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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_

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Lee Mcintosh

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Million Dollar Plan – [Jay Brick]

By Lee Mcintosh // 19 Sep 2021

In the game we witness today, tons of rappers speak on the journey to success and how you get there. No matter what path you may take to get there, the end result will always look the same. There’s no right or wrong path to success, as we have seen in the vast amount of careers we have seen take off over the years. Georgia-native Jay Brick recently released his album Motivational Speech, and one of the stellar cuts from that album would have to be his single “Million Dollar Plan”. Making his debut on our feeds, Jay Brick is dropping off the visuals for his rise-to-fame album cut, “Million Dollar Plan”. Lots of rappers can relate to that feeling of obtaining their first thousand dollar bag, or ten thousand dollar bag from music. For Jay Brick, he raps about what to do when you achieve that bag, and how you can make it stretch and flip it to make it last. In this GreyDP directed visual, Jay Brick raps throughout the city as he gives his game plan for his rise to the top. Jay is an interesting artist that I recently discovered, and he has full bodies of work …

The Top 10 Moments From Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash Festival

By Lee Mcintosh // 13 Sep 2021

Creative Direction: @shotbycones We are a couple of weeks removed from our annual Summer Smash festival, and we are all still having major withdrawals from such a great weekend. After the past year that we had of quarantining, social distancing, and avoiding large events, it felt amazing to be able to come outside and enjoy our festival once again. With over 75 artists on our lineup ranging from the up-and-coming rappers to superstars and legends, it was truly a weekend to remember, and a special moment for not only Lyrical Lemonade but Chicago as a whole. I had the opportunity to work as a lead for the Summer Smash Media Team—a squad full of some of the best photographers and videographers in the game put together by our guy Cones. All weekend long, they captured tons of videos, photos, and clips of the entire run of show. While our full recap of the entire Summer Smash weekend is dropping very soon, I felt it would be a great idea to give my perspective on some of the best moments that happened during Summer Smash. At last, here are some of the best moments of Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash 2021!   …

First of Many – [Shepherd] feat. [George.Rose]

By Lee Mcintosh // 10 Sep 2021

If there’s two things in this culture that go hand-in-hand, it would be sports and hip hop. There are tons of athletes who are close friends with rappers, executive produces albums for rappers, and some athletes even rap themselves. Just as much as athletes love rap, rappers love the sports that back them as well. The long awaited sequel to Space Jam released this summer, titled Space Jam: A New Legacy, and it featured music from tons of high profile artists, as well as a few underdogs. One of those artists being Shepherd—a Florida-native who has a pure love for the game, and it shows. Today, he is appearing on our platform for the releasee of his video and singe “First of Many”. For those unfamiliar with Shepherd, he is someone who was once in love with sports. Becoming a football player turned rapper, Shepherd turned his love on the court and made it a love on the stage, and this video is the representation of that. The visual takes place at a family and friends viewing of the Space Jam sequel, as he celebrates having his song “Gametime” featured in the film. “First of Many” showcases one of his major wins in …

Atari – [Will Hill] & [Hollywood Cole]

By Lee Mcintosh // 10 Sep 2021

Rapper and producer combos is something that I will always praise whenever I see it and it works so well. It’s one thing to collaborate and come out with something amazing, but when an artist and a producer really tap in with one another to create a full body of work, it takes true chemistry and has to be a perfect blend of the two. Atlanta-native Will Hill tapped in with Hollywood Cole, who recently is known for his contributions to Isaiah Rashad’s new album The House Is Burning, to create their joint project titled Bring the Bottles In, which is their third collaboration together. Their single and visual from the album, titled “Atari”, showcases them both trying to make moves for a function later on in the night. This is the vibe that carries along in the project as well, as it serves as the perfect blend of rider music and chill music. Speaking on behalf of the project, they stated: “”Coming off of our last two projects, we wanted to build on what we had already done and improve on that by showing our range and that we can do more than just make boom bap type records. Our focus …

