A Conversation w/ Trippie Redd: Success of ‘A Love Letter To You 4’, Perfecting His Craft, New Album Ideas & More

Photo Credit: Aidan Cullen It goes without saying that within the music realm, time can move incredibly fast. With the release of new music every single Friday, it can often blow past us actually how long certain projects have been released and how long certain artists have been actively making music for. So much so, as we sometimes scroll through our personal libraries of music and select that one project from 2017 and go, “wait, that came out that long ago?”. For me, this was a real-life scenario, and the artist in mind was Trippie Redd. On my journey through memory lane, I ended up back at Trippie’s debut commercial mixtape A Love Letter To You, which was released in May of 2017–almost three years ago. Being exposed to his music around that time, it really does not seem like that long ago, but the way music is today, makes it seem like lightyears ago. From that project to present-day Trippie Redd, his career has been a roller coaster full of many ups and some downs as well. Nonetheless, Trippie has done enough = groundwork to solidify himself amongst not only the new school, but the previous generation of rappers as …

Death – [Trippie Redd] ft. [DaBaby]

By Danny Adams Renowned hitmaker Trippie Redd is gearing up for a huge end of the year. With the past couple singles he has recently dropped off of his upcoming project A Love Letter To You 4, he’s back with another banger called “Death”. DJ Paul produced this joint with some clear Three-Six Mafia as well as other southern trap influences, giving Trippie the opportunity to get a bit morbid which isn’t necessarily uncharacteristic of the young artist. He also brought on DaBaby, one of the brightest young talents in rap today, for an incredible verse. When it comes to DaBaby, it seems like he has an entire archive of different flows that he has perfected and just closes his eyes and picks one because it’s evident that he’ll destroy any verse on any beat. I really enjoyed Trippie in this song because the aggression he used in his lyrics could really be felt, and although he rapped a bit more than sang, it was a welcome and refreshing change of pace. If “Death” and the rest of the singles he’s been releasing having any say in the way Trippie’s year is going to end, then he might just come …

The Talents To Come Out Of Homewood Flossmoor High School

Over the past five years of covering the Chicago music scene, interviewing artists, and making relationships with these creatives, I have noticed something that I believe is super intriguing: there have been so many talented individuals who went to Homewood Flossmoor High School at (or around) the same time. It’s not too often that you see this many extraordinary creatives come out of the same place at once — at least I have never heard of something like this before — but even more so, I think it’s a rarity for to have this type of talent come out of the same school especially in the same field. I believe that a big part of this should be credited to the opportunities that Homewood Flossmoor provides to their students, in all avenues, but especially in the music field. The school has engaged students in music industry classes, Jazz orchestra courses, holding rap contests (and giving out prizes to the winners), shooting music videos for their senior students at times, giving them their own radio show to practice freestyling + DJ’ing, and they even take their bands on extraordinary trips to places like Japan. It’s crazy to think about what can …

Watch Femdot on the NoOneCares Podcast

I apologize because I am admittedly a few weeks late to this article, but while he was in Denver on tour with Tobi Lou, Chicago native femdot chopped it up with the NoOneCares podcast for an interview & the final product was amazing! The amazing host Devin asked femdot about a ton of topics such as how tour life has been going for him, his new project 94 Camry Music, being a storyteller, the Myspace days, his ‘brick by brick’ mentality, the idea of college, graduating from DePaul + what he wants to do with his degree, the importance of individuals like Power 92’s DJ HotRod, his hip-hop influences, what it was like working with Rockie Fresh, wanting to be a professor in the future, Tobi Lou, the talent coming out of Chicago, speaking things into existence, giving out scholarships at his alma mater and so much more. This is one of the best interviews femdot has ever done, so any true fan of him would be crazy to not check this one out, press play below!


