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Tino Szn Returns With Visuals To “Drowning Out”

Lately, I have fallen in love with producers who become artists. Tino Szn started off as a producer at the age of 14, in less than a year, he began to rap and things took off ever since. Signed to DaBaby’s label South Coast Music Group, the rising star has released numerous projects like 4 Seasons, while he was still a senior in high school. Not only has Tino gained a strong fan base worldwide, but he also received co-signs from Florida rapper $NOT. Recently, the buzzing artist released his latest project Sentient, which showcases his versatile sound and eclectic production style which blends Rage Beats, Pop Punk, and HyperPop. With over 15 tracks including his successful singles “Zetsu”, “Vetements Coats”, and “Crash The Party”, Tino Szn’s mesmerizing sound and catchy flow are why you should keep your eyes out for him in 2022. Today, Tino released the music video to his single “Drowning Out” via Youtube. Directed by FoolWithTheCamera, Tino acts as a soft-spoken pool boy working on the property of a beautiful woman while performing the track in a collage of fast cuts and trippy angles. The video is also based on Nick Cannon and Christina Milian’s film, Love Don’t Cost a Thing. You can …

Immaculate – [$NOT]

Over the last couple of years, it’s hard to think of an up-and-coming artist who has had more success in this industry than $NOT. He had already built quite the legacy with his series of mixtapes prior to worldwide fame and his cult following was always as strong and loyal as it gets, but it almost felt like a switch was flipped and he instantly took off, soaring to heights that I knew he’d eventually get to, I just didn’t realize it would be as quick as it turned out to be. First off, I’m a massive $NOT fan and have been for years, but I honestly don’t know what it was that really took him to the next level. I think it has to be a mixture of his diverse sonic portfolio and versatility over any instrumental placed in front of him, but I also think that the connections he has been able to make throughout the years have had to help him grow and expand his name much further than other emcees that were in a similar position as him. One way or another, $NOT is now a household name and I couldn’t be more excited for him, …

New Music Friday With $NOT, BabyK Osama, Rich Amiri, and Yella Beezy!

Friday is always the best day of the week with new releases from some of our favorite artists! First up we have 19-year-old BabyK Osama with his latest single “Ticket” on all streaming platforms. The Simple Stupid / Geffen Records signee has been making some noise ever since he was released from prison last spring. In a short span of time, the Jacksonville rapper has released five projects and hasn’t shown any signs of letting up anytime soon. In the visuals for his latest single, BabyK Osama was surrounded by exotic cars as he raps over a feverish instrumental. His signature Jacksonville flow mixed with his blazing wordplay created a head-spinning single. I look forward to watching his career advance this year! Gold-selling recording artist Yella Beezy delivered his latest mixtape titled Bad Azz Yella Boy. Yella rose to fame in 2017 after releasing his mixtape Lite Work, Volume which included his hit record “That’s On Me” which debuted at 37 on Billboard’s Hot 100 charts and earned 200M+ video views. His career has been a journey, but his latest mixtape is a testimony of all the work Yella has been putting in and finally enjoying the seeds of his …

Sing Me a Lullaby, My Sweet Temptation – [$uicideboy$]

$uicideboy$ have been a duo that truly means so much to me on a personal note, and while not everyone will understand their messages or style of music, it has impacted me greatly throughout the years. I used to strictly listen to them and almost no one else regardless of if I was at the gym, in my room alone, in the car, or anywhere else. I just had never experienced music that was so raw and genuine, and while the bulk of their music was as high octane as it gets, there was this deeper narrative that I connected with in an indescribable way. There was a stretch of a few years where they seemed to put out mixtapes and EPs on a very regular basis, flooding fans with music that never grew old even to this day, and while this output has slowed down as the years go by, it just makes me appreciate new releases that much more. Today, I am beyond thrilled to announce the release of their third studio album entitled Sing Me A Lullaby, My Sweet Temptation, a 13-song effort that boasts a runtime of about 36 minutes long. Although this album seems to …

You Still Here, Ho ? – [Flo Milli]

I feel like I typically start out articles about women emcees going on this entire rant about how they’re really innovating the industry and bringing some incredible creativity to the scene, but I think that you’ve all heard enough of that and it’s time to leave gender out of it because musicians like Flo Milli aren’t just great female rappers… They’re great rappers overall. Milli is someone who first came across my radar thanks to her work with $NOT and some of the videos she shot with us here at Lyrical Lemonade, but ever since I tapped in, I knew she wasn’t just another rapper who was trying to be gimmicky or fake in order to attract an audience. The Alabama spitter really had this intoxicating energy and attitude within her skillset that was compelling from the jump, and while it may have taken some time for others to catch on, I was a fan from the moment I heard her talents. As fans geared up to hear the follow-up to her debut mixtape Ho, why is you here ?, the buzz continued to grow and it got to a point where there was no missing out on any new …

