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DJ Tay James Interview: A Prime Example of Staying Down Since Day One

“I can make certain calls and tap in with a certain DJ in another part of the world and know what’s being played over there. I can make calls and ask who the hottest new artist or producer is. I don’t think the DJ role will never be obsolete because an algorithm can’t think like a DJ.” -DJ Tay James Since it’s inception, the art of being a DJ has been something that has always been fascinating to watch. Coming from the old days of having to own actual vinyl records, and then transitioning to an all-digital deck, it’s been amazing to see how many DJs actually move along with the times and are able to master a new craft, when their old ways are shifting away. One could argue that the job of a DJ is one of the more important roles in the music business. At a party or event, it’s the DJs job to control the mood and the overall vibes, and listening to the crowd’s visual cues and body language is key. For DJ Tay James, he’s been able to maneuver through many avenues and kept up with the times for many years, and he is …

I Feel Funny – [Justin Bieber]

Justin Bieber is arguably the biggest musician walking the planet, he’s been in the spotlight for what feels like my whole life, and today, he is releasing his first music video directed by Cole Bennett of Lyrical Lemonade! Earlier today, Justin posted a photo on his Instagram with Cole that was captioned “Hey @colebennett…. I feel funny”, and that left Bieber fans wondering what that even meant. Lucky for us, just a few minutes ago, the new visual for “I Feel Funny” was released. It doesn’t take much effort to notice that this record was just a fun process that’s not to be taken too seriously, it was awesome to see this side of Justin and maybe this is a sign to come of more collaborations between LL x JB. Enjoy this brand new visual below and if you aren’t already, make sure to subscribe to the Lyrical Lemonade YouTube channel!

Grammy Nominated Artist Beam Releases Debut Album ‘ALIEN’

Grammy award-winning rapper Beam recently revealed his full-length debut album ‘ALIEN’. The tracklist consists of 19 songs featuring Justin Bieber, Vory, Papa San, and Jorja Smith. Fan-favorite tracks from this album included “WIN” with 886k views and “Anxiety” with 784k views on Youtube. His ability to combine R&B, dancehall and hip-hop influenced tempos, are the perfect recipe for an amazing album. “I just want people to realize they are not the only ones who feel alienated in life,” says BEAM. “Whether that’s a good or bad thing, you have to walk a narrow road. You feel alienated because you discern a certain thing that people don’t understand. You get to digest a piece of my brain and get to know me on an artistic level with this album.” Beam versatility is extremely present in this project. “HURT PEOPLE” feat. Zacari is an emotionally filled track with momentum masterfully ebbs and flows between moods. ‘Anxiety’ produced by Pyrex Whippa, Cubeatz, and Al Cres, gives us a taste of Beam’s Jamaican heritage as he dips in and out of dancehall and hip-hop. The anxiousness of his flow teems with infectious intensity as he spells out the chorus melodically. “I’ve always been attracted …

“HI TECH” – [BEAM] ft. [VALEE]

It’s been almost three years since Jamaican-born singer/rapper BEAM released his debut record 95 – an electrifying and cinematic blend of hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall. 95 showcased the near-prodigal songwriting and performing talent the young artist had to offer, and it’s clear others began to notice immediately. Over the next few years, BEAM would work with artists like AUDREY NUNA, Justin Bieber, and even Pop Smoke – with every feature propelling his career while making restless fans even more ravenous for his next release. This week – our prayers are answered, and BEAM’s sophomore LP ALIEN has arrived. With the string of successes BEAM has had over the past few years, ALIEN feels much more like a victory lap than a warm welcome home. His unique synthesis of contemporary hip-hop and Caribbean styles is just as infectious as it was in the halcyon pre-pandemic days of bumping “Lost” and “2×2” – but this time around BEAM is much more willing to take risks in the tracks he offers fans. While admittedly not as hip-hop-leaning as its predecessor, ALIEN is a tightly woven and carefully-composed product full of tracks made for fans both old and new, and “HI TECH” is a perfect …

Already Dead – [Juice WRLD]

It’s never easy for even a second losing a loved one, and when one of your favorite artists in the entire world passes away so suddenly, it can truly affect you for years and years. While I know people have differing opinions about posthumous releases considering the talent themself isn’t here to give their final stamp of approval, I for one am okay with it because when they put their all into their music as Juice WRLD did, you know that it’s always something that should be available for fans to witness and learn from. Juice was the definition of an absolute superstar, and if that wasn’t obvious during his time here on Earth, it should be now after seeing the massive success his projects have seen, an entire HBO documentary, and simply the unforgettable legacy he built as well as the mark he left on every single one of his fans. Juice was one of a kind, obviously, and when his team released his album Fighting Demons which boasted 18 songs lasting almost 55 minutes long and features from other talents like Justin Bieber, Polo G, Trippie Redd, and more. It’s sad knowing that we won’t get too much …

