Lucas Benn better known as Lucas Yeet is an American Contemporary Hip Hop artist and producer that hails from Iowa. Before Lucas Yeet, he dropped many underground mixtapes under the name Lil Lucas. Gaining attention from many influencers like Adam 22 of No Jumper and Lil B, he’s managed to get signed to GC Management as an influencer. In his own words “becoming complacent counters results and growth”. His love for the music has him dedicating himself to 12 hours of working in the studio engineering. One big he strives to emphasis is his true love to the music and art.
“Lucid Dreams / Evil Things” has that trap house feel that is familiar in Hip Hop today. Nice production with the vocal auto-tune. The track has an psychedelic beat with kind of an eerie undertone. You follow the tune through the world of trippy sounds; its like you can feel yourself in a kaleidoscope as you listen too "Lucid Dreams / Evil Things". The intro comes in so soft and almost makes you think it is going to go that indie R&B route but a beat drops and you hit with a wave of sounds. The written lyrics give you the idea of maybe a lost love that went wrong. The story sounds so sad but the production is like a warm hug.
Listen to "Lucid Dreams / Evil Things" here and be sure to check out our exclusive interview with Lucas as we talk about his new music and what we can expect from him this year!
Hey Lucas! Would you mind introducing yourself to our readers?
My name is Luke Benn and I am a 17 year old artist who is based out of Ames, Iowa. Music isn't something I just picked up to follow any certain wave or anything. I have been posting tracks on Soundcloud since 2014 and have been fascinated by music for as long as I can remember. When I was really young my brother played the guitar and taught me a ton of cords and I had the basics down and learned by like age 4 or 5. I also would turn anything into drums and just make little loops and stuff in my room. I started writing music and actual songs around age 10-11 but didn't actually start recording and stuff until like age 12-13. My musical influences range from Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West, to completely different genres with artists like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tame Impala and Arctic Monkeys.
Could you give us a little background on this track “Lucid Dreams / Evil Things”?
I wrote the song Lucid Dreams about this girl who I have been associated with for years. I start of by saying "on, and on, on and on" because it seems like no matter how much the relationship peaked the problems were on and on. The whole concept of Lucid Dreams is feeling like she is still their though we have been separated by these demons that trouble and haunt us (i.e. Evil Things). I then go in and talk about how its always on and off between us and in every fight you say your going to leave but then your really not its all temporary.
How do you maintain the creativity in your music?
I maintain creativity throughout my music by letting the waves just hit me and fully absorbing the sound for what it is. I can make some super lyrical deep story telling song but if i'm not feeling that vibe and its not natural or how i'm really feeling in the moment I cannot force it. But I get ideas and add to my lyrical structure just by actually going out and experiencing new things because at the end of the day if your just cooped up in the house all day making music your gonna hit a point where it all starts to be reminiscent of your other songs because your not adding any new experiences of feelings into your psyche.
What artist do you plan to work with in the near future?
In the near future I plan to drop a lot of music with a handful of friends. My homie and gc management mate Levll and I got something coming as well as continued work with my brother Kid Stvcks. I also should be having a super dope track coming soon with my Iowa City homie Macio who is really special. I also have been doing a lot of production and engineering for other artists so you may hear and track and not even know I am the one behind it all.
What platforms do you use to push your music outside of your main listeners?
Right now my music is fully pushed through my social media networks and Soundcloud. I am working on a full body of work that should be coming in the near future that will feature coherent message based hype tracks that also are sonically mass appeal friendly. That Album will be available everywhere when it drops so stay posted for that - its for real something special and my best work to date.
What should we expect from you in 2019?
In 2019 you should expect a lot of music coming from myself and all the great people I have been blessed with a opportunity to work with. My album will 100% be released this year as well as I will be making appearances on a handful of albums you wouldn't expect someone of my size to be featured on. Actual music aside you should plan to see a lot of tour dates and shows pop up as well as even a major label deal I've been working out - but that will all fall into place with due time.
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