Wins on Me – [Derek Minor]

By Lee Mcintosh // 8 Sep 2021

Many artists would say that this past summer has been a pretty successful one when it comes to getting back out in the field and being active again. That said, what comes along with being active again would be the fact that artists are celebrating their wins more so now than ever. It’s a blessings to have made it through the times we’ve had recently, that’s why Derek Minor is back with another street anthem to explain that feeling on his latest offering, “Wins on Me”. Delivering a hook that is as catchy as ever, Derek shows no hesitation at all when it comes to delivering on that aspect. Accompanied by guest verses from Canon and Tony Tillman, the three of them come together like a Big 3 in the NBA for this record, and the outcome feels just as if they’re competing in the championship. “You know that feeling you get after your favorite player just made a major play? Or the sensation that tingles through your body when you hear the names of sports legends? How about that heart-thumping feeling you get while watching a big championship game? Those feelings are exactly what Highlight Tapes Vol. 1 represents. …

Airplane Mode – [TAZ Tikoon]

By Lee Mcintosh // 8 Sep 2021

As we have seen over the past couple of years, the women in the rap game have been absolutely dominating and really leaving such a major imprint on the game overall. With the acts like Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion and Latto leading the charge, it was only a matter of time before more women came in the game to go crazy as well. Virginia-native TAZ Tikoon is an artist who packs a crazy flow, and has the swag to match it. Today, she is making her Lyrical Lemonade debut as she takes flight on her new EP, Airplane Mode. To provide some insight on Taz’s journey, she began working within the fashion industry supporting her very own clothing line. That love for fashion eventually transitioned into a love for music when she began working on music journalism after that. Soon enough, she would put her pen to another use and hop in the booth to tell her story on the mic, and it has been going amazing for her ever since. When speaking to Tax about the creation of the project, she states: “I created Airplane Mode to disconnect to reconnect to my higher self. Sometimes your elevation requires isolation. …

In My Corner – [Elhae]

By Lee Mcintosh // 18 Aug 2021

The sound of R&B has been evolving every single year ever since its inception. However, one of the beauties of seeing the sound evolve is seeing just how much the true essence of the genre has never left, and still live within the culture. Covers and remakes are no stranger when it comes to R&B music, and it’s always amazing to hear when an artist can execute a classic song and offer a modern twist on it at the same time. Coming off of the success of his latest album Aura III, Elhae is back with some fire visuals for his album cut “In My Corner“. As stated above, the art of sampling or interpolating classic R&B records is something that is hard to execute perfectly. Elhae took on the task of remaking Carl Thomas’ “I Wish”, which is a very hard record to cover. The way that Elhae took this classic record and flipped it in the manner that he did, ultimately speaks to his artistry and just how talented of an artist that he is. In the Damien Blue-directed visual, “In My Corner” speaks to the benefits and joys of having someone special in your corner, and the matters …

Money on the Phone – [Derek Minor]

By Lee Mcintosh // 18 Aug 2021

Since artists are getting back on the road and making appearances again, it’s almost certain that every artist’s phone is blowing up with tons of calls and texts from all directions. Whether that be from future brand deals, bookings, and all, there is nothing wrong with being selective about what calls are going to be picked up and which ones are going to be ignored. For Derek Minor, his point has been made pretty clear that he is not here for the chitter-chatter. Today, he is premiering his latest video for his single “Money on the Phone“. “Please don’t hit my line unless it’s money on the phone” he raps during the chorus, making his point loud and clear that he is only here for the bag talk and nothing else. Produced by EP collaborators and producers Thicc James and Greg James, this triumphant record brings certain energy out that is unmatched, and the visuals accompany that feeling of living large, just as the song implies. Derek is seen lounging around a vintage-themed home in a silk robe and Gucci slides, and if this doesn’t scream wealth and comfortability, then I don’t know what else does! Watch the visuals for …

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