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Lil Black Jean Jacket 3 – [A$AP Ant]

Obviously, New York needs no introduction to the world of rap, and it never has for as long as the genre has existed. Over the years, literally countless emcees have emerged from the scene in NYC, some blowing up to massive stardom while others have been excited about the local buzz they have garnered, but one way or another, if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. I also feel like New York City and A$AP Mob go hand in hand, and with the fact that they are one of the most notorious collectives in the entire history of music, they’re a group that I will never ignore by any means. While Rocky might make headlines on a daily basis, others are making some serious moves that deserve some recognition, especially A$AP Ant. Although he is the only Baltimore native in the Mob, he has been constantly on the grind as far as his music goes, and his clothing armada Marino Infantry is as successful as it gets, and until I manage to get my hands on some of that, I am always here to support his latest and greatest music releases. So, I was …

My Bruddas – [Lil Gnar] ft. [Yung Bans]

I have been waiting for quite some time to announce the fact that it’s finally Lil Gnar season, and while I’m not completely sure if this is the case or not 100%, I have a very good feeling about it considering he has been dropping super consistently recently. Not only has he been posting very regularly, but he has also been releasing nothing but hits which isn’t a new concept to him, but it just blows my mind how he can remain so fire every single time. While his song “No Switches” that released a week or two ago is an undeniable heater, his latest release “My Bruddas” with Yung Bans is even more up my alley cause Bans is one of my other favorite emcees out right now, and he always makes songs even better than ever when he’s included. This one even comes fully equipped with a Highdeas-directed visual that is absolutely incredible, but the KP BEATZ-produced record has me more captivated than anything. This one reminds me somewhat of a rage beat that you might’ve been hearing about taking over the underground recently, but there is this optimistic, friendly, and airy feel that is unbelievably addicting. Gnar …

Come Home The Kids Miss You – [Jack Harlow]

Though it may feel like just yesterday, a lot has changed for Jack Harlow since 2020’s Thats What They All Say. Between his three (3) Grammy nominations, a track with over a billion (with a B) streams, and most recently, a viral banger sampling Fergie’s iconic “Glamorous” – few lately have been moving with the same precision as Harlow himself. His newest record Come Home The Kids Miss You is in many ways a love letter to the life that he’s lived since – Jack’s rare moment to breathe between headlines, events, and accolades. With a meteoric rise to fame like his comes a host of new challenges – practices to learn, people to be wary of, and no amount of accommodation or luxury can totally erase the inconvenience of his level of celebrity. Because of this, Jack Harlow’s new record is surprisingly mature from an artist known for his humor and carefree confidence. The mixes are much less conventional than one may expect, suggesting a refreshing and admirable desire to take risks coming from a position that in no way demands he takes them. Above all else, Come Home The Kids Miss You is much more reflective than his last …

4PF’s Lil Kee Honor’s His Older brother in “Letter 2 My Brother”

Straight out of Cobb County, GA, Lil Kee is thriving in the rap scene. Widely known for his singles “Fake Sh*t” ft. 42 Dugg and “Catch A Murder” with hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify and over 5M views combined on Youtube, Kee’s talent continues to improve with each release. Most recently, the 4PF signee released his latest single “Letter 2 My Brother”. Produced by the late multi-platinum hitmaker Turn Me Up Josh, this single displayed a new level of unfiltered emotions. Kee dedicated this track to his late older brother, Lamar, who provided for his parents and his siblings. The melancholic piano chords and wailing guitar riffs mixed with Kee’s powerful lyrics were a beautiful way to honor and carry on his brother’s legacy. “Every song I make, it’s gonna be something about my brother in it,” Kee shared. “I could make a million songs and it’s going to be something about my brother in it – no matter what. I don’t care if it’s a happy song – my brother is going to be in it no matter what.” Kee’s ability to turn his pain into stories and share it in his music is mind-blowing. This summer, …

The Cheater – [Lil Gotit]

Throughout my years in this industry as a writer and contributor for Lyrical Lemonade, I have honestly come across few talents who are as surprising as Lil Gotit. The Atlanta emcee was always someone I had enjoyed even early on, but I really only listened to him when he was featured on one of his brother, Lil Keed’s songs, and that was really the extent of my experience with him. Then, one day I randomly decided to check out one of his earlier mixtapes to just find something new and different to listen to, and that is exactly when I turned into a fan of the young star. I honestly don’t know what song did it for me, but I knew that as soon as I heard how versatile his voice could be and how enthusiastic his cadences proved to be, I knew that he was going to be one of my favorites for quite some time and that admiration only continues to skyrocket now that his latest project The Cheater is in our hands. I am always happy when we receive new music from him, but it seems like this year started out pretty quietly when compared to other …

