Hailing from two different regions, and approaching the music with from two different perspectives, emcee Luck-One and producer Dekk come together seamlessly to put forth what will be the debut project for them both on the short length album entitled Beautiful Music, a non-profit offering set to raise awareness about the plight of those in Haiti, the western hemisphere’s poorest nation.
Introduced through a mutual acquaintance in late summer of ’08, just weeks after Luck was released from serving over half a decade in Oregon prisons, Luck and Dekk, a University of Oregon graduate who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, began their relationship discussing hip-hop and the direction it was to take in the new millennium. Soon, Luck was making bi-weekly Greyhound trips down to Dekk’s in home studio in Salem, and those discussions would slowly become the foundation of their stellar debut, completed less than five months from their first conversation.
Beautiful Music is daring, yet cohesive. Awe inspiring in it’s ability to push the envelope with Dekk’s often eclectic production, while at the same time remain undeniably hip-hop through Luck-One’s true school lyricism, this is an album that is sure to please. Throughout, Luck’s gripping rhyme schemes are flawlessly interwoven with Dekk’s irrefutably next-level soundscapes, drenched in his signature synth-heavy sound, and backed by the sparse drum patterns that add to the tracks without taking away from the urgent messages that frame them.
The lead track 80’s Back, is a pulsing ode to a time that seemed more simple, while The Coolax is a mellow head nodder loosely framed around the concept of different art forms and their interconnectedness. Prince wit’ A Thousand’s rugged guitar riffs give Luck the breathing room necessary to prove that he is an MCs’ MC as he adroitly bobs and weaves through a staccato drum pattern, oozing hip-hop swagger and undeniable charisma.
9/18/09 – 8pm
Live From ’85 Fashion Show and Race For the Cure Benefit @ Report Lounge
9/19/09 - 10pm
Music Fest NW @ The Someday Lounge W/ Josh Martinez and IAME of the Sandpeople
9/23/09 - 12 Noon
Conscious Thought Tour ’09 @ Miami-Dade College w/ Gen.Erik of Animal Farm
9/23/09 - 10pm
Conscious Thought Tour ’09 @ Jazzid w/ Gen. Erik of Animal Farm
9/28/09 - 8pm
Under Rated Favorites tour @ Triangle Inn w/ My-G, Diezel P. and Bad Habitat
9/29/09 - 8pm
Under Rated Favorites tour @ John Henry’s w/ My-G, Diezel P. and Bad Habitat
9/30/09 - 8pm
Under Rated Favorites tour @ Bip Saloon w/ My-G, Diezel P. and Bad Habitat
10/01/09 - 8pm
Under Rated Favorites tour @ The Royal w/ My-G, Diezel P. and Bad Habitat
10/03/09 - 8pm
The Dalles, OR
Under Rated Favorites tour @ The Dam w/ My-G, Diezel P. and Bad Habitat
10/08/09 – 8pm
POH-Hop @ The Backspace w/ The Jacka, Zion I and Braille