Guap (LaLaLa) – [Rico Nasty]

Looking back on 2018, few artists saw as much growth as Rico Nasty. Simply by being her unapologetic self, punk-induced charisma and all, Nasty is taking over the spotlight right now, and we here at Lyrical Lemonade couldn’t be more excited about her ascent. Today, the sugar trap star hits our pages with a brand new song and video entitled “Guap (LaLaLa)”. Hard-nosed as ever, this offering might just be one of Nasty’s finest to date. Kenny Beats’ world-ending 808s are just as much striking as they are addictive, and Nasty’s gritty vocals fit atop the atomic production seamlessly. The visuals make sure to illustrate this just as well, using some truly insane hospital imagery to remind us just how wild Nasty’s creative vision is. That said, “Guap (LaLaLa)” is further proof that we have an undeniable star on our hands, so watch the new video below and stream the song here!

Never Been Freestyle – [KEY!]

Atlanta’s own, KEY!, has been on an absolute tear lately, blessing us just last week with the star-studded deluxe edition of his acclaimed album, 777. Today, he refuses to take a rest, dropping off new music once again in the form of a brilliant new loose offering, “Never Been Freestyle”. Produced by @JGramm, this track uses the same melody as Wiz Khalifa’s original “Never Been“, providing the song with a rejuvenated energy in the form of KEY!’s addictive croons. His flows roam without reign, and the creativity that goes into every new release from KEY! is truly second to none. Atlanta is in good hands as long as KEY! continues this year-long win streak, so be sure not to sleep. Check out “Never Been Freestyle” below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Crime Stoppers – [Kenny V]

Kenny V is back on our pages tonight as he drops off a brand new single hosted by DJ Ob1 titled, “Crime Stoppers.” Kenny teams up with TahoeZoey on this one who brings hard hitting production to the track. The Michigan bred artist is definitely an artist to look out for as he has been continuously impressing us with every release. Be sure to press play on Kenny’s newest single below and to be on the lookout for his, “Be Back Soon EP,” which is set to release soon!

777 Deluxe – [KEY] [Kenny Beats]

KEY and Kenny Beats are here today to deliver on the highly anticipated deluxe version of their renowned collaborative album, 777. The new installment features five remixed tracks, two of which were on the original version of the album (“Hater” and “Love On Ice” — now with added features from Skepta and 6LACK) while three are newly-released songs from KEY along the likes ofRico Nasty and Jay Critch. The EP delivers on the hype and features strong verses from each of the rappers featured, totaling at 25-minutes long. Needless to say, 777′s highly-anticipated deluxe edition runs quickly, leaving you anxious to start it over — a sure signal of immense replay value. Also worth mentioning, Kenny Beats has my vote for producer of the year as he continues to create some of the hottest records out right now alongside some of the hottest rising acts in the industry. Listen to the new five-track EP below and tell us what you think in the comment section!

Nothin – [KEY!] [Kenny Beats]

All signs are pointing up for KEY! right now. One drop after another, the Atlanta native is dominating headlines, and set to release the deluxe edition of his acclaimed project 777 this Friday, this hot streak of wins is only slated to continue in the months to come. Today, just a few days early from the highly-anticipated 777 cherry-on-top, KEY! is back on our pages with a brand new Kenny Beats-produced cut, “Nothin”. Melodic and playful in sound as well as innovative in flows, this song finds KEY! in a world of his own as he drifts over the infectious production. As always, the chemistry between him and Kenny is second to none, and the result is a highly-entertaining single that further solidifies a prosperous push for KEY! as we approach the end of the year. This one arrives just a few days after his new music video for “Boss“, so be sure to check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Boss – [KEY!]

