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Ocean Prime – [BFB Da Packman] ft. [Coi Leray]

BFB Da Packman was one of the few artists I heard once and was immediately a fan for life. Usually, it takes a little bit of time for me to warm up to an artist I had heard nothing about and wasn’t familiar with, but my introduction was “Free Joe Exotic”, like it was for most people, and ever since I’ve been obsessed. That’s why, when I saw all of the hard work he was putting into his debut album Fat N***** Need Love Too, I was on the edge of my seat to see what he’d deliver. After hearing it, I was blown away and completely captivated by the unbelievable piece of work he had put together, and while it was obvious comical during many songs, there were also countless moments where his individuality and skills almost took your breath away more than I was ever expecting. While I’ve been running this project back time and time again since it was released, I was even more excited to see him team up with Coi Leray once again to shoot a music video for their amazing song “Ocean Prime”, which was directed by JDFilms. As it opens, BFB and a …

Boss Bitch – [Rich the Kid] ft. [Coi Leray]

Rich the Kid is an artist who needs no introduction at this point, and even though it has been a few years since songs like “Plug Walk” and “New Freezer” topped the charts, he’s not even close to being done creating hits. This was abundantly obvious when he released “Richard Millie Patek” not too long ago, and it’s clear once again with his latest single “Boss Bitch” which he taps Coi Leray for another unforgettable feature from the rising emcee. When it comes to the production from hitmakers TM88 and LNK, they utilize some floating, ambient synths that give a real airy feel to the record before crisp percussion and intriguing drums come in to set the tempo as everything comes together to sweep you off your feet and carry you away into the wind. As Rich comes in for the hook, he lists off all the qualities he needs in a woman in a very straightforward yet always energetic manner that he never seems to leave behind no matter what song is playing. He continues to list off qualities into his verse, bragging about all of the favors that his girl does for him all while questioning if your …

Second Hand Smoke – [Pressa]

Toronto, Canada’s rap star Pressa returns to Lyrical Lemonade with a brand new song and accompanying visual entitled “Second Hand Smoke.” Shortly following the hit remix for his popular track “Attachments” featuring Coi Leray, the artist is gaining momentum as he preps to release a deluxe version of his Gardner Express EP. With his usual unique vocals and skilled delivery, Pressa levels up conceptually by detailing the tragic second-hand effects of a rough environment on his childhood. Filled with vivid visual imagery, there are harsh instances of parental conflict/abuse, heavy drug/street activity, and an intense amount of police presence in the surrounding area. A crucial element of the record is Pressa revealing that he simply ‘rolled the dice,’ which fortunately happened to land on a favorable outcome (despite low odds). Watch the official music video for Pressa’s “Second Hand Smoke,” directed by Michael Vincent and Connor Rathbone below!  

MK XYZ Interview: Defining the Unknown and Living it, Unapologetically

“A lot of people have told me that I was the first person that made them feel at home and made them feel accepted. I want to make people feel the most authentic and show the world the best version of themselves that they can be.” -MK XYZ Photo Credit: Jackson x Joshua As much as it may seem like common sense, being your true self and owning your own personality is something that seems like it’s beyond normal now. With so many people trying to emulate whatever the next trend is, it’s rare that we find those artists that are just true to themselves inside and out. Once we stumble across an artist like that, we hold them near and dear to us–as they could go on to be a trendsetter, a leader, and an innovator for those who follow after them. One artist in particular who stands on their beliefs high and proud would be the next R&B sensation, MK XYZ. There are plenty of things that make MK far more unique than the average R&B singer. First and foremost, she was raised by Filipino and Black parents, experienced two different cities coming up, and is someone who …

Bravo the Bagchaser discusses his origins, goals, and new project ‘Bagchasin”

The Los Angeles music scene has seen a very successful yet equally turbulent past decade with shining bright spots that will forever impact and shape the hip-hop landscape around the globe, but has also seen equal embarrassments and gaffs that tarnishes the city’s reputation and takes away from what the most talented, or more importantly those who need to be heard most, are saying. Between clout-culture and meme-rap, L.A. has taken some major hits here lately, and the tragic passing of artists like Nipsey Hussle, or the incarceration of artists like 03 Greedo, has taken even more of a negative toll, as the city’s greatest rappers all seem to be robbed of their time here on earth one way or another. For this reason, artists like Bravo the Bagchaser are especially important these days in Los Angeles and unfortunately are becoming too few and far between, but Bravo is able to give you a little bit of everything, keeping you engaged with catchy, bouncy turn-up songs that are dichotomized with melodic and emotional ballads where he lets his hard-exterior down to unpack some of his feelings, and also has more than his fair-share of street-stories on this project, painting vivid, …

