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Turtles – [6 Dogs]

6 Dogs has long been one of my favorite artists to listen to in the underground and I don’t see that changing whatsoever moving forward. He has the gentle touch to each song that can pair with both dreamy, outer space-like beats as well as hard-nosed, ruthless instrumentals, and he just brings good vibes to every song he has a part in, even if some of the topics he talks about might suggest otherwise. While it seems as if he’s taking his time to truly perfect each and every song he delivers recently, I’m okay with this because it all but guarantees he’s going to give us a hit every single time he drops something new. There is absolutely no exception when it comes to his latest song “Turtles”, either. He brings a new vibe to his already extensive arsenal of music with this hit, and the upbeat nature of the production just makes you want to get outside and dance. A bubbly guitar plays in the background as kick drums provide some incredible liveliness to the track, giving 6 the perfect foundation to sing some incredibly melancholic bars, although these seem to be a bit less dejected than normal. …

A Conversation w/ Kaash Paige: Debut Album ‘Teenage Fever’, Musical Influences, Crafting a Signature Sound & More

“I just got to be myself at all times and always speak about how I’m feeling regardless of how it may come off. You have to be vulnerable in your music at all times.” -Kaash Paige If there’s one thing thats for sure, is that the women are on the rise right now in the music industry. Competing in a world that has been predominately ran by males is something that many have struggled with for a long time. That is, up until this year. In 2020 alone, we have seen many more female rappers and singers emerging and gaining enough momentum to make it onto peoples radars. One of the biggest stars to blossom this year, would undeniably be the Texas-native Kaash Paige. With the success of her ever-so-popular “Love Songs” record blowing up with over 15 million TikTok clips, as well as over 725 million streams, Kaash Paige was destined for success right from the jump. The “Kaash” in her name standing for “Kill All Arrogance–Stop Hatred”, she is one of the youngest R&B stars in the game now that is no stranger to showing the world just how creative she is and can be. Collaborating earlier this …

What’s Going On (Marvin Gaye Cover) – [OLU]

Whether you’re a musician, an athlete, a celebrity for some other reason, or just a regular everyday person, there is some sort of music that has helped shape you into the person you are today. Your early taste in music most likely might’ve been built from your parents’ preferences because that’s all you had access to at a young age, but as we grow older, we truly appreciate these offerings more than ever before. Most musicians show their appreciation for these early influences by either mentioning those artists in interviews, referencing them in songs, or even sampling their music and giving it their own spin in order to bring it new life. As for EARTHGANG member OLU, he decided to take this dedication one step further and dropped off an actual full-on cover of Marvin Gaye’s classic record “What’s Going On”. Considering EARTHGANG is one of my favorite groups coming up in the music world, I wasn’t sure what to expect here. Normally, the duo is on songs with one another and they elevate each other’s aptitudes, so this was a new experience for me to hear OLU individually. Additionally, covers can be a challenging thing because you want to …

A Conversation With Ajani Jones

Ajani Jones is someone who I first got familiar with roughly five years ago when he was just a small artist making dope music in the city, since that point, he has grown a tremendous amount as an artist + as a person. He has become one of the top tier young talents that are gaining notoriety in Chicago, he is the kind of artist who makes music that I consider food for thought, he creates with tons of passion + he takes his craft incredibly serious. These qualities are on display whenever he drops a new project or single because, in the handful of years I’ve been listening to him, he hasn’t missed yet. I interviewed Ajani a couple of years ago, but now that I am doing more on-camera interviews here at the Lyrical Lemonade headquarters in Chicago, I wanted to bring him by for another conversation + catch up with him. I had a good time chopping it up with Ajani, it’s the perfect interview to read/watch if you are a fan of him and even if you don’t know his material at all. Listen to some of his music, watch some of these clips + learn …

LL Presents: The 99 Neighbors Q&A

Back in 2019, I became introduced to one of my favorite groups to ever exist. That sounds like an exaggeration, but ever since stumbling upon their music, I have been completely enamored by their art in every way. It’s extremely common to be inspired by music itself, but its another thing to be inspired by the people who are making it; But, that’s exactly what you get when talking about the Vermont, Collective, 99 Neighbors. Over the past year or so, the rising group has made immense strides; from the release of their debut album, “Television” all the way to inking a record deal under the Warner backed label, Nice Work, the group of talented individuals have been creating a unique and outstanding lane that only they can occupy. As a longtime supporter of 99 Neighbors, it was only right to get them on our page in a way that covers more ground than the classic write up. Last week, I had the chance to hop on a zoom call with the main vocalists of the group, Sam Paulino, Aidan Ostby, Hank “HANKNATIVE” Collins, and Connor “Swank” Stankevich. I was even able to get manager, Cal Rawlings on for a …

