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Dragonball Durag – [Thundercat]

Although Thundercat might be considered to be in a genre other than Rap or Hip-Hop music, his sound and talent seeps into all different subsets within the industry. He has worked with an array of artists including rappers, funk legends, and producers among others, and brings his own panache to the mix with every single person he collaborates with. His skills on the bass guitar transcend most artistic abilities in the industry today, and I think that’s one of the biggest reasons why he has made such an impact in the world of music, separating himself from the rest of the pack. Along with everything I previously stated, he’s never been one to release a typical song that fits perfectly into one genre or another. His latest release “Dragonball Durag”, is another single off of his upcoming album It is What it is and is a truly soulful offering. Along with some co-production from a friend and reoccurring collaborator Flying Lotus, a chill and laid-back vibe sets the scene. This is emphasized by subdued boom-bap percussion, saxophone riffs, and intricate, skillful bass chords. The vocals are higher-pitched, and the lyrics are somewhat in line with a classic love song. I …

New World Order – [First Class Bee] feat. [Rockie Fresh]

One thing that goes without saying is that Chicago seems to be delivering new talent every single day. Being one of the cities best known for its innovation, creativity, and fresh new ideas, we can always count on an artist to emerge from the city and shake up the game. That being said, Chicago native First Class Beemakes his official Lyrical Lemonade debut with his latest single “New World Order” featuring fellow Chicagoan Rockie Fresh. The visual for the DJ O-Zone produced cut finds the Windy City natives flexing iced out chains, designer coats, and some luxury vehicles while trading bars detailing their lavish lifestyle. Despite living the flash lifestyle, FCB still remains humble and is well aware that the grind has just begun. “I gotta get to this money, I take it one day at a time” he raps, well aware that this lifestyle can be over at any time, so he keeps that hunger and that lionhearted mentality when it comes to remaining successful in the realm of the rap game. It’s always an amazing thing when two Chicago natives can come together and collaborate on a track and match each other’s energy with such ease. When asked about the creative process …

R U D Y – [Houston Kendrick]

Houston Kendrick is an artist making it onto the pages of Lyrical Lemonade for the first time. This special talent made it onto my radar a couple of weeks back and I truly haven’t been able to skip his songs whenever they pop up in my library. Today, the 23 year old Birmingham native is being acknowledged for his latest release entitled, “R U D Y”. If you haven’t heard of this song yet, its your lucky day for sure.  Houston Kendrick has everything you’d want in a star. The look, the charisma, the vocals…the list could go on forever. What I love most about his artistry though is the simplistic nature of it. In a world of gimmicks and attention grabbers, Houston is able to reel people in by the beauty of his voice and the ambience he creates through the music alone. “R U D Y” is the perfect example of this. This fresh track is one that you can’t help but vibe to. The dope production paired with the stellar vocal stylings makes this a piece that you’ll want to play over and over again. This song is amazing and I’m so hype for y’all to hear …

A Conversation With Pivot Gang’s MFnMelo

For MFnMelo, the adage that you’re only as good as who you surround yourself with seems to hit home in a way that’s different than most people’s interpretation. It’s more about looking out for everyone in his inner circle over himself, only feeling fulfilled if those around him do too. This value for looking out for his loved ones holds true so much for the Chicago rapper that it comes up as the central theme of his latest project, ‘Everybody Eats’–an impressive sophomore effort from the Pivot Gang member that positions his consistently strong flows and ear for melody at the fore. 2019 marked a busy year for MFnMelo, marked by both the releases of ‘Everybody Eats’ and Pivot Gang’s group project ‘You Can’t Sit With Us’. On both projects, Melo came into his own, distinguishing himself sonically while proving to be yet another powerful weapon in Pivot Gang’s homemade arsenal. With 2020 ahead of him, Melo stresses to only expect “more muhf**kin” in the near future. Find out exactly what to look out for from Melo and watch him break down the process of making ‘Everybody Eats’ in our new interview below: *interview by Mike Del Ro & Elliot …

Premiere: dancefloor (official video)-[marcos g]

I first had the pleasure of bringing marcos g onto the pages of Lyrical Lemonade back in 2018 when I just started contributing to the publication. One of the coolest parts about writing is getting to see certain artists evolve and get better as time goes on. marcos g is the definitive representation of this. Ever since “single (on the weekend)” dropped, Marcos Garcia has been on a mission to put out high quality content that would grab the attention of listeners everywhere. Nothing pleases me more than seeing that he’s done exactly that.  One of the songs that kept the ball rolling was a track called “dancefloor”. The groovy and infectious piece is one that is bound to get you off of your feet whenever you listen to it. Since its release, the song has already garnered 600,000+ streams on Spotify and still climbing. The success of the song is extremely well deserved when you take into account marcos’s other worldly vocal talents and production to back it up. Since the song has been doing so well, it’s only right for a music video to be dropped in order to keep the momentum going. If you thought the song …

