YFN Lucci Celebrates His Fallen Mentor with Long Live Nut EP, Drops “Everyday We Lit” Visual
Billboard Premieres Long Live Nut While The FADER Hosts the Triumphant Visual for PnB Rock-assisted “Everyday We Lit“
“The sounds of Atlanta hip-hop remained dominant in 2016 thanks in part to a steady stream of new ideas and new stars. One of the most promising up-and-comers is YFN Lucci.” – Billboard
Artist to Watch in 2017: YFN Lucci – HotNewHipHop
The Album and Video:
Quickly becoming one of Atlanta’s brightest stars, YFN Lucci has not forgotten his origins. Coming off the massive success of his gold-certified single “Key to the Streets,” YFN Lucci’s Long Live Nut EP is an homage to his late mentor Nut, who died before he could witness the Think It’s a Game artist’s rise to success. The cover features a powerful photograph of YFN Lucci with Nut’s son, bringing flowers to his father’s grave while a faded photograph of Nut looks on. Premiered by Billboard and releasing on Nut’s birthday (April 4th), Long Live Nut features Rick Ross, Boosie Badazz, Lil Durk, PNB Rock, Dreezy, and YFN Trae Pound.
YFN Lucci explains his relationship with his friend Nut: “Nut was my big homie, he meant the world to me. None of my success would be possible without him. He introduced me to Fly, who signed me to his Think Its a Game label. I met Nut 5 years ago through a friend. He was big in the streets–he the type of man you needed to link with when you came to Atlanta. He heard my music and said, ‘I’m gonna make sure you get on.’ When he asked who my favorite rappers were, I named Lil Wayne, Meek Mill and Drake. He said, ‘You’re harder than all of them. I listen to only you and Boosie.’ He started taking me with to the club every night. He would introduce me to everyone and get my music played. He was killed January 10th, 2015. It was right after I dropped my mixtape in mid-December. He got killed right before I had my first real show.”
To celebrate the EP release, YFN Lucci is sharing the euphoric, PnB Rock-assisted visual for “Everday We Lit,” premiered by The FADER. Following the military themed “Ammunition” visual, “Everyday We Lit” shows the lavish escapades of YFN Lucci and PnB Rock, who trade verses while surrounded by scantily-clad women on a yacht. Interspersed with shots of YFN Lucci celebrating with the whole neighborhood in his hometown, “Everyday We Lit” further cements the Atlanta artist’s status as a local hero and a rising star in the rap game.
As a reward for years spent building an organic fanbase, YFN Lucci earned his first major hit in 2016 with “Key to the Streets,” a critical and commercial success. Featuring a high-profile assist from Quavo on the hook and first verse, “Key To The Streets” built momentum throughout the year, accumulating over 48 million YouTube views, peaking at #70 at the Billboard charts, and reaching #1 on Mediabase‘s urban airplay chart. After a year of breakout success, and collaborations with artists such as Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Migos, Rich Homie Quan, and Lil Durk, YFN Lucci will continue to make his big homie Nut proud in 2017. Long Live Nut is now available for stream and purchase.
Stream Long Live Nut: https://soundcloud.com/yfn-lucci/sets/long-live-nut-1/
Buy Long Live Nut: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/long-live-nut/id1209707681
Check out the Billboard Premiere: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/7744621/yfn-lucci-long-live-nut-ep-premiere
Watch “Everyday We Lit” ft. PnB Rock: https://youtu.be/1qkWkoK6nkk
Check out the FADER Premiere: http://www.thefader.com/2017/04/04/yfn-lucci-pnb-rock-everyday-we-lit-video-premiere
Long Live Nut Tracklisting:
1. Way Up (Prod. June James & RamyOnTheBeat)
2. Heartless ft. Rick Ross (Prod. by Will A Fool)
3. Ammunition ft. YFN Trae Pound (Prod. by Metro Boomin)
4. Been Broke Before (Prod. by June James & OG Parker)
5. 10AM ft. Dreezy (Prod. by Tino)
6. Everday We Lit ft. PNB Rock (Prod. by June James)
7. Never Worried (Prod. by June James & RamyOnTheBeat)
8. Turn They Back ft. Lil Durk (Prod. by Donis Beats)
9. Testimony ft. Boosie Badazz (Prod. by OG Parker)
Please contact Michelle or Isabel if interested in talking with YFN Lucci.
soundcloud | facebook | instagram | twitter | spotify
Long Live Nut EP: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/long-live-nut/id1209707681 // https://soundcloud.com/yfn-lucci/sets/long-live-nut-1/s-Kbn0W
“Everyday We Lit” ft. PnB Rock: https://soundcloud.com/yfn-lucci/everyday-we-lit-ft-pnb-rock // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHUbmNFXL6k
“Ammunition” ft. YFN Trae Pound (Prod. Metro Boomin): https://youtu.be/JGDhj19Idjk // https://soundcloud.com/yfn-lucci/03-ammunition-ft-trae-pound
Pre-Order Long Live Nut EP: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/long-live-nut/id1209707681?ls=1&app=itunes
“Never Worried”: https://soundcloud.com/yfn-lucci/never-worried-dirty-mstr1
“Everyday We Lit”: https://soundcloud.com/yfn-lucci/everyday-we-lit-ft-pnb-rock // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHUbmNFXL6k