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RIDE AGAIN-[Jasper Typical] feat. [Jelani Aryeh] & [Blonder]

If you need a mood boost on this mundane hump day, then I’m elated to bring you all an offering that. I haven’t been able to stop listening to since I first heard it. There are a lot of talented artists bubbling up in the Southern California area and up and comer who goes by the name of Jasper Typical is most definitely one of them. If that name sounds familiar, odds are, you’ve heard it from his association with RBTI; The SoCal music collective home to other talented artists like Jelani Aryeh, Asha Imuno, Gidi and others. This talented group of individuals is always releasing top tier content and today it just so happens to be from Jasper. His most recent song, “RIDE AGAIN” has truly been on repeat for me ever since I heard it. There are just certain offerings that are undeniably infectious and this one falls into that category. I really respect Jasper’s creative vision and the features do not disappoint whatsoever. Overall, this is a 10/10 for me but I want ya’ll to check it out so you can form your own opinion. I’ve attached the video link down below, so give it a watch …

5 Must-See Acts At Outside Lands 2022

Though August might mean the solemn end of summer to most, Bay Area natives embrace the month as the welcome harbinger of Outside Lands. With the festival set to kick off this Friday, many of us are scrambling last-minute to assemble the perfect schedule – a painstakingly precise itinerary filled with high-energy performances, insane crowds, and gourmet corn dogs. For the indecisive and uncertain, let this list of must-see acts be your guiding light during the weekend’s festivities. Maxo Kream It’s been a minute since Maxo dropped his newest LP Weight of the World late last year – but having just dropped the long-awaited deluxe version, few artists on the lineup are as essential to see as this young rapper. From the triumphant horns of the Tyler-assisted “BIG PERSONA” to the downtempo ambiance of album closer “BELIEVE” with Don Toliver – the Houston rapper’s energy is just as infectious as it is massive, making him the perfect act to see if you’re looking to throw a few elbows. Having received co-signs from artists like Megan Thee Stallion and Travis Scott to A$AP Rocky and Freddie Gibbs – Maxo Kream’s ascension to hip-hop stardom is anything but accidental – and you …

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 …

From These Heights-[Jelani Aryeh]

If you thought Jelani Aryeh was going to slow down any time soon, then I’m here to tell you that today is not the day that it’s going to happen. The San Diego superstar has been on a complete tear lately and today he makes it on to our page yet again for the release of his brand new song called, “From These Heights”. Released on Friday, this ballad just continues to add to to Jelani’s already impressive catalog of music. With each song that he drops, I can tangibly sense another layer of depth added to his artistry which is so great since so much of music these days lacks any type of context. From start to finish, you will instantly become entrapped into the stellar production. From then on, Jelani’s soothing rockstar-esque vocals waste no time in creative an ambience that is nostalgic yet futuristic in the same space. I’m a huge fan of everything Jelani Aryeh related and I’m hype to be able to cover such a timeless talent. I’ve attached the Spotify link down below, so make sure you take time to indulge in this mesmerizing piece!

Marigold (Official Video)-[Jelani Aryeh]

Each time I get the chance to write about Jelani Aryeh, it’s always a blessing that I don’t take lightly. Artists like this don’t come around too often, so any time he releases a song or gives us any type of content, it is imperative that we take notice. Fresh off of his Zane Lowe interview, this San Diego, California native is attacking this new year with excitement and passion with a new slate of music ready to be released. Just this week, Jelani released his newest track; an offering called, “Marigold” that is truly one of his best to date. So far, the reception from fans and tastemakers has been exceptional which is just a testament to Jelani’s ability to create art that connects with people for different reasons. What I love most about this well established talent is his knack for color. In each of his songs; it’s so easy to associate his music with the colorful soundscape that he creates. When listeners check out his music, it is impossible not experience the light that he exudes. From just a song standpoint, Marigold is a stunning one. Jelani’s vocals have never sounded better and the production always sets …

Angels (The XX Cover)-[Jelani Aryeh]

Jelani Aryeh is a name that has gotten immensely popular over the last year alone. After spending my last year of Grad school in San Diego, it seemed like whenever the topic of music came up, everyone immediately focused the conversation to the up and comer who is immediately from there. In conversations alone, it was quite evident that Jelani has successfully created a name for himself that is going to live on for some time now. You’ve seen him on the page of Lyrical Lemonade many times and thats due to the timeless classics that he creates; and today he makes it back on to our platform for a brand new cover for the song “Angels” by XX. For the past couple of months, I’ve been itching to hear more covers done by well-known artists and this rendition of Jelani’s falls short in no way and actually exceeds my expectation and excitement. If you’ve heard any of Jelani’s music, then you’d know how distinctly memorable his angelic-like vocals are and this cover puts those on full display through and through. The original song is great, but this cover is most definitely going to be on my repeat rotation for …