Nostalgia is Dead – [Cherele]

Florida hip-hop can pretty much be considered an entirely different genre, in my opinion, because it seriously sounds nothing like any other region in the world in terms of rap. I mean, there are so many people from Kodak Black and Hotboii to $NOT and Cochise who are making equally fantastic records, but they just sound nothing like one another which makes this such a diverse and flourishing wonderland for music. Depending on the day, I may say that one of these styles is my favorite over another, but regardless of the timing, I am a solidified fan of both types of rap that are coming out of the southern state, and it would be like picking a favorite child. Different areas of Florida seem to produce different sounds, and even though Fort Myers is known for being a vacation destination more often than it is a hip-hop hub, Cherele is here to flip the script and I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about that. Women in rap have totally shaken things up, and while there are a ton of different personalities in the industry regardless of gender, I truly think that Cherele just might be one person that you simply …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Through My Eyes: Full Weekend Recap

Preface Yes, this article is super long and tedious, my bad…. Forewarning, if you’ve already read my other recaps for each individual day, skip to the end for a few words of admiration to the LL family, from me! Every year, the Summer Smash seems to get bigger, better, and more insane than ever before, and 2022 is definitely no exception. Unfortunately, I missed the first year or two because of one reason or another, so 2021 was actually my first time experiencing this event live and in person. At the same time, though, I had been to various other concerts hosted by LL dating all the way back to Lil Uzi Vert’s first-ever Chicago performance way back in April of 2016, so I know how we throw down at live events, and I also know just how loyal, supportive, and turnt up our fans get every chance they get. 2022 had some curveballs thrown at the team including a detrimental storm that almost paused the entire festival, but thanks to the consistently hard-working and ride-or-die group of individuals who put this fest together, the show went on without a hitch! I just want to clarify that this article is …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Through My Eyes: Sunday Recap

Preface Every year, the Summer Smash seems to get bigger, better, and more insane than ever before, and 2022 is definitely no exception. Unfortunately, I missed the first year or two because of one reason or another, so 2021 was actually my first time experiencing this event live and in person. At the same time, though, I had been to various other concerts hosted by LL dating all the way back to Lil Uzi Vert’s first-ever Chicago performance way back in April of 2016, so I know how we throw down at live events, and I also know just how loyal, supportive, and turnt up our fans get every chance they get. 2022 had some curveballs thrown at the team including a detrimental storm that almost paused the entire festival, but thanks to the consistently hard-working and ride-or-die group of individuals who put this fest together, the show went on without a hitch! I just want to clarify that this article is solely based on my own experience and not from the point of view of anybody else. I know this isn’t the typical article I may normally write, but I figured it would be a good stroll down memory …

Awkward (Freestyle) – [Eem Triplin]

Eem Triplin is someone who came across my radar a couple of weeks ago, and although I thought he was a new name, I realized that I had listened to his work considering he was the production mastermind behind some of $NOT’s biggest records, and I just didn’t realize it. I then found out he is trying to branch out and make a name of his own in the rap world beyond beat-making, and once I heard his song “Awkward (Freestyle)”, I was instantly enthralled. He actually sampled Tyler, the Creator’s WOLF cut “Awkward”, and considering I loved this song so much when it was first released around a decade ago, I instantly knew that this new spin was going to be right up my alley as well. Then, I saw that Tyler even commented on a post referencing the song with a very positive message, and Eem was understandably in shock. Now, with a Tyler cosign, a bunch of powerful connections in the industry, and most importantly a seriously innovative skillset, I think Eem is only going to see his career skyrocket and I couldn’t be more excited for him! Keeping the momentum going can be a struggle for …

AWKWARD – [Eem Triplin]

I truly love when producers give rapping a shot because they are typically some of the most intelligent, creative, and all-around musically inclined people in this industry, so they know exactly what to make instrumental-wise in order to give themselves something that will perfectly compliment their voice, flows, and overall demeanor on any given song. If you think about it, some of the best and most unique artists in the game began their careers as producers including Kanye, Pharrell, Dr. Dre, Pi’erre Bourne, and so many others, meaning that as long as you don’t limit yourself to just beat making, the world is your oyster. Eem Triplin is a name you may or may not be familiar with, but he is someone whose beats you have definitely heard if you’re a fan of $NOT, because he is the mastermind behind the production on songs like “Revenge”, “Benzo”, and “Davanti”, amongst others, but he has been making a splash beyond his work with the iconic Florida emcee. Thanks to the growing popularity of his production, he developed a passion for rapping as well, citing Tyler, the Creator and Kanye as two of his biggest artistic inspirations, and after seeing his song …