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Rich Girls – [Sachi]

A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to sit down and talk to an up and coming artist named Sachi. If the name looks familiar to you, that’s because we have featured him many times on the pages on Lyrical Lemonade. With the anticipation of his latest song release, I thought that this was a great chance to get an inside look at who Sachi is and learn more about why he has such a bright future in this industry. Sachi’s musical journey was definitely a journey to say the least. He started playing guitar when he was 7 and started singing when he was 10. At age 16, he auditioned for a talent agency in Orlando and ended up staying there; He was a part of a band and appeared on TV shows. Once that stint was over, he moved back to his hometown of Philly and started taking music seriously. Once he realized this was a passion of his, he moved to LA after high school and tried to just figure it all out. One thing led to another and Sachi ended up meeting his manager. Picking up to where we are today, Sachi is still …

Wap Konn Jòj! – [Mach-Hommy]

Mach Hommy has to be one of the most interesting characters in underground rap. From the unusually expensive prices he charges for his music to his in-your-face delivery of convoluted bars, sometimes spit in French, he’s someone I’m always someone I’m excited to hear from. Wap Konn Jòj!, his newest project, is just 19 minutes, but it makes for quite the cohesive musical journey and is definitely one of my favorite releases of the year. The guest-list on here is stacked. As usual, we get a couple verses from Tha God Fahim, who never disappoints, and we also get verses from Earl Sweatshirt, Your Old Droog, and Quelle Chris. As far as Mach-Hommy on here, he impresses as expected. His trademark delivery that effortlessly demands attention is present, and his bars are complex as ever, full of double entendres and notable rhyme schemes. The bars all throughout are memorable, and he’ll come through with some pretty catchy refrains at times that stick with the listener. The project flows very meticulously, and if there’s one word to describe the overarching mood of the project, it’s spooky. The eeriest track has to be “Eedeot Bwoy” with Tha God Fahim & Your Old …

PLANET – [MIKE]

New York-based rapper MIKE has been at the core of the city’s experimental hip-hop boom. He’s gotten noticed by hip-hop fans for a style marked by clever, self-reflective rhymes over distorted, chopped-up soul samples, and this signature sound continues to prosper on “PLANET”. The new song and music video by the rising rapper showcases his penchant for masterful flows, letting his mind loose in the form of airtight raps filled with raw moments of vulnerability. As a member of the underground sLUms NYC collective and a mentee of Earl Sweatshirt, the influence of MIKE’s cohorts resonates clearly on “PLANET”. The glitchy loop produced by Adé Hakim acts as an apathetic, glitchy backdrop to MIKE’s raps, and his mumbly, heavy cadences carry a similar weight to something off Earl’s ‘Some Rap Songs’. The music video for “PLANET” matches MIKE’s perplexing mind with grainy found footage and black-and-white shots of the rapper himself, a simple visual directed by Conor Prunty that does just enough to bring the song’s character to life. “PLANET” is a single off MIKE’s new mixtape which also dropped today, titled ‘tears of joy’. Watch the video for “PLANET” below, and if you like what you hear, check out …

Squashmatch – [Mavi]

Honestly, when sitting down to write about the latest single from Mavi, “Squashmatch,” I questioned whether or not it was even worth saying anything about the song simply out of fear that my writing wouldn’t fully capture its prowess. Thankfully so, the budding talent decided to throw the lyrics of the song in the description on SoundCloud, and after reading through each line probably about four or five times at this point, I can confirm that Mavi has to be in consideration as one of rap’s premier upcoming lyricists right now. At face value, his technical skills are unmatched, but even deeper below the surface, Mavi is wise beyond his years in a way that you rarely ever see in an artist. I’m sure the Earl Sweatshirt comparisons get tiresome for Mavi, but honestly, It’s tough to remember the last time I felt this excited about someone’s lyricism other than, well, Earl. Mavi is a gem of an artist and the kind of storyteller who only comes around once in a generation, so I would recommend showing him some love. Fresh off the release of his recent two-pack, comprised of “alone” and “iwont/elevatorpitch,” Mavi has done it yet again, and …

Easter Sunday 97 – [ZelooperZ] Ft. [Earl Sweatshirt]

Detroit native ZelooperZ is certainly no stranger to our website and this evening he is finding himself back on our platform with the release of his brand new music video for “Easter Sunday” featuring Earl Sweatshirt. Hundreds of thousands of songs get released on the internet everyday but this one is by far the best one you will hear all day, I know that’s a bold statement but it’s true, it’s a 10/10 in my book. Between the soulful production and the tremendous verses there’s truly nothing to dislike in my opinion, I’m going to be bumping this for at least the rest of the week and I hope to see these two work together more in the future. Watch this brand new visual below and if you like what you see then be sure to share this track with a friend! Produced by Black Noi$e

