MIXTAPES

Narcissist – [Duffle Bag Buru]

By Elliot Montanez // 14 Sep 2018

Chicago rising talent and Lyrical Lemonade favorite Duffle Bag Buru dropped one of the best projects from the city so far this year with “Narcissist” a few days back & it’s nothing you want to miss out on! There is a total of six new records on this one and after jamming to the project for over an hour straight I believe that it’s safe to say that Buru certainly didn’t disappoint in the least bit. I have been following Buru’s career since the very beginning (which was only maybe a year & a half ago) and he has truly improved with each new project I have heard from him, a promising sign for his future if you ask me. Duffle Bag Buru continued to solidify his massive role in the new wave of Chicago’s music scene with this tape, but don’t take my word for it though, stream this new tape below & be sure to follow Buru on Twitter here!

Woodside Lane – [Jayaire Woods]

By Elliot Montanez // 13 Sep 2018

Chicago native Jayaire Woods is making his return to our platform today with his brand new project titled “Woodside Lane”. I love when I see artists team up with producers for an entire tape, I believe it makes it sound more cohesive and that’s exactly what we got on this one as Jayaire Woods recruited Stan Lane who did all seven of these excellent instrumentals. Jayaire had not dropped any music over the last couple of months so I was expecting something big from him soon, and after listening to this tape through a couple times it’s safe to say that this is what we were all waiting for. There was a ton of highlights on this tape but a couple of my favorite moments were “Waste Of Time” due to the way he complimented the beat, as well as the outro “Big Plans”! Enough of my thoughts though, listen to this project for yourself below and let me know what you think about it in the comments section!

YBN: The Mixtape – [YBN Nahmir] x [YBN Almighty Jay] x [YBN Cordae]

By Jacob Lusted // 7 Sep 2018

We have watched the YBN legacy grow before our eyes over the past year ever since YBN’s frontman Nahmir dropped his hit record Rubbin off The Paint last September. Fast forward to present day, and with his two compadres Almighty Jay & Cordae joining up to form one of the strongest collectives in the game, YBN: The Mixtape is finally in our grasp. Bursting with 23 tracks laced with new-and-old YBN, the trio connected with a number of notable guests including Asian Doll, Cuban Doll, Lil Skies, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown and Gucci Mane who appears on the standout, New Drip. Along with an even bigger list of producers (Wallis Lane, Foreign Teck, Hitmaka, Cardiak & Hoodzone to name a few), the debut YBN tape is bound to create a real stir once it makes its rounds as Nahmir, Almighty Jay and Cordae refused to take their foot off the gas pedal for even a second. Having said that, start your end of the week off right with YBN: The Mixtape now streaming everywhere!

19 & Dead – [KrimeLifeCa$$]

By Elliot Montanez // 6 Sep 2018

KrimeLifeCa$$ has been appearing more and more on our pages as of late, and today the Brooklyn native is making his way back with the premiere of his brand new project titled “19 & Dead”. This is a pretty long project coming in at sixteen tracks in length, but trust me when I say that every single one of these songs impressed in their own unique way and it’s well worth the listen. One thing that stood out to me about this project was the cohesiveness of it, if you click press and let it run from front to back it feels sounds and feels like something bigger than just a tape, he showed some real flashes of excellence on this one if you ask me. The beats on this project were truly outstanding from front to back, on certain tracks like “Big Dusty” I found myself falling in love with the instrumental, and the great rhymes were just an added bonus. It might seem like I am just talking up this tape at this point but I really enjoyed all of the music provided on this one, I see nothing but big things coming for KrimeLifeCa$$ in his future. Stream …

Rico – [PNTHN]

By Seamus Fay // 1 Sep 2018

At this point, it goes without saying that Texas rap group PNTHN has been on an insuppressible rise since the release of their February 2018 EP, Potluck. The months to follow included numerous stellar singles such as the energetic “Henny Dreams” as well as “SUPAFANTASTIC CHOPPA“, and all of this momentum brings us to today, as the crew is back with a brand new EP entitled RICO. 7 tracks long, this project provides us with a galvanizing, nearly-addictive burst of energy from the Texas natives. Their flows are tightly-wound and their deliveries prove to be charismatic as ever, so much so that it feels as though the group’s chemistry is only improving by the second. This is just the release we needed to head into what will hopefully be an eventful weekend, so keep RICO on repeat and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments! Mixed by TwoHorizon RA, Por Vida, & Tony Tone Mastered by Rich Munee

MudBlood – [Drayco McCoy]

By Seamus Fay // 28 Aug 2018

Drayco McCoy is a frequent flyer here on the Lyrical Lemonade pages, and today, he’s back once again to take headlines with an incredible new project entitled MudBlood. Presenting McCoy at his most refined level of artistry to date, this tape offers up 12 tracks straight of booming production, ambitious flows, and undeniably hard-nosed energy. There doesn’t exist a weak point in any second of its duration, and in all of its unforgettably impressive glory, MudBlood solidifies two facts about Drayco McCoy: the first – he can do wrong, and the second – he’s about to be a star. To say the same thing in fewer words, the Indiana native is in his bag, and he’s here to let us know. That being said, make sure you listen to the thunderous new tape, MudBlood, and be sure to follow Drayco McCoy on Twitter here! Feature from Mathaius Young Production by Mathaius Young, Charlie Shuffler, TayMasterChef, BlkYth, Yung Icey, BigCat, Dauphin Amir, & Oogie Mane

88 Birdz – [Doe Boy] x [TM88]

By Jacob Lusted // 23 Aug 2018

FBG’s Doe Boy is shaping up to be a problem out of Cleveland following his Streetz Need Me & Codeine Confessions from 2017 and now, he has teamed up with none-other than TM88 for a whole collab project entitled, 88 Birdz. Flooded with production from 88, Jay Nasty & Zaytoven amongst others, the executive producer behind the madness was actually the Slime boss himself in Young Thug who appears on the intro in Slimey As It Get before Doe joined forces with his label boss Future, Moneybagg Yo and Juicy J on 10 Piece, Slide, Both Sides and Back in my Bag. Taking us through a lyrical journey of troubled childhood and prison-time, the 11 tracks are a vivid reflection of Doe Boy’s past that supports the grittiness and pure energy from this record that is evident right from the get-go. If for some reason that isn’t what you’re looking for then you’re missing out, but for the people that are here for the talent within the Freebandz collective, go ahead and stream Doe Boy & TM88’s collaborative project in 88 Birdz immediately! Cover Art by KD Designz (@kddesignz1)

TRAPLANTA 2 – [SwaVay]

By Seamus Fay // 23 Aug 2018

Just a few weeks removed from the headlining release of his James Blake-produced single, “Billy“, Atlanta-bred artist SwaVay is back on our pages today to offer up a brand new mixtape entitled TRAPLANTA 2. Blessing fans with 8 tracks of pure, undiluted talent and tenacious verses, this project immediately marks itself as proof of SwaVay’s resolve to rise to the top. His unmatched degree of clever lyricism and charismatic deliveries comes to the light as nothing short of impressive, and by sliding right alongside rapidly-paced, ominous production, he proves to be dead-set on success. SwaVay is in his bag, and no one is going to get in the way of that. I’ll just let the music speak for itself to prove it. Listen to TRAPLANTA 2 at the link below! Production by SwaVay, DJ Copeland, Dregood, Scandi Beats, Chase Jams, David Morse, & Hxxx Features by Lukeskyewalka, Daylan Gideon, Mojo Yetti, & Midnight Conner

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