SEARCH FOR: CLEVER

Call Him-[Noah Cunane]

As time passes and our hunger for creativity rages on, Fridays are a day that cannot come soon enough. With so many songs dropping at once, I pray my articles can serve as a guide to the music that needs to be consumed. An artist who I’ve been extremely high on since his career started is Noah Cunane. From “Lips” and “Rich Girls” all the way to his most popular songs, “Medicine” and “Miami”, Noah is a talent who has evolved before my eyes in such a short amount of time. With so much more untapped potential and so many more hits to be written, Noah continues to up his game with more intensity and intentionality. Today, the well-known vocalist is resurfacing after releasing a brand-new track called, “Call Him”. Being able to tell if a song is good or not by listening to the first couple of seconds is a skill I pride myself on having. This latest offering just so happens to be one of those pieces that you’ll fall in love with among pressing play. The production makes itself know right from the start as it sets the tone for an infectious energy throughout its three minute …

The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady- [Kid Cudi] & [Eminem]

When talking about some iconic names in the world of Rap music, there’s never a discussion that ends without Eminem’s name being mentioned towards the top. He’s clearly a superstar in every single sense of the word and although some people may claim to lean towards his more classic offerings, there’s absolutely no denying that he hasn’t lost his skills or drive whatsoever. As for Kid Cudi, my personal favorite artist, I could go on for days describing my admiration for his music and stylistic choices over the years. Almost everything I’d say would most likely be something that someone else has said before because he’s been talked about so much, so I feel as if I should just get right into this super duo’s brand-new collaborative song entitled “The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady”. As the beat begins, there is a mysterious aura that takes over the speakers with tiptoeing synths and the tempo of the track is a bit swifter than expected, which seems to add some determination to the offering. When the drums come in, they almost slow the pace down, but this is the perfect landscape for Kid Cudi to come right in and …

Tony Shhnow and CashCache! tell us how they linked up, their latest joint-project, how CashCache got his tag, and much more in an exclusive new Q&A

2020 has been a year of mass chaos and upheaval that has lead to a great many growing pains within our different communities as dissension increases more and more and on a much more microcosmic level, this has been reflected in many different music trends, specifically within rap, that have begun to take shape over the last twelve months that are certainly challenging sonic status-quos while also inspiring and grabbing the attention of new listeners every day who are tired of hearing the exact same type of boring song structure and production tropes continually. Atlanta in particular has been a hotbed for this rise of creativity and innovation within the ‘trap’ and ‘SoundCloud’ spaces that have given both artists and producers a blank canvas to essentially riff on the sounds and flows pulled off by their peers. It is innately collaborative and frankly beautiful to watch and while people may immediately point to artists like 645AR, whose squeaky-voiced flow has already enchanted millions this year, or even Kenny Mason who is beginning to work metal and shoegaze production tendencies into his music in a completely new way, unlike the tired and drab ‘rap-rock’ of previous years. However, neither of these …

Rocky – [Tyrell]

Tuscaloosa, Alabama is certainly not a city synonymous with birthing rap artists but the town most notable for winning college football championships looks like it may be witnessing the birth of a small but quite potent rap scene lead by Tyrell whose new track and video for “Rocky” is one of my favorites out of Alabama this month and Tyrell puts his own unique spin on the recognizable Birmingham flow while stepping up to the plate with a litany of hilarious and clever punchlines that keep listeners coming back for more. Niles Bryant handled the video’s direction and while Birmingham and the surrounding areas are beginning to form a distinct flow and delivery, Bryant, as well as Krispy Kam and Carlisle Jones, has been able to create a hype atmosphere in the middle of a jumping and turnt crowd that usually ends up screaming at least one bar in unison and it is one of those things that will always give me chills when I watch. I hope Alabama can keep climbing and Tyrell can follow up this new visual with one that is equally impressive, it is a state jam-packed with hidden gems and I would definitely recommend digging …

MurdaHam Babies – [Jay Diego] ft. [Big Yavo]

As 2020 rolls on the south continues to tighten their decade-plus vice grip on hip-hop innovation and numerous rich rap scenes across the entire region and in the past year Birmingham, AL has transformed from a city whose music scene was a bit of an afterthought to most outside of Alabama for some time but with the recent surge of TLE Cinco, Luh Soldier, Big Yavo, Lil Bam, and a host of younger artists waiting to make their similar mark Birmingham has firmly implanted itself as one of the very most relevant hip-hop cities in the whole south. In addition to more and more artists popping up from the 205 there also seems to be a distinctive sound developing, centering around a staccato, marching band-like cadence where the artists will hit simplistic yet addicting bars over these instrumentals which are unique for both their tempo and sounds that comprise them. Recently Jay Diego came together with Big Yavo for a new turnt-up song and visual for their track “MurdaHam Babies” which is quickly making its YouTube rounds across the city, picking up more and more steam since it released just over a week ago. Jay Diego sounds right at home …

