Lana Shea
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Lana Shea

Portland, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2018
Solo Hip Hop Electronic




"Weekly Top 5"

Budding emcee Lana Shea teams up with producer Kill the computer on this self reflective record titled “Thyself”. Over the futuristic backdrop, Lana goes on a mission of self discovery and self appreciation on the song. She explains further “I struggle with the voice in my head talking a lot of shit to me, so I decided to give the inner bitch a chance to shine on this one as well...”

The video was shot in NYC by French cinematographer Felixe de Becker and shows the emcee in her natural state kicking bars in several spots. “Thyself” is the 2nd release off Lana Shea’s upcoming debut solo album, Duality, available July 13th. Get this track and preorder the album here - The Word Is Bond

"Best New Tracks: Eligh & Amp Live"

In celebration of International Women's Day, here is a fucking fierce drop-tempo acoustic rework of Eligh & Amp Live's "Ms. Meteor" by Los Angeles super talent, Lana Shea.

Gurl nails those raps. - We Are The Guard


Luck & Lana have been on a constant grind since releasing their full-length debut, GO, which was released in January 2016. Comprised of Luckyiam of Living Legends and singer-songwriter Lana Shea, Luck & Lana merge Shea’s delicate vocals and seemingly effortless rhyming style with Luckyiam’s signature laid back flow.

After two back-to-back videos for “BWOMP” and “Keys/Vision,” the Cali duo is back with “Team” featuring LA production team Kill The Computer. The track kicks off with a Kurupt sample from a Vlad TV interview, which Luckyiam explains “was one of the greatest rants I’ve ever witnessed in the history of the internet.

“While I was recording my verse, I just thought, ‘Man, that would go perfect on that intro,” he continues. “Nothing else could be said right there. It’s how I feel.”

Shea adds, “It’s about repping your team to the fullest, right? It’s about going all the way in. It’s about believing in the people around you hard as fu*k so that nothing else even matters. Not everyone is gonna like you and we don’t mind that—that’s how it is when you’re passionate about something. So we wanted the video to be athletic and competitive, but also dope and underground like us.”

Filmed at a secret Los Angeles fight club in LA, director Sawa took the reigns and delivered visuals that perfectly illustrate the theme of the track.

Luck & Lana are clearly training for whatever lies ahead and in the meantime, turning out banger after banger. Check out for more information. - The Source

"NSFW! Lana Shea Balls Hard"

And here I thought I was sick of the Harlem Shake. This lady, Lana Shea, just breathed new life into an old meme and it is GOOD. Granted, it’s only a two-week old meme, but in internet life that thing is essentially dead, gone and buried.

So yeah, here’s Lana. She has long, pretty hair (which looks amazingly great in a beanie), straight white teeth and is rocking sweats better than Jenny from the Block-era J.Lo. Her propensity for comfort clothes shows me that she’s definitely someone I’d want to be friends with. Also, she has a pitbull dogchild and I have a pitbull dogchild and together they could run around in flowery fields with scary spiky collars and live happily ever after. She’d round out my imaginary friend group really well, as I don’t yet have a female rapper at the table (obviously Jay-Z is my male rapper friend, if for no other reason than by Beyoncassociation).

Homegirl’s got some legit money-making flow (none of that Karmin nonsense) AND manages to spit it while driving a car with a Jameson-swilling unicorn-head in the backseat. I hope he shares that Jameson after Lana’s done chauffeuring him to wherever they’re going. She deserves it. Nobody ACTUALLY likes to be the DD.

Ch-ch-check it out (Also: Anyone else interested in watching her tear up Kreayshawn in a rap battle? Somebody make that happen.): - Hello Giggles

"Here's One Reason Not To Harass Ladies On The Street"

Obviously you should never meet violence with violence, but this hyperbolic video explores the inner turmoil that many of us feel when confronted with demeaning, disconcerting, and sometimes dangerous street harassment.

Secondly, this song is catchy as hell. True story: I accidentally made eye contact with my neighbor while singing along and so later tonight I'm gonna go over with cookies to explain what happened. - Jezebel

"[Interview] Luck&Lana at Northern Nights"

Luck&Lana is the bass heavy hip-hop duo of rapper Luckyiam of the Living Legends, and rapper/vocalist Lana Shae. The LA-based twosome teamed up a few years ago and began fusing hip-hop music with strong electronic elements and have since been described as “a hip-hop/dub-step Bonnie and Clyde”. Luck&Lana got the crowd dancing early on Friday of Northern Nights Festival at the River Stage. Not only did the two bring their uniquely fun and conscious sound to the fest, they also brought baked cookies and other goodies for the crowd to enjoy.
We had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Luck and Lana after their set at Northern Nights. We discussed conscious hip-hop lyrics, the female presence in the hip-hop industry, and how the two of them came to start making music together.

Euphoric: How would you describe your sound to someone who’s completely out of the loop?
Lana: It’s hip-hop, EDM, and bass music…if you know what any of those things mean. I guess if you are completely out of the loop, then hard beats and bars. We have a DJ. I sing, we both rap; we try to spit some semi-conscious lyrics, but still have some party music. We put thought into what we’re putting out into the world, not just some ‘booty-shakin, bitches and hoes’ [music].

Euphoric: Hip-hop can have that connotation a lot – there isn’t a lot conscious hip-hop out there. Has it been challenging to get your conscious message across as hip-hop artists?
Lana: I wouldn’t say that it’s necessarily challenging; there is definitely an audience for it, a large audience for it; it’s not what’s mainstream or on the radio. He’s [points to Luck] been with a hip-hop group that paved the way for independent hip-hop, and a different message than just mainstream, party music that doesn’t think about anything that’s going on in the world, Living Legends.

