ABM: What is your stage name?
LRucus: My stage name is L.Rucus pronounced (EL-Rukus)
ABM: Where are you from, and what was it like growing up there?
LRucus: I’m from Vallejo, CA. It’s the same as a lot of places in the Bay Area and other cities. It’s a cool spot to live, it has it areas you gotta be aware of and just don’t cause any trouble. I’m a pretty lowkey person so I normally don’t ruffle feathers and just keep it chill and respectful. Outside of just random shit happening in the bay, I can’t say its all bad, just love the city I grew up in and appreciate how it made me and what it taught me.
ABM: What inspired you to pursue music as a career?
LRucus: When I first listened to Kanye West it definitely peaked my interest. I never listened to music like that, it wasn’t a thing in my house hold, but when i was out with the homies and just chilling, hearing what they listened to and what was dope around that time really opened my eyes up. I started rapping in class, beating on the desks and all that, making beats. I always wrote poetry and used it as an outlet to express myself, but then when i first got in touch with a cat who had a studio or a booth, it was history. I was hooked with creating.
ABM: What are your last full length releases people can go check out right now?
LRucus: I have 4 projects at the moment out folks can check out.
The Long Way Home
The L Word
ABM: What are you currently working on?
LRucus: At the moment I’m working on a dual project with my bruda Trill Lee that we’ve been talking about and putting together for a while and putting aside some records I’ve been creating for another solo project. Always looking to push the boundaries and bar for myself and really test my limits.
ABM: What’s your next visual you plan on releasing, tell us about it.
LRucus: The latest visual i’m releasing is one title “What you say” dropping March 2nd. It’s a dope storyline with a a lot of visually captivating stuff going on. Can’t tell you too much other than it’ll be a great watch from start to finish and i can’t wait for everyone to see it.
ABM: Is there any reputable artists you have worked with so far in your career?
LRucus: I’ve linked up and worked with a lot of dope artist from Nef the Pharoah, to Show Banga and Derek King. Definitely appreciate what they brought to the table and the energy on the records. I just keep focused and staying consistent.
ABM: Is there any artists you would like to work with in the future?
LRucus: Yea i’m open to working with anyone who’s dope and take they’re craft serious. But I definitely wanna rock with the homies from Dreamville or TDE. That’s for-sure on the list of things to do for the year.
ABM: Any business ventures you wanna tell the public about?
LRucus: I’m currently working on expanding my clothing brand “L’s Up” and getting new outfits in the line up. Definitely tap in and check it out on my website IamLRucus.net
ABM: Where can people find you online?
LRucus: Follow me on IG at @IAMLRUCUS, Twitter @LRUCUS
ABM: Any last words?
LRucus: Just check out the newest visual and look out for more stuff from me!