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Pass the Huh – [Nick Tobias]

South Florida artist Nick Tobias makes his Lyrical Lemonade debut with an energetic new single titled “Pass the Huh.” Filled with lively hyper-pop sounds, Tobias matches the beat’s enthusiasm with a unique rap & vocal approach. Describing his own sound as “Hyper&B,” Nick’s first release is animated from start to finish. Moreover, the intonations in Tobias’ voice maintain the track’s chaotic rapidness; just before you know it, the offering has concluded. If you’re a fan of the likes of Eric Doa and Jean Dawson, you’ll quickly become fond of Nick Tobias’ ear-catching style. Peep “Pass the Huh” below!

CHAOS NOW* – [Jean Dawson]

Jean Dawson is a trailblazer, an innovator, and a master at his craft, and he’s only 26 years old. I have never come across someone in the hip-hop world that has proven to be as dynamic as Jean, and I honestly don’t know if I ever will. He never settles for the ordinary, and even if it takes years to put out a full project, the wait is minimal compared to the artistry that is shown. I have had a blast getting to cover all of Jean’s singles off of his highly anticipated album CHAOS NOW*, and just last week, the finished product was finally delivered to all DSPs. This 13-song project is seriously unreal, and every single second of the almost 36-minute-long effort packs a punch. Some tracks are much more upbeat and intense thanks to heavy electric guitar chords and a swifter tempo. Others take a step back, allowing his words to really reminisce with you and self-reflect as Jean appears to do the same on his end. He is also not one to typically include many features on his projects, so the only exception with this album is George Clanton and Earl Sweatshirt. Now, Earl is one …

SICK OF IT* – [Jean Dawson]

It had been quite some time since we had last heard from Jean Dawson, but over the last month or two, he has been unveiling singles from his highly anticipated upcoming project CHAOS NOW* and my excitement is at an all-time high. When it comes to Jean, you aren’t only going to get a banger, a unique style of music, and a vibrant persona. You’re also going to get some profound and thought-provoking lyricism that makes you ponder on life itself, just as he does within his releases. I never leave a song or visual knowing exactly what to take away from it, but that’s what I find so magnificent. His records seem to leave the message up for debate, and depending on what you may have going on in your mind while listening, you may have an entirely different takeaway than you will during your next listen. Although I don’t make music myself, I know how difficult this is because it’s a rarity in the industry, and if it were simple to do, everyone would. We’re slowly getting closer to his next project’s release date of October 7th, and with his latest self-produced (with some help from Austin Corona, …

PIRATE RADIO* – [Jean Dawson]

Few people have been able to incorporate the amount of originality and imagination into their music as Jean Dawson, but that’s not saying a ton considering he is one of the pioneers of outside-the-box thinking and bringing new ideas to life in his own unique way. Everything from the music itself to his visuals are one of a kind and you won’t experience his offerings the same way if anyone else tried to replicate them. I mean, there is just some unexplainable innovation that he utilizes with each new drop, and even if you think you may have an idea of what you can expect, he will deliver something completely different but still immaculate, nonetheless. You can’t corner him into any specific genre because he pretty much makes it all, and as he gears up to release his upcoming album CHAOS NOW* on October 7th, this has been an obvious fact with the singles he has been releasing. It’s no surprise that massive artists like SZA and A$AP Rocky both admire his artistry, and considering they’re both been working with him in the studio recently, there is no limiting his potential. Today, Jean is back with another insanely great single …

sex! money! violence! – [Stefan Thev]

Boston indie rock artist Stefan Thev is back with a new single and his third release of 2022 with his record entitled “sex! Money! Violence!” It’s hard just to categorize this as a rock record because it has traces and elements of rap and pop embedded in it. Think of alternative artists like Jean Dawson, Kennyhoopla, and YUNGBLUD, Stefan falls into this soundscape and sub-genre of music. Stefan isn’t alone “sex! money! Violence!” he’s for by fellow Boston artist DAN OTYA who was able to add a retro feel by adding guitar and beautiful synths to the production. This record will be on Stefan’s forthcoming project, which is set to drop before the year ends. Stefan has grown in leaps and bounds this year I remember there was a time when he was under ten thousand monthly listeners on Spotify. With his growth trending upward and his project coming this year I think it’s setting Stefan Thev up for a run in 2023. Stream Stefan Thev’s new single “sex! money! Violence!” for yourself after the break.