Euphoric: Lana, there aren’t a lot of really popular female hip-hop artists. Why do you think that is?
Lana: There are getting to be more and more [female hip-hop artists], which is great to see. I think it just has to do with women in general, in business and in politics, and it’s taken a while. Hip-hop, in particular, is definitely challenging especially with a lot of the messages that are projected about women…
Luck: [Giving an example] These hoes ain’t loyal.
Lana: Mainstream hip-hop music is so dirty; it does us [women] so dirty. I’m trying to do something new, but at the same time it is just something that comes really naturally to me. He helps a lot, because he works with some really open-minded guys who have been in the game for a long time and who aren’t really concerned with all of that bullshit. I love that – I’m having a great fucking time.

Euphoric: When did you two first start making music together?
Lana: It was a couple years ago.
Luck: We were just dabbling into some new stuff.
Lana: We linked up and were actually working on some acoustic stuff. I [also] play guitar and write songs, so we were doing some of that – that stuff hasn’t actually made it out yet. Then, I have some friends called Kill The Computer’– they’re a production team, and they were sending me beats. He actually walked by when I was playing one [of those beats] on my laptop, and he heard it and was like ‘what’s that – I want that’. I told him it was my beat, so we decided to make a song together. That was the first song we did together; it came out on his album Time To Get Lucky – it was called “Bang Bang”. Then we did more and more songs with Kill the Computer, and decided to just do an entire album. We put an album out at the end of last year called Luck and Lana Kill The Computer. It was so natural how it came together – we all liked what each other were doing and it worked out so well, Luck and Lana as a group.

Euphoric: Have ya’ll played many other festivals together?
Luck: Ya, we played SnowGlobe [Music Festival] up in Tahoe this New Years [Weekend].
Lana: We did a little festival in Beaver, Utah a while ago. We’ve done a handful – we are working our way in. We’re stoked to be here [at Northern Nights]. We had a really fun set down at the River Stage earlier. I’ve never played on a stage right next to the river and across from a forest. It was dope.
Luck: Plus those speakers were dope – I loved those speakers. They’re called Void Speakers.

Euphoric: I heard you mention earlier that you weren’t sure if you were going to stay or not, but once you got here and saw everything you decided you wanted to stay for the weekend. What is it about Northern Nights Music Festival that drew you in to stay a little longer?
Luck: The people, the atmosphere, and the vibes – the camp. We haven’t been camping in a few years.
Lana: Everyone so far has been super nice so far. It’s really dope. It’s beautiful. Why would we leave here? We’ve got cool people around us; we’ve got a tent. We’re off work; we went on early and it’s time to chill.

Euphoric: Are there any other acts that ya’ll particularly want to catch while you are here at Northern Nights?
Luck: We’re going to catch Zion I tonight. We want to catch Beats Antique too, because we met the guy who does the visuals for them at SnowGlobe this year.
Lana: It was really cool, but we didn’t really get to see very much of their set, so we really want to see them.

Euphoric: Is there anything else you want to add about yourselves or any of your upcoming projects?
Lana: I have my first solo EP coming out at the end of the summer. Its called Lana Shea R.A.P.S. LuckyIam is on it; my girl Hopie SpitsHard from San Francisco is on it; my girl Medusa from LA is on it. I’m very excited about it. Luck and Lana Kill the Computer also came out last November. - Euphoric




Lana Shea is a singer/rapper/ songwriter from Portland and Los Angeles.  She has been described as a “supertalent” (We Are The Guard ) with “delicate vocals and a seemingly effortless flow” (The Source).  Shea has been known to blend genres from folk to hip-hop to electronic but remains rooted in her foundation as a songwriter with something to say.  She was previously a member of the group Luck & Lana Kill The Computer, a collaboration with Luckyiam from the Living Legends crew, and together they released 2 full-length albums and toured the western US extensively.  While paying her dues in the underground hip-hop scene she has worked with such pioneers as Del the Funky Homosapien, Aesop Rock, Medusa and Ras Kass. 

Shea is the daughter of a Portland-based Jazz musician and was raised in a musical household.  She grew up singing and listening to her dad’s records, which included Jazz, Classical, Blues and a heavy amount of Classic Rock.  When her brother introduced her to Hip-Hop at an early age, she was drawn to the music of Outkast, Big L, Nate Dogg and The Black Eyed Peas.

After moving from her hometown of Portland, OR to Los Angeles, the place of her birth and where she spent summers growing up, she began singing and playing guitar at open mics in Hollywood, as well as spitting verses at slam poetry events. 

As a budding singer-songwriter she would consistently slip rap verses into her otherwise folksy music, sometimes to the delight and sometimes to the dismay of her coffee shop audiences.  This is where she first garnered her nickname of “hip-hop hippie”.  Her first break came when she sold an original song to a Taco Bell commercial and was hired to perform in the ad as well.  She never looked back. 

As she was becoming more comfortable as an MC, Luckyiam, a well-known West Coast independent rap artist, discovered her and featured a verse from her on his 2012 solo album Time 2 Get Lucky.  This was the beginning of a 4-year collaboration that gave birth to the group Luck & Lana Kill The Computer.  Working with the Living Legends cemented Shea’s confidence in her voice and her flow, and while touring the US she opened for artists such as Diplo, Jurassic 5, KRS-One, Mickey Avalon and Autograf and appeared at several festivals including Snow Globe in Tahoe and Hiero Day in Oakland.     

After leaving her group in 2017, Lana has embarked on a solo career and recently released her debut solo album.  Tracks off her first EP were featured on ESPN’s First Take and Bad Girls Club. She hopes to continue to inspire young women and girls to fight for their rights and to express themselves while spreading her unique blend of soulful, conscious yet catchy music to the globe.

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