Forever Pt. 2 (Jezebel) – [Bktherula] ft. [Destroy Lonely]

I have been as supportive as I can be of up-and-comers who are truly thinking outside the box and trying to do something that no other artist before them has done. This has become slightly difficult at times because there are just so many musicians now, so it can be hard to differentiate yourself from the rest of the pack. While this proves to be a problem for some, Bktherula seems to not only take on the challenge head-on, but steamroll right over it without ever looking back to see the aftermath. She is simply in a lane of her own, bringing songs to life that span a wide range of styles and sounds, but no matter if she’s dominating a speaker-busting instrumental or gifting listeners a buoyant ballad, she is doing so with such ground-breaking technique and unignorable skill. Thanks to this, she has connected with a diverse group of fellow artists from Ski Mask the Slump God to Rico Nasty, and plenty of others in between, most recently teaming up with Opium-signee Destroy Lonely for a ridiculously appealing single called “Forever Pt. 2 (Jezebel)”. The track on its own is absolutely fantastic as Bk and Destroy Lonely both …

Slime Them – [Fivio Foreign] ft. [Lil Yachty]

New York City drill was a subgenre that took the music world by storm more than most other sounds could claim to have done in the history of rap music. Thanks to tastemakers and trailblazers like the late, great Pop Smoke, the world knew about this type of rap music, and we have been nothing short of mesmerized ever since. Although Fivio Foreign was already making a name for himself, it seemed like he continued on a path that Pop had paved, and I think that Fivio is doing the perfect job of keeping this subgenre alive and well, especially when you look at his latest album B.I.B.L.E. This project was a lengthy 17 songs and spanned over 51 minutes long with features from an insane cast of emcees including Quavo, A$AP Rocky, Lil Yachty, Lil Tjay, Polo G, and even Ne-Yo, amongst others, and I think that if every project turns out as well as this one did, Fivio just might be known as one of the greats by the end of his career. The song with Yachty “Slime Them” was a shock to me, because Lil Boat has never been shy to try out different styles of hip-hop, …

Rocc Climbing – [Remble] ft. [Lil Yachty]

Just a few days ago, AMD Visuals partnered with Remble and Lil Yachty to direct and release the video for, “Rocc Climbing,” and is gaining huge publicity for multiple reasons, including the premiere of a fascinating hair style for Lil Boat (Yachty), as well as the overnight internet fame Remble has achieved due to his incredibly unique, articulate delivery. “Remble raps in MLA format,” a recent viral tweet said. The two contributing artists, with catchy tune and rhythm laid over a bouncy instrumental, are responsible for this track and video gaining traction exponentially – with the video now ranked #21 on the YouTube top music chart, and countless meme conjurings and reposts across social media worldwide. Remble, a San Pedro, California product, is looking to be continuing his momentum from success with his astoundingly successful, “Gordon Ramsey Freestyle,” with this intriguing, comical video that portrays Remble and ‘Boat’ in different spots around the studio using multiple fun angles and other videographic styles to make the single-location video look a bit more stretched. Peep Remble and Yachty’s new video for, “Rocc Climbing,” shot by AMD Visuals, on YouTube below!

Stunt Double – [Lil Yachty] ft. [Rio Da Yung OG]

Despite the fact that Lil Yachty hails all the way from Atlanta, it almost seems like he turns into a different person when he finds himself up north in Michigan. He’s one of the few people who truly respects all of the insane talents coming out of the state, and even though there are so many different styles and sounds that all of these artists are delivering, I truly and firmly believe that Yachty did his very best to encapsulate just about all of these personalities on Michigan Boy Boat. Even though he might’ve been slightly out of his comfort zone when first starting to rap over some of these beats, he seemed to come into his own on this project and the most noticeable thing is the fact that his wordplay seemed to be at an all-time high. While it’s tough for me to pick a favorite song on the album considering it’s jam-packed full of bangers, one track I found myself gravitating towards earlier on has got to be “Stunt Double” which features the unbelievably talented Rio Da Yung OG. Despite the fact that Rio is currently locked up for various reasons that he describes as things that …

Greed – [Lucki] x [Lil Yachty]

Lucki is a Chicago legend who we here have been championing for the better part of a decade now, but lately, he has reached a new level in his career, and today he is back with his new music video for “Greed” featuring Lil Yachty. As the start of the video will show you, it seems like Yachty + Lucki just ran into each other somewhere in (I’m assuming) Atlanta, and they made a spur of the moment decision to shoot the video for this song right then and there. The song finds these two well-respected rappers trading catchy bars back and forth over a dreamy instrumental, it’s one of those records that you’ll have on repeat for an hour straight. The video director, AMD Visuals, did a fantastic job on the backend of this one, so shout out to him. Do yourself a favor and watch this brand new visual below! Produced by Cardo

