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2MANYDRUGZ – [Joyagainstevil]

Joyagainstevil returns to Lyrical Lemonade with his newest single “2MANYDRUGZ”. With an addictive guitar-laced instrumental, the thrilling production sets the tone for Joyus to openly express his battles with dangerous stimuli. The twenty-three year old artist candidly demonstrates his recreational drug use with lines such as “Too many plugs ain’t no shortage in my outreach,” which provides an eerie, harrowing experience for the listener. Therefore, the calm, melodic vibe of the record is vocally met with dark lyricism intended to leave a long-lasting impression and understanding of Joyus’ personal experiences. Similar to the perils that other great artists face(d) i.e. Juice WRLD, beyond any musical enjoyment it is imperative to root for the artist’s happiness and mental well-being first and foremost. Listen to “2MANYDRUGZ” by Joyagainstevil below!  

E-ER – [DJ Scheme] ft. [Ski Mask the Slump God] [Danny Towers] & [Lil Yachty]

It doesn’t take someone like me to say it, but it can be extremely difficult for a producer to gain worldwide recognition because even if they are making the foundation for some of the biggest hits in the game, so many fans, unfortunately, see the rapper or singer rather than the beatsmith behind the scenes. As for DJ Scheme, though, he has made sure to not go unnoticed by releasing one of the best projects of last year, at least in my opinion. Family is an album that I still revisit constantly and even with all the features on there, he is able to form his own sonic narrative in so many different ways thought the project. Out of all the songs, though, one track I keep constantly going back to is “E-ER”, featuring the dynamic trio of Ski Mask, Danny Towers, and Lil Yachty who are featured on many other songs throughout the album as well. I think I know every single word to this track considering I listen to it pretty much daily, so I couldn’t have been more excited to see that they teamed up with JMP to shoot a miniature movie for this unbelievably incredible song. …

FIGHT! – [Lil Darkie]

As I’ve become more and more consumed by the constantly growing and evolving music scene, I’ve realized that I truly love it when an artist goes above and beyond when figuring out exactly what their musical identity is no matter how weird it might be or how out of the ordinary they come up with their conclusions. For Long Beach native Lil Darkie, after doing some research, I was constantly bombarded with the idea that he is actually just a cartoon created by Joshua Hamilton, and after listening to some of his music, I realized that an animation is the only way to truly describe his sound. His most recent song is called “FIGHT!”, and while I thought this was my introduction to him, I actually realized that I was already familiar with his work from some of the HIVEMIND tour vlogs that they had put out a few years ago. After remembering how wild and crazy he and their entire crew got at their little garage concerts and backyard shows, I was immediately prepared for the chaos that was going to ensue in this record, and I’m all here for it. Produced by Brahman (another alias of Hamilton’s), our …

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 …