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Mixtape Review: YFN Lucci – “650 Luc: Gangsta Grillz”

By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer

YFN Lucci has been one of the most consistent artists in the game. Last year, he released his “Freda’s Son” EP and two weeks later, followed it up with his debut album “Ray Ray From Summerhill.” In the summer, he released his collab mixtape with Yung Bleu, “Lucci Vandross.” To close out 2018 he put out his “3” and “3: The Sequel” EPs.

Fans of the Think It’s A Game Records rapper have waited for a while for his third “Wish Me Well” mixtape to be released. The first one came out in December 2014 with the second one really putting him on the map in February 2016. Wish Me Well 3 is supposed to be out sometime this year but in the meantime, recently released his collab mixtape with DJ Drama, “650 Luc: Gangsta Grillz.” This project features 17 tracks with appearances by Young Dolph, T.I., Jeezy, Yungeen Ace, Trey Songz, Trouble, YFN Kay, Bloody Jay, Ink, and Fabolous.

On this project, Lucci does what he does best on his projects and talks about the streets, being motivated to win, along with the pain and struggle. It’s shown the most on records such as “I’m Gone” featuring Young Dolph where he says he’s still winning and far from falling off along with “Never Change” where he maintains that he’ll never change on the people closest to him.

As far as trap records go, he enlisted some big names on 650 Luc such as Atlanta legends T.I. and Jeezy for on “Trap,” “Backend” featuring Trouble, and “Skrrt Skrrt” featuring his blood brother and fellow YFNBC rapper, YFN Kay. Lucci didn’t forget to add some records that appeal to the ladies either such as the leading single “All Night Long” featuring Trey Songz along with the rising collab with Yungeen Ace, “Ride For Me.”

Wish Me Well Flow” was set as the outro for 650 Luc: Gangsta Grillz and definitely brought back memories of the last two Wish Me Well mixtapes. Lucci discusses his come up in the industry, coming from the bottom in the trenches, and despite taking some losses, he kept pushing.

650 Luc did a great job of setting the stage for Wish Me Well 3. The wait should definitely be worth it, especially if Lucci continues to be consistent and putting out the quality of music that he’s been doing.

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