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Cardinal Rule – [Frais]

It’s rare that a track under two minutes can pack such a punch, that it leaves the listener wanting to click repeat. That’s exactly the case, however, with the CMO Flexx-produced banger “Cardinal Rule,” a new track from Charlotte-born and LA-based artist Frais, who looks to continue making a splash. The track is a high-energy piece, with a catchy hook that immediately had me locked in. “N**** sayin’ he doing this and that, well he gon’ have to prove it – you were lyin’, ’til I popped out with that draco, now we know the truth.” Another facet of the piece that will undoubtedly draw more attention is the flawless video, produced by N:OW Productions. A masterpiece, this visual utilizes creative animations, text, and transitions that effectively make this short piece into what feels like a cinematic experience. I’m also a huge fan of the green lighting and tint throughout, which, to me, hints at the feel of night-vision goggles for this evening video shoot. An impressive collaboration between song and visual, “Cardinal Rule” is a heater you don’t want to miss. Look and listen on YouTube below!

Lyrical Lemonade Music RoundUp With GHerbo, GloRilla, Coi Leray, and Goldenboy Countup

Here are a few new singles and projects to check out this week from some of your favorite artists. Platinum-selling Chicago hip-hop rapper G Herbo announced his new album, Survivor’s Remorse, with its lead single “Me, Myself & I” featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. The Joe Bracero-directed video depicts both artists taking over a classic New York basketball court, overlooking the city from its rooftops, as they trade bars on the hypnotic beat. Herbo discusses the demons and struggles he has been facing since 25, while A Boogie’s melodic chorus speaks on being in a lane of his own. Earlier this year, Herbo blessed us with his single “Locked In”, an emotional tribute to this late brother. With two impressive singles thus far, Survivor’s Remorse is gearing up to be another powerful body of work from the Chicago emcee. In less than a year, CMG artist GloRilla has achieved life-changing milestones after the release of her hit single “FNF”. The viral #FNFChallenge on TikTok generated over 32 million views (and counting) on YouTube and resulted in GloRilla’s acclaimed debut on the Billboard Hot 100. GloRilla’s success has garnered widespread support across the hip-hop community, receiving co-signs from hip-hop superstars like …

Streetwear Brand The BearTruth is Dedicated to Krump

Mr. BearTruth noticed that the clothing worn by Krump dancers was lacking in style, vibrancy, originality, crispness and overall swag, so he did something about it. While working at The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Mr. BearTruth knew he could fill the void he observed in Krump fashion with color. He started researching how to make t-shirts and hats, eventually promoting them through the Krump community. “I am trying to give real designs to real people,” he says. “Some ‘cut and sews,’ some new logos, some purpose. Very few streetwear lines make custom pieces. I wanted something authentic and fresh that people could identify with instead of repurposing language that was already there. I want people to look good on their journey of truth. That’s my mission.” Mr. BearTruth believes that fashion, much like Krump, can be playful and competitive, full of swag, grit, joy and superhuman dynamism. Today, the BearTruth brand has blossomed into an established unisex streetwear collection including dozens of new custom looks and pieces. The collection ranges from cardigans/ hoodie hybrids and puffer jackets to accessories, leather pants, and graphic t’s. D’hon is taking the BearTruth brand beyond the Krump or dance community, ensuring it is accessible to everyone …

Una Is An Up-And-Coming Artist With Two New Fresh Tracks

It’s a special time for women in hip-hop with one female rapper after another entering the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Although stars like Cardi B and Lizzo continue to dominate with catchy hits, young artists like Saweetie and Megan Thee Stallion are on the rise. These new voices are not only changing the sound of hip-hop, but they’re also redefining what it means to be a woman in the music industry. With their unapologetic lyrics and fierce attitude, they’re showing the world that women can be just as successful as men in the rap game. So, whether you’re a fan of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” or Saweetie’s “My Type,” there’s no denying that female rappers are having a moment. And we’re here for it for Una`s moment! Una didn’t always know she wanted to be a musician. In fact, it wasn’t until she migrated to the United States from Serbia in her teens that she even began to seriously consider it as a career. But once she settled in Los Angeles, she quickly realized that music was her true passion. She cites Mariah Carey as one of her biggest influences and credits her with inspiring her to pursue a career …

Chyng Diamond Drops New Single “Guess What”

Self-proclaimed queen of Omaha, NE, Nenzingha Davis, better known as Chyng Diamond, used her circumstance to transform her life. Growing up, Diamond was surrounded by gang activity and violence which played a significant part in her upbringing. Instead of becoming a product of her environment, she decided to use her voice to turn her pain into words and become a way to express her emotions. In just a few years, the aspiring rapper has already received recognition from Cardi B, Snoop Dogg, and Lizzo. Chyng music paints a story as she raps. Her sharp flow and mesmerizing verses are always spot on. “Lose the Ugly” was the start of Chyng’s career taking off very quickly. With over 216k and counting views on Youtube, this single brought a lot of eyes to the Omaha rapper. Last month, Chyna shared her latest track titled “Guess What”. This song is an elevated, empowering anthem that not only has a message but stays authentic to Chyng’s sound and roots. We look forward to witnessing Chyng growth throughout the year. You can listen to her latest single below.

