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WURK – [Huncho Da Rockstar] [Kblast] & [TisaKorean]

The Gogettas are back! The trio that quickly became viral for their janitor-centric dance move and hit record “The Mop” recently dropped a video for their follow up single “WURK”. TisaKorean was the first of the group to really pop but the other members of the quickly rising Houston dance rap crew, Huncho Da Rockstar & Kblast, are coming into their own after going 3 for 3 in their first releases. Each song has had a profound impact on apps like TikTok and Triller, which comes as no surprise with the amount of club-rocking energy these guys bring to each and every track. As Huncho Da Rockstar and Kblast gear up for their debut album #BodyRockers, they dropped some exciting visuals for one of their most popular songs to date. TisaKorean directed the video that features an average day in the life of The Gogettas crew, turning up around Houston while bringing good energy with them everywhere they go. With a flawless record thus far, it will be wildly intriguing to watch them continue their dominance as they lead up to the release of their album. Be sure to keep a lookout as you’re sure to see the names Huncho Da Rockstar …

KIRK – [Duke Deuce] ft. [Mulatto]

I was only recently introduced to Duke Deuce’s music, so I’ve got a lot more songs to dive into, but he has impressed me from the very moment I found out about him. His personality is just addicting, his dance moves turn your head, and his individuality is beyond notable because he’s just unapologetically himself. While his abundance of skills is on full display with every track I’ve heard from him, he continues to impress me time and time again. Although his most recent song “KIRK” featuring Mulatto came out a few days ago, the record and accompanying music video are just way too entertaining to not talk about, so I couldn’t help but write about it. The instrumental uses extremely low-pitched piano keys mixed with highly energetic synths to create a playful melody before the percussion and drums come into play and add even more bounce to the already vivacious track. On the hook, Duke’s cadence isn’t overly impressive or out of the ordinary, but he uses this portion as a simpler foundation to expand upon within his verse. This chorus is also easily digested and understood, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself walking around singing it …

Look Easy – [Kaytranada] ft. [Lucky Daye]

As I’ve become more knowledgeable and have dove deeper into the world of music, my admiration for producers has increased tenfold. They’re truly the unsung heroes of most genres of music and they truly have the ability to make or break a record. If you think about many artists in this day and age, without naming any names, of course, they wouldn’t be anything without the incredible beats that form a foundation for them to rap or sing over. These instrumentals add so much personality and sonic vitality to every song which honestly makes these other artist’s jobs so much easier. I’ve mentioned before that Kaytranada is one of my favorite producers out right now, and he continues to impress me with every new release, even though he’s been quiet since last year’s incredible album Bubba came out. I’m beyond excited to say that this silence has finally been broken with the release of his wonderful new track entitled “Look Easy” featuring Lucky Daye. I wasn’t familiar with Lucky Daye at all prior to listening to this song, but after hearing how pure and smooth his voice is, it made complete sense why Kaytra needed to get him on this …

My High – [Disclosure] ft. [Amine] & [Slowthai]

Although I used to hate on EDM music, admittedly, I’ve recently opened my mind and come around to it a bit. While Hip-Hop and Rap will always take the crown, in my opinion, I feel like EDM has its place in the world of music and I definitely understand the appeal at this point. I especially love when I see the two worlds collide, as is what happens on Disclosure’s latest single “My High”, which recruits the likes of Amine and Slowthai. While I’m more familiar with Slowthai than Amine, in all honesty, I know that both artists bring such vitality to any song they’re on, so seeing them pair up on an already high energy offering is super interesting, to say the least. Considering it is an EDM song first and foremost, the instrumental is fast-paced, high energy, and bounces the entire time. This is due to the lively percussion and pithy drums, while a melody isn’t always evident throughout every portion of the track. Rather, the vocals are somewhat spoken in a melodic fashion, bringing that element to the track in an uncharacteristic but appealing fashion. As Amine begins to sing, his voice has a filter over it, …

Misunderstanding – [909Memphis]

When it comes to making a name for yourself in the music industry independently without the help of any major labels or anything of that nature, it takes a degree of grit, determination, and patience. The grind can never be easy, especially when you’re putting out some of the most unique and impressive music in the entire world and people continue to sleep. This is somewhat the case for 909Memphis, who has been constantly and tirelessly working towards getting his shot at fame and fortune because he knows it’s going to happen eventually, but he’s trying his best to expedite the process as much as possible. This is where the patience characteristic that I mentioned before comes into play because he’s not worried and he’s just going to keep making music by his own rules and consistently releasing quality songs and videos. His one-off style has already captured the ears of many underground music fans and his fanbase continues to grow but one of these days, something is just going to click with the rest of the world and he’s going to blow up, mark my words. If you’re unfamiliar with the Virginia talent, you’ll probably be caught off guard …

A Conversation with Sevn Thomas: Toronto Music Scene, Working on ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’, Musical Inspirations and More

