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Rich Homie Quan Presents His New Album “Family & Mula – Reloaded”

If you know anything about the music scene in Atlanta, it’s that many new sounds were created in the thriving city over the years. Rich Homie Quan, also known as Dequantes Lamar, emerged on the scene in 2013 and developed a sound that would inspire artists for generations to come. Throughout his career, Quan has been nominated for Best New Artist and Rookie of the Year from BET, earned a spot on the 2014 XXL freshman class list, and went double platinum independently. While the platinum-selling rapper reached many milestones over the years, he is ready to reinvent himself after taking some time off to focus on what matters most. To celebrate his 33rd birthday, Rich Homie Quan released a new body of work titled Family & Mula, which features eight songs and a single feature from NoCap. This project gave listeners a glimpse of what Quan created during his downtime and how his music has changed due to fatherhood.   This month, I had the opportunity to speak with the Atlanta legend about the legacy he has built and what we can expect to come. Check out our interview below. Lyrical Lemonade: What was it like being from Atlanta in 2011 …

Coco Puffs / pickyafaceup – [whiterosemoxie]

I have gone into heavy detail over the past few years about how much I admire Detroit’s whiterosemoxie, and just when I think I couldn’t enjoy his releases any more, he manages to outdo himself time after time. He just has this unignorable quality, and even though he doesn’t seem like he’d be obnoxious or an attention seeker in real life, it’s almost like he gets behind a mic and turns into a completely different icon, making him someone you can’t overlook no matter what. He’s not strictly entertaining, though, because his talents are abundant and he never fails to push past what fans may expect from him and innovate which seems to be a quality that only a handful of renowned artists can manage to pull off as well as moxie. A few weeks ago, moxie sent through his latest EP entitled HABITS, a 7 song effort that is about 18 minutes of pure energy, emotion, and excitement. Since first getting the chance to listen, I haven’t looked back and I now consider it a staple in my Spotify shuffle, especially his song “Rulor” with BIGBABYGUCCI and his solo endeavor “off_Yew”. Aside from these smash hits, he also released …

Angelhood – [grandma]

Liam Hall is a name that might not sound very familiar to you if you’re not an absolute student of the music industry, but he is one of the most ingenious and original people in the history of the music business, at least in my opinion. Better known by his stage name grandma, he has been earning accolades and recognition for his unheard-of take on hip-hop, often crafting instrumentals by himself as well as laying down some of the most angelic vocals that you could ever wish to experience. After breaking his solo-release silence of a couple of years with a few singles that were rumored to be featured on a project in the future, grandma made even more strong cases as to why he is someone that can never, and will never be ignored. To be honest, if you have an expectation of what hip-hop should sound like, you might not like his music because he wants to break that barrier, and he does so with everything he puts out in a magical and grandiose fashion. If you have an open mind and look forward to people who push the envelope and inject creativity into their craft, though, grandma …

God Hired You to Be My Baby – [grandma]

Music, or more specifically hip-hop in general, doesn’t always have to be an eardrum-busting, flex-filled soundscape in order for a song to come out great, and if anyone knows this better than anyone, it’s grandma. While he probably leans more towards a genre like alternative, there are definitely some hip-hop-adjacent elements that come into play, so I think that it isn’t unheard of to mention him and the genre in the same sentence. Nonetheless, he might not always release music quite as often as some of his counterparts in the industry, so that just means that you need to listen when he puts out something new. As he gears up to release his EP Angelhood next month on August 12th, grandma has already gifted us a handful of unforgettable singles like “I Met God Online” and “Blue Atlanta”, but I think the song that has me most excited for this project is his brand-new offering “God Hired You to Be My Baby”. The production is laid back and driven by a guitar melody, but grandma’s voice is just so powerful and convicting that no matter what he is singing about or when he sings it, there is nothing in this …

Blue Atlanta – [GRANDMA]

I don’t typically get too worked up when I go into the comments on some of our social posts regarding new music that I’ve written about because I know the internet is full of haters and trolls. People are just so quick to judge an artist based on a picture, a name, or any other low-hanging fruit that they can attempt to make fun of, and while I could easily get angry and into Twitter wars day in and day out, I just have to remember that it’s because of their own ignorance that they’re missing out on some amazing music. One of the only times that I can remember truly getting pissed off was when we posted GRANDMA’s single “I Met God Online” and I saw someone negatively commenting on his name because I look at him as one of the very best tastemakers and musicians in our day and age. Although I don’t know him personally, I felt such a strong sentiment overcome me because he is one of the very few talents who seems to truly put his all into his craft, and seeing some random kid dismiss him before even listening based on something as superficial …

