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How TF – [Deante’ Hitchcock] x [6lack]

Deante’ Hitchcock, a well-known Atlanta artist, pairs with fellow ATL mogul in 6lack, with their latest track, “How TF.” Off the rip, Hitchcock provides a line that immediately allows the audience to grasp what themes this song will undertake. “How TF am I supposed to tell ya I love ya, when I just really discovered what love is.” The mysterious side of love and relationships that Hitchcock and 6lack have ventured deep into so many times through their music is prevalent again in this track, and the two combine flawlessly with relaxed but vibrant vocals as well as philosophical insight on all things love. The visual constructed for this piece shows Hitchcock in a mental hospital, wrapped in a straightjacket and being tended to by doctors and nurses as he attempts to escape their hold. If there’s a deeper-rooted meaning of the video, one could easily tie in the fact that Hitchcock may feel restrained by love, and how that correlates to his feeling of being trapped. Eventually, when 6lack enters the track, the song takes over a somewhat different tone, with a stoic demeanor that gives off energy of distaste – as the video takes a turn and 6lack …

Songs For You – [Tinashe]

Tinashe has just released her album ‘Songs For You’, the 26-year-old’s first project since parting ways with her previous major label. The independently created album spans 15 tracks and boasts features from the likes of 6LACK, British emcee Ms. Banks, G-Eazy, and electronic producer MAKJ. ‘Songs For You’ harkens back to Tinashe’s work prior to signing to a major label in many ways, echoing the ambient, elusive RnB-rooted sound that pervaded her earliest mixtapes and her critically acclaimed 2016 tape ‘Nightride’. This divergence from Tinashe’s top-40 trap RnB hits is a refreshing change of pace, one that feels more distinguishable and seemingly catalyzed by her ability to release this album independently. That isn’t to say ‘Songs For You’ is void of moments that still hit hard, as Tinashe’s able to blend her low-key sound with the more upbeat, club bangers she’s known to deliver on tracks like “Hopscotch” and “Link Up”. She also incorporates elements of chill synth-pop into the album on songs like “Save Room For Us” and “Perfect Crime”, a style that suits her emotive vocals particularly well. The album really hits its stride toward its conclusion with the song “Know Better”; the nearly 7-minute cut feels like …

Yo Love- [Vince Staples] ft. [6lack] & [Mereba]

By Danny Adams There’s a myriad of reasons why you might be familiar with Vince Staples. You may be a fan of his music, the online trolling he has been known to do more often than not, or maybe even his affiliation with Sprite. Either way, I can say that the Vince Staples on “Yo Love” is not the person you probably are familiar with. The soft guitar on this track offers a sense of serenity and almost an “in-your-feelings” quality, something Vince isn’t really known for but performs really well on. Mereba and 6lack are both featured on this melodic record which is definitely a track that’s more up their usual alley. Mereba’s soft voice but powerful presence is felt throughout, being noticeable both front and center but also in the background as she accents 6lack’s vocals angelically. I’m a big fan of artists trying out different sounds to push themselves and their limits, and on this song Vince does just that. Recruiting 6lack and Mereba was a veteran move, knowing that they would without a doubt excel on this instrumental and take his verses to the next level. Staples and 6lack have done a great job of pretty …

Touch & Go – [Tinashe] ft. [6LACK]

Tinashe’s independent rebirth since parting ways with RCA Records has been one that her loyal fanbase has been anticipating for a while now, and the RnB singer/songwriter is now in the midst of the rollout for her forthcoming album, ‘Songs For You’. Two weeks ago, Tinashe gave the first official look at what she’s been working on with the club-ready, experimentally sparse “Die A Little Bit”. Today, she’s following up on that single with a more emotional one featuring 6LACK, titled “Touch & Go”. On this track, Tinashe ventures into territory that isn’t necessarily new for her, channeling the slower, more ambient sounds that marked a lot of her early mixtapes prior to her major-label debut in 2014. “Touch & Go” signifies a return to true form in that sense, while also pushing forward in terms of production and quality of songwriting. The song’s most redeeming quality is its genuine vulnerability as both Tinashe and 6LACK connect over mutual heartache, and their verses complement each other both in terms of content and vocal style. Tinashe’s able to strike a balance on “Touch & Go” that it seems she’s been striving at for some time now. Her will to experiment with …

Watch Kenny Beats and 6LACK in New Episode of ‘The Cave’

The second season of Kenny Beats’ viral web-series The Cave is underway, and following up on his previous episode with Danny Brown, the superstar producer is now cooking up with 6LACK. From the jump, 6LACK makes it clear he didn’t come to The Cave to show-off his softer side, instead opting to go for a more straightforward rap sound. In minutes, Kenny prescribes just the right sounds to fit the vibe 6LACK’s suggesting, a mix of the moody, dark tones 6LACK is accustomed to working with and the hard, rattling drums Kenny’s name has become synonymous with. Needless to say, the music that comes out of this process feels like a masterclass of sorts, and it’s always exciting to see Kenny vibe with whoever he brings into the studio. “Don’t Over Think Shit” and watch the latest installment of The Cave below:

