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Brandon Washington

Co-Founder of Project FILO and artist management for SoloSam. A&R at OUT.LI.ER Records. For all LL related submissions please email [email protected] For all Project FILO related submissions, please email [email protected] Submissions are always open via email. No guaranteed coverage (please do not ask if I'll be covering) To support me consider donating via any contribution amount at projectfilo.com/donate

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Brandon Washington

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MERCURY – [CONNIE] x [Godly the Ruler] x [Curtis Waters]

By Brandon Washington // 8 Nov 2022

“MERCURY is the first single of the [ Hi_TEK ] era. Whether you love it dearly or completely despise it, this song is going to make you feel something you haven’t felt before” – CONNIE “We had a lot of fun working on this track and were really caught up in the moment, it wasn’t until I was listening to the demo on my way home from the studio that I realize we had accidentally made the hottest anti-club club banger of the century! “ – Godly the Ruler “When I heard Godly’s verse on MERCURY I wanted to match that dark, horny nympho energy. CONNIE is one of the most forward thinking producers I’ve ever met & it’s important for me to be a part of what he’s building with  Hi_TEK” – Curtis Waters LA-based producer CONNIE makes his Lyrical Lemonade debut with an otherworldly single via Pack Records titled “MERCURY.” Featuring Godly the Ruler and Curtis Waters, sonically the rapid song combines the artists unique styles for an electric, disruptive and futuristic feel. The track immediately captures your attention once you press play thanks to CONNIE’s emphatic production, which is akin to the most climactic scene of a …

Seven Pt. III – [Awon] x [Seb Zilner] x [A N T I T H E S I S]

By Brandon Washington // 3 Nov 2022

“When I first understood the concept of Seven Pt. III, I was drawn to writing in seven different styles to accommodate a narrative that reflected seven different thoughts. I drew inspiration from pain, regret, love, happiness and wit. I consciously always came back to the number seven when I could so I could maintain cohesion throughout the project. I divulged personal grief and challenges, allowing my vulnerability to shine. Seven Pt. III releases on Nov 4 – my cousin Kareem’s b’day. We were raised as brothers and he was truly my best friend. Kareem would be celebrating his 40th this year. I still can’t escape the pain of his untimely death. That grief seemed to follow me throughout my life losing so many pivotal and impactful people that helped to mold me into the man I am today. The adversity and obstacles I have faced has created an insatiable hunger for me to succeed. I just want to use my own time wisely to create a legacy that my children can be proud of. I sincerely hope I added to that legacy with Seven Pt. III…” –  Awon (Antwan Wiggins) Newport, News Virginia emcee Awon returns to Lyrical Lemonade with a beautiful new album entitled Seven Pt. III. The LP is a …

So It’s Over – [RSY]

By Brandon Washington // 3 Nov 2022

Emerging Toronto artist RSY makes her Lyrical Lemonade debut with a smooth new single titled “So It’s Over.” With intimately rich lyrics, the song contains softly warm tropical production despite the current autumn season.  RSY’s voice is naturally soothing; her calm vocals perfectly mirror the instrumental’s melodiously gentle pace. The hook is both memorable and devoted, with plenty of referenced affection and vulnerability. If you’re a fan of top-tier R&B/Soul, RSY is a name that you’ll want to remember. Listen to “So It’s Over” below!

What It Take – [Aaron May]

By Brandon Washington // 3 Nov 2022

Rising Houston, Texas star Aaron May returns to Lyrical Lemonade with an undeniable banger titled “What It Take.” Serving as the perfect opener from his latest EP, Outside Lookin In, May unsurprisingly delivers a masterclass in flow. However, it’s the lavishly smooth and melodically-refined production that makes this offering so exceptional, as Aaron’s raps are elevated in the most graceful form. The mixing and mastering is simply top-tier, and Aaron couldn’t have chose a better track to set the project’s tone. Listen to “What It Take” by Aaron May below and be sure to stream the entirety of Outside Lookin In!

Phone Down – [Akinyemi] x [Johan Lenox]

By Brandon Washington // 2 Nov 2022

Brooklyn artist Akinyemi returns to Lyrical Lemonade with a phenomenal new song and accompanying visual titled “Phone Down.” Featuring the consistently quality Massachusetts artist known as Johan Lenox, the talented pair blend their musical styles with hard-hitting verses over chilled production. With vividly bright pastel-like colors, Akinyemi’s self-assured lyrics fascinatingly contrast with Lenox’s downcast attitude. The genre-less end product is a seamless offering that further supports the excellence of Akinyemi and Johan Lenox. Peep the official KAYLI WEISS [filmed & directed] music video for “Phone Down” below!

SPIT IN MY FACE! – [ThxSoMch]

By Brandon Washington // 2 Nov 2022

Rising Toronto star ThxSoMch makes his second appearance on LL today with an emphatic single titled “SPIT IN MY FACE!” Accumulating a monstrous 3+ million streams [across DSPs] on day-one, it’s safe to say that those numbers speak to the song’s anticipation. Its catchiness is immediately heard via the addictive bassline and memorable hook, while ThxSoMch’s indie vocals dominate the track’s accelerated soundscape. Be sure to give “SPIT IN MY FACE!” a listen below!

Headlights – [Deb Fan]

By Brandon Washington // 28 Oct 2022

“As I continue to work harder on my music and bettering myself as a person, I find that every aspect of my artistry – visually, sonically, and vibrationally – starts to make sense as a unit. Growing up in a traditional Chinese household, I’m expected to be respectful, compliant, or for a lack of a better word, submissive because of how my culture views my gender. Moving to America was a huge step in finding my dominance as a woman. ‘Headlights’ is a song I wrote a year ago reminding myself just how capable it is to feel in control in relation to men extending outside of my partnerships. The visuals that accompany this song are centered around the color orange – a fiery glow to symbolize my ignited self” – Deb Fan  Hong Kong raised / LA-based artist & producer Deb Fan makes her Lyrical Lemonade debut with a sensational new single titled “Headlights.” Fan’s dreamy vocals are lulled to perfection; the atmospheric production creates an intimate soundscape that immediately blesses your ears. Every musical aspect of this offering draws you in, while the lyrics depict vivid imagery along a colorful aesthetic. Moreover, Deb’s pacing is exceptional, as she allows for …

Ain’t Shit Changed, But The Lingo Is For Sale – [Southside Anxt]

By Brandon Washington // 28 Oct 2022

“This is basically a combination of my last two released EP’s. What is interesting is that the underlying messages did not change, but the way I got my point across did. Hence the name. The “sale” is the approach. One way is through obvious culturally influenced production, the other is through words of juxtaposition. Me vs the status quo. Either way, ain’t shit changed” – Southside Anxt Chicago’s own Southside Anxt returns to Lyrical Lemonade with a diverse new EP entitled Ain’t Shit Changed, But The Lingo Is For Sale. With nine lyrically adept tracks, Anxt fascinatingly weaves socio-political [American] commentary with his own racial identity. Moreover, there’s subtle layers of introspection present, as Southside alludes to his struggles as an independent artist with a routine day-job. Ain’t Shit Changed, But The Lingo Is For Sale is rapped through the lens of American Capitalism; specifically through the perspective of a Black male-artist attempting to reclaim his people’s narrative amid modern day inequities. Listen to Southside Anxt’s new EP below; released by Project FILO and distributed by Sparta Distribution  

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