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Nukstarr – “Bird Flu”

New York City has a very diverse music catalog that separates them from anywhere else in the world. It’s truly a melting pot of different cultures, and music makes a big part of this mix of cultures. Rising out of Queens, Nukstarr is a female hip-hop artist with an ear for music. Since she was 15, the emerging artist knew she was destined to make a name for herself in the music industry. For the last seven years, Nukstarr has been working overtime to perfect her craft. So far, she had the opportunity to perform alongside the likes of Maino, Jim Jones, Nems, Lil Mama, Juelz Santana, Phresher, Benny the Butcher, and a few others. This year, Nukstarr decided to put her best foot forward and establish her label called Prominent Sound Music Group (PSMG), with her best friend Delisa “De-De” Noble. The label’s goal is to provide opportunities for aspiring recording artists to present their music to the world. Recently, Nukstarr released her latest single “Bird Flu”. This single displays how much the Queens rapper is in a lane of her own. My favorite part of this song is her distinctive flow and catchy bars. I’m very eager to …

War-[Lil PJ] ft. [Hunxho]&[Lil Darius]

Three of Georgia’s brightest new stars came together this week as Atlanta’s Lil PJ and Hunxho connected with Athens’ Lil Darius for a collaborative track titled “War” that Hunxho opens with his warm and uplifting melodic vocals, praying that God watches over him while he’s in the streets. After the hook’s close Lil PJ glides right behind Hunxho, singing confidently with poise and maturity despite being the youngest artist on the track, both reminiscing on the place he came from and exalting himself for being so close to making it, while realizing that if he wants to stay successful he can’t turn his back on his home or the habits that first made him successful. Lil Darius floats on the track with his playful southern drawl, reflecting on hard times, hoping to pull his friends and family out from the situation he currently is rising from. Darius has his hometown of Athens on fire and this buzz is rapidly spreading to Atlanta and beyond and is looking like he will be here to stay. ShotByWolf and Drekia Green handled the video’s direction and editing and the duo of LuhDan and TezToy created the melancholy, guitar-tinged instrumental that served as the …

AB SON – [Lokolil]

New York City is obviously one of the largest cities in the country, but this fact doesn’t quite resonate with you until you’re there in person. I remember going to NYC for vacation a handful of years ago thinking that it would be comparable to Chicago, but when I got there and saw just how massive it was with all of the different boroughs, I realized that it was an entirely different situation than my hometown. Of course, I still think Chicago is the best city in the world regardless, but that is my biased opinion and I know that not everyone shares this mindset. Regardless, because New York is so large and there are so many people there amongst the industry-changing drill music movement that took the US by storm a few years ago, there is always going to be a new artist coming out of the woodwork and making a case as to why they’re next up. Lokolil is the name of the latest talent that came across my radar, and the Bronx-based emcee is making some massive waves thanks to his extremely unique disposition and out-of-the-box take on the subgenre overall. My first taste of his music …

Who is Las Guapo?

Consistency speaks for itself in the music industry. Promising artist Las Guapo began his musical career with a single purpose in mind: to make songs with a lot of creativity and to create his sense of style. Ever since beginning his musical journey five years ago, social media has had a significant impact on his career. Watching Lil Pump’s career take off on Instagram infused a sense of self-assurance in the rising artist. This year, Las Guapo is ready to show the world what he’s been working on. Earlier this year, the Florida native released his latest single ‘Las Guapo – Richest From My City’. Shot by @Benny Flash, Guapo recites his lyrics in his hometown while flashing jewelry and cruising through the night. You can tell the rising artist has put a lot of time into improving his flow and making sure his bars are on point. “I basically simply walk into the booth and talk about what’s on my mind or what I’m going through at the moment,” He shared with Hiphopsince1987. Nothing is written down, everything comes from my thoughts!” 6 days ago, Las Guapo released another track titled “Bonnie & Clyde”. Check out both of his videos …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Through My Eyes: Full Weekend Recap

Preface Yes, this article is super long and tedious, my bad…. Forewarning, if you’ve already read my other recaps for each individual day, skip to the end for a few words of admiration to the LL family, from me! Every year, the Summer Smash seems to get bigger, better, and more insane than ever before, and 2022 is definitely no exception. Unfortunately, I missed the first year or two because of one reason or another, so 2021 was actually my first time experiencing this event live and in person. At the same time, though, I had been to various other concerts hosted by LL dating all the way back to Lil Uzi Vert’s first-ever Chicago performance way back in April of 2016, so I know how we throw down at live events, and I also know just how loyal, supportive, and turnt up our fans get every chance they get. 2022 had some curveballs thrown at the team including a detrimental storm that almost paused the entire festival, but thanks to the consistently hard-working and ride-or-die group of individuals who put this fest together, the show went on without a hitch! I just want to clarify that this article is …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Through My Eyes: Sunday Recap

