|Real Name:||Rayshawn Lamar Bennett|
|Birthday:||February 16, 1991|
It is easy to recognize YFN Lucci when you hear him on the radio. He used to have a high pitch voice, but he found a way to sing and rap. YFN Lucci is an American rapper of Jamaican descent. And he finds a way to add some Jamaican charm to his songs. Born in 1991, he released his debut mixtape in 2014.
The American rapper signed a deal with Think It’s a Game Entertainment in 2014. The same year he released his debut mixtape Wish Me Well. Two years later, he released the second mixtape, Wish Me Well 2. In 2018, he released his debut studio album.
Career Ups and Downs
Born in 1991 as Rayshawn Bennett in Atlanta, YFN Lucci grew up listening to Tupac Shakur, Ja Rule, Fabolous, and Lil Wayne. His father emigrated from Jamaica and came to America. At the age of 16, Rayshawn discovered his talent for rapping and music. Rapper Johnny Cinco encouraged him to start a career. And his brother is also a rapper, going by the name YFN Kay.
During school, Bennett did his homework and got decent grades. But he also goofed around and got into trouble. He started rapping using a cassette recorder to capture his freestyles. When he turned 17 years, Johnny took him to a studio and let him get serious about music.
In December 2014, he signed a deal with Think It’s a Game Entertainment. He released his first mixtape, Wish Me Well. In February 2016, he signed a Wish Me Well Vol.2 mixtape, peaking at Number 183 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The second mixtape contained the hit single Key to the Streets, featuring Migos. It peaked at Number 70 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. And the remix version featured 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne. XXL Magazine included the song into the list of 50 Best Hip Hop Songs of 2016.
The Rolling Out Magazine put Lucci on the cover for the Hidden Hip Hop Gems of Summer 2016 in September 2016. Other stars included 21 Savage, Migos, and Young Dolph. In October 2016, Meek Mill invited Lucci on his You Know track. The hit single peaked at Number 9 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
In December 2016, Billboard magazine included him on the 10 Hip-Hop artists to watch in 2017. In April 2017, he released his debut extended play titled Long Live Nut. It featured appearances from Lil Durk, PnB Rock, Rick Ross, and Boosie Badazz. The EP debuted at Number 27 on the Billboard 200. The lead single, Everyday We Lit, peaked at Number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In March 2018, YFN Lucci released his debut studio album. Titled Ray Ray From Summerhill, the album featured Rick Ross, YFN Trae Pound, and other artists.
In 2017, YFN Lucci starred in Sean John’s Holiday 2017 Spring 2018 Campaign. He appeared alongside artist Jacquees.
When he was young, Rayshawn listened to a lot of R. Kelly. His mother played it around the house. And as he got older, he listened to Ja Rule and 50 Cent. They were his idols. YFN Lucci loved the hard songs for the streets. But he also loved listening to club-friendly tracks for the ladies.
That is how he chose his musical style. He wanted to create music that can accommodate different demographics. Experts classify his musical style as “sing-song style”. Growing up, he had a high-pitched voice. He says he couldn’t even sing.
He knew how to rap. YFN wrote his lyrics, and when he didn’t sound right rapping, he sings. And the sound was much better. In an interview, he said he knew his voice was high-pitched only when speaking aloud.
Earnings and Income
He earned his wealth through rapping and music. So far, he released two mixtapes, one extended play, and one full-length studio album.
YFN Lucci also earns money through live performances on various platforms. He started his professional career just a few years ago. His journey is in the early stages. Expect more from this rapper in the future.
YFN Lucci dated Reginae Carter, a TV actor and the daughter of Lil Wayne. They officially broke up in 2019 after multiple social media blunders. Lucci didn’t waste much time to move on.
His marital status is a mystery. Yet, he does have two adorable kids, a son, and a daughter. They appear in a couple of videos with him.
Lately, we see him on photos with an unidentified woman. They show hugged up together. Yet, we do not know her name.