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Eat Your Heart Out – [Dro Kenji]

Considering we’re all alive and consuming music during the present internet age of media, it might get somewhat overwhelming when you hear about a new artist making waves in the industry seemingly every hour. While this fascinates and excites me, I want to make sure to get the best under the radar music out to fans as often as I can. While Dro Kenji might not be a new name to some considering he has released a plethora of unbelievable singles and projects over the past few months, he is still grossly underrated in my opinion, and he is one of the most talented emcees in the entire Hip-Hop genre, but this classification is a stretch considering his music is difficult to place into such strict boundaries like one specific genre. Even though projects like Tears and Pistols and Race Me To Hell came out at the very end of last year, he has been proving time and time again that he’s one of the hardest workers in the entire music world. What’s even more impressive is the fact that not only is he able to constantly gift fans new music, but he’s also able to create hit after hit, …

Sangria – [$NOT] x [Denzel Curry]

I have had an amazing time watching $NOT grow as an artist over the years, but specifically since we shot the two music videos for him last year. He has taken full advantage of that opportunity and has capitalized on it to the maximum, he has made all of the right moves since then, and today he is back with a brand new music video for “Sangria” featuring Denzel Curry. The $NOT + Denzel Curry link-up is the collab that I never knew I needed, these two created something to be proud of, it’s one of those songs that’s so good you simply can’t listen to it just once. I loved this song and I believe that you will too, check it out for yourself below! Produced by Power Pleasant

Watch Lil Skies new interview on Carton Conversations

Lil Skies was the latest guest on our growing series Carton Conversations, on the tenth episode that is also the season finale! We had to go big for the season finale, so not only did we have Lil Skies come by the office for the interview, we had his close friend + Lyrical Lemonade founder Cole Bennett host! These two touched on plenty of subjects in this interview including how they first got connected, the classic music video for “Red Roses”, the story behind the “Nowadays” visual, his new album Unbothered, the close relationship he has with his fans, working with Lil Durk, Wiz Khalifa showing him a ton of love, growing up in a small town, how fatherhood has changed his life, his upcoming collab with $NOT, the idea of what happiness is and so much more. This was the perfect ending to Season 1 of Carton Conversations, we have a lot of room to grow and the sky is the limit for this series, watch this new interview below and if you haven’t already, check out the other conversations we have with The Kid Laroi, Teezo Touchdown, DJ Scheme, 24kGoldn and more on LL2. Photo by Jackson W

Vice – [Tino Szn] ft. [$NOT]

16-year-old North Carolina rapper Tino Szn makes his first drop of 2021 with a new single entitled “Vice.” The crazy thing about this song is that it features one of the raps’ budding stars in $NOT. How this track came about is very interesting. $not actually saw Tino on his Instagram live and directed messaged the young emcee to collaborate with him. Even though it’s still early and Tino’s career he’s already worked with a couple of household names. He’s already worked with producers such as Based1 (Bad Bunny), Lukrative (Playboicarti), and Harold Harper (Lil Uzi Vert) to name a few. Being this young and having so much room to grow it should be interesting to see where 2021 takes Tino Szn. We should be looking to seeing how he expands his sound as some of his influences include Chief Keef, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, and Billie Eilish. Stream Tino Szn’s new record “Vice” with $NOT below.

Like Me – [$NOT] ft. [Iann Dior]

As 2020 rapidly came to a close, there were a few rappers who I familiarized myself with and almost became obsessed with as the final months of the year flew by. Out of all these insane talents, $NOT was undeniably the one artist who I never took my eye off of, and that hasn’t changed even slightly ever since I first started listening to him. His album Beautiful Havoc was a masterpiece in my opinion, and I just loved how he was able to intermingle a variety of different vibes ranging from dark, ominous cuts to upbeat party anthems. Obviously, the features were also great after hearing names like Denzel Curry and Flo Milli, but my favorite song on the project had to be “Like Me” which featured Iann Dior. I was lucky enough to hear the project about a week prior to its release, and I remember that after listening to this hit, I went and raved to my friends about it, egging them on to listen when the album came out but not giving up the sanctity of the early access I was luckily granted. Although you might’ve been bumping this track ever since it came out as …

Baby – [DJ Scheme] ft. [Iann Dior]

