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Sofaygo, The Boy Who Believed

When Andre Dontrel Burt decided to release the three-track EP, We Are Aliens, as SoFaygo, a new pseudonym to replace his former rap name, Trvllinese, the reception wasn’t exactly favorable. “I was getting backlash when I made that transition in 2018,” the 19-year-old rapper remembered, “People was not fucking with it. They liked Trvllinese better. I told them, bro, watch, y’all gonna see.” You make it seem like you knew what was going to happen? “I did,” he replied, “I always felt like I was going to be great, bro.”  Self-assurance doesn’t come in short supply for the Georgia-born teen. His need for a superstar’s resolve dates back to Junior year at Harrison High School. “I started caring less about people’s opinions in 11th grade,” SoFaygo recalled, “That’s when I started wearing different kinds of clothes, dyeing my hair in all different kinds of colors, just adapting to what Atlanta was on at the time.” “But niggas used to try me, bruh,” he asserted. “I don’t know why, maybe because I was different, but they would call me and my music weird.” With a light chuckle, the confident rookie added, “I was having none of that, bruh. I was always …

Behind The Scenes of Internet Money’s “His & Hers” Music Video

A few days ago we released the new music video for Internet Money’s smash record “His & Hers” featuring Lil Uzi Vert, Gunna, and Don Toliver. This visual has had a ton of success so far, accumulating almost five million views over the weekend, and today we are back with the behind-the-scenes video from the set of that music video! This series, which lives on our Lyrical Lemonade 2 YouTube channel, is meant to provide a behind-the-curtain look at what goes into creating some of our music videos, and this BTS is one of my personal favorites yet. Get familiar with how this one came about by pressing play below!

Get Refreshed: What T R A P S O U L Means To Dolly, dazegxd and emotionals Welcome The Scene To Jungle, and doxia’s Hit Streak Continues

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by Parent Company doxia: “hopeouttheroof” The level of admiration I have for someone like doxia is unreal. Every single time they come through with a solo offering, the track never fails to get lodged in my head for weeks on end. It’s honestly something about their gripping, yet soothing inflection combined with just how unorthodox their delivery is that does it for me; these two aspects make for some of the catchiest hooks and even verses alike within the digicore scene and beyond. Their greatness, even in all of its unexplainable tendencies, is just so praiseworthy for being how it is.  Their latest release “hopeouttheroof” of course follows suit, because how could it not? It’s another ridiculously catchy single that sees its repetitive hook utilized in all the best ways possible with its infectious nature. This is another example of just how comfortable the trialx12 mainstay is in their own sound, and they have certainly earned the right at this point to settle in with such a consistently effective approach given how incredibly impressive their body of work is …

His & Hers – [Internet Money]

One of the most important things about music, and really just living in general, is appreciating things while you’re in the moment. This is how I feel when it comes to supergroup Internet Money, they have quickly become one of the most impactful creatives of our generation, they are the masterminds behind plenty of classic records that are going to live ten times longer than we do. We’ve seen the massive records that have come from Taz Taylor + Nick Mira in the past, but today they unleashed what I am going to assume will become their biggest record yet, titled “His & Hers”. Internet Money recruited some of the biggest artists to help them make this joint possible, mixing the unique styles of Don Toliver, Lil Uzi Vert, and Gunna! This record has the potential to be the song of the summer for 2021, and honestly, maybe even the song of the year if it reaches its full potential. Take some time out of your day to watch this brand new music video below!

His & Hers – [Internet Money] ft. [Don Toliver] [Lil Uzi Vert] & [Gunna]

Even if you’re somehow not familiar with the hitmakers over at Internet Money by name, I could rattle off a million songs they’ve been a part of that you’d probably know every single lyric to. As far as their own accomplishments go, when they gear up to release a single, you already know it’s going to do insane numbers. Take last year’s track “Lemonade” as an example, because even though they’re just a group of producers, they somehow went triple-platinum and found themselves at a peak of #6 on the Hot 100 charts as well as #1 on various other lists and charts. Due to this, it is fair to say that when IM drops a song, especially a single, it’s going to do crazy numbers, so I won’t be surprised if their latest single “His & Hers” literally breaks records. Similar to last year’s breakout hit, the powerhouse label recruited Don Toliver and Gunna once again, but this time replaced NAV with Lil Uzi Vert, and because of my own personal taste, I definitely welcome this swap with open arms. As the instrumental by Taz Taylor, Nick Mira, Alec Wigdahl, Cxdy, and Pharaoh Vice of Internet Money begins, we …

2Face – [Young Nudy] ft. [G Herbo]

