SEARCH FOR: FIRST CLASS BEE

CROWDED-[Raissa]

To say that Raissa is the next big thing would be a drastic understatement and complete lie, since in actuality, she’s already a force to be reckoned with right now. I first stumbled on her art about a month ago after getting exposed to what is now one of my favorite songs ever, “GO FAST BABY”. I can probably count on one hand the number of times that I’ve heard a song that completely blew me away and this song by Raissa is one of them. From that moment on, I began to immerse myself into her extensively impressive catalog and often times question how Raissa was able to craft up delicate masterpieces like “BULLYING BOYS”, “ANGEL ENERGY”, and “VALENTINE” with such ease. Her artistic maturity and thoughtful perspectives can be attributed to many factors; One of which was her upbringing. Born to a Spanish Mother and Franco-Algerian Father, Raissa has gone from Spain, all the way to London by way of Malaysia, Beijing and Sydney. The colorful exposure to different cultures and different ways of life is an aspect that is represented so well in her music as Raissa possesses a dynamic sound and style that is unique to …

Not A Rapper 2 – [Jay Montana]

Mobile, Alabama has become the heart of the new southern rap movement, powered by the massive successes and trailblazing from artists like NoCap and Rylo Rodriguez who have dominated recent headlines, to artists like OMB Peezy who has been a cornerstone to the melodic street rap movement years before many of his current peers began, and now even female rap supestar Flo Milli who has been dazzled this year with her Ho Why Is You Here? project this year which elevated her into the ranks of other mainstream talent. However amongst this breeding ground for talent and musical innovation my favorite new young artist is Jay Montana whose incredible ability is obvious on his new mixtape Not A Rapper 2 that gives an extensive look at his elaborate skillset and shows him shining just as brightly as some of his home state’s finest. “Don’t Panic” was a single and visual preceding the project and is the first song of his that grabbed my attention from his effortless blend of both clever lyrical ability and innate vocal gifts that allow him to float all over the southern-fried, guitar-laced instrumentals he chooses. Rylo Rodriguez who has been very supportive of Montana thus far joined him on …

A Conversation with Bensbeendead.

For the release of his brand new project, I got the chance to sit down with up and coming artist, Bensbeendead. to talk about life music and his newest body of work called, “GARDENING”. The carefully crafted album is full of emotion and intention which is why it’s a must listen. At this moment, sit back, relax and enjoy this conversation with Bensbeendead. I pray this collection of questions and answers blesses you the way it blessed me.  — Sam: I would love to hear about you and who you are…where you’re from and a little background about how the name came about and all of that. Ben: I started making music probably right after I graduated HS. I never really had an interest in it growing up. My sister was always a singer growing up so it was always around me. She would do like vocal lessons and writing work a lot, but it never really interested me; I was always playing sports. I wasn’t really good at them but I was always into them. And then one day, a couple of my friends started messing around with logic to make beats for eachotherand they’d send me beats and …

A1 – [First Class Bee]

Today we have an artist out of Chicago that goes by First Class Bee who is making his second appearance on Lyrical Lemonade with his brand new music video for “A1”. I first got put onto First Class Bee when the homie Berto suggested that I checked out some of his content, and it couldn’t have been more perfect timing, but literally the next day he dropped this new release. First Class Bee is one of those emcees who you can tell was inspired by the lyrical rappers of the world, and he is a super nice spitter himself, it’s the time of music that you just can’t help but nod to as he rhymes circles around his competition. I don’t know too much about First Class Bee, but I do know that I will be posting him more on our website in the future, so go ahead + get used to him by pressing play below!

Never – [Young Nudy]

Obviously, there is an overflow of unbelievable talent coming out of Atlanta. Despite all of the massive names that have come out of the Georgia capital, Young Nudy has always been one of my favorite artists. There’s just something about his straightforward, unapologetically gritty delivery that gets me every time, and although he might be making the transition from street life to fame, he’ll never forget his roots and the experiences that have molded him into the person he is today. Although he’s fairly consistent with new releases, his latest offering “Never” is yet another wonderful addition to his catalog of music, so I’m more than excited to share it with you. He recruits COUPE to produce this netherworld banger which includes, dark, ominous synths, classic rattling Trap percussion, and punchy drums before higher-pitched, outer space-sounding synths enter into the picture as Nudy begins to spit. In classic Nudy fashion, he talks some of his shit as the beat begins to take shape, giving us a small sliver of what’s to come as the rest of the song unfolds. As he raps his hook, he boasts some nonchalant, carefree lines that are choppy and he even pauses at certain times, …

You Been On My Mind-[Public Library Commute]

