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Till The Morning – [Jay Worthy] & [Shlohmo]

An artist who is constantly pushing the envelope by working with as many different talented producers as possible is Jay Worthy. His music has been well covered on Lyrical Lemonade but his most recent project might be one of the strongest, most creative to date. Already this year he has dropped an EP with Harry Fraud as well as another string of small projects with legends like The Alchemist, Cardo Got Wings, and Jake One. He recently dropped his latest collaboration with Shlohmo that is appropriately titled Till The Morning. A name that accurately reflects the work ethic Worthy possesses, he’ll continue hustling long after the sun has risen. Tapping into production from Shlohmo is something people might not be expecting from the Compton legend, but the pair blend together perfectly to make something that sounds different than any of their previous releases. Throughout this EP, Shlohmo “Mama Used to Say” is a great example of the west coast influenced production from Shlohmo elevating Worthy’s laidback delivery that he has become known for. “You Know” is one of the strongest records on the EP, Worthy sounds immaculate over a beat that centers around jazzy flute every single time. While each song on …

The Making of Timeless Music: A Conversation with Jay Worthy and Harry Fraud

When it comes to artists that have been able to build out catalogs with timeless music due to their acute knowledge of classic records far exceeds the average person, there aren’t many that have the depth of taste quite like Harry Fraud and Jay Worthy. Both artists definitely have similar influences throughout their music, the fact that it has taken this long for their paths to cross is actually surprising. They are both kindred souls that have an affinity for a certain time period that is insanely easy to picture once their project starts playing, an era that always hits smooth when the weather starts getting warmer. As restrictions begin to slowly lift, there’s no doubt  Eat When You’re Hungry Sleep When You’re Tired will be played in cars cruising slowly throughout the country. If you know anything about Jay Worthy, its that he is by far one of the most interesting characters in the industry. Hell, he is the uncle to the most talked about children in recent memory X Æ A-12. Worthy is a man with ties to nearly every big name to come out in the past decade, his genuine attitude and consistent output of timeless classics …

Two4one – [Jay Worthy]

When I tell you Jay Worthy is the most interesting man alive, you gotta believe me. The stories this man has acquired over the past 10 years coming up, having ties to pretty much every prominent name in rap and being behind the scenes building his empire as an independent force to be reckoned with. Whether it be touring with the likes of Grimes, Griselda, or IGOR, Jay Worthy has broke bread with the best of them and his past decade coming up is a masterclass in what remaining truly authentic and staying consistent can lead you to. Not many can do it as Jay has, but his most recent string of releases is a clear product of building solid connections over the years. Over the past few weeks, P Worthy has been dropping 2 singles per week that feature a collab between a favorite producer and artists to compliment Jay’s iconic west coast flows. With the final singles dropping a few weeks ago the EP titled Two4one has been packaged into an EP with two new singles to join the 6-tracks releases previously. The Compton native has an illustrious list of producers he has worked with in the past but …

The Routine – [Jay Worthy] x [G-Perico] x [The Alchemist]

West Coast legend Jay Worthy is wrapping up his Two4One series, a creative multi-week release schedule that had him connecting some of his favorite producers with unique features that fully shows off Worthy’s reach into the industry. He has been working with producers like Cardo, Jake One, and now The Alchemist on this series and bringing in some wild features that some may not expect on a laidback west coast beat. On the final installment, Jay Worthy linked up with long time collaborator G-Perico who both bring so much incredible Cali energy anytime they get on a track together. Having this combo trade back verses over production from the illustrious Alchemist, who is a true genius when it comes to using every inch of a song to create beautiful soundscapes that can be envisioned as much as they are heard. This entire series has shown the work Worthy has put in over his whole career, facilitating unique collaborations while still spitting that real rap shit. Be on the lookout for a wild interview with Jay Worthy coming soon on our site, until then get acquainted with “The Routine” and all other tracks from Two4One.  Listen to “The Routine” here and …

First Place- [Polo G] x [Lil Tjay]

There’s no denying that when Polo G and Lil Tjay got together to record “Pop Out” last year, real magic was made. That track single-handedly propelled both artists much further into the spotlight than they were previously, and the other music they proceeded to release after caught on like crazy. Their chemistry together is remarkable, and I think the reason they work so well with one another is the fact that they both talk about similar life experiences in their music. This, along with the way that their voices differ, keeps their songs fresh and on the cutting edge. The duo is back yet again with a new offering called “First Place”, and it couldn’t have been a better follow up to “Pop Out”. The overall sound is different than last year’s hit considering it’s more of a testimonial than its predecessor, but you can also hear how much more meaningful it is to both of them. The message in this record is the fact that the promises they made to everyone around them are finally coming true, and there’s absolutely no slowing down any time soon. It also seems as if both artists use similar vocal effects but considering …

Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2019

Turning the page into the next decade, our fourth edition of the “Top 50 Chicago Projects of the Year” list marks a special occasion. From the first list until now, four years means more than just four years of picks. It tracks four years of growth from some of our favorite artists, and a chance to watch last year’s entries rise up the ranks and improve, one year after the next. This year, we’re welcoming several Chicago mainstays as well as a plethora of new faces. The constant between every pick? A strong representation of the talent in Chicago, solidifying the city as a front runner in the trend-setting landscape of hip-hop. If there’s any city presenting some of music’s premier faces, both old and new, it’s Chicago, just as we aim to capture on this list. That said, below is Lyrical Lemonade’s top 50 Chicago projects of 2019. Thank you to all of the artists working so hard to provide us with music, and here’s to a promising decade to come for Chicago music. From 2019 ’til infinity. Honorable Mentions: Chanelle Truvillion, Kiraly Payne — 50) Josi Green & Ausar – The Good & The Bad EP Josi Green …

FRIEND OR FOUX – [Lancey Foux]

The promising UK prospect Lancey Foux is finishing out the year on a high note. In addition to seeling out Sunday’s show at O2 Academy Islington, he just dropped off his new album FRIEND OR FOUX. Loaded with 20 tracks, it’s the perfect way to get to know an artist with a unique style that is destined to make waves. Along with his own boardwalk, Lancey brings production from some heavy hitters like Cardo, Skepta, Jay Trench. Even with a bevy of big names, FRIEND OR FOUX has a cohesive flow. Lancey does a great job of creating a world all his own with the oft-sinister, dark production. The way the album is arranged lends for a seamless listen with each track merging with the next to build a unique environment. Once you press play, you are drawn in–almost hypnotized– it’s very hard to find a place to stop. Helping bridge the gap between songs, Foux uses his voice as its own instrument, constantly changing his flow, pitch, and style to fit the mood. His fluttering, aqueous vocals are surprisingly versatile, serving as a nice juxtaposition to the murky production to keeping things from getting monotonous and making FRIEND OR FOUX more than …

Monte Carlo – [JayKin] ft. [Jay Worthy]

Today we have an absolute classic hip-hop cut from two West Coast staples. JayKin is a career artist and still to this date has one of the most iconic projects to come out of Vancouver is 2010’s Sneakers and Video Games. Its only fitting that JayKin collaborated with another legendary figure in West Coast Rap, Compton’s own Jay Worthy. “Monte Carlo” is extremely nostalgic for me, it sounds instantly timeless with the 80s sample on loop provided by producer U-Tern. Their bars have an incredibly laidback Westcoast feel to them, this song will play amazingly well driving slow with the seat reclined way back throughout your city streets. Snick Silva directed the visuals and its all based around capturing a day in the life for JayKin as he and Jay Worthy cruise throughout Vancouver. This song is a great collaboration, but what makes it so interesting is that its a collab with two artists who paved the way for a lot of other artists coming out of the Pacific North West. Check out “Monte Carlo” on all platforms here and watch the video below!

Our 50 Favorite Wiz Khalifa Songs

In the music world, influence manifests itself in many different ways. Whether it be sonically — changing the sounds that artists use and often creating some sort of new trend and/or subgenre in the process — or aesthetically — changing the “cool” styles in music and the lifestyles that artists speak about in their songs — influence can arrive packaged as a quick viral moment or a lasting flame, both of which hold value in their own rights.  Pittsburgh’s own, the Taylor Gang representative himself, Wiz Khalifa, is one of the rare talents who comes around and entirely shifts the culture in both of the aforementioned ways. Especially when he first came out, Wiz’s lanky, tattooed build and effortlessly cool stoner lifestyle made him a genuinely alluring artist, and while his personal style (snapbacks, the dyed patch of hair, etc.) was worthy of mention, the music was there to back it all up. Simply put, Wiz’s style, both on the mic and off, quickly set a standard for creatives and other artists to congregate toward, marking him as one of music’s most underrated culture-shifters of the last decade or so. Even further, beyond the influence that Wiz has had on a …

Turning The Camera Around: Interviewer Spotlight

Even in the age of social media, where artists can constantly connect and speak to an endless number of fans with the click of a few buttons, the art of the sit-down interview will never be lost or, for that matter, replaced. From the intricate details of Nardwuar interviews to the knowledgeable conversations of Elliott Wilson, these interviews are what adds a dimension of background and personality to the musicians we know and love, and for that, they demand appreciation. Whether explaining obscure childhood stories, the meaning of albums, their influences, or any other plethora of topics, musicians tend to open up when paired with the right interviewer, and the benefit of these conversations is for all to enjoy. Interviews provide fans with background, insight, and nowadays, viral moments, offering up endless entertainment that satisfies casual listeners and stans alike. They allow artists an opportunity to communicate their messages and aspirations on a level far more profound than a simple tweet, and consequently, an opportunity to breathe new life into the music that soundtracks the lives of so many. Here at Lyrical Lemonade, we’re constantly posting new interviews with all of our favorite artists to learn more about the masterminds …