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Miss My Dawgs – [Kaash Paige] x [6LACK]

“Miss my dawgs is just about missing family members, or missing long-lost friends that you know you can’t hang out with anymore, but it can go for anything. I remember sitting on my homie’s balcony in Miami, drinking shroom tea and I came up with the idea and just kept singing it and was like.. man I gotta make this song tomorrow. I went to the studio recorded it, left a verse open, and sent it straight to 6lack the week I was at swan eating dinner and got the verse from him. This is how it went” – Kaash Paige Def Jam Recordings artist Kaash Paige returns to Lyrical Lemonade with a melodic banger titled “Miss My Dawgs.” Featuring R&B/Soul sensation, 6LACK, the pair reminisce [about] their respective loved ones over a slowed but bass-heavy instrumental. Paige’s vocals exude plenty of sorrow, while 6LACK effortlessly maintains the levels of emotional gloom felt throughout the track. Despite the song’s somberness, it’s ironically an excellent choice for the whip/speaker, considering the absurd amount of bass and modern trap-soul production. Give this heartfelt offering a listen below!

It’ll Be Fine – [Chase Shakur]

Atlanta is pretty much the only place you really need to go for ingenuity in hip-hop music, but that shouldn’t surprise most people. I mean, obviously other hubs like New York City, Los Angeles, and even here in Chicago are all places that you can expect the hear insanely good music from a variety of different artists, but at least with regards to the former two cities, there is a trademark style that most emcees seem to stick with rather than venturing off the beaten path. In Atlanta, though, you can just look at the infinite list of spitters who possess skills in everything from lyrical, deep music to trap bangers that will cause your speakers to blow even at lower volumes. Regardless, it’s not necessarily a place that’s known for R&B, but with so many world-renown rappers receiving praise, it should surprise no one that there are some very popular singers from the area as well. While crooners like 6LACK, Ciara, Summer Walker, and many others call the ATL home, I always try and find people who are still on the come-up, and Chase Shakur is definitely someone you’re going to want to get in tune with. Sure, R&B …

T-Shyne New Project ‘CONFETTI NIGHTS’ Out Now

Confetti Nights call for a celebration. That is exactly what Young Stoner Life signee T-Shyne’s new project calls for. A celebration of his journey thus far as an artist. Confetti Nights 15-track list includes features from Young Thug, Gunna, Meek Mill, Nav, JID, NAV,6lack, Swae Lee, Dougie F, and Westway. This album has generated a lot of buzz surrounding two-time NBA championship winner, Kevin Durant being listed as an executive producer on the project.  “Confetti Nights is like a celebration of sorts. The basketball player who just made it to the league, following him on his journey from his rookie year to his first championship win. As life goes, most people don’t start at the top,” T-Shyne explained. “But no matter your status or position, we’re all on a journey to improve some aspects of ourselves. This has been a very personal project for me. I tapped into a new vulnerability, sharing parts of my life I’ve never shared before. Stories I’ve never told. I truly believe others will be able to connect to this project more than any other project I’ve released.” The Bronx rapper’s unique style, vivid lyrical caliber, and determination to bring out different styles and showcase …

Melt My Eyez See Your Future – [Denzel Curry]

Confucius once said that real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. Unfortunately for him, self-reflection doesn’t seem to be a particular strength for our species these days – many of us are prone to ignoring hard truths, content with living in our bubble away from the news and reality we’re captive to. Does salvation really exist alongside our suffering? Or does knowledge simply bring a painful consciousness regarding things we cannot change? On his long-awaited LP Melt My Eyez, See Your Future, Denzel Curry makes a strong case in favor of intense introspection, presenting listeners with a story of rapturous deliverance following years of meditative habits and inevitably facing himself. The album’s title is a direct reference to this – “Melt My Eyez” representing our own avoidant behaviors that ultimately harm us. “See Your Future” representing our shared humanity, the benefits of self-reflection, and the knowledge that we all have the power to better not only ourselves but the world around us. Inspired by “a combination of what’s going on right now in the world and Akira Kurosawa films with Toshiro Mifune”, Denzel Curry’s newest LP is his strongest yet, combining both classic and forward-thinking elements of …

Few Good Things [Saba]

“The concept of ‘Few Good Things’ is the realization of self after a search for exterior fulfillment. It is the satisfaction and completeness you gain by simply living a life that is yours. Few is a small number, but few is not lonely. In the face of all adversity, a few good things is recognizing and accepting blessings. Few is to count them, one by one – an empty glass is full of air, an empty bank is full of lessons, and an empty heart is full of memories. Few good things is to grow comfortable with the empty, and despite that, finding your fullness” – Saba Chicago’s own, the one and only Saba returns to Lyrical Lemonade with his brand new album entitled Few Good Things. The record marks four years since the Pivot Gang founder’s previous renowned release Care For Me, and six since his phenomenal debut Bucket List Project. Unsurprisingly, his latest body of work is equally if not more impressive as it contains new elements while fusing the signature ones that sparked his career. It’s undeniably his most stacked offering in terms of features – Pivot Gang, Black Thought, Krayzie Bone, G-Herbo, 6LACK, Smino, Mereba, Fousheé, …

