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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_

281 posts by

Lee Mcintosh

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Back In Dat Mode – [Tyler Loyal]

By Lee Mcintosh // 19 Jan 2023

As the new year is here, and the “industry break” is over, it’s time for the artists to get back to work. Many of artists spent their time off creating, planning out moves for this year, and even thinking of new ways to break barriers and boundaries. For Boston-raised artist Tyler Loyal, he is back with a strong release this year to kick off everything that is about to transpire. Without further ado, here is “Back In Dat Mode” by Tyler Loyal. Taking the time to reflect on our past is needed sometimes, especially when you are trying to envision where you’re going and where your journey will take you. Sometimes those days of self-reflection bring out the best in us, as it makes us remember where we came from, and how we never want to go back to old ways. “Back In Dat Mode” speaks to that and then some, serving as Tyler’s stamp that he is back and better than ever, and is ready to take the game by storm. When speaking about the song’s internal message, Tyler Loyal says: “I’ve been at my lowest, living off Cup Noodles and cold cut sandwiches. I’ve also been in the …

Fair Exchange – [Paydroo]

By Lee Mcintosh // 19 Jan 2023

Hailing out of PG County, Maryland, Paydroo is an artist that strives in using his voice as a powerful tool to inspire the youth and drop gems for those who are in need. Immediately after discovering  Paydroo and hearing his voice, it instantly reminded me of a Westside Gunn sort of vibe, but with his own style added on top of it. It’s very clear that inspiration was drawn by old-school hip hop, as Paydroo executes it perfectly here. Premiering on LL for the first time, here is “Fair Exchange” by Paydroo. “I gained inspiration to write this song as soon as Gr4ff sent it. Oftentimes my concepts come from the way the instrumentals are titled upon receiving them,” says Paydroo in a statement about the creation of the song. Gr4ff being the producer for the record, he helps Paydroo channel that energy perfectly and he feeds directly off of the energy that he put into the beat; creating what feels to be a timeless record of pain raps and introspective bars. Check out “Fair Exchange” by Paydroo below! Director: Richy Guzman https://spoti.fi/3OV3baf

DOGWOOD – [KINSLOW]

By Lee Mcintosh // 19 Jan 2023

Inspiration and influence; are the two I’s of music that not only allows the musicians before us to continue their legacy but allow the musicians of the future to continue theirs. Louisville native KINSLOW debuts on Lyrical Lemonade today with his latest offering titled “DOGWOOD.” Produced by Kingston, with the visual directed by ‘The Trap Steve’ — the much-anticipated single exceeded its hype and expectations. With the catchy hook and bouncy instrumental, “DOGWOOD” will quickly become a fan-favorite and reach even further than his core fan base to new listeners. “It’s inspired by the street I grew up on, ‘Dogwood Drive’. I first wrote the hook .. which made me recall my childhood/adolescence years .. when I would play basketball and write rhymes. It’s also heavily influenced by [my take on] that Southern Texas sound. That’s the aesthetic I was aiming for.” Immediately upon checking out this record, I instantly caught the vibe of DaBaby’s earlier videos. Not only from the production, but to the style of editing as well. The comedic factor in the visual as well plays a big part in that, and that is exactly the vibe that KINSLOW was going for. “Another influence was ReelGoats .. the director of DaBaby’s videos. I …

GO! – [Sam Byrk]

By Lee Mcintosh // 19 Jan 2023

In the current landscape of music, it would be hard to ignore the massive wave and impact that the drill scene has had on the industry. Originating in the UK, then finally making its way over to NY in the likes of Pop Smoke and other NY drill artists, the sound has encaptured many artists from around the world and has drawn them to become inspired by the sound. Acceptance is something that hip-hop has always struggled with in the past, often being entirely led by one style and genre at a time, but now we are at a point in the game where everyone can co-exist and it doesn’t matter where you’re from. You can make music that moves people and be inspired by any and everything. Born in Germany but raised in Miami FL, Sam Byrk is an artist that has taken a stab at the drill style and flow and has been doing an amazingly great job delivering a sound that fits right in with the usual crowd. With his latest project, I FEEL LIKE BYRK, this 8-track offering delivers more on the drill style, while still adding a few elements of his own; creating his own unique …

