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Crazy – [Key Glock]

Key Glock shares a new video for his psych ward anthem, “Crazy.” Wrapped in a straight jacket, Glock delivers a sporadic set of bars that reflect the song’s title. Alternating between shots of Glock and a bundle of leather clade women, the video fixates on the dominatrix side of the anthem. Despite being on the road touring his latest mixtape, Glockoma, Key Glock seems to be unfazed by the tiresome nature of the road still finding the energy to release next level visuals for his buzzing project. It is a great time to be a Key Glock fan has his dominance continues to build with each release. We hope you are as eager as we are to see and hear new content from the popping Southern emcee. Check out Key Glock’s new video for “Crazy” below and connect with him on Twitter and Instagram.

Child’s Play – [A$AP Twelvvy]

When it comes to storytelling in hip-hop right now, I wholeheartedly believe that A$AP Twelvyy is one of the most underrated rappers in the game. From triumphant, “from the bottom to the top” descriptions of his come-up in the music world to soul-stricken tales of growing up and becoming the man he is today, Twelvyy never disappoints, and today this is on full display in his latest music video for “Child’s Play”. Infused with lots of cartoon imagery and childhood-associated scenery, this release pairs the story of Twelvyy’s upbringing with visions of the success that he’s achieved today, illustrating a success-story dichotomy that I can’t seem to stop watching. “Child’s Play” the song is already incredible as it is, but these visuals only bring things to the next level. Needless to say, A$AP Twelvyy snapped, and I would consider his latest to be an essential watch for all of our readers out there. Check out “Child’s Play” below and let us know what you think in the comments! Directed by P.V (@PV.ny) Edited by ISAIAH CARTER (@ZayCvrter) Photography by Adam Lomax (@Snapsoflomax) Song Produced by Tyler Dopps (@TylerDopps)

II – [Lucky Daye]

Rising R&B crooner Lucky Daye continues his hot streak today with his second EP in the last 6 months, II. With his funky and soulful sound, Lucky is a mix between Prince, Bootsy Collins, Frank Ocean, and Daniel Ceasar, mixing all of these talents together and presenting his own, original and refreshing blend. That said, Daye came out the gates firing with his single and video for his hit “Roll Some Mo”, and his second project builds off of that momentum, pushing things to the next level and exhibiting some serious growth from the rising talent. While this one may only house four tracks, the extended play is still nothing short of amazing, as songs including “Karma” and Real Games” are sure to become instant fan favorites as Lucky’s vocals and songwriting glide over D Mile’s production. With only 8 songs out, Daye is going to be hitting the road on a cross country tour this Spring alongside new R&B star Ella Mai, so don’t sleep! As an opening act on the tour, it will be a great opportunity for Lucky to open some eyes and ears to the people that are still asleep on his sound. Stream Lucky Daye’s II …

Freedom Falls – [Khushi]

Announcing his debut album on Warner Bros. Records, along with the news that he will be joining James Blake on a North American tour, the London based crooner, Khushi, delivers a spellbinding effort in “Freedom Falls that proves he is ready for the limelight. I may not know every detail about being a music supervisor, but if this one is not in a movie trailer or HBO show (preferably Westworld) by the end of the month, somebody is fucking up, because the effort is brimming with energy and emotion. As cinematic as it is, it’s not in the way you might expect. Khushi’s feathery vocals are gently draped atop a self-produced backdrop filled with space and moved along mainly by some light key-work. Soft and almost hypnotic, the effort lulls you in before closing out with a powerful crescendo that maintains the atmosphere of the track but delivers a serious gut punch. The right song can make a scene or a movie trailer, and in the right moment “Hidden Falls” could take the power of a big reveal to the next level. Cut the check HBO.

AJ Tracey – [AJ Tracey]

When it comes to UK rap right now, specifically coming out of London, one artist that you simply can’t ignore is AJ Tracey — an absolute flamethrower of a talent who is here today to push things to the next level with his self-titled debut album. 15 tracks long, this well-executed offering is certainly a long time in the making, and naturally so, it becomes clear quite quickly that Tracey put his all and then some into the project. AJ Tracey is an honest account of life, both in its ups and in its downs, using reality as a fulcrum point in order to display the life and times of such an exciting rising emcee — and to this function, it absolutely exceeds any expectations I could have set. Not only is the album versatile, but it’s also relentlessly captivating, making sure that no matter where Tracey decides to venture in a sonic sense that his listeners will follow right behind. Further so, equipped with features from Not3s, Jay Critch, and Giggs, this one certainly has an abundance of talent on it, so without further ado, I present AJ Tracey: available for streaming at the link below!

