A Conversation with Armani White: A True Gem in The Industry

Here at Lyrical Lemonade, we pride ourselves on highlighting the gems that are circulating throughout the musical world. This is sometimes a hard thing to do when you take into account all of the facades and copy catters that are constantly coming and going. Nevertheless though, our mission remains the same as we strive to bring the best talent to our pages day in and day out. That said, today, I’m extremely excited to bring to our pages one of those gems. If you haven’t heard of Armani White, then let this be the last day you are able to say that. The West Philadelphia rapper has been taking the Hip-Hop world by storm and he’s truly just getting started. Out of all of the rappers I catch myself listening to Armani exudes a certain poise and realness that can only described as infectious. Once you listen to him, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. A couple of days ago, I got the chance to hop on the phone with White to get a deeper look into who he is as a person and an artist; The interview was one of the most fun that I’ve had in a …

Kanye West ‘Jesus Is King’: A Visual and Audio Experience

“Stand up for my own. Even if I take this walk alone. I bow down to the king upon the throne. My life is His, I’m no longer my own” -Kanye West on “Closed on Sunday”, 2019 The ideology of change is something that most people do not cope well with, or accept so openly. People are afraid of those around them changing into someone they never thought they’d see. Some people are afraid of those around them changing to become better than they are doing. Also, people are afraid of change within themselves—in fear of being placed in unfamiliar territories within their life. One area in the culture that change can be extremely neglected and frowned upon can be the music industry. Kanye West happens an individual who has gone through many changes all throughout his life, musical career, and his overall legacy on this earth.  Retroactively speaking, Kanye started out as the kid in Roc-a-Fella who was just known as the beatmaker of the clique. What came afterwards happened to be one of the most impactful artists of this generation. Had he not wanted that change for himself, he would have painted himself in a box early on …

Our 50 Favorite Kid Cudi Songs

Bravery in vulnerability. Honesty in the face of pain. Effortless trend-setting. Undying authenticity. Inimitable talent. Astonishing hooks, soaring highs, and heartfelt lows. Creative ambition. The list goes on. These attributes and so many more are what makes Kid Cudi a living legend. From his stature as one of the most sonically and aesthetically influential artists alive to an entire catalog of classic albums, mixtapes, features, and chart-topping singles, there’s no denying the sheer impact and importance of the Cleveland-bred artist. His contributions not only to music, but to mental health awareness, fashion, and even acting range over a broad palette of interests and ventures, all of which bring fans back to the one and only Scott Mescudi — a multi-talented star in every right and the kind of artist and human that only comes around once in a lifetime. For our team at Lyrical Lemonade and for countless others, Kid Cudi has soundtracked some of our best moments in life just as much as he’s saved and helped us in our worst. With this in mind, to say that Kid Cudi is an artist for all occasions is an understatement, and furthermore, to say that he’s touched countless lives is …

Slippin’ – [Elektra] ft. [ATM]

For any of our consistent readers here at Lyrical Lemonade, I’m sure you’ve heard me obsess over an artist named Elektra at one point or another in the past year or so. Equipped with one my favorite voices in music right now as well as an invigorating knack for songwriting, Elektra always seems to go above and beyond with each one of her releases, and today, she does just this yet again with her latest single, “Slippin’.” Featuring none other than ATM — another budding talent that I’ve written about several times and am quite fond of — “Slippin’” is the free-flowing, sun-soaked anthem for the summer that I needed from Elektra. The contrast between her lofty vocal runs and ATM’s effortlessly cool cadences is simply wonderful, and furthermore, from soaring hooks to ATM’s clever quotables, “Slippin’” is jam-packed with enough replay value to keep me on this song all summer long. It’s fun, it’s smooth, and it’s refreshing, all at once. That said, from a fan’s perspective, we truly couldn’t have asked for more from “Slippin’.” Unique as their talents may be, Elektra and ATM are a perfect pairing, so be sure to show some love and check out …

Rainy Blues – [ELEKTRA] ft. [Cor Blanco]

On several different occasions now, I’ve found myself entranced by the magical combination of ELEKTRA and Cor Blanco. Something about these two talents just clicks in regards to sonic and emotional appeal, and today, they’re here to prove it yet again with an undeniable new single, “Rainy Blues.” Dangling bursts of personality and passion over a refreshing, summery instrumental, this song has an ingrained charm that you simply can’t help but love. Per usual, ELEKTRA’s vocals match hand-in-hand with the palatial production, and to my surprise, Cor Blanco even throws in a stellar vocal feature here, adding his own twist of charisma into the mixture. With this, “Rainy Blues” seamlessly illustrates the vivid connotation of a rainy day, concocting a song that seemingly exists on a cloud of beautiful sound that rolls right by and demands to be thrown on repeat. That said, this one is yet another fantastic effort from the duo, so be sure to check it out at the link below!