DJ Scheme has long been a close friend and acquaintance of ours here at lyrical lemonade, and like a fine wine, he continues to only get better with age. At the beginning of December, he dropped off his debut album FAMILY and it was an absolute smash hit, at least in my mind. He was able to bring all different styles and sonic landscapes to life throughout this 17-song album, and every time I go back and revisit it, I seem to be more and more blown away. Obviously, the features he selected on this project help Scheme provide different stylistic choices, but every single guest plays such an important role in this album’s success. He got names like Skrillex, Joey Bada$$, Ski Mask, Lil Yachty, Ty Dolla $ign, Fenix Flexin, $NOT, and too many others to name in this sentence, but I never imagined seeing some of these talents on the same album let alone the same song. One of my favorite cuts off of the project is definitely “Baby” featuring Iann Dior, and although this is a much more soothing, heartfelt ballad than what we’re used to hearing from Iann, he takes the baton and runs with it. …

Do It! – [Egovert] ft. [Smokepurpp]

After one of the most stressful, unexpected years of all time, we all deserve to just kick back, relax, and enjoy ourselves as we venture on into the new year. That means, if there’s one person I trust to take over the New Year’s playlist, it has to be Egovert. Ego has become one of my favorite artists in general after I heard about him earlier this year, and he hasn’t even begun to reach his final form, which says a lot considering he already has an entire magazine of hits that I haven’t been able to stop listening to all year long. He decided to ring in the year the only way he knows how, by dropping an absolute banger, and his fans are rejoicing to say the least. After long deliberation and a couple of bumps in the road, we finally received “Do It!”, a song that Ego teased various times featuring the one and only Smokepurpp. Now, I’ve been a fan of Purpp for years and years, so when I found out one of my previous favorite artists was teaming up with one of my new favorite artists, I didn’t sleep for weeks until I heard this …

FAMILY – [DJ Scheme]

If you’re a fan of Lyrical Lemonade then there’s no doubt that you are familiar with the living legend that is DJ Scheme. The DJ turned Producer has taken his talents up a serious level with the release of his highly anticipated debut album FAMILY. There is a reason why artists flock to Scheme, he is one of the most genuine souls in the music industry and the album’s stacked tracklist proves exactly the type of reach he has built purely off his talent and grind. If you’ve ever seen a live set from DJ Scheme, you’ll know the ferocious energy he brings to each and every stage he touches. The crowds almost instantly dissolve into insanity, mosh pits opening throughout crowded venues with audiences thirsty to lose themselves to the madness that is “Take A Step Back”. Damn, I can’t wait to see that again soon. Off the strength of 2019’s Preseason EP, we saw what Scheme was capable of as a producer. With a small sample, we knew that the debut album he would eventually release would be a perfectly curated collection of collaborators that reflect the relationships he has built throughout his career of touring with some of the biggest …

Beautiful Havoc – [$NOT]

I’m somewhat new to the world of $NOT’s music, but despite my novice outlook, I’ve been listening to him so much that I feel like I have a somewhat strong grasp of his insane talents across the board. He brings a sort of underworld style to beats that are often anything but demonic, often utilizing West Coast bops while also incorporating more fitting, dark and ominous instrumentals that give listeners a completely polarizing look into his creative mind. While his album Beautiful Havoc has been out for almost a week, at this point, I’ve been listening to it almost nonstop, and I wanted to make sure I had a firm understanding of everything he delivers on the project before talking about it. I think I’ve had enough time, finally, and after probably more than fifteen listens from front to back, I can’t wait to dive into the wild sonic world that $NOT paints for us on this album. At 12 songs and almost a half-hour long, he provides fans with a further look at his unbelievable skills, unlike anything we’ve ever heard from him before. He opens up with “Watch Out (Intro)”, a song that uses a haunting, menacing guitar …

Sangria – [$NOT] ft. [Denzel Curry]

Although I had heard $NOT’s name mentioned copiously in the past few years, it wasn’t until around the time he teamed up with our very own Cole Bennett just a few weeks ago to release his single “Revenge” that I actually made an effort to tune in. After listening, I was ashamed that I allowed myself to miss out on his wonderful music, and since then, I’ve gone back and revisited everything I was turning a blind eye to. Since listening up, I realized that he is one of, if not the most compelling and talented artists in the entire industry, showing off a variety of sounds that prove he is as dexterous as he is talented. As he gears up for the release of his upcoming album Beautiful Havoc, which releases this Friday, he has been dropping off a few singles from the project that have gotten fans, myself included, more excited than ever before. Most recently, he dropped off a brand-new single entitled “Sangria”, recruiting Denzel Curry and incredible producer Powers Pleasant to bring this record to life. While I’m honestly not sure if these two artists have worked together in the past, their equally aggressive, ruthless, and …