POSTS BY: CHUCK RAMOS

Oreo – [Rico Nasty]

By Chuck Ramos // 12 Dec 2018

Rico Nasty is undoubtedly one of the hardest working artist in the industry right now. The grind is translated through her recent activity in dropping eye-catching visuals. Rico Nasty has blessed us with a new neon-saturated, glitchy visual for her standout track, “Oreo” from her critically acclaimed album, Nasty. The new video is the perfect visual representation of Rico Nasty’s energy; bright, charismatic, loud and of course, nasty. The video toes the line between the animated world and the real one, superimposing various effects on top of the Rico as she flexes her white Corvette. Fingers crossed the DMV rapper continues to drop visually gripping videos that only add to her high-energy persona. Watch Rico Nasty’s new video for “Oreo” below and tell us what you think of Nasty in the comment section!

Watch Smino’s Fire Freestyle with The L.A. Leakers

By Chuck Ramos // 12 Dec 2018

St. Louis native and masterful wordsmith, Smino stopped by the famous Power 106 to deliver an icy freestyle over Missy Elliott’s “One Minute Man” instrumental. Alternating between various speeding cadences the gifted MC delivers a freestyle that touches on everything; his infatuation with women, vices, family, lyrical dominance and his growing collective, Zero Fatigue. Smino recently released his sophomore debut, NOIR, in early November that has already received high praise. It’s clear from the freestyle Smino has no shortage of bars as he quickly is able to find his rhythm during the freestyle on the challenging Missy Elliot instrumental. You’re going to need to run this freestyle back a couple times to catch the subtle lines in each verse as well as his vocal infliction. Watch Smino’s new freestyle below and tell us how you rate the bars in the comment section!

Feel The Same Way – [Rod Wave] feat. [Moneybagg Yo]

By Chuck Ramos // 12 Dec 2018

Not too long ago we introduced the Lyrical Lemonade community to the talents of Rod Wave. Today we return to bring you the visual follow up to his stand out track, “Feel The Same Way” featuring Moneybagg Yo. The Florida-native recently released his highly anticipated third installment of his Hunger Games mixtape series. Not only does the mixtape live up to the hype but the new visual for “Feel The Same Way” matches that hype with cinematic visuals of Rod Wave flexing his newfound lifestyle. Continue to keep an eye on Rod Wave as he continues to deliver quality music with vivid visuals. Watch the new video from Rod Wave and Moneybagg Yo below and tell us your thoughts of the cinematic new visual in the comment section below!

Calabasas – [Amaru Cloud]

By Chuck Ramos // 11 Dec 2018

Today we wanted to introduce the Lyrical Lemonade community to an exciting new artist coming out of New Jersey. His name is Amaru Cloud, and he is probably the best kept secret up until now. The New Jersey-native has recently released a new single titled, “Calabasas.” The song showcases the potential of the young MC; his natural ability to craft harmonic hooks, clever wordplay and a cadence that transforms every song into a bop. Amaru has yet to release a full body of work, but has assured fans that a new project is on the way. Don’t be surprised if you start seeing Amaru Cloud on major outlets in 2019 as his brand of music is undeniable. Listen to the new song from Amaru Cloud below and tell us your thoughts on the Jersey MC in the comment section!

Falling – [Trevor Daniel]

By Chuck Ramos // 6 Dec 2018

Houston’s own, Trevor Daniel has released his cinematic new visual for his breakout song, “Falling.” The R&B ballad is filled with ominous undertones that display the heartache reflected in Daniel’s lyrics, and the heartache soaked track is executed perfectly in the cinematic visuals that follows Daniel through a tragic night, fluctuating between reality and fantasy. This song is from Daniel’s recently released debut EP, Homesick, which has already garnered attention from Internet Money CEO Taz Taylor, who also lends his hand on the production side to create the dark melodic foundation for Trevor Daniel to serenade. Hopefully we get to see more captivating visuals from the talented vocalist in the future. Watch Trevor Daniels’ latest below and make sure to tell us your thoughts in the comments!

Clementine – [Quami.xyz]

By Chuck Ramos // 6 Dec 2018

Today, I introduce the readers of the Lyrical Lemonade community to the incredibly talented Quami.xyz. The self-taught, Toronto based artist creates his own brand of music weaving together elements of R&B, alternative, and pop. Quami recently shared his newest video for his song, “Clementine” — a gentle offering propelled forward by subtle guitar strumming and emotional crooning that mesh together for a notably authentic feel. The album, Et Cetera, which features this standout track, is a strong showcasing of Quami’s natural ability as a songwriter and defiance of standard song structure that aids him during his storytelling. His new video follows him and his love interest through a series of intimate moments, capturing the fragility and beauty of love and translating the song’s production and lyrics into a captivating story. Watch the new music video from Quami.xyz below and tell us your thoughts in the comment section.

Feel The Same Way – [Rod Wave] ft. [Moneybagg Yo]

By Chuck Ramos // 6 Dec 2018

One of Florida’s most promising talents, Rod Wave, pledges unrelenting brotherhood to his day ones on his new single, “Feel The Same Way.” The St. Petersburg native has been rapidly gaining momentum lately with his gritty yet soulful voice chronicling his success, and helping to prove this, Wave’s new track showcases his ability to seamlessly alternate between sharp raps and gospel vocals. Topping this one off as an undeniable street anthem is a self-reflective verse from Memphis’ own, Moneybagg Yo, who Rod had premonitions about prior to the song’s creation, saying, “I’d been playing 2 Heartless on repeat when I was on the road for shows the week before making ‘Feel The Same Way.’ After I recorded the track and heard it, I was like, ‘Man, Moneybagg would snap on this song.’ My management reached out and I FaceTime’d Moneybagg, and we clicked. Shout out Drum Dummie and D Major who produced the track too.” Rod Wave’s new single is set to be released on the highly-anticipated, third installment of his Hunger Games mixtape series set to release December 7. Listen to “Feel The Same Way” below and tell us what you think in the comment section!

Process – [Jess Connelly] ft. [Awich]

By Chuck Ramos // 4 Dec 2018

There is an undeniable R&B wave emerging from Southeast Asia right now that is, in part, being lead by an ever-growing independent talent named Jess Connelly. If you’re not hip, this is the perfect chance to get introduced, as the sultry R&B vocalist recently released the visual pairing to her song, “Process” from her recently released project, JCON. The neon-lit video follows Connelly and rapper Awich around in a low-rider with psychedelic effects transitioning the video forward, and as Jess Connelly is growing so much in notoriety, it comes as no surprise that other R&B acts are beginning to follow her same wave. Keep a look out for this rising talent as she continues to deliver quality visuals, check out “Process” below, and tell us what you think in the comment section!

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