Veins Freestyle – [Jero]

I always get a weird sort of satisfaction whenever I can share some new talent out of the Windy City, and today we have a creative by the name of Jero making his LL debut with his brand new track titled “Veins Freestyle”. If you are a fan of Earl Sweatshirt then prepare to be greeted by a familiar instrumental, as Jero remixed “Veins” off of Earl’s last project Some Rap Songs that I loved a ton, and wow Jero impressed over this beat. Get in tune with this Chicago emcee by [pressing play below and if you like what you hear then be sure to give him a follow on Twitter here.

Easter Sunday – [ZelooperZ] ft. [Earl Sweatshirt]

ZelooperZ is back again this year with a new project, Dyn-o-mite, releasing on streaming services next week, just a few months after the impressive Wild Card from earlier this year. The track “Easter Sunday” features none other than the top-tier new school MC, Earl Sweatshirt, who is coming fresh off his mind-bending and boundary-pushing Some Rap Songs, an album that arrived late last year. The two-minute track is split pretty evenly between ZelooperZ and Earl, who both snap as they each rap for about a minute. ZelooperZ starts the track off with a really great verse, and Earl doesn’t disappoint, dropping a lyrically dense, intoxicating verse featuring multiple quotables as always. The beat on here, courtesy of Black Noi$e, is absolutely mesmerizing, featuring a beautiful and uplifting grand piano sample, along with some funky bass. Check out this track, along with the rest of the album a week early by supporting on Bandcamp below! Dyn-o-mite by ZelooperZ

Papaya! – [Malci]

The criminally overlooked Chicago emcee and producer Malci is here with his newest project Papaya!, released today. This arrives nearly two years after his last project DO YOU KNOW YOURSELF, my personal introduction to Malci and one of my favorite overall projects to come out of 2017. Now he’s back in 2019 with Papaya!, which is an exciting release, as it heads in a completely different creative direction than his previous project. Production-wise, this project features primarily synth-based, glitchy and atmospheric beats along with field recordings. It’s seventeen tracks, but doesn’t overstay its welcome in the slightest, clocking in around thirty-four minutes, following this many-short-songs album format that some of my other recent favorite albums have followed by artists like Earl Sweatshirt, Slauson Malone, and Lucki.  Papaya! ends up making for an extremely cohesive and engaging listen that only leaves the listener wanting more from Malci. There are some really interesting genre-bending soundscapes on here along with melodic and enjoyable production throughout. “The 40 Oz Endorsement” perfectly encapsulates the record, as it features otherworldly production underlying Malci talking about thrifting a nice outfit, beating three Final Fantasy games, and shouting about drinking 40s “because they work”. The track “Byzantine Way” …

LL Presents: The Matty Wood$ Q&A

Matty Wood$ is a creative out of St. Louis who I have been covering here on our website for some years now, but when he was recently in Chicago I brought him to the Lyrical Lemonade office for our first conversation face to face, and in turn we now have a dope new Q&A for the fans! Not only is Matty a super talented artist who creates great music, he has the overall look & charisma of a superstar and he just might be one of the funniest rappers I have ever met, and I am sure those traits will help him down the road. Most importantly, Matty has a great group of solid individuals around him in his 2200 crew that are going to keep him improving at all times, the sky is truly the limit for this young legend. Stream his latest album I’l Be Fine below while you check out the Q&A, and after you’re done be sure to follow Matty on Twitter here! — EM: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself.   MW: You know who it is, Tony T, Matty …

Turning The Camera Around: Interviewer Spotlight

Even in the age of social media, where artists can constantly connect and speak to an endless number of fans with the click of a few buttons, the art of the sit-down interview will never be lost or, for that matter, replaced. From the intricate details of Nardwuar interviews to the knowledgeable conversations of Elliott Wilson, these interviews are what adds a dimension of background and personality to the musicians we know and love, and for that, they demand appreciation. Whether explaining obscure childhood stories, the meaning of albums, their influences, or any other plethora of topics, musicians tend to open up when paired with the right interviewer, and the benefit of these conversations is for all to enjoy. Interviews provide fans with background, insight, and nowadays, viral moments, offering up endless entertainment that satisfies casual listeners and stans alike. They allow artists an opportunity to communicate their messages and aspirations on a level far more profound than a simple tweet, and consequently, an opportunity to breathe new life into the music that soundtracks the lives of so many. Here at Lyrical Lemonade, we’re constantly posting new interviews with all of our favorite artists to learn more about the masterminds …