Watch Iann Dior Perform for the Monster Energy Outbreak: LIVE ON LOCATION Series

Obviously, with everything going on in the state of the world right now, live concerts and events are just not possible, at least in the same fashion that we’re used to. Although certain parts of the country have reopened with restrictions and rules to follow, who knows when things are going to go back to normal and we’re going to actually get to attend concerts once again. People are doing all sorts of creative things to supplement their craving for performing live and giving fans different options to appease their hunger for performances as well, but it’s just never the same. While some artists or performers are doing drive-in shows, others are doing things like live streaming performances in order to remain socially distanced. Monster Energy Outbreak has been doing the latter with their latest series “LIVE ON LOCATION”, which has recruited different artists from all over the country to perform live for fans to view from the comfort of their own homes. They’ve had various artists such as Lil Tjay, Rico Nasty, IDK, Shoreline Mafia, and G Herbo, but the most recent video I saw was for one of my favorite up and comers Iann Dior. In this performance, …

IDK & Friends 2 – [IDK]

IDK is an artist out of Maryland who I have been a huge fan of for some years now, but over the last year or so, he has been hitting a stride + getting a ton of love from plenty of people all over the globe. I watch plenty of sports/basketball podcasts, and I have been seeing a ton of promotion about the new basketball documentary titled Basketball County: In The Water that’s executed produced by big names such as Kevin Durant & Quinn Cook. You might be wondering why that’s relevant with this release, well that’s because this project is the soundtrack to that documentary, which makes perfect sense because the story is about PG County basketball players, so it made perfect sense to get a fellow native such as IDK to handle the soundtrack. IDK didn’t handle this one all by himself though, he recruited a star-studded lineup with talents including A$AP Ferg, Wale, XanMan, Juicy J, Denzel Curry, Maxo Kream, PnB Rock, Ronny J, Rico Nasty, YungManny, Alex Vaughn, Big Flock, Big Jam + Weensey (plus plenty of talented producers). When you get this many talented creatives to come together to create one body of work, you …

Mazel Tov – [IDK] Ft. [A$AP Ferg]

I have been a huge fan of IDK for some years now, whenever he is in Chicago I always try to catch his show because he is a special emcee, and today IDK is back on our site with his new offering titled “Mazel Tov” featuring A$AP Ferg. The track starts off with an upbeat + high energy instrumental that led right into IDK’s verse that was chock-filled with straight shit talker bars that set the tone, and after a break in the beat, A$AP Ferg came through with a rapid flow that touched on several things such as putting his family in positions of power, New York, as well as some braggadocious bars to match. This record is a hit, it’s going to be awesome to see live in concert once states start opening up again, so go ahead + memorize word for word until we can see IDK live! Produced by Ronny J • IDK

A Conversation with HighDefRazjah: Working with A$AP Ferg on ‘Value’, Being Featured in the ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ Trailer, the Virginia Music Scene and More

“I always think back to those dark times in life when I planted the seed and now I’m starting to reap the benefits of it.” -HighDefRazjah When thinking about the evolution of music, it’s such a beautiful journey to follow. The many things that music can do and how it can completely change lives, is nothing less than astounding to be able to witness. Speaking directly in terms of Hip Hop, it has changed so many lives each and every day, and has made things possible for many people who may have lost hope. In the year 2020, it’s safe to say we do see our fair share of acts who come and go, but the idea that one can virtually blossom a musical career with nothing but an iPhone and a laptop is something that is to be appreciated at the end of the day. Coming out of Suffolk, Virginia, record producer HighDefRazjah is no stranger to knowing what it’s like to have nothing and turn it into something. Coming from a city that is not too familiar with breaking many acts, Razjah crafted his career from the ground up by himself. He did what he had to do …

IDK – [Lil Tecca]

The rise of Lil Tecca has been unlike anyone I have ever seen before, he has become an absolute superstar in less than a year, and today Lil Tecca is back with his brand new music video for “IDK”. When you look at Lil Tecca’s impeccable catalog thus far into his career, it would be hard to think that he can make another banger to nearly topmost of the prior material, but sure enough, here he is again with one of the best songs you will hear all month. When you think of Lil Tecca’s career up to this point you can’t help but also think of Lyrical Lemonade’s own Cole Bennett because of the classic videos they have provided so far, and they connected again for this visual, so you already know that it’s going to be a hit. I am sure that when we look back at 2020 a year from now, we will see it as a year that was massive for Lil Tecca & continuing his growth as an artist, get prepared for him to completely take over the music world. Watch this brand new music video below and if you like what you hear/see then put …

