• Genres
  • Hip-Hop
  • Rap
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Hip-Hop/Rap ★
  • Musicians
    • Lusaid — vocals
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?


"I Got Five On It" (remix) by Luniz.

How do you describe your music to people?


My music is smooth, honest and intoxicating.

Tell us about how you first started gigging.


I started out doing shows for youth groups with my homies when I was in high school. We did like five a year and did a couple shows at open-mics and whatnot. Humble beginnings.

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.


My best show in Sac had to be one of my most recent shows at Blue Lamp. Good energy and a lot of love from people who were new to Lusaid. It was one of those situations where you feel the universe telling you you're on the right path. I elevated my game since that moment.

Tell us about your worst gig.


My worst show would have probably been two shows before the best show. I felt like I didn't have enough energy, and it reflected in the crowd. I took that as a learning opportunity and haven't looked back. So thanks for reminding me about that with this question.

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?


I'm not embarrassed of any artist.

What was the first song you learned to play?


I don't play any instruments. I attempted to learn to play piano and guitar in college, but that ended up being wasted FAFSA funds.

What's next for you?


I am completing my next album and have multiple visuals coming soon. More shows, more merch, and more hard work. 2019 is already planned out. It's time to execute.

What's the story behind your stage name?


When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of Ludacris. One thing that was hype to me was his adlibs, and the "Luda!" adlib was my shit. When I started rapping, I wanted a name that I could have an adlib like that. I named myself Lucid. As I grew as an artist and as a student of the business of music, Lucid turned into Lusaid. A play on the original Lucid, but now spelled to create more meaning and SEO to it. Lusaid is pronouced (Lu-said) and reflects that I am what I speak into existence. Everything that comes from Lusaid is what Lu said at one point. Insomniacs never sleep.

What's your favorite local artist/group?


Torrey Tee, Rapper/CEO/Visionary/Sac legend. Christopher Elliott is one of the most talented singers I've ever met. And I know some dope-ass singers who you guys even nominated. Chris is next up. I rock wit a lot of people though, too many to name but I show love on my IG all the time to my city. I hit people up or comment and let them know they're doing their thing.

Who are your biggest influences?


The 2000's hip hop scene is highly influential with my music. If it was then and slapped I probably know all the words. Newer era J. Cole. My first record on my first EP was titled Dreamville and is top 5 on my discography for a reason.

Who first inspired you to play music?


Honestly, Kci and Jojo were the first musicians who sparked a dream in me to be an artist. They were my favorite artists when I was like 7, and I started to try and write songs. Usher's My Way album is where I decided I wanted to be an entertainer. It all progressed from there.

Words to live by?


Refuse to be blind to the truth; always chase what's real. Never sleep on yourself or your capabilities. Be an insomniac. Insomniacs never sleep.

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