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Calabasas-[Solosam] x [MFnMelo]

“Calabasas is a figurative place of wealth, success, and that part of music that so many artists reach for. When you dream about it, you don’t know that in that journey you’re going to lose friends along the way, and you’re going to question yourself” – SoloSam Chicago artist-chef SoloSam returns to Lyrical Lemonade with his first musical dish this year titled “Calabasas.” The single is impressively self-produced, and features the talented Pivot Gang member MFnMelo. Professionally mixed and mastered by LEALE, the track has a momentary somber opening, before transitioning to one of the smoothest, synth-led melodies you’ll ever hear. Combined with the booming bass drums, and the offering quite literally sounds as if it was sourced from the ocean’s most intriguing depths. Marked as Sam’s first release since [his 2021 album], Principles to Die By, SoloSam has reminded listeners of his immense versatility; namely his unique ability to melodically vocalize while rapping his ass off. Stemming from both his songwriting and production talents, Sam is highly attentive to detail, which exemplarily contributes to the well-rounded song structure of this release. As for MFnMelo, his quick, but memorable verse is a signature testament to his relaxed ‘mello’ flow, which never disappoints on any …

Retail (Remix) – [Cam Wallace] feat. [Wiz Khalifa]

“Wiz always brings the ultimate vibes to any record he’s on. When I heard his approach to his verse, I was like ‘oh this is perfect’. He literally added another layer of cool to the record.” -Cam Wallace Coming fresh off of the release of his high-energy track “We Made It”, Houston-native Cam Wallace is back with another record to showcase just how diverse his armory is when it comes to all that he can deliver. This time around, he takes it down a notch over a smooth instrumental giving off a chill vibe. Tapping in the Taylor Gang head honcho and rap game legend, Wiz Khalifa, Cam Wallace is back with another hit, titled “Retail (Remix)”. “I just lift the doors up, then lit the ‘dro up” Cam raps, as he continues to spew out more chill bars and match the beat perfectly. Obtaining the legend that is Wiz Khalifa was amazing to hear on this record since this is the vibe that Wiz can effortlessly float on. Following the lead of Cam Wallace, Wiz does exactly what Wiz does, and does it well. Cam is now 2 for 2 when it comes to hit records, and I’m super excited …

Get Refreshed: Ecco2k’s Pixie Music, Ridin’ With Red Mirror, and the C2D You Deserve To Know

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by Brixton Yorker Ecco2k: “PXE” Before last week, the prevailing notion behind Ecco2k’s inevitable return after 2019’s still-unparalleled E was already set in stone: when it happens, it’s going to be something new, unfounded, and rooted in this magnificent creative’s ever-evolving artistry. And with the surprise release of “PXE” – a brief, 5-track EP with an accompanying short visual by Japanese-based artist Freddy Carrasco  – that’s exactly what we got in every sense of those terms. But based on how dramatic of a departure most of this project is from something as clear and defining as his debut album, we were given an even more nuanced experience than we could have ever asked for.  We certainly weren’t expecting such a clean slate to be presented to us here, but it’s safe to say that we’re better off for it. Ecco himself has dubbed the sounds both heard and felt on this project as “pixie music” — music that conveys something of a “live” atmosphere about it, yet transcends that simplistic description into something completely beyond that scope. It’s music …

AUBUDABii – [SEBii]

When it comes to the interesting mind of an artist like SEBii, nothing is normal, but that’s what makes him so great, and a mystery at the same time. I was only recently put onto his music or Hyper Pop in general, if that’s even what his music can be considered, but in my opinion, he’s in a lane of his own that is unmatched by anyone else. On the outside, he might look like a normal person, or at least definitely not someone who would even be remotely capable of making the hits he does, but one look at his slew of releases will have your mind blown. As he gears up for the release of his next project VVSS, I have honestly no idea what to expect from the rising star, but I can say with the utmost certainty that he’s going to deliver some of the most original and unique music in the entire world. In order to appease fans one final time before the project is in our hands, he decided to drop off a single entitled “AUBUDABii”. Clearly referencing the capital of the United Arab Emirates, an extremely well-off country in the Middle East, he’s …