SEARCH FOR: KID JOI

Safe and Sound – [Kid Joi] ft. [Reign]

For over a year, I have been hip to the movement that Kid Joi has been creating quietly but steadily. She has been making some major waves at such a young age, and even though it feels like she is still flying under so many people’s radars, I feel like she is one of those artists where as soon as you hear her just once, you’ll never miss another song that she puts out ever again. Age means nothing in her case because the way she sings provides such a prevalent power that I really have only heard from a select few superstars like Beyonce for instance, so the fact that she still has time to grow, mature, and really home in on her skills makes me beyond confident for her future. Despite the lowkey hitmaker status, she clearly has quite the pull in music, because she got Reign (formerly Guwop Reign) to join her on her brand-new record “Safe and Sound”, and it’s seriously one of the most poignant records you’ll hear for the rest of the year. The beat is fairly minimal but still quite impactful, and these are the instrumentals I feel like Joi thrives on most, …

Tarzzahn – Pu$$y Poppa

Rising artist Tarzzahn recruited producer Youngstarr Beatz to create his new single “Pu$$y Poppa”. The record was originally created in 2010 with the hope of being released at the time. However, due to Tarzzahn going to prison, the record was placed on pause. Youngstarr Beatz first received recognition for B-Hamp: Do the Ricky Bobby with 4 million views and counting on Youtube. After receiving a check for 42k, his career took off and he eventually landed on Drake’s paradise tour. The opportunity of a lifetime came when 2 Chainz Dj played “I Love Dem Strippers” and Beatz was flown out to join the music video. He went on to develop relationships with Kid Ink, Lil Boosie, Yo Gotti, Rich Homie Quan, and Lil Wayne throughout his career. But his biggest record to date is Fetty Wap’s “My Way,” which peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, and Drake ended up hopping on the remix. 12 years later, Tarzzahn and Youngstarr Beatz reunited to remix the vocals on “Pu$$y Poppa” and revamp the production to create a new refreshing record. The duo created a new club banger that is hard to resist. Inspired by a 1980s rhythm. It is …

A Conversation with Precious Pepala

Precious Pepala is one of the most exciting up and coming talents out of the U.K. and I had the chance to sit down and interview her recently. It’s rare to come across young artists who are not only talented but possess the self awareness and sensibility that she does. This was a lovely conversation with a budding star and I couldn’t be more excited for you all to read! Enjoy! — Sam: Okay Precious, I’ve heard a lot about you, I’ve heard your music and I’m a huge fan! Let’s get this thing going. My first question for you this morning is this: Where are you from? What was your upbringing like? Precious: Well, I was born in Sheffield, England, but my family is from Africa, specifically Zambia, but then different parts of Africa as well. Both of my parents are from Zambia, so I kind of grew up with that influencing a lot of different parts of me; Particularly the way I speak because I don’t have a Yorkshire accent even though I’m from South Yorkshire, so it had a lot of heavy influence in how I am now and how I approach certain things and kind of …

Rewind-[greek]&[Marco Luka]

Man! If you need a track to fall in love with today, then I’ve got the perfect one for you! I’ve been a huge fan of greek for some time now and if you haven’t heard about this Virginia native yet, then let this article serve as the day your life is changed. From a musical standpoint, I immediately attract to the artists who have something unique about their artistry and that’s greek to a tee. When I heard his voice for the first time, it was like an instantaneous breath of fresh air. From his falsetto all the way to his natural flow, this kid just knows his pockets and makes sure every note hits in a way that will leave you speechless. Today, greek is making it onto our page for the release of his brand new song with Marco Luka called, “Rewind”. Like I said, this is truly one of the/if not the best song you’ll hear all week. This joint is just so wavy and I can’t stop listening to it. The production is so crisp while greek and Marco overachieved on the verses and hook. I really could go on and on about this one, …

Gucci Mane of VA – [Young Crazy]

See why Young Crazy claims his title as the Gucci Mane of VA, with his brand new EP that was released just last week. One of my favorite parts about being a music writer is following the careers of those you’ve written about in the past, which is exactly the case with Virginia star Young Crazy. I first wrote about his single “Suburban Kid,” a fiery, catchy track that had both his streaming numbers, and his home state jumping. Recently, he was able to regain 100% of his mastered tracks, allowing him to bless his fanbase with a surprise “greatest hits” LP Who TF is Crazo Damn, which only generated a bigger buzz around his name prior to the release of this latest tape Gucci Mane of VA.  The tape starts with paying homage to Gucci through a beautiful beat by Moye & The Beatman, showcasing Young Crazy’s talent and providing a retro 2000s feel that represents Gucci’s style. “BLIT” and “Suburban Kid” are singles that are already hot in the DMV and add solidified status to the project, and “Bombaclat” is a brand new joint that looks to have the surrounding club scene in its grip. “On the Radar Freestyle” is …

223’s – [midwxst] ft. [BabyTron]

