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HOW TO KILL A BIGGIE BEAT DURING QUARANTINE – [Reno Shakur]

Reno Shakur is a talented, up and coming, 21-year-old artist out of Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta native has been doing music consistently for about six years, while regarding Outkast, Kanye West, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Tupac, and Eminem as his idols. Although Reno does not seek prominence, he is determined to leave his mark on the world through his relentless rap style and lyrical display. Reno recently won Pro Era affiliate CJ Fly’s “City We From” rap challenge, with his submission beating out fifty-nine other competing participants. Reno is part of the creative talent agency “FILO,” which I am 1/3 co-founder and a primary A&R. Before recruiting Reno, what immediately caught my attention is his genuine emotion, sheer confidence, and raw aggression in his music, leaving no room for filter nor timidity in his lyrics. For those unfamiliar, Reno’s latest freestyle over the Notorious B.I.G.’s famous “Kick In The Door” classic serves as evidence of Shakur’s belief in himself. Failure to properly go over such a legendary DJ Premier instrumental, (or any beat of Premo’s for that matter) should be considered a form of hip-hop sacrilege, breaking the unwritten rule of respect between the artist and producer. Similar to how a …

Watch Eminem on Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson

Eminem is one of the GOATs and a living legend in the hip-hop community, and Mike Tyson is also the GOAT in his own right, so when two living legends sit down for a great conversation like this one, it’s only right that you give them your utmost attention. You will find these guys talking about several subjects including how he got started making music, being inspired by LL Cool J & Run DMC, The Hip Hop Shop in Detroit, J. Dilla and Slum Village, losing to MC Juice in a rap battle back in the day in Ohio, how he first got in tune with Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, how proud he is of his daughter Hailie, Mike being a part of the “Godzilla” music video directed by Lyrical Lemonade’s own Cole Bennett, Em sparring with his buddies as a youth, working with Jay-Z, Mike’s appearance in The Hangover, Eminem’s his greatest accomplishment and he even asked Mike a handful of questions about his fighting days. This is by far the best Eminem interview that I have ever watched, Mike and Eben brought out the best in him, hopefully we get the part two soon but for the …

Heaven or Hell – [Don Toliver]

Just a couple years back, a mysterious spaceship crash landed on earth. What has emerged through the smoke of it happened to be no one other than the Houston-native Don Toliver. For those who still may be a bit unfamiliar with him and his back catalogue, he caught his first big break in his career after the release of Travis Scott’s major studio album Astroworld, as he was featured on the song “Can’t Say”. Shortly after the release of Astroworld, it had been announced that Don was the newest signee to Travis Scott’s record label Cactus Jack Records. At that moment was the beginning of Don Tolivers ascension into the rap industry. Being featured on Eminem’s Music To Be Murdered By album, and providing one of the standout tracks on the Jackboys EP late last year on “Had Enough”, Don has been making some pretty substantial moves to help solidify himself at such an early stage in his career. At last, here we are just a few short months into the new year and Don Toliver has premiered his new project titled Heaven or Hell. “You got two choices, either heaven or hell” Don raps on the late 2019 cut “Had Enough” on the Jackboys EP. Little did we know, that would …

Godzilla – [Eminem] Ft. [Juice WRLD]

Eminem is a GOAT in the music world and holds a special place in all of our hearts here at Lyrical Lemonade, he was a staple in our childhoods + has remained there for years now, so when we found our Cole was going to be shooting a music video for “Godzilla” featuring Juice WRLD, we were STOKED! Eminem & Cole dropped the preview of this visual a few days ago and it has had the internet going up ever since, and after just premiering on YouTube just a few minutes ago this music video already has well over 500,000 views. I have witnessed Cole’s progression from damn near the start of Lyrical Lemonade, as many of you fans have, and I think it’s safe to say that this is the HARDEST he has ever went on a music video, a bold statement considering his tremendous catalog but it’s just that good. The same can be said for Eminem too, he has provided us with an unbelievable number of hit records over the years, but as a lifelong fan, I have to say that this is one of my favorites from him yet! Hopefully, we get to see these two …

When To Say When & Chicago Freestyle – [Drake]

Drake is the biggest artist in the world and he has been for the past decade-plus, so late last night when he released two brand new records, of course, the internet & music world was shocked! The first record “When To Say When” featured a sample from one of Jay-Z’s biggest records “Song Cry”, and as soon as I heard the instrumental I just knew that Drake was about to do some damage, and in my opinion he gave us one of the best songs of his career. On the second record “Chicago Freestyle” he pays homage to one of the GOATS Eminem, referencing his classic song ‘Superman” on one of the most catchy bars in the song, but all in all this two-piece that Drake gave us will be both viewed as classics when it’s all said and done. Listen to both of these terrific jams below & see which one you enjoy more!

