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Burning Up – [Nardo Wick] x [The Kid Laroi]

Less than a week after releasing Central Cee’s new music video that has amassed nearly 10 million views, Cole Bennett of LL is back again, this time with a brand new music video for “Burning Up” by The Kid Laroi and Nardo Wick. This video was shot a few weeks ago in Norway while Cole was overseas shooting a string of visuals, and it lined up perfectly because it fell on a date that Laroi had off of his European tour! To the common musical listener, this collaboration may seem unexpected, but to me, it’s the textbook “I didn’t know I needed this until I heard it” type of song. Laroi and Nardo complement each other very well and throwing the vision of Cole on top of that significantly amplifies the moment. Take some time out of your Tuesday night to watch this brand new visual below!

Behind The Scenes of Central Cee’s “Doja” Music Video

Just a few minutes ago we released the brand new music video for “Doja” by Central Cee, and it’s already amassed nearly 200,000 views in just about 15 minutes. To complement the release of the official video, we just put out the behind-the-scenes from that visual on our Lyrical Lemonade 2 channel. It’s very rare to find Cole shooting a music video overseas, and even more rare to have a BTS along with it, so this is a treat to LL fans all-around. Take some time out of your Thursday to check out this new BTS below!

Doja – [Central Cee]

If you’ve been even the slightest amount of time on the internet over the past few weeks, then you have likely heard Central Cee’s snippet for his song “Doja”, because it’s been going extremely viral. When you have a special talent like Central Cee and connect him with a visionary like Cole Bennett, it leaves fans pondering the kind of impact that they can have together, and if you ask me, I believe that this collaboration can be one of the highest performing Lyrical Lemonade videos of the last few years. If I am being frank, I think that this music video has the potential to be a Top 20 Lyrical Lemonade video of all time. I can see this one hitting 200+ MILLION views in due time, but only time will tell.  Watch this brand new music video below and get familiar with this hit record from Central Cee, it’s only a matter of time before it’s incredibly high up on the charts!

Get Refreshed: ericdoa’s Guide To The Music Industry, Inside “Insignia’s Manor,” and Resonating With DV-i

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by Nick D’Apolito DV-i: “Resonance” With drum and bass still on its gradual journey of increased relevance throughout 2021, the genre has been recently jam-packed with artists both new and old to the approach coming through with some exceptional offerings at a blistering pace. But even though it can be difficult to peer through the mass amount of new content coming out of this style each and every day, it is quite easy to still see the work of a tried and true purveyor of the genre like DV-i shining as bright as it always, always does.  And if for some reason you’ve had trouble identifying such a bright and magnificent star like she is based on her latest output this year, her latest single “Resonance” is practically unable to be ignored once listened to for the first time. I’ll just put it straight; this is without question the best single offering out of the d&b-sphere to release this year, and it even rivals some of DV-i’s most exceptional work beyond just the past few months as well. It’s …

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 …

Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2020

It’s obvious that 2020 didn’t turn out nearly how anyone expected at the top of the year. With a global pandemic shaking things up, a pivotal presidential election coming to a head, numerous generational talents passing away, and racial injustice protests taking place across the country, it’s safe to say that this year was beyond unpredictable from even the most seasoned psychics. Nonetheless, Chicago persevered like only we know-how, bringing attention to these issues while also divulging into a plethora of other, more personal narratives in the form of music. Throughout the year, some mainstays in the city continued to impress us here at Lyrical Lemonade while other up-and-comers made some very valid, attention-grabbing claims as to why they’re the next rising star that deserves a place at the table. Also worthy of note, Chicago had some truly excruciating losses this year in terms of music legends whose work still shined through as some of the most impressive of the year, primed to carry on their legacy for years to come. All of that said, we’re more than excited to round this farfetched year out with Lyrical Lemonade’s Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2020. This is our 5th year bringing …

World Ain’t Ready – [P1]

By now, we are no stranger to the story of the young black male coming up in the streets, and they turn to music to tell their story of their upbringing. Regardless of if we think we have heard every story or not, there comes an artist that will come and talk about the world from their point of view. Hailing out of South Central LA, P1 is making a debut on the Lyrical Lemonade platform with the release of his latest offering, “World Ain’t Ready”. To make a statement on the album’s title, it’s as straight forward as the saying goes. On this project, P1 is ushering in a new sound and a new vibe that has been coming out of California as of late, and he is sure it will resonate with the fans. One of the standouts on the project would be “Paranoid”–a song he created speaking about the fears of maneuvering through the streets and him constantly thinking of the worst. On top of the west coast styled production, P1 dabbles with both singing and spitting flows–creating the perfect mixture of melodies and pure pain rap. On “Still I Rise”, P1 raps about his hardships coming …

Bands in Da Basement – [03 Greedo] ft. [Chief Keef]

It’s still hard to fathom the fact that 03 Greedo is going to be locked up for so many more years to come. I never really got into his music until I saw how big of a deal his legal situation was and how much he meant to so many people, but ever since I tuned in, I was enthralled with his sound. He’s so dexterous and can provide so many different styles, but what’s even more impressive beyond this was the fact that each and every experimental style he’d try out was successful. Looking at the glass half full rather than half empty, at least his insanely incredible and impressive work ethic before going to prison was enough to leave fans with an archive of thousands of new songs that can be released periodically over the years. Just when I thought Greedy Greedo couldn’t get any more legendary, Chief Keef hopped on a track and transcended the South-Central icon from just a rapper to an instant legend, as if he wasn’t already a star prior to this. The name of the track is “Bands in Da Basement”, and I was so excited to listen to it that I grew …

Hallucinogen (Trippin’)-[Ncognita]

The individual who is making it onto our pages right now might be one of the most dynamic artists that I’ve ever gotten the chance to write about. When you experience true and raw talent, it is impossible to shake it. Think back to the first time you heard a legend. There was not a doubt in your mind that you were witnessing something special; something that might only come around once in a lifetime. When you stumble upon those types of artists early, it’s of the utmost importance to take immediate notice. Today, it is my honor to highlight a future star in the making. Someone who is not only going to leave a mark in her genre, but in music altogether. Ncognita is the rapper we’ve all been waiting for. In a brief conversation last week, one of my colleagues asked me if I’m a fan of Hip-Hop and I proceeded to tell him that “I’m a fan of good Hip-Hop.” If you’re wondering what constitutes as good hip-hop, look no further than this article. I came across the stellar talent of Ncognita when her first song to hit streaming services came out. The offering, titled, “Clap Clap” …

The Making of Timeless Music: A Conversation with Jay Worthy and Harry Fraud

When it comes to artists that have been able to build out catalogs with timeless music due to their acute knowledge of classic records far exceeds the average person, there aren’t many that have the depth of taste quite like Harry Fraud and Jay Worthy. Both artists definitely have similar influences throughout their music, the fact that it has taken this long for their paths to cross is actually surprising. They are both kindred souls that have an affinity for a certain time period that is insanely easy to picture once their project starts playing, an era that always hits smooth when the weather starts getting warmer. As restrictions begin to slowly lift, there’s no doubt  Eat When You’re Hungry Sleep When You’re Tired will be played in cars cruising slowly throughout the country. If you know anything about Jay Worthy, its that he is by far one of the most interesting characters in the industry. Hell, he is the uncle to the most talked about children in recent memory X Æ A-12. Worthy is a man with ties to nearly every big name to come out in the past decade, his genuine attitude and consistent output of timeless classics …