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Stick – [JID] & [J. Cole] (feat. [Kenny Mason] & [Sheck Wes])

Stick! Stick! Stick! Stick! All my homies love STICK: Staying True, Integrity Creates Knowledge! At this point, there isn’t much left to say about this incredible track. 16M+ streams later, we’ve all heard “Stick”. We’ve raged to it, we’ve cried to it, and we’ve all thanked god above for delivering us a high-energy medley from some of hip-hop’s most celebrated performers and producers. This week “Stick” gets the video it deserves from Waboosh & Onda – and though it needs no introduction, here I am typing. Enjoy and Bon Appetit. Check out “Stick”‘s new visual here:

Ghetto Gods (Deluxe) – [EarthGang]

Music is all about unleashing your creativity and giving yourself an outlet to express yourself, and even when artists approach their process in different fashions, there is no denying their skills if they can make something that shows off their originality rather than just copying off of someone else who has done something great in the past. Whether you’re rapping about the same things over and over or switching things up, there is no taking away from your conceptions if you’re able to do it in a way that we’ve never seen before, and EarthGang is a duo that knows this better than anyone. I mean, they’re just so versatile as we’ve seen that it doesn’t matter if they hop on a thrilling, effervescent instrumental or a softer, slower beat because regardless, they’re going to go absolutely crazy. Sometimes they talk about more sentimental or serious topics while other times they just cut loose and have fun while living in the moment, but regardless of what vibe they are in prior to hitting the studio, magic will be made 10 times out of 10. Back in February, they finally released their long-awaited album Ghetto Gods which boasted 17 songs, ran …

Talk About Me – [Dot Da Genius] ft. [Kid Cudi] [Denzel Curry] & [J.I.D.]

Dot Da Genius is a legend in this industry, and if his name is new to you, you might want to do some research before you speak any further. I mean, he was the mastermind behind Kid Cudi’s 2008 hit “Day ‘n’ Nite” as well as a variety of other Cudi records, and he has also worked with world renown artists including Nas, Denzel Curry, Lil Nas X, and plenty more. Producers just don’t seem to get the same spotlight as emcees because their work is often done behind the scenes, so when I saw that Dot teamed up with the captain of our ship Cole Bennett, I wasn’t wasting any time to peep the magic that was brought to life. “Talk About Me” features Kid Cudi, Denzel Curry, and J.I.D., so even though this is a trio I didn’t expect to come across in a million years, they work so incredibly well over Dot’s insanely poignant instrumental, and the video is one of the best pieces of art I have seen all year. There is a mixture of black and white scenes sprinkled in throughout, but even in the clips that contain color, it seems like the vibrancy is …

LONDON – [BIA] ft. [J. Cole]

I know this is such a controversial opinion considering I’m a hip-hop writer and fanatic, but J. Cole has never really been for me, and I know that’s going to stir up some hate online without a doubt. I think he is massively talented and he’s clearly one of the best emcees of our generation, but his music just never really appealed to my personal preferences, so I just don’t listen that much. I don’t hate on him, and I would never disrespect him, I just go about my business as most people would. BIA, on the other hand, is someone who I am not overly familiar with, but I know she is making major waves in the industry right now, and considering she has a spot high up on this year’s upcoming Summer Smash lineup, she’s someone that I know I need to familiarize myself with much more than I already am. So, her latest song featuring J. Cole entitled “LONDON” is a perfect moment to acquaint myself with the rising star, and after seeing the Daps-directed music video, I was definitely blown away. Aside from Cole seeming to give his best English accent at times throughout this song, …

T-Shyne New Project ‘CONFETTI NIGHTS’ Out Now

Confetti Nights call for a celebration. That is exactly what Young Stoner Life signee T-Shyne’s new project calls for. A celebration of his journey thus far as an artist. Confetti Nights 15-track list includes features from Young Thug, Gunna, Meek Mill, Nav, JID, NAV,6lack, Swae Lee, Dougie F, and Westway. This album has generated a lot of buzz surrounding two-time NBA championship winner, Kevin Durant being listed as an executive producer on the project.  “Confetti Nights is like a celebration of sorts. The basketball player who just made it to the league, following him on his journey from his rookie year to his first championship win. As life goes, most people don’t start at the top,” T-Shyne explained. “But no matter your status or position, we’re all on a journey to improve some aspects of ourselves. This has been a very personal project for me. I tapped into a new vulnerability, sharing parts of my life I’ve never shared before. Stories I’ve never told. I truly believe others will be able to connect to this project more than any other project I’ve released.” The Bronx rapper’s unique style, vivid lyrical caliber, and determination to bring out different styles and showcase …

GODBODY – [Solo Jaxon]

