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Sunday Morning Cleaning – [Ausar]

Just a few days ago I released an interview with the Chicago native Ausar, and it did very well, so to reward his fans for the constant love that they show, he blessed them with a hot new track yesterday titled “Sunday Morning Cleaning Freestyle”. I have obviously been a fan of Ausar for some years now because he has impressed me time and time again with his music releases, but sheesh, this one is different man. Once I heard the dreamy & soulful instrumental at the beginning of the song, I just knew Ausar was going to go off, but he truly outdid himself on this joint. Ausar simply rapped better than I have ever heard him rap before for two minutes straight, leaving behind plenty of gems that you most likely won’t catch on the first listen. Please keep an eye on this man Ausar, he has a very bright future in front of him. Listen to this new track below, and afterward check out a couple of the interview clips from our conversation!

dfwmn – [osquinn]

Today I am happy to introduce the Lyrical Lemonade readers to an artist out of Northern Virginia that has been creating an insane amount of hype in the underground with a unique sound that is sure to stick with you. Her name is osquinn and has recently caught fire due to her ability to intertwine distorted production with incredibly smooth vocals in a way that has been done before, but never this well. She is a genre-pushing artist with an already impressive catalog that is starting to connect with lost teens everywhere. Even though my days in high school are long behind me, her music takes me back to that mindset of feeling disconnected from your surroundings as you grow up while trying to remain true to yourself along the way. Themes people can resonate with in a real way. Last week osquinn dropped a new song titled “dfwmn”, a triumphant track aimed at those that used to make fun of her seeing the come up she is currently experiencing. With acts like 100gecs heavily co-signing her, it seems like her talents are about to hit that next level. Something that is well deserved being that she has been able …

Hood Depression – [Deepend Rucci]

It’s been a while since I have gone on SoundCloud without the intention of finding any new music and walked away with a new favorite project that I was not expecting and while its true that rare hidden gems are more few and far between today than in years past it cannot be emphasized enough that there are still hundreds upon hundreds of talented artists just waiting to be discovered and luckily enough today I stumbled upon Atlanta rapper Deepend Rucci whose latest EP Hood Depression is absolutely fantastic and to the surprise of no one, it seems like Atlanta might have a new young contender coming out of the streets. Rucci’s music and sound are quite unique for an artist so relatively unknown and, at least according to his SoundCloud, relatively new to making music in general. His tone is melodic and somber and clearly draws influence from artists like NoCap and Rylo Rodriguez whose unique deliveries and writing styles have made them a favorite to many southerners, but Rucci nonetheless puts his own distinctly Atlanta spin on this sound, building off of the progress made by those who came before him while still making sure he stands out. The opening …

A Conversation With Ausar

I have been closely covering the Chicago music scene for just about six years now, and I have had the pleasure of meeting plenty of amazing creatives over the years, but someone who I have been following for a handful of years now is Ausar. The first time that I interviewed Ausar was way back in the fall of 2016, and watching him grow as a person + as an artist since that point has been amazing, to say the least. I wanted to bring Ausar through the new LL office to catch up & record our second interview nearly four years later, so back in June he came by, and today I am ecstatic to finally be releasing the interview! We spoke about several topics such as his upcoming music releases, to performing on Rhythm + Flow, and everything between now & our last conversation. You can read/watch the new interview below, and while you’re at it, listen to some of his music on Spotify! Follow Ausar on Twitter here!   — EM: Last time I interviewed you was 2016, at that time you were pursuing a degree in chemistry. Since then you’ve graduated, how did that college experience …

Square Bitch – [MadeinTYO] ft. [A$AP Ferg]

MadeinTYO is a bit of a mysterious figure in the Rap world, from my perspective. It seems like he has been known to virtually disappear for somewhat extended periods of time and then come back out of nowhere with brand-new music. While we know he’s still alive and thriving due to his extremely active Twitter account, it seems like he might’ve been able to capitalize a bit more and take additional steps to truly become a superstar after “Uber Everywhere” and “Skateboard P”. Nonetheless, he has managed to piece together a pretty formidable career, and considering he’s still so young, it seems as if he has set himself up for success and a beyond comfortable life for the foreseeable future. Maybe this is just me, though, because I haven’t paid super close attention to his music recently, so maybe he’s been dropping left and right and these releases have just gone under my radar. Either way, he’s back with a fresh new track today and he even recruited A$AP Ferg to accompany him for this laid-back record. The name of the song is called “Square Bitch”, and although it might not be TYO’s most impressive offering, it still hits hard …