Atlanta’s own, KEY!, has been on fire all 2018 long. Kicking things off with one of the best projects of his career to date with 777, he put his foot on the gas right away and never let up, translating into ample excitement from fans as well as collaborations with DRAM, Jay Critch, Rico Nasty, Skepta, and more — a few of which are set to feature on the November 30th release of the 777 deluxe edition. Needless to say, KEY! has been on his boss shit all year, and today, he has a video to match the occasion. Simple yet effective, this set of visuals brings into view the lifestyle of an artist like KEY!. He’s larger-than-life and oozing with style, which the direction of this video chooses to point emphasis toward by way of checking out the way he’s been dressing as of late. If not anything else, with “Boss”, it should be known that KEY! is paving his own lane regardless of what’s trending around him — and for that, you can’t help but respect the 777 mastermind. Watch “Boss” below and get ready for the November 30th release of the 777 deluxe edition! Directed by Motion Picture Sh!t

DiCaprio 2 – [JID]

Atlanta representative is an absolute flamethrower. Without a doubt, he’s one of the best pure lyricists in rap right now, and as if his 2017 project The Never Story wasn’t enough proof, JID is here today to bring this skill to entirely new heights with his latest full-length project: DiCaprio 2. 14 tracks long, this is probably one of the densest, most impactful albums of the year, in my opinion. Especially with all the blockbuster releases we’ve received throughout 2018, it’s becoming more and more difficult for artists to release albums with a lifespan over a few weeks, but with this one, it seems as though JID has conquered the struggle of longevity, finding timelessness in every single song on DiCaprio 2. Only adding fuel to the fire, this album also includes features from 6LACK, Ella Mai, A$AP Ferg, Method Man, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Joey Bada$$. On the boards, the credited producers include Christo, Kenny Beats, WondaGurl, and the late Mac Miller, whom JID was supposed to join on tour this fall before Miller’s untimely death. Needless to say, DiCaprio 2 speaks for itself and proves JID to be one of the best in the game, so recognize a young legend when …

2 Minute Drills – [ALLBLACK] & [Kenny Beats]

Oakland native, ALLBLACK and exploding new producer, Kenny Beats have finally shared their collaborative effort, 2 Minute Drills. The combination of the West Coast rapper’s bars and Kenny Beats’ dynamic production equal a 17-minute success. The football theme of the album is present throughout the project both lyrically, from ALLBLACK who uses a series of metaphors relating to the game, as well as Kenny’s ability to create a set of production that could easily be used as intro music for your favorite gridiron squad. Safe to say anything Kenny Beats touches we are listening to as he manages to blend seamlessly with any artist he works with and ALLBLACK is no exception. Keep a close eye on both, Kenny and ALLBLACK as they continue to deliver on every track they are a part of, whether together or separate. Listen to the new album from ALLBLACK and Kenny Beats below and tell us what you think of the project and what your stand out tracks are in the comment section!

Puff Daddy – [JPEGMAFIA] [Kenny Beats]

Just like JPEGMAFIA’s music is from an entirely different universe, Kenny Beats’ ability to match the needs of any artist he sets his eyes on is like no other. With these two precedents set, it only makes sense that the highly-anticipated collaboration between the two, “Puff Daddy”, brings listeners into an entirely new world of music. The sounds, industrial and abstract, are addictively destructive in ways that we simply aren’t used to hearing, but are somehow able to fit perfectly into the energetic presence of JPEGMAFIA the second he touches the mic. “Puff Daddy” sounds like an alien invasion in the year 3000, and quite honestly, I’m 100% here for it. This is one of the best songs to come out throughout these past few release-heavy weeks, but don’t just take my word for it. Stream the latest from JPEG and Kenny below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Cable Guy – [KEY] [Jay Critch] [Kenny Beats]

Wow. KEY!, Jay Critch, and Kenny Beats all on a song together. To say that this is a powerful trio is an understatement, and the trunk-rattling bass kicks from Kenny Beats and fierce charisma from both KEY! and Critch will explain exactly why. This joining of talents marks a huge occasion for rap, and while ATL’s own continues to soar with 777, Critch holds it down in NY with Hood Favorite, and Kenny keeps pumping out the placements at a machine-like pace, it goes without saying that each of the artists featured on this track are making some of the best music of their careers, at the moment. “Cable Guy” fuses all of this triumphant energy together, allowing for a collaboration of massive proportions to come through and get thrown into heavy rotation for months to come. Needless to say, this headline-grabbing single is an absolute banger, so I’ll let this one speak for itself. Stream “Cable Guy” at the link below!