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Middle Child Freestyle – [Spenzo]

Chicago native Spenzo is making his way back on our platform this afternoon with his brand new freestyle over J. Cole’s hit record “Middle Child”. This instrumental has inspired plenty of emcees to give it a spin because of just how hard it hits, but Spenzo’s take on the record might be the best remix I have heard yet. Spenzo flexed his insane lyrical ability on this joint but that’s what I expected from the veteran, be to hear prepared for one of his best verses to date. Listen to this brand new offering below and if you like it be sure to give Spenzo a follow on Soundcloud here!

Hip-Hop And The Grammys: It’s Complicated

On the Recording Academy’s Up-and-Down Relationship with Rap     The scent of weed wafting its way down the hall to my room from Andre3000’s neighboring after party cements the night in my mind like it was yesterday. Andre had reason to celebrate: it was 2004, and Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below had just won what is generally considered to be the top prize on “Music’s Biggest Night”—the Grammy Award for album of the year. I remember the night, and that smell of success, like it was yesterday. But it was hardly yesterday, was it? It’s the most oft-mentioned, ongoing streak of embarrassment for the Grammys, but it must be repeated annually until it’s broken: it has been fifteen years since that Outkast win, and no rap project since has reached the Grammy summit. Plenty of worthy LP’s have been nominated, but all have come up short, including exceptional  releases by Lil Wayne, Drake, Jay-Z and—three times each, Eminem, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. That’s fifteen years, mind you, in which hip-hop has only solidified its place as contemporary culture’s preeminent sound and style. What can you say? Fool me once…but fool me fifteen times? The 61st Grammy Awards will take …

Middle Child – [J. Cole]

Yesterday Dreamville leader J. Cole blessed the world with his brand new offering titled “Middle Child”, and it’s easily the hottest record of 2019 so far. I’m not the only one that thinks that though obviously, if you check the numbers this song is going CRAZY, it’s been #1 trending on Youtube since it’s release and I don’t see it slowing down. You fill find Cole addressing his naysayers on this track as well as flexing his unmatched lyrical ability and foreshadowing what is to come in the near future, trust me when I say it’s an all around pleasing tune. Take a few minutes of your night to check out this brand new record below and if you enjoy it be sure to share it with a friend!

Watch Josi Green’s brand new interview with Illanoize

Josi Green is an artist that we have been covering here on Lyrical Lemonade for some years now, and today he is making his return with his brand new interview with Illanoize! You will find the three of them asking Josi about plenty of things such as living in both Chicago and Texas, the music culture of both of those cities, being in the studio with Paul Wall, how moving to Texas influenced his music, a project that he is dropping later this month, collaborating with Ro, looking at his analytics, marketing himself as an artist, going to school, how his crew AIM came together, his relationship with Chi Adkins, the recording process of Bad Habits, being inspired by J. Cole, Lupe & Wale, the message he wants to send in his music and so much more. Check out this awesome new conversation below!

i am > i was – [21 Savage]

Well, he didn’t forget this time. Two weeks after the initially-announced release date of his new album, 21 Savage has finally let loose the project, and it’s everything we hoped it would be and more. Spanning fifteen tracks, the body of work has vibes for everyone alongside features from the likes of Childish Gambino, J. Cole, and more. Without a doubt, i am > i was ensures a star-studded experience, and 21’s display of artistic maturity is a reassuring sign for both fans new and old. There’s a lot to dive in to in this one, and we’re sure to have it on repeat for weeks to come. Make sure you don’t forget 21 Savage on your year-end lists. Listen to the new album below!

Off Deez – [J.I.D.] ft. [J. Cole]

Fresh off of the release of his highly-anticipated new album, DiCaprio 2, J.I.D. is at the top of rap headlines right now, as his latest full-length effort will certainly claim a spot in the best projects of 2018. Today, the Dreamville signee is back to keep the wins coming, this time dropping off a brand new visual for DiCaprio 2-standout, “Off Deez”, alongside J. Cole. Directed by Lyrical Lemonade’s own, Cole Bennett, this video finds each of the two rappers in a world of ominous color that perfectly fits their flamethrowing flows and undeniable chemistry. The world of creative animation from Bennett only adds to the excitement of this release, and needless to say, it’s one my favorite visuals to come out in recent months, even featuring a quick cameo from Joey Bada$$. Watch the new video for  “Off Deez” below and if you haven’t already, check out DiCaprio 2 here!

Off Deez – [J.I.D] ft [J. Cole]

Dreamville’s J.I.D gave us without a doubt one of the hottest projects of 2018 with the release of “DiCaprio 2,” which included his hit single “Off Deez.” The song features J. Cole and is given a new life today as the duo teams up with Lyrical’s very own Cole Bennett for a mind boggling visual. J.I.D and J. Cole flow effortlessly over the ChaseTheMoney produced beat as Cole gives the video a dark image with vibrant animations. Be sure to check out the new visual below and to come see J.I.D live at our Christmas show December 22nd!

DiCaprio 2 – [J.I.D]

J.I.D has been a favorite at Lyrical Lemonade for quite some time now, and he just blessed us with his brand new album titled “DiCaprio 2”. There is a total of fourteen (if you count the bonus) new tracks provided on this project and after streaming through this tape a few times through I was extremely impressive with the final product. There was plenty of moments while listening to this project that I just closed my eyes and got lost in J.I.D’s hypnotic and at often times overwhelming (in a good way) verses, plus all of the skits provided made it feel more like a good movie and not just a good album. J.I.D was undoubtedly the shining factor here but the features on this project made it that much better thanks to the likes of A$AP Ferg, J. Cole, 6LACK, Ella Mai, BJ The Chicago Kid, Method Man and last but not least, Joey Bada$$.  Stream this brand new album below and if you like it be sure to give J.I.D a follow on Twitter here!

Say Na – [Moneybagg Yo] feat. [J. Cole]

A collaboration I would have never thought about was Moneybagg Yo and J. Cole in the booth together let alone the same video for their trap banger, “Say Nah.” Moneybagg Yo has recently released his first album, RESET, which alone is a packed with deadly bars from the Memphis, Tennessee native as well as equally lethal features from Future, Kodak Black, YG and of course J. Cole. From the laundry mat to the local park Moneybagg Yo can be seen in his new video for “Say Nah” giving back and flexing at the same time as money falls wherever he walks. Draped in red flannel print the two MC’s stand towering next to one another as Cole delivers another firey feature. Watch the new video from Moneybagg Yo featuring the Dreamville label-head, J. Cole below and tell us what you think of the new visuals and Moneybagg’s new album in the comment section!

Watch J.I.D’s New Album Trailer for DiCaprio 2

The anticipation for DiCaprio 2, J.I.D’s upcoming follow up to his DiCaprio series is growing to outrageous heights. The Dreamville MC has released two singles from the upcoming album, “Off Deez” featuring J. Cole and “151 Rum.” The latter of the two singles, “151 Rum,” is used as the soundtrack to new trailer from J.I.D specifically, the gritty set of synths and bass that start the track. Sticking true to the theme of the album, J.I.D recreates various scenes from the Oscar winners highly acclaimed films. J.I.D talks on the brief role of DiCaprio in Inception, The Revenant, Wolf of Wall Street, Titanic and Aviator. As if we weren’t anxious enough, J.I.D’s new album trailer manages to raise our anxiety in preparation for the new album set to release this Friday, November 26. Watch the new album trailer below for DiCaprio 2 and tell us what you think and how excited you are for the J.I.D’s highly anticipated follow up!