End of Story- [wifisfuneral]

Few artists in the current age of Hip-Hop and Rap music are quite as diverse or dynamic as wifisfuneral. When I first heard about him, it was on features with very dark, grungy artists where wifi’s more aggressive, hostile side came out, and that’s the type of music I just always believed he made. His appearance also helped drive those ideas deeper into my head, considering all of his face tattoos, intriguing fashion sense, and uncharacteristic aesthetic just led me to believe that he was this wild guy who would go off the rails every chance he got. That’s why, when I finally looked past some of his collaborations like this and tuned into his solo music, I realized just how thoughtful and almost introverted he truly was. His voice is very meaningful and has so much expression behind it, and it almost comes off as innocent at times depending on the content he’s going into detail about. This subdued, somewhat passive style within his voice is what cemented me as a fan because you can feel the emotions he feeling behind every single word he speaks. Along with a rumor that a new album called Pain is set to …

Slots – [Da$h]

Da$h is and has been a legend in the hip-hop world for some years now, he is an OG in the community who many artists look up to, and a handful of days ago he released a brand new visual for “Slots”. Da$h connected with the homie + Chicago legend Mulatto Beats who handled the production aspect of this joint, and together they created a memorable track that’s sure to be in my rotation for weeks to come. Mulatto Beats wasn’t the only Chicagoan that Da$h linked up with to make this release possible, as he also linked up with Jake Osmun from nofuture who shot + directed this visual, who did a fantastic job if you ask me. Watch this brand new music video below and if you enjoy it then be sure to hit that like button!

Hallucinogen (Trippin’)-[Ncognita]

The individual who is making it onto our pages right now might be one of the most dynamic artists that I’ve ever gotten the chance to write about. When you experience true and raw talent, it is impossible to shake it. Think back to the first time you heard a legend. There was not a doubt in your mind that you were witnessing something special; something that might only come around once in a lifetime. When you stumble upon those types of artists early, it’s of the utmost importance to take immediate notice. Today, it is my honor to highlight a future star in the making. Someone who is not only going to leave a mark in her genre, but in music altogether. Ncognita is the rapper we’ve all been waiting for. In a brief conversation last week, one of my colleagues asked me if I’m a fan of Hip-Hop and I proceeded to tell him that “I’m a fan of good Hip-Hop.” If you’re wondering what constitutes as good hip-hop, look no further than this article. I came across the stellar talent of Ncognita when her first song to hit streaming services came out. The offering, titled, “Clap Clap” …

Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon – [Pop Smoke]

While covering Pop Smoke’s highly-anticipated Meet The Woo 2 mixtape back in February, one of my closing points spoke in high regards to his trajectory as an artist, and mentioned that he would “be around for many years to come”. To be such a new artist and have the amount of promise that Pop Smoke had, there was no way anyone could deny the fact that he was ready to take over the world. While 2019 laid the groundwork, 2020 would be the year where Pop Smoke would finally get his just due and become a mainstay amongst the many other emerging stars. It was a huge shock to the music industry to learn that Pop Smoke had been killed not even two weeks after the release of his Meet the Woo 2 mixtape. To be taken from us so suddenly, it was almost unbelievable–that a kid with this much promise, talent, and star power could be taken from us like that. While he is no longer with us physically, his contagious energy is here forever, and the wonderful minds that have blessed the fans with his debut album, Shoot for the Starts, Aim for the Moon. Releasing an album posthumously is by no means …

22s – [Shraban]

The trap R&B talents of Shraban are unleashed on his new single, “22s.” Comprised of haunting production from Shraban’s hometown confidant, the newly independent singer-songwriter exudes exceptional confidence in his latest release. His unbridled approach to the record feels like he’s got something to say and is going to make a splash while doing it. Melodically delivered, Shraban details the life of luxury while simultaneously addressing the consistent roadblocks and pitfalls he experienced in the music business while ascending into the space he currently holds. Speaking from a perspective of experience, Shraban sounds at peace with his past trials and tribulations, despite their often not so favorable outcomes, he realizes that the past is only there to fuel the fire for the future. Shraban has been reignited and appears to be on a self-empowered trajectory that will have us all marveling. Keep a close eye on Shraban as he is expected to release a new self-titled EP very soon. Listen to “22s” by Shraban below.