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The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady- [Kid Cudi] & [Eminem]

When talking about some iconic names in the world of Rap music, there’s never a discussion that ends without Eminem’s name being mentioned towards the top. He’s clearly a superstar in every single sense of the word and although some people may claim to lean towards his more classic offerings, there’s absolutely no denying that he hasn’t lost his skills or drive whatsoever. As for Kid Cudi, my personal favorite artist, I could go on for days describing my admiration for his music and stylistic choices over the years. Almost everything I’d say would most likely be something that someone else has said before because he’s been talked about so much, so I feel as if I should just get right into this super duo’s brand-new collaborative song entitled “The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady”. As the beat begins, there is a mysterious aura that takes over the speakers with tiptoeing synths and the tempo of the track is a bit swifter than expected, which seems to add some determination to the offering. When the drums come in, they almost slow the pace down, but this is the perfect landscape for Kid Cudi to come right in and …

Wash Us In The Blood – [Kanye West] ft. [Travis Scott]

“Don’t take me the wrong way, cause God brought me a long way.” -Kanye West The legend that is Kanye West only appears every so often to premiere something—yet alone premiere new music. Whenever fans of Kanye see he appears on Twitter to get some tweets off, it’s safe to assume that something is coming. Rest assured, Mr. West mysteriously re-appeared on the timeline to share some news about all the things he is working on. That includes a “Kids See Ghosts” cartoon alongside Kid Cudi, a new documentary, and his forthcoming album, currently titled God’s Country—executive produced by the legendary Dr. Dre. He also teased a new song as well, and a small snippet of the intro with a release date. Now, anyone who knows Kanye, is well aware by now how he can be with release dates. Kanye releases need to be taken with a grain of salt in order to avoid disappointment. However, Kanye has not let us down this time, for he is here to deliver us his latest single and visual for “Wash Us In The Blood” accompanied by a Travis Scott feature. Coming off of his 2018 release of Jesus Is King, lots of fans were …

A Conversation with Sevn Thomas: Toronto Music Scene, Working on ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’, Musical Inspirations and More

A reoccurring theme here on Lyrical Lemonade, is speaking in regards to the importance of producers and songwriters. They are some of the individuals that will never not get the respect as some of the most important individuals in the music industry. Songwriters specifically, are amongst the many individuals in the music industry that are almost always in the shadows. Sometimes by design, other times by choice. For Grammy-Nominated songwriter and producer Sevn Thomas, he has the talent level and the resume to prove that he is one of the most diverse and versatile producers in the game–and his songwriting pen is even stronger. Hailing out of Toronto Canada, Sevn Thomas would spend his earlier days in life inside of various recording studios–navigating his way though them all to find his craft and master it. After many trials and tribulations in his life, the singer turned producer’s efforts eventually lead him to linking up with the legendary producer Boi-1da–most known for his contributions all throughout Drake’s career. Sevn’s musical abilities afforded him the luxury of producing and/or writing for a wide-ranging pool of musical acts such as Mac Miller, Travis Scott, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj, and even Drake himself. He is …

RonSoCold – [RonSoCold]

RonSoCold has been one artist who we have been covering for years here on our website, he has always possessed a ton of talent + potential, and just yesterday he dropped his biggest release to date with his brand new self titled project titled RonSoCold. I knew this tape was going to be something special when I heard the single/intro record “Grandma” a few weeks ago, so I came into this one very excited to see what he cooked up, and he did not let me down! This tracklist includes fifteen songs on it and each of them had their or unique/special qualities to them, but my favorite song on the project was either “Kid Cudi” or the previously mentioned single. I am so proud of Ron, he has come a long way and he is hitting his stride with this tape, this is easily the best music of his career so far but the wild part is that he’s only going to continue to improve.

Way Out – [Dylan Gore]

As of late, Lyrical Lemonade has been home to a lot of great talent from the Naples, FL area. The latest to make it onto our pages is an artist named Dylan Gore. The Southwest Florida native just released a track entitled, “Way Out” and I believe it’s a track that y’all need to listen to. The 23 year old explained to me that he grew up listening to a lot of rock and reggae. The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Weezer were notable influences, but Dylan says that Kid cudi was one of the first people that got him into hip hop. The man who raised Dylan growing up is also an R&B and piano player, so a lot of his musical range can be attributed to his vast exposure to different types of music. His latest song, “Way Out” perfectly exemplifies his style and impressive artistry. The sophisticated production paired with Dylan’s Star power is something you really won’t want to miss. The chill ambience thats creates throughout this piece is infectious to say the least. I’m really hype to see what else Dylan can cook up! If he keeps improving and dropping tracks like this, Dylan for …

That’s Just Hak – [Hakuna Bruv]

