Bankroll – [88GLAM] ft. [Lil Keed]

What has been incredible to watch over the past few years is artists at the top of their game really bringing up talent and setting them up for success in a major way. Two of the most exciting talents to rise up in the past year are XO’s 88GLAM and YSL’s Lil Keed, which pretty much goes without saying at this point. It makes sense that as 88GLAM gears up for their third project, that they would join forces with Keed to show the world exactly what the future will be sounding like. 88GLAM have long been a favorite of mine, long before the artists formed the group their solo releases still get plays from me on the regular. Their sound has developed immensely over the years, their chemistry is otherworldly and that is evident when Derek Wise and 88camino trade verses back and forth effortlessly like they’re sparring. Keed fits in perfectly, using his roaring voice to give the track a different sound entirely. What’s amazing is to see Derek and 88camino branch out of Toronto, recording this song with Keed in Atlanta. This jump across the border is what takes Canadian artists from being beloved in their own …

Behind the Boards: IGot20OnMyBeat “Double D’s” Beat Deconstruction

One of the many unsung heroes of the music industry is the producers. I decided to sit down with Charlotte, North Carolina’s own IGot20OnMyBeat — the producer of hit songs such as DaBaby’s “Walker Texas Ranger” — to talk about his origins and most recent rise with DaBaby and Stunna4Vegas. Above, I got to see 20 conduct a Genius-style beat deconstruction of Stunna4Vegas’s hit song, “Double D’s.” Check out the video and the short Q&A that derived from our sit-down. – – – – – – – First of all, I appreciate that you had me over here. When did you start producing? I started about 20 years ago, back when my brother was working with Rico Wade from the Dungeon Family. I was pretty much just being a brother and supporting. After a while, though, I started to take it seriously with my friend Joseph Fields, going to the crib after school and making beats on Fruity Loops. From there, I just stuck with it. So what were you listening to back then? Who inspired you coming up? Oh, man. I was listening to Timbaland, Missy Elliott, a lot of Ginuwine. Also, since Rico Wade was in my ear …

Young Thug Solidifies His Superstar Status on ‘So Much Fun’

By Lee Mcintosh It has been nearly six years since Young Thug emerged into the spectrum of the masses, and not too many artists can say that they have had a career quite like his. Coming onto the scene sounding much different than everyone else, Thug received a lot of criticism for his style of rap, his actions, and his overall persona. As the years passed, his notoriety in the rap game is like no other–proving he was way ahead of his time. After teasing fans with his official debut album Hy!£UN35 (Hi Tunes), it eventually became nothing but a myth. Will we still get it?–the world may never know. However, here we are in the year 2019 and Thugger has finally blessed his fans with the release of his debut album So Much Fun. This project could not have come at a better time in his career. He has achieved a new level or stardom–much bigger than he would have had if he originally released a debut album in 2016. The success of his YSL compilation album Slime Language and birthing the talents of Gunna, Lil Keed and Lil Duke, proves his talents as not only an executive, but a tastemaker. Nonetheless, the fans …

Pop My Shit – [Lil Gotit] x [Lil Keed]

It was a little over a month ago when Lil Gotit gave us his sensational record “Pop My Shit”, and late last night he blessed his growing fan base with the brand new remix for the track featuring his homie Lil Keed! These two have grown up together in the game and it’s well known that whenever they are on the same track together it’s going to be special, but this one was a little more interesting because the original version was so good that it seemed as if it would be hard to top, but somehow Lil Keed made this amazing song even better! This is arguably the most addicting song that you will hear all day, don’t wait another second, press play below! Produced by Jgramm Beats

Behind the Music: Highlighting the Producers of Today’s Sound

By: Lee Mcintosh When it comes to creating great music, the artists are the ones who receive most of the recognition for the creation of the song. Their name is what’s attached to the song, their flows, their likeness, and even the features that the artist may have. However, the song making process all begins with one entity… the producer/s. No matter how creative the lyrics may be, how great the artist’s cadence sounds, the beat behind it all is a huge factor behind the overall appeal of the song, and that is what moves people and captures their attention as soon as they hit play. We are in a different era of music now. Technology has advanced to a point where producers and artists don’t have to be in the studio together anymore. This can be a gift and a curse at the same time. Often so, producers may send over a beat pack to an artist and then they select the songs they want and don’t want. From there, the studio session may be recorded or put on Instagram live, and the producer may be nowhere in sight. This may create confusion as to who actually made the …

