28 – [Brandon]

Brandon first made his appearance on our platform about two weeks ago with his last offering called “Mourning“, and this afternoon he is back with his brand new music video for “28”. At the start of this sensational video it stated “this is a love song”, and believe me when I say that it’s the best love song you have heard in a months. I hate to compare new upcoming artists to already established GOAT’s in the music industry but man Brandon really gives me Frank Ocean vibes, he creates some truly beautiful music and it’s impossible to not find a liking to his angelic vocals. Take a few minutes of your day to check out this brand new visual below, I promise you will not regret it! directed by Taylor Werfelmann

Mourning – [Brandon]

Making his Lyrical Lemonade debut today is California creative Brandon who released a brand new offering yesterday titled “Mourning!”. If you pay close attention to the lyrics you will hear that Brandon is vividly describing a relationship he has been dealing with, he painted the picture perfectly with his angel like vocal performance & the soothing instrumental to compliment him made it that much better. This may be the first time that Brandon has been featured on LL but I can assure you that it won’t be the last, stream this brand new record below and if you enjoy it be sure to keep up with Brandon by giving him a follow on Twitter here!

Oogie Mane: Staying the Course

Influence, popularity, and innovation are all central factors that spur the conversation of “mainstream” versus “underground” in music. It is with these metrics that fans deem their favorite artist an “underground legend” or a full-blown “star”, using popular perception and relative terms to grade an artist’s status of fame in a given ecosystem of music. But sometimes this metric just doesn’t fit. In the age of the internet, where social media paves unique pathways for artists of every imaginable kind, the barrier between the mainstream and the underground has become increasingly blurred. Notably, increased visibility of niche scenes is now allowing mainstream acts to dip their hands into the underground, utilizing the boundary-pushing, non-linear styles of smaller artists to predict innovative pushes in sound. This collaboration, or occasional lack thereof, can be demonstrated in a number of ways, sometimes crediting the smaller acts that influenced a mainstream shift and sometimes not. Here enters “I’m Upset” by Drake: a single released for his Scorpion album that arrived right in the midst of a hallmark rap beef against Pusha T, but even more importantly, a single that exemplifies this blurring line between underground and above. I can recall driving home from my …

03 – [Advisry]

In my time writing for Lyrical Lemonade, I’ve noticed that the music I hold closest is the music that is able to paint a vivid picture. Whether this picture depicts an emotion, an event, or something else, it’s comforting to be able to translate sound into a scene in your head, and such is the case with all 3 songs on Advisry Radio’s latest release, 03. Putting together a trio of songs written and performed by Jonathan Richetts, Glen the Saiyan, Keith Herron, and Brandon Collins, this offering develops a world of sound by using off-the-beaten-path sonic direction and unapologetically true-to-self lyricism and instrumentation. Each of the four rising talents presents themselves in a light of proud individuality and eccentricity, and in this way, 03 comes across as a gorgeous pack of music in all of its synth-led, sun-soaked glory. This is a must-listen release for anyone trying to expand their palette of musical interests, so be sure to check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments! Produced by: Brodie Harvey, Jonathan Richetts, Brandon Collins, Glen the Saiyan Executive Produced by: Keith Herron Engineering by: Jonathan Richetts, Glen the Saiyan Written/Performed by: Jonathan Richetts, Glen the Saiyan, …

Road Less Traveled… – [Quentin Miller]

In my eyes, Quentin Miller is one the most consistent artists in rap right now, and today, he’s here to prove this prowess with an addictive new offering entitled “Road Less Traveled…”. As the title denotes, this song shows us a perfect example of Miller doing his own thing and paving his own lane regardless of what others are doing or saying. Throughout the many miles that he’s traveled in his career, the ATL-bred talent has always stayed true to himself, and with his latest, he keeps this theme going with unforgettable lyricism and a knocking beat that will be stuck in your head after just one listen. All things considered, Quentin Miller is making some of the finest music of his career, so be sure to keep a close eye out and watch the hypnotic visuals for “Road Less Traveled…” at the link below! Directed by @bcpbrandon Produced by Nick Miles