Young Nudy has always been one of my all-time favorite Atlanta rappers, and while I still don’t think he gets nearly enough credit, I guess I’m fine having him as a hidden gem that the mainstream seems to not have caught on quite yet. While it always seems like his releases are a family and/or community affair, the same goes for his latest release entitled “2Face” featuring the one and only G Herbo. Opening up, there is a piano progression that almost sounds drowned out like a sample might sound before chattering hats and thunderous drums enter into the beat for a picture-perfect foundation that Nudy completely destroys. While he begins to start spitting before any percussion enters the picture, his tempo almost quickens when these elements enter, delivering some unbelievably catchy lines that are as fluent as they are calculated. While his nonchalant, go with the flow delivery is always something that draws me in, I loved the juxtaposition that G Herbo brings to the song because his cadence is much more insistent and blatant which provides a different sort of vibe to this incredible record. Considering the song is called “2Face”, it should surprise listeners when the beat …

With Dat – [TheHxliday] ft. [Polo G]

I’ve been a fan of TheHxliday for quite some time, at this point, yet as of late, I’ve found myself pretty much completely consumed with his discography. He has similar qualities to living legends such as Lil Uzi with overtones of emotion and pain that are more so along the lines of a Juice WRLD or XXXtentacion, and although this combination might come off as strange or out of the box, TheHxliday makes it work in some of the most remarkable ways I could’ve ever even imagined. Last week, I was beyond excited to write about his latest single “Wit Dat” not only because it was a great song, but also because it featured Polo G, one of my favorite Chicago artists out right now. While I don’t think anyone saw this collaboration coming and I was even more intrigued to see what it would sound like, they both killed their parts and brought an insane record to life. Just when I thought the fun was over, the dynamic duo teamed up once again to bring an awesome music video to life directed by Kevin Mares and Dogfood Media. Right off the bat, TheHxliday and his girl are hanging out …

Ski – [Young Thug] & [Gunna]

Although it might go underappreciated and underrecognized, Young Thug’s Young Stoner Life Records label has one of the heaviest hitting lineups in the entire music industry. Even if artists aren’t on their roster, they have such close ties with so many different talents that it feels like there’s no one that will be unreached if YSL wants to work with them. When Slime Language 2 hit streaming platforms last week, fans were shocked and amazed with all of the features including Travis Scott, Drake, Lil Uzi, Skepta, YNW Melly, and Kid Cudi, to name a few, and while I personally want to give it a few more listens all the way through in order to truly state my opinion on it, you already know it’s a heater if names like those agreed to be on it. Whether you’ve listened to the album or not, it has been almost impossible to go onto social media this weekend without seeing someone doing the ski challenge, a dance craze based on what I’m sure happens in their latest music video for Young Thug and Gunna’s standout track “Ski”. Everyone from Quavo to Drake did this dance on camera for fans, so if you …

Huffy – [WebsterX]

Milwaukee native WebsterX is someone who we are very familiar with here at Lyrical Lemonade, we have been fans of his for years, there’s an interview + recap video of his from 2015 that live on the LL YouTube channel, and he even performed at our legendary concert with Lil Uzi Vert back in the day. WebsterX has always been one of my favorite artists out of the midwest, he always rhymes with conviction, making music with a purpose, and at the same time, it’s just flat out addicting. I don’t want to sound too dramatic, but this song just might be my favorite song that I have heard all year, and the AMAZING music video along with it made it that much better. I loved this music video because it’s honestly a simple concept when you think about it, it’s not a big-budget video, but they executed their idea to its fullest potential and made a better visual with pure effort than most people do with big-time budgets. Much love to the video director Cody LaPlant, he’s been doing great work for a minute now, and this just might be my favorite project he’s ever done. I hope to …

Slime Language 2 – [YSL] [Young Thug]

While the idea of rap groups as a whole may be slowly disappearing in the rap game, we have been seeing tons of cliques and rap labels that may have tons of solo artists, but appear to have that group-like demeanor. As of late, we have seen Quality Control–home of rap acts lie Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, and more. Griselda Records consists of Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine & Benny the Butcher. Last but not least, we have seen YSL flourish in the rap game since Young Thug took the scene by storm. If you do a bit of digging, you will see Young Thug interacting with tons of members of YSL before they were famous as he built them up to become the stars they are today. Gunna used to appear in Thugger’s music videos before signing to his label, and a young and determined Lil Keed played his music for Thug before the fame and he ultimately ended up signing with Thug as well. Here we are today and Young Thug is here to showcase his latest body of work alongside his star-studded YSL crew, Slime Language 2. With the original Slime Language project dropping in 2018, it was met …