Premiere: HAKEEM – [2219 Lee] ft. [Mali Smith] [Cash Cobain]

In accordance with the rise of social media as the predominant way for artists to promote their work, the snippet game has become crucial in building an audience. Post 20 seconds of an unreleased song – the most quotable part, the part when the beat drops, etc. – and if it’s captivating and brief enough, people will want to hear more. When done right, snippets create demand, which was exactly the case when this snippet from 2219 Lee, Mali Smith, and Cash Cobain caught my ear on Instagram. Hailing from New York, all three artists are part of a collective called MHPG SOUND, which is characterized by its “SOUND OR DROWN” slogan. The group has built out a style that’s buzzing around New York right now, especially seen in Cash Cobain’s recent growth with cosigns from Drake via IG live and Lil Yachty, to name a few. MHPG’s latest release, “HAKEEM,” is the group’s best work to date. Built on the simple-yet-effective foundation of an ominous melody and hard-nosed drill percussion, “HAKEEM” is the kind of straight-forward release, packed with signature New York charisma and quotable lyrics, that cements the excitement around such a promising collective of talent. With lines like “Cash Cobain …

Slime Language 2 – [YSL] [Young Thug]

While the idea of rap groups as a whole may be slowly disappearing in the rap game, we have been seeing tons of cliques and rap labels that may have tons of solo artists, but appear to have that group-like demeanor. As of late, we have seen Quality Control–home of rap acts lie Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, and more. Griselda Records consists of Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine & Benny the Butcher. Last but not least, we have seen YSL flourish in the rap game since Young Thug took the scene by storm. If you do a bit of digging, you will see Young Thug interacting with tons of members of YSL before they were famous as he built them up to become the stars they are today. Gunna used to appear in Thugger’s music videos before signing to his label, and a young and determined Lil Keed played his music for Thug before the fame and he ultimately ended up signing with Thug as well. Here we are today and Young Thug is here to showcase his latest body of work alongside his star-studded YSL crew, Slime Language 2. With the original Slime Language project dropping in 2018, it was met …

Warrior – [Reese Youngn] x [Cubano Jam] x [Vani Beats] [BL Beats]

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s rising rap star Reese Youngn has impressed with his latest song and visual entitled “Warrior.” Recently trending across several music outlets for his remix of Coi Leray’s popular track “No More Parties,” Youngn’s aggressive demeanor gave some listeners the impression that he’s more of a comedic artist. However, “Warrior” could not be any further from that claim, as the record perfectly captures the raw outpour of emotions expressed from Reese’s traumatic experience(s). Revealing that he’s “seen love walk out that door so many times,” the end result has brought upon an ugly combination of hatred and despair enveloping the artist’s soul. To prevent further tragedy and/or demise, Reese “learned how to keep his emotions in line and feelings straight,” which reflects an exhausting repression tactic that eventually empties one’s gas tank. Combined with the dangers of the streets, it’s clear that Youngn suffered from heartbreak at the worst possible time, to which has reinvigorated his life as a warrior. Production wise, the racing 808’s seamlessly mesh with a somber piano melody to emphasize Reese Youngn’s genuine anguish, as he openly shares his pain for the world to see. Be sure to listen to “Warrior” on all platforms, and …

No More Parties – [Coi Leray] x [Lil Durk]

It’s no secret that Coi Leray is one of the hottest new artists in the entire music world, she has been releasing hit after hit and building a ton of anticipation for her future releases, she even has twenty-second snippets that are accumulating millions upon millions of listens. Just about an hour ago, Coi Leray blessed us with her brand new music video for “No More Parties” featuring Lil Durk, and it’s nothing that you want to sleep on. This visual finds them in what looks like Los Angeles, the morning after a crazy house party, while Coi + Durk clear out the party-goers & deal with the mess that was left behind. Shout out to the Reel Goats for helping Coi bring this one to life, everyone involved in this process did a fantastic job. Watch this brand new visual below!

A Conversation with Maaly Raw

One of the most promising producers in this industry is an artist who goes by the name of Maaly Raw. The Philly native has been on an absolute tear lately. Racking up credits from some of the best in the industry, the up and coming icon is just getting started, but has already made a name for himself as someone you need to go to if you’re trying to make a hit. I didn’t want to just sit back and admire him from a far, so a little while back, I sat down to chop it up about music and life with Maal and this is what he had to say! — Sam: I’d love to hear more about you man! So tell me about where you’re from and what got you into music. Maal: I’m from Philly! I got into beats at like age 16. My cousin was doing beats prior to me starting up. He’s a little older than me, so every time I would go to his crib, I’d be making beats and stuff like that. One day though, I was like, man show me how to do the and he taught me like a basic step …