Nigerian Superstar Naira Marley Teams Up With Zinoleesky On New Single o’dun

British-Nigerian singer and songwriter Naira Marley’s unbelievable talent has not gone unnoticed. The 25-year-old pop star made a name for himself after the release of his 2014 single ‘ Marry Juana’. However, his 2018 hit single ‘Issa Goal’ featuring Olamide and Lil Kesh, changed his life forever. With over 4 million and counting views on Youtube, ‘Issa Goal’ became the song of the summer. This week, Marley returns with a new smash single produced by REXXIE titled ‘o’dun’ (something sweet) featuring fellow Nigerian Afrobeat artist and labelmate Zinoleesky. Directed by IO Filmworks, the steamy visuals capture Marley accompanied by beautiful women while he recites his verse and shows off his dance moves alongside Zinoleesky. The connection between Marley and Zinoleesky on this track was a wonderful sight to see.  It’s confirmed that o’dun will appear on Marley’s long-awaited debut album God’s Timings The Best, releasing this spring. After listening to his latest single, Marley’s fans should have a taste of what to expect from his upcoming album.  Check out the music video to o’dun ft. Zinoleesky below!

CMG New Signee Lil Poppa Shares New Project ‘Under Investigation III’

Yo Gotti announced earlier this year that he is scouting new talent for his heavy hitter label CMG. With a roster of successful artists such as Moneybagg Yo, 42 Dugg, Blac Youngsta, EST Gee, and more, Gotti has an ear for great music. Last week, Gotti took to Instagram to share that Jacksonville artist Lil Poppa is the latest signee on his team. On April 27, the 22-year-old rapper released his new project, Under Investigation via CMG Records/Interscope. This mixtape celebrates the third installment of Poppa’s “Under Investigation” series. The 20 song tracklist features guest appearances from Lil Duval and Jdot Breezy. Lil Poppa also had the opportunity to create a song with Yo Gotti on his new project which you can find below. Poppa’s breathtaking melody-driven delivery and unique sound separate him from a lot of the new rappers. Even though Poppa is receiving a lot of buzz after signing with CMG, he has been making a name for himself since 2018. His single “Eternal Living,” featuring Polo G is his biggest song up to date. It’s amazing to see the growth he has accomplished in such a short amount of time. You can stream Lil Poppa’s latest project, Under …

Step Back – [Duke Deuce] & [Juicy J]

In the year of our lord 2022, who is making bangers like Duke Deuce? Who is moving with such a sacred reverence for their hometown’s past while also pushing that very sound forward? Above all else, who is making aux-ready anthems, able to turn the function from a 0 to a 10 at moment’s notice, like Mr. Deuce himself? The answer: nobody – and his latest collaboration with fellow Memphis legend Juicy J is the perfect testament to this. Released earlier this week, Memphis future and past collide on “Step Back”, a bop so polished you can see your face its reflection. Featuring production from Dallas’s Lil Ju and Juicy J himself, “Step Back” might not be the first collaborative effort between these two Memphis kings, but still, it stands as a refreshing dose of Southern trap energy – a love letter to one of the finest styles of music to ever bless our undeserving ears. Both Duke Deuce and Juicy J are fresh off their recently released projects – Duke Nukem and Stoner’s Night with Wiz Khalifa respectively – so it might be a minute until we get new records from either of them, but that won’t stop me from …

No Switches – [Lil Gnar] ft. [Tory Lanez]

It might not be new to some of the people who regularly tap in with my articles, but I am a big fan of artists who prove their dominance in more industries than just music, and Lil Gnar is someone who has proven himself as a businessman, an athlete, and a talented emcee. He began as a skater and that is a part of him that will never fade, then he created his clothing brand Gnarcotic which has some amazing pieces and insane co-signs, and when he got into music, it was obvious that he can do no wrong regardless of whatever endeavor he undertakes. I think that he is one of the more underrated emcees in the entire rap world, and considering he was born and raised in Atlanta, I think the city has rubbed off on him way more than enough to hold his own with some of the greats of our generation. I will never miss an opportunity to check out new music from the skilled spitter, so when I saw that he teamed up with Tory Lanez for their Bouncegohard-produced song “No Switches” and then reconvened for another immensely entertaining Sam McGrath-directed music video, you already …

Getting to Know YUME

Young artists have been on the rise for some time now. 15-year-old YUME is unlike anyone you have seen before. The multi-skilled artist is widely known as a producer for heavy hitters like Drake, NLE Choppa, and Young Thug. She is also the face behind Chris Brown’s hit record “Go Crazy” which spent multiple weeks at the top of Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop radio airplay chart. This year, YUME is reinventing herself not only as a producer but also as an artist. After receiving a co-sign from Hip-Hop legend Lil Kim and being commended as a mix blend between Travis Scott and Aaliyah for her dope sound and personality, YUME continues to strive for greatness. On April 29, the rising artist released her highly anticipated single ‘Do It Better’ with the visuals to match. In just three days, the song has received over 262k views on Youtube. “Anything she does, I can do it better. Put you on just like my Gucci sweater OK! See you dripping’, I can do it better. Put you on just like my Gucci sweater OK! Leave the light up, this sh*t fya. We living better, it’s okay.” Not only did she write and produce her own …