We got introduced to 17-year-old Chicago rapper Lucki Eck$ with his Alternative Trap mixtape, but we’re still trying to figure him out. Instead of riding the wave, er, the many waves, of hot Chicago styles right now, Lucki is on his own shit. It’s slightly more experimental and, as a result, a little less accessible, but this is only going to open more doors for him to further explore options outside the typical. As we’ve seen with so many of the artists who do this—as opposed to popping up with a few catchy hits then disappearing into obscurity—it’s not a bad way to get things rolling. Check out his latest, “Whole Stain” with Monster Mike, and keep an ear out for Lucki Eck$, because it’s a name you’ll be hearing more of soon.