Lukyiam’s in a celebratory mood, it seems, having just come off his birthday celebrations, the quick-witted member of the phenomenal Living Legends rap collective has just released his latest full length album – for free.
I Love Hatersis available for download only for the month of August, as Lucky’s gift to the fans. The title of the album comes from Luckyiam’s view of the word “hater” – he says, “You can’t critique anything anymore without being labeled a hater and I just don’t agree with that so, I Love Haters aka. people who have great taste, style and originality who aren’t afraid to express opinions”.
According to L-R-G.com, the album is produced entirely by Kruse, who first worked with Luckyiam on his 2007 release of Most Likely To Succeed. During that process, Luckyiam reportedly found an inspiration in Kruse’s capturing of the vibe of the earlier Living Legends’ sample-heavy sound, but with an updated twist.
The result of their latest collaboration features some heavy-hitter guest spots, including Slug of Atmosphere, Aceyalone of Freestyle Fellowship, Imani of Pharcyde, and Pep Love of Hieroglyphics. Pure gold on all fronts.
Listen to the album below to see if it’s worth your hard drive space (trust us, it is):
I Love Haters was released on August 2, Luckyiam’s birthday, and the free release is the MC’s way of thanking his listeners for the continued support throughout the years. Keep an eye out for upcoming new videos from the project, as well as another full length Luckyiam album, titled Time 2 Get Lucky, in November.