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The Fall – [Brent Ewing] ft. [Zoey Dollaz]

For many artists, especially in Hip-Hop, dealing with illegal activities and imprisonment are things that they often don’t get to decide for themselves considering many of these talents were born into unfavorable situations. For Brent Ewing, a Carol City, Florida native, he used his time in the system to write music in order to help escape the reality he was dealing with. Much of his motivation comes from the fact that he desires to provide a better life for not only himself but his family in general, specifically his sister. Although Brent is a newer name in my Rolodex of artists, I knew I had to tune into his most recent offering “The Fall” because it featured Zoey Dollaz, one of the first artists that worked hard in order to put Florida on the map with regards to Rap and Hip-Hop music. Daz and Dylan Graham produced this single and they did a remarkable job of incorporating impactful strings and keys together with crisp percussion and a bouncy bassline that is sure to get any function bumping. Brent’s vocals begin right at the start as he hits every note he sings perfectly, but when it comes to the power behind …

1,000 – [Owen St]

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Owen St returns with a new music video for a currently unreleased song titled “1,000.” The burgeoning artist was previously featured on the site for his debut single, “Lilac” released in April of last year, and his latest visual proves he has only been raising the bar since. The new visual, directed by Owen St and frequent collaborator Jah Frida, is performed from a narrative-driven aspect that embodies his new single with precision. Romancing a new love interest, Owen St and company indulge in the bliss-filled euphoria that surrounds newfound love and its overwhelming effect on every aspect of life. His infectious opening line, “you taste like watermelon, you’re so refreshing and sweet,” is artfully brought to life as Owen and crew indulge themselves amongst an array of colorful fruits reemphasizing the song’s connection between love and how sweet it feels. The storied-visual takes you along a fun, personable, and humorous journey as Owen serenades viewers as he relishes in the weightless feeling of love. Watch the new “1,000” music video by Owen St below.

For Real – [Drakeo the Ruler] ft. [Ohgeesy] & [Ketchy the Great]

While I’ve always been a huge fan of the West Coast movement within Rap and Hip-Hop music, I think one of the even better things about that region is the fact that they all seem to stick together for the most part. From the outside looking in, it seems like there’s not a massive circle, but if you’re tight with these artists, they’re going to have you’re back just like they expect you to have theirs. It’s never shocking to see similar names featured on various projects from these emcees either, so when Drakeo the Ruler dropped his album We Know the Truth, there was a myriad of familiar names that helped make the project even more successful than anyone could have anticipated. One of these songs was called “For Real” and it featured Ohgeesy and Ketchy the Great. While Ohgeesy is arguably one of my favorite West Coast acts currently, Ketchy was an artist I was much less familiar with. I know that Drakeo doesn’t give just anyone a verse, though, so I knew he’d come through with some heat, and when I heard this song for the first time, I was absolutely right and Ketchy definitely fit right …

Beautiful Boy – [BBKnight]

Over the past few years, Southern California rapper BBKnight has been actively building an engaging fanbase and a strong catalog. The left coast emcee burst on the scene in 2017 with his Lonewolf directed video entitled “Zines,” he’s since followed that up with an array of well-received singles and his acclaimed 2020 full length, Industry’s Unaccepted’, which featured BigBabyGucci and ILYHOOK. Looking to solidify the buzz that’s been surrounding his name, he returns to the forefront with his long-awaited new album, Beautiful Boy. Featuring production from Harold Harper, Indigo, Fernospazzin, and more, Beautiful Boy finds BBKnight performing at the absolute height of his abilities. With only three features on the project, and two of them coming from inside his camp, he spends the 12 songs actively showcasing his progression as an artist. Songs like, “Mathematics” “Reach For The Moon” and “She Got Love For Me,” highlight a newfound ability to relate to the listener instead of always flexing on them, while, “Nickname Should have Been” “Beautiful Boy,” and “New State,” will keep core fans who are looking for that happy as well. Stream BBKnight’s ‘Beautiful Boy’ for yourself after the break.

Soul Cry – [Fredo Bang]

Fredo Bang has been having a fantastic year so far, he’s been on an upward trajectory for a minute now, and today he is being featured on our website with his brand new music video for “Soul Cry”. Fredo Bang has been super consistent with all of his releases and that’s evident when you look at how die-hard his growing fanbase is, this man is putting up some serious number on his videos + on streaming platforms as well, this video here already has over 300,000 in less than twenty hours. Fredo Bang is a skilled emcee who simply doesn’t waste a bar, he’s the type of artist that will give you that urge to rewind his verses over and over again. I am a big fan of Fredo Bang and I can’t wait to continue to watch his growth in 2021, he’s going to be massive in no time, watch this brand new visual below.

