Joyner Lucas


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Abit History About Joyner Lucas

Joyner Lucas first started recording under the name G-Storm. In 2007, he changed his stage name to Future Joyner and started working with his uncle, Cyrus tha Great, and formed a group called "Film Skool Rejekts". They released their mixtape, Workprint: The Greatest Mixtape of All Time in the same year. Joyner went on to release his first mixtape under the name Future Joyner titled Listen 2 Me in 2011. After rapper Future came to prominence, Lucas dropped the "Future" from his name and continued as Joyner Lucas. Wiki Source

Biography

Gary Lucas (born August 17, 1988) better known by his stage name Joyner Lucas, is an American rapper from Worcester, Massachusetts currently signed to Atlantic Records. He garnered widespread exposure and critical acclaim after the release of his single "Ross Capicchioni" in 2015. In 2017, he released his fourth mixtape (and first on a major label), 508-507-2209, as well as several remix/freestyles and the viral single "I'm Not Racist.".

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(CNN) - It opens with a white man in a "Make America Great Again" hat ticking off racist trope after racist trope: How African Americans are lazy, aimless, shiftless. How there's a double standard when it comes to using the N-word. The scene is from rapper Joyner Lucas' music video for "I'm Not Racist," and there's no doubt, it's uncomfortable viewing. Profanities prevail; misconceptions fly. But get to the second verse, and the song takes a surprising turn -- when a young man in dreadlocks gets his chance to respond, to rebut the generalizations, to recount being stopped by the police and rebuffed for jobs. Source

Joyner Lucas went on to release his next mixtape Along Came Joyner on April 5, 2015. This mixtape contained his critically acclaimed "Ross Capicchioni".

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Joyner Lucas signed to Atlantic Records on September 21, 2016. Lucas went on to release a project titled 508-507-2209 on June 16, 2017, with Atlantic Records. The mixtape charted at #7 on the Heatseekers Albums chart on Billboard and contained the singles "I'm Sorry", "Ultrasound" and "Winter Blues".

On November 28, 2017, Joyner Lucas released his single "I'm Not Racist", onto his YouTube account which quickly went viral. The song is controversial, rapping about race and society, and race relations from the perspective of a white man, and a black man. Wiki Source