Lucas with the lid off ~ Lucas

lucasLucas Secon, also known by the stage name Lucas, is a Grammy Award, MTV Award and Emmy Award-nominated record producer, songwriter, Golden Poets Award winner, DJ, rapper, singer and artist/conceptualist. He lives in London, United Kingdom.

Secon has contributed to seven number one records and many other singles and number one albums. Secon is also known for his own single, “Lucas with the Lid Off”, from his 1994 album Lucacentric.

He has contributed to over 60 million album sales and has garnered many multi-platinum, platinum and gold plaques for singles and albums sold and, as his own manager, he has placed all his own records and produced and written for such acts as Christina Aguilera, The Pussycat Dolls, Kylie Minogue, The Wanted, Snoop Dogg, Gym Class Heroes, Olly Murs, IAM, Sugababes, Natasha Bedingfield, New Boyz, Cee Lo Green, Steve Aoki, Big Time Rush, Travis McCoy, Mos Def, Cassidy, Toni Braxton, Jordin Sparks, Pixie Lott, Conor Maynard, Fighting With Wire, Sean Paul, Alexandra Burke, Sean Kingston, JLS, The Saturdays, Mohombi, September, Blak Twang, Tweet, Rivers Cuomo, Sly and Robbie, Steve Aoki, Chubb Rock, Kool Keith, Lady Of Rage, Pete Nice, Tanya Lacey, Girls Generation, Tohoshinki, Shinee, Inna,Elyar Fox,Little Nikki, B5 and many more.

Secon was born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lucas played football for Scandinavia’s biggest club FC Copenhagen’s youth team from age 6 to 16. He then played for Frem,another top flight club at the time in Copenhagen but music ended up taking over.

Secon spent his childhood between New York and Copenhagen while also living in Venice, Italy and London, England before settling in New York after graduating from high school. He attended New York University, majoring in Psychology and Philosophy with a minor in Music Business.

Secon won Spin Magazine’s Golden Poets Award for his poem “The Ice Age” (out of 150,000 entrants), which became a song on To Rap My World Around You.

Lucas’ father, Paul Secon, is perhaps best known as the co-founder of Pottery Barn along with his brother Morris Secon. He also worked as a songwriter for Nat King Cole, The Ink Spots, and The Mills Brothers and many more. His mother, Danish artist Berta Moltke, was the head of the Danish Academy of Arts for several years and has exhibited around the world for the last 35 years.

Paul Secon and Lucas also wrote a song together called “Red,White and Blues”,detailing America’s unfaithful relationship with its own people and it’s shady,opportunistic foreign politics/policies on his album Lucacentric.

Lucas with the lid off

In 1993 he signed with Atlantic Records and released his 1994 album Lucacentric, a  jazz-influenced work that hit the Top 40 in at least 10 countries. It also spawned the single “Lucas with the Lid Off”, which peaked at #29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and became his only Top 40 hit as a solo artist. The music video for his the single, directed by Michel Gondry, received a Grammy nomination 37th Annual Grammy Awards – and a MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Male Video in 1995. The video features a very distinctive and memorable style, being shot in one take among a variety of different sets. It was voted #4 in an MTV list of the “Best Videos of All-Time”.

He has also worked as a DJ for many different artists such as Lifer’s Group, Jamalski, Yasmin, and even for his own work. He started DJing as a 15 year old in Copenhagen, Denmark, even entering the Danish DMC World DJ Championships contest

Spoken: “I’ll be practicing in my mind”

wha-da-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-baaa
Whoa-oh-oh
catch the vibes… the reggae and the ragtime
Whoa-oh-oh
catch the vibes, catch the vibes
Whoa-oh-oh
Cause it’s lucas with the lid off
catch the vibes, catch the vibes
Whoa-oh-oh
Cause it’s lucas with the lid off
Zem, Zem,
daZem, Zem
daZow, Zem

Watch me now you hear me now
Watch me go-oh

Whatever bubbles, bubbles up… (I feeeeeel)
Come follow me around come follow me now (yeah, yeah-eah)
Whatever bubbles, bubbles up… (I feeeeeel)
Come follow me around come follow me now (yeah, yeah-eah)
Whatever bubbles, bubbles up… (I feeeeeel)
Come follow me around come follow me now (yeah, yeah-eah)
Whatever bubbles, bubbles up… (I feeeeeel)
Come follow me around come follow me now (yeah, yeah-eah)

