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Cash In Cash Out – [Pharrell Williams] ft. [21 Savage] & [Tyler, the Creator]

There is no denying that when certain artists are featured on a song, it is going to immediately receive millions of plays and be heard all over the world. Some musicians just have that it factor that isn’t attainable, it’s just something they’re born with, and if you have any reason to say that Pharrell doesn’t have it, then I think you need to take a one-way trip to the hospital for a checkup. The same goes for Tyler, the Creator and 21 Savage, and although all three of these artists are cut from completely different cloths, they just know how to make a song good, and that is more than clear in the Pharrell-produced song “Cash In Cash Out” that just dropped a few days ago. Whether we’re talking about the impeccable instrumental from Skateboard P, the addicting hook and first verse from 21, or Tyler’s second verse that really drives things home and completes this song in the hardest, most enthralling fashion possible, there isn’t a single part of this record that’s imperfect. Although this isn’t a surprise, it’s just so cool to see these three diverse musicians come together and knock it out of the park in …

Critical – [No Savage] [Gizwop]

If you have been paying close attention to No Savage and co. within Washginton D.C.’s rap scene you’ve likely heard Savage and others shout-out their homie Gizwop in songs since first gaining notoriety and over the past year we have seen Gizwop go from a lyric to a fellow artist, collaborating with his day-ones Baby Jamo and No Savage earning love from their already well-established fanbase as well as the rest of the city as his name started to ring out. He first caught my attention along with Baby Jamo on their track ‘Dog Em’ where Giz creeps over the beat with his nonchalant and self-assured flow. I hope we get a full-length mixtape from Gizwop at some point soon and also feel like No Savage’s mainstream moment is right around the corner if he is able to stay as consistent as he has been for several years now.

DIE BOUT IT – [Lil Gnar]

Atlanta is known for having an all-out surplus of skilled emcees, but it seems like if you’re not in the mainstream part of the music scene there, it can be easy to get overshadowed. Well, this is at least typically the case, but Lil Gnar has been really good at diversifying his sonic and creative portfolio in order to avoid being overlooked, and I am beyond glad about that because his inventive mind is just too much of a force to be ignored. As the years go on, it seems like he only continues to see his stock price go up, and recently, that price has risen way higher than ever before, with each move he makes contributing to the pinnacle of it all in the form of a project called DIE BOUT IT. This album is a perfect compilation of all the Ws that Gnar has seen over the past year or so with 18 songs that span just short of 50 minutes long. Of these records, there are singles that I have been bumping constantly including “New Bugatti” featuring Ski Mask the Slump God and Chief Keef, “Diamond Choker” with Lil Uzi Vert, “Missiles” which dropped over a …

OH NAH OH NAH – [93FEETOFSMOKE] ft. [Kamiyada+]

Music is full of characters, personalities, and an innumerable number of individuals who are unapologetically themselves, and I am forever grateful for the ones who stay true to who they are rather than trying to switch things up in order to follow certain trends or fit into certain borders. I feel like there are certain types of music or subgenres that definitely are better at this than others, and even though it can be hard to describe exactly what kind of music 93FEETOFSMOKE makes due to his sheer skill set and versatility, he never conforms just because that’s what others do. I’ve become the most familiar with his work on certain tracks with artists like ITSOKTOCRY, Shinigami, LiL Lotus, and Savage Ga$p, among others, but I have been wanting to catch up even more considering I’ve enjoyed these offerings so much, so I was thrilled to see that he dropped a brand-new self/Aaron Osborne-produced track with Kamiyada+ called “OH NAH OH NAH”. Of course, the music video that was directed by both 93 himself and phvzes is unbelievable as they take a small function and turn it into an all-out rager, but the song became stuck deep in my head …

Already Better! (MHM!) – [2face Pronto]

2face Pronto is one of the more intriguing artists coming out of the west side of Atlanta. Today he dropped off a brand new single produced by j4yr1zzy entitled “Already Better.” I came across Pronto’s music via the recommendation of a producer I work with. Once I checked out the TikTok and the rest of his snippets I slowly started to dive deeper into his discography. The thing that I gravitated to was how bouncy his flow was and how different his voice inflections were. It reminded me of how two other prominent Atlanta artists I know flow on a track and those are Young Thug and Sofaygo. Of course, 2face Pronto has a while to get to that point but after chopping it up with him via dm I got a better understanding of who he was and his method behind the madness. He’s still a teenager at 18, but he’s going to turn 19 next month. Even though he’s from the westside of Atlanta he expressed to me that some of his inspirations include Young Thug, Fetty Wap, Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, Kodak, Migos, 90s R&B, and more. Even though he only started making music in 2020, he …

Different – [Kuttem Reese]

