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Vibin, Slidin, N’ Connivin – [Oz Sparx]

“Poundside pop … rocky …. diamond st keem …oz sparx….. sim Santana … Za sosa…. I might be forgetting some but they the young’s catching they waves right now” -Meek Milll on the next artists coming up from Philly, via Twitter Any artist will tell you, that getting that co-sign from one of the biggest artists in your own city, is one of the best things to happen early on in your career. No greater feeling can be felt than getting your art noticed by someone who is known for putting your city on the map. That said, Philly-native Oz Sparx got exactly what he needed when Meek Mill shouted him out last year on Twitter. That was all the fuel that he needed to ignite that fire in him and continue to go crazier than ever before. Here were are, with the release of his latest project, Vibin, Sliding, N’ Connivin, and he is proving he is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to creating a vibe, or setting the tone for a night out with the gang. Being inspired by the modern greats such as Future, Drake, Lil Uzi Vert & Playboi Carti, Oz blends many genres and touches on many topics …

Diamond Choker – [Lil Gnar] ft. [Lil Uzi Vert]

I’ve already gone into detail about my admiration for Lil Gnar many times in the past, but I’m always down to talk about him some more. He’s the definition of a hustler, running a successful clothing brand that stemmed from his love for skateboarding before getting into the Rap game. This transition was seamless because of his early connection to the music industry, and it seems like everything he touches turns to gold as he can’t do any wrong, it seems. While his connections to various rappers and talents runs deep, I have to admit I was as surprised as I was excited when I first saw him teasing a Lil Uzi collaboration on his record “Diamond Choker”. As the beat begins, echoing, bouncy instruments begin to putter along before tapping percussion, and speaker-busting 808s enter into the picture and take this production to new levels. Gnar starts off with the chorus, showing off some unapologetically insistent bars that use a similar cadence to that of which he’s used in the past, but it’s as catchy as it is entertaining, so I’m always here for it. As he goes in for the first verse, his flow changes up slightly while …

TAPE TAPE – [Lupe Fiasco] x [Soundtrakk]

Chicago hip-hop legend Lupe Fiasco nets another appearance on Lyrical Lemonade with a brand new EP titled TAPE TAPE. The EP was released in a two-song bundle accompanied with two songs titled “Oh Yes” and “Apologetic.” Produced by super producer Soundtrakk, both tracks do not fit the lyrical mold that one expects from Fiasco. Incorporating a trap oriented sound, both singles are radio friendly with heavy mainstream appeal. If there are any similarities, TAPE TAPE is like Drogas Light mixed with LASERS, with an inebriated edge of carefree entertainment. However, strict Lupe fans needn’t worry, since the ‘dumbed down’ subject matter was fully intentional and truthfully crafted out of Fiasco’s personal enjoyment. Specifically, the project drew inspiration from both Travis Scott and Lil Uzi Vert, with Lupe tweeting that he “felt like picking up a new hobby and area of rap that [he] never really took serious.” TAPE TAPE joins the phenomenal projects in Drogas Wave & HOUSE since Lupe Fiasco became a fully independent artist, with all three releases beautifully capturing the creative freedom and direction that he’s deserved. Furthermore, more songs off TAPE TAPE may be on the way, with the aforementioned tweet stating that Lupe would be releasing trap music for the next couple of months. Regardless, …

SITCHY – [Brent Rambo] ft. [Otto]

Ever since I dove deeper into the world of Rap music beyond the mainstream offerings that massive artists drop, my outlook on Rap changed forever. Probably one of, if not the very first artists I was introduced to was Brent Rambo, and he is almost solely responsible for this completely new mindset I had when listening to music. As a producer, he was bringing some of the wildest, most inventive instrumentals to life for some additionally unique rappers such as Big Body Fiji, Warhol.ss, Nolanberollin, and Famous Dex to name just a few, and his utilization of out of the box sounds and tempos truly opened my mind to an entirely new sonic world. No one was able to copy his sound or production style because it was so creative that he made it almost unintentionally impossible to copy his skills, so with the fact that he was always bringing something new to the table to challenge and push artists out of their comfort zones, I never knew what to expect in the best possible way. Since his introduction in music so many years ago, he has made hits with some of the biggest names in music at this point, …

BTS: Lil Tecca ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Dolly”

We just recently released the music video for “Dolly” by Lil Tecca + Lil Uzi Vert and while we were on the set for the video, we shot some behind the scenes footage of how it all came about, and today we just released the official BTS for the video! Take a couple of minutes to check it out below, enjoy!