Born in Middletown, Ohio, but currently residing in NYC, Hakuna Bruv is an emerging artist whose sound seemingly cannot be defined. Both a highly capable emcee and vocalist, new listeners will be divided on whether or not Hakuna’s style aligns more with a slick city street, or a chill reserved branch. When singing, Hakuna is as polished as Masego, Kid Cudi, Theophilus London, Donald Glover, etc.., whereas his soft, glossy rapping mirrors the energy of artists such as Saba, Smino, and Anderson Paak. The Ohio native is apart of FILO, a creative talent agency startup consisting of specialists and artists in many differentiated, yet interrelated mediums. Listed influences of Hakuna’s are Jay-Z, Kanye West, Isaiah Rashad, and Kendrick Lamar; all fitting picks that mold into the music of Hakuna Bruv some way or another. If forced to describe Hakuna’s unique approach, his body of work sounds like a first bite of fresh fruit; smooth, but not what you’d expect. Hakuna’s latest offering “That’s Just Hak” holds no exception to this rule, beautifully blending the versatile artist’s contrasting personas and artistic characteristics into one. Produced by pk, the blissful acoustic guitar and drum-heavy instrumental is accompanied by Hakuna’s masterful vocals for an overall …

The Scotts – [THE SCOTTS] [Travis Scott] [Kid Cudi]

Many people wouldn’t find it difficult to open any social media app and see Travis Scott’s name buzzing around on it. Whether it be for his growing sneaker collection, his executive mind of his Cactus Jack record label, or his clothing merch that sells out almost instantly; Travis has his artistry in everything and it really shows. Speaking in terms of his musical ability, he is always known for ushering in new sounds and vibes that many can say were curated and/or inspired by him. While a vast majority of his sound was inspired by the greats before us, he is one of the leaders of the pack to utilize the futuristic wave of music making. After the major success of the Jackboys EP, it was clear that he was not currently interested in working on his own solo release since his Astroworld album is still on repeat and STILL charting today; almost two years later. Having since then providing knowledge and guidance to his label mate Don Toliver on his debut project Heaven or Hell, it was only a matter of time before we saw what Travis would have his hands on next. At last, the fans now feast on the latest single from …

Premiere: VULTURES – [Boslen]

One thing that has been abundantly clear in Canada, its that hip hop is no longer a Toronto exclusive when it comes to exporting artists ready to compete on a global level. At the top of the charts currently, you can find some of the most talented Canucks to ever come out of the Great White North and there is no clear sign that our musical exports will stop dominating American airwaves any time soon. While a majority of Canada’s biggest star’shave emerged from the country’s cultural capital, there has been a crazy emergence of talent coming from cities that don’t have Drake as a resident. We have begun to see artists emerge from all over Canada, but none seems more poised for global domination than Vancouver’s Boslen. At the intersection of talent and hard work, you can find Boslen and his team plotting their next moves to continue to grow his brash, energetic brand of music. Boslen began to turn heads with the release of his debut EP BLACK LOTUS last year, the 7-track project served as a strong introduction to what he is capable of sonically. Since then his passion and drive have been turned up a level to …

Leader of the Delinquents – [Kid Cudi]

I know for a fact that I’m not alone when I say that Kid Cudi has changed my life. Whether it was the messages he has shared in his songs, the inventive styles of intergalactic Rap music he spearheaded, or just being straight up open and honest with his fans no matter how difficult it might’ve been for him, he has touched the hearts of music lovers of all ages. He just has a way about himself and his music that can appeal and be appreciated by the masses, no matter what generation of Hip-Hop you’re a fan of. While certain fans distanced themselves from him slightly during his more experimental moments, I got even more intrigued. While there’s no denying that some of his projects became instant classics and I’m a massive fan of those, I think that the experimental stages of his career gave us even further insight as to what he was going through as well as a look at a different side of the Cleveland legend. Finally, after such a long and painful hiatus without new music from my personal favorite artist, the kid is back like he never left with his latest single “Leader of …

Harold Harper discusses his Lil Uzi Vert placement, his dream collaborations, and production influences

Now that the internet has become the prevailing conduit for music connections and communication on both the actual production and administrative fronts many barriers to entry have been removed and past restrictions like geography or relationships (or lack thereof) have now been proven irrelevant. Almost every day I see a tweet from some famous rapper begging his followers to send beats to some random throwaway Gmail account that will likely only be logged into once or twice, and yet, thousands of producers have made their fortunes off of this very process. These stories are always fascinating to me as the amount of luck involved makes each case seem like nothing short of fate itself intervening. I am sure that many of our Lyrical Lemonade readers can remember the numerous instances over the past year where Lil Uzi Vert took his search for instrumentals to Twitter and struck gold. Harold Harper was one of the hundreds who sent his pack of production over to the Philly superstar but was the lone producer to actually land a placement on Uzi’s already legendary recent project, Eternal Atake. Now to many of you Harold Harper is somewhat of a familiar name and is revered by many …