Today, an artist who goes by the name of SEBASTIAN PAUL is hitting the pages of Lyrical Lemonade for the release of his brand new track entitled “INDULGE”. I’ve heard a good amount of his music before and it’s easy to tell that the artist has immense talent; but after really taking the time to listen to this brand new offering, there’s no doubt in my mind that he has what it takes to take this thing as far as he wants it to go. This is a really tight track that I think a lot of people will like. The edgy yet groovy guitar riffs are some of my favorite ones that I’ve heard in a while. SEBASTIAN has an infectious and high octane voice that you really won’t be able to resist. What’s even more impressive is the fact that he wrote and produced this whole track by himself. This is an accomplishment in itself. It just shows how seriously he takes his music and it’s definitely felt in this one! I’ve attached the Spotify link down below to SEBASTIAN PAUL’s latest track. Give it a listen and let us know what you think!

Watch Nardwuar interview The Roots

Nardwuar never fails to provide an interesting & thought provoking interview which is one of the many reasons why I love his platform, and a couple of weeks back he dropped an awesome new interview with the legendary Questlove and Black Thought of The Roots! You will find these three goats speaking about plenty of subjects including Dick Gregory, The Watts Prophets, Questlove’s short career as a journalist, The Roots old collective The Foreign Objects, NY – Philly Rap Connection, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Parliament, collecting 8-tracks, Philadelphia icons, Divine Beings, Questlove being a great drummer & other great drummers, Paulette and Tayya Winley & their father, Hakeem Olajuwon’s rap record, Allen Iverson’s old songs, the White Boys, Angela Davis, Mr. T and much more. Watch this brand new interview below!

Watch DJ Paul’s brand new interview with Berner

Berner has been creating a super dope platform with his new Berner’s Round Table, and the legendary DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia was the latest guest on his episode! They spoke about plenty of things such as how often he has to clear samples, being in the game for about three decades, influencing people through music, his catalog, crunk music, working with Pimp C & Bun B, tour stories, the artists he has signed, random celebrities he has partied with, when he first moved from Memphis to LA, his father teaching him out to be a businessman, working on movies and TV shows, Hustle & Flow, bringing the Oscar award to restaurants, producers now compared to back in the day and he even drops off some legendary stories. Take about an hour out of your day to watch this interview featuring one of hip-hop greats!

Watch Lil Uzi Vert’s latest interview with Nardwuar

The last time that we saw Lil Uzi Vert and Nardwuar connect it ended in Lil Uzi running out of the stadium they were in while Nardwuar chased him, and just a few minutes ago we got the brand new interview from the two GOATS. Nardwuar was able to get Lil Uzi Vert for a few minutes at Rolling Loud to make for a quick interview, and you will find them speaking about things such as the Lil Uzi Vert air fresher, his DJ Paul and his father, taking a huge stage dive at the last Rolling Loud before this interview ended just the same as the last one! Check out this brand new interview 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 …

Champion – [99 Neighbors]

With the common and recurring success of solo acts, its always refreshing when you come stumble upon a band/group that are absolutely killing it. Making their Lyrical Lemonade debut today is a collective of artists who go by the name of 99 Neighbors; And when I say artists, there is definitely no shortage. Whether it’s musicians, photographers, graphic designers etc., 99 Neighbors is made up of a myriad of people who just love to create! On the music side there is an extensive yet impressive team that is comprised of Caleb “Somba” Hoh (Head Producer), Sam Paulino (singer/songwriter/rapper), Hank “HANKNATIVE” Collins (singer/songwriter/rapper), Connor “Swank” Stankevich (songwriter and rapper), Jared “JFear” Fier (DJ and producer), Julian “Juju” Segar Reid (instrumentalist and producer), Aidan Otsby (singer), Luie “Luopo” La Hart (producer) Sofia “Philosofie” Darovskikh (singer/songwriter/producer). The whole group is rounded out by their graphic designer, Shane Kaseta and manager, Cal Rawlings.  Their song Champion is what truly caught my eye. With a roster that is as large as this one, you would expect a beautiful work of art that is brought together by so many intricate pieces and thats exactly what you get with this one. This upbeat ballad highlights the importance …