THREE HEADS* – [Jean Dawson]

Kids these days have a much different upbringing than anyone in the history of this world thanks to technology, the internet, and even social awareness. We are the generation that doesn’t stand for anything unjust, and with access to anyone across the world on the world wide web and social media, there is never a day that goes by where someone doesn’t make their stance on an issue known. That also means that misfits no longer have to hide or be afraid of their true identity, because there once was a time when these outcasts felt excluded due to their minimal exposure to others like them, The internet allows these individuals to come together and rise up, embracing who they are and being proud of this label, not ashamed of it as they once were. I mean, I’m not ashamed to call myself a bit of a misfit because although certain traits of mine might not fit the mold, others definitely do, and if I had a penny for every time someone came up to me and said something along the lines of “Danny, you really don’t look like someone who would be into the type of music that you …

PORN ACTING – [Jean Dawson]

“We are all the same, we are all bags of flesh, tryna prove that we’re not as bad as we know we are” – Jean Dawson LA based artist Jean Dawson returns to Lyrical Lemonade with an experimental banger titled “PORN ACTING.” Accompanied with an equally creative and colorful music video, sonically the track pushes the stylistic boundaries of rock, pop-punk and alternative. The unique instrumentation brilliantly alters from a calm acoustic vibe to an electric sensation sure enough to make you nod your head. Moreover, the song’s explicit and capitalized title emphasizes the absolute boldness and/or confidence Dawson has from an expressive standpoint. Have a listen via the Bradley J. Calder directed visual below!  

face – [ninexteen]

For me, nothing feels better than finding out about an artist who has unlimited potential but virtually no following, considering they’re so early on in their careers. This excites me because I literally get to get in on the ground floor and can watch them grow, mature, and transcend to new levels that you don’t often get to experience first-hand because so many talents are often scooped up right off the bat by A&Rs, labels, and managers who help get them exposure in the blink of an eye. A few days ago, I was put onto ninexteen, an artist who I know virtually nothing about other than the fact that he has under 1,000 followers on Soundcloud as well as Twitter and Instagram, cluing me in on the fact that with so much talent, he’s going to be a breakout star within the next year or two and you need to put him on your radar immediately. The song that was sent to me is called “face”, and the number of stylistic changes and switch-ups that occur in this track alone showed me all I needed and more in order to get excited about this up-and-coming emcee. Produced by raiin …

Crack Pack Vol. 1 – [Tommy Richman]

Not too long ago, I was first put onto Tommy Richman and his unbelievably diverse world of music. He definitely caught me by surprise in all the best possible ways, and I was shocked at the fact that no one is really making music like him. In fact, one of the only people I could even compare him to would be Jean Dawson, an unbelievably remarkable talent who is blowing up at unexpectedly speedy rates. Coincidentally, I realized that Tommy spoke a collaboration with Jean into existence not too long ago on his Twitter, so I truly hope this comes to fruition as soon as possible. Just the other day, I found out that Tommy had dropped off a two-pack of brand-new songs which he calls Crack Pack Vol. 1, and both songs are as unique as I could’ve imagined. Opening up with some industrialized electronic sounds one “Kids”, the vibe quickly changes to a much more soothing, suave synth melody before drums come into the picture and change things up once again. After listening, I realized that one of my favorite parts is how the beat can transform into something completely different in the blink of an eye, yet …

Harry Teardrop: Two Songs, A Video, and the Brightest Future Imaginable

Towards the tail-end of the highly dynamic and evolutionary decade that was the 2010s, the underlying alternative music landscape began to enter what was then one of its most daring and forward-thinking periods that we had seen up to that point. The scene as it stood began to saturate itself in the ideals of the Internet age more than it had ever done in the past, with artists putting on a far more transparent image as far as their artistry was concerned, along with combining sentimental visuals with their far more passionate and experimental sounds respectively. Though this period has come and gone as far as how it stood in the aforementioned years gone by, artists at the forefront of that movement have taken this new decade with a new sense of approach and nuance in regards to progressing their still ever-so-ambitious creative goals and aspirations. Among these incredible acts was and still is Harry Teardrop, who solidified his status as a forerunner of this period with his EP 1000 Backyard Pools in May of 2019 — a genre-blending project of all things indie music and beyond that certainly put the greater online music scene at the time onto his …