Public Library Commute took my breath away as soon as I got a listen to their newest song, “You Been On My Mind”. I wasn’t familiar with this act before I checked out this latest one, but I can confidently say that I am now a full fledged fan. After an impressive team up with well-known artist Healy, ​Public Library Commute (AKA Conrad Hsiang) aims to keep the momentum going with this new offering. After listening over and over again, it’s very clear that his aim was executed with complete accuracy. I cannot stop listening to “You Been On My Mind” for a myriad of different reasons. First, the beautiful vocal stylings that are present on this track are just remarkable. The soothing nature cannot be done justice by listening once. You’ll have to rewind and replay to truly experience it. Second, the storytelling that takes place in this song helps listeners follow along with the narrative that’s being presented. From the vocals to the production, this song just doesn’t miss and I’m so excited to hear more from the rising star. I’ve attached the Spotify link down below, so give this one a listen when you can and enjoy!

Mario Judah: A Rockstar In Full Effect

No matter how many detractors may disagree, the concept of virality simply cannot occur out of the blue. Even with how sudden these occurrences may seem from a spectacle, being a potential candidate to have your image make rounds across the Internet and beyond takes at least some sort of nuance about oneself, or at the very least, the smallest bit of talent, marketability, or relevancy to our current times.  Placing this notion in the realms of our current music landscape today, artists truly have to make themselves known as a wholly unique and unprecedented act if they want to have any chance of blowing up in such a quick and efficient manner — regardless of where their actual talents lie on whatever preconceived scale the grander public dictates. But as rare the following occasion may be, there certainly comes a time where a viral sensation can effectively transcend the idea of being “a flash in the pan” or even simply being fascinating for a moment’s notice and then fading into obscurity once again.  With that being said, the viral rise of Mario Judah is something that extends even beyond what has just been stated. This 21-year-old Georgia-based phenom embodies …

recents – [conner]

There are moments when digging for music when certain songs fade into the background while others stand out definitively. This experience perfectly describes my discovery of conner. The newly surfaced artist creates a potent blend of edgy pop with soaring synths and live guitar implementation. One listen, and it was abundantly clear that the burgeoning artist is onto something special. His music thus far has been irresistibly catchy, euphoric, and teeming with an electricity that is impossible to ignore. His most recent single, appropriately titled “recents,” comes on the heels of his extremely well-received debut single, “theme song.” The new single follows heartbreak and the lingering reminder of love loss. Following the success of his first single, conner’s newly released follow-up continues to build a vivid picture of an artist that appears to have that highly coveted “it” factor. Expect to see conner’s name popping up in many more places as more and more fans discover his intoxicating brand of pop.  Listen to “recents” by conner below.

Premiere: Unholy Matrimony (Official Video)-[Mack Keane]

Mack Keane made it on to our page a couple of weeks back in a showing that was nothing short of spectacular! His recent release, “Hurt People” has been on the top of my Spotify rotation for some time now and it’s all due to his pure talent and undeniable swagger.  Today, the 23-year-old Los Angeles native makes it back into our pages for the release of his brand new music video for “Unholy Matrimony”. If you thought “Hurt People” was good, then you’re in for a treat on this one. It just seems like Mack gets better and better after each release and this is definitely the case when it comes to this offering. The song itself is spectacular, but the music video adds a whole new depth to the piece. Directed & Produced by The Floating Condo, the 4 minute and 43 second visual is truly cinematic as it takes us on a journey into the mind of Mack Keane and the narrative he created. I was able to grab a quote from Mack about this one and he explained,  “The approach we wanted to take with the music video was to create an actual movie and world …

808 Rock – [Lil Aaron]

It’s no secret to any of you who read my articles that I’m a huge fan of the Punk Rock-influenced subgenre of Hip-Hop. I was honestly first introduced to this new sonic landscape through Lil Aaron, and he’s still the best one making this kind of music after all the years I’ve been tuning into him. Although it’s hard to classify it as a Hip-Hop subgenre specifically, there is a clear influence from the popular style, but his Punk aesthetic just takes things to an entirely new level that others can sometimes struggle to get to. After hearing teasers and getting us excited for quite a while about his EP 808 Rock, the project is finally in our grasp and I couldn’t be more excited to listen. The EP includes five songs and boasts a runtime of just over thirteen minutes, but each and every song packs a punch, whether it’s a brand-new song or a previously released single, each track coming together to build a cohesive project that is unlike anything else other artists are making. Opening up on a high note with “Badside”, the instrumental includes low pitched, gritty guitar chords as insistent percussion and tempo-setting drums slowly …