Preface Every year, the Summer Smash seems to get bigger, better, and more insane than ever before, and 2022 is definitely no exception. Unfortunately, I missed the first year or two because of one reason or another, so 2021 was actually my first time experiencing this event live and in person. At the same time, though, I had been to various other concerts hosted by LL dating all the way back to Lil Uzi Vert’s first-ever Chicago performance way back in April of 2016, so I know how we throw down at live events, and I also know just how loyal, supportive, and turnt up our fans get every chance they get. 2022 had some curveballs thrown at the team including a detrimental storm that almost paused the entire festival, but thanks to the consistently hard-working and ride-or-die group of individuals who put this fest together, the show went on without a hitch! I just want to clarify that this article is solely based on my own experience and not from the point of view of anybody else. I know this isn’t the typical article I may normally write, but I figured it would be a good stroll down memory …

Beautiful Michi Girls – [TyFontaine]

After exploding onto the underground scene in 2019 with his project Waiting On Ascension, TyFontaine has been one of the most dynamic and prolific artists within the tightly packed scene that was itching for a new beacon of artistry and someone who guide the journey of innovation into a new decade that built upon the innovation and success of the initial “SoundCloud” era. The last five years of the 2010’s saw an unbridled period of artistic achievement with so many new styles being introduced and was also the culmination of the internet, and consequently social media, upending the traditional infrastructure and barriers to entry in the music industry. There were many highs and lows in this era but I would imagine hindsight will show us that the greatest triumph of the initial SoundCloud generation was setting the sonic precedents that are still being built off of into the ’20’s and surely will be the blueprint for hip-hop, pop, and many other genres. TyFontaine’s success and talent was obvious to many after Waiting On Ascension, showing all of the melodic promise once shown by other greats, earning him comparisons to contemporary artists like Juice WRLD or even being labeled a “SoundCloud …

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 …

Gift From God – [Lil PJ]

Every few years the Atlanta rap scene goes through an almost implicit changing of the guard largely because there is a new exciting talent emerging out of nowhere every month or less and as these new artists breakout, the underground scene only grows stronger and stronger until these locally loved artists crossover into music’s mainstream consciousness. It is the classic idea of a rising tide lifting all boats and young artists showing potential are supported and assisted by the city’s rap royalty since their teenage years. Southside Atlanta’s Lil PJ is no exception and over the past year or more he has been captivating the attention of the youth and the top figures in his city’s scene that can be seen all over his catalog as features and throughout his Instagram comments. He recently just unloaded his debut mixtape Gift From God that showcases his unique melodic gifts and features many big names from his hometown. PJ shows off his incredible versatility throughout the project, gracing a variety of instrumental styles and revealing a number of different flows. He called upon CEO Trayle, Lil Keed, Lil Gotit, Slimelife Shawty, and BSlime to support as guest verses and PJ sounded right at home …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash

June 17th-19th in Chicago at Douglass Park Tickets available at: www.thesummersmash.com   Performers in alphabetical order: 2 Chainz 347Aidan AG Club Autumn! Corbin BabySantana Babytron BabyxSosa BIA Bktharula Chase B (DJ set) CP D Savage DCG Brothers Destroy Lonely DJ Scheme (DJ set) Dreamer Isioma Dreezy Elijah Wallace Famous Dex Fedd The God Femdot First Class Bee Flo Milli G Herbo GloUpJake (DJ set) Homicide Gang IAYZE KaiDontTrap Kali Kankan Katie Got Bandz Kelo of Dopeness Ken Car$on Key Glock Lancey Foux Lil Skies Lil Tecca Lil Tracy Lucki Nardo Wick Noza Jordan Ohgeesy Playboi Carti *** Pollari Polo G Post Malone *** Pouya & Fat Nick Rico Nasty Roy French Sheck Wes Sid Shane Ski Mask The Slump God Slump6s $not Sojabrat Sonny Supa BWE Tink Trippie Redd Tyla Yaweh Warhol.SS Wiz Khalifa Yeat Young Thug & Gunna (Joint set) *** Yung Bans ZacFTP & Friends (DJ set) Zach Bia (DJ set) ZZZ & TBA Special Guest Performances