Captain – [Khary]

Khary has been in-and-out of our pages for the last few months, and we here at Lyrical Lemonade are excited to premiere his latest project titled Captain. Coming in at a steady 12 tracks, the full-length effort doesn’t let up for a second with features from Olu Bliss, Cloud Atrium and a handful of notable producers including Tedd Boyd, Dilip, Austin Marc, Haasan Barclay, Calev, Tee WaTT & Mike Irish who helped in the incredible finale in Anyway. Being put on the Rhode Island product just recently, it was interesting to make my way through an entire record and get a feel for the overall tone of his music and let’s just say I’m sure glad I did because there happens to be a number of tracks worthy of a second play (such as Nimbus & 4AM Thirst Ballad.) You can bet I’ll be keeping tabs on Khary as 2018 rolls on, but for now, get familiar with his latest project Captain and let us know if you’re feeling it in the comments!  

Poppa – [Calez]

You may have seen Calez on our Top 50 Chicago projects list back in 2016 with his Baby record, and late last night, he came through with his first tape of the present year titled Poppa. Coming in at 5 tracks, the stellar production came from the likes of Drake Connor, Thelonius Martin, Calev, Cartin Lang & Calez himself with the lone features coming from Mick Jenkins and Alex Wiley on Cool. I’ve been keeping tabs on the Chicago talent since that Baby album and immediately after pressing play on this one, the overall growth in the sound & style were both at the forefront right away. Let’s hope that Calez has more plans for releases like this one as the year carries on, but until then let loose the Poppa EP below!