Time To Get Lucky
Maybe you know Luckyiam better as PSC or LuckyOne or just Lucky, but let’s damn well hope you know him as a co-founding member of Living Legends, half of Mystic Journeyman, and The Grouch’s counterpoint in CMA. Lucky departed from his associates, temporarily, for his fifth solo retail album, Time To Get Lucky, but the composed style that his fans have come to know hasn’t gone anywhere.
From the jump, Time To Get Lucky evokes memories of a better time. The euphoric and mellow “I Been” changes pace several times, serving as a great opener that arouses the senses before plunging the listener into the rest of album. “Whatuptho?” is a hype track over an Exile beat, both artists showcasing their expert timing. On “Gots Ta Know”, Lucky and The Grouch take a journey back in time over heavily synthesized ‘80s-esque production. Mid-album, “Curveball” reinvigorates with an always-appreciated old school vibe. “Bang-Bang” is hard, both in its message and composition, and Lana Shea, who’s featured on the track, fits in perfectly. The fourteen track LP closes with “Usele$$” an ideal farewell that speaks to Lucky’s experience (and track record) in creating an all around enjoyable album for his fans.
Lucky’s charming flow and distinct, nasally voice still hits the same way it always has when he holds a mic. Longevity and veracity, though revered in hip-hop, are a rare find, and Time To Get Lucky represents on both counts. Lucky may not be changing the game with this release, but in this case, that’s not a bad thing.
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