Central District native Fatal Lucciauno is back with another collection of bangers on his most recent tape Rahmeece. The title of this project, Lucciauno’s true name, isn’t just some name pulled out of a hat. Rahmeece explores themes personal to the master lyricist including ‘rap personas,’ growing up in CD, and Blackness in America. Over the course of Rahmeece’s sprawling hour and sixteen minute runtime, Lucciauno once again shows us his poetic prowess and lyrical ability.
Production on the project is handled entirely and magnificently by Rob Reeves. Opening track “The Delegation” begins with sweeping synth chords, bells, and sounds of nature, a seemingly appropriate way to usher us into Lucciauno’s 2020 release. The introduction here is given room to breathe which in turn makes you feel like your listening to the orchestral opening to some Golden Age of Hollywood film. As choral vocalizations come in to back Lucciano’s signature passionate, heated delivery, you really feel like you’re being spirited away. Though, this isn’t a trip to some fake, cardboard cutout Hollywood set made to mimic a far off land. Rather, this is an invitation into Lucciauno’s raw, uncut psyche. “The Delegation” ends with a skit, where the rapper makes it clear that while Rahmeece (the man, not the album) is a genuinely great guy, Lucciauno won’t hesitate to come for you if you’ve wronged him.