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Jarred Howard

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Jarred Howard

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Over – [Andi]

By Jarred Howard // 9 Apr 2021

This song is the perfect song for you to sing in your house to get over somebody. The reason why I like Andi’s over so much is that it’s not too melancholy. I think that’s really key in creating sad happy music. Maybe it’s because I’m not deep in thought and want to be in my feelings when listening to this. The lyrics in the song make you feel bad for Andi because it makes me feel like the guy didn’t even try in the relationship. But it kind of seems like he learned his lesson now that he’s treating his new lover a lot better than how he treated Aiden. This song isn’t a traditional Pop song that has an 80s pop soundscape to it that actually makes the song stand out a little bit more. Stream Andi’s new single “Over” after the break for yourself.

Sundress – [MC Virgins] x [Yung Bae]

By Jarred Howard // 9 Apr 2021

So I’m not a big fan of comedic rap but this song by MC Virgins and Yung Bae really hit song for me. The title of the song and the visuals and the overall mood of the song match up with each other perfectly. None of the weather is getting warmer and as we’re inching deeper into springtime and close in on summertime the sundresses are just going to start popping out. This video is not to be taken seriously of course like look at who’s making the song it’s all about good-hearted fun and the video is actually pretty funny. Normally I feel like some comedic rappers try too hard or have really corny bars. But this is also probably because this particular song feels more like a pop single instead of a rap single. Regardless this is just a fun record to listen to, nothing really deep to dive into. Watch the music video for MC Virgins and Yung Bae’s new song “Sundress.”

Fvck Dat – [Jabb]

By Jarred Howard // 8 Apr 2021

There’s no such thing as an expiration date on great music. Today making his debut on Lyrical Lemonade is Alexandria, Virginia emcee Jabb and his 2020 single “Fvck Dat.” I found this track by just hitting play on I discover weekly on Spotify and immediately ran to run it back. I haven’t dived too deep into Jabb’s discography but with this “Fvck Dat” single I felt like at times sometimes his flow drew similarities to rappers such as Drake, Kendrick, and IDK. I know those are lofty comparisons to draw and I believe Jabb has his own sound and style this is just what this record reminded me of. His lyrical prowess and witty wordplay are a staple in this single and the most important ability to make a catchy hook on top of that shows how far advanced Jabb’s skills are. Check out and vibe to Jabb’s new single “Fvck Dat” after the break for yourself.

Current – [Jonah Ward]

By Jarred Howard // 8 Apr 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina singer/songwriter Jonah Ward follows up his vastly popular single “False Confidence” with a new single entitled “Currents.” With this single Jonah continues his progressive pop and left of center approach on his records. This single is an exploration of unrequited love and serves as an encouraging next step in what direction Ward’s music career will be headed. Like on “False Confidence” with “Current” Jonah wrote and produced both of these singles in his home studio during the COVID-19 lockdown. While only being 17 Jonah has been exploring a cross-section of influences to create a sound that is unique and discernable to him. If you’ve never checked out one of his Instagram lives you should. He was arguing with his parents to see if country was real music and he made a country song the next day as a joke and it sounded incredible. Witnessing things like show you have immensely talented this kid is. Stream and check out Jonah Ward’s new single “Current” for yourself below.

Cold Blood – [Junior Varsity]

By Jarred Howard // 8 Apr 2021

Imagine listening to a group’s music solely through Instagram snippets, private SoundCloud links, and warehouse shows. Well, that had been the case until Junior Varsity finally released their highly anticipated single entitled “Cold Blood.” There are so many cows in this video and that makes me happy, oh yea the song is really great too. In this video they can be seen in scenes at a farm, cruising the Los Angeles streets, and dancing aimlessly in someone’s kitchen. What is so wild to me is that they’ve built this much hype and a fanbase just off some snippets and short 30 seconds to minute videos. This should serve as a reminder that if the music and movement you’re cultivating is that captivating people will wait for you as long as it takes. My hope is that they flood the streets with a bunch of singles, I really believe Junior Varsity can create a special movement similar to what Brockhampton has done. They were also arrested for defaming the Hollywood sign by changing the “O” to a cow face, so it’s safe to say these guys are all in on the marketing front. Watch Junior Varsity’s enticing video for “Cold Blood” …

Back Together – [Toosii]

By Jarred Howard // 7 Apr 2021

North Carolina’s Toosii is one the hottest rising artists in the rap and r&b space right now. Recently Toosii released visuals for his new single entitled “Back Together.” If you’re a huge r&b fan you might recognize that the sample in this record is from Kaleem Taylor’s single “Feel.” With these visuals, Toosii shows us flashbacks of more simple and blissful times of moments he spent with his significant other. This single and video is a great starting point for the rollout of Toosii’s forthcoming album ‘Thank You For Believing’ which is set to release on May 7. This should be the North Carolina crooner’s biggest drop to date from the amount of press and hype Toosii’s received in 2020 and coming into 2021. “Back Together” is a record that will have you fighting the urge to text your ex or old fling, a dangerous feeling, but makes a great premise to a lead single. Watch Toosii’s new video for “Back Together” for yourself after the break.

Falling – [Greek]

By Jarred Howard // 31 Mar 2021

Greek has been one of the more interesting indie-pop and r&b acts that are coming out of Virginia in 2021. His newest record “Falling” has been on repeat for me as of late and think Greek may be embarking campaign on a special 2021. My first introduction to Greek was last year as I got put on to his single for “Jungle” and his music video for “When The World Is On Fire.” This is the prime example of a DIY single, as Greek self-produced “Falling” as well. I believe how stripped down this record is and it not being some big overproduced ballad makes it very refreshing. Not to say I enjoy one more than the other but “Falling” is simple and to the point. The vocals and the laid-back aura of Greek over this production create a blissful feel. Check out Greek’s new single “Falling” right now after the break.

Still – [1Dada4ever]

By Jarred Howard // 31 Mar 2021

One of the best ways to find music is still word of mouth. One of the homies actually brought this kid 1Dada4ever to my attention and he’s actually from my backyard here in Charlotte, North Carolina. There’s so much talent littered across the state the only thing is that it can be kind of cliquey at times. I was told this kid is in a similar space as rising rapper SoFaygo. If you’re up to date on a lot of the underground rappers SoFaygo is one of the main names who people believe can make a jump to the mainstream this year. 1Dada4ever shows flashes all across his Soundcloud discography of what his potential could be, trust me I went through and listened to every single he’s put out so far. His single “Still” ended up being the record I’ve been running back the most so far mainly because of how enticing his flow over the ninetyniiine and 4am production. It’s still early and this is still really raw but 1Dada4ever might break out by the end of 2021 or early 2022. Stream 1Dada4ever’s record “Still” and see if you’re rocking with him below.

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