MESSI – [Pyrex Pryce]

By Brodie Harvey // 20 Sep 2019

Today we have a strong Lyrical Lemonade introduction for an artist who goes by Pyrex Pryce out of South Carolina. He recently released a string-heavy street ballad titled “MESSI”, a triumphant single meant to let his listeners know he is set for stardom. With a massive outpouring of talent from the Carolina’s in 2019, it would be no surprise if this talented young lyricist was the next artist to blow up out of the buzzing region. “MESSI” features a laidback string pattern that is offset by kicking hi-hats and booming 808s, setting the perfect stage for Pyrex Pryce to weave his smooth, melodic vocals around the beat as if the two were trying to catch up to each other. Its a sound that has become popularized as of late, but being that Pyrex Pryce is only 14 years old its clear his skills far outmatch his age. Pryce may be young but his wordplay and ability to build a strong melody already stand out amongst the rest. Check out “MESSI” on all platforms here!

New B*tch Bad!! – [Joei Razook] & [Kellbender]

By Brodie Harvey // 18 Sep 2019

Today we have a low-key new cut from Cleveland’s own Joei Razook, an artist that channels his emotions to create music made to connect with people. Joei recently connected with producer Kellbender for “New Bitch Bad!!”, an alternative-rap cut that keeps the entire vibe is more subdued than Razook’s catalog. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of artists use the emo-rock sound of the mid-2000s as a driving influence for the hip-hop they gravitate towards. With a good amount of these artists becoming some of the most popular of our era, this song is a strong reminder that the sub-genre is alive and well. Kellbender’s production combined with Razook’s lyrics shows that the pair have immense chemistry that shines through on this record. Check out “New Bitch Bad!!” on all platforms below!

Run It Up – [Juice]

By Brodie Harvey // 18 Sep 2019

Making his Lyrical Lemonade debut is a melodic powerhouse out of Toronto who goes by the name of Juice. Late last week, Juice dropped a video for his new single “Run It Up” and it is a triumphant track aimed to celebrate the lavish life rap has brought him. As soon as the 808’s kick in on the string-heavy production, Juice begins delivery his melody heavy bars its clear he’s been paying attention to some of the hottest out right now and making it his own. One of the best moments in “Run It Up” is the use of whistling in the production, it seems to hit at the perfect time adding a dramatic effect to Juice’s smooth delivery. This is the second music video Juice has dropped in recent weeks, his visuals are always well developed, often living large as many rappers with new found fame do. Juice has been delivering some quality content as of late, check out his new video below!

True, Pt. 3 – [Cyrax]

By Brodie Harvey // 13 Sep 2019

When an artist perfectly executes a teaser online, it’s exciting to watch the hype build organically until the song eventually releases. Cyrax teased “True, Pt. 3” on his Instagram a few weeks back and I ended up watching the snippet on loop repeatedly because the song was just that fire. This is the first single from Cyrax’s highly anticipated album Stay Active 2 and it is setting a wild precedent for the rest of the project which is sure to include one of the most talented melodic rappers venturing in a number of different stylistic directions. “True, Pt. 3” is an amazing evolution in Cyrax’s True series. By far the most soulful record in the series, the Divine Council member creates a classic R&B cut that sounds great now but would probably still be popular twenty years in the past or fifty years in the future. The Virginia-based artist has a lot of career experience under his belt already, it seems that he is really coming into his own in terms of his sound and the music he creates. Be on the lookout for Stay Active 2 and stream “True, Pt. 3” on all platforms here! Produced by Genshin

Real Vs Fake (Remix) – [Yung Knxw] ft. [Paul Wall]

By Brodie Harvey // 13 Sep 2019

Rising Houston artist Yung Knxw has been a staple in the evergrowing rap scene, his quick spitting lyrics have given him a modern sound that still reigns true to H-Town. Knxw spent the early part of the year focused on the release of his debut EP Nobody Knxws, a stellar quick 6-song project that fully showed the young emcee’s potential. This wild remix all began when “Real Vs Fake” originally dropped last year, the song was Knxw’s first single on streaming platforms and kickstarted his career. Almost a year later, a Texas Legend laid down a verse to add onto an already energetic and bouncy single. This is the first single Yung Knxw has released since his father Bushwick Bill passed, a redetermined focus shows that Yung Knxw is not coming to play around. After a remix like this, I cannot wait to see what Knxw has planned next. Stream “Real Vs Fake (Remix)” on all platforms here!

The Trap Mamba – [Ola Playa]

By Brodie Harvey // 13 Sep 2019

French producer Brodinski has an impeccable track record of finding Atlanta’s most promising Trap artists. Working with the likes of 21 Savage, Peewee Longway, and HoodRich Pablo Juan early in their careers, Brodinski’s unique style of production has lent well to get the most out of ATL’s best. Brodinski linked up with Atlanta emcee Ola Playa to release The Trap Mamba, a 9 song energy levels that would make Kobe himself proud. While this may be my first interaction with Ola Playa, it will most definitely not be the last. All throughout this project, Ola Playa and Brodinski seem to be a perfect pairing as the electronic meets trap beats are the perfect setting for Playa to go all kinds of crazy. As soon as this project gets going, the energy can be felt whether listening on headphones or earth-shaking speakers. “Willy Wonka” is the first bass abuser on the project, a single that will get your head boppin instantly. Another track to hype up any listener is “Hand Sanitizer”, a mystical beat that Playa attacks with full force to make an anthem. Being that this is only the second time Brodinski has worked with an artist entirely on a project, …

Love The Hate – [ssgkobe]

By Brodie Harvey // 12 Sep 2019

There’s no way to deny that melodic rappers have quickly risen to the top of the charts, people around the world have flocked to it for good reason. One of my favorite rising melody-heavy artists is ssgkobe, a young emcee that has already shown he has an innate ability to ride any beat with ease. Having a steady amount of releases on his SoundCloud, the progression from release to release shows wild levels of growth for the upcoming artist. Earlier this week ssgkobe dropped Love The Hate,  a 3-song EP that is a sample size of what he is capable of. The intro track “Winner” features a much more laidback delivery, compared to “Cherish” which has a beat that could have been from a mid-2000’s R&B banger. “Strain” is the final track on the project and by far the stand out in my eyes, this has ssgkobe with a cadence on par with Tecca. Since Love The Hate is only 3 tracks deep, it only makes sense to give it a run through down below!

Mommy – [So Loki]

By Brodie Harvey // 10 Sep 2019

The gruesome twosome that is So Loki has always been two wild personalities that just so happen to make incredible music. Fresh off the release of “Daddy” it’s only right that So Loki followed up with “Mommy”, an equally hilarious title that has begun to have a similar impact on Triller and TikTok. The duo wants their presence to be felt immediately as emcee Sam Lucia comes with an intense delivery that is reminiscent of an angrier SAINt JHN. So Loki is known for the playful nature of their music, but the overall quality of their music has been increasing rapidly. Producer Jaja Blinky consistently provides the perfect production for Sam to contort his voice in an insane amount of ways on this record alone. They’ve been teasing their upcoming project Planet Bando 23 for the better part of the year, a follow up to last year’s Planet Bando. Since that project, they released a collab EP with Lyrical Lemonade favorite bbno$ and founded their own imprint Owake Records, signing their first aritst rising emcee BAINS. So Loki is gearing up for a big release with their next project, be sure to get familiar with their extensive catalog. Stream “Mommy” below!