It’s not often you see exceptional talent in the hip-hop industry from places like Arkansas, but surely putting the state on the map is rising talent Solo Jaxon. His latest release comes in the form of a six-track EP titled GODBODY. The EP is roughly 15 minutes of total stream time, and it’s a brief quarter-hour of music you’re definitely going to wanna tap into. His style ranges in style, but all of the tracks share the same themes in being hardbodied, lyrically emphasized, and heartfelt. The project is filled with hurt, spewing his thoughts and experiences into each and every track. This aspect makes each song more attractive than the next, in the sense that the listener knows with every song they click on, they’ll be experiencing a new take on Solo’s endeavors. Though he’s already gained traction with tracks like “GOOD” and “JUNGLE,” the entire EP is filled with bangers. Personally, the final two songs in “PARADE” and “GOOD” were the ones I gravitated toward the most. The combination of earworming/mysterious keys and aggressive lyricism in “PARADE” instantly had me hooked, and the track was immediately added to my personal library after listening once. “GOOD” has already received public …

Young Stoner Life Signee T-Shyne Releases “Top 5” From Forthcoming Project Confetti Nights

New York born rapper T-Shyne announced his highly anticipated sophomore project Confetti Nights will be released on April 1. It’s not surprising to know YSL Records CEO Young Thug oversaw this project. However, he will be working alongside NBA icon Kevin Durant who is also listed as executive producer. So far this year “30 for 30” and “Feed The Fam” were the first singles released from his upcoming project. As of March 18, T-Shyne is back on the scene with a new release from his project titled “Top 5”. “Top Five” is praised as an anthem for winners. Produced by Marzi, and directed by Tashi, this single demonstrates T-Shyne’s undeniable storytelling ability. His unique sound commands your attention while the visuals give you a new look at what a champion looks like. With this release, It’s hard to expect anything but greatness from ‘Confetti Nights”. T-Shyne’s biggest moments of his career thus far include his appearance on Young Thug’s acclaimed On The Rvn EP, and Slime Language 2 “That Go!” alongside Young Thug and Meek Mill. He recently was featured on Young Thug’s #1 album PUNK on standout track “Stressed”,with J.Cole and Young Thug. Make sure to check out “Top …

The Story Behind The “Off Deez” Music Video

The music video for “Off Deez” by JID and J. Cole was a huge one in the Lyrical Lemonade history, so on our latest episode of “Behind The Video”, LL founder Cole Bennett spoke on the creation process of the video. Nothing more to say here, check out this new BTV below!

My Favorite Projects of 2021

2021 has very much been an up and down year for most, but it’s undeniably been a phenomenal year for music. In fact, I enjoyed listening to so many releases that I’d forgotten some even released this year. Not only has there been plenty of stylistic/genre variety, but also artists of all types (small, emerging, mainstream) actively releasing their art. To showcase my appreciation, I decided to put together a list of my favorite projects; (in no particular order) all of which remain in my rotation heading into the new year. I hope you discover an album, EP or mixtape that you might have missed! Last but not least, this list is also a token of gratitude to each and every person that has read a Lyrical Lemonade piece of mine. I wish you a happy and fulfilling New Year. – – – – – Issa Gold: Tempus (album) Genres: Introspective hip-hop, Conscious rap Favorite track: Cold Summer   Amaria – Bittersweet (EP) Genres: R&B Favorite track: Lose Control   Richie Quake – Voyager (EP) Genres: R&B, Indie Favorite Track: Sensitive   Jean Deaux – Most Wanted (EP) Genres: Hip-Hop, Modern R&B, Electro-Trap Favorite track: Stay Down Marlon Craft – How We Intended (album) Genres: Hip-Hop, Jazz …

Rambo- [Joyner Lucas] ft. [Lil Durk]

Joyner Lucas is someone I haven’t quite gotten familiar with myself over the years, but I’m rapidly realizing that this needs to change, and I figured it’s better late than never. I guess I just didn’t realize all of the accomplishments he has achieved throughout. His career thus far, being nominated for 2 Grammys, collaborating with artists like J. Cole, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Tjay, and Lil Baby, as well as a myriad of other achievements that can’t be overshadowed any longer. Nonetheless, Joyner is definitely blazing a trail of his own and growing a fanbase that is as loyal as they come, so my ignorance stops here, and I am beyond excited to dive into his seasoned and impressive discography, without a doubt. What did it for me was his song “Rambo” featuring Lil Durk, and considering Lil Durk is always a draw for me personally, this was a record I simply couldn’t ignore even if I wanted to. I’m definitely glad I tuned into this hit because it shows so many different wonderful styles and talents from the two hitmakers, and it’s an undeniable banger in every sense of the word. This one contains production that features masterful …