SEARCH FOR: $NOT

U Still Here – [Keshore]

Keshore has been in the underground music scene for quite a few years, yet he has somehow managed to evade my attention. I never intentionally dismissed him, he’s just a name a had heard of but don’t really know from where, and once the homie put me on, I couldn’t have been more grateful to find out everything I was missing out on. The song he sent me, alongside a few of his classic hits, is his latest release entitled “U Still Here”, and after tuning in, I can’t believe I’ve been sleeping on the LA-based artist for so long. Produced by ihatebigchase, the beat kind of slowly starts up and progressively gets faster, more intricate, and hits harder, although overall, it is a relatively simplistic, smooth, percussion-forward instrumental that Keshore absolutely destroys effortlessly. Almost halfway through the song’s runtime, Ke picks up mid-sentence to insult an unidentified hater, starting his flow out of nowhere but picking up the tempo with ease. At times, he uses a bit more conviction behind his delivery while other aggressive lines sound as if they should as well, yet he recites them with a very stern, straight face to show people he’s dead serious …

Red – [$NOT]

$NOT is an artist who can pretty much do no wrong in my eyes. Sure, he might not be an emcee who’s all about the bells and whistles and little flaunts here and there like most other artists are, but his straight, to-the-point type of personality is obviously a huge draw for fans all over the country. While I feel like I write a lot about $NOT, I just feel like I can’t let a single release go by the wayside, so with that being said, I had to talk about the brand-new music video for his most recent release “RED”. Directed by UnkleLuc, things open up briefly on a ranch where a couple of beautiful horses are shown. Things quickly come up to speed with the rapper’s new lifestyle as he actually cruises around in an all-red Ferrari, bringing a new sense of the word horse to life in this one. From here, once the song begins, there are various transition shots utilized where $NOT pretty much straight up recites his bars in front of the luxurious vehicle as he’s accompanied by two hitman-looking individuals. During these scenes, a ton of different effects are utilized to make it look …

Slugger – [Kevin Abstract] ft. [$NOT] & [slowthai]

Kevin Abstract is an artist that I truly don’t think gets the amount of credit he deserves, but that doesn’t slow him down even slightly. The BROCKHAMPTON frontman has been making waves both whit his massively successful group as well as individually, so I couldn’t be more excited to see him succeed, especially with all of the beyond unique and inventive styles of music he has been bringing to life over the last handful of years. While he’s no stranger to working with a variety of artists you wouldn’t necessarily expect to see him in the studio alongside, he continued this streak late last week with the release of his single “Slugger” which features two of my current favorite artists $NOT and slowthai. An unlikely bunch, yet a group that always kills every verse, so the fact that this one was no exception is just another reason why Kevin is undefeated thus far. Opening up with an instrumental created by Kevin, Al Hung, and fellow BROCKHAMPTON star Romil Hemnani, we hear a very unique and uncharacteristic beat full of inventive sounds, a mischievous chorus, and a very tempo-setting drumline that is just chaotic enough to catch your attention without being …

Red – [$NOT]

Even if you’ve only paid attention to the music industry briefly, it shouldn’t come as a surprise when I say that $NOT has been on an absolute tear recently. Coming off of two of his biggest songs yet in “Whipski” with Lil Skies and “Tell EM” with Cochise, both with a Lyrical Lemonade visual treatment of course, he is finally getting the recognition that he so clearly deserves. I’ve been following along with his music for quite some time now, so seeing the entire journey that he has taken to get to where he is now from where he was even just last year is truly notable and inspiring. Luckily, $NOT decided to keep the momentum going with the release of his awesome new single “Red”, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you all. Opening up with an instrumental that was pieced together by ToryOnTheBeat, there is an adventurous flute of some sort that is eventually met by some more energetic synths and moving percussive elements that truly give this song some legs and help it move. Before he even begins to rap, $NOT brings his own energy as well, screaming his trademark “bitch” ad-lib at …

Cochise: The Lemonade Stand Interview

A little less than two weeks ago, Cochise came to Chicago to shoot his latest music video for “Tell Em” featuring $NOT, directed by Lyrical Lemonade’s own Cole Bennett. The day before that video was shot, Cole asked if I would be interested in interviewing Cochise, who I knew very little about at the time, so I agreed and started doing some research. I met Cochise roughly fifteen minutes before this interview started but it turned out GREAT, he has such an amazing personality and it made for one of my favorite interviews that I’ve done to date! I spoke to Cochise about several topics in this interview such as when he first started making music, his love for Odd Future, his soccer career, his new record “Tell Em” featuring $NOT, using his voice like an instrument, how he wanted to become a pirate and much more. Take some time out of your Monday to watch this brand new interview below!

