Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Luck-One Sounds Of My City

To those not already embedded in the Portland hip-hop scene, this is as good a place to start as any. Much has been written about Hanif Collins aka Luck-One's hard time past. He has since transcended far beyond his questionable youthful discretions and has found a new path of positivity in his life through recent musical endeavors. Even though Collins has made a physical move to Seattle, in part due to the lack of economic opportunities afforded to him in his hometown of Portland, he still reps the city he grew up in as evidenced in the following video. It's not often that you find a rapper admitting to sleeping out of his car in the name of his art and musical goals, but Luck-One is no ordinary rapper. Wise beyond his years and more talented on the mic than 99% of those in his chosen field, this young emcee is truly a force to be reckoned with. Despite his inordinate skill level, Collins remains one of the most humble emcees you'll ever come across in person. Mad props young buck! Your time is now.

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