A reoccurring theme here on Lyrical Lemonade, is speaking in regards to the importance of producers and songwriters. They are some of the individuals that will never not get the respect as some of the most important individuals in the music industry. Songwriters specifically, are amongst the many individuals in the music industry that are almost always in the shadows. Sometimes by design, other times by choice. For Grammy-Nominated songwriter and producer Sevn Thomas, he has the talent level and the resume to prove that he is one of the most diverse and versatile producers in the game–and his songwriting pen is even stronger. Hailing out of Toronto Canada, Sevn Thomas would spend his earlier days in life inside of various recording studios–navigating his way though them all to find his craft and master it. After many trials and tribulations in his life, the singer turned producer’s efforts eventually lead him to linking up with the legendary producer Boi-1da–most known for his contributions all throughout Drake’s career. Sevn’s musical abilities afforded him the luxury of producing and/or writing for a wide-ranging pool of musical acts such as Mac Miller, Travis Scott, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj, and even Drake himself. He is …

Hydro/Frozone – [Nolanberollin]

Just the other day, I wrote about Nolanberollin’s brand new EP called [g-tec club], and he’s back with a brand-new visual. As I said in the other article, there’s nothing normal or typical about Nolan, and this individuality is what has drawn me into his music time and time again. As for the music video, he mashed his songs “Hydro” and “Frozone” together to kill two birds with one stone. The interesting thing about this is, only the latter is off of the aforementioned tape, and the former seems to be off of an entirely different project called Gary Oak. This EP came out just a few months ago so it’s still relatively fresh, but it’s just interesting to see two separate works of his collide in one common place. As for “Hydro”, majestic, almost angelic synths combined with extremely minimalistic percussion and drums lay the foundation for the instrumental. This isn’t uncharacteristic of Nolan’s music as every song seems to utilize some sort of unique sound that pairs with his unbelievably deep, sometimes monotone voice in an always appealing way. After his quick chorus, the beat plays out for about thirty seconds before he comes in for his verse …

Gangstas & Sippas – [Shoreline Mafia] ft. [Q Da Fool]

Musicians have been dealing with this whole quarantine situation in many different ways. Understandably, artists don’t want to fall behind or lose any of the traction that they’ve worked so hard to gain in the industry, so they’re doing everything they can to keep up in these difficult times and continuously release new content to appease fans every chance they get. One of these strategies, at least when it comes to music videos, is to drop animated visuals which we’ve obviously seen more recently than ever before. Although this is a smart way to remain socially distanced while also offering some intriguing content, I think that this shouldn’t be forgotten once quarantine ends and we go back to living normal lives. I just think that some of these cartoon music videos are even more interesting than some of the other videos we would normally get from certain artists who just smoke weed, drink liquor, and hang out in front of a Rolls Royce or something along those same lines. With animations, plots and different worlds can be created, and the artists can get away with doing a lot more and staying creative rather than just repeatedly doing the same things …

3,000 Miles From Home.-[Ben Zaidi]

“3,000 Miles From Home.” is just the latest masterpiece to hit our pages from the Lyrical Lemonade alum, Ben Zaidi. The Seattle artist has been steadily growing over the past couple of months and it’s more than a pleasure to track his upward trend. It doesn’t take much to fall in love with Ben and his music, but his latest offering is just another example of why so many people are hopping in the fan club. “3,000 Miles From Home.” puts Ben’s vocal talents on display in this intimately balanced offering. From start to finish the ambience is will encapsulate you in every way. The simple yet powerful production connects the emotional expression that is present throughout this two minute and thirty-nine second ballad. I get so excited when Ben drops music and today is another day to celebrate the artistic professionalism that is Ben Zaidi. I’ve attached the Spotify link down below, so give “3,000 Miles From Home.” a listen and congratulate Ben on yet another impressive release.

The Ultimate Drake Album: A Twisted Love Story

FOREWORD In the history of the hip-hop industry, there has never been a more dominant artist than Aubrey “Drake” Graham. The 33 year-old superstar has undergone several re-inventions over the years, much to the delight of his ever-growing fanbase. As much as we have seen him progress, however, the substance in his music carries one glaring constant – heartbreak. It’s no secret that Drake is the master of the introspective love song, and as much as it probably pains him to have to go through experiences that inspire these records, the music has continued to serve as salvation for distraught fans everywhere.  At this point, we owe Drake for giving us all this incredible music at the expense of his own emotional distress. My first thought in paying homage was to curate a carefully-selected 100-song playlist of all his best music. Quickly, I realized that: 1) it’s an impossibly subjective task to narrow down his 100 “best” records, and 2) a playlist that deep is sure to oversaturate the respect we’re trying to pay in this instance. So I took a different approach. I thought to myself, ‘what would Drake appreciate the most from the perspective of a long-time fan? …