Over the past year or so, local emcee Luck-One overcame a pretty difficult past to make his name in Portland hiphop. His collaboration with Dekk, the Beautiful Music EP, is still in constant rotation here at Mercury HQ, and we're anxiously awaiting the arrive of his first LP, True Theory. But now it looks like we'll have to wait a wee bit longer.

True Theory Outtakes is a free digital EP due out on October 4 that will feature material that didn't make the cut from the LP. The first outtake single, "More," is available right this very second. We'll let the press release do the heavy lifting:

“More” is a song conceptually based around a recurrent theme in Luck’s music, the struggle for a greater degree of excellence. The track is stylistically set to a booming percussion and multi-layered instrumentation that frames the pulsing composition. “More” is a step away from the signature synth sound with which he first captured the listeners’ attention with partner in crime Dekk (Beautiful Music 2009 Architect Ent./Spread), and a break into a more organic sound that finds him switching gears from emphatic chants, to laid back flows, and all out harmonizing.


Luck-One - "More"

True Theory Outtakes is getting its own all-age release party on November 20 at Backspace. Until then, you can download "More" here.