The Alternative Trap sound —which is composed by spaced out and mellow vibes—played a huge role in Lucki Eck$’ meteoric rise to become one of Chicago most buzzing up-and-comers shortly after the ‘tape dropped this past Summer. Without a doubt, Lucki should take a lot of the credit for capitalizing on the production with his metaphysical rhymes and amicable flow. Nonetheless, today I want to spotlight one of the project’s main producers, whose sound helped Alternative Trap exceed expectations and obtain critical acclaim.
Plu2o Nash is a multi-talented Chicago native who first started making juke tracks back in middle-school and eventually progressed into a more polished set of production skills. Besides beats, this kid is also a monster behind the lens as he already shoots videos with a peculiar style that is very fitting to his vision. He directed Lucki’s video for ”Love It” (which he also produced) and it currently stands at 10,000 views, proving people reacted extremely well to the slow-motion editing mixed with the in-and-out of focus transitions made by Plu2o. This kid has the talent and the team to achieve big things in the coming months. With that being said, I recently hit him up and linked up on a quick Q&A to get to know the artist better. Check it out after the jump.
Receptionist:Don't you feel like your generation is just lazy?
Me:Lazy? I'd say apathetic.
Receptionist:Isn't it the same?
Me:No. My generation is criticized and toiled with, and I don't see why not - just turn on the TV and watch what they're feeding us. But my generation is not lazy. My generation fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. My generation fought for womens rights in a fury that hadn't been seen since the 19th Amendment. My generation got our first black President elected. My generation fought for Gay rights for the first time in American history. And with all that, we are apathetic, and that's because things aren't going to be better for us down the road. We are the first generation expected to make less than our parents. We are the first generation to see America lose its status as a super power. We've lived through the worst economic times since the Great Depression, and are forced to take out thousands of dollars in student loans at the same time, all while our college degrees slowly turn into a highschool diploma. We've done plenty, and expect nothing. So no, I wouldn't say we're lazy, just apathetic.