THIB – [Isaiah Rashad]

Although Top Dawg Entertainment might have been put on the map thanks to superstars like Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, SZA, and numerous other names on their roster, there isn’t a single weak link on their lineup, making any release they put out as magnificent as it gets. One artist who I think doesn’t get nearly enough credit is Isaiah Rashad, but he is obviously one of the most captivating emcees in the entire industry, and this is apparent no matter what song you listen to or what video you watch. Back in July, he dropped off his album The House is Burning, a project that contains 16 songs that last almost 50 minutes long and boasts features such as label mates like Jay Rock and SZA as well as other guest spots from artists including Lil Uzi Vert, Duke Deuce, Smino, 6LACK, and many more. While this project is the cream of the crop, in my opinion, I am always down for additions to an album’s legacy, so when I realized he dropped a visual for the project’s penultimate track “THIB”, I didn’t waste another moment and headed right to the drawing board in order to write it up. With …

Dro Kenji Interview: The Golden Child of Internet Money

“A lot of the things that I speak about in my music are the same things that a lot of other people go through too. That’s the whole point of my music really is to make people feel, and not feel bad. I don’t want people to feel negative all the time even if it’s from a negative event.” -Dro Kenji As the music industry grows more and more each day, and more music gets uploaded to your favorite streaming platforms, it does feel like today’s artists are getting younger and younger. While it may feel a bit congested at times and a little overwhelming to be receiving so much new music and have to keep up with so many artists, it’s a beautiful thing to see so many kids and young adults find a love and passion for music so early on in their life and get to live out their dreams just the way they imagined it. Dro Kenji is a 19-year-old superstar in the making, and he caught his first big break into the industry last year. Kenji’s expressive melodies and bars full of emotion laded him an opportunity to link up with Internet Money–the super-producer group …

Headshot – [Lil Tjay] ft. [Polo G] & [Fivio Foreign]

Understandably, it seems like so many artists from the same city stick together and it takes a lot to sort of infiltrate certain groups. In New York, it has become clear that Lil Tjay and Fivio Foreign have maintained a stranglehold on the Drill scene for a couple of years now, and although Pop Smoke might’ve been the one to truly make this style of music blow up, they’re doing an amazing job of carrying on the legacy. As for Polo G, he has been putting on for Chicago for quite some time now and after putting together his extremely strong catalog of music over the past few years, he has become probably one of my favorite artists in general. It seems as if Polo gets along so well with his New York counterparts considering they team up all the time, and I feel like this is the case considering they all have similar upbringings even though they grew up in different parts of America. Nonetheless, it seems like they make nothing but magic every time they come together, and the same goes for their latest release “Headshot”. A slew of producers worked on this hit including Bordeaux, Non Native, …

Calling My Phone – [Lil Tjay] x [6LACK]

While New York has always been a hub for hip-hop and upcoming entertainment trends, I have been really excited about the progression of how many young rap acts have come through in the past couple of years from the late Pop Smoke to exciting prospects like Sheff G and Fivio Foreign. However, someone who has really caught my eye in the past couple of years has been Lil Tjay, his fusion of R&B elements and NY Drill have allowed for an incredible style that is unique and memorable. Off a successful EP entitled, State of Emergency, Lil Tjay returned on Friday with a new single, Calling My Phone accompanied by the silky-smooth gift of 6LACK’s voice. The vocals are layered by an incredibly peaceful instrumental that seamlessly blends together piano keys. The song itself is coated with the story of someone who is lost in a relationship and trying to forget about what he once had, a tale widely shared by many. The record was accompanied by a stunning music video which I believed to be full of incredible euphemisms and symbolism like the scattering of a plethora of phones and only having one available emphasized the idea that while …

While The World Was Burning – [SAINt JHN]

By now, many of us are familiar with the name SAINt JHN and what he is currently contributing to the game, but he has been one of my favorite case studies as of late. Most notably recognized for his smash song “Roses” which was released in 2018, remixed in 2019, and blew up in 2020, SAINt still goes down in my book as one of the game’s silent hitmakers that has been patiently waiting his turn. The foundation has been laid and the work has definitely been put in, and I can definitely say that SAINt JHN is an early pick of mine to be one of the best things that the game has ever seen. Premiering right before the years end, SAINt is back with another full-length body of work, While The World Was Burning. SAINt JHN recruits Future for the remix of his smash single “Roses” Hailing out of Brookyn, NY, SAINt JHN has been quietly working on himself and his artistry–quickly building up a aesthetic and a vibe that can’t be duplicated nor imitated. While this album is not his debut, it sure feels like this is his debut as the rest of the world is finally catching …