bite the bullet – [conner]

The talents of the Los Angeles based singer-songwriter and producer, conner are on full display once again with the release of his latest single, “bite the bullet.” His previous releases, “theme song,” and “recents,” both featured the vocalist under a more pop-centered spotlight with elements of punk rock hanging in the rafters. The opposite can be said of his latest release that appears to shine a light on a more definitive direction for the 25-year-old Hagerstown, MD native. “bite the bullet” is bursting with energy, riddled with grit, and undeniably addictive. The song begins with a forceful gut-punch in the form of swelling guitar chords that plants a clear and present flag in the sand that reads, “pop-punk never left.” The nostalgic feeling and energy created by the song draws you back to the rebellious and angsty nature of 2000s bands such as Weezer, Blink-182, and Sum41. Their spirit appears to flow through conner as he incorporates his love for the genre with his obsession with speed, and all things gas-fueled and action sports related. There’s a slim chance you’ll leave this song without reiterating its ear-worm chorus, “full speed, don’t stop, steppin’ on the gas til’ it’s maxed out!” …

Holy Water – [Lil Mosey]

When Lil Mosey first hit the scene, I was hardcore sleeping on him for no reason whatsoever. I had no motive to hate on him and although. I didn’t exactly hate on him, but I didn’t really give him a chance either. Fast forward throughout the past year or so, and he sprinkled his touch within so many different singles this year that I had no choice but to listen to him. In fact, right away, there were a few songs that I had no idea he was featured on, and I found myself constantly going back to relisten to these, so when I discovered that he played a part in those tracks, I could no longer even entertain the idea of hating on the young star. In fact, I didn’t even realize until recently that he just turned 19 years old yesterday (January 25th), so the fact that he has had such great success in his career at that early of an age is something you simply can’t hate on, and if you somehow do, it’s most likely out of jealousy more so than anything else. In order to celebrate his birthday, Mosey decided to drop a brand-new track …

isolation-[John The Blind]

Each day, I am completely blown away when realizing how many talented individuals there are on this earth at the same time. Just when I think nothing/no one else can surprise me, I find myself taken back by artists who redefine what “good music” is. I thought I’ve heard it all, but today, making it on to the page of Lyrical Lemonade is someone who deserves to be praised and celebrated for all that he has contributed to music. If you’ve heard of super stars like One Direction, Shawn Mendes, Katy Perry and John Legend, then, odds are you’ve been exposed to the sheer brilliance of a songwriter named John Ryan. The Rochester, NY native found his songwriting path becoming paved by way of his Berklee College community and then went on to write hits for some of the most recognizable artists in the music industry. Throughout the course of his career, John Ryan’s compositions and productions have sold 30+ million units worldwide and have accrued 17+ billion streams; a feat that not many can say they have achieved. The expertise that John has shown is nothing shy of spectacular, but today he is being featured for his solo artist …

Like Me – [$NOT] ft. [Iann Dior]

As 2020 rapidly came to a close, there were a few rappers who I familiarized myself with and almost became obsessed with as the final months of the year flew by. Out of all these insane talents, $NOT was undeniably the one artist who I never took my eye off of, and that hasn’t changed even slightly ever since I first started listening to him. His album Beautiful Havoc was a masterpiece in my opinion, and I just loved how he was able to intermingle a variety of different vibes ranging from dark, ominous cuts to upbeat party anthems. Obviously, the features were also great after hearing names like Denzel Curry and Flo Milli, but my favorite song on the project had to be “Like Me” which featured Iann Dior. I was lucky enough to hear the project about a week prior to its release, and I remember that after listening to this hit, I went and raved to my friends about it, egging them on to listen when the album came out but not giving up the sanctity of the early access I was luckily granted. Although you might’ve been bumping this track ever since it came out as …

PALM ANGELS – [Kid Trash]

It may sound redundant to bring this up every single time this artist is brought to the spotlight, but experience and longevity truly elevate Kid Trash to untouchable levels compared to their contemporaries. Their masterful work as a purveyor of modern pop music has featured constant evolutions in their own artistry as their work continues to inspire and influence thousands of others; not many acts can lay claim to a description such as that.  This work has not only culminated in that aforementioned unreachable status that they hold, but it has also done wonders for their own music leading up to this point. The essence of always evolving and perfecting one’s craft has led to what can now be touted as perhaps their best work coming yet leading into the new year — a notion exemplified by their latest single “PALM ANGELS.”  Kid Trash has always been influenced by such Internet-based musical approaches such as EDM and adjacent genres, but with this new single here, it sees them fully leaning into these inspirations for an entirely new approach to be birthed as a result. This track essentially takes the roots of what late-2000s EDM had planted and combines them with …