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Voice of the Heroes (Freestyle) – [Fat Trel]

I write about the music booming out of the DMV quite often as their underground and street scenes have become quite crowded with talent and there is much new excitement for the artists emerging here, but, at least for me, the first DC rapper that I was ever first captivated by was none other than Fat Trel. He first was emerging onto the scene at the same time as Chief Keeg and Glo Gang first set the whole country’s streets on fire and his style was very much inspired by the earliest and most raucous iterations of ‘drill-music’ but also was able to deliver much more calm and collected music over lavish or somber instrumentals like his peers in Maybach Music Group were known for gracing a decade ago. Alongside fellow D.C. artists like Yung Gleesh, Dew Baby, BoosaDaShoota (RIP), and several others Fat Trel ushered in a new wave of excitement into a D.C. that culturally was crumbling after the police were discriminating against ‘GoGo,’ the District’s native dance music style, and gentrification ripped through the nation’s capital, displacing many lifelong D.C. residents out into Maryland and beyond. Unfortunately Fat Trel’s career was mired with legal troubles that held …

Behind The Scenes of Nardo Wick’s “Who Want Smoke??” Music Video

Enjoy this behind-the-scenes footage of the “Who Want Smoke??” music video by Nardo Wick, Lil Durk, 21 Savage, and G Herbo!

Who Want Smoke Remix – [Nardo Wick] x [Lil Durk] x [21 Savage] x [G Herbo]

Nardo Wick has been a rising star in the music industry for a minute now, but I feel like he’s about to really blow up with the help of his brand new music video for “Who Want Smoke Remix” featuring Lil Durk, 21 Savage, and G Herbo. Just by looking at this lineup of superstars talents on the same song, you can assume that it’s going to be a hit, but trust me when I say that it will exceed your expectations. Lyrical Lemonade CEO + video director Cole Bennett did his f*cking thing on this one, this is one of the most action-packed LL videos that I have ever seen, it’s definitely one of my favorite of recent memory. This video just has the feel of an instant LL classic, don’t take my word for it though, watch it below! produced by emkay

Already Won – [Rod Wave] ft. [Lil Durk]

Although Rod Wave might not be my personal favorite artist, I’m definitely not going to deny his very raw and obvious talents because every single song he puts out is a smash hit, and he deserves every single accolade he continuously receives. Just the way he is able to incorporate so much passion and sentiment into his lyrics is as good as it gets, and no matter what artist has been through similar struggles, no one seems to be able to fully encapsulate their pain and emotion in their music quite like Rod. When he dropped his album Soulfly, he cemented his legacy in the music world, and that relic grew even stronger after he released nine more tracks on the deluxe version, further spreading his message to his fans no matter how new or seasoned they are to his sonic repertoire. One of the biggest songs regardless of the regular or deluxe version has to be “Already Won” featuring Lil Durk, and that’s why I was so excited to see what kind of magic he was going to bring to life in the brand-new Henry DaCosta-directed music video. Opening up, various clips of Rod walking out on stage to …

Austin Powerz Interview: Super Producer in the Making

With producers finally starting to get more recognition and respect in the industry, there are still tons of producers out there that have been secretly putting out major hits that the world may not even be hip to. While there’s still more work to be done to give producers and all creators their proper credit, various media outlets, producers themselves, and streaming services have been doing a pretty good job at highlighting all parties involved when it comes to the final product of a song. One of the producers who really has been having an amazing career thus far would be the New Jersey-native Austin Powerz. In recent years, he is known for producing on Meek Mill and Ella Mai’s hit “24/7”, Trippie Redd’s “How You Feel”, and even Drake’s “Lemon Pepper Freestyle”. In fact, he just recently obtained another producer credit for contributing to the creation of Drake’s “In The Bible” featuring Lil Durk and Giveon, from his highly anticipated album Certified Lover Boy. I sat down with Austin for his very first interview to speak about his career up until this point, how it feels to be mentored by Boi-1da, the success of his contributions on Certified Lover Boy and …

In Town – [EST Gee] ft. [Lil Durk]