Pouya & Boobie Lootaveli’s Greatest Hits: Vol. 1- [Pouya] x [Boobie Lootaveli]

Pouya has been teasing us all month about a project coming out before the end of January, and he came through on his word in a massive way. The two singles he had previously released were both produced by Spock and featured his close friend and talented rapper Boobie Lootaveli. “Bitch, Park Backwards” and “Get Money (Take Money)” are undeniable hits and might possibly be my personal favorite songs of the year thus far. It wasn’t until recently that I realized the project Pouya has been talking about for weeks now was going to be a collaboration between him, Boobie, and Spock, confirming some of my previous assumptions. Pouya & Boobie Lootaveli’s Greatest Hits: Vol. 1 is pretty much everything I had hoped for and more ever since hearing the first two singles off of it. With only 3 additional songs and a run time of 10 minutes, I only wish that there was more content, but the songs that the mixtape does contain are pure gold. On the opening track “12,000 Miles”, you get the deepest and most introspective look at the duo on the album, while they seem to reveal the other side of their mind that isn’t …

Nostalgia O.D. – [Joshua Malilay]

One of my favorite tracks out right now is a song called “Nostalgia O.D.”. When I say it’s my favorite, it’s not an understatement when I tell y’all that I’ve listened to this song on repeat for the past 2 weeks. The offering is brought to us by an up and coming artist named Joshua Malilay. The 21 year old Orange County, California native is definitely one to watch for the year 2020 and I’m so excited to bring him to our pages for the very first time. What’s so shocking about this song is the quality in comparison to how long Joshua has been making music. I was able to get some info from him and he explained that he’s only been making music for the past 2 years; which is really hard to believe when you take into account how seasoned and polished this track is. “Nostalgia O.D.” is spectacular in the sense that as soon as it starts, it captivates you without letting up one bit. The instrument utilization along with the meticulous production are a match made in heaven which then leaves room for Josh to serenade his listeners with the utmost amounts of ease. Every …

Sylo Songs – [Sylo Nozra]

Sylo Nozra has made it onto our pages many times before for many well deserving moments. There’s truly not another artist out there whose career I’m more excited to watch take off. For the past couple of years, the Toronto native has been dropping consistent hits and I doubt that he’ll stop anytime soon.  His catalog of music is extremely impressive as it boasts a number of songs that have the ability to breath inspiration to anyone who listens. When it comes to an artist like Sylo, who has a myriad of songs out that are all equally stunning, you just wish they were all in one spot. Today, it’s my pleasure to let y’all know that every single one of Sylo Nozra’s songs can be be accessed under one umbrella.  Sylo and his team decided to do something that no one has done before in consolidating all of his songs off of previous albums and projects into one entire place, which is referred to as “Sylo Songs”.  The project is essentially a re-release of all of Sylo’s songs that have dropped before. Since the new age of music is quickly evolving, this move aims to make known that its …

Ghost – [Zachary Knowles]

It’s Friday; which means a lot for many people, but for us music lovers, it means a new batch of fire tracks is rolling out for our listening pleasure. Trying to navigate your way through which artists and projects you should listen to can seem like a headache, but today, I’m here to help ease that process the best that I can. If there’s one song you NEED to listen to, it’s by an artist named Zachary Knowles. I first stumbled upon him about a year ago when a well-known manager and friend of mine (Danny Legittino) suggested some of his music. From the moment I listened, it was instantly evident that this kid possessed the talent to turn heads. For the past year though, Zachary hasn’t dropped much but instead, has been spending a lot of time in the studio preparing for a huge 2020. All of that time spent preparing has most definitely paid off, as his new track, “Ghost” delivers in every single way possible. The emotionally-driven track has something that every great song needs to possess and that thing is heart. It’s so much easier to connect with a song when you can connect with the …

4 Play – [Jazmyn Alexis]

Jazmyn Alexis is a very skilled R&B singer that has been featured on our website a couple of different times in the past, and tonight she is finding herself back on our lemon filled pages with her brand new music video for “4Play”. Jazmyn Alexis is one of the most talented rising R&B talents out of her city of Cincinnatti, she first proved this to me with the release of her project last year titled Cheesecake II, and this new release really couldn’t be a more perfect follow up. Jazmyn Alexis has an angelic voice and is in a class of her own when it comes to harmonizing glorious melodies, time and time again she provides her growing fan base with fantastic music + this time she has really outdone herself. I predict that Jazmyn Alexis will continue to grow as an artist moving forward in 2020 and by this time next year she will be much bigger in the music world than she currently is, watch this brand new music video below + if you enjoy it make sure to hit that thumbs up button. Produced by @Surreezy Filmed and edited by @Inzone_AV