Royal Rumble – [Lil Yachty] [Krispylife Kid] [RMC Mike] [Babyface Ray] [Rio Da Yung OG] [DC2Trill] & [Icewear Vezzo]

For almost a year at this point, I have been completely enthralled with the music scene in Michigan. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that the Detroit and Flint rap scenes have made the biggest waves in music over possibly the past half-decade or more, and not a day goes by that I don’t hear about some new spitter from the Midwestern hub. Obviously, Tee Grizzley, Sada Baby, and 42 Dugg have seemed to break out of the underground while continuing to receive nationwide support. Although I’m still a big fan of these artists, I think that the underground scene has even more to contribute to the world of music that the rest of the country is going to catch onto sooner or later. I know I’m a huge supporter of the movement coming out of the rising state, but Lil Yachty has also shown his admiration for the crusade coming out of the north, even constantly teasing an entire collaborative project entitled Michigan Boy Boat. While there’s no sort of timeframe of when this is supposed to be released, he has gifted us a few songs featuring some of the most promising underground legends from Michigan, and …

Price Went Up – [NNAMDÏ]

NNAMDÏ (formerly known as Nnamdi Ogbonnaya) is an artist out of Chicago who I got in tune with a couple of months back when I got the opportunity to sit down with him and hear some of his unreleased music, and during that meeting I was absolutely blown away with his talent & his unique voice. Today, NNAMDÏ  is finding himself back on our lemon filled pages with his brand new release/music video for “Price Went Up”, which is his first release in two years! My initial thoughts on this release aside from how much I enjoyed the song was the excellent visuals that were handled by video director Chancebum, you can tell that they took a ton of time to perfect this video and in my opinion it turned out as good as it could have! Do yourself a favor and watch this brand new music video below!

Bullet From A Gun – [Skepta]

Over the past year or so, only a select few albums have had me as excited as I am for Skepta’s forthcoming full-length effort, Ignorance Is Bliss. Every single thus far has hit just right, and even beyond the strength of his own music, the hand that Skepta has played in some of the UK’s best upcoming talents right now — most notably slowthai, who just released his new album — has seamlessly demonstrated the chess-not-checkers approach that he’s used in taking over British music right now. Today, we watch Skepta further this vision with yet another immaculate release — the complementary visuals for one of the album’s singles, “Bullet From A Gun.” Placing the Top Boy himself right in front of the Camden Town Tube stop, this video pairs Skepta with a baby carriage which he protects from the insane cast of characters that appear throughout the duration of the visuals. With each scene, the intensity and focused direction of the music seems to seep into the impact of what’s being shown on screen, and as a result, “Bullet From A Gun” has found a perfect visual companion. That said, Ignorance Is Bliss is right around the corner, so be sure …

Level Up – [Glen the Saiyan]

Music discovery lies at the heart of Lyrical Lemonade, and today, I present a gem of an artist in the form of Glen the Saiyan and his newest release, “Level Up”. Produced by Neha Nagra and directed by Rooftop, this synth-led offering brings fans deep into the ambitious mind of the rising talent. He portrays his thoughts as projections of potential, and over the fitting background of beautifully-saturated melodies and eclectic drum patterns, this release is unapologetically personal in every way. Adding fuel to the fire, the unique sonic atmosphere that “Level Up” finds comfort in is complemented by cinematic visuals that push the refined artistry at hand to an entirely new level. Not to mention, the brief switch-up at the end of the video acts as a perfect cherry on top to tie all of the impressive pieces of this offering together. Glen the Saiyan is certainly not someone to sleep on, so peep “Level Up” at the link below and follow him on Twitter here

Time Will Tell – [MIKE]

After garnering a considerable amount of momentum with the mystical, soul-filled adventure that made up his latest project, Black Soap, NYC-based artist MIKE is back on our pages today to unveil his newest offering, “Time Will Tell”. Time has been a recurring theme in this rising talent’s work as of late, and with his latest, he seems to find a relatable, mesmerizing comfort in the concept of memories, both good and bad. Only 2 minutes long, the visuals complement this with hypnotic scenes of emotionless faces surrounded by blankets, working to highlight the relaxing effects of MIKE’s deliveries and vivid lyricism. “Time Will Tell” is a spectacular exhibit of the refined artistry that MIKE brings to the table, so be sure to check it out at the link below and let us know what you think in the comments! Directed by Michael J. Bonema Shot by Camden Maalik & Jacob Melendez Production by Darryl Johnson