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Jazzsoup Vol. 3 – [Mindsoup]

Mindsoup is a platform that is constantly sharing new talented producers and I have written about their past work, and today they are back with their brand new compilation project titled Jazzsoup Volume 3. This latest compilation tape includes ten different instrumentals form ten different producers, it’s basically like a smorgasbord of different unique beats that were pieced & arranged together perfectly to make for a great listen through. Typically when you feature this many different people, especially producers, on the same project it’s tough to have a cohesive project but the great minds over at Mindsoup somehow managed to make this happen. Anybody who loves hip-hop or jazz instrumentals will LOVE this project, so don’t waste any more time, check it out for yourself below! Production from Soulslo, Emerld, Kilamdapro, Amber Haze, Solrakmi, Kognito Beatz, Davnnk, NoLabel, Hyumn & Flame

What’s the Vibes? – [Ashoka]

The talented Hip Hop and R&B stylings of Ashoka returns to our pages for his first release of the new year. His new single, appropriately titled, “What’s the Vibes?” finds Ashoka occupying a pocket that allows him to slow things down while maintaining a subtle bounce. In a music landscape that benefits consistency, artists like Ashoka will undoubtedly continue to excel. Opened by a hypnotic reverberating bass that sets an overall reeled in approach to the record, Ashoka enters the two-minute showcasing by matching the elegant and ethereal energy of the song’s production. His cadence, which dips in-and-out of multiple pockets, occupies each space with intention. This combination does not only create an undeniably special moment within the record, as Ashoka responds to the question implied in the song’s title, but also showcases his ability to find a playful balance between mixing things up and remaining structured. Pay very close attention to Ashoka this year because if last year’s output and latest single tells us anything, it is that we have a big year ahead of us. Check out “What’s the Vibes?” by Ashoka below.

Not for Sale! – [FRITOGANG]

There have been countless times I have come on this site and given flowers to the incredible things that have emerged from my home state of Texas. Artists from every walk of life are creating a variety of sounds and genres that continue to prove to the world that their sound is something to pay attention to. To no surprise, the San Antonio based collective FRITOGANG continues to reinforce a narrative that locals have known for years; Texas has got it. FRITOGANG’s newly released Not for Sale! EP is a sprawling display of the group’s individual ability and collective strengths. Comprised of stirring raps, quotable hooks and jaw-dropping vocal performances the Alamo City collective appears to be finding their stride. Songs like the EP’s opener, “Need” and “Double Date” find the group capturing rowdy electric energy filled with pounding bass while more down-tempo lusty cuts like “Work” and “Body” showcase the true range of this group’s talents. Their ability to deliver a variety of textures and moods, that straddles the fine line between Hip Hop and R&B, within such a concise EP doesn’t only make for an exceptionally enjoyable listening experience but furthers the argument that FRITOGANG is by no means a …

Modus Vivendi – [070 Shake]

Authentic and in a lane of her own words that I can definitely use to summarize when speaking on behalf of the New Jersey-native rapper/singer 070 Shake. Most of the world began to become hip to her music from her features on Kanye West’s ye album, and her vocals on Pusha T’sDaytona album as well. Since her signing to G.O.O.D. Music, fans have been waiting eagerly for a full-length release from her. She has been growing tremendously since I first discovered her shortly after the release of her Glitter EP, so it’s been nothing less than amazing to see the amount of progression I have seen in not only her vocal capabilities, but her creativity as well. About a week ago, she released the first single “Guilty Conscience“–an 80s-themed, synth-heavy track about her catching her significant other in the act of sleeping around–all while her hiding the same situation happening to her and watching karma work its ways. As soon as I heard this track, I told myself that if there was anything like this on the album, then I’d be all in. Turns out, her album delivered much more of this and then some–that album being Modus Vivendi. The title derives from a Latin term which translates …

A Conversation with Armani White: A True Gem in The Industry

Here at Lyrical Lemonade, we pride ourselves on highlighting the gems that are circulating throughout the musical world. This is sometimes a hard thing to do when you take into account all of the facades and copy catters that are constantly coming and going. Nevertheless though, our mission remains the same as we strive to bring the best talent to our pages day in and day out. That said, today, I’m extremely excited to bring to our pages one of those gems. If you haven’t heard of Armani White, then let this be the last day you are able to say that. The West Philadelphia rapper has been taking the Hip-Hop world by storm and he’s truly just getting started. Out of all of the rappers I catch myself listening to Armani exudes a certain poise and realness that can only described as infectious. Once you listen to him, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. A couple of days ago, I got the chance to hop on the phone with White to get a deeper look into who he is as a person and an artist; The interview was one of the most fun that I’ve had in a …

