Lokust Luciano getting radio recognition with Coping Mechanism!
December 15 2022
It hasn’t been long since Lokust Luciano and DL Down3r released Coping Mechanism, a frank introspective piece, which gave us all candid insight into what Lokust and Down3r have gone through. Thankfully, the song is seeing success, and Lokust’s streaming numbers are up in general across the board! The radio team have been working hard on his catalogue, especially on Coping Mechanism lately, and that’s apparent to see given that the track has over 10 thousand plays after it was released not long ago. And that’s just on Spotify alone! Give it a listen in the players below.
Fans of the self-named “Crippled Kingpin” will be very happy to know that Coping Mechanism in particular is seeing success all over the world via global radio efforts! Here’s the breakdown.
Coping Mechanism is the most popular track in Lokust’s catalogue, with 21 stations that downloaded it across 16 different countries. Of those 21 unique stations, all 21 of them decided to play the track! Just imagine that – they gave it a try, and it cleared the bar for every single one of them. Not one of the stations who downloaded this banger rejected it! That’s incredibly good news and a really good sign for things to come. This track is most popular in Australia, Italy and Spain, and has seen an estimated playcount of 42. Just think of how many hundreds of people that would have reached – 42 plays on the radio is a LOT of different listeners that this song is making its way to! This is brilliant going into 2023, and makes us optimistic for stuff to come. It’s amazing news for Lokust, as well as for Down3r who featured on the track… and who had his own radio milestone just recently too!
These figures come to us from our friends over at Syndicast. We wanna give special thanks to Syndicast for hosting this track in a convenient manner for the masses to engage with, and of course to every single one of the radio stations who decided to blast it out over their airwaves. If you got a coping mechanism for the rough patches in your life, we can think of worse things to do than to jam out to some relatable tunes about it!
Lokust Luciano and DL Down3r have become closer and closer as time has gone on, and to cement this, this spicy single shows us their brotherhood. The song’s format manifests as Lokust telling the listener about his struggles with drug abuse, and the excuses he gives himself and others in order to continue using drugs as a crutch. Then DL comes in, and effectively sits Lokust down to have a serious conversation about the dark path he’s going down, from one friend to another, from one victim of drug abuse to another. The message of the song is clear: the problems that can be found in life are worth facing directly, when the alternative is avoiding them via drug abuse. Avoiding one’s problems through drug abuse is far worse than just facing them. It simply adds to the problems you’ll have to eventually work through or die trying, once the illusion is broken and it all comes crashing down. DL is known for songs like this, so it’s great to see Lokust teaming up and pitching in for this one too.
We’d like to thank the radio team for their hard work, and we can clearly see the results. We’re sure that Down3r and Lokust will be happy with this, and we’re looking forward to what they make next, especially the pair of them both attending Jingle Jam 9 next month! This duo is making waves, and we’re looking forward to whatever they bring out next, whether it be a sombre song like this one, or a classic party anthem banger. But if you’re out of the loop, who are these guys?
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! We’ll see you there, and until next time, do what we’re planning to do… keep your ear to the ground for some spicy new releases from the Kingpin himself!
For more, check out Lokust’s bio here!
And of course there’s DL Down3r, the mastermind behind Suga Boom Boom, which the lyrics of Coping Mechanism about “chasing dragons” are a reference to. Through fierce and funky west coast rap, DL Down3r shares his prolific work with the rest of the world, and the stage with west coast rap legends such as Coolio, Brown Boy, Jay Tablet, Lil Young, Snoopyblue, LadyDice, Baby Bash, Steel City Hustlers, King Z and DJ Kane to name a few.
From powerful messages, lyrical poetry and sharp comments on society, to G-funk and Trap/EDM hype songs, he proves that age and experience is the opposite of a liability in today’s rap game. Blast it loud, get ready to feel something, and rest assured knowing that hip hop never died!
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