Dolly – [Lil Tecca] x [Lil Uzi Vert]

As music fanatics, I hope that we are really taking some time to take in and appreciate everything that Lil Tecca has been accomplishing over the past couple of years. He is still just a teenager but he has been doing the unthinkable, he’s worked himself to be the best new artist in the game, and his last project We Love You Tecca just went PLATINUM yesterday! The timing for this to happen couldn’t be more perfect, because today is a big one for Tecca, as he just released his brand new project Virgo World, AND he is back this morning with a brand new music video for “Dolly” featuring Lil Uzi Vert! It’s no secret that Lil Uzi Vert is one of the icons of our generation, so to see him link up with the young goat Tecca came with a ton of expectations. The only thing that could make this collab better though, a Cole Bennett directed music video! I could keep going on and on about this release + video, but I will let the music + the visual speak for itself, press play below!

“gtfob” – [Cody Luv]

Both hip-hop and pop music are moving forward at extremely rapid paces respectively, leaving whatever signature aspects they once held so closely even as recent as one year ago in the rearview. But that does not mean that these genres still hold quite a lot of influence from their past eras; in fact, it seems that their current states tend to pull facets from a number of different time periods to conclusively secure these brand new sounds in the process.   For a striking example of a hip-hop artist paying homage to the past through the lens of the present, look no further than the ever-rising Cody Luv — who exemplifies this notion to a tee with their new single “gtfob.”   Though Cody has repeatedly made themselves out to be one of the freshest and most energetic figures in the greater underground scene as it currently stands – what with their membership in both the Novagang and Graveem1nd collectives respectively – they have come through with countless tracks that work to differentiate themselves from even their closest contemporaries.    “Gtfob” is the latest item of evidence towards this fact, as nearly all of its aspects are more so reminiscent …

A Conversation w/ !llmind: Adapting to Current Music Scene, Filipino Culture, Dropping Gems and More

“There’s just so many different sounds and vibes that I fell in love with, and as a creative and curious person, I can’t help but want to make all of them“ -!llmind Give credit where credit is due, and always give people their flowers while they can still smell them. While we often look towards the future and the next hot thing, we can forget about some of the amazing creators that came before us. With Hip-Hop recently celebrating 47 years of existence, it forces us to take a step back and look at where we came from, where we’re at now, and where we are going in the future. If there’s one thing for sure, legendary music producer !llmind has the resume and the work ethic to prove that he is belongs in the past, present, and future of the genre and of the culture, as a whole. !llmind being born in New Jersey puts him very close to New York – the home of Hip Hop itself. As he stands now, he currently has a production credit list that spans over almost two decades worth of material – ranging across various underground artists, well-known legends such as Jay-Z, …

Take Flight – [Tino SZN]

It feels like rappers these days are getting younger and younger. Surprisingly there’s not dip off in potential with how talented these kids are with what they flash early on. Tino Szn is 16 years old rapper from Charlotte, North Carolina is making his Lyrical Lemonade debut with his brand new EP Take Flight. Tino is budding with talent at a young age and is already making tremours early on amongst music industry A&R’s. At first, listen you’ll probably roll your eyes and think Tino falls under the Lil Uzi Vert family tree. But Tino is much more than that, think about his age and how far advanced he is with his melodies and song structure. Tino expressed to me via text that he wants to eventually build his sound out and make music that rivals Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West. Rarely do you come across teenagers who want their artistry to develop into some of the greatest artists of all time. Stream Tino Szn’s new five-track project Take Flight for yourself below.

On The Way: Yung Icey discusses his recent big placements, remaining relevant, what he thinks about loops, and his long term goals in a new interview

The so-called ‘SoundCloud’ generation set the new standard for both modern music consumption and creation, pivoting from the previously adopted model of physical distribution and digital purchasing that had to take place through third parties like iTunes and consequently led to the explosion of streaming. Hundreds upon hundreds of artists and producers attained some level of ‘clout’ or success, however objectively or subjectively you choose to look at it, but unfortunately many of these creatives were held back because of a lack of consistency or an inability out get out of their own way. As a result, it quickly became clear that staying down until you come up was the secret to success in these uncharted waters. Sadly many realized this all too late and missed their windows of opportunity, but that is not the case with South Carolina producer Yung Icey whose “Icey I’m so sick of you” tag has become all but ubiquitous in the world of modern trap production. Icey played a major role in fostering early artistic development with a number of artists who went on to use this foundation Icey helped lay to propel their careers on even further, notably with artists like Yung Bans, …