Watch Lil Wayne’s brand new interview on Drink Champs

Lil Wayne is one of the greatest musicians walking the planet, hands down, and he recently stopped by the Drink Champs Podcast for an amazing new interview! DJ EFN & N.O.R.E asked Lil Wayne about plenty of topics such as how he influenced a whole generation of artists, his brand new album The Funeral, holding down Cash Money Records for years, some of his old classic mixtapes, how he helped start Drake’s successful career, the Drake vs Wayne Tour, how he first started skateboarding, how genuine of a person that Jay-Z is, how he led Young Money to the empire that they became, the stretch of amazing features he did, all of his fantastic mixtapes, New Orleans & Miami, all of his radio hits, Swizz Beatz & Mannie Fresh bring the best out of him, his thoughts on Eminem, the days when Cash Money would land helicopters on stage, his Superbowl prediction, his sports agency, helping Nicki Minaj start her career, his alcohol Bumbu and so much more. This is easily one of the best Lil Wayne interviews that I have ever watched, shout out to NORE & DJ EFN for putting this together, you guys do great work for …

LL Presents: The Henry AZ Q&A

I first found out about Henry AZ about a year or so ago because he was uploading multiple freestyles that were going viral on the internet, and then seemingly not too long after, he signed a record deal with the LEGEND Juicy J! Whenever a GOAT like Juicy shows that he believes a young upcoming artist has some talent + potential, as a hip-hop head, it’s only right that you pay closer attention. Now is the perfect time for you to get familiar with Henry AZ because he just released a brand new project titled Roommates that has some solid music + some big times features from the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Freddie Gibbs, Famous Dex and more. Take some time out of your Friday to read this brand new Q&A with Henry AZ below + while you’re at it make sure to stream this new tape via Spotify, and if you like what you hear then make sure to follow him on Instagram here!   EM: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself.  Henry AZ: My real name is Henry Anzola and that’s really …

Music To Be Murdered By – [Eminem]

“If I was half as good as I was, I’m still twice as good as you’ll ever be.” -Eminem on “Premonition (Intro) Currently, there aren’t too many artists that are afforded the luxury of being able to release an entire full-length project with no warning what so ever. Come to think of it, there aren’t even many legacy acts that can release albums in this matter. Being active for well over 20 years now, a lot of us can agree that Eminem has had a project or two that have stuck with us during our upbringing. As of late, he hasn’t been getting the recognition that he deserves, due to the lackluster outing we received on his 2017 album Revival. Feeling dismayed by the responses of that album, Eminem came right back in 2018 with the surprise album Kamikaze in which he strayed away from the pop sound of the last album and went back to more of his Hip-Hop roots. Better critically received this time, yet still received some backlash for his means of dedicating the entire album replying those who dissed him over the years. Here we are in 2020 and Eminem seems to put the nail in the coffin and …

A Conversation with DJ Premier: One Of The Best Yet

DJ Premier is a pioneer of hip-hop and an absolute living legend, he has accomplished an astonishing amount in his career and just about a month ago he released his latest masterpiece, a brand new Gang Starr album titled One Of The Best Yet. I grew up a huge fan of Gang Starr in my adolescent years as I am sure many of the people reading this did as well, so when I first head about this new album I was in complete shock, partially because their last album prior to this came out way back in 2003 and also because it has been nearly a decade since the passing of the legendary emcee Guru who made up of one half of the group. This was the first time in his career that DJ Premier had to piece together an album without Guru by his side helping him compose it, he had previously recorded verses that we anywhere from 10-20 years old and he somehow managed to craft it into a tremendous + memorable body of work. Needless to say, when I got the opportunity to interview one of my idols and someone who I have studied like DJ Premier, …

Watch Royce Da 5’9″ on Sway In The Morning

Royce Da 5’9″ has had two straight years with back to back phenomenal album releases, he is a grade-A artist with immense talent, and he was the latest guest on Sway’s legendary interview platform. The three terrific hosts asked him about plenty of topics including his new single “Black Savage”, his latest album The Best of the Bar Exam, his new forthcoming album that he is working on, dealing with sample clearance issues, producing his own music, responding to socially unintelligent people + situations, Nick Cannon coming at Eminem, his sobriety, getting an independent for almost his entire career, his Slaughterhouse days, controversies that he has had to overcome, advice he would give to younger artists, his thoughts on award shows and he even broke down some of his lyrics! Watch this amazing new interview below.