Super Sad Always – [Melanie Faye]

It’s been about a full year since I started writing for Lyrical Lemonade and since then, I’ve had the chance to bring some pretty great artists to our pages; but after taking the time to reflect, I can honestly say that none quite compare to the artist I’m about to introduce. If you haven’t heard of Melanie Faye, this serves as your formal invitation to familiarize yourself with this star in the making. I stumbled upon the Nashville native back in 2017 after her viral guitar covers were making their rounds on social media platforms. Instantly, it was clear to see that she was special.  I got the chance to talk to Melanie on the phone for a bit and she explained to me that her musical endeavors first started when she was in the 6th grade. For most guitar prodigies, the skill was usually taught in home or passed down from a musical relative; For Melanie though, her passion for guitar stemmed from playing the hit game Guitar Hero 3. After that, she began to get really comfortable with the instrument while learning basic mechanics and chords. From then on, her musical development consisted of many lessons, self teaching and …

KNOWHERE – [DillanPonders]

An artist who has been releasing some of the strongest singles of his career to close out 2019 is DillanPonders. The Toronto staple has begun to turn heads in his city, all by remaining true to his vision and pushing high-quality rap music to his devout fanbase. On his latest EP KNOWHERE Dillan emphasizes his passion behind moving to the beat of his own drum and not fit into the expectations of society. This project leans towards the dark side of Dillan’s creative mind, understandably so after over a half-decade as an independent artist who has experienced a wild variety of highs and low traversing through the music industry. DillanPonders has been on an impressive run of dropping singles, with the most recent being “JURASSIC” alongside the red hot IDK. That feature may bring in new fans for Dillan but some of his strongest songs on the project are Dillan on his own laying down relentless bars. The intro song “KNOW I’M GOD” is one of my personal favorites, as Ponders puts his city on notice for his place as his own enigma, outside of the competitive nature amongst artists in Toronto. Playing off this, “LIMITLESS” sets his sights for the …

JURASSIC – [DillanPonders] ft. [IDK]

An artist who has been making some serious waves this year is DillanPonders, the psychedelic forefather of Toronto’s underground. Lyrical Lemonade has been loving the music he’s put out this summer, but he recently changed the game releasing a song alongside DMV Heavyweight IDK. The two lyrical wordsmiths trade verse back and forth over the intense beat produced by Alex Parham. The way both artists dissect their verses, it feels like a scene from Jurassic Park with two ferocious dinosaurs digging into their prey. Dillan and IDK are emcees of a high caliber, both intricate with their delivery on each bar. This is the final single of DillanPonder’s upcoming EP KNOWHERE. Each track released thus far has continued to impress me, with the build-up he’s had this project is sure to turn some heads. Listen to “JURASSIC” on all platforms here!

Watch IDK’s brand new interview with Real 92.3 LA

One of my favorite projects to come out this year is without a doubt IDK’s amazing effort titled Is He Real, so when I saw that he linked up with the good folks over at Power 92.3 LA for an interview, I couldn’t wait to dive into the discussion. You will find the DMV talent speaking on everything such as the previously mentioned album, religion, building his fan base, meeting Kanye West, dropping the ‘Jay’ from his name awhile back, the title of his project, producing some of his own material, his album cover, his hometown, moving to California, the documentary, exercising, part-owning two gyms, his relationships, having a conversation with Mike Tyson, DMX, his live performance, his favorite books and so much more. This was an all-around great interview that you shouldn’t miss out on, check it out below!

Digital – [IDK]

DMV native IDK has been one of my favorite rappers over the past few years, and just a couple of hours ago he and his camp released a dope new music video for “Digital”. I have always loved the creativity that IDK brings to his music, there is so many different layers of this song that I enjoyed including the soulful beginning, the bass knocking instrumental and his cutthroat raps of course. What’s even more impressive than the clear skills that IDK possesses as an artist, he is also a brilliant director himself, as he was the mastermind behind the whole idea of this visual. Watch this brand new music video below! Produced by Daniel Yaro