First off, free Nino Bam. Now that you know we want Nino home, let’s talk about one of Seattle’s most respected emcees, Fatal Lucciauno.
WTF Happened is a statement to the Northwest. The album slaps courtesy of veteran Seattle producers Brainstorm, D-Sane, Antwon Vision, and others.
Fatal is back and his music is stocked up. The buzz started with the loose release ‘Fatal Album Done.’ The album in question was WTF Happened. Hard hitting street music with zero slack on lyrical content. The signature voice and unmistakable flow. Younger northwest music fans may not know the journey but chances are they’ve heard the music this past year or two.
Fatal was born a true street poet, influenced heavily by music since an early age. His mother was a rhythm and blues singer. The Seattle emcee dropped his debut album The Forgotten Son in 2007. He quickly gained momentum being named “Best Solo Hip Hop Album” by The Stranger and making URB Magazine’s “Next 1000” list.
In 2009, Fatal was targeted by his city after an ill-timed shooting during one of his shows. Someone was killed and rap music was to blame. The city unjustly made Fatal a billboard for violence. He was soon banned from various venues around the town.
Music has since been released but the potential took a handicap. Then, there was excitement when Raz Simone‘s Black Umbrella company announced a partnership with Lucciauno. Then, ‘Fatal Album Done’ dropped. After this record, a few singles, and music videos were released leading up until WTF Happened.
Fatal Lucciauno Interview With Respect My Region
A BIG shout out to Chase Henny, the Black Umbrella staff, and Javier Morin Jr for their help with this interview.