Stella Brown – [Jelani Aryeh]

In 2019, an artist named Jelani Aryeh caught my attention with a string of impressive singles — “The Garden,” “Patagonia,” “Jetfuel,” etc — all of which fueled the momentum toward the impeccable Helvetica: Aryeh’s most recent full-length project, and a body of work that perfectly captures the vibrant mind of such an impressive rising star. Since Helvetica, Aryeh has stayed fairly quiet, although today, marking a perfect gift to get us through quarantine, he’s emerged once again with a brand new single, “Stella Brown.” Painted in a coat of decadent guitar riffs, “Stella Brown” finds a sense of homegrown candidness through the vehicle of simplicity. At its heart, the song isn’t terribly complex, but it resonates with a level of authenticity that countless artists, labels, etc. try to manufacture to no avail. It takes a special song and an even more special artist to find the balance of sound that allows for such, but quite clearly, with “Stella Brown,” Aryeh hit the nail on the head. It’s emotional, it’s honest, and it’s the kind of song that means more than the sum of its parts. When an artist can touch the heart of each listener on an individual basis, you’ve got something important on …

Helvetica – [Jelani Aryeh]

Avid listeners who have keep their ear to the ground will undoubtedly recognize the name Jelani Aryeh. The young dynamo made waves in early 2017 after the release of his seven-track project, Suburban Destinesia. Since then, Aryeh has been mastering his craft and fine-tuning parts of his artistic expression that have manifested themselves into his latest release, a nine-track EP entitled, Helvetica. Fans of Aryeh’s ability to merge hip-hop sensibilities with alternative production and orchestration are in for a treat when they sit down and listen to the sonic intimacy of his latest release. The new project opens with the electronic orchestration of “Curls.” Reflecting on his identity as a black Filipino in America, Aryeh sets a firm precedent for the subject matter and production to be featured on the remainder of the EP. Seamlessly transitioning from the energetic bounce of “Earl Grey” to the heartfelt nostalgia of “Jetfuel,” Aryeh manages to touch on every aspect of his personal life. This utter transparency and willingness to be intimate with his audience not only is admirable but a genius decision when taking into account the grand yet reeled-in orchestration of the project. Helvetica is immersive, to say the least, attracting you …

Jetfuel – [Jelani Aryeh]

Photo by Daniel Lang Even before musical abilities are discussed, it’s important to note that Jelani Aryeh is a storyteller by nature. Whether displayed in a more symbolic or direct manner, he’s always sure to infuse a narrative into his music, which, in turn, has brought forth a sense of character development throughout Aryeh’s catalog thus far. Becoming a fan of his means growing with him and learning with him, just as we find in Aryeh’s personal new release, “Jetfuel.” Directed toward his father, “Jetfuel” deals with the weight of disappointment in expectation just as much as it does hope for the future. As noted by Aryeh, the song is meant as a recollection of the following: “I played football from first grade up until my junior year of high school and was even slated to play college ball. My father, who is the person being addressed in this song, was also my coach until Freshman Year. It never occurred to me that I’d be destined to pursue something other than football until my junior year after what seemed like injury after injury and countless visits to physical therapy. It was then that music started calling to me differently than …

Patagonia – [Jelani Aryeh]

Time is in constant motion. Regardless of circumstances, we can never truly “relive the old days,” and furthermore, we can never stop moving forward in the most literal of senses. Offsetting the disheartening connotation of such, however, is the art of progress. Throughout our lives, this constant forward motion turns into a limitless race toward some definition of “achievement,” measured in a manner unique to each individual person. Today, painting his own definition of progress, Jelani Aryeh is here with a full-circle moment of sorts in his brand new single, “Patagonia.” Placed into broad terms, “Patagonia” is a picture of self-reflection, as framed through the lens of nostalgia. On one hand, Aryeh looks back with vivid recollections of the past, while on the other hand, he reflects on future ambitions with a progress-tinted smile. Lyrics such as my personal favorite — “I’m just glad I’m finally out that Chik Fil A” — explore the meaning of Aryeh’s progress as an artist so far, while the song’s countless idiosyncracies offer candid glimpses into the budding star’s life. Adding to the magic here, “Patagonia” is also armed with some of my favorite production from Aryeh’s catalog to date. The mesmeric melodies use broad …