LL Presents: The Henry AZ Q&A

I first found out about Henry AZ about a year or so ago because he was uploading multiple freestyles that were going viral on the internet, and then seemingly not too long after, he signed a record deal with the LEGEND Juicy J! Whenever a GOAT like Juicy shows that he believes a young upcoming artist has some talent + potential, as a hip-hop head, it’s only right that you pay closer attention. Now is the perfect time for you to get familiar with Henry AZ because he just released a brand new project titled Roommates that has some solid music + some big times features from the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Freddie Gibbs, Famous Dex and more. Take some time out of your Friday to read this brand new Q&A with Henry AZ below + while you’re at it make sure to stream this new tape via Spotify, and if you like what you hear then make sure to follow him on Instagram here!   EM: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself.  Henry AZ: My real name is Henry Anzola and that’s really …

Music To Be Murdered By – [Eminem]

“If I was half as good as I was, I’m still twice as good as you’ll ever be.” -Eminem on “Premonition (Intro) Currently, there aren’t too many artists that are afforded the luxury of being able to release an entire full-length project with no warning what so ever. Come to think of it, there aren’t even many legacy acts that can release albums in this matter. Being active for well over 20 years now, a lot of us can agree that Eminem has had a project or two that have stuck with us during our upbringing. As of late, he hasn’t been getting the recognition that he deserves, due to the lackluster outing we received on his 2017 album Revival. Feeling dismayed by the responses of that album, Eminem came right back in 2018 with the surprise album Kamikaze in which he strayed away from the pop sound of the last album and went back to more of his Hip-Hop roots. Better critically received this time, yet still received some backlash for his means of dedicating the entire album replying those who dissed him over the years. Here we are in 2020 and Eminem seems to put the nail in the coffin and …

Voices in my Head- [Calboy]

Calboy is gearing up to have a massive year. He already has the support and features of some major artists in the industry and his talent is versatile enough to propel him into the mainstream. His voice is similar to that of Lil Durk so that’s already an advantage, but his style puts the two artists into their own unique lanes. With his latest release “Voices in my Head”, the Chicago native gets introspective per usual. This time, however, he decides to take a different route when it comes to delivering his inner thoughts and does so less melodically and much faster paced than normal. Although we’re used to hearing his emotions as he sings, the way he viciously spits these bars and shows off his incredible lyricism carries the same feelings. He starts the song discussing some of the hardships he and the people close to him have faced growing up in the streets, but this narrative shifts as the song progresses. He talks about the fact that he’s never been afraid to handle his own business and he’ll continue to do so now and in the future if that means that he and the people closest to him …

YUNGBULL – [JODI]

NYC’s sLUms collective has steadily become a consistent source for some of the most exciting experimental hip-hop releases in the past year, and sLUms artist JODI continues to build this sonic barrier pushing reputation with his latest project, ‘YUNGBULL’. Mixing jazz samples, improvisational flows, and a stream of consciousness style of lyricism, the rapper and producer supplies a listener with a ceaseless amount of memorable moments throughout. Each track seems to build upon a different aspect of JODI’s craft, leaving a listener with an overarching sampler of the artist’s versatile sound. He fills the project with no shortage of entertaining and surprising detours, and every flow he finds over the array of unconventional beats hits harder than the last. JODI seems to really refine his bag on the track “KEN GRIFFEY”, as his punctual verses land on top of an incessant arsenal of snares and an expertly chopped-up sample that deserves listening back to over and over again. With that said, ‘YUNGBULL’ contains plenty of tracks to entice a listener to revisit the project, and JODI leaves a lasting impression through combinations of sounds that feel fresh and pack a resounding punch.

Christopher Walking – [Pop Smoke]

Regional impact is a concept and a subject that I frequently speak of here on the site, and it is something that will always amaze me in the realm of music. Ways in which a certain artist or song could be elevating in one city or state and not the rest of the world yet is and always has been mind-blowing to me–especially now in terms of how fast the internet works. In terms of Hip Hop, New York native Pop Smoke has been making moves for a while, and many New Yorkers would agree that he had the song of the summer when he released “Welcome to the Party” about 7 months ago. Since then, he has been on the rise and has yet to hit the brakes yet. Many of us may be getting hip to him as of late due to his feature on “GATTI“–the feature he provided for Travis Scott & Cactus Jack album Jackboys back in December of last year, but just know that he has been making noise all throughout New York for a while now. Nonetheless, he recently released his new single and visual for the track “Christopher Walking”. Staying true to his usual sound, Pop Smoke …