It’s hard to classify midwxst’s reign as anything but dominant. Over the past few years, he went from being just a kid in his bedroom playing around with a microphone to one of the most recognized up-and-comers in the entire world, and his rise to fame is only just beginning. His Back in Action series of projects has been a massive reason why he has become so notorious, and while these tapes feature some of my favorite tracks from the Indiana-born emcee, he has an extensive list of singles that continue to build on the vibrant legacy he is solidifying at such a young age. What I love about his discography is the versatility, because although hyperpop may have been his ticket into stardom, it is his constant attempts at different styles and sounds that seem to really stand out to his loyal fans. This dexterity is obvious on the third edition of his series of projects Back in Action 3.0, a 9-song, 23-minute-long effort that only contains two features, one in tana on the final cut and then BabyTron on the tape’s second song “223’s”. BabyTron is definitely one of the craziest and most unexpected features that I could’ve …

A Conversation with contradash

Sam: Man! What’s happening bro! contradash: I’m good dude! I’ve been up every night until like 6am for some different reasons…truly sicko mode recently; just the best and worst kind of fucked up sleep schedule where I’m just making shit that I’m in love with, but it just completely obliterates my morning! — Sam: That’s trash for the sleep schedule, but great for the music bro. Are you in LA right now? contradash: Yessir, I’m in Hollywood! — Sam: Easy, well man, I just appreciate this time you’re taking to chop it up for a bit. I’ve been a fan for a minute and have really enjoyed watching the way you move and seeing the musical progression…So let’s dive into this thing. First and foremost, how are you? How is life treating you?  contradash: It’s good man! Right now life feels like it’s at a pivoting point for me. Before my label deal, I hadn’t had many indie releases under my belt, since I fell into a really privileged situation that I’m incredibly grateful for, but now we’re back on it. And it really tests how much you believe in yourself, because I haven’t been in these waters for over …

The Daniel Price Interview: Part 1

Photo by: India Richert I think people underestimate the power of conversation. The ability to exchange ideas, thoughts and perspectives is a superpower that can often fly under the radar as something that we just do…As I get older though, I have come to the realization that some of the most impactful moments in my life, areas where I experienced the most growth, came from conversations. Whether it was someone sharing some form of wisdom or passing the time laughing about something shown on TV, conversation not only changes us, but shapes us as well. For as long as I’m writing for Lyrical Lemonade, I am going to try and place an emphasis on the importance of conversation; because without it, we are robbing ourselves from experiencing all that this life has to offer. Today, it is my pleasure to document for you all a conversation I had with one of my favorite artists. I’ve written about Daniel Price before, but never like this. The Los Angeles-based talent is coming off of a successful rollout for his most recent EP that culminated in a marvelous live performance on the historic, Love Street (attached below). In this first of its kind …

8BitJ Feat. Johnny Polygon – “Fake”

Coming out of the Bay Area, 8BitJ is creating music solely for himself and his fans that can relate to his emotions. Deeply influenced by 2Pac, Kanye West, Quest Mac Miller, Jay Z, and others, 8BitJ is an old soul who enjoys music with a message. Ever since he realized that he had the power to create music that people enjoyed listening to, music was no longer a hobby but a career that he decided to take seriously. Earlier this year, 8BitJ released his latest album titled Tokyo 8. The 17-track collection is a diverse collection of hard-hitting,up-tempo music. His intense raps and trippy flow throughout his album were amazing to hear. Like a true lyrical storyteller, the rising artist takes a deep dive into self-reflection and becoming a better person. “The album is cohesive. It’s very similar, but not – everything ties into each other. And getting a new perspective is good,” He told Upcoming 100. “The cultural shock of Tokyo is where everything changes. Getting away from home for something so different from what you’re used to is good.” With songs like Yakuza, an old-school funk rhythmic pattern, and Haneda which speaks about self-reflection, Tokyo 8 has something …

Tfemi Joins Forces With Coi Leray On “Same Sh*t

Our goal at Lyrical Lemonade is to highlight artists who create music that we enjoy listening to. One of the best parts of my job is finding new music from artists that I’m unfamiliar with. Tfemi is a rising artist out of New Jersey, building a name for himself in the music industry.  In just a few years, he racked up hundreds of thousands of streams independently worldwide. The Nigerian artist also had the opportunity to have 3 headline shows in his hometown. A lot of his musical inspirations comes for Atlanta superstar Young Thug (#FreeThugger) and Xxxtentacion (RIP). As I began to review Tfemi music, I noticed his flow improves with each release. With each single he puts out, Tfemi shows how versatile his music can be. Two months ago, Tfemi had the chance to collaborate with his fellow New Jersey resident Coi Leray. Over the past few years. Coi’s sharp flow, slick delivery, and catchy hooks has led her to stardom and appearing on the Billboard Hot 100 with her RIAA Certified Platinum hit single “No More Parties”. The pair released their single titled  ‘Same Sh*t’ produced by Levanto. I must say they created a dope record.  “My …