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Zaza – [Kevin Kazi]

By Danny Adams // 7 Aug 2020

For me, Kevin Kazi is a bit of a household name in my personal world of music. I’ve been listening to him legitimately for years at this point and I’ve never grown sick or tired of the music he has produced. Speaking of which, he has been one of the most consistent but also dexterous rappers in the entire industry, yet he still seems to not get the respect he so desperately deserves. He has been on a steady grind and his rise into the spotlight isn’t one that he has grown impatient for because he believes in the quality of his work and knows that eventually, it’ll all pay off. He’s not one of those artists who are willing to change themselves or their sound and compromise their integrity just to become an overnight sensation which is an extremely notable part of his work if I do say so myself. He ultimately experiments with so many different sounds and remains in my head as one of the most unique artists I can think of, and this is going to yield incredible results in the long run. Most recently, he has been somewhat quiet, but being a fan of his …

Smile – [The Weeknd] & [Juice WRLD]

By Danny Adams // 7 Aug 2020

Some things in life are just meant to happen and speaking certain moments into existence can certainly help put some of these things out into the universe. When Juice tweeted that he and The Weekend would inevitably make a diamond record with one another, it was only a matter of time before it actually happened. Juice was already a massive star and was somehow gaining even more traction than ever before which was seemingly impossibly considering he was already one of the most recognizable names in the music industry. The Weekend, however, has pretty much already cemented his legacy as one of the greatest singers of our generation who also knows how to make hit after hit, so when everything fell into place and he got an opportunity to deliver a verse on a previously recorded Juice song, he knew he had to make some magic with the dearly missed icon. The song I’m talking about ended up being called “Smile” and it’s a song you’ve probably been seeing everywhere considering how big of a deal it is that this collaboration finally happened. Internet Money production masterminds Nick Mira, Taz Taylor, and Cxdy all got together to bring this song …

PREMIERE: Check Me Out – [Rucci] ft. [Haiti Babii]

By Danny Adams // 7 Aug 2020

I’m slightly disappointed in myself because I take a good amount of pride knowing a pretty solid amount about the West Coast music scene, and somehow, I let Rucci fall through my fingers. I’ve definitely heard his name before, but I’ve never taken the time to tune in which is unfortunate because he’s definitely making waves in the scene, making a case as to why he needs to be taken more seriously. He has been through a lot in his life and instead of getting down or depressed, he uses music to have fun, pay tribute to those who have been given jail sentences or have departed this Earth too soon, and just show that he’s definitely a force to be reckoned with not only in the studio but in the streets as well. His latest single, which is called “Check Me Out” and features fellow California talent Haiti Babii, is the first single off of his newly announced upcoming mixtape which is the first follow-up to his debut album Tako’s Son. The beat uses heavy, powerful horns or synths of some kind combined with light, elevated piano keys and absolutely thunderous drums to create a foundation that couldn’t possibly …

Dreamer – [Trippie Redd]

By Danny Adams // 7 Aug 2020

Whether you’re a fan of Trippie Redd or not you have to at least give him credit for the insane career he has put together for himself. He’s skyrocketed in terms of success and has formed a fan base through a sound that is truly one of a kind and unlike anything else in the entire industry. He has blazed a trail for many other artists to make a name for themselves in music and even offers assistance through features for certain up and comers that absolutely helps catapult them into the spotlight, giving them that little extra push that might be needed to bring them to the next level. I for one am a big fan of Trippie’s and I have been ever since he first started making a name for himself, so I try my best to tune into all of his new offerings as they consistently come out. His track “Dreamer” came out a couple of months ago and we covered it on Lyrical Lemonade back then so I won’t go into too many details regarding the song itself, but there is new life breathed into this single through a music video that is as intriguing and …

Proud of U (Remix) – [1TakeJay] ft. [Blueface]

By Danny Adams // 6 Aug 2020

If you have read some of my other articles, you already know I have a deep devotion to West Coast Hip-Hop music. I just love the sliding synths, hard-nosed attitudes that shine through, and all the different personalities that can make this type of music great. Blueface has obviously become a household name on that side of the country, and although 1TakeJay has been rapidly climbing up the ranks, I still think he deserves a lot more respect and recognition than he receives. As for their most recent collaboration, the two talents team up for a remix of “Proud of U”, a song Jay originally dropped earlier this year. Low the great, a frequent collaborator of West Coast artists, utilizes alternating keys and synths, some staticky percussive sounds, and absolutely pounding 808s to add some extremely interesting vibes and an even more hasty tempo that both of these artists know exactly what they need to do with. On the chorus, Jay takes over and utilizes a slightly aggressive yet notably enthusiastic approach to deliver his lyrics. As he gets into his verse, he uses a similar cadence that provides a seamless continuation from one part to another before switching things …

Mood – [24kGoldn] ft. [Iann Dior]

By Danny Adams // 6 Aug 2020

Just a couple of weeks ago we were graciously gifted a brand-new collaboration between two of my absolute favorite up and comers in the Hip-Hop scene. Of course, I’m talking about 24kGoldn and Iann Dior, and it feels weird to even still consider them up and comers after all of the incredible music they’ve already put out, but I know that they’re just getting started so I’m definitely looking forward to watching their careers blossom even further. Ever since we received “Mood”, it has no joke been played over my speakers or through my headphones probably four or more times every single day to the point where I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve replayed it. I even learned every lyric early on because not only are the cadences and melodies catchy, but the words aren’t hard to ingest whatsoever, so they just get stuck in your head and linger there for a while. Due to the fact that I just wrote about this record the other week and you’ve most likely heard it multiple times like I have, I want to mainly focus on the brand-new visual that the duo just gifted us. It opens up with …

The Black House – [Sleepy Hallow]

By Danny Adams // 5 Aug 2020

Although I’m a few days late to the party when it comes to Sleepy Hallow’s most recent EP The Black House, I couldn’t help but show it some love. I’m not overly familiar with the Brooklyn emcee in all honesty, but the few offerings I had heard prior to this definitely stood out to me so I knew I had to tune in. It’s clear that he’s constantly working hard to cement his name into the New York Drill music scene considering he just dropped his debut project Sleepy For President a couple of months ago, so I’m excited that he’s back not too long after with another project. Although this EP is only 5 tracks and lasts just over 11 minutes, he makes sure to pack a punch and deliver some memorable offerings on this project that are going to linger on your mind for so many hours or even days to come, if not longer. Opening up with “Somebody”, he recruits his friend and frequent collaborator Sheff G to assist him in providing a powerful introductory track that’s going to capture your attention and keep you captivated for the rest of the EP. The beat consists of high-pitched …

2 – [ZelooperZ]

By Danny Adams // 5 Aug 2020

The Bruiser Brigade coming out of the Detroit area of Michigan is one of the more underrated groups in all of music, in my opinion. I was first put on to Danny Brown back earlier on in high school, almost a decade ago, and I haven’t stopped listening since. Obviously, I loved his hyper-energetic flows and wild stories, but I can definitely appreciate the maturity that comes through within his music as he’s gotten older. I’ve known about his fellow labelmate ZelooperZ since he was featured on Danny’s Old cut “Kush Coma” alongside A$AP Rocky, but I haven’t really paid too much attention since then for whatever reason. Recently, however, my brother told me I had to check out his latest project Moszel Offline because it has some wild tracks, and I’m so glad I did because it’s absolutely insane. What’s even more unbelievable is the fact that it seems like there’s almost no information or promotion behind it as if he just dropped it as an under the radar project. Even a simple Google search yields hardly any results, but that doesn’t seem to affect Z whatsoever considering he knows how good the tape is and he’s continuing on …

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