Cardi B Arrives With New Summer Banger “Hot Shit” Alongside YE And Lil Durk

GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Cardi B is back with her new summer banger “Hot Shit” featuring Ye & Lil Durk via Atlantic Records. This is her first single in a year and a half following the RIAA 2x platinum-certified “Up,” which peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. The Tay Keith produced record has already received a tremendous amount of love and support across social media platforms. Tik-Tok creators have already begun to create their own dances on the platform. Earlier this week, the Bronx superstar expressed her frustration since she wasn’t able to release a music video for her new single. “I just don’t feel like doing the… You know how I usually do the most with the promo? I just don’t feel like doing too much this time around,” she confessed. “I’m just exhausted with everybody. I’m so tired of people not doing their f—ing jobs correctly. I’m so tired of people just doing things their way. I’m just over it.” However, the video did not take away from the hard-hitting single that’s sure to set summer kickbacks ablaze. “I don’t know what’s longer, man, my blocklist or my checklist/I don’t know what’s colder, man, my heart or my …

Getting to Know Caribbean Sensation HoodCelebrityy

Caribbean sensation Tina Pinnock, better known as HoodCelebrityy, is taking dancehall music to a new height. The Jamaican-born artist relocated to the United States to live with her great-grandmother at the age of 12. Growing up in the Bronx, Hood quickly became a neighborhood superstar after she began to showcase her deejaying and freestyle skills. Her big breakthrough came in 2015 after collaborating with her childhood friend Cardi B on their smash record “Wine Pon It”. She praises her intercultural childhood and credits Vybz Kartel and Lady Saw for influencing the artist she is today. Widely known for her 2017 viral hit ‘Walking Trophy’ which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart and received 64 million and counting views on Youtube, HoodCelebrityy paved a lane for her music. Her refreshing sound is a mixture of reggae, dancehall, R&B, and trap. By combining her Jamaican heritage with her American upbringing, it’s no surprise to see the success she has received throughout her career. This year, we can hopefully expect a new album from HoodCelebrityy this summer. Check out our exclusive interview with her below. — Lyrical Lemonade: How was it like growing up in Jamaica?  Growing up in Jamaica …

Cardi B Hops On Kay Flock On “Shake It” —Bronx Anthem

As the NYC drill scene continues to take the music industry by storm, Bronx Princess Cardi B hopped on Kay Flock’s “Shake It” featuring Dougie B and Bory30. Produced by Elias Beats, the song samples Akon’s 2005 track “Banaza (Belly Dancer). In only three days, the new summer banger has received 3.9 million views on Youtube and is currently number 12 on Apple Music. “Shout out to the motherfuckin’ Bronx,” Cardi said in Sidetalk NYC video last week.“Y’all be playing with the Bronx but let me tell you something; these Bronx n***as right now got all the views, beating all y’all n***as on YouTube, deadass.” In the Jochi Saca-directed video, the Bronx came together to celebrate this special moment despite unfortunate circumstances. The amount of energy throughout this video was astonishing. Every artist on this track brought their A-game to the video shoot. “Oh, we tryna bend on the oppas/Bitch, I’m with 300 jects and some Flockas/Like, who hotter? Top shottas Hoodie’d up, dread down like a Rasta.” Even with Kay Flock being incarcerated, he continues to show why he is still the king of the Bronx. His undeniable talent is hard to miss with each release. As the Bronx …

Still Here – [Morray] ft. [Cordae]

Some artists that are absolutely massive right now are people that I haven’t really paid nearly enough attention to, but as the years go on, I know I need to stop bumping the same songs I love over and over and expand my pallet to make sure I’m not missing out on amazing music. North Carolina’s Morray is someone who I have written about in the past, and he is clearly insanely talented, but I just haven’t really listened too much because his style isn’t something I typically gravitate towards usually, but after being nominated for two Grammys this early on in his career, he’s clearly someone that I need to show a lot more attention to. Although I felt like his style might not necessarily fit in line with the same kind of sounds that Cordae is creating, when I realized that they’re both from the same home state, I knew that there had to be some enthralling chemistry, and that is more apparent than ever on their collaboration “Still Here”. In this Cardiak and Wu10-produced cut, a very serene, old-school soulful vibe comes through with ease, and it’s seriously such an insanely addicting foundation that you already know …

Lady London releases “Lady Like: The Boss Tape” with 13 of her most celebrated freestyles

If you have been watching Lady London over the years, you know her craftmanship is finally receiving the recognition she deserves. As a poet since 2018, London grew to fame on social media by flipping and remixing a few of Hip Hop’s most revered tracks from artists like Foxy Brown, and Busta Rhymes. Hip-Hip icon Cardi B praised her bars in “Money Over,” and expressed that London is “the most slept on.” The song has accumulated over 500k views on Youtube thus far. As an artist, London’s versatility sets her apart from her peers. Being an artist is only one part of her puzzle. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from Howard University and a Master of Science in Global Medicine from the University of Southern California. Her knowledge and hustle mentality help to develop her into the artist she is today. “There are multiple levels to me,” she explains. “I’m not one-dimensional. I really take my craft seriously. I consider rap to be an artform—not a trend. I’ve studied cadences, timing, breath control, double and triple entendres, and syllables. It almost breaks down to an exact science. I pay attention to verbiage, semantics, and diction. I’m …