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EA Monster – [Young Nudy]

There’s never a moment in time where Atlanta isn’t completely popping off, and that’s a stance I’ll stand by no matter what, even though I don’t think anyone will really disagree. If you look at the facts along with the artists that hail from this city like Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Future, 21 Savage, and so many others, there is literally an endless supply of insanely great music, and you don’t have to look very far to find something new. Young Nudy is one of the most dependable artists in my personal opinion when it comes to fantastic music, and even though he has a voice and delivery that might be regularly anticipated at this point, his beat selection is one of a kind, and it rejuvenates his flows as if they’re brand-new every single time. I keep a pretty close eye on Nudy, and even though I had seen rumors of his album EA Monster dropping at some point, I somehow completely missed its actual release on Monday, but as soon as I came to the realization that it dropped, I wasted no time heading to Spotify to listen. This effort boasts 11 songs lasting around 35 minutes long, …

Southside Interview: Putting the Craft First & Watching Success Come After

“I learned one thing from Kanye that I will always think of going forward. He told me to always make sure I focus on the music, and the money will come afterward. If I put all of my focus on the music, the music will sound better and I won’t have to worry about the money later on because it’s gonna come from the great music I’ve been making.” -Southside As more time passes, people are beginning to realize just how much impact producers have and recognize the overall importance that they play in the overall creation of a song. One thing we have been seeing a lot over the past couple of years is producers getting listed as main artists on songs now, rather than their name being in the backend on the credits. Producers are letting their presence be known, and rightfully so, it’s about time. That being said, when speaking about the producer pioneers and the people who really helped shape and shift the culture, it’s very difficult to speak on that without mentioning 808 Mafia, and Southside. Being the founder of 808 Mafia alongside TM88, Southside is responsible for hundreds of songs that we all know …

LilTonyRose Is Gearing Up To Release His New Album, “Inward Places Of My Soul”

Some artists aspire to use their music to become famous. On the hand, LilTonyRose’s goal is to simply touch the world, perform his very best, and gather everyone’s attention with soul-stirring and captivating singles. Growing up, the Texas native excelled in football from ninth to twelfth grade. He performed so well that he received a congressional nomination and scholarship of $525,000 to attend the Naval Academy. However, LilTonyRose declined this offer and decided to step foot into the music world in 2018. Since then, the rising artist has not looked back. So far, the Texas native has released two albums titled “The King of Love” and “The Rap Therapist” and one EP titled “A Love Story EP 1”. His music touches his fan mind and soul in unimaginable ways. LilTonyRose looks up to Rod Wave as one of his prime inspirations for the way he creates beautiful memories with his music. This month, you can expect LilTonyRose’s new album titled “Inward Places Of My Soul” to be filled with music that is geared towards the 24-year-old upbringing and what he had to do to become a rising R&B artist. “The job on this new project is done, and I am …

Get Lit or Die Tryin’ – [Meechy Darko]

When the vast majority of typical hip-hop fans think about New York icons, names like Jay-Z, Biggie, the Wu-Tang Clan, or any other legends. Obviously, these are artists who turned the industry into what it is today, and there is simply no denying that whatsoever, but considering I wasn’t alive to witness most of these artists at the pinnacle of their careers, I have a different set of musicians come to mind, personally. Rappers like Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, the A$AP Mob, Flatbush Zombies, and various others are the first names that come to my mind, and it’s thanks to many of these spitters that I have the complex taste in music that I am proud of. I remember listening to the Flatbush Zombies religiously in high school, running back songs and albums like it was my job, and I couldn’t get enough of them. I wasn’t actually really into a lot of the things they would mention like psychedelics or anything else along those lines, but I just loved their dynamic, their confidence, and the fact that every member brought something special and different to the table. Erick the Architect made ludicrously composite instrumentals, Juice brought the personality and …

Ambré Releases Sophomore EP ‘3000°’

According to Hip-Hop legend Missy Elliot, sophomore albums are a very PIVOTAL time for [an] artist! She encourages them to take risks and experiment. Ambré sophomore EP 3000° showcases how the New Orleans native stepped out of the box to give her fans an amazing experience. Composed of 8 songs that serve as a musical love letter to her hometown of New Orleans, 3000° is quality R&B music that we have grown to love. With appearances from BEAM, Jvck James, Masego, Destin Conrad, and Jay Electronica, the GRAMMY award-winning singer/songwriter did an amazing job selecting meaningful collaborations on her EP. “For me, the main factors that I took into consideration when seeking features were tone, overall sound, and connection. I’m a fan of a lot of different artists but when it comes to collaborating it’s more than just that, that matters,” She shared. “Jvck was great because we both love each other’s music and had worked before so we knew it would be fire. Jay is a legend, and a hometown hero so outside of him killing his verse he added to the overall story of the ep being a love letter to our, New Orleans.” With production from Mike …

