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Lee Mcintosh

"The moment I stop having fun with it, I'll be done with it". IG: @lee.mcintosh__ TWITTER: @leemcintosh_

145 posts by

Lee Mcintosh

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Slime Language 2 – [YSL] [Young Thug]

By Lee Mcintosh // 16 Apr 2021

While the idea of rap groups as a whole may be slowly disappearing in the rap game, we have been seeing tons of cliques and rap labels that may have tons of solo artists, but appear to have that group-like demeanor. As of late, we have seen Quality Control–home of rap acts lie Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, and more. Griselda Records consists of Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine & Benny the Butcher. Last but not least, we have seen YSL flourish in the rap game since Young Thug took the scene by storm. If you do a bit of digging, you will see Young Thug interacting with tons of members of YSL before they were famous as he built them up to become the stars they are today. Gunna used to appear in Thugger’s music videos before signing to his label, and a young and determined Lil Keed played his music for Thug before the fame and he ultimately ended up signing with Thug as well. Here we are today and Young Thug is here to showcase his latest body of work alongside his star-studded YSL crew, Slime Language 2. With the original Slime Language project dropping in 2018, it was met …

YN Jay Interview: The Rise of The Coochie Man

By Lee Mcintosh // 15 Apr 2021

“I did everything that all the rappers used to do like writing real bars and real raps and it didn’t work. I just had to wait my turn. I watched everybody around me shine before I had my turn to shine.” -YN Jay Whether you love the platform or not, we can’t ignore the amount of impact that Tik Tok has had on the music industry as of late. The app that caught the most traction during quarantine became the home to the latest music trends and dances, and a lot of people found new artists there. The amount it time it takes for a Tik Tok sound to trend on the app seems like it gets shorter and shorter, and rap songs are leading the charge of most of the viral songs. One artist in particular who found his rise to stardom from the app would be the upcoming Flint Michigan rapper–YN Jay. Most recognizable for his bars about coochie, YN Jay has been one of the many artists from Flint Michigan to take off and show signs of a very promising future. His buzz began around March of 2020 when the country was completely shut down, and many …

Show Me Up – [Lil Tecca]

By Lee Mcintosh // 7 Apr 2021

In a current climate fueled by snippets and previews, there’s a certain level of joy that comes when a song you have been listening to finally gets an official released version. Speaking on behalf of Lyrical Lemonade veteran Lil Tecca, he has been notorious for previewing snippets that have been amazing. After circling around the internet for some months now, and most recently blowing up on Tik Tok, “Show Me Up” has been a fan favorite and finally sees the light of day on streaming services, as well as an amazing visual to accompany it. “Show Me Up” showcases one of the many bags that Tecca can get in, and that is his relaxed flow with many quotables scattered throughout the song. Tecca is seen in the visuals rapping his verse effortlessly overlooking a beach as the sun sets, adding to the overall aesthetic of the song and the beat. One thing is for certain, is that Tecca knows that his fans love and he knows what will resonate online. Say what you will about Tik Tok and that community, but we have all seen by now just how fast a song can really take off once those creators get …

The Color Blue – [D2X]

By Lee Mcintosh // 7 Apr 2021

Back in the day when we used to hear legends such as Kanye West & Pharrell Williams refer to sounds as colors and how their music “paints pictures”, it may have been a hard concept to get a grasp on. It’s obvious that sound waves aren’t visible, so the average listener may let statements like this go over their heads. As we mature and we become students of the game, we understand the importance of it. When music is fueled by real-life pain, emotions, and situations, these colors begin to show in the music. Each feeling is accompanied by color, and each color has a meaning. Often so, we see these colors in album art and think nothing of it. Chicago up-and-comer D2X took this artistic approach and applied it to his debut album, The Color Blue. “The color blue, in definition means peace, wisdom, understanding, as well as its association to spiritual realization. It also represents sadness/calmness. My album The Color Blue is really about me finding myself. It’s an album in sync of nostalgia, as well as emotional twists and turns that I deal with in my everyday life. I grew inspiration from Pablo Picasso’s “Blue Period” which was a …

