For Christ Sake 2 – [UnoTheActivist] [Thouxanbanfauni]

If you’ve been reading Lyrical Lemonade lately, you might have noticed that we recently released a brand new interview with UnoTheActivist and Thouxanbanfauni. In the interview, UnoTheActivist promised that “For Christ Sake 2 is going to have even more styles that you’re going to see people run off with,” and now that the tape is finally out, we can confirm that this is certainly the case. 14 tracks long, this offering allows Fauni and Uno to build on the chemistry that they’re already well-known for, all the while displaying an explorative range of new styles, flows, and sounds that hammer home the fact that the two rising stars are always improving, one release after another. It goes without saying that the expectations are high for any joining of forces between these two, and just as we hoped for, the one-two punch has exceeded these expectations and then some, proving to be the incredible artists that we seem them as. That said, I could talk about this offering all day long, but the truth is, For Christ Sake 2 needs to be experienced by the listener to truly understand just how impressive it is. Stream this one below and let us know what your …

First Time – [BERNE]

Gaithersburg, Maryland crooner Berne makes his debut to the Lyrical Lemonade pages with his new single “First Time. ” I love the initial feeling of being blown away by the potential of a new artist. When I pressed play on Berne’s “First Time” I could feel my ears perk up and my mind marveling of the potential he has. Even when I heard his backstory I thought it was amazing. After a year of attending music school in Isreal, he moved back to attend Berklee Music School in Boston, Massesschutes. Around that time the young singer/songwriter underwent chemotherapy from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer this past year. After overcoming such a tough life obstacle Berne found a new drive to pursue his music career harder than ever. His story puts in perspective of how in the blink of an eye life can change, so it’s best to chase after your dreams as soon as possible. Stream Berne’s smooth single “First Time” below.

Proper Finessments – [Jefe Replay]

Few and far in between are projects that truly capture a moment in time, or a specific energy that refuses to be recreated. These are the projects that find longevity in their utter authenticity, and further so, these are the projects that we can deem important as they take the strides toward shared goals within a community of fans. Today, we have evidence of one of these projects as Boston’s own Jefe Replay hits the headlines with his long-awaited, highly-anticipated debut project, Proper Finessments. Several years in the making, Proper Finessments feels as though it perfectly captures the flourish and growth of Boston’s budding music scene over the past few years. It encapsulates a time and a place where the whole city refused to give up, creating their own infrastructure and finding their own resources to thrive despite never being known as a hip-hop city. Now, a few years removed from the beginnings of Boston’s current music scene, the city can look back and truly see how far they’ve come thanks to pure ambition and dedication toward brighter days. Jefe Replay has been instrumental in this growth that I speak of, and now that his debut project is out, it’s only right …

C.R.E.A.M – [G2]

Along with making his Lyrical Lemonade debut today, 808 Mafia artist and Mudboy affiliate G2 offers a new visual for his single titled “C.R.E.A.M”. The song stands for ‘Cash Rules Everything Around Me’ and was inspired by G2’s desire for wealth and prosperity. The video is packed with high energy and fire transitions, ultimately creating an intense and appealing atmosphere for viewers. “C.R.E.A.M” is a very honest, relatable, and transparent piece of art that comes from a deeper place than one may think. When we spoke to G2 about the depths of this record, he stated that he “was in Miami just living life and if you really listen you can tell that I’m actually saying something. It comes from a point in my life when I was a lover boy, but the girl I was in love with was slowing me down and holding me back. This is me showing the world I’m focused.” To say the least, we are excited to see what G2 has in store for the coming months. Be sure to watch this eye-catching visual below and follow G2 on Twitter and Instagram!

My Lil Baby – [Rye Balla]

An artist that goes by the name of Rye Balla is making his Lyrical Lemonade debut this afternoon with his brand new offering titled “My Lil Baby”. I wasn’t familiar with Rye Balla at all before stumbling across this song in the submissions, and it always feels good when you find a gem like this in the rough, I have had this song on repeat for damn near twenty minutes straight & I don’t see myself stopping any time soon. Check out this one for yourself below and if you like it be sure to give him a follow on Spotify!

