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One of Utah’s hottest up-and-coming hip-hop and rap stars, Dumb Luck, says he finds inspiration for his music through life.

“Life as a whole is the biggest inspiration, all the ups and downs, the gorgeous scenery, friends, family – everything in life is inspiring,” he said.

Dumb Luck will be performing a mix of his old and new material at Club Rio on Saturday, May 17 at 10 p.m.

Working in music for over six years, Dumb Luck is a Salt Lake City-based artist who writes his own beats and raps, and also shoots and edits his own videos. He has released two albums, “Social Introduction” and “Lo-Fi but So Fly,” and is working with Ogden, Utah-based producer Linus Stubbs on releasing two more projects, “Self Made” and “It’s Not Official Yet.” The duo is known as DefLetter.

“Linus makes the beats, and I write the raps,” Dumb Luck said. “’Self Made’ and ‘It’s Not Official Yet’ will hopefully be out by the end of this year so keep ‘em peeled.”

Stubbs said Dumb Luck creates music an audience can relate to.

“I would describe his music as very soulful and from the heart,” Stubbs said. “It’s very honest and relatable.”

Dumb Luck said he has a unique approach to creating his music. Rather than scheduling time in his day for creating music, he allows the process to fit into his schedule when it happens.

“Music happens when the spark is there,” he said. “It all depends on catching that spark at the right moment.”

Dumb Luck, who performed last year in Moab on Halloween, was nominated this year for a City Weekly Music Award. He has also opened for dozens of acts, held a spot on the Top 10 for the country’s hip-hop college radio charts for five consecutive weeks with his “Social Introduction” album, and hosts a radio segment for 801 FM.

“I’ve done a lot of big shows and a lot of small shows,” he said. “I’ve opened for big names like T-Pain, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill and Tech N9ne. I’ve also done a lot of more underground shows like K.Flay, R.A. The Rugged Man, Blueprint, Grouch and Eligh, and CunningLynguists.”

Stubbs said Dumb Luck puts on a show the crowd enjoys and creates an opportunity for crowd involvement.

“His live shows are very fun and keeps the crowd involved; He has good stage presence,” Stubbs said. “He writes some very powerful lyrics. And isn’t afraid to make a live crowd laugh a little.”

Dumb Luck will be performing Saturday, May 17 at Club Rio in Moab. The show starts at 10 p.m. Club Rio is for people 21 and older. There is a $6 cover charge to get into the club.

Rapper Dumb Luck will showcase old and new material

“I would describe his music as very soulful and from the heart. It’s very honest and relatable.”

What: Hip-hop artist Dumb Luck

Where: Club Rio, 2 S. 100 West.

When: Saturday, May 17 at 10 p.m.

Cost: $6