HBS – [Lil Keed]

Lil Keed is a favorite here at Lyrical Lemonade so it was only a matter of time before we shot a visual for the young rising star, and today we just released his brand new music video for “HBS”. It’s no secret that LL’s own Cole Bennett is one of, if not the best music video director in the entire game, so coming into this one you are probably expecting something extraordinary & that’s exactly what they gave us! The visual itself feels like a super interesting and trippy walk through a cartoon of sorts, at times you will see Lil Keed as a literal baby in a picture frame, at other times you will find him in a classroom reading to a group of children. This may be the first time that Lil Keed and Cole have connected for a music video, but if I had to guess I would say that this won’t be the last, press play below!

Undefeated – [Future] x [Lil Keed]

Just a few minutes ago the icon Future released a brand new anthem titled “Undefeated” featuring the rising star Lil Keed, and it’s without a doubt the hottest song you will hear all day. I was filled with excitement coming into this record, and I walked away from it extremely pleased with the final product, they truly blessed us with smooth & unique offering that’s sure to be all over the place this summer. Future has always had an more than impressive ear when it comes to finding new talent early and helping get them established, and I see this being the latest example of him being a leader within the music community, I am sure this won’t be the last time we see these two collab but it will for sure be a classic in their catalog for decades to come. Take a few minutes of your night to check out this brand new release below.

Watch Young Thug’s brand new interview with No Jumper

Young Thug is arguably the most popular rapper in the entire world right now, so when I saw Adam22 from No Jumper sat down with him for a new interview, I was glued to my computer screen. You will find these two speaking about plenty of topics including his come up, how his life has changed, his “don’t give a fuck” attitude, being an innovator, his relationship with Future, the potential he sees in Juice WRLD, Lil Wayne, freestyling, working with Lil Nas X, Lil Keed being next up, finding Gunna early, how he wanted an OG to teach him when he was coming up, what it’s like being a superstar, social media, his latest record “The London”, touring with J. Cole, why he dislikes revenge, the Taylor Swift situation, his first deal only being 10-15 thousand, his forthcoming album, running for president and more! Don’t sleep on this interview, press play below.

Anybody – [Lil Keed] ft. [Lil Duke] & [Gunna]

YSL’s Lil Keed really delivered on his new album Long Live Mexico. I love his energy, the production is diverse, and his hook work is absolutely stellar. The whole album is well worth your time (so is the video he dropped for “Ride The Wave”) but there’s one song I keep coming back to more than any other, one I think is really special, and that’s “Anybody.” The Lil Duke and Gunna-assisted track incorporates everything that I love about the project, as a whole. The production hits hard but definitely has a lighter, airy feel thanks to the string-based foundation. It’s perfect for Keed and he absolutely floats, especially on the hook; that cadence he has is perfect. His voice sounds even better paired with Duke’s deeper vocals, and Gunna is a great bridge between Duke and Keed. From the production to the hook and the features, “Anybody” connects on every level and is all the convincing you’ll need to give Long Live Mexico some attention. Be sure to check this one out below:

Taylor Bennett Speaks on The American Reject, the Cover Art, TBE + more!

Taylor Bennett has been one of the biggest pieces in the puzzle that makes up Chicago’s music community. He has been rapping and creating music for damn near a decade and has become not only one of Chicago’s best rappers, but more importantly one of the brightest business minds that the city has to offer. The growth of his company Taylor Bennett Entertainment has been amazing to watch to say the least: he has built up a still small yet unbelievably talented roster with Bianca Shaw who has blossomed into one of the best talents that the city has to offer, as well as Zxxk who is one of the most talented producers & creatives in the game. When we look back ten years from now, these two will be far along in their careers under the guidance of Taylor & TBE. Next week Taylor is releasing his forthcoming album The American Reject, and when I saw him tease the cover I knew I had to bring him by the Lyrical Lemonade office to pick his brain about the project, the cover and so much more. As we gear up for the project that appears to be Taylor’s biggest and most …