SEARCH FOR: FIRST CLASS BEE

15 Minutes-[Julian Lamadrid]

New York based up and comer Julian Lamadrid is no secret to the lyrical lemonade pages as he’s graced our platform on numerous occasions before. The first time I came across his music, it was extremely evident that there was a bright future ahead of him and it feels good to be living and experiencing the middle of this bright future first hand. Today, the bad to the bone rockstar is making another appearance on our publication for the release of his brand new song/video called, “15 Minutes”. If you ask me, this newest offering might just be my favorite piece by Julian as the video and song both highlight the best parts of his artistry. Julian is talented, fun and colorful and all of those aspects are brought to the forefront in this bright visual. From a vocal and lyrical standpoint, it is so cool getting to see the intentionality that Julian puts in his art. Ive been a huge fan of his for some time now, but 15 minutes, puts my excitement over the edge! I’ve attached the YouTube link down below, so check out the video and let us know what you think!

Premiere: This Life-[Fortuno]

Fortuno has been one of my favorite surprises of 2021 even though they’ve been making music years before then. I remember I first came across their music back in 2018, remembering them for having a distinct and memorable style that I hadn’t heard from many groups. Fast forward to today and the three-piece just released an amazing song that might just be one of the first masterpieces that I’ve gotten the chance to write on this year. The new offering, called, “This Life” is the follow-up to the three stellar releases that they already have underneath their belts this year. This new one might just be an instant classic if you ask me. From the moment I turned it on, I was instantly drawn in to the captivating ambience that envelopes it. The group consists of Tobi, who writes and sings, and Ellis & Eli who compose and produce. Each one of these talented individuals do an amazing job of adding their own personal flare and style to an impressive piece. From start to finish, I can’t even begin to tell y’all how much I enjoyed this new offering by Fortuno and I know anyone who listens will feel the same …

A Conversation with Cian Ducrot

Up and coming artist, Cian Ducrot was one of quarantines greatest surprises and just last week, I had the chance to sit down with the stellar talent who has quickly become one of the industry’s brightest spots. After inking a deal with The Darkroom / Interscope, the Ireland born artist has his eyes set on stardom and it is nothing less than achievable! Take some time out of your day to check out the conversation we had last week and learn more about what makes him so special! — Sam: I’m a huge fan of what you’re doing, so I’d love to have a conversation about your life and how music fits into it; So tell me about how your upbringing introduced you to music. Cian: Yeah, so I was raised by a single mom and grew up with my brother. Music kind of just strayed into my life because both of my parents were professional classical musicians in fact; so I was born into music and I fell in love with. I can’t remember not being absolutely in love with music. I would just sit under my mom’s piano and we would sit there all day and all night. …

Grand Piano / 44 – [First Class Bee]

Chicago-artist First Class Bee has made quite a few appearances here on the Lyrical Lemonade platform across the span of about a year or so. Since discovering him, it seems as if he is elevating with each single and visual that he releases. Late 2020, Bee released his project Godspeed , which showcased more of his lyrical prowess, story-telling capabilities, and more narrative-driven raps. By far, one of my favorites on the project would be “Grand Piano”, and today, Bee is premiering a two-part visual for the song, as well as the following track on the album “44”. In my opinion, making music is only part of the creation process. What comes next is figuring out how to market it to the world, and one of the best ways of doing that is to accompany it with an amazing visual piece. In the first half of the video for “Grand Piano”, Bee spits countless similies and metaphors over an amazingly chopped sample while wearing a sleek trench coat. The vibe of the visuals blends perfectly with the subject matter and the tone of the production here. As soon as the beat switched to the following track “44”, the entire vibe of the …

Get Refreshed: Ecco2k’s Pixie Music, Ridin’ With Red Mirror, and the C2D You Deserve To Know

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by Brixton Yorker Ecco2k: “PXE” Before last week, the prevailing notion behind Ecco2k’s inevitable return after 2019’s still-unparalleled E was already set in stone: when it happens, it’s going to be something new, unfounded, and rooted in this magnificent creative’s ever-evolving artistry. And with the surprise release of “PXE” – a brief, 5-track EP with an accompanying short visual by Japanese-based artist Freddy Carrasco  – that’s exactly what we got in every sense of those terms. But based on how dramatic of a departure most of this project is from something as clear and defining as his debut album, we were given an even more nuanced experience than we could have ever asked for.  We certainly weren’t expecting such a clean slate to be presented to us here, but it’s safe to say that we’re better off for it. Ecco himself has dubbed the sounds both heard and felt on this project as “pixie music” — music that conveys something of a “live” atmosphere about it, yet transcends that simplistic description into something completely beyond that scope. It’s music …

