Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci touring behind debut album 'Ray Ray from Summerhill'
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Some look at YFN Lucci as just another Atlanta rapper, but he has become a lot more than that.

Sure, Lucci follows in the same footsteps and blueprint as other ATL artists before him, but it has been a blueprint that has proven successful, so why go changing the formula now? In order to appreciate the artist that he has become, a little context is in order.

Bron Rayshawn Lamar Bennett in 1991, Lucci was well trained on the gospel of such legendary MCs as Lil Wayne, T.I. and Jeezy. By the time he hit 16, he was discovered by a local rapper named Johnny Cinco, and he encouraged him to go forth into a rap career.

Rapping is in Lucci’s family blood, as his older brother is also a rapper, Jaser Laser. By the end of 2014, Lucci had inked a deal with Think It’s A Game Entertainment, and his debut mixtape followed shortly thereafter, Wish Me Well. That mixtape caught fire within the streets of Atlanta, and after his second mixtape, Wish Me Well 2, managed to chart on the Billboard 200 (#183), Lucci new that he was well on his way to becoming a big-time MC.

Recently, Lucci has released his debut LP, Ray Ray From Summerhill, and it’s well worth a listen; and to support the album, YFN will be hitting the road on a tour that will almost certainly sell out.

Keep in mind that all dates and venues are subjected to change.

April 12 -- Norfolk, VA -- The NorVa (Click here for tickets)
April 13 -- Silver Spring, MD -- The Fillmore
April 14 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Coda
April 17 -- New York, NY -- SOB’s
April 18 -- Cambridge, MA -- Middle East
April 19 -- Montréal, QC -- Le Belmont Sur Le Boulevard
April 20 -- Toronto, ON -- Adelaide Hall
April 21 -- Grand Rapids, MI -- The Intersection - The Stache
April 22 -- Indianapolis, IN -- Deluxe at Old National Centre
April 25 -- Louisville, KY -- Mercury Ballroom
April 26 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Turner Ballroom
April 27 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Music Hall
April 28 -- Sauget, IL -- Pop’s
April 29 -- Lawrence, KS -- Granada Theatre
May 1 -- Denver, CO -- Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
May 3 -- Salt Lake City, UT -- The Complex
May 5 -- Spokane, WA -- Knitting Factory
May 6 -- Portland, OR -- Hawthorne Theatre
May 8 -- San Francisco, CA -- Slim’s (Click here for tickets)
May 9 -- West Hollywood, CA -- The Roxy Theatre (Click here for tickets)
May 11 -- Phoenix, AZ -- Crescent Ballroom
May 12 -- Albuquerque, NM -- El Rey Theatre
May 16 -- New Orleans, LA -- House of Blues
May 17 -- Atlanta, GA -- Center Stage Theater