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Joyner Lucas
Joyner Lucas
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Joyner Lucas performing in Toronto, October 2017
Background information
Gary Lucas[1]
  • Joyner Lucas
  • Future Joyner[2]
Born (1988-08-17) August 17, 1988 (age 29)
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Hip hop
  • rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Instruments Vocals
2007-present
Labels Atlantic Records
Website www.joynerlucas.com

Gary Lucas[1] (born August 17, 1988) better known by his stage name Joyner Lucas, is an American rapper from Worcester, Massachusetts currently signed to Atlantic Records.[3] He garnered widespread exposure and critical acclaim after the release of his single "Ross Capicchioni" in 2015.[2][4] In 2017, he released his fourth mixtape (and first on a major label), 508-507-2209.[5]

Early life

Joyner Lucas was born on August 17, 1988 and grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts. He became interested in music after listening to artists like Eminem, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, and Method Man.[3][6] He attended South High Community School in Worcester.[6][7]

Career

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.[8] 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.[8]

Joyner Lucas went on to release his next mixtape Along Came Joyner on April 5, 2015.[9] This mixtape contained his critically acclaimed "Ross Capicchioni".[2]

Joyner Lucas signed to Atlantic Records on September 21, 2016.[10] Lucas went on to release a project titled 508-507-2209 on June 16, 2017, with Atlantic Records.[11] The mixtape charted at #7 on the Heatseekers Albums chart on Billboard and contained the singles "I'm Sorry", "Ultrasound" and "Winter Blues".[12]

On November 28, 2017, Joyner Lucas released his single "I'm Not Racist", onto his YouTube account which quickly went viral.[13] The song is controversial, rapping about race and society, and race relations from the perspective of a white man, and a black man.[14][15][16][17]

Discography

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Heat

[12]
Listen 2 Me (as Future Joyner) --
Low Frequency Oscillators
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Dead Silence
  • Format: CD, digital download
--
Along Came Joyner
  • Released: April 5, 2015[9]
  • Label: Dead Silence
  • Format: CD, digital download
--
508-507-2209
  • Released: June 16, 2017[11]
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: CD, digital download
7

Collaborative mixtapes

List of mixtapes, with selected details
Title Album details
Workprint: The Greatest Mixtape of All Time (with Film Skool Rejekts)[3][2]
  • Release date: 2007
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles as lead artist, with showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"F*ck Your Feelings"[18] 2014 Non-album singles
"Finally Home"[19]
(featuring Trae tha Truth)
"Intervention"[20]
"Ross Capicchioni" 2015 Along Came Joyner
"Half Nigga"[2]
"I'm Sorry"[21] 2016 508-507-2209
"Happy Birthday"[22] non-album singles
"Say Hello to Adele"[23]
"Ultrasound"[24] 2017 508-507-2209
"Just Like You"[25]
"Winter Blues"[26]
"I'm Not Racist"[27] non-album single

As featured artist

Title Year Album
"Deserve"[28]
(Kyle Bent featuring Joyner Lucas)
2016 non-album single
"Sriracha"[29]
(Tech N9ne featuring Logic and Joyner Lucas)
The Storm
"Lifestyle"
(Kyle Bent featuring Joyner Lucas)
2017 non-album single

References

  1. ^ a b "508-507-2209 / Joyner Lucas". Tidal. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "10 Things to Know About Joyner Lucas". Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Rao, Naveen (16 June 2017). "Joyner Lucas Wiki: Hip Hop, Album, Gangs, Net Worth, and the Heat of the Street". Earn the Necklace. Retrieved 2017. 
  4. ^ Robertson, Darryl (22 May 2015). "Joyner Lucas Releases Moving Video About Gang Initiation, 'Ross Capicchioni'". Vibe. Retrieved 2017. 
  5. ^ Ivey, Justin (16 June 2017). "Joyner Lucas Unleashes Debut Album "508-507-2209"". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Infante, Victor D. (23 October 2015). "Worcester rapper Joyner Lucas eyes new EP, Underground Music Award nods". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved 2017. 
  7. ^ Williams, Stereo (24 April 2014). "Joyner Lucas: 'A lot of artists are afraid to be themselves'". Rolling Out. Retrieved 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "20 of the Best Lyrics From Joyner Lucas' '508-507-2209' Album". XXL. Retrieved 2017. 
  9. ^ a b "Joyner Lucas - Along Came Joyner Mixtape - Stream & Download". Retrieved 2017. 
  10. ^ Victor D. Infante Telegram & Gazette Staff. "Worcester rapper Joyner Lucas eyes new EP, Underground Music Award nods - Entertainment & Life - telegram.com - Worcester, MA". telegram.com. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ a b "508-507-2209 by Joyner Lucas on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "Joyner Lucas - Chart History: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  13. ^ "Joyner Lucas - I'm Not Racist". joyner lucas. Retrieved 2017. 
  14. ^ Criss, Doug. "'I'm Not Racist' is the brutal race conversation nobody wants to have". CNN. Retrieved 2017. 
  15. ^ Khal. "Massachusetts Rapper Joyner Lucas Makes Powerful Statement With "I'm Not Racist" Video". Complex. Retrieved 2017. 
  16. ^ Lindsey India. "Joyner Lucas Confronts Race Relations in I'm Not Racist Video". XXL. Retrieved 2017. 
  17. ^ "Joyner Lucas Is Going Viral For This 'I'm Not Racist' Video". BET. Retrieved 2017. 
  18. ^ "F*ck Your Feelings - Single by Joyner Lucas on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  19. ^ "Finally Home (feat. Trae the Truth) - Single by Joyner Lucas on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  20. ^ "Intervention - Single by Joyner Lucas on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  21. ^ "I'm Sorry - Single by Joyner Lucas on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  22. ^ "Happy Birthday - Single by Joyner Lucas on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  23. ^ "Say Hello to Adele - Single by Joyner Lucas on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  24. ^ "Joyner Lucas - Ultrasound - Stream [New Song] - HotNewHipHop". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2017. 
  25. ^ "Joyner Lucas "Just Like You" Video [New Video] - HotNewHipHop". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2017. 
  26. ^ "Joyner Lucas - Winter Blues - Stream [New Song] - HotNewHipHop". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2017. 
  27. ^ "Powerful: Joyner Lucas - I'm Not Racist (Two Sides Of The Racial & Political Spectrum)". WORLDSTARHIPHOP. Retrieved . 
  28. ^ "Deserve (feat. Joyner Lucas) - Single by Kyle Bent on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  29. ^ "Tech N9ne, Logic and Joyner Lucas Take Turns Destroying New Song "Sriracha"". XXL. Retrieved 2017. 

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