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DOGWOOD – [KINSLOW]

Inspiration and influence; are the two I’s of music that not only allows the musicians before us to continue their legacy but allow the musicians of the future to continue theirs. Louisville native KINSLOW debuts on Lyrical Lemonade today with his latest offering titled “DOGWOOD.” Produced by Kingston, with the visual directed by ‘The Trap Steve’ — the much-anticipated single exceeded its hype and expectations. With the catchy hook and bouncy instrumental, “DOGWOOD” will quickly become a fan-favorite and reach even further than his core fan base to new listeners. “It’s inspired by the street I grew up on, ‘Dogwood Drive’. I first wrote the hook .. which made me recall my childhood/adolescence years .. when I would play basketball and write rhymes. It’s also heavily influenced by [my take on] that Southern Texas sound. That’s the aesthetic I was aiming for.” Immediately upon checking out this record, I instantly caught the vibe of DaBaby’s earlier videos. Not only from the production, but to the style of editing as well. The comedic factor in the visual as well plays a big part in that, and that is exactly the vibe that KINSLOW was going for. “Another influence was ReelGoats .. the director of DaBaby’s videos. I …

Real Boston Richey Returns With A New Banger Titled “On Site”

Breakthrough Florida rapper Real Boston Richey had an amazing streak in 2022. The independent artist has already received major support from Grammy award-winning artist Future, and Hip-hop rappers like Lil Baby and Lil Durk. Richey is the first artist to put on for Tallahassee since T-Pain back in 05’, so it’s not a shocker to witness how much effort he put toward creating a successful career for himself. His single “Bullseye 2” featuring Future, received over 17 million views in just four months. Richey also teamed up with Lil Durk on “Keep Dissing 2,” the music video accumulated ten million views in the first month, and now has a total of 21 million and counting. The 25-year-old rapper’s distinctive voice has built a following on Instagram of 447k, and over 1.4 million listeners on Spotify.  To end the year off right, Richey released his latest single “On Site.” I must say this song has been on repeat ever since releasing on December 23.  “Runnin’ through the light (Huh)/ If she treat me right, I might buy her ice (Haha)/Shit go down tonight, I might turn you to my wife (Yeah, Yeah)/Want you to be just like me, I’ma get you icy/Niggas tryin’ …

Slaughter Gang’s Next Star Yung Sinn Shares His Latest Single “Da East” Featuring 21 Lil Harold

  Slaughter Gang Entertainment was created in 2017 by rapper 21 Savage in partnership with Epic Records. The hip-hop icon has done a remarkable job finding rising talent throughout various cities. His label is home to 21 Lil Harod, SG Tips, Big Bratt, 1 Mute Baby, Real Recognize Rio, and Yung Sinn. While I covered a few of these artists on Lyrical Lemonade in the past, I haven’t had the opportunity to dive into Yung Sinn. The Georgia rapper caught my eye since the release of his “CD Freestyle,” one of his breakout tracks from 2022. Sinn’s sound cannot be categorized, each track he releases has something different to offer. His highly anticipated single “Da East,” featuring 21 Lil Harold was officially released last week after being leaked on YouTube a few months back with over 50k plays. This single is another reason Sinn should be on your watchlist in 2023. His flow is unlike another artist I have heard, his voice is capable of adapting to any beats he gets on. On December 27, you can expect Yung Sinn to release his new mixtape Wrong Turn.

Yahweh Child – [Rot Ken]

When I first found out about Rot Ken probably over a year ago at this point, I knew he was destined for greatness, I just wasn’t sure how quickly he would get there. His style is one-of-a-kind, something that no one could imitate no matter how hard they tried, and while he has a voice that some may compare to Lil Baby, I just feel like there is this authenticity factor that comes to play in his music that sets him apart from the crowd and lets listeners know that no one is doing it like Ken. I think that this is apparent in the loud, shrewd notes he croons because while they may not be classically perfect, the genuine passion he exudes seems to make his sound so magnetizing. The Georgia hitmaker is no stranger to releasing projects, but I think his brand-new tape Yahweh Child really sets this effort apart from the rest of his incredible efforts in the past. I say this because it is handled almost entirely on his own with the exception of a Yung Sinn and a Jetsonmade feature, but the rest of the project gives him free rein to express himself however he …

SoFaygo Interview: Respecting the Grind and the Evolution

Photo Credit: Le3ay Studio As we’ve progressed through music, we have grown to see the many mediums that artists are using now to take their careers to the next level. We’ve seen artists get popular from Myspace and older social media platforms. Current social sites such as Instagram and TikTok play a huge factor in emerging artists as well. By far one of the most memorable moments in rap would be the rise of Soundcloud rap and the amazing talent that stemmed from it. Being able to watch artists like XXXTENTACION, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, Trippie Redd and Lil Yacthy take that platform and completely skyrocket into fame was such an amazing sight to see. While each of these artists has their own respective art and their own craft, they all share one thing in common being the OG’s of the Soundcloud rap community. Here we are in 2022, and we are witnessing the new generation of artists who catch their big break from Soundcloud and take their career to the next level. Some of those names are SSG Kobe, Yeat, Ken Carson, and none other than SoFaygo. First blowing up in 2019 with his breakout single “Knock Knock”, …

