Luck Williams – The Philadelphia Project
Remember Luck Williams? Remember he is from the mean streets of Philly? Remember that this emcee’s rhymes are gritty? Well now its Part two to the interview. There is something in the air. Something has changed. Luck’s rhymes are more aggressive and he is more determined then ever.
HipHopLEAD: A lot of emcee’s are ready to throw in the towel after a few years trying to make it in the game. Why not Luck Williams?
Luck Williams: Cause I haven’t thrown the towel in on life, and makin it in life is way harder than makin it in music. Also, I have a true love for the music and my definition of makin it is the day that I finally started recording and I actually liked what was played back. It took me awhile to get to that point where I actually liked my own music and when I say like my music, I don’t compare my shit to people who are on the “come-up”. I compare my music to artists who have put out classic material. I constantly ask myself “will my music hold its own on a mixtape with signed artists?”
HipHopLEAD: B.M.F. …. when you wrote those verses on the Ross instrumental .. what type of mind state were you in?
Luck Williams: I was in da mindstate that I was gonna murder this shit! Plus, there was a lot of controversy around da song period, so I just wanted to make my version be about a hot beat, with hot lyrics over top of it. Not knockin any artist including Ross or Jeezy, cause I love both their versions. Anytime I love an artist’s song, it inspires me to do what that shit better than they did. …not saying I did. I’ll leave that up to ya’ll to decide.
HipHopLEAD: You spit … “Snitch niggas I have no relations with/ I will bring the static no matter how clear ya station is” …. it kind of reminds me of some early Dmx or 50 Cent material. Your content has been brutal. Do you think the more you rap the more raw it gets?
Luck Williams: First off, thank you for that compliment because in their earlier days, X and 50 inspired a whole generation of rap…like they had a movement! And I think my content is getting way more raw cause I’m goin through trials and tribulations in my life and this is reflected directly through my music.
HipHopLEAD: I want to break down that last lyric. Alot of people say the snitching thing is blown out of proportion. Can you tell me Luck Williams definition of “snitching”?
Luck Williams: My definition of snitching is when you tell on someone to alleviate your own consequences. A real man takes what he is dealt. Why knock a nigga who got away wit something you didn’t. you should tip yo hat to that nigga, not put him in jail.
HipHopLEAD: Ok ..so for example .. say you are walking down the street and a car hits a family member leaving them critically injured .. the cops show up and you got the license plate … do you tell the cop who it was?
Luck Williams: Fuck no! I don’t tell da cop who it was, cause I’ve already left and chased them niggas down myself!
HipHopLEAD: You found out someone is a rapist …they been targeting young teenage girls … do you tell someone?
Luck Williams: Thank you for askin me this question! If you a REAL nigga, you will salute my answer and salute me when you see me from now on. OF. FUCKIN. COURSE. I would tell someone. This is a clear instance of when you have to put street credibility to the side and actually make the right decision for someone else. I could deal with being labeled a “snitch” if I know one innocent young girl is safer over the decision I made. I’m not a snitch, I’m a motha fuckin savior. There’s more fuckin rapists and pedophiles than there is drug dealers. All you bitch niggas who is snitchin on da dealers need to reevaluate and look at who is the real clear danger in our communities.
HipHopLEAD: How far along is “The Philadelphia Project” ?
Luck Williams: I got about like 70 songs, literally, that I’ve said is for “The Philadelphia Project”, but in my opinion, every time I go to da studio, I leave out of there with something hotter than last time I was in there. I want every song to be great. I don’t want anyone to be able to pick a favorite song off of my mixtape. I want my mixtape to be labeled a “classic”. Due to my legal situations, I will out “The Philadelphia Project” out in roughly 2 months.
HipHopLEAD: What can we expect from that mixtape?
Luck Williams: You can expect to hear someone who worked hard on perfecting his craft, someone who cares about what you niggas listen to, and someone who didn’t rely on features or a bunch of promotion. Look, I’m from da hood. I don’t got hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay niggas (that I think I’m gonna be better than anyway!), to be on my mixtape. Being as though the theme of my mixtape is Philly, and me wantin to put Philly on the map in a bigger way, you would think more established artists would come holla at me…maybe they scared? If this mixtape does what I think it’s gonna do, I’m not gonna get a big head and I’m gonna continue to rep my city! So, if I see a nigga that’s struggling, but has talent, I’m gonna lend a helping hand. And that helping hand is gonna be free cause that’s how it should be. Why do you think the South is on top right now?…cause they don’t hate on each other and act like a bunch of fuckin crabs pullin the next nigga in to the bucket.
HipHopLEAD: Any features on it? Anyone Hosting it?
Luck Williams: Yeah, I got features. I got the big homie E-Ness on da joint, my homie Kiz Raw, and I got a young cat from Philly who is doin his thing, Debonair. I’ma try and holla at Meek Millz and I’ma try to get at Gillie and Beans. But those last three, that’s totally up to them. I don’t know these dudes contacts, so pass the message on if you can! As far as hosting, I might do a split. I was thinking about hollerin at DJ Drama and let my man Advocate do some shouts for me.
HipHopLEAD: What do you think about Lyfe Jennings getting a 3 year bid? Do you think he deserved it after what he did?
Luck Williams: I don’t really know all the real details, I wasn’t there, so I really can’t form an opinion on that. But it is rare that I think a nigga deserves jail. Cause jail doesn’t rehabilitate anyone, it’s just a waste of time.
HipHopLEAD: Last time you told us you “do sidework with Spitflame Ent.” .. are you guys still affiliated?
Luck Williams: We haven’t worked together in a minute, but when I see dem niggas, it’s all love.
HipHopLEAD: Who is on that roster?
Luck Williams: My man Kiz Raw is the head of the label. We got da boy ID, S-5 and within that is all the Hip Hop League of Excellence.
HipHopLEAD: Here at HipHoplead.com we like to ask our features some questions that really are out of the norm. We do this because it gives the fans a broader outlook on you. So lets get it cracking … Stealers or Eagles??
Luck Williams: Eagles baby! Didn’t you just hear I’m from Philly.
HipHopLEAD: Who perfected the slow flow the best??? Slick Rick, Fabolous, or Mase????
Luck Williams: I feel if Slick Rick didn’t go to jail, and got the chance to release more material, my answer would be different, but I’m gonna have to go with my man Fab.
HipHopLEAD: What Up Gangsta, Get At Me Dog or Murder Was The Case?
Luck Williams: Murder was the Case!
HipHopLEAD: Back To The Norm… Luck .. before we head out of here … let the hiphoplead.com viewers know why they should check you out (if they haven’t already)?
Luck Williams: You should check me out cause I’m a real ass nigga but besides that and BIGGER than that fact, my TALENT. Listen to the radio and watch all the videos on MTV Jams and then listen to me. I don’t have to say anymore…
HipHopLEAD: Thanks for hollering at us and in closing give any shoutouts….links to your sites….F.U.’S or whatevers clever
Luck Williams: Shoutout to my attorney Elliot Cohen who is doin whatever he can to keep me on the street. My Rachie Baby who’s always got my back, no matter what. Scotty at Third Story who keeps engineering for me. My mom who tells me that the sky is the limit, even when it’s raining. And all my niggas who would kill for me even though I tell them they never will have to. And the Advocate, who has been keeping my internet buzz up to par. My music is on myspace.com/luckwilliams and all ballerstatus.com on every Digital Dynasty mixtape that has dropped in the past couple of months.