Tell Em – [Cochise] x [$NOT]

A few days ago my close friend and co-worker Cole Bennett brought an artist to Chicago by the name of Cochise, it was my first time meeting Cochise, and we quickly hit it off because he has such an infectious and friendly personality. Cochise is also an unbelievably talented artist, so this past Wednesday, we took the trip to Sandwich, Illinois (yes that’s a real place), and Cole directed a brand new music video for Cochise’s song “Tell Em” featuring $NOT! The music video shoot started early in the morning and didn’t wrap up until almost five in the morning on Thursday, and after a few hours of sleep, Cole decided that he wanted to edit + turn around this music video in ONE DAY. Now, at 1PM on Friday, we have just been blessed with the final product. This was honestly one of the most fun visual projects that I can recall in a minute, Cochise and $NOT are amazing people and this whole process was just memorable. The fact that Cole invited these two artists to stay at his house for the few days they were in Chicago, and he actually edited the video with $NOT and Cochise …

Watch the Behind The Scenes of the “Whipski” music video

Before this past weekend, we here at Lyrical Lemonade released the music video for “Whipski” by $NOT + Lil Skies, a project that we are all very proud of. If you already in the know, we have been releasing exclusive content on our second YouTube channel, Lyrical Lemonade 2, and moments ago we just dropped the behind-the-scenes video from the days on the set of “Whipski”. This behind-the-scenes series is mainly to give insight into how some of your favorite music videos come to life, it’s an insightful thing for a young video director to learn from, and a nice peek behind the curtain for any fan. The music video for “Whipski” already has surpassed two million views in just a few days, so why not take a look to see how this one was created? Press play below and make sure to subscribe to Lyrical Lemonade 2!

Whipski – [$NOT] x [Lil Skies]

Over the past six months or so, $NOT has become a familiar face on our Lyrical Lemonade YouTube channel, he’s been becoming what I would consider one of those LL legends in less than a year. Lil Skies has been a Lyrical Lemonade icon for a few years now, there are very few artists that go hand and hand with Lyrical Lemonade as Lil Skies does, he’s one of the most important + special artists that we have ever worked with. So when the information went public that $NOT + Lil Skies has a collaboration on the way, along with a video directed by Cole Bennett, it left fans of both of these artists + fans of Lyrical Lemonade impatiently waiting for the release. Well, the wait is finally over as of a few moments ago, as the brand new music video for “Whipski” just dropped! This is one of the most anticipated LL videos that has dropped so far this year, and that’s a bold statement considering the excellent visuals that Cole has been bringing us lately. This music video lived up to + surpassed the expectations it had if you ask me, don’t take my word for it …

Life – [$NOT]

Ever since the latter half of last year, $NOT has become one of my top favorite artists in recent memory. He just has this way of touching listeners in various different ways that other musicians struggle to do. For instance, he can create club anthems that are sure to get any function bumping just as easily as he can deliver somber, introspective records that are as poignant as they are revealing. Additionally, he delivers these very polarizing styles on the same projects, and his album Beautiful Havoc is perfectly titled considering that’s how you feel about the album and about $NOT in general after listening to the various stories he goes through within the project. This is still an album that I rotate through somewhat regularly and haven’t grown even remotely tired of, and just when I feel like I’m personally overplaying a song that I love, I’ll give it a full run-through once more and find an entirely new track that I’ll play on repeat until I overplay it and then repeat. The endless cycle all over again. One of the songs that I recently got even more into than I did right off the bat was “Life”, and …

Calabasas – [SSGKobe]

SSGKobe is an artist that we have been posting about on our website since 2019, he is a versatile artist out of Louisana that we are huge fans of here at Lyrical Lemonade. Just a couple of minutes ago, we released the brand new music video for SSGKobe’s record called “Calabasas” featuring $NOT. This song just has that classic Lyrical Lemonade feel to it, we’ve all agreed that it reminds us of an underground track that’s going to blow up + launch SSGKobe’s career to stardom. Kobe + $NOT displayed some amazing chemistry on this song, they complimented each other flawlessly over the hard-hitting production, it’s a song that will leave you wanting more collaborations from them in the future. Keep an eye out for this man Kobe, I have a good feeling that he’s going to be one of the leaders of this new class of music.