Artist: Lucky Luciano
Album: Johnny Paycheck
Label: Latin One Stop Records
Lucky Luciano hails from the Northside of Houston,Texas and he is signed to South Park Mexican's Dope House Records. Although Lucky is signed to DHR and is set to release "The 4th Wish" on the label, this album was released on Latin One Stop Records. The album has 15 tracks and the CD comes with 2 discs, the regular version and the screwed and chopped version. This album features a host of other rappers including Grimm of the South Park Coalition, Quota of Twin Beredaz, Juan Gotti, Ricsta and South Park Mexican.
I'm personally not usually a big fan of hip hop about ballin' etc but in small doses and if the artists go about it the right way I can enjoy it. Lucky Luciano is one of the minority that makes it work without sounding too repetitive . Lucky Luciano mixes the content up between baller rhymes, pimp raps and even a few gangsta rhymes. Although Lucky doesn't have the most diverse style, he never comes off sounding boring and he raps over quality beats. His voice and flow suit the pimp rhymes and his delivery is quality, he is definitely an asset to the Dope House Roster. Although his lyrics aren't amazing they are still respectable and in the lyrics department he is a lot better than the majority of baller rappers I've heard.
In my opinion the best track on the album is without question the last track "Walk On Toes", a remix of the Ryda Thugz track "Game Untold". The track features Grimm, Ricsta and SPM alongside Lucky Luciano and all of the rappers compliment each other well (SPM's verse owns the track though!!). The other stand out track is "They Don't Want To See" which features Juan Gotti and Grimm. Both of these tracks together are worth a Dayton alone although the majority of the tracks on the album have good replay value. If you're looking for an album with a lot of substance then this CD isn't for you but if you're just looking for an enjoyable down south album then it's worth checking this out.
Rating: 3 and 1/2 Daytons out of 5