Politics – [Lucki]

It’s a bit of a cliche to say that an artist is “levels ahead”, but in the case of Chicago artist Lucki, this is the only way to describe his otherworldly style and endlessly vivid lyricism. Truth be told, Lucki is a master at translating life into art, and no better song could exemplify this than his latest single, “Politics”. Released in anticipation of his forthcoming mixtape, Freewave 3 (for which the tracklist and cover art were recently released), this offering takes us further into the hazy world of Lucki, one bar at a time. His deliveries sound focused as ever while he admittedly wears his heart on his sleeve, offering up some incredibly personal rhymes that will be sure to captivate listeners from the first second to the last. I thoroughly believe that Freewave 3 will be one of the projects of the year, but don’t just take my word for it; stream “Politics” below and get ready! Cover Art by Lonewolf Produced by Oxy

Holy – [Reo Cragun]

Making his Lyrical Lemonade debut today, an artist by the name of Reo Cragun offers up a brand new smash titled “Holy”. This record is a unique and versatile creation in which Reo co-produced with Onassis Morris, and while the production is what hits specifically hard, Reo’s melodic vocals and soothing flow are the perfect complement. With lyrics that any independent artist can relate to, Reo makes it known that he feels at home without a label and prefers to make things happen on his own, giving listeners a feeling of self-made ambition that I’m sure we can all resonate with on some sort of level. Furthermore, we were told that this is the first of a series of singles that Reo plans to release over the coming months, so be on the lookout for more from the rising talent in the near future! Be sure to stream “Holy” below and follow Reo Cragun on Instagram and Twitter!

gangway for navy – [navy blue]

When it comes to pure lyricism, as honest and transparent as can be, few artists are anywhere near the level of a New York-based act by the name of navy blue right now. His style is best characterized by its tragically beautiful emotional awareness, and only adding fuel to the fire, it’s the dusty, off-kilter production that brings this soulful feel full circle. That said, navy blue is here on the Lyrical Lemonade pages today to bless us with his new, 8-track project, gangway for navy. Featuring just two features from close accomplice, MIKE, who we’ve covered several times here on LL, this tape allows navy blue to trudge head-first into the problems and thoughts that he faces without ever stopping for a breath of air. In this way, gangway for navy is as cohesive and well-executed as can be, balancing on a line of avant-garde beauty that you certainly can’t help but pay attention to. Blue’s soul oozes through the passion-stricken instrumentals, one after another, and the resulting yield is a project that clearly indicates why he’s one of New York’s finest artists out right now. Stream the new project at the link provided below and let us know what you think …

BLOODBATH – [MAVI]

Charlotte-based lyrical wizard, MAVI returns with his new offering, “BLOODBATH.” Produced by GRIMM DOZA, the pair of lyricist and producer come together beautifully for this lethal track. MAVI speaks directly to the listener going for two minutes straight utilizing his conversational style to transfix his audience. A grimy texture to his voice provides an authentic rind as he discusses his upbringing, resilience and aspirations. A ghostly set of keys plays in a loop setting the foundation for MAVI’s lyrical deconstruction that will have you running the track back several times to catch every metaphor. Hopefully this isn’t the last of MAVI”s offerings as he continues to level-up with each track that he releases. Check out the new song from MAVI below and make sure to show him some love on Twitter and Instagram.

MSTRGLSS – [Bari]

On two separate occasions this week, we here on Lyrical Lemonade have had the privilege to write about new releases from none other than STL native Bari, and today, he’s back yet again to take over headlines with a stellar new project, MSTRGLSS. Heading into my first listen of this one, my expectation was that the project would hopefully take me further into the world of unwavering soul that Bari is able to tap into so effortlessly. I hoped to learn more about who he is as an artist, and now that I’ve had the opportunity to give this one a few listens through since its release, I must say that Bari delivered on this and then some. MSTRGLSS is the result of St. Louis-bred soul taking on the world, one day at a time. Bari is honest with himself and about life, but even beyond this, he’s a dreamer at heart who refuses to be held back by any forces in his control. This mixtape is decidedly ambitious in ways that, as a listener, you can’t help but love, and only pushing this prowess to the next level, Bari’s vocal and lyrical performances are the best they’ve ever been. In terms of making …