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WASTED – [T$AN]

Philadelphia, PA rapper T$AN is looking to launch himself into the mainstream in 2022 after having proved himself with a prolific run through the underground scene over the past year or two since his Farewell EP introduced us to the charismatic young artist. His debut captivated many in the Philly area and beyond as many people quickly compared his sound and energy to Lil Uzi Vert’s, which is quite the rare comparison as many would be hesitant to throw a young artist such high praise, but in the case of T$AN these high marks always felt deserved. After taking a brief hiatus of dropping music through the pandemic, T$AN is back in full force after having taken time off to fully master his sound and incorporate new sonic wrinkles and types of production into his repertoire, most recently with his new visual for “WASTED” that serves to kick off an upcoming run of visuals into his forthcoming EP Till The Death of Me which is set to release later this spring. “Wasted” was brought to life by CASEUNO Films whose direction matches the energy of the song perfectly, showing T$AN as the life of the party, creating scenes that show the …

Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2021

Every year, artists hailing from Chicago prove exactly why this is a city that belongs in the upper echelon of music, and this fact grows more abundantly obvious with every release that is put out. Whether a musician is world renown or locally recognized, there is never a shortage of creativity, effort, or innovation, and whether the rest of the country notices this or not, local fans are well aware of the goldmine that we are sitting on here in the Midwest.  Our goal here at Lyrical Lemonade has always been to shine a light on the remarkable sounds coming out of the city every single year, and even when we go in with certain expectations or presumptions, our minds are absolutely blown once we realize just how much dexterous and unique music was brought to life in the span of 12 short months. One thing that is inimitable within the local scene here is simply the sense of community because whether these talents are teaming up with one another or on entirely different levels of fame, everyone seems to show love to each other, ensuring their awareness of the eye-opening and head-turning styles that are being generated across the …

DND – [Tino Szn]

North Carolina’s Tino Szn closes out the year with an eye-catching video for his single “DND.” Tino Szn keeps pushing and plugging through the year and since the release of his mixtape ‘4 Seasons’ which dropped towards the end of October. Recently Tino teamed up with rising Atlanta videographer and director Jelani Miller to shoot a video that depicts complete chaos in a work office space. Think of the wild and rambunctious scenes you see in movies Wolf Of Wall Street, Office Space, and the television show The Office. With the song itself, Tino collaborates with Oogie Mane, ilykimci, and Issy who are a part of the super-producer collective Working On Dying who has been changing the soundscape of the rap scene with their recent work with artists such as Playboi Carti and Lil Uzi Vert. What stands out to me with Tino is the subtle wordplay and references you don’t see from teenagers his age or even with some of the older people in his lane. Watch the visuals for Tino Szn’s newest visuals for “DND” after the break.

YXNG K.A Drops Visuals for His Latest Single “LOVE ME”

North Philly Rapper YXNG K.A revealed visuals to his latest single “Love Me” under Double O/ Interscope Records. The melodic and soulful record showcases heartfelt honesty and vulnerability. The song has received over 33k views in only 24 hours. This is no surprise considering his single “Can’t Break Me” has received over 1.9 million views in just one month. YXNG K.A presents a more compassionate side in his new single which is a love letter to his imminent future queen. Running a bit over two minutes, the video showcases his vocal range, harmonizing melodies, and undeniable bars even in a love song. With the SiAngie twins by his side, this video was an eye-catcher for the fans. Even though his debut album REAPER SZN was released in 2020, he hasn’t slowed down since. He has been catching the eye of fellow stars J.I., and Lil TJay. Just last month, he appeared as a guest artist for Meek Mill & Friends’ Expensive Pain live with Lil Uzi Vert, A Boogie, 42 Dugg, Est Gee, Fivio Foreign, Rowdy Rebel, and many more. “It’s a good feeling knowing they reaching out. I was just listening to them, man. When Uzi hit me, I …

Behind The “His & Hers” Music Video

The latest episode of our behind the video series is about “His & Hers” by Internet Money, Don Toliver, Lil Uzi Vert, and Gunna!