I feeeeeel… so good

Zow, zow, zow

Watch me go-oh

Strike the right chord, and I rap, rap my skull cap
Electric, until I blow my top off
I wrap my lyrics right around the globe
I lay lobes and all
Bit by bit I make it fit
Cause I’m here to knit myself together
and whatever split for my format
and after that
I never stay the same
and treat the freak like a doormat
Jump around on it
I’m here to spray poetic confetti already
Open open open up your skull cap
and let it rain, let it rain, let it rain
Let it drain

All the I’m-too-cool-to-have-a-good-time-
but-really-I’m-a-muted-trumpet type of talkaway
Hey-ey-ey
move to the front, take it off, take it off,
Catch the vibes
Cause it’s lucas with the lid off

catch the vibes, catch the vibes
Whoa-oh-oh
Cause it’s lucas with the lid off
catch the vibes, catch the vibes
Whoa-oh-oh
Cause it’s lucas with the lid off
Zem, Zem,
daZow, Zow
Skedadle-lah-ooh
watch me now you hear me now
Uh now, now, now

Whatever bubbles, bubbles up… (I feeeeeel)
Come follow me around come follow me now (yeah, yeah-eah)
Whatever bubbles, bubbles up… (I feeeeeel)
Come follow me around come follow me now (yeah, yeah-eah)
Whatever bubbles, bubbles up… (I feeeeeel)
Come follow me around come follow me now (yeah, yeah-eah)
Whatever bubbles, bubbles up… (I feeeeeel)
Come follow me around come follow me now (yeah, yeah-eah)

I feeeeeel… so good
I feeeeeel… so good

Welcome to my brain, I got the lid off
my chest I got my nut off
the type of spirit that can break your framework
the same by the end will stay the same
hear the voice of summer
Zow za zow zow
but once I gotta hum a melody
that represents the type of flow I kick
when my tongue is swingin’ like a drumstick
of a jazzy type of lick
everybody’s got the lid on tightly
afraid of what might be lurking right behind
and out of safety
so undo yourself and watch my rhyme go
out of my lyrical chimney
but don’t repeat my voice to the beat

when you hear the track again make up your own words
Cause the rhythm is a conduit to break a split from the homegrown
The well known is on to the unknown
See everyone’s a firecracker like a phone about to get hooked up
and let look up and let look up and let whatever bubbles up
out your head spread the vibes and illuminate the sky

Cause it’s lucas with the lid off
it’s lucas with the lid off
it’s lucas with the lid off
Come on and take your lid off

Watch this
Watch me now you hear me now

take a solo , take a solo
and spread the vibes kid
I hear that funky tune
now now now now
now now
Whooooooooooo
spread spread spread the vibes
spread it spread it
now-now now-now now-now now-now
watch this
mm-mm
ah bap bap bap bow

Watch me now you hear me now

Uh now, now, now

Whatever bubbles, bubbles up… (I feeeeeel)
Come follow me around come follow me now (yeah, yeah-eah)
Whatever bubbles, bubbles up… (I feeeeeel)
Come follow me around come follow me now (yeah, yeah-eah)
Whatever bubbles, bubbles up… (I feeeeeel)
Come follow me around come follow me now (yeah, yeah-eah)
Whatever bubbles, bubbles up… (I feeeeeel)
Come follow me around come follow me now (yeah, yeah-eah)

I feeeeeel… so good
I feeeeeel… so good
e lid off
Zem, Zem,
daZem, Zem
daZow, Zem

Watch me now you hear me now
Watch me go-
catch the vibes, catch the vibes
Whoa-oh-oh
Cause it’s lucas with the lid off
catch the vibes, catch ta-oh-oh
Cause it’s lucas with the lid off
Zem, Zem,
daZow, Zow
Skedadle-lah-ooh
watch me now you hear me now

 


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About DJ Allyn

DJ Allyn is a burned out radio guy who went on to become a burned out sound engineer for a few Seattle area grunge bands in the 1980s and 1990s. Left the madness of worldwide tours with bands, cleaned up my act and went into the relative sanity of sound engineering for television series. Currently working as the Director of Sound for a television series being filmed in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I am always on the lookout for interesting videos, old music, and fun.

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