The Next Wave Of Emerging R&B Artists

Post By: Lee Mcintosh Although Hip-Hop/Rap is amongst the most popular and impactful genre of music in the world, R&B is not that far behind. There are lots of Rap artists who teeter the lines of Rap and R&B–whether that be from the composition of the music, the lyrical content, or even just the way the lyrics soothe over the track. Ever so often, it can be difficult to decipher if an artist is in fact a rapper or a singer. Artists such as Bryson Tiller, 6LACK and Sy Ari Da Kid are amongst the best to master the art of both genres. Singing over rap beats, or rapping over singing beats–that just shows the amount of influence that R&B has on the culture today. Often so, Hip-Hop delivers a new wave of emerging artists every few years or so. The R&B world once did not operate on that fast of a time schedule–usually only bringing in the new “it” singer every 5 years or so. In the new digital/social media era, the rate at which new R&B artists transpire is almost as often as the rappers. Here at Lyrical Lemonade, we are most known for our coverage in Hip-Hop, …

The Era of Arizona: Welcome to the Best Time to be an Arizona Music Fan

By: Jacob Blieu What’s the best thing about no one expecting anything from you? You can do whatever the hell you want. This is the mentality surrounding the Arizona music scene – not something most people picture when conjuring images of the Grand Canyon State. However, amidst the desert sands and thorny arms of aging saguaros, is a bubble that’s been growing steadily for years; when it pops there will be a world of music released from those least expected. When looking out over the Arizona scene following the increasing successes of its inhabitants, such as the experimental Hip-Hop group Injury Reserve and Pop sensation Kailee Morgue, resident spitter Jawyop feels, “…we’re really onto something out here, like it’s not really talk anymore – artists are starting to show. However, this is a game of building bridges and paving lanes and the reality of it is, the bridge takes time to be built but SOMEBODY has to see the other side first…” And just like Wop, people everywhere are starting to see the other side of this new land of musical pioneers. Known mainly for our involvement in the Punk world, Hip-Hop music was initially pushed to the edges of …

Free Smoke – [Lil Wop] x [Chuck Thottie]

Lil Wop and Chuck Thottie are finding themselves back on our lemon filled pages this afternoon with their brand new music video for “Free Smoke”. We here at LL have been listening to Lil Wop for quite some time now, but I believe that this record is arguably his best record to date, and I am sure I am not the only one who thinks that. It’s only right that Lil Wop and Chuck Thottie recruited Chicago native Jake Osmun to direct this visual, and together the three of them created something that they will remember for years to come. Take a few minutes of your day to watch this brand new visual below.   Produced by Brent Rambo

Shopping Kart – [Lil Wop] Ft. [Lil Yachty]

Just when I thought collaborations within the new school couldn’t get any crazier, we have just been given arguably the most unanticipated connection yet in Lil Wop’s new track, Shopping Kart featuring Lil Yachty. With little-to-no similiar traits in their respective styles, the vicious chasethemoney-produced instrumental was bodied by both Wop & Boat who switched off with signature bars in-between Wop’s devilish hook that may have been the highlight of the collab. Both reigning from Atlanta, this comes as more proof as to why the A remains a juggernaut in the music scene with artists such as these two joining forces when you usually wouldn’t expect it. Having said that, waste no time finding out what I’m talking about below and keep posted for the next releases from Wopavelli & Lil Boat.

Kept Back – [Gucci Mane] Ft. [Lil Pump]

The all-star duo of Gucci Mane & Lil Pump is back on our pages today with their next hit entitled, Kept Back. You may recall the Jetski/ Guwop connection last year from Pump’s debut tape in Youngest Flexer that was a standout amongst the many bangers found throughout that project. Produced by Murda Beatz, the two traded off with their electric verses on ice on their necks, pouring up and shaking people with the left hand like Ben Simmons. Believe it or not, both of these superstars have come to be one of my favorite collaborations in recent memory, so do yourself a favor and check out the latest from Gucci Mane and Lil Pump below!

