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UP NEXXX VOL.1 – [iON LIL GUT]

By Lane Cowherd // 22 Dec 2018

True to his debut project’s name, UP NEXXX VOL. 1, Miami’s iON LIL GUT is an act to keep an eye out for in the months to come. The budding artist has generated some serious excitement in recent months, and with this anticipation by his side, his latest release becomes Gut’s longest and strongest artistic statement to date. All of the tracks within have an intelligent, melodic touch, and, already on SoundCloud alone, they have over half a million cumulative plays. This is an incredible effort to end the year on for LIL GUT, and the attention earned from it should carry momentum into the new year. That said, be sure to stream this one below and let us know what you think in the comments!

i am > i was – [21 Savage]

By Lane Cowherd // 21 Dec 2018

Well, he didn’t forget this time. Two weeks after the initially-announced release date of his new album, 21 Savage has finally let loose the project, and it’s everything we hoped it would be and more. Spanning fifteen tracks, the body of work has vibes for everyone alongside features from the likes of Childish Gambino, J. Cole, and more. Without a doubt, i am > i was ensures a star-studded experience, and 21’s display of artistic maturity is a reassuring sign for both fans new and old. There’s a lot to dive in to in this one, and we’re sure to have it on repeat for weeks to come. Make sure you don’t forget 21 Savage on your year-end lists. Listen to the new album below!

DeMar DeRozan – [Comethazine]

By Lane Cowherd // 15 Dec 2018

Earlier this week, Alamo Records’ Comethazine released a new track by the name of “DeMar DeRozan” — and just like the NBA star it’s named after, it doesn’t miss. Over a roughly ninety-second runtime, the St. Louis artist kicks gritty, frenetic lines, over an urgent, menacing instrumental to set the tone, adding character to such an energetic single that demands it be spun back around, time and time again. As the first single from Bawskee 2, “DeMar DeRozan” foreshadows what’ll be on the next project, and, until more material appears off it, we’ll be blasting it at the link provided below.

2y’s – [Tayy Brown]

By Lane Cowherd // 7 Dec 2018

Tayy Brown is a new artist to the Lyrical Lemonade pages, but we suspect he won’t be a new name soon, as the young hitmaker is sure to impress with his first appearance on our site. That said, we’re here today to shed a light on the Maryland native’s debut project, 2y’s. With influence from Kanye West, Lil Uzi Vert, and XXXTentacion, this tape packs a slick, addictive that easily sits right with fans of any kind. Having toured with Ski Mask The Slump God on his Ski Meets The World tour, Tayy is ready to spread his wings on the digital front now, and this tape is certainly a good introduction to his sound. Hear it below, and be on the lookout for more from the up-and-comer soon.

Project Dreams – [Marshmello] [Roddy Ricch]

By Lane Cowherd // 7 Dec 2018

Roddy Ricch is one of hip-hop’s most exciting up-and-comers, and, well, Marshmello is Marshmello — a well-established star who is clearly no stranger to making hits. Today, we get to see these two incredible talents come together with a stellar new single entitled “Project Dreams”. Quick-paced and clean, this track brings the punch without any friction. Marshmello has been known to pursue high-profile (and successful) collaborations, and, while Roddy is perhaps the lesser known of the partners, he still makes a dream team here, proving why he’s on the rise to stardom, himself, at the moment. “Project Dreams” will get you pumped up, and you’re sure to hear it on the radio soon, so stream this one below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Skins – [XXXTENTACION]

By Lane Cowherd // 7 Dec 2018

Man, this one’s a tough listen. For all the upheaval that X (and those in his life) have gone through, there has still remained lots of positivity surrounding the legacy and impact of such an important artist, and further, fans have received plenty of incredibly, spiritual music to match. This has all been a testament to the persistence and talents of X, and needless to say, fans have many things to be grateful for despite the tragedy of the star’s death. With Skins, X’s first posthumous album, he gives a collection of ten tracks, and, naturally, they hit us right in the feels. “BAD!” is already a standout from the project, but tracks like “whoa (mind in awe)” and the Kanye West-featuring “One Minute” will surely become favorites as well. You can stream the project in its entirety at the link below. Rest in peace to a young legend.

K For Christmas – [Lil Mosey]

By Lane Cowherd // 7 Dec 2018

Receiving new Lil Mosey is one of the best gifts we could have asked for this holiday season. With “K For Christmas”, this Lyrical Lemonade favorite is here to provide Christmas cheer in the form of an undeniable heater, as he pumps out a quick, two-minute offering filled with punchy drums and excitable cadences. Aside from its fun-loving status as a holiday song, this is an impressive track that will certainly outlive just the time leading up until Christmas. Lil Mosey is a hitmaker at heart, and “K For Christmas” is proof, as it’s also the first song from Mosey since his NorthsBest album. This one is something special, so gear up for the holidays and stream “K For Christmas” below!

Red Flags – [Guapdad 4000]

By Lane Cowherd // 6 Dec 2018

Here to bring the energy as always, Guapdad 4000 just released a new track, and it might just be one of his best offerings to date. “Red Flags” is melodic and banging, carrying a nice pace throughout while allowing Guapdad to float over the ominous production. For an artist on the come-up, it’s great to see him advancing his artistry and always making sure to pave his own lane, and, if he continues straddling this line, Guapdad will likely win himself a lot of fans. Put this on when you’re trying to kick it or go for a nighttime drive, and look out for more from him. He seems to have a prolific output of releases, so it shouldn’t be long before we get another new track.

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