 PnB Rock GTTM: Goin Thru the Motions
"Watch Out"[57] Lil Durk, Johnny Cinco, Hypno Carlito, YFN Traepound N/A
"Confuse Me"[58] Blac Youngsta Illuminati

Notes[edit]

  1. Jump up^ "You Know" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number nine on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[12]
  2. Jump up^ "You Know" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number three on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[39]

References[edit]

  1. Jump up^ "The Break Presents: YFN Lucci". XXL. July 17, 2015. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b c "YFN Lucci Speaks On Personal Real-Life Situations On "Patience"". The Fader. January 15, 2015. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  3. Jump up^ "TIG's Newest Signee YFN Lucci Drops "Exactly How It Was" Featuring Rich Homie Quan". The Fader. December 17, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  4. ^ Jump up to:a b "Lucci - Wish Me Well (Mixtape)". rapWAVE. December 16, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  5. ^ Jump up to:a b "YFN Lucci Drops ‘Wish Me Well 2′ Mixtape". XXL. February 16, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  6. ^ Jump up to:a b c d "YFN Lucci – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Jump up to:a b c "Yfn Lucci - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  8. Jump up^ "YFN Lucci feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz – 'Key to the Streets (Remix)'". Rap-Up. September 14, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  9. Jump up^ "Run It Back: The 60 Best Songs Of 2016". Vibe. December 14, 2016. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  10. Jump up^ "50 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2016". XXL. December 8, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  11. Jump up^ "Hidden hip-hop gems of summer '16: A retrospective". Rolling Out. September 15, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  12. ^ Jump up to:a b "Chart Search for YFN Lucci (Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles)". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  13. Jump up^ "10 Hip-Hop and R&B Artists to Watch In 2017". Billboard. December 27, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  14. ^ Jump up to:a b "YFN Lucci Pays Homage to His Fallen Mentor on New EP 'Long Live Nut': Premiere". Billboard. April 3, 2017. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  15. ^ Jump up to:a b "YFN Lucci, Atlanta's Most Likable New Star, Is Making Boss Moves". Noisey. October 26, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  16. ^ Jump up to:a b "YFN Lucci - Chart history - Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  17. ^ Jump up to:a b "YFN Lucci - Chart history - Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  18. Jump up^ "Yfn Lucci - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  19. Jump up^ "YFN Lucci – Chart History: Hot Rap Songs". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  20. Jump up^ "Made for It (feat. Backpack) - Single by YFN Lucci". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  21. Jump up^ "I Wonder Why (feat. Skool Boy) - Single by YFN Lucci". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  22. Jump up^ "Know No Better - Single by YFN Lucci". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  23. Jump up^ "YFN - Single by YFN Lucci". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  24. Jump up^ "Don't Know Where I'd Be - Single by YFN Lucci & Rich Homie Quan". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  25. Jump up^ "Key to the Streets (feat. Migos & Trouble) - Single by YFN Lucci". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  26. Jump up^ "Everyday We Lit (feat. PnB Rock) - Single by YFN Lucci". iTunes. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  27. Jump up^ "Never Worried - Single by YFN Lucci". iTunes. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  28. Jump up^ "Did Dat (feat. Yfn Lucci) - Single by S.K.J". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  29. Jump up^ "Run It Up (feat. Takeoff & YFN Lucci) - Single by Jose Guapo". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  30. Jump up^ "Understand Me (feat. Yfn Lucci) - Single by Bossaleana". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  31. Jump up^ "Everyday (feat. YFN Lucci) - Single by Ralo". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  32. Jump up^ "Room Full of Bitchez (feat. Rich Homie Quan & Yfn Lucci) - Single by BirdGang Greedy". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  33. Jump up^ "Go Get It (feat. YFN Lucci & Yfn Kay) - Single by Mojo". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  34. Jump up^ "Whatever (feat. Yfn Lucci) - Single by BowlLane Slick". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  35. Jump up^ "Work for It (feat. YFN Lucci) - Single by Kayla Brianna". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  36. Jump up^ "Bandz - Single by Jim Fetti and YFN Lucci". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  37. Jump up^ "On My Grind (feat. Yfn Lucci) - Single by Dirty1000". iTunes. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  38. Jump up^ "Lifestyle (feat. YFN Lucci) - Single by Kd Young Cocky". iTunes. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  39. Jump up^ "Chart Search for YFN Lucci (Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles)". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  40. Jump up^ "Johnny Cinco Ft. YFN Lucci - "All About You"". AllHipHop. February 23, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  41. Jump up^ "Johnny Cinco - I Swear". HotNewHipHop. February 23, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  42. Jump up^ "Johnny Cinco ft. Lucci and YFN Kay - They Hate". SoundCloud. March 6, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  43. Jump up^ "New Video: Johnny Cinco – “Ghetto” Feat. YFN Lucci". Respect. July 27, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  44. Jump up^ "Johnny Cinco - Fly Niggas (Feat. Lucci)". SoundCloud. April 30, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  45. ^ Jump up to:a b "Johnny Cinco – Cinco 2 (Mixtape)". Rap Dose. February 23, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  46. Jump up^ "Kap G Feat. YFN Lucci - Power". WorldStarHipHop. February 29, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  47. ^ Jump up to:a b "HotRod SKM Feat. YFN Lucci "La Familia" Video". HotNewHipHop. September 23, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  48. Jump up^ "TK Kravitz Recruits YFN Lucci for “No Mind”". XXL. July 27, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  49. Jump up^ "Daniel Son; Necklace Don by 2 Chainz". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  50. Jump up^ "Blac Youngsta Feat. YFN Lucci "Hustle For Mine" Video". HotNewHipHop. September 11, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  51. Jump up^ "DC4 by Meek Mill". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  52. Jump up^ "Lil Durk Drops ‘They Forgot’ Mixtape". XXL. November 26, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  53. Jump up^ "DJ Lavish presents Greedy Feat. YFN Lucci & Johnny Cinco "Want More"". SoundCloud. December 6, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  54. Jump up^ "Omelly - On My Time Vol 2 Hosted by Dreamchasers Mixtape". DatPiff. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  55. Jump up^ "White Friday (CM9) by Yo Gotti On Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  56. Jump up^ ""GTTM: Goin Thru the Motions" by PnB Rock". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  57. Jump up^ "Lil Durk - Watch Out Feat. YFN Lucci, Johnny Cinco, Hypno Carlito & YFN Traepound". HotNewHipHop. January 10, 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  58. Jump up^ "Blac Youngsta - Illuminati". iTunes. February 25, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2017.

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