Watch Saba on NPR Tiny Desk

Unless you have been living under a rock you clearly known who Saba is at this point, the Chicago native released arguably my favorite album of the year “Care For Me” a couple months back & he recently stopped by NPR Tiny Desk to performance some cuts from the album. He didn’t go solo though, he was assisted by plenty of great minds who helped him create the previously mentioned album such as producers & keys Daoud & daedaePIVOT, Noah Frank on the trumpet, bass player Cheflee, drummer Brandon Farmer and his father, theMIND & Kaina on the vocals. Saba also recently released his brand new vinyl for “Care For Me” so if you loved the album like we did here at LL be sure to purchase it here, and if you are in the city be sure to support the second annual John Walt Day on November 24th, you can find tickets for that here.

Ninja Turtle – [Keith Ape] Ft. [Wifisfuneral]

Shortly after announcing his debut EP Born Again releasing on September 28th, Keith Ape has let loose a riveting single from the tape with none other than Wifisfuneral titled, Ninja Turtle. Produced by Working on Dying’s Brandon Finessin, the action starts right away as Ape bodied the opening verse on feeling like a member of the TMNT before Wifi bursts on the scene with charismatic bars on the fakes around him and his notable drip that comes with a pretty penny. Now based in Los Angeles, the South Korean-born Ape is set to embark on 88Rising’s Head In The Clouds tour this month which will see a number of states get to witness the energy on his forthcoming debut. If you happen to get the chance to attend I would certainly take advantage but for now, tune into the latest offering in Ninja Turtle below!

DayWalker – [Zoe Cartier]

For those who have been paying close attention to our lemon-filled pages over the past few weeks, you’re probably familiar with the name Zoe Cartier by way of her song “Susie“. Today, however, adding to her comprehensive catalog of impressive offerings, this rising talent is here to bless us with a brand new single entitled “DayWalker”. Featuring production from frequent collaborator Brandon Huling, this track finds its fuel within a much more ominous setting of sound than Cartier’s previous effort. Her brutally honest lyricism marks the importance of finding those who will ride with you from day one, all the while condemning those who hated from the start. It’s a fairly straightforward approach, but the young artist is sure to do this theme justice with her signature, alluring vocal styles and simplistic yet blunt lyricism. That being said, click play on “DayWalker” below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Susie – [Zoe Cartier]

Scrolling through my SoundCloud feed always seems to unlock a few musical gems, and today, one of these gems arrives in the form of an artist going by the name Zoe Cartier and her brand new single, “Susie”. Produced by Brandon Huling, this warm-weathered anthem finds its fuel within the galvanizing energy of the flute melodies and knocking drum patterns. Huling’s production seemingly floats alongside Cartier’s lyrics, and it only gets better when her ringing hooks take charge of the song and let loose a few lyrics that I’ll have stuck in my head all day long. Additionally, the brutally honest, frankly-put theme at hand is best showcased in the way that Cartier loses and finds herself in the sun-soaked style that this single brings to the light. Each of the two artists work in complementary manners, and needless to say, “Susie” is a magnificent final product. Give it a listen at the link below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Lordship – [bladee] x [Yung Lean]

Chances are you’re familiar with Yung Lean, but you may not have been put on one of his counterparts known as Bladee just yet. Reigning from Stockholm, the Gravity Boys affiliate started to catch a buzz dating back to 2014 with his Gluee mixtape and now, he is making his debut on our pages with a visual for the Yung Lean-assisted Lordship from his most-recent project titled Working on Dying. Setting the scene in what looks like a deserted graveyard, the duo of Bladee & Lean traded off with their drippy, melodic autotune over the spacey beat from BrandonFinessin and Forza who are no strangers on the same credits as Bladee and Leandoer. Admittedly, this was one of my first impressions of Bladee and it’s safe to say I’ll be checking back for more releases from this point out. Feast your eyes on the Lordship visual and leave us a comment whether or not you’re rocking with Bladee.