Hawks Talon Head Coach Wesley Acuff Was Joined by the Atlanta Rap Star as Part of the Talon Takeover Series
Hawks Talon GC, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, hosted a special livestream on the team’s official Twitch channel as part of a recently-announced content series called Talon Takeover. As part of the stream, Hawks Talon’s Team Manager and Head Coach Wesley Acuff was joined by Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci. Singing and rapping with the same fiery force, YFN Lucci represents the next evolution of the Atlanta sound. Inking a deal with TIG Records in 2014, he quietly developed into one of his city’s most powerful voices.
“Having Atlanta’s own YFN Lucci join us for Talon Takeover tonight was special,” said Acuff. “Over the years, YFN Lucci’s music has continued to evolve just like our city, and it was great to give our fans an opportunity to learn more about him tonight.”
During the stream, the conversation revolved around YFN Lucci’s background, his love for basketball and music. Additionally, he talked about what it is like to be a CEO and run his own business.
Following the success of Wish Me Well, YFN Lucci unleashed Wish Me Well 2 in 2016. It yielded the platinum-certified smash “Key to the Streets” [feat. Migos & Trouble], which amassed over 43.2 million Spotify streams, turned up a high-profile remix with Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and Quavo, and landed on XXL’s “50 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2016” and Vibe’s “The 60 Best Songs of 2016” list. Forbes proclaimed YFN Lucci among “5 Breakout Hip-Hop Artists to Watch This Summer” and Billboard dubbed him one of the “Top 10 Hip-Hop & R&B Artists to Watch in 2017”—he’s lived up to those claims with his EP Long Live Nut, which spawned the hit single “Everyday We Lit,” and album Ray RayFrom Summer Hill. Now, Lucci completes his highly anticipated trilogy with the release of Wish Me Well 3.