EST Gee has seen an astounding spark in success with his latest studio album, Bigger Than Life Or Death, which released on July 20th. The album includes but is not limited to featured artists like Lil Durk, Future, Young Thug, 42 Dugg, and others. His exceptional talent combined with broadening notoriety has increased his monthly listener count on Spotify to over 4.3M. As individual tracks gain momentum and EST Gee continues to become more of a household name for hip-hop listeners everywhere – the Interscope artist continues to generate buzz, this time with a clean visual to one of his more notable tracks, “In Town (ft. Lil Durk).” A ‘Diesel Filmz’ produced joint, the video shows EST Gee and Durkio posted with extravagant jewelry and exquisite vehicles speaking lyrics of, “hard times and sad songs and blood spilt from guns drawn.” With clips from shows, neighborhood streets, and lavish offices, ‘Diesel Filmz’ uses brilliant transition work and clean animations to accompany the track on this well-constructed project. Popularity is no issue with this banger, with the video already reaching 70k + views only hours after release earlier this morning. Watch, EST Gee – In Town (feat. Lil Durk), on YouTube …

Find a Way – [H.E.R.] ft. [Lil Durk] [Lil Baby]

“Got this shit up out the mud, still grinding like I’m tryna get my weight up.” H.E.R. preaches messages of the importance of staying the path, and remaining committed to the paper, in her newest single, “Find a Way,” featuring Lil Durk and Lil Baby. She combines her flawless, delicate, yet powerful voice with lyrics of grit and determination to create a catchy, light hook that Durk and Baby both follow in precision. The three create a trio that is compiled of some of the most influential and successful artists of the previous few years, and it’s clear they’ve found a infallible formula in “Find a Way.” With the main theme of the song relating to staying true, Baby and Durk add verses of memory from before the fame, and what it’s taken to get to the point they’re all at now – and all of the trials and tribulations that they’ve encountered along the way. It’s clear that money is the primary motivation, and getting to the bag comes with cost and consequences, with lost relationships and unpleased enemies. “I got in my bag, when I looked up ain’t see nun’ but bunch of haters, no matter how much …

The Top 10 Moments From Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash Festival

Creative Direction: @shotbycones We are a couple of weeks removed from our annual Summer Smash festival, and we are all still having major withdrawals from such a great weekend. After the past year that we had of quarantining, social distancing, and avoiding large events, it felt amazing to be able to come outside and enjoy our festival once again. With over 75 artists on our lineup ranging from the up-and-coming rappers to superstars and legends, it was truly a weekend to remember, and a special moment for not only Lyrical Lemonade but Chicago as a whole. I had the opportunity to work as a lead for the Summer Smash Media Team—a squad full of some of the best photographers and videographers in the game put together by our guy Cones. All weekend long, they captured tons of videos, photos, and clips of the entire run of show. While our full recap of the entire Summer Smash weekend is dropping very soon, I felt it would be a great idea to give my perspective on some of the best moments that happened during Summer Smash. At last, here are some of the best moments of Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash 2021!   …

No Regrets – [Prince Coop]

If you go through my almost 1,000 articles over the past couple of years, you’ll quickly see that I have no shortage of love for the amazing artists putting on for Chicago. While I might write about huge names like Chance the Rapper, Kanye, Lil Durk, G Herbo, and others, I’m always on the hunt for up-and-coming acts that have been making waves on a more local level, and when the homie told me about the young talent, Prince Coop, I’ve been following along with his blossoming career ever since. Even though. He’s still in high school, he uses his youthfulness to his advantage in all of his records, and as he gears up for his upcoming EP Endless Summer that’s expected to drop in September, he decided to give us a sneak preview of what we can expect with the project’s first Datboigetro-produced single “No Regrets” as well as an amazing Alex DeGuzman-directed music video that I couldn’t help but write about. When it begins, Coop and his friends are hanging out on the front steps of his school debating their music tastes before the security guard comes out and politely asks them to leave. When this happens, Coop …

Danny Block – [Lil Zay Osama]

Chicago is a city that I couldn’t be prouder to be from if I wanted to, and my pride continues to get stronger as more and more artists continue to put out great music. I’m a huge proponent of expressing my opinion about how underrated the music scene in this city truly is, and while there are tons of fans of the artists hailing from the Windy City, I think it always deserves so much more recognition than it currently receives. It’s obvious that drill music is what honestly put this city on the map, and even though there are countless artists outside of this genre that deserve more time in the spotlight, I am always rooting for the drill scene to continue to thrive, even if it has been almost a decade since artists like Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Lil Herb, and Lil Bibby first brought some recognition to Chi-town. These artists are obviously still going crazy and blowing up to epic proportions, but other artists are still grinding their way into the spotlight, and one of the most notable figures is definitely Lil Zay Osama. That’s why, I couldn’t be more excited about the release of his newest …