Youngin-[LOCS]

If there’s anything I love more than unlistenable ambient albums, it’s hip-hop that dares to be different. Today I’m honored to present listeners to LOCS, who returns to listeners this month with “Youngin” – his first release since he dropped the ANOMALY EP last spring. You may recognize LOCS from his semi-viral “2020 Freestyle”, and if so, you’ll be happy to hear that this month’s release “Youngin” is instilled with just as much (if not more) electrifying energy than its predecessor. Over a warped and demonic mix decorated with distorted vocals (?), LOCS pulls zero punches as he flows effortlessly on a beat that most rappers would be scared to touch. Between “2020 Freestyle” and the previously-released “Nothing Less”, the ATL-based artist has been making waves out east for a minute now – and luckily our king continues his momentum more and more with every release. Though I’m crossing my fingers that “Youngin” is an indication of more music to come soon, LOCS has kept fans more than fed already in 2022. Until LOCS circles back with more heat, however, you can bet that “Youngin” will colonize my weekly rotation for the foreseeable future.   Check out LOCS’ new single …

Watch Denzel Curry’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert

I try to avoid writing about anything that isn’t a newly released song, video, or album, just because I feel like that’s where I excel and that is what makes up the majority of our content here on the Lyrical Lemonade blog. Some artists just have this star power, though, where no matter what they do, whether it’s an interview, cameo, performance, or anything else, I just have to tune in. Denzel Curry is one of those people because even though I admittedly might not listen to him all day every day as I do with some other emcees, there are more than enough records of his that I thoroughly enjoy and listen to pretty regularly. Aside from this, I have written about performances on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series just because they seem to get everyone in the office to perform no matter what the genre is, and even though some genres can work a little better than others, it’s always so interesting to me when I get to see some emcees in an element that might not be very native to them. He is someone who is known for not only his incredible lyricism and wild bars, but …

Did Shit to Me – [Lil Durk] ft. [Doodie Lo]

Lil Durk is a legend in all different meanings of the word, but it doesn’t take me to tell you this statement to understand that it is a known fact. He changed the way the world looked at Chicago as a music hub, and even though he might not have been the first drill artist to receive recognition for his craft, he was definitely one of the founding fathers and he does it better than anyone else, some may say. I mean, he doesn’t need to build up weeks of momentum and anticipation to drop a project, because whatever he puts out is going to top charts and receive critical acclaim, and that is no different when looking at his album 7220. While this was already a lengthy project, he wasted no time putting out the deluxe version which added 14 entirely new records and over a half-hour of new things to listen to, so he basically put out two albums in a matter of months, and I’m sure he still has a lot more left in the tank to finish this year out strong. I was hoping he would be another special guest at this year’s Summer Smash Music …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Through My Eyes: Full Weekend Recap

Preface Yes, this article is super long and tedious, my bad…. Forewarning, if you’ve already read my other recaps for each individual day, skip to the end for a few words of admiration to the LL family, from me! Every year, the Summer Smash seems to get bigger, better, and more insane than ever before, and 2022 is definitely no exception. Unfortunately, I missed the first year or two because of one reason or another, so 2021 was actually my first time experiencing this event live and in person. At the same time, though, I had been to various other concerts hosted by LL dating all the way back to Lil Uzi Vert’s first-ever Chicago performance way back in April of 2016, so I know how we throw down at live events, and I also know just how loyal, supportive, and turnt up our fans get every chance they get. 2022 had some curveballs thrown at the team including a detrimental storm that almost paused the entire festival, but thanks to the consistently hard-working and ride-or-die group of individuals who put this fest together, the show went on without a hitch! I just want to clarify that this article is …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Through My Eyes: Friday Recap

Preface Every year, the Summer Smash seems to get bigger, better, and more insane than ever before, and 2022 is definitely no exception. Unfortunately, I missed the first year or two because of one reason or another, so 2021 was actually my first time experiencing this event live and in person. At the same time, though, I had been to various other concerts hosted by LL dating all the way back to Lil Uzi Vert’s first-ever Chicago performance way back in April of 2016, so I know how we throw down at live events, and I also know just how loyal, supportive, and turnt up our fans get every chance they get. 2022 had some curveballs thrown at the team including a detrimental storm that almost paused the entire festival, but thanks to the consistently hard-working and ride-or-die group of individuals who put this fest together, the show went on without a hitch! I just want to clarify that this article is solely based on my own experience and not from the point of view of anybody else. I know this isn’t the typical article I may normally write, but I figured it would be a good stroll down memory …