Death Note – [Gnar] Ft. [Lil Skies] & [Craig Xen]

Gnar has been one of our favorite artists here around the Lyrical Lemonade office for some years now, and it was only a matter of time before he showed up on our YouTube channel, as today he is back with his new visual for “Death Note” featuring Lil Skies and Craig Xen. It truly doesn’t take more than one listen through this record to hear that it’s a hit, so it only made sense that they linked up with one of hip-hop’s leaders, LL’s own Cole Bennett and in the process they made something to be proud of. Check out this brand new music video below and if you like it then be sure to smash that like button! Produced by TM88

Our 50 Favorite Wiz Khalifa Songs

In the music world, influence manifests itself in many different ways. Whether it be sonically — changing the sounds that artists use and often creating some sort of new trend and/or subgenre in the process — or aesthetically — changing the “cool” styles in music and the lifestyles that artists speak about in their songs — influence can arrive packaged as a quick viral moment or a lasting flame, both of which hold value in their own rights.  Pittsburgh’s own, the Taylor Gang representative himself, Wiz Khalifa, is one of the rare talents who comes around and entirely shifts the culture in both of the aforementioned ways. Especially when he first came out, Wiz’s lanky, tattooed build and effortlessly cool stoner lifestyle made him a genuinely alluring artist, and while his personal style (snapbacks, the dyed patch of hair, etc.) was worthy of mention, the music was there to back it all up. Simply put, Wiz’s style, both on the mic and off, quickly set a standard for creatives and other artists to congregate toward, marking him as one of music’s most underrated culture-shifters of the last decade or so. Even further, beyond the influence that Wiz has had on a …

Watch Lil Skies brand new interview with BigBoyTV

Lyrical Lemonade favorite Lil Skies recently stopped by BigBoyTV for a brand new conversation with Big Boy + his crew! You will find Lil Skies talking about plenty of things such as the importance of his family, dealing with depression, his new album named after his mother, dreams that he has, not being a stagnant person, being a role model for thousands of kids, considering going to therapy, making music that is therapeutic for others, having such a die hard fan base, studying other rappers & people, how it feels to be a father soon, his tattoos, turning down the XXL cover last year, being motivated by fear, being careful with how he moves, wanting to work with Lil Wayne, being influenced by Wiz Khalifa & 50 Cent, being in studios since he was four years old, his father being proud of him and much more. Don’t sleep on this one, check out this awesome new interview below.

iLoveJustinBieber – [Jack Bruno]

Jack Bruno is becoming quite the road warrior in the early stages of 2019. Just last month, he capped off a European run with Smokepurrp before heading back to hit the road opening for Lil Mosey on his nationwide tour. Once that wraps up in April, he’ll join the Lil Pump and Lil Skies’ tour. Even with a grueling tour schedule, Bruno has found the time to release some new music, dropping “iLoveJustinBieber” last month and, now, returning with a video for the genre-bending cut that captures the eccentric vibe of the effort. Surrounded by a group of his biggest (and oldest) fans, the Los Angeles-based rapper spits some braggadocious bars that, while they may have a tongue-in-cheek, almost satirical feel, still make for a potent offering; the video may be a little goofy, but there’s nothing funny about the off-kilter hook, that will be embedded in your brain. No word on if “iLoveJustinBieber” is part of a larger project, but if you are in need of more, be sure to check out his 0001 project that dropped last month.

I Like Girls – [PnB Rock] Ft. [Lil Skies]

PnB Rock was teasing at a new release coming soon feature Lil Skies on social media these past couple of days, and just a few minutes ago we were blessed with the final product titled “I Like Girls”. I expected this song to be a banger before I heard it but wow I wasn’t expecting it to be this good, this song has the potential to be one of those songs you hear for years & years to come. PnB Rock paved the way at the start of the song with an excellent hook and an even better verse, and that lead to Lil Skies feature toward the middle of this song and he went absolutely crazy on his verse! Don’t waste anymore time, get in tune with this new offering below!

Watch Juicy J’s brand new interview with BigBoyTV

Juicy J is one of the most respected and accomplished artists still walking the earth, and he recently stopped by BigBoyTV to chop it up with Big and the crew. You will find them speaking about plenty of things such as traveling the world with his family, how many homes he has owned, his fashion sense, attending the Oscars, his forthcoming album, his goals, his new inspiration, his collab with Lil Skies and Kevin Gates, being in the game for over twenty years, people who have helped him get to this point, embracing younger artists and more. Check out this brand new interview below! In case you missed our featured post about interviewers such as BigBoy, check it out here!

i – [Lil Skies]

One of the biggest success stories of 2018 was the rise of Lil Skies, who is making his return tonight with his brand new music video for “i”. You had a good feeling that this one was coming soon when you saw LL’s own Cole Bennett send out a tweet yesterday that read “skies & I haven’t dropped a video in a while”, and sure enough just about twenty four hours later we were blessed with the final product. Up to this point Lil Skies has released plenty of records that I, as well as many others have thoroughly enjoyed, but this is easily one of his most introspective songs yet. You will find him airing out a ton of issues that have been weighing on him on this song which is the introductory record to his brand new album Shelby that just came out as well, and although I am only a few songs into it now I predict this project being one of the biggest releases of the year. The sky is the limit for the Pennsylvania native and he is about to continue to wreak havoc on the industry with this new album, so please don’t waste …

Let Me See – [Juicy J] Ft. [Kevin Gates] x [Lil Skies]

Juicy J is one of the OG’s in the hip-hop community and he has a great ear for talent because his collaborations are always great, and this time around he released a new record called “Let Me See” featuring Lil Skies and Kevin Gates. We all know Juicy J to be something like an anthem making machine, so when I saw the Tay Keith production credit as well as the feature credit from both Lil Skies and Kevin Gates, I knew they had a hit on their hands. Juicy gave us a catchy hook and a great verse, before Kevin Gates did his thing on the beat and Lil Skies finished this song with his impressive effort. Stream this brand new record below via Soundcloud and if you like it be sure to drop a comment under the song.

Hip-Hop And The Grammys: It’s Complicated

On the Recording Academy’s Up-and-Down Relationship with Rap     The scent of weed wafting its way down the hall to my room from Andre3000’s neighboring after party cements the night in my mind like it was yesterday. Andre had reason to celebrate: it was 2004, and Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below had just won what is generally considered to be the top prize on “Music’s Biggest Night”—the Grammy Award for album of the year. I remember the night, and that smell of success, like it was yesterday. But it was hardly yesterday, was it? It’s the most oft-mentioned, ongoing streak of embarrassment for the Grammys, but it must be repeated annually until it’s broken: it has been fifteen years since that Outkast win, and no rap project since has reached the Grammy summit. Plenty of worthy LP’s have been nominated, but all have come up short, including exceptional  releases by Lil Wayne, Drake, Jay-Z and—three times each, Eminem, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. That’s fifteen years, mind you, in which hip-hop has only solidified its place as contemporary culture’s preeminent sound and style. What can you say? Fool me once…but fool me fifteen times? The 61st Grammy Awards will take …

Name In The Sand – [Lil Skies]

A couple of days ago Lyrical Lemonade favorite Lil Skies blessed his massive fan base with a brand new visual for “Name In The Sand”. This is by far one of Lil Skies best music videos to this point because of the creative idea that they had behind this one, as you will find Skies performing at what looks like a high school prom, and there’s a a love story behind it all to match his lovely vocals. Take a few minutes of your day to check out this brand new visual below and if you like it be sure to give Lil Skies a follow on Twitter here. Directed by Nicholas Jandora Photo by Cole Schwartz