Our 50 Favorite Wiz Khalifa Songs

In the music world, influence manifests itself in many different ways. Whether it be sonically — changing the sounds that artists use and often creating some sort of new trend and/or subgenre in the process — or aesthetically — changing the “cool” styles in music and the lifestyles that artists speak about in their songs — influence can arrive packaged as a quick viral moment or a lasting flame, both of which hold value in their own rights.  Pittsburgh’s own, the Taylor Gang representative himself, Wiz Khalifa, is one of the rare talents who comes around and entirely shifts the culture in both of the aforementioned ways. Especially when he first came out, Wiz’s lanky, tattooed build and effortlessly cool stoner lifestyle made him a genuinely alluring artist, and while his personal style (snapbacks, the dyed patch of hair, etc.) was worthy of mention, the music was there to back it all up. Simply put, Wiz’s style, both on the mic and off, quickly set a standard for creatives and other artists to congregate toward, marking him as one of music’s most underrated culture-shifters of the last decade or so. Even further, beyond the influence that Wiz has had on a …

Green Tea – [Elektra]

My first introduction to Elektra arrived just about a month and a half ago, when the budding talent released her inimitably smooth single, “Shady,” alongside none other than producer Cor Blanco. Ever since, my excitement for the potential that Elektra holds has only skyrocketed, and today, she’s here to deliver on this with an incredible follow-up offering, “Green Tea.” Kicking things off with the hiss of a kettle of boiling water (presumably for making green tea), this song sets things off on a fitting note, as the listener is immediately primed for the subsequent relaxation and glassy vocals of Elektra. Cor Blanco’s decadent, guitar-based production lays the ground for the alluring singing to come in, and sure enough, Elektra comes through with a love-based story that will keep you captivated from the first second to the last. In such a way, “Green Tea” feels like a warm haze, seemingly wrapping around listeners until the water is boiled and the tea is ready to drink. Elektra snapped yet again, so check this song out below and let us know what you think in the comments! P.S. — There’s also a conversation to be had about how versatile of a producer Cor …

Shady – [Elektra]

I’ve been familiar with a producer by the name of Cor Blanco for quite some time now, and today, this knowledge has certainly helped me out, as it has led me to the discovery of an immaculate rising talent by the name of Elektra and her smooth new single, “Shady”. Combining the energy and ingrained bounce of electronic production with the seamlessly beautiful deliveries of an R&B song, this offering capitalizes in the areas of personality, attitude, and sound. Elektra uses her broad range of talents, both lyrical and sonic, to her advantage, and the result is a simplistic yet spectacular offering that I simply can’t seem to keep off of repeat. With this, Elektra and Cor Blanco are certainly a one-two punch when matched up together, and this musical cooperation shines through on “Shady” in just about every applicable sense. Check this one out at the link below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Do It On Sight – [ATM]

I remember finding ATM in our submissions about a year or so ago, and today he is back on our platform yet again with his brand new record titled “Do It On Sight”. ATM has never wasted time getting to it and that shows here as this song is under a minute & a half in length, but you can’t deny that he created a memorable record even with limited time. He connected with his right hand man Cor Blanco who produced this memorizing instrumental, and if you know anything about their past work together you know that this duo simply doesn’t miss. Listen to this brand new tune below and if you like it be sure to give ATM a follow on Soundcloud here.

Rush – [ATM]

ATM has appeared on our pages a number of times in the past, and today, he maintains the full-court pressure and makes yet another appearance with a brand new, ELEVATOR-premiered video entitled “Rush”. Directed by Lonewolf, these visuals perfectly match the upbeat, honeyed mood of the music. ATM clearly communicates how his girl makes him feel, and the music video is sure to reflect his passionate energy in ways the surpass anything one can do on a beat. Scenes of roses, hypnotic graphics, nature, and more cross the screen at an unstoppable pace, coming together to form a spectacular visual companion to add to ATM’s long resume of high-quality releases. If there’s one song that will make you a fan of this rapidly rising talent, it’s this one, so be sure not sleep. Click play at the link below and let us know what you think in the comments! Directed by Lonewolf Produced by Cor Blanco