It’s no secret that the Florida rap scene has a special place in my heart, but even after finding out about a ton of different artists throughout the years, there are a few that always stand out to me, and I know that whenever they drop something new, I have to tune in. Kuttem Reese is an artist who I found out about later than most, but ever since I first heard some of his music, I knew that he was a force in the music business, and I have been tapping in every chance I get. After receiving nods from superstars like 21 Savage, Lil Durk, Rod Wave, and fellow Floridian Hotboii, the 20-year-old talent has been amassing millions of plays and views which in turn has to result in millions of dollars as well, and that’s not something that he’ll let you forget while listening. After releasing his debut mixtape Kutt Dat Boy last year to critical acclaim, he is back like he never left with his video single “Different”, and I couldn’t be more eager to share it with you all. The beat was produced by Yakree and Nile Waves who include some inebriating 808s and eardrum-tickling …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash

June 17th-19th in Chicago at Douglass Park Tickets available at: www.thesummersmash.com   Performers in alphabetical order: 2 Chainz 347Aidan AG Club Autumn! Corbin BabySantana Babytron BabyxSosa BIA Bktharula Chase B (DJ set) CP D Savage DCG Brothers Destroy Lonely DJ Scheme (DJ set) Dreamer Isioma Dreezy Elijah Wallace Famous Dex Fedd The God Femdot First Class Bee Flo Milli G Herbo GloUpJake (DJ set) Homicide Gang IAYZE KaiDontTrap Kali Kankan Katie Got Bandz Kelo of Dopeness Ken Car$on Key Glock Lancey Foux Lil Skies Lil Tecca Lil Tracy Lucki Nardo Wick Noza Jordan Ohgeesy Playboi Carti *** Pollari Polo G Post Malone *** Pouya & Fat Nick Rico Nasty Roy French Sheck Wes Sid Shane Ski Mask The Slump God Slump6s $not Sojabrat Sonny Supa BWE Tink Trippie Redd Tyla Yaweh Warhol.SS Wiz Khalifa Yeat Young Thug & Gunna (Joint set) *** Yung Bans ZacFTP & Friends (DJ set) Zach Bia (DJ set) ZZZ & TBA Special Guest Performances  

Like Randy – [Lil Motor]

Birmingham’s king-making video director director Niles Bryant is back this week with a new collaboration alongside Winston Salem, North Carolina rapper Lil Motor who has been cultivating a loyal cult-following over the past several years with consistent videos, dynamic flows, and playfully savage wordplay. This new video for Motor’s track “Like Randy” features Motor rapping over characteristically Birmingham-sounding production, showing just how far Birmingham’s influence is spreading across the south. Motor’s delivery is extremely impassioned as he spits through each bar with clear anunciation and charismatic bravado. Keep an eye on Lil Motor over the course of the rest of 2022 as he is poised to be one of the next North Carolina artists to knock on mainstream rap’s door.

Nast B and Xanman – Off The Top

Nast B is someone I’m not familiar with, but after hearing his new song “Off The Top” featuring Xanman, I was very interested in learning more about him. Well known for his tracks ‘Moneybag’, ‘Kick in tha Door’, ‘452 Bars’ and ‘Right Hand’, Nast has steadily been creating a name for himself outside of the tri-state area. He has had the opportunity to collaborate with Q Da Fool, No Savage, and Zoey Dollaz in the past. However “Off The Top” featuring Xanman, sets the tone for what we can expect for Nast B in 2022. “Getting to the bag I’m on top with my business, I’m never going to stop cause I know why I’m in it.” Shot by Nast B’s head videographer 95 Productions, the video captures the free-flowing vibe that Nast and Xanman create in this song. I enjoyed listening to Nast B’s smooth flow and humble demeanor mixed with Xanman’s unique style of off-beat rap mimics. This song proves that both DMV rappers can create a fun energetic track and still showcase their talents at the same time. I love seeing artists use the back and forth flow amongst each other because when it’s done correctly, you …

Certified Diamond Hit-Maker Tank God Releases “Owe U Sum” ft Tyla Yaweh

2x Grammy-nominated producer Tank God, is transitioning from producer to artist with his new single “Owe U Sum”. The 23-year-old hitmaker is best known for the 8x platinum Post Malone’s smash hit “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage. Since then, Tank has signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV and released his independent self-titled project in July 2017. He also went on to produce records for A$AP Rocky, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Chris Brown, Lil Tjay, and Chris Brown. Originally set to release last year, “Owe U Sum” was created during Tank’s birthday celebration. When the unreleased record was played, Rap’s boldest rockstar, Tyla Yaweh, immediately fell in love with the record. “I made Owe U Sum last year on my birthday. I went to Tyla’s house to chill and played him the record. He instantly loved it and immediately wanted to hop on the song,” he explained. “He had a studio set up at his house and I recently learned how to engineer, so I recorded his verse right there on spot! We shot the video a couple of weeks later. I’ve been dealing with transitioning from being a producer to an artist and I finally felt like it was time …