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Pristine – [TyFontaine]

I know what you’re thinking, here goes Danny with another TyFontaine article… When’s he going to stop? The answer is never, or at least not until he stops making music which appears to be the same answer, so just strap in and get ready for another hit. Although the slight hiatus was only a short period of time, Ty is back with an incredible new single entitled “Pristine” and the title does an incredible job of explaining just how awesome the song is. Produced by hitmakers Cxdy and ThankYouWIll, we’re introduced right off the bat to some lighthearted piano keys and unique synths before simplistic yet rhythmic percussive elements enter the scene and provide an unbelievable basis for Ty to reintroduce himself to the world. In the hook, Ty constantly begins his sentences before interrupting himself with a scoff as if to say he doesn’t have to explain his drip, people already know what he’s rocking. Eventually, though, he finishes each phrase with such personality and enthusiasm, it’s impossible not to admire the rapidly rising star’s charisma. The instrumental simplifies slightly in the verse, giving Ty a virtually blank slate to switch up his deliveries and flows which he takes …

Big Boss Rabbit – [Freddie Gibbs]

Although Freddie Gibbs might’ve lost Best Rap Album at the Grammys by a hair to the legendary Nas, he decided he still wanted to show the man some respect and did so by putting his own spin on the 2001 Stillmatic hit “You’re Da Man” in his brand-new song entitled “Big Boss Rabbit”. Opening up, you can hear some inspiring synths or violins of some sort before the crispiest percussion and pounding drums enter into the picture for a foundation that is almost too perfect for Freddie. As soon as these elements come into play, Freddie also begins to spit some ruthlessly uninterrupted bars like only he knows how. His voice is deep and smooth as we’ve grown used to hearing from the impressive veteran, yet there’s something about this song that just sounds even more buttery than ever before. There’s just something about his effortless delivery with his low tone of voice that works so well with the higher-pitched parts of the melody, tying everything together for another awesome single. Along with this new song comes a music video that is directed by JMP, and although he doesn’t take us to Miami or any other wild and exotic places …

A Conversation with Chloe Angelides about her new album: Friends Who Failed At Love

There are some spectacular artists in this music industry, and for the remainder of my time working in it, I am determined to shine a light on the diamonds and gems who deserve the love. I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and this artist who I get to feature today is a product of a chance encounter that I will always be grateful for. It’s one thing to connect with someone on a few levels, but it’s another thing entirely to connect on all levels. That’s what it felt like when I met Chloe Angelides one night in LA. We instantly struck a conversation about music and life and ultimately found out that we grew up 30 minutes away from each other in Virginia. Our chat quickly continued into the night and I left utterly impressed at her character and innate passion for music. Not only is Chloe a gem of a human, but she’s truly an amazing artist/songwriter who has written with and for some of the biggest names in music. Today though, she’s not making it on to our page just for credits; she’s appearing on Lyrical Lemonade for the release of her brand …

Paper – [El Jubo] feat. [Zaytoven]

If theres anyone who would know which artists are up next, it would be the producers of the game. Of course, the A&Rs are the real talent scouts and work with artist development, but the producers are among that group as well, as many of them have a wide array of artist that they have worked with, and they know what sounds good. Grammy award-winning and legendary music producer Zaytoven is one of those who are very tapped in, and not just in his hometown of Atlanta. We all know by now what he can do for the artists of his city, but he’s adding a lot more to his arsenal. Virginia-native El Jubo receives a major co-sign from Zaytoven on his latest track, titled “Paper”. For those unfamiliar with El Jubo, he has been pretty active for the past few years when it comes to the music. As far as 2020 goes, he released a few singles such as “Problems” and my personal favorite, “Right here”. His talent and efforts allowed his music to be noticed by Zaytoven and earned him one of the biggest looks of his career thus far. As solidified as Zaytoven is, we know that …

Sticky – [TyFontaine]

TyFontaine has been on an absolute tear ever since he took the music scene by storm not too long ago. Since then, he has been one of the most consistent artists in the game, dropping countless singles, projects, and visuals that all prove my point that I’ve made in the past about him being one of my favorite talents out right now. His most recent project We Ain’t the Same is an album that I revisit on a constant basis, and although it’s almost impossible to choose a favorite track off of the incredible record, his song “Sticky” was a favorite early on after just my first listen, and I’m beyond pleased that it now has an unbelievable JMP-directed visual to pair with it. As the mystifying, angelic strings and jazzy saxophone begin to play out within the beat, there is an animated be flying around jars of honey being poured, starting out strong with the sticky themes that relate to the title of the track. The first person we see is a beautiful woman who is pouring honey on her hand before Ty is shown, staring deep into her soul in a very loving, lustful fashion. The shots used …

