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Singled Out: Kyle Lucas' Veritas

11/24/2015
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Hip-hop star Kyle Lucas tells us about his single "Veritas," which is a track from his brand new debut solo album "Marietta, Georgia: The Album". Here is the story:

My single "Veritas" all started from the actual last line of the song. I came up with that first. "Veritas on the trigger finger, Boondocks Saint"

I'm a huge fan of that movie, and I loved how he had that tattooed on his trigger finger. "Veritas" means truth in Italian and after i wrote that line i started just reflecting on my career, the ups, the downs, and wanted to address that on the album head on. I didn't know or plan on it being on the first single, but i knew i wanted it on the album. It is pretty ironic that the last line on the song is what i wrote first though. I think that's kinda cool.

I then got the idea to start the song off like how Jay-Z started "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)." He says: "First the Fat Boys break, now everyday i wake up, somebody got a problem with Hov"

I thought that would be cool to playoff that and say: "First Vonnegutt gonna break up, everyday I wake up, somebody got a question about Big."

That sort of set the tone lyrically for how I wanted the song to be. I wanted to address my band breaking up, me not being signed to Big Boi (of Outkast) anymore and address all these issues that my fans ask about. I wanted that to be the first thing you hear on my album. Just put it all out there and get it out of the way.

Judge sent me the beat and i wrote to it for a week or so then laid down the initial vocals with Simon illa in his apartment. I knew i wanted that to be the first song off my album but had no idea for a chorus. I actually tried to do like 2 different chorus myself and they didn't turn out well. Then we got the idea to put Jonny Craig on the hook, or ask him rather, because he played a huge role in getting my solo career to where it is now. He re-inspired me after my band broke up to be a solo emcee, and believed in me enough to work on music with me and take me on the road. So it made a lot of sense to me to have him be featured on this song, which is essentially about starting this new chapter in my career. I was stoked he liked the song enough to do it.

So what initially was suppose to just be the "Intro" track to my album took shape into a complete song and turned into the actual first single released off the album. I'm glad it worked out that way.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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