Superstar – [Dro Kenji]

Dro Kenji has been absolutely tearing it up in the music scene over the past few months ever since beginning to work with Internet Money, and at this rate, it doesn’t seem like he’s ever going to leave the studio. His most recent EP EAT YOUR HEART OUT released a little more than a month ago and has already amassed over 3.5 million streams, and for good reason. This has caught the attention of more than just fans, as he’s now a contender for the coveted 10th spot on XXL’s Freshman class of 2021. While I personally think he has more than enough talents to make a case for this spot, I think that if he somehow misses out on it this year, he’s going to be a headliner the following year, so hopefully, they do things right and include him before he absolutely explodes. Nonetheless, Kenji is just going to continue playing by his own rules, and with the incredible support system of hitmakers he has surrounding him at Internet Money, he has all of the pieces in place to be one of the biggest stars to ever enter a recording booth. While I literally think it’s impossible for …

Excuses-[Maddie Jay]

Maddie Jay has been a favorite of mine ever since stumbling on her music back in 2020. Her song “Undertow” has been on my consistent rotation since hearing it for the first time, so nothing makes me happier than getting to show her the love that she deserves on the page of Lyrical Lemonade this afternoon. For those who don’t know Maddie, she’s a 25-year-old artist from Canada who does it all and when I say all, I truly mean it. She sings, writes, produces and plays instruments which is just a snap shot of her artistry. Today, she makes an appearance on our site today for the release of her brand new song and video called, “Excuses”. I’m a firm believer that this girl doesn’t miss and this new offering is proof of that fact. From start to finish, whether it’s her vocals or the dynamic production, this one will pull you all the way in and not let go until the very end. I’m a huge Maddie Jay fan and I cannot wait to see all that she does this year. If “Excuses” is any indication of what she’s coming with, then I know it’s going to be …

GATHER THE TROOPS-[Most Wanted]

A group of Arizona based artists are making their first appearance on Lyrical Lemonade today and needless to say, it is much deserved. The collection of talented individuals go by the name, Most Wanted and I first became aware of them a few months ago. I was at a friends house and she insisted that I listen to their music, so I did. Often times, when I get played music by friends, it’s usually underwhelming to say the least, but this time was different. From the moment she pressed play, I could remember looking her dead in the eye and saying “these homies are good.” One thing led to another and now I get the chance to write about their new single that just dropped today called, “GATHER THE TROOPS”. The 3 piece group consists of Zenny Phantom, Silk Degrees and Goodie, who have all been making music for more than around 4 years between each of them. Zenny and Silk are both Nigerian born brothers who grew up in ATL then found themselves in Arizona where they ultimately met Goodie, which then completed the trifecta. Each of these guys boast their own particular skill which plays into the cohesion …

my only mistake-[ELLIANA]

Nothing brings me more joy than getting to write pieces about amazing people. With so much good music circulating around the music industry, the determining factors between good singers and superstars are the intangible personal characteristics that they bring to the table. Someone who possesses all of the skill as well as these qualities is 24-year-old singer/songwriter, ELLIANA. The up and comer has been on my radar for some time now, but this is my first time getting to dive into her music and write about it. The Orange County, California native is overflowing with talent as she first began getting acquainted with music through her church upbringing. What started off as just something that she was around, quickly blossomed into a full fledged passion, which is why she’s making it on to the page of Lyrical Lemonade today. ELLIANA appears in front of us this afternoon for the release of her brand new song called, “My Only Mistake”. In this emotionally fueled ballad, the future star details her reflection of a past relationship, admitting that her main shortcoming was the relationship in the first place. Through her angelic vocals and transparent story-telling, ELLIANA invites us into her world as …

Premiere: Freezing (Visualizer)-[syd B]

This article is a special one for a multitude of reasons. When I first got into writing back in 2018, there are a couple of artists who I had the chance to write about who have now blossomed into amazing individuals and phenomenal performers. It’s those artists who I hold near and dear to me heart, and today, I have the chance of writing about someone who has been my favorite ever since I stumbled on her nearly 3 years ago. If you haven’t heard of syd B yet, then you should most definitely consider this to be your lucky day, as she has played a huge role in my love for music. The first time I heard her was when her song “December” came out in the latter part of 2018. Instantly I fell in love with this girls’ vocal tone and became a head over heels fan. Since then, the LA-Based talent has released a plethora of amazing songs that have ultimately led her to this platform right now. Today, the well-polished singer/songwriter makes another appearance on Lyrical  for the premiere of her brand new song, “Freezing”; a spectacular piece that deserves all of the love in the …