Wale Self Reflects on Life, Love and All the Above on ‘Wow… That’s Crazy’

“Wow I made one of the best albums of the year .. that’s crazy” -Wale, via Twitter “Timing is everything” — by far one of the most cliche and overused quotes to exist on the face of the Earth. To many people, this quote may mean nothing at all. To true musicians, this quote means the world. Music is currently in an era which people like to consider the “Microwave era” — very fast-paced and not full of content that sits long with fans around the world. There are some artists who are okay with this, releasing music and having fans tweet you two weeks later asking “yO wHeRes aNoThEr aLbUm?!”. Other artists are not okay with that, only creating music with the pure intention of sticking with the people and standing tall on their integrity to keep producing their best work possible. When it comes to Wale, he happens to be one of those artists who has always stood his ground on putting his best foot forward when releasing music. Coming out at the top of this decade alongside Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean & J. Cole, Wale is among the hip hop heavyweights and has had a strong …

The Next Wave Of Emerging R&B Artists

Post By: Lee Mcintosh Although Hip-Hop/Rap is amongst the most popular and impactful genre of music in the world, R&B is not that far behind. There are lots of Rap artists who teeter the lines of Rap and R&B–whether that be from the composition of the music, the lyrical content, or even just the way the lyrics soothe over the track. Ever so often, it can be difficult to decipher if an artist is in fact a rapper or a singer. Artists such as Bryson Tiller, 6LACK and Sy Ari Da Kid are amongst the best to master the art of both genres. Singing over rap beats, or rapping over singing beats–that just shows the amount of influence that R&B has on the culture today. Often so, Hip-Hop delivers a new wave of emerging artists every few years or so. The R&B world once did not operate on that fast of a time schedule–usually only bringing in the new “it” singer every 5 years or so. In the new digital/social media era, the rate at which new R&B artists transpire is almost as often as the rappers. Here at Lyrical Lemonade, we are most known for our coverage in Hip-Hop, …

Behind the Music: Highlighting the Producers of Today’s Sound

By: Lee Mcintosh When it comes to creating great music, the artists are the ones who receive most of the recognition for the creation of the song. Their name is what’s attached to the song, their flows, their likeness, and even the features that the artist may have. However, the song making process all begins with one entity… the producer/s. No matter how creative the lyrics may be, how great the artist’s cadence sounds, the beat behind it all is a huge factor behind the overall appeal of the song, and that is what moves people and captures their attention as soon as they hit play. We are in a different era of music now. Technology has advanced to a point where producers and artists don’t have to be in the studio together anymore. This can be a gift and a curse at the same time. Often so, producers may send over a beat pack to an artist and then they select the songs they want and don’t want. From there, the studio session may be recorded or put on Instagram live, and the producer may be nowhere in sight. This may create confusion as to who actually made the …

HARD SOFT – [KEY!]

Fresh off the release of his new album, ‘SO EMOTIONAL,’ KEY! is teasing new visuals for an exciting record called ‘Hard Soft’. The song is a conglomeration of the two sides of KEY!: the more aggressive side of the artist that makes bangers like “Remember Me“ featuring Rico Nasty; and the softer, more emotional side that spawns records like, ‘Love On Ice,’ the remix of which features 6LACK. On, ‘Hard Soft,’ KEY! raps in third person, questioning how he’s able to remain both tough and sentimental at the same time, noting that he’s, ‘Hard, soft in the middle.’ The production, courtesy of 14GOLDS, is spacey and woozy, with a reverberating flute, hard hitting 808, and classic trap drums creating the a perfect platform for KEY! to flex over. Throughout the new song he boasts his wealth, while his flows are somewhat reminiscent of fellow Atlanta legend Gucci Mane, but still remain distinctly unique. Check out this song below and the new album, ‘SO EMOTIONAL,’ and be on the lookout for visuals to this song: Words by Barry R

Watch ScHoolboy Q’s brand new interview on Sway In The Morning

ScHoolboy Q has been doing a press run to support his well received new album, and a few days back he caught up with the legend Sway and his team for an awesome new conversation. You will find Sway + the crew asking ScHoolboy Q about everything such as dealing with depression, his brand new album CrasH Talk, different stages in his life, the first time he met Sway, his daughter having the some characteristics as him, how he was raised, his catalog, being a sushi extraordinaire, visiting Japan when he was young, the record he did with 6LACK, working with Kid Cudi, his most expensive purchase, what his studio sessions are like, his tour, learning from meeting new people and more. Check out this dope new interview below!