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Suicide Down – [Lourdiz] feat. [Lil Gotit]

By Lee Mcintosh // 3 Apr 2020

Navigating in a realm primarily dominated by males, it can be certainly said that the female songstresses are starting to claim some of that dominance as well as of late. The matters in which the females are creating a late of their own and pushing through it with full force, has been nothing but admirable to me and I have been eyeing this movement for a while now. As musically competent as California is and has always been, Los Angeles has gained yet another superstar in the making. Female artist and producer Lourdiz is making her Lyrical Lemonade debut today with the release of her latest single, “Suicide Down” which features the young Atlanta native Lil Gotit. As dark as the title may appear to be, the instrumentation of the song provides a vibe that one cant help but bounce to. Despite us being held under stay-at-home order, “Suicide Down” would be a very early contender for a summer smash once we are able to attend social gatherings again. The visuals are aesthetically pleasing as well, which shows rainbow lights transitioning to the sound of the beat while Lourdiz lets off her soothing vocal abilities which is an amazing combination …

A Conversation w/ Trippie Redd: Success of ‘A Love Letter To You 4’, Perfecting His Craft, New Album Ideas & More

By Lee Mcintosh // 2 Apr 2020

Photo Credit: Aidan Cullen It goes without saying that within the music realm, time can move incredibly fast. With the release of new music every single Friday, it can often blow past us actually how long certain projects have been released and how long certain artists have been actively making music for. So much so, as we sometimes scroll through our personal libraries of music and select that one project from 2017 and go, “wait, that came out that long ago?”. For me, this was a real-life scenario, and the artist in mind was Trippie Redd. On my journey through memory lane, I ended up back at Trippie’s debut commercial mixtape A Love Letter To You, which was released in May of 2017–almost three years ago. Being exposed to his music around that time, it really does not seem like that long ago, but the way music is today, makes it seem like lightyears ago. From that project to present-day Trippie Redd, his career has been a roller coaster full of many ups and some downs as well. Nonetheless, Trippie has done enough = groundwork to solidify himself amongst not only the new school, but the previous generation of rappers as …

PARTYMOBILE – [PARTYNEXTDOOR]

By Lee Mcintosh // 27 Mar 2020

It has been almost four years since the last full-length release from the ever-so-talented Canadian songster, PARTYNEXTDOOR. Although it’s been so long, he never seemed to fade from still getting his recognition and his credit fro his contributions to the game. Since his P3 album debuted in 2016, he released two EPs, titled Colours 2 and Seven Days. On top of that, he has obtained quite a few spectacular writing credits with artists such as Post Malone, Beyonce and Jay-Z, and his label mate and frequent collaborator, Drake. His previous releases is what drew a majority of his fan base in, but the light that shun upon him after word got out that he wrote the song “Work” for Rihanna was like no other. People finally began to realize that his pen and his ear for overall song creation was one to respect. After releasing the two lead singles back in November of last year, fans became eager for more music and knew that an album was in the works. After being pushed back twice, the alleged Club Atlantis project that fans were waiting on, would become the album that we are finally able to soak in, PARTYMOBILE. As cliche as the saying “you cant rush greatness” sounds, …

When They See Us – [Kahri 1K] feat. [Quando Rondo]

By Lee Mcintosh // 22 Mar 2020

One thing about the streets, is that there are multiple cities that experience some of the same trials and tribulations that other major cities go through. We often think of Chicago, certain cities in the south, or even certain neighborhoods in New York when we think of those cities who experience those hood traumas. Trouble can come to any place at any time, and we can always rely on hip hop to provide us with some extra insight on it. For the Petersburg-native Kahri 1k, he is here to let the world know what goes on in his hood. New to the Lyrical Lemonade platform, Kahri 1k is debuting his new single “When They See Us”, featuring the Savannah Georgia-native Quando Rondo. The visuals Show various clips around the neighborhood he’s from, giving an up close and personal look at some of the people from his hood. The auto tuned record bleeds passion and pain into the microphone as Kahri speaks on the young kids who die in his hood every single day. “All the old heads living long, all the young n***** gone” he raps, which is the current state of whats happening out in the world today. As …

