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John – [XLOVCLO]

There are many perks to writing for Lyrical Lemonade, but my favorite one by far is the fact that I have the chance to find out about the most talented and eye-catching up-and-comers in a way that’s much easier than the casual music listener. I try my best to use this platform as a way to help advance these rising talents’ careers, so while I don’t always write about people you’re unfamiliar with, when I have the opportunity to do so, I do so. This is also part of the reason why I don’t usually say anything negative about the topic of my articles because if I don’t vibe with it, I won’t pretend like I do first of all, but I also just feel like when I write about what I enjoy, the outcome is always so much more authentic. XLOVCLO is someone I’m unfamiliar with, or at least was unfamiliar with until I was sent her latest single “John”. After reading the press release, I found out that she is absolutely blowing up thanks to some cosigns from massive figures like Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, and Doechii, to name a few. After listening, this high praise is …

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 …

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 …

THROUGH 2 U – [Bktherula] ft. [Ski Mask the Slump God]

When I am looking for new artists to listen to, nothing gets me more excited than someone who has the ability to show their diversity. When I come across someone who can not only sing and rap, but they can also put out a handful of records that showcase their range, I am always going to root them on. It just makes their releases so much more thrilling because you never know if you’re going into one that will be a banger, a melodic ballad, or any other styles that run along that spectrum. Sure, there are a good number of emcees who have proven their various skills, but I think it’s not a controversial statement to say that Bktherula is someone who has demonstrated her dexterity time and time again. I also have a hard time deciding if I prefer her hardcore records or her more lighthearted, poignant singles because they’re all just so damn good, and one of my favorite Bk tracks overall has to be “THROUGH 2 U” which was featured on her 2021 project LOVE BLACK. Thankfully, she decided to breathe new life into this banger with a little help from Florida’s very own Ski Mask …

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 …

Bktherula: The Lemonade Stand Interview

Bktherula is a superstar in the making, the young Atlanta native is one of today’s most promising new artists, and during her last visit to Chicago, I had her stop by the Lyrical Lemonade office for a brand new interview! I spoke with BK about plenty of topics such as touring with Lil Tecca, the impact her parents had on her, working with Kanye West, her favorite Spongebob episodes, her friendship with Baby Santana, and we even talked about the time she dressed up as Nicki Minaj for Halloween. Take some time out of your Wednesday to watch this brand new interview below!

Vaderz-[Rico Nasty] x [Bktherula]

Washington D.C. superstar Rico Nasty returns to Lyrical Lemonade with an electrically experimental new banger titled “Vaderz.” Featuring Atlanta’s Bktherula, the song is accompanied by an aesthetically punk, multi-colored visual. Both Nasty and Bktherula employ confident, aggressive flows with ease over the daunting punk-rap instrumental, and their chemistry is so elite that the track hardly ever pauses. “Vaderz” is a legendary linkup between these two genre-bending icons, and I have a feeling that it won’t be the last. Watch the official music video below!

Keep Da K / Coupe – [Bktherula]

Atlanta has always been a breeding ground for insanely talented and multifaceted artists in the hip-hop world, and in the modern-day music business, this is often the first place fans look for new music to listen to. Over the past few years, Bktherula has been making insane waves throughout the country thanks to her vivacious personality, unique sound, and captivating personality, all of which come alive in every song she drops whether it’s a high energy banger or a lowkey, ambient ballad. No matter what vibe she brings to the forefront of a specific song, she has become notorious for being one of the most imaginative and creative emcees in the game, and while I believe she deserves so much more recognition for the indescribable songs she has brought to life, I think it’s only a matter of time before the masses realize they’re behind the curve. At least icons like Lil Tecca recognizes her greatness because he decided to bring her along on his Tecca Loves You nationwide tour that kicks off at the end of this month in her home city of Atlanta, and I truly hope I can pop out at their stop here in Chicago on …

Kill Streak 2 (Deluxe) – [Tony Shhnow]

One thing I never realized when getting into the music scene was all the different tiers that exist in all of the different cities. Specifically for Atlanta, there are obviously a few more levels than most other places considering it features the upper echelon of artists who never fail to do numbers no matter what they release. Obviously, world-renown emcees including Future, Young Thug, Lil Yachty, 21 Savage, and too many more to name call this city home, but the talent pool runs much deeper than there. Going down tiers also doesn’t mean that the music gets worse, to be totally clear, it just means these talents appeal to a bit more of a niche crowd that is only going to continue to grow as the years go on. Other names like Lil Gnar, Yun Bans, Thouxanbanfauni, BKTHERULA, are putting on for their city in a different way, bringing innovative styles to the forefront of the historied town and proving that even if you’re not quite doing as many numbers as the Migos, your creativity is leaps and bounds away from some of the talents who came before you. In this group, Tony Shhnow is definitely someone to keep an …

IDK WHAT TO TELL YOU – [Bktherula]

If you’ve paid any attention to the current music scene as it is right now, you should already understand the Bktherula has been tearing things up as of late. Although she hails from Atlanta, she is making some of the most intricate, impressive, and diverse music in the entire country, sounding reminiscent of nothing but herself and her own tailored style. Whether she goes from rapping hard-nosed bars on even more aggressive instrumentals or singing some soothing, somewhat melancholic notes on a variety of indie-inspired records, Bk can do it all, and she showed that with her latest project Love Black. Out of all the wonderful tracks on this project, one that truly stuck out to me was the project’s closer “IDK WHAT TO TELL YOU” which was actually co-produced by star Mac DeMarco, so when he adds his own little spice into things, you know it’s going to be magnificent. Luckily, she kept the fun going with her brand-new Breakneck Visuals-shot music video for the song, and it’s even better than I ever could have imagined. Opening up, she meets a lovely lady in the park for a picnic, and things only seem to continue to get better from …