Rolling Papers 2 – [Wiz Khalifa]

For longtime fans of Wiz Khalifa, the sequel to his 2011 Rolling Papers album has been a long time coming and now, it is officially in our grasp. Entitled Rolling Papers 2, the 25-track offering is a testament to the classic Wiz-sound that was pioneered way back when featuring a collection of new-school/old-school artists including Snoop Dogg, Curren$y, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Jimmy Wopo, Lil Skies, Swae Lee & THEMXXNLIGHT to name a few, with production from a few familiar faces in E.Dan, Sledgren, TM88 & Young Chop. From start to finish, RP2 is absolutely flooded with hit-songs and much like the previous project that featured tracks like On My Level, Black & Yellow, and No Sleep, it’s evident that the Pittsburgh rap star is more-than-ready to takeover playlists and radio stations alike for a while. With that being said, kick-off your weekend with Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers 2 album and after doing so, let us know which songs you’ve got on repeat already.

Quiet Place – [Lil Wop]

It’s come to my attention that Lil Wop may be one of our most frequent regulars over here at LL and with good reason. Today, he is back where you can usually find him with a devilish new offering in Quiet Place and just by reading the title, you already know it’s about to be darker than last week’s Goul and Real Or Fake tracks. Laced with production from who-else but Chasethemoney, Wop murdered the thumping instrumental with drippy vocals on taking your girl, leaving blood-trails and many more scenario’s that sound straight out of a horror flick. The Atlanta product has been steadily building his stock this last year or so and with his cult fanbase yet to see a full-length solo project, it goes without saying that we are more-than-ready for a Wop album. Be sure to check out Quiet Place below and stay tuned for more from Lil Wop very soon.

Real Or Fake – [Lil Wop]

Chances are that if you check out pages every day then you have most likely heard of Lil Wop before, and today he is back with his brand new visual for “Real Or Fake”. Lil Wop is known for his undeniably unique vocals and his witty bars that he lays over his tracks, and this record here is just that, especially once the beat switch up kicks in & you hear a familiar voice come in. Take a few minutes of your time to peep this brand new visual below and if you like it be sure to let me know in the comments section! Directed by Hellreil visuals

Plug Walk (Remix) – [Rich The Kid] Ft. [Gucci Mane] [YG] & [2 Chainz]

If you thought for a second that Rich The Kid’s colossal Plug Walk record couldn’t get any bigger, he is back today after enlisting some of hip-hop’s finest in Gucci Mane, YG & 2 Chainz for the remix. Kicking off with an icy alternate verse from the Rich Forever CEO, the likes of Guwop and company blessed the remaining spots with ecstatic verses before the spacey instrumental rides out from who-else but TheLabCook. Rich certainly isn’t a stranger to being apart of hit-worthy remixes as you may remember him dropping a verse on Lil Xan’s Betrayed remix that also included Yo Gotti back in March, but not only is this a massive remix but quite possibly the biggest of the year so far. Having said that, let loose the Plug Walk remix below and stay tuned for more from Rich The Kid as we get settled into the Summer heat.

Goul – [Lil Wop]

It’s always going to be a great day when we receive a vicious new banger from one of rap’s most charismatic, eccentric personalities, Lil Wop. Today, marking yet another appearance on our lemon-filled pages, Wop is here to unleash new flame in the form of “Goul” produced by ChaseTheMoney. At face value, this track perfectly fits the agenda that we have seen come from this rising star as of late, dropping off a consistent supply of aggressive bangers and further developing his artistry as a hit machine. However, upon a few extra listens, it becomes apparent just how well “Goul” illustrates the appeal of such a polarizing artist. His lyricism is both unapologetic and confrontational, and by matching this with unforgettable, raspy vocals, it goes without saying that once you hear Lil Wop once, you’ll start getting all of his songs stuck in your head. But don’t just take my word for it, listen to “Goul” below and let us know what you think in the comments section!