A Conversation with Sevn Thomas: Toronto Music Scene, Working on ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’, Musical Inspirations and More

A reoccurring theme here on Lyrical Lemonade, is speaking in regards to the importance of producers and songwriters. They are some of the individuals that will never not get the respect as some of the most important individuals in the music industry. Songwriters specifically, are amongst the many individuals in the music industry that are almost always in the shadows. Sometimes by design, other times by choice. For Grammy-Nominated songwriter and producer Sevn Thomas, he has the talent level and the resume to prove that he is one of the most diverse and versatile producers in the game–and his songwriting pen is even stronger. Hailing out of Toronto Canada, Sevn Thomas would spend his earlier days in life inside of various recording studios–navigating his way though them all to find his craft and master it. After many trials and tribulations in his life, the singer turned producer’s efforts eventually lead him to linking up with the legendary producer Boi-1da–most known for his contributions all throughout Drake’s career. Sevn’s musical abilities afforded him the luxury of producing and/or writing for a wide-ranging pool of musical acts such as Mac Miller, Travis Scott, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj, and even Drake himself. He is …

Watch Lil Wayne Interview Dr. Dre

One thing that I love seeing is icons in the culture transition and become greats in other avenues, and that’s exactly what the GOAT Lil Wayne has been doing with his new platform “Young Money Radio”. Lil Wayne has only released about seven interviews up to this point, but they have all been great conversations and it shows just how big this platform could be. Late last night, I found his twenty-minute interview with Dr. Dre, and I couldn’t get enough of it. Lil Wayne the interviewer is that thing that I never knew that I needed, but now that it’s here, I LOVE it. I can only imagine how many great guests Lil Wayne is going to be able to get in the future, I predict that in a few years this will be one of the most prominent interview spaces in the music community. Check out this new conversation below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y0fDcmLbyY

A Man Rose from the Dead- [Scrim]

I understand that there was a boatload of new music that dropped Thursday night including projects from Future, Polo G, Yung Lean, and many more. While these may overwhelm the media and take all of the attention from most other music that released, the most under the radar project by far is Scrim’s debut solo album A Man Rose from the Dead. Up until this point, Scrim was one half of the infamous duo $uicideboy$, and he continues to be a part of the group of course, but this is the first real taste we have of any sort of solo music from him or his counterpart Ruby. Typically, when artists split off to do their own thing, it’s because they’re maybe tired of having to constantly share the spotlight with the rest of their crew or they believe it’s time that they get to have their own complete control over the creative freedom within their music. For Scrim, neither of these things is really the case. He needed to do this for himself and his own sanity. Those of us who know the constant struggles he has never been shy to talk about in music and interviews, know that …

Drake Masters the Art of Leak Culture on ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’

“My brothers @oliverelkhatib @ovonoel put together alot of the songs people have been asking for (some leaks and some joints from SoundCloud and some new vibes) DARK LANE DEMO TAPES out everywhere at midnight…also my 6th STUDIO ALBUM DROPPING SUMMER 2020!!! Lucky number 6 soon fwd” -Drake, via Instagram If there’s one thing that many artists have familiarized themselves with in the rap industry, would be music leaks. Some way and somehow, hackers get their hands on tons of unreleased material from lots of our favorite artists each and every day. While it is not at the best of interest of the artist having their music leak, the fans will always enjoy it. There is a large community of music fans that take joy in seeking out unreleased material and sharing it with other people. Artists such as Playboi Carti, Uzi, and even the late-great Juice WRLD have all had lots of their music leak in the past, and the fans are all here for it. Although this happens to many artists, there are some who’s music never leaks–one of those artists being Drake. Besides all that has been going on in the world the past few months, one of the things we can …

Watch Sada Baby Make Tacos on “Follow My Recipe”

I know Sada Baby has been on the scene for a minute, but I was just put onto him a few months ago. I can’t believe what I was sleeping on because he’s making some of the wildest and crazy music in the history of Detroit Rap. His style is like a mix between hard-hitting, aggressive drill music crossed with vibes of West Coast Hip-Hop aesthetics. While some songs lean more one way than the other depending on the track, this is a style all on its own that I haven’t heard any other rappers create in my life. Aside from this unique flair, his personality levels up records more than I ever thought was imaginable. Whether he’s smiling, dancing, using different voices, or trying out new styles, he’s always experimenting with different sounds which keeps his music intriguing, fresh, and always fun to listen to. I never knew I needed to watch rappers cook beyond Action Bronson’s “Fuck, That’s Delicious”, but CinematicTV created a show on YouTube inviting rappers to come in and show off their skills in the kitchen. They’ve had 9lokknine on to cook a prison brick, TeeJayx6 cheffing up a scam burger, and Lil Gotit creating …