Watch Smino’s Fire Freestyle with The L.A. Leakers

St. Louis native and masterful wordsmith, Smino stopped by the famous Power 106 to deliver an icy freestyle over Missy Elliott’s “One Minute Man” instrumental. Alternating between various speeding cadences the gifted MC delivers a freestyle that touches on everything; his infatuation with women, vices, family, lyrical dominance and his growing collective, Zero Fatigue. Smino recently released his sophomore debut, NOIR, in early November that has already received high praise. It’s clear from the freestyle Smino has no shortage of bars as he quickly is able to find his rhythm during the freestyle on the challenging Missy Elliot instrumental. You’re going to need to run this freestyle back a couple times to catch the subtle lines in each verse as well as his vocal infliction. Watch Smino’s new freestyle below and tell us how you rate the bars in the comment section!

White Bronco – [Action Bronson]

Mr. Wonderful himself, Action Bronson, took to Instagram last night to announce the release of his first single from his upcoming independent album, White Bronco. The last we heard from Bronson was back in 2017 when he released, Blue Chips 7000 which marked the end of his deal with Atlantic Records. Now an independent artist, Action is eager to release new music more frequently beginning with the title track from his upcoming project. His new song embodies everything we love about the multitalented MC, witty punch-lines, pop culture references and braggadocios bars. Daringer and The Special Victims Unit provide a smoked-out jazz infused production for Action Bronson’s classic cadence. This is an exciting, cinematic first debut into Bronson’s upcoming project. Needless to say, I am beyond ready for whatever he offers up next. Give Action Bronson’s new song a listen below and share your thoughts in the comments!

G2KU – [Reek] [Sage]

Admittedly, we might be a few days late to the party on this one, but nevertheless, two artists by the names of Reek and Sage are here to join our pages with a stellar new release entitled “G2KU”. Acting as the second single off of their forthcoming project, Chapter 2WO, this song holds a powerful emotional presence as a certain love interest is asked an abundance of questions about how real the connection truly is. The synth-led instrumental provides just the right backdrop to such a passionate offering in regards to lyricism, and only enhancing these themes of love and emotion are a set of well-executed scenes to match the moment. That being said, “G2KU” shows some serious potential from these rising talents, so be sure to check it out at the link below and let us know what you think in the comments! Directed & Edited by DavieeDavee Written by Reek Produced by Sage & Sayjackson Special appearance by Big Beautiful Williams

4 Door – [3time]

3time, formerly known as Wintertime, has been extremely quiet on social media throughout the past few months, but nevertheless, he’s still taking over headlines today with the surprise release of his new single, “4 Door”. Doused in the icy charisma that we all know and love the young talent for, this track immediately makes its presence known with an abundant supply of flex-filled rhymes. The sparkling production, complete with ethereal melodies and an undeniably fun sound, matches up perfectly alongside 3time’s slow-burning vocals, and all in all, this track is exactly what we needed from 3time. His return to our pages was certainly worth the wait, and now we can only hope that we receive new tastes of 3time’s winter-themed brilliance in the near future. Stream “4 Door” at the link below and let us know what you think in the comments!

So Long My Friend – [Yung Bans]

The hip-hop community is still recovering from the incredibly sudden and untimely passing of XXXtentacion on Monday. It seems that everyone is coping in their own ways. From mass gatherings to tribute tracks, the love continues to pour in from fans and friends around the world. Yung Bans is the most recent to offer his condolences to the late artist. In So Long My Friend, Bans says goodbye to his longtime friend and collaborator. Bans discusses the struggles of life and the dangers that lie around every corner, including jealousy and envy. He discusses the moment when he woke up to the news about X’s passing.  This past week has been an extremely sobering experience for the hip-hop community, with the harsh reality of life sinking in. I’m thankful to Bans, and all of the artists that are penning tributes and giving fans some sort of coping mechanism during these difficult times. “You got one life, you can’t get it back” Listen to Bans’ heartwarming tribute below and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Bans’ Lyrical Lemonade video for Ridin’ ft. Landon Cube & YBN Nahmir dropping soon, as well as his next album Yung Bans Vol. 5 …