LuKane (born Lucas James Moore), is an independent hip-hop/soul artist from the south side of Chicago, who was immersed in music at an early age from his father's favorite Kenny G, Sade, and Earth, Wind, and Fire melodies, to watching his mom and aunts as gospel singers at Chicagoland Bible Fellowship.
His soulful jazz sound started as a youngster, when LuKane found his calling as the lead soloist in the Edgar Allen Poe Classical School choir, which toured in Puerto Rico and New Orleans. He also discovered an affinity for poetry and spoken word, which matured into songwriting, as his tastes evolved.
During his high school years, LuKane released 3 concurrent mixtapes, influenced by the conscious messages of Nas and Common, the mellow flow of Fabolous, the grit of Jadakiss, and the wordplay of Twista. The work was well received by his peers and LuKane began to make a name for himself as a local artist.
Post-graduation, LuKane turned his attention to work, school, and more traditional aspects of life, but in 2013, sprinkled with a little life seasoning and inspired by a new wave of hip-hop artists like Big Sean, Drake, and J. Cole, LuKane released his first mixtape since 2006, Phase 1: Women, Money and Problems.
The project received over 65,000 plays across channels and LuKane began booking shows across the Midwest — from Subterranean in Chicago to The Hangar 9 in Carbondale. He followed up Phase 1 with a collaborative mixtape UnPlugged, and in 2015, released his next solo mixtape Phase 2: Love, Peace and War. This project combined conscious messaging and layered melodies with good vibes that garnered another 65,000+ online plays, and a second Midwest tour.
In 2017, LuKane released his first LP, "Lucas Moore LP". This album gained national attention, and allowed LuKane to headline a Midwest/East Coast tour in fall of 2017. He immediately followed up with his "Soul In The City" concert tour in 2018. Some of the cities of this tour included: Chicago, Champaign, Carbondale, St Louis, New York City, New Jersey City, Baltimore, Detroit, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. This was LuKane's most succesful tour, but ended with his brother's passing in August of 2018.
In January of 2022, LuKane relaunched the "Soul in The City Tour" as a statewide tour for Illinois. This tour stopped at cities such as Chicago, Carbondale, Champaign, Rockford, Duquoin, Joliet, and Aurora. He then followed up with a third Soul In The City Tour in April of 2023. Currently, LuKane has a montlhy residency at Hangar 9 in Carbondale, IL hosting and performing for his new production called "Rappapalooza Live Music Fest."
Following this production, LuKane will be curating a live comedy and music event called "Elite Comedy Jams" premiering in Los Angeles, Ca. He is also planning to release a new album during the first quarter of 2024 to accompany this tour.