556 – [Comethazine]

After what seems like an eternity of hype and anticipation, Comethazine is back and better than ever with his brand-new project Bawskee 4, an incredible addition to the Bawskee series that he has been building on since he came onto the scene a few years ago. While it’s been abundantly obvious that there’s nothing nice or friendly about Comethazine, at least according to his music, his antihero demeanor is something that is as compelling as it is attention-grabbing. His one-liners are always well thought out and his attitude is just magnetic, at least for me, drawing me back in for every new song or project he puts out. Although I want to give Bawskee 4 a deeper listen before getting more in-depth about it, he also decided to complement the project with the release of the very timely, creepy, JMP-directed music video for one of the tape’s standout songs “556”. As it opens up, Comethazine and a group of friends are inside of a somewhat eerie, haunting wooden house, and I’m assuming they were enjoying a night of fun before things took a turn for the worst. He has his back to the old-timey front door as someone pounds, seemingly …

Vendetta – [KILLY]

A few weeks back Canadian superstar KILLY puts his city on check with his energetic new single “Vendetta”. One thing that KILLY has always been able to do with his music is to create a ton of energy without exerting much himself, the intensity of his voice cuts straight through the beat to listeners.  The chime heavy production works well with KILLY’s intricate rhyme scheme, beat selection is always incredibly on point from his camp though. This entire song marks as a triumph for the success KILLY has seen and the opposition he faces in his own city. KILLY has been anything but silent these past few weeks, dropping impressive hit one after the other. “Vendetta” is one of the best of the pack, coming with a JMP shot visual that shows exactly how much the young Toronto is capable of flexing on the masses. KILLY said the video was shot on his second trip to the studio, with the first being the recording session. It matches the energy of the single perfectly and features a handsome Dalmation to add to the luxurious feeling to this one. It seems like KILLY is loading up for a strong 2020 so don’t …

Bake A Cake – [Starlito] [Trapperman Dale]

Nashville’s Starlito has done what most artists can only dream of as he continues to cement his legacy as a titan in southern hip-hop, but also has carved out a sizable cult-following that still hangs on his every word because of how personal and intelligent his music was and continues to be, as well as his stark realness that is all too deprived from the music industry and the rap community alike. On his latest Trapperman Dale featuring single titled “Bake A Cake”, the Cashville pair hopped onto a Detroit inspired instrumental that is blisteringly up-tempo and both were able to navigate the beat with their quick flows and seamlessly switched between Dale’s first verse and Lito’s second, serving as a kind of lyrical alley-oop that these two have just about perfected. For the past month or so Starlito has been teasing a brand new solo project and I personally still cannot wait to see what all Starlito has ahead of him in 2020.

LA Vibes – [Juxi]

Sprouting from a foundation of infectious energy and general enthusiasm for the art of progress, Juxi’s music acts as a push of motivation — sound, lyrics, and all. The Boston representative has seemingly mastered his illustrations of triumph in the face of struggle, and with a strong catalog of celebratory singles to date, he’s clearly managed to weather any storms of adversity, visualizing the success on the other side of current obstacles. Today, here to speak on the finer things in life, Juxi is back with a brand new anthem, “LA Vibes.” Recounting a trip out to the West Coast, “LA Vibes” perfectly displays the aforementioned vision of success to come. Sure, Juxi still has progress to make, but he certainly isn’t short of motivation, just as the melodic vocal runs are sure to communicate here. Rather, Boston’s own is roaring with ambition for a brighter future, and in painting such, he’s able to get listeners excited in the same way, using the gentle strum of a guitar melody and some booming bass hits to match. Needless to say, “LA Vibes” continues on the string of stellar tracks from Juxi as of late, so don’t sleep. Stream the new song …

Run It Back – [Craig Xen] x [XXXTentacion]

Less then a couple hours ago Craig Xen unleashed his brand new music video for “Run It Back” featuring XXXTentacion, and it’s arguably the best music video you will see all day. This is one of the biggest records in Craig’s career so I expecting the visual to be on some next level shit, and in large part thanks to the video director JMP, these guys created something that feels more advanced than your average music video. This visual has racked up over half of a million views in a matter of ninety minutes, so it’s only going to continue to go up, so you might as well get in tune by pressing play below.