A Conversation with salem ilese

In an industry where over 50,000 songs are being released daily, tastemakers everywhere are always on the lookout for the artists who stand out above the rest. If you’re familiar with Spotify playlists, then you know that over the past couple of weeks, there has been an artist who has been doing just that. salem ilese is that artist and if you don’t know about her yet, then you’re in the right place to get introduced to the rising hitmaker. salem made it onto our radar after her popular song, “It Gets Better” made an appearance on Spotify’s Fresh Finds Pop Playlist. The placement was well deserved as this tracks boasts an impressive professionalism that is rare these days. From salem’s unbelievable vocals all the way down to the production, “It Gets Better” is a track that everyone needs to know about; so much so that we decided to call up salem to learn more about herself and what made this song so special. The following interview was conducted by Lyrical Lemonade’s Nick Mueller and Sam Morrison: —- Nick: So Sam and I would love to start this off and just hear a short version of your background/journey and where …

Dumb Daze EP-[Alann8h]

If you’re looking to indulge in something new and fresh then I have the perfect gift for you. A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon a rising artist who goes by the name of Alann8h. From the moment I turned on her music, I knew there was something special about this singer/songwriter and I pray that this article serves as a much needed introduction to this fabulous talent. Alanna8h just recently dropped a brand new EP on all streaming platforms and it has been catching the attention of a lot of people. The 6 song project, entitled, “Dumb Daze” is a refreshing look into the life of Alanna8h as she take us on a journey of revelation, perspective and observation; all craftily sown together by her clever wordplay and infectious vocal delivery. My favorite song on the project is her song “My Mind Is a Maze”. This song has been growing in popularity ever since it’s release which isn’t on accident as it exudes such a cool energy. Alanna8h’s voice is nothing shy of beautiful and she allows it to be known throughout every single offering. I’ve attached her brand new EP down below. Give it a listen and …

Miles Davis – [Blu & Exile]

When it comes to discussing the greatest ever hip-hop duos, Blu & Exile are a must mention. The legendary Los Angeles based pair share a total of five project releases; three albums and two EP’s. Their most cherished release is unquestionably Below The Heavens,(2007) which deservedly received countless praise from numerous media outlets. The album later provided fuel for Blu’s XXL Freshman nod in 2009. However, don’t be fooled; Blu & Exile’s entire discography is worth hearing! Everything the duo has shared is gold, no matter it be their other two albums: Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them, In The Beginning, (Before The Heavens) or EP’s, Maybe One Day and True & Livin’. Exile’s smoothly eloquent, soulful production has been cited as inspiration from two production pioneers; J. Dilla and Pete Rock. Though Exile had already earned production credits from Mobb Deep, Slum Village, Jurassic 5, and more, it is remarkable that his eventual collaboration with underground MC Johnson Barnes, aka Blu, formed each of their iconic legacies. Avid listeners of Blu are aware that the artist struggled to make ends meet before his impending encounter with Exile, as a result of simply not garnering enough recognition and (music) sales that he deserved. Blu …

Innocent – [Teenage Priest]

There have definitely been some clever & intriguing artist names that I have come across over the years of covering music, but I gotta say, Teenage Priest might be the most interesting haha. The name itself is kind of what drove me to check out this song, and boy I am glad I did because this man possesses some major potential. This record is three and a half minutes of a smooth, slow and steady tempo that’s backed by some distinguished vocals by Teenage Priest, it has a memorable melody that’s sure to get stuck in your head as well. This one is a must-listen in my book, especially if you prefer alternative music, do yourself a favor & click play!

With The Left – [MOSA]

This afternoon we have an artist that goes by the moniker of MOSA who is making his initial appearance on our pages with his brand new offering titled “With The Left”. I stumbled upon MOSA earlier this morning when I was digging for some music, and within a few minutes, he had gained a new fan in me, in large part thanks to his performance on this song here. There was something about the way that MOSA just glided over the beat that caught my attention and left a last impression on me, not to mention all of the punchline bars + clever flows he was spitting. After listening to this song, it led me to check out some of the rest of his catalog, and he is a multi-dimensional artist, to say the least. Get familiar with this man by pressing play below!