Lokust Luciano was born William Arciszewski on June 21st, 1988 as a premature baby, and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. He grew up in North Fort Myers and began writing poetry at the tender age of 9 years old. He has been active in multiple facets of the Hip-Hop scene since 1998. He moved to Florida for leg surgery when he was very young, as the medical world at the time (1988) didn’t have a solid understanding of Cerebral Palsy yet, so he had to seek out an expert specialist. Orlando was the only place he could go for it, and he came out on the other side grinning. He is well known in the underground music scene for his production talent and lyrical delivery. He is also sometimes known by the handle “Crippled Kingpin”.
The adversities he has overcome are now a part of his personal aesthetic, showing his strength and sturdy sense of humour. His creative drive is unstoppable, and we’re sure you’ll agree when you see some of the hits from his catalogue that have been turning heads his way!
Lokust Luciano’s style of music is hip hop with an emphasis on percussive flow. Each bar he belts out hits like a ten ton impact, and he’s inspired greatly by Nipsey Hussle, who has come to be known as this generation’s answer to 2Pac! The influence is unsurprising, as Lokust was able to meet the legendary rapper before he passed away. The world may yet see him carry on the legacy!
Lokust originally came to our attention when he featured with DL Down3r across several songs, and eventually he became an artist with Blue Pie Records officially. If you’ve only experienced his collabs with DL up to this point, you’re sure to get swept up in the quality that’s found in the rest of his work! There’s plenty more to come, a whole new swarm of Lokust’s songs, both as a result of our partnership, and from collabs galore. Mr Luciano is back and he’s on the attack, and we’re all the more excited to see what him and his crew have in store for us next! Whether there’s more collabs, more solo stuff or some wild third category of release that Lokust has planned, we’ll find plenty of the good stuff in his catalogue as it updates! We’ll see you there, so keep your ear to the ground for some spicy new releases from the Kingpin himself!