Sleazyworld Go Drops New Video For Standout Track “I’m Still”

On November 11, SleazyWorld Go released his new mixtape Where The Shooters Be, via Island Records. While my colleague already reviewed this project, The Kansas City rapper deserves another editorial for his standout single “I’m Still.” While this project features some of his best hit singles such as “Sleazy Flow,” featuring Lil Baby, and “Step 1,” featuring Offset, “I’m Still,” is the best song on this mixtape. With each release, I find myself wondering how the rising rapper will top his previous work. However, Sleazy has not disappointed me yet.  “I’m still the same nigga from the block/still who I used to be/I told the label, This who I am, y’all gotta get used to me/And I ain’t changin’ (No cap)/I heard they killin’ all the rappers nowadays, I gotta stay dangerous (Grrt)”  The 24-year-old rapper reminds his fans that even though he is a star now, he is still the same guy from Missouri who enjoys doing regular things. I have been watching Sleazy grow since last year and it’s extremely remarkable to see how much he has accomplished. Even with all the milestones in his career thus far, I know this is just the beginning. Sleazy has shown so …

Where the Shooters Be – [SleazyWorld Go]

As we approach the end of the year, I always find myself looking back on the events that unfolded in the world of rap since January to see who I think had a bigger year than the rest. Sure, there are always emcees who were big that got bigger, and then there are the artists who came out of nowhere and blindsided the industry with an entirely new sound that you couldn’t ignore even if you wanted to for whatever reason. When looking at 2022 so far, a few notable names come to mind. Locally, I think PGF Nuk had an absolutely magnificent year, breaking out of the local scene to become a nationwide gem. Yeat continued his world domination tour and became a household name and a character in pop culture, not just the music industry. In terms of overall notoriety and proving themselves to be a force, though, I think it’s safe to say that SleazyWorld Go made all the right moves and became someone that the music business couldn’t overlook. I’m sure early features and remixes with emcees like Offset, Lil Baby, and others along with cosigns from the aforementioned artists as well as Jack Harlow helped, …

Check Out Rob49 and G Herbo New Single “Add It Up”

Since 2020, New Orleans native Rob49 has established himself as one of the most talented young artists to keep your eyes out for. With co-signs from Say Cheese founder Shawn Cotton and Mississippi State basketball star Lamar Peters, Rob is working towards honing his craft, remaining authentic, and building out his sound. Earlier this year, the rising artist released his latest EP titled Welcome To Vulture Island with features from Lil Baby, Icewear Vezzo, Babyface Ray, Doe Boy, Lil Double O, and Landstrip Chip. On this project, Rob illustrates how versatile he can be from his ability to produce grim and menacing trap anthems, to how emotional he becomes on a few of his tracks. On Friday, October 28, Rob 49 teamed up with Chicago superstar G Herbo for their latest single “Add It Up.” Produced by Southside and Smatt Sertified, the duo joined forces to create a new banger for the streets. “Herb and I actually started our relationship the night we made “Add it Up.” We were in the studio all night just talking about how much we listen to each other’s music and how fire it is to be working with one another,” Rob shared. “We actually …

The Melodic Blue (Deluxe) – [Baby Keem]

I have mixed emotions when it comes to deluxe versions of albums because it feels like every artist has such a different interpretation of what this means, and the execution can be way off at times from my point of view. I just feel like over the past couple of years, an artist will drop a highly anticipated album and then drop a deluxe version a week or two later. Considering these same emcees also include 10 or more songs on the updated version, it’s like listeners don’t have a chance to sit with the original and appreciate it in all of its glory for nearly as long as they should, and the new wave of songs can overshadow some of the other tracks that these musicians worked long and hard on. I know that it’s just more new music which is awesome, but I love when I can sit with a project and really dive into all the ins and outs of it before letting it breathe and moving on before returning to it with new life brought by the deluxe version to fall in love with the collection of tracks all over again. I preface all of this …

Glitches – [SleazyWorld Go] ft. [G Herbo]

When you take the time to look at various artists’ journeys to fame and fortune, they are all different and as unique as the emcees who undergo these paths as well. Some artists blow up instantaneously while it can take others years of hard work, dedication, and maintaining a hustler’s mentality. I’m not sure if these overnight successes just happened to drop something at the right time and the right people tuned in, or if they just have unmatched star power that other grinders have to build up, but either way, I give artists on either path all the props in the world. On the outside looking in, SleazyWorld Go seems to be one of the most prominent examples of an overnight success in recent history, but he has been working hard since 2019 to solidify his spot. While he might’ve had some local buzz for the first couple of years of his career, when he dropped “Sleazy Flow” last year, the rest was history. From that point, his phone seemed to be ringing nonstop with calls from the biggest names in rap, ultimately securing records with top-notch spitters like Lil Baby and Offset which led to an RIAA Platinum …