Northern California Osibih is back in our Lyrical Lemonade pages again today with his new track “Cartier” that is an aspirational and catchy new track where he reveals all of his vocal range and melodic ability. The instrumental is a bit downtrodden, at least as it fades in and builds to the point where the percussion gets involved but supplies a steady theme of melancholy despite what Osibih might say or what his voice might make you feel. Osibih is growing steadily as an artist and has been doing a good job with consistency recently and I would love to check out some new videos from him here soon and can’t wait to see what he does next.
Back in our pages yet again is one of our favorite young artists here at Lyrical Lemonade, Columbia, South Carolina’s own Pyrex Pryce who has impressed us yet again with another memorable melodic tune, this time with his emotional new cut “Not A Love Song” where Pryce both breaks down, works through, and eventually minimizes his feelings for someone. Partum Co. handled the compelling and fun visuals, making Pyrce’s energy on the song more intentional and obvious while also telling a bit of a story to accompany the young artist’s charisma. Aaron Hibbell handled the rousing but subdued instrumental, blending mellow percussion and a melancholy piano together to create a melodic backdrop for Pyrex Pryce to show his vocals off over. I am really eager for more Pyrex Pryce music soon and would definitely add this to your end of summer playlists.
Jack Harlow and EST Gee have seemingly done the impossible and not only made Kentucky rap cool but also truly transformed the scene, especially in the northern regions around Louisville and all the way to the Kentucky side of the Cincinatti-Metro area in a largely forgotten urban landscape with a new rising star poised to put his side of the Bluegrass State on the map. He has been steadily building a fanbase around his region for a while now and seems to have truly united Northern Kentucky and Cincinatti as well that has been accomplished through consistently solid music and visuals that the listeners in this area had no choice but to get hip to. His new project E For Effortless is an incredible introduction to his music if you have not been lucky enough yet to check him out and at eight tracks it is a relatively short run-through but these eight songs are certainly quite potent and it is obvious that E spent a lot of time planning his lyrics and working on his flows while a close attention to detail was also applied to the project’s production.
The Motor City’s Los and WB Nutty are two of the most creative, innovative, and consistent artists coming out of Detroit’s red-hot scene right now, hopping on the most unique beats, telling the most intricate and most of the times hilarious and even more often irreverent videos that have endeared their music to a rapidly growing cult-following enamored with their stories, charisma, and get-money-mindset. With WB Nutty’s latest visual “Me and My Lil Brother” he chronicles the countless small towns that he and his blood-brother Los have run through and survived to tell the tale. The track features characteristically raucous production from StopFlexinJordan that couldn’t have turned up Nutty better. The second verse of the song is my favorite part as Nutty transitions to an even more gruff and menacing delivery than usual. I get excited every time I see Los or Nutty drop a new video and I am positive we are in for a lot more soon.
Petersburg, Virginia rapper Fresh Porter is making his debut in our pages today with his new song and visual “Rondo” that was my introduction to his music but definitely left me a fan. He attacks the trunk-shaking YungDzaa production with his streetwise lyrics and gruff delivery that keeps you engaged and bobbing your head from start to finish. KeezyMae directed the lavish visuals that fit the tone of the song well and showed you exactly how Fresh Porter is coming. There is a ton of great underrated music coming out from this area right now and I look forward to hearing more from Fresh Porter as the year rolls on.
1504 MuteBaby has been quite consistent in terms of releasing music over the past year or so and the East Atlanta artist is certainly poised to climb his way to the top of his city’s musical ranks as the tides are certainly turning in the city and sooner or later this young generation of artists is poised to usher the city into this new decade following the one that Atlanta so thoroughly dominated. MuteBaby honestly has one of the most copied flows out of the young Atlanta artists and with songs like his new “30 Freestyle” he just released it is obvious that he is beginning to really find his sound and I am eager to hear him drop a full project as well as continue to work with the top producers in the city to make his songs hit even harder. 1504 MuteBaby is a name you have probably already heard if you’re tapped into the new Atlanta and is definitely a name to remember if you’re not hip just yet.
After teasing Instagram for months with snippets and glimpses of his music one of the most talked about new rappers in Mobile, Alabama has finally dropped his debut song and visual, after accompanying his best friend Jay Montana on his The Vulture mixtape’s outro for technically his first release ever. He teamed up with scorching hot videographer DylVisual who did an incredible job capturing energetic scenes as well as truly shining with his editing and color-grading, creating a clear, focused, and entertaining video. Virginia producer Kabo provided the instrumental and he has created quite a strong chemistry with Jay Montana and now Monie Luwopp despite having not yet met them in person, but nonetheless has an intrinsic feel for their styles. Luwopp’s vocals are raw and his southern drawl falls over the beat perfectly and he is definitely going to be a problem once he refines and finds his sound more and more and I cannot wait to watch that happen.
Fresh off of the STRAPPED ENT YouTube and debuting in our pages today is Dallas, Texas artist Colorado Skies who is working hard to craft a new sound through a unique aesthetic and their new visual, “Cowboy” where he performs on a farm juxtaposing the futuristic and trunk-shaking production he graces. His flow is off-kilter but nonetheless self-assured and his lyrics are topical and engaging. His flow and perspective alike are both unique and I appreciate the consistent pride he takes with his visuals. I am looking forward to hearing more from Colorado Skies soon and am interested to see what direction they go in next.