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Lady Luck | Interview

From Teaneck, NJ, Lady Luck is an emcee that was closely linked to the music business growing up. Her father was an emcee on Sugar Hill Records and her mother broke the song “Rapper’s Delight” on the radio as a promoter. At age 5, Luck’s mother wrote a rhyme, which Luck memorized and performed for anyone who would stay long enough to watch. She won a local talent show at age 13 and found a second home at the barbershop in her neighborhood, where she met Fat Joe, Lil Cease, and Lil Kim. Luck had already recorded a demo and her manager was shopping it to labels. Luck called into New York’s Hot 97.1 for the freestyle battle segment Check The Rhyme and won five consecutive rounds. She was invited to the station to perform live on-air and later signed a five-album record deal with Def Jam at the age of 17. She was released from the Def Jam contract three years later and recorded an unreleased album in 2001 titled Turn My Mic On. Luck then became the subject of a feature in The New Yorker, and a series of articles in The Source, which ran monthly installments on her career. Check out Luck’s 2011 album, Are We There Yet?

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