After Hours – [The Weeknd]

By Lee Mcintosh // 20 Mar 2020

Take off my disguise. I’m living someone else’s life. Suppressing who I was inside. -The Weeknd on “Alone Again” When The Weeknd dropped his single “Heartless” back in November of 2019, in my original write up, I stated “The Weeknd is way too calculated for this to just be a one-and-done”. That statement alone, followed by what we have been witnessing for the past three, almost four months, has been nothing but the perfect setup to debut his next body of work. After being relatively silent since the release of his last debut album “Starboy” in 2016, and his “My Dear Melancholy,” back in 2018, fans were long overdue for a new full-length project from The Weeknd. After months of visuals, singles, late-night television appearances, promo and all, our eardrums have finally been blessed with the newest release from The Weeknd, After Hours. The traditional album rollout has not been as prominent in the landscape of the music industry as of late. Many artists lock in for some months, cook up some music, and announce a project weeks, sometimes hours before release. While this may work for some, others may not be afforded that luxury. While The Weeknd definitely has enough …

Lil Uzi Vert Ventures To A Bizarre Universe On ‘Eternal Atake’

By Lee Mcintosh // 17 Mar 2020

For close to three years now, fans have been anxiously awaiting for the highly-anticipated album, Eternal Atake. After many social media posts and announcements, Uzi alluded that the album would be coming “soon”, but whatever that meaning of soon wasn’t soon enough. To many, it felt like yet another one of those myths–a project that was nothing more than an idea floating in space. We all have been aware of the many label issues and disputes that Uzi has had over the duration of the past few years, for they have been brought to the forefront by not only all parties involved, but all publications as well. Long story short, lots of things had to be taken care of internally in order to allow this album to come into fruition, and here we are in 2020 with the final product–that is, Eternal Atake. Lil Uzi Vert emerged into the rap game as one of the rappers during a major turning point in the industry. The 2016 era of rappers (basically, a majority of the 2016 XXL Freshmen) ushered in an entirely new style, flow, and sound that would lay the foundation of all the music that came after it. Out …

Sweet Action – [Jack Harlow]

By Lee Mcintosh // 15 Mar 2020

The Louisville rap star that is Jack Harlow has been making tons of noise in the rap game as of late. After dropping his debut album back in 2019, ever since that moment his rise to the top has been going at full force with no sign of slowing down at all. After months of going on tour and making many club appearances, his face is one to be remembered–for it will be much more prominent in the years to come. Today, he released his latest body of work, Sweet Action–the lead single of the project being”WHAT’S POPPIN” accompanied by a Jetsonmade beat, and a video directed by Lyrical Lemonade’s own, Cole Bennett. Coming in at only seven tracks and 17 minutes long, Jack never strays away from always letting his fans and soon-to-be fans know what he is capable of right off the bat. For those who have not witnessed his previous bodies of work, this project will serve as the perfect introduction to the array of Jack’s ability of music making, that is, for now of course. The track “I Wanna See Some Ass” is another collaboration with the young and talented producer Jetsonmade. This track serves as …

Heaven or Hell – [Don Toliver]

By Lee Mcintosh // 13 Mar 2020

Just a couple years back, a mysterious spaceship crash landed on earth. What has emerged through the smoke of it happened to be no one other than the Houston-native Don Toliver. For those who still may be a bit unfamiliar with him and his back catalogue, he caught his first big break in his career after the release of Travis Scott’s major studio album Astroworld, as he was featured on the song “Can’t Say”. Shortly after the release of Astroworld, it had been announced that Don was the newest signee to Travis Scott’s record label Cactus Jack Records. At that moment was the beginning of Don Tolivers ascension into the rap industry. Being featured on Eminem’s Music To Be Murdered By album, and providing one of the standout tracks on the Jackboys EP late last year on “Had Enough”, Don has been making some pretty substantial moves to help solidify himself at such an early stage in his career. At last, here we are just a few short months into the new year and Don Toliver has premiered his new project titled Heaven or Hell. “You got two choices, either heaven or hell” Don raps on the late 2019 cut “Had Enough” on the Jackboys EP. Little did we know, that would …

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