4 Seasons – [Tino Szn]

North Carolina rapper Tino Szn has dropped his first project of the year entitled ‘4 Seasons’. The records on this mixtape work perfectly with the title as Tino is showing different sides to his personality and versatility as an artist. You’ll hear tracks like “Fire Drill” which is a switch up from Tino’s traditional sound and takes more of a drill approach with raw rapping. Then you track like “Pipe It Down” which slows down the tempo on the tape and seems almost like an interlude. If you’re a fan of rappers like Trippie Redd and Lil Uzi Vert, Tino would be a nice artist’s recommendation for you. Tino Szn also has his own sound to where he varies from the two and at 17 years old he’s still improving. What’s even more impressive is that the lone feature is $NOT on the song “Vice” which is a big look for Tino at this point in his career. Stream Tino Szn’s long-awaited mixtape ‘4 Seasons’ for yourself after the break.

THIB – [Isaiah Rashad]

Although Top Dawg Entertainment might have been put on the map thanks to superstars like Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, SZA, and numerous other names on their roster, there isn’t a single weak link on their lineup, making any release they put out as magnificent as it gets. One artist who I think doesn’t get nearly enough credit is Isaiah Rashad, but he is obviously one of the most captivating emcees in the entire industry, and this is apparent no matter what song you listen to or what video you watch. Back in July, he dropped off his album The House is Burning, a project that contains 16 songs that last almost 50 minutes long and boasts features such as label mates like Jay Rock and SZA as well as other guest spots from artists including Lil Uzi Vert, Duke Deuce, Smino, 6LACK, and many more. While this project is the cream of the crop, in my opinion, I am always down for additions to an album’s legacy, so when I realized he dropped a visual for the project’s penultimate track “THIB”, I didn’t waste another moment and headed right to the drawing board in order to write it up. With …

24 Hours with Lil Uzi Vert | Vogue

With the Met Gala happening a week ago at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vogue was a prominent media fixture involved, with several collaborative media pieces ranging from musical celebrities to prominent fashion icons and Hollywood moguls. Lil Uzi Vert was one of these spotlighted musical celebrities, with the Philly rapper being invited to the gala for his unique, unfiltered sense of style that he’s made popular through his vast following and established rapport of being a carefree, independent soul who expresses himself through both his music and fashion. The Vogue feature tracks the 24 hours leading up to the gala, focusing primarily on the preparations and individualized differences between invitees. Uzi is upfront with his stylistic tendencies, claiming that he doesn’t necessarily have a natural gift in dressing himself. However, where he is confident is in the quantity and range of clothing that he possesses. “I just reach and grab and put anything on. ‘Course i’ma put the best anything, but I’ll put anything on.” Surely much different from the other icons invited to the gala, Uzi’s spontaneous sense is what makes him the near-fictional character he’s created. Designer and Stylist Thom Browne obviously wanted to embrace that, and …

V12 – [Iann Dior] ft. [Lil Uzi Vert]

I remember just over a year ago when I first found out about Iann Dior, and I seriously couldn’t stop writing about him because not only was he releasing an insane amount of music, but it was all just so good. Since then, he has become a household name, going on world tours, releasing albums, and becoming one of the most prominent young stars in the industry. While I’m not surprised at this whatsoever, I feel like he is still just a stone’s throw away from being in the upper echelon of hip-hop performers along with the likes of Travis Scott, Young Thug, Tyler, and other names you could list off in an instant. Considering his stock price has risen to insane levels as of late, it was no surprise that he would be working with immensely talented and well-recognized artists, so when he dropped his song “V12” with Lil Uzi Vert, I couldn’t wait to find some time to tune in. Now that it’s here, the production from Internet Money hitmakers like Taz Taylor, Nick Mira, and Cxdy doesn’t come close to disappointing as we hear echoing guitar progressions, chattering percussion, bouncy xylophone hits, and succinct drums that come …

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!   …