The Top 5 Greatest Cookies of All Time

It’s 9:40 PM in Chicago Illinois – May 6th, 2022   I am in the living room of the Lyrical Lemonade office with Ausar, OG Stevo, Chris Patrick, and Justin Alvarez. I just got back from two weeks of touring with femdot on the ‘Back Home’ tour, and one question that arose in the green room multiple times was: What’s the best cookie of all time? We had plenty of passionate and spirited debates about this on the road: Frsh Waters loves butter cookies, femdot is a fan of snickerdoodle, and Amindi is a fan of the frosted animal crackers. After many days of thinking about this in my head, I bought this question up to Ausar, OG Stevo, and Chris Patrick. So here we are – now 9:50 on a Friday night at the Lyrical Lemonade office, ranking our top 5 cookies. _____   First things first – Chris Patrick is the WILDCARD of this debate. For starters, he started his list from 5 to 1, which I think we can all agree is weird. He was extremely passionate about these things called Vienna cookies, must be a New Jersey thing because none of us from the midwest has …

I Met God Online – [grandma]

If you’re at all tapped in with the hyperpop community, then grandma shouldn’t be someone that you’re unfamiliar with. He has been crafting some of the most unique and constantly enthralling sounds in the entire underground music scene, but it seems like he doesn’t quite get nearly enough credit for the impact he has made on the music business. Maybe it’s because he hasn’t actually had a solo release in just about two years, or maybe it’s because people aren’t ready for the splash that he is making, but either way, I am not afraid to say that he is one of my favorite musicians in the current state of music. His diversity is seriously so underappreciated, and although I was introduced to him through artists like ericdoa, Tony Velour, and ITSOKTOCRY who are traditionally labeled as hyperpop emcees, grandma transcends this label by far, and I think that more people need to start giving him the credit that he deserves. Bending genres is his forte, and although we waited a few years for new individual music from the Atlanta representative, his brand-new self-produced song with some assistance from Lars Stalfors and Johan Lenox entitled “I Met God Online” was …

Purple Rain, Pt. 2 – [Jeda Voice]

R&B artist Jeda Voice is an artist who enjoys sharing his craft with the world. You could describe his sound as edgy and different which takes his music to the next level. His passion for music came from a young age when his grandma had a big stereo tape player and as kids he played around, and he pressed play by mistake and once “Jodeci” came on that’s when he fell in love with the art of music. When asked who he makes music for, Jeda Voice responded, “The lovers, The under dogs, the rejected ones, the ones that people envy, the ones that people hurt, the ones that have lost everything, the ones who are hungry for everything, the hard workers, the enlightened ones.” Jeda Voice has a lot of new music coming soon so stay tuned!

first order of business – [Baby Keem]

I know I’ve pretty much posted every music video and accompanying release of Baby Keem’s since he released the melodic blue last week, but the simple truth is the fact that I’m not even close to tired of this album, and I don’t think fans are either. It’s my personal favorite album of the year so far, and while I don’t think that’s a controversial opinion, at this point, his music videos are only bringing this project to new heights due to their creativity and abstract nature, so until I’m forced to stop writing about his releases, I’m going to keep covering them for as long as I can. While I have trouble pinpointing exactly what my favorite song on the album is, I was blown away by his song “first order of business” because it’s finally a song in hip-hop that doesn’t flex about his own personal riches and wealth, but it speaks on how he wants to use his fortune to take care of his family and the ones that mean the most to him, and that’s the endearing part of music that doesn’t get enough attention whatsoever. Luckily, we actually received a Dave Free-directed music video that …

fantasize – [ericdoa]

Whether you want to call it hyperpop, digicore, pop, or anything else, it’s taking over the world and you need to be ready. It’s clear that most of the pioneers of this new movement aren’t making music abiding by the conventional lines that the aforementioned genres would suggest, so I don’t really know what to call it, but I’m fully consumed with all of these young and insanely talented artists. At the very top of my list is ericdoa, an unbelievably talented artist who you’ve most likely heard of, at this point, and if you haven’t taken the time to listen up to the remarkable music he’s been creating, you’re missing out on one of the biggest gems in the entire industry. Whether you’ve been sleeping or heavily tapped in, you absolutely need to put his latest song “fantasize” on your radar immediately because it’s literally one of the most entertaining records you’ll hear all day, and it might take the spot for my personal song of the summer just because the vibes are there in all the right places. Opening with the wonderful production from hitmakers Zetra, Glasear, and Fortune Swan, there are some very robotic-sounding synths that almost …