Youngmari200 – BaRTIeR (Prod. BradxDay)

By Tobbylola // 12 Aug 2022

2022 is the year of independent artists being on the rise. Youngmari200 has generated ​​over 200k streams on Spotify by himself in less than two years. The Maryland artist began creating music as a joke but became more serious after he uploaded a remix to Bobby Shmurda’s “Computer” and racked up 500 streams in one day. While that number might not be a lot, it proved to the rising artist that he could create a career. Influenced by Young Thug, Lil Uzi, Lil Wayne, Chief Keef, Kanye West, and Playboi Carti, Youngmari200 plans on being the first major artist to break from his city. On July 16, he released his latest single “BaRTIeR”, produced by BradxDay. This is his first single in two years, yet the audio has 14k and counting views on Soundcloud. “BaRTIeR was actually inspired by my dog lol the title is a spin-off of his name “Cartier”. I was in my room listening to beats when he started to bark at the TV when the beat came on & I usually just freestyle to get a layout of how the song will go,” He shared. “Then I just started rapping to him “I might name my …

Tino Szn Returns With Visuals To “Drowning Out”

By Tobbylola // 12 Aug 2022

Lately, I have fallen in love with producers who become artists. Tino Szn started off as a producer at the age of 14, in less than a year, he began to rap and things took off ever since. Signed to DaBaby’s label South Coast Music Group, the rising star has released numerous projects like 4 Seasons, while he was still a senior in high school. Not only has Tino gained a strong fan base worldwide, but he also received co-signs from Florida rapper $NOT. Recently, the buzzing artist released his latest project Sentient, which showcases his versatile sound and eclectic production style which blends Rage Beats, Pop Punk, and HyperPop. With over 15 tracks including his successful singles “Zetsu”, “Vetements Coats”, and “Crash The Party”, Tino Szn’s mesmerizing sound and catchy flow are why you should keep your eyes out for him in 2022. Today, Tino released the music video to his single “Drowning Out” via Youtube. Directed by FoolWithTheCamera, Tino acts as a soft-spoken pool boy working on the property of a beautiful woman while performing the track in a collage of fast cuts and trippy angles. The video is also based on Nick Cannon and Christina Milian’s film, Love Don’t Cost a Thing. You can …

Lover Boy – [Zonk Rolan]

By Samantha De Leon // 12 Aug 2022

Popular throughout Latin America and the world, reggaetón is a powerful, growing force in the music industry that is taking over the globe. A musical genre that made its way over to Puerto Rico in the 1990s, it’s a flavorful mix between reggae, Caribbean, and hip-hop music. Puerto Rican icons like Daddy Yankee ( a.k.a the “King of Reggaeton”), Don Omar, Zion & Lenox, and Ivy Queen had my teenage self throwing it back like nobody’s business. Today, Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin are the top Reggaetón artists, but it might not be long before Zonk Rolan climbs his way to the top. Born in Humacao, Puerto Rico, and raised in Milwaukee, WI,  Rolan has leaned into his talent for making reggaetón music. After stepping away from making Spanish music for six years, a friend encouraged Rolan to make a reggaetón song again. “At first I was opposed to it. I was like ‘Nah, fuck that.’ I did that before,” says Rolan. Despite not releasing any music during his hiatus, he says something clicked. “When I made that reggaetón song [Acesina], something in me built my courage up enough to say fuck it. I’m gonna release it and see …

Gwapanese-[Nate Husser] x [BabyTron]

By Brandon Washington // 12 Aug 2022

Montreal native and LA based rising star, Nate Husser links up with Michigan icon BabyTron for some brand new heat titled “Gwapanese.” The song serves as a focus-track off Husser’s album, ALL TIME HIGH, which contains nine other bangers. Along with BabyTron, ALL TIME HIGH impressively features the likes of Cousin Stizz, LUCKI, Merlyn Wood and Reeves Junya. However, it’s Nate that undeniably sets and maintains the project’s hype all the way through; indicative of his own unique flair. On “Gwapanese,” Husser boasts his ability to flow with multiple voices, which he also displays on “Dwayne Carter Flow;” a frighteningly accurate impression and homage to the legendary Lil Wayne. His varied approach fits the experimentally creative instrumental, which is equally suitable for BabyTron’s signature Detroit flow. Nate Husser is already traversing the world with fluency in ‘Gwapanese,’ and after listening to this record, it’s obvious that more guap awaits his pockets. Watch the official music video below and be sure to stream ALL TIME HIGH in its entirety!

Wig (Freestyle) – [Breeze434]

By Carter Fife // 12 Aug 2022

One thing about me is that I’m a slut for monochromatic visuals. Whether it’s Sheck Wes’s “Mo Bamba”, Pusha T’s “Diet Coke”, or the infamous Jack Begert video for Baby Keem’s “MOSHPIT”, there’s something special about minimalistic displays that let the song do the talking. Among these visuals close to my heart is mao’s newly-released video for Breeze434’s “Wig (Freestyle)” – an ominous banger with a killer visual to boot. I know what you’re thinking, and yes – while mao’s vision is not entirely monochromatic, Breeze’s performance is still able to take the main stage with every melancholically delivered yet cleverly-written bar. Armed with an undeniable affinity for tightly-woven raps and a distinctly underground feel, I have a feeling that this is far from the last Breeze434 banger that will decorate my weekly rotation. Another thing I have a soft spot for? Beats that feature sounds going in reverse – so you can imagine that stumbling across this video was quite the lucky experience for me. From “Wig (Freestyle)”‘s production, Breeze’s performance, and mao’s visual – there’s much to be enjoyed with the duo’s newest offering. While I’m hoping that this video is a harbinger of things to come, I’m …

Calabasas-[Solosam] x [MFnMelo]

By Brandon Washington // 12 Aug 2022

“Calabasas is a figurative place of wealth, success, and that part of music that so many artists reach for. When you dream about it, you don’t know that in that journey you’re going to lose friends along the way, and you’re going to question yourself” – SoloSam Chicago artist-chef SoloSam returns to Lyrical Lemonade with his first musical dish this year titled “Calabasas.” The single is impressively self-produced, and features the talented Pivot Gang member MFnMelo. Professionally mixed and mastered by LEALE, the track has a momentary somber opening, before transitioning to one of the smoothest, synth-led melodies you’ll ever hear. Combined with the booming bass drums, and the offering quite literally sounds as if it was sourced from the ocean’s most intriguing depths. Marked as Sam’s first release since [his 2021 album], Principles to Die By, SoloSam has reminded listeners of his immense versatility; namely his unique ability to melodically vocalize while rapping his ass off. Stemming from both his songwriting and production talents, Sam is highly attentive to detail, which exemplarily contributes to the well-rounded song structure of this release. As for MFnMelo, his quick, but memorable verse is a signature testament to his relaxed ‘mello’ flow, which never disappoints on any …