Sam Morrison’s October Favorites

Last month, I had the pleasure of launching a brand new long-form series on Lyrical Lemonade that I’m more than excited to expound upon. If you’ve had the chance to read my articles, then you’d know that my musical taste is all over the place in the best ways possible. I’m never listening to the same genre consistently, which has allowed me to discover and appreciate a wide range of artists. With that being said, the goal of this series is to share my taste and give you all a concise list of my favorite released tracks from each month. October was filled with some great music, so keep scrolling down below to check out some songs and projects that have been on repeat for the last 30 days; IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER — 1. argyle-[brakence] One of my favorite artists out right now is none other than the pure genius that is brakence. Ever since first stumbling on him in 2019, I have been utterly hooked on just about every song that he’s put out. Once 2020 hit, it felt like everyone in the music community instantly became aware of how talented and trailblazing he actually was. With songs …

i will wait – [Prentiss]

My brother has always been someone who is on the cutting edge of the hottest, most promising young artists, so I honestly have him to thank for so many of the people I listen to today. When he would tell me about some early teenage rapper that is getting major attention and deserves a listen, I used to find it a bit strange and I would typically dismiss his suggestions on that front, but I have realized that closed me off to so many incredible innovators in the world of hip-hop and rap music. Since opening my mind for the last year or so, I found out about Prentiss, a 14-year-old Jackson, Mississippi native who has been taking the music world by storm, and I understand exactly why when listening to any of his records. After tuning in, it makes sense why he signed to Cinematic Music Group and has gotten nods from superstars like Justin Bieber and Meghan Trainer, as well as the fact that he’s being embraced in all different types of subgenres of music. Simply put, he’s such a talented artist no matter his age, and his latest song “i will wait” is yet another reason why …

Austin Powerz Interview: Super Producer in the Making

With producers finally starting to get more recognition and respect in the industry, there are still tons of producers out there that have been secretly putting out major hits that the world may not even be hip to. While there’s still more work to be done to give producers and all creators their proper credit, various media outlets, producers themselves, and streaming services have been doing a pretty good job at highlighting all parties involved when it comes to the final product of a song. One of the producers who really has been having an amazing career thus far would be the New Jersey-native Austin Powerz. In recent years, he is known for producing on Meek Mill and Ella Mai’s hit “24/7”, Trippie Redd’s “How You Feel”, and even Drake’s “Lemon Pepper Freestyle”. In fact, he just recently obtained another producer credit for contributing to the creation of Drake’s “In The Bible” featuring Lil Durk and Giveon, from his highly anticipated album Certified Lover Boy. I sat down with Austin for his very first interview to speak about his career up until this point, how it feels to be mentored by Boi-1da, the success of his contributions on Certified Lover Boy and …

If Orange Was A Place – [Tems]

Nigerian-born and globally-renowned star and soul artist Tems delivered this weekend, with her latest EP titled, If Orange Was A Place. Tems ties new-age soul with traditional talent to produce a pure, refreshing sound that immediately has fans gripped by the raw ability and infectious voice. The five-song EP is an immediate favorite in libraries across the globe, with her top 3 “Where people listen” cities listed on Spotify as being in 3 different countries (London, L.A., and Toronto). Her monthly Spotify listener statistics have also skyrocketed, with her now ranked in the top-300 most listened to artists in the world. The project opens with “Crazy Tings,” a no-doubt success, with positive energy and bouncy rhythm, and is followed by a slower, but equally as light, “Found,” featuring a beautiful verse addition by Brent Faiyaz. It ends with a dreamy earworm in, “Avoid Things,” and a soft-spoken hit in, “Vibe Out,” that will leave you excited to replay the work in its entirety. The undeniable talent is apparent from the moment she vocalizes, and it’s obvious Tems’ talent hasn’t gone unnoticed. Recent success and familiarity has drastically increased after an appearance in the single, “Essence,” with Justin Bieber and WizKid, …

too fast – [Prentiss] ft. [Matt Ox]

It has probably been right around a month since Mississippi artist Prentiss came across my radar, and he has been making some major moves ever since. At just 14 years old, it can be hard to imagine an artist with as much promise and talent as him, but he continues to turn heads, linking up with everyone from the underground music scene to getting nods from icons like Justin Bieber. When I heard he was in the studio with Matt Ox, it only made sense considering Matt was probably around the same age when he started to blow up, and even though their musical styles vary, I knew they’d make some magic together. The outcome was their song “too fast”, an absolutely remarkable record that is something you need to tune into immediately, so you don’t miss out. Accompanied by an Always Aden-directed music video, this record was produced by Cxdy from Internet Money and Rod Made It who utilize some strong electronic synths that are eventually met with piercing percussion and thumping 808s when the beat drops, giving us a very energetic foundation that the two artists can build wonderfully off of. When Prentiss gets right into the hook, …