Fewap – [Wavy Kamp Fee]

By Lee Mcintosh // 19 Jan 2023

Having the goal to be an influence in your own hood is something that many artists today aspire to accomplish in their careers. This is something that Oakland-born and raised artist Wavy Kamp Fee keeps in mind no matter what he does. One common misconception about influence is that in order for you to be considered influential, you have to be preaching about life lessons or teaching. While that may be the case with more conscious rappers and musicians, influence can be as single as creating a banger that makes you feel some type of way. That makes you want to turn up and feel the music. That being said, Wavy Kamp Fee is doing just that on his latest offering,”Fewap”. Directed by VisualsByKyles, Fee is seen dressed in a all-black pinstriped suit with a red tie and handkerchief to match. Also sporting a Jheri curled wig, Fee is surrounded by good-looking women and his homies, as he gets his verses off. While the suit may not make sense at first glance, especially with the song’s production and content, it does add to his character and showcases just how sporadic his personality is. Wavy Kamp Fee is having fun, and …

3AM In Paris – [24TGA]

By Lee Mcintosh // 18 Jan 2023

Hailing out of Boston, Massachusetts, 24TGA is an artist who’s been on his grind since 2015, and has been working diligently to perfect his craft and find his own unique sound. While Boston is not predominantly known for many artists to emerge from there, 24TGA doesn’t let that stand between him and his goals of making it within the game, and doing it in his own unique way and fashion. Making his debut on the Lyrical platform, here is 24TGA’s latest offering, “3AM In Paris”. What stood out the most to me once listening to this Wonderlust-produced single, is the various styles that he incorporates within the production of this song. While many artists may take a liking to similar beat styles and choices nowadays, “3AM In Paris” features an acoustic guitar riff in the lead, perfectly accompanied by a bass guitar as well. Blending tons of elements of music makes this song sound very fresh and unique, all whole stacked with 24TGA’s auto-tuned vocals to accompany the record. Check out “3AM In Paris” by 24TGA below! Directed: Xandros  

Covergirl – [Ryan Mitchell]

By Lee Mcintosh // 16 Jan 2023

Every now and then, I come across a song that seems to strike me in ways that I never was expecting, which is the beauty of music discovery and is what I enjoy most about what I do. With rap and R&B being a large chunk of what I consume on a daily basis, I tend to dabble in the alternative world from time to time. I’ll admit, anything with an acoustic guitar will get my attention nine times out of ten, and that is what captured me with this song. Ryan Mitchell is an alternative artist who uses music as his medium of expression, bleeding pure emotion in every single song of his; all while being super relatable to many fans out there. Making a debut on the platform today, here is “Covergirl” by Ryan Mitchell. Initially discovering the song on Tik Tok, I saw a video of him playing the song for his ex-girlfriend, which is who the song is about. While she was not happy with the content of the lyrics, I thought this idea was a fresh and new way to get some eyes on the artist, rather than the traditional “listen to my new song” …

Playing With Fire (Acoustic) – [Showgun]

By Lee Mcintosh // 16 Jan 2023

Showgun is a band out of Southern Cali that has been making a name for themselves independently within their scene for a few years now. Consisting of four members with various different backgrounds, they all come together to bring something new and fresh to the table. While rock is normally outside of my forte, I am always a fan of amazing songwriting and composition. Showgun’s song “Playing With Fire” is an amazing example of a showcase of their songwriting ability, and the acoustic version is what drew me into it. What’s amazing about this band, in particular, is their ability to play off of each other’s skill set and use it to their advantage. Having four members of a group allows them to pull from not only different backgrounds but different inspirations overall, to come together and create a blend that feels unique, fresh, and fun. I will for sure be watching them closely, as I believe that they will begin to dominate their field and be able to bridge the gap and bring in new listeners in various ways. Check out the acoustic version of “Playing With Fire” below!  

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