The Current State of Rap: Are We In Need Of A New Sound?

As we are approaching the end of not only the year of 2019, but the end of an entire decade–it’s around this time where we sit back and reflect on everything that has been going on in the grand scheme of things. We start to discuss who the hottest new artist is, who had the best run, who was the most consistent–so on and so forth. As of late, there has been a lot of talk in the industry about the current state of hip hop. Everything from where we’ve been, where we’re at currently, and where we will be in the future to come. With all the talk about Grammy nominations and awards show snubs, it sparked a thought in my mind about the current state of hip hop. As I sat and reflected on the industry, it posed the question to me–are we in desperate need of a new sound? Seeing as rap has been the most dominant genre not only on the Billboard charts, but culturally in the past five years or so, there have been a vast array of hot takes and opinions about the current state of rap, and what we need in order to …

Watch Mod Sun’s brand new interview with No Jumper

Mod Sun is someone that we have been fans of here at LL for some years now, and 2019 has been a massive year for him, so when I saw that he sat down with Adam22 for a brand new interview, I couldn’t wait to dive in. The two of them spoke about several topics including being sober for almost 200 days, the negative impacts that social media has, being vulnerable + being afraid of death, his family, writing books & poetry, attending therapy & AA, learning from the past, having a three-month stint with lean, having major public relationships, being in the music community for over a decade, momentarily starting a label with Irv Gotti and so much more. This was a fantastic interview that helped me learn a ton about Mod Sun, do yourself a favor and watch this brand new interview below!

Watch A$AP Ferg’s brand new interview with No Jumper

A$AP Ferg doesn’t get the credit that he deserves as a creative, I think that he is one of the most brilliant artists in the game, so when I saw that he recently sat down with Adam22 for a brand new interview I couldn’t wait to hear the conversation. You will find these two speaking about tons of topics such as BMX culture, his new album, growing up in Harlem, his merchandise, learning more as he gets older, the importance of family, his creative process, working with Brent Faiyaz, his fashion sense, the A$AP crew, his relationships with A$AP Rocky, beefing with Gucci way back in the day, what he learned from Gucci’s book, his trainer and he even speaks about some rare A$AP stories. This was a great interview and I believe you should check it out, feel free to do so below!

Young Thug Solidifies His Superstar Status on ‘So Much Fun’

By Lee Mcintosh It has been nearly six years since Young Thug emerged into the spectrum of the masses, and not too many artists can say that they have had a career quite like his. Coming onto the scene sounding much different than everyone else, Thug received a lot of criticism for his style of rap, his actions, and his overall persona. As the years passed, his notoriety in the rap game is like no other–proving he was way ahead of his time. After teasing fans with his official debut album Hy!£UN35 (Hi Tunes), it eventually became nothing but a myth. Will we still get it?–the world may never know. However, here we are in the year 2019 and Thugger has finally blessed his fans with the release of his debut album So Much Fun. This project could not have come at a better time in his career. He has achieved a new level or stardom–much bigger than he would have had if he originally released a debut album in 2016. The success of his YSL compilation album Slime Language and birthing the talents of Gunna, Lil Keed and Lil Duke, proves his talents as not only an executive, but a tastemaker. Nonetheless, the fans …

Watch Dame Dash’s brand new interview with No Jumper

Anybody who knows me personally knows that Dame Dash is someone who I respect highly & have studied over the years, so when I saw that he connected with adam22 of No Jumper I was thrilled to tune in! Adam asked Dame some great questions touching on several topics including his early days growing up with Cam’ron, looking at himself as a superhero, creating his own all original content, exploitation, his relationship with Kanye West, Jay-Z’s deal with the NFL, his new businesses, the situation with Biggs, Roc-A-Fella, hustling, not judging people, being happy 24/7, how he deals with criticism, empowering his people + helping them reach their dreams, being honorable, Growing Up Hip-Hop, his other television endeavors and more. This is definitely one of my favorite interviews that Adam has ever done, which is a big statement considering his catalog, but don’t take my word check it out for yourself below!

Watch Juice WRLD’s brand new interview with No Jumper

No Jumper has always been a great platform to find awesome interviews with some of the hottest new artists in the game, but Adam22 has really been pumping out some great interviews this past week one after another. First he had in-depth interview with the legend Young Thug, he also recently sat down with one of my favorite rappers Denzel Curry for a great conversation, and now he is back with his latest interview featuring the Chicago phenom Juice WRLD! When these two sit down and speak it feels more like two old friends chopping it up as opposed to your regular old interview, and they really packed a ton of cool topics into this fifteen minute conversation. Adam asked Juice about things such as how it feels to have blown up so fast, touring overseas, why he enjoys being in a relationship, live streaming, writing “Lucid Dreams” in twenty minutes, being a great freestyler, conspiracy theories, his homies Polo G + G Herbo, all of the talent coming out of Chicago right now, his fashion sense and robbing scammers. I am sure it won’t be too long before Adam drops another great interview off for us, but until then …

Watch Denzel Curry’s brand new interview with No Jumper

Denzel Curry was recently at Wireless Festival in London performing and he got together with his homie Adam22 for an awesome new interview for No Jumper! You will find the two of them touching on several subjects such as the early days of Raider Klan, his come up, what has changed since that time, XXXTentacion, A$AP Mob, SpaceGhostPurrp, Xavier Wulf, mental health, being inspired by Andre 3000 & New York hip-hop, people being taken away too soon, Pouya, being careful with how he moves, the Florida rap scene and Denzel even turns the camera on Adam for a few questions at one point! Take some time out of your day to watch this brand new interview below.

Watch Young Thug’s brand new interview with No Jumper

Young Thug is arguably the most popular rapper in the entire world right now, so when I saw Adam22 from No Jumper sat down with him for a new interview, I was glued to my computer screen. You will find these two speaking about plenty of topics including his come up, how his life has changed, his “don’t give a fuck” attitude, being an innovator, his relationship with Future, the potential he sees in Juice WRLD, Lil Wayne, freestyling, working with Lil Nas X, Lil Keed being next up, finding Gunna early, how he wanted an OG to teach him when he was coming up, what it’s like being a superstar, social media, his latest record “The London”, touring with J. Cole, why he dislikes revenge, the Taylor Swift situation, his first deal only being 10-15 thousand, his forthcoming album, running for president and more! Don’t sleep on this interview, press play below.

Watch Lil Tecca’s brand new interview with No Jumper

Lil Tecca is obviously a favorite here at Lyrical Lemonade, his music video for “Ransom” has been going up and he recently stopped by No Jumper to chop it up with Adam22 about everything he has been up to lately. The two of them spoke about plenty of stuff such as his early beginnings, his parents, moving to Long Island, playing video games online, making his music based on what he likes listening to, how he first got into recording music, releasing diss tracks & dissing people in his school, not considering himself a people’s person, making people happy with his music, Chief Keef and so much more. Watch this brand new interview below!

Watch Adam22 on The Smokebox with B-Real

I apologize because I am a couple weeks late on this one, but not too long ago Adam22 stopped by The Smokebox to chop it up with the west coast & hip-hop legend B-Real! You will find the two of them speaking on several things such as thinking about doing different A&R situations with record labels, his classic interview with XXXTentacion, breaking new artists, his No Jumper podcast, cannabis, his favorite interview he has done, wanting to interview Drake & Snoop, his store on Melrose, advice he would give to someone trying to start, building his brand, being inspired by Joe Rogan and he even shared a hilarious Cypress Hill memory he had from when he was eleven years old. Sit back, relax and enjoy this awesome new conversation below!