Grand Piano / 44 – [First Class Bee]

By Lee Mcintosh // 7 Apr 2021

Chicago-artist First Class Bee has made quite a few appearances here on the Lyrical Lemonade platform across the span of about a year or so. Since discovering him, it seems as if he is elevating with each single and visual that he releases. Late 2020, Bee released his project Godspeed , which showcased more of his lyrical prowess, story-telling capabilities, and more narrative-driven raps. By far, one of my favorites on the project would be “Grand Piano”, and today, Bee is premiering a two-part visual for the song, as well as the following track on the album “44”. In my opinion, making music is only part of the creation process. What comes next is figuring out how to market it to the world, and one of the best ways of doing that is to accompany it with an amazing visual piece. In the first half of the video for “Grand Piano”, Bee spits countless similies and metaphors over an amazingly chopped sample while wearing a sleek trench coat. The vibe of the visuals blends perfectly with the subject matter and the tone of the production here. As soon as the beat switched to the following track “44”, the entire vibe of the …

33476 – [Lavish the MDK]

By Lee Mcintosh // 15 Mar 2021

After being put onto LunchMoney Lewis not too long ago, I decided to dive deeper into his calalog and what else he has been working on. Sure enough, I found out that he actually has a label that he runs, LunchBox Records. One of the artists upon the label happened to be Lavish the MDK, and his music definitely caught my attention. Upon my deep dive, I discovered that the Florida native originally caught wind in the industry back in 2015 on his record “Lottery Ticket” which featured Kodak Black, and another feature he handed out to Lil Baby for his 2017 project Too Hard titled “Vision Clear”. While he may have slipped past my radar, he’s definitely caught my attention now. Today, he is appearing on our platform today with the release of his latest body of work 33476. For those who may not know, that set of numbers actually represents the zip code of Pahokee, Florida–the place in which he grew up in. Paying homage to his hometown, Lavish reaches into his life in retrospect and speaks on the hardships he has experienced back home. While the sound may be reminiscent of todays climate, it does a pretty good job …

3AM – [E Bleu]

By Lee Mcintosh // 15 Mar 2021

I can almost guarantee that a lot of us out there have had one of those unforgettable nights where everything seemed to go right. Whether that be coming home from a party, a night out with your crew, or coming home from a link with a special someone–we all have been in those positions where we just sit and reflect about the events that just took place. That’s one thing that Houston-native E Bleu kept in mind when he created this vibe here. Being fueled by living in the moment and appreciating a good time, E Bleu sings over a smooth lead acoustic guitar and simple drum pattern and he goes into detail about the night that just occurred. Produced by D1, E Bleu is making an appearance on our platform today with his single titled “3AM”. “I’ve always been a night owl. The energy at night is just different to me. I remember being in an Uber on the way home just mentally re capping the night and feeling like it’s somehow a pattern I fall into every night. I got home and recorded it in like 15 min on my kitchen counter at 3AM.” For those who may …

Pick You Up – [Frank Vanegas]

By Lee Mcintosh // 15 Mar 2021

While the world is still recovering and seemingly approaching the early stages of normalcy, the music industry is now beginning to prep for the summer to come. While festivals and concerts are still unknown, one thing we do know is that we could always use a “summer record”–a song that aligns perfectly with a summer vibe, can be played at functions, and one that can be sure to move bodies. Approaching at the right time, Queens, NY-native Frank Vanegas is pulling up with the vibes–something New York has been immensely known for providing for years now. Produced by The Cratez, Frank Vanegas is making his debut on the Lyrical Lemonade platform with his smooth visuals for his single “Pick You Up”. To provide a bit of backstory on Frank, he was born in Queens–the home of many legends in the rap game. While being exposed to music at a very young age, he didn’t begin to take his music seriously until he was recently released out of prison. While no one wants to experience life behind bars, he took that time and used it to reflect on his life and where he wanted to see it going once he would …

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