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Hightop Shoes- [Lil Yachty] ft. [Lil Keed]

Lil Yachty and Lil Keed have worked together a few times at this point, and every single song that has come after their collaborations have been complete hits. I’m not sure if it’s their opposing vocal sounds that pair well together, their chemistry, or just the fact that they’re both from Atlanta, but I don’t really care as long as they keep making songs like the latest offering they put out called “Hightop Shoes”. On this track, the duo got legendary producer Zaytoven to piece together an instrumental that was pretty solid all around. Although very simplistic, it included some trademark Zaytoven piano keys while not trying to be too flashy or exuberant in order to not take away from the rappers’ performances on the song. Keed begins the record by presenting a decelerated verse that was elevated by some extremely energetic adlibs that hype up the first half. As for the second half, he switches it up completely and begins to whisper which was quite the spectacle. Although I’ve heard some people aren’t fans of this technique when they’ve heard other rappers do it, I can get behind Keed performing this way because his sound is already pretty uncharacteristic …

A-Team (You Ain’t Safe) – [Zaytoven] x [Lil Yachty] x [Lil Keed] x [Lil Gotit]

The A-Team has reassembled, officially announcing their upcoming collaborative project that is set to drop at the end of next month. Towards the end of 2019, Zaytoven, Yachty and Keed blessed us with “Accomplishments” one of the year’s most energetic anthems closing the decade out on a high note. The second single from their upcoming collaborative album features all 3 rappers and some of the finest keys I’ve heard in some time provided by Zaytoven. Each artist comes in hot building off the previous one’s energy, all returning back to an incredibly hard hook from Keed. With the artwork being set in a museum, there’s no surprise that this came together sounding so historic. With the last release, the 4th member of the Atlanta Super Team was yet to be announced but now that Lil Gotit has filled the spot it will be exciting to see what they have in store for their upcoming project. Each emcee on this project is poised to have an incredibly big year individually, coming together with the most legendary producer the city has ever produced will be a perfect introduction to their following projects. This single seems like its a call to action, letting …

SB5 – [Lil Yachty] ft. [Sada Baby]

It’s always impressive to see what different styles Lil Yachty tries to experiment with, and it’s even better when these experiments sound as appealing as “SB5” featuring Sada Baby does. A minimalistic beat with a new school trap vibe paves the way for Yachty and Sada to switch off verses flawlessly. They each take multiple parts of the song which doesn’t seem to have a hook and basically pick up where their counterpart left off. Lil Boat starts with a beyond relaxed, mumbling delivery that has to be some of the calmest bars we’ve heard from him to date. He opposes the idea of being too calm with his menacing wordplay that seems a bit grimmer than his demeanor. Out of all of his parts, my personal favorite would have to be his first verse, and then Sada comes in with the same exact attitude as Yachty, keeping his cool but also spitting some dark bars of his own. The video that pairs with the song is simple and clean, like that of an old school drill visual. It takes place in a house that doesn’t look like it contains any furniture, and they look like they’re throwing a party. …

ChaseTheMoney [Interview]: Chasing Money & More Success In 2020 And The Years To Follow

Cover Art: Griff Amongst the realm of producers, there are many contributing to the massive and ever-growing population of amazing music being made. However, it takes pure talent to be crowned alongside the ones who will shine the brightest, thrive the longest, and be solidified as one of the greatest to ever grace a track with their immaculate instrumentation. Often so, people speak about who the pioneers are as far as who’s running the rap game, and who’s killing the production game. Back in August of 2019, I wrote an article about the producers who were behind the sound of the current climate of music, and one of the easiest picks was St. Louis native ChaseTheMoney. By now, you should all be familiar with the sound that he has been creating, the trends he has been setting, and the everlasting music that has been released in the last few years. Even if you haven’t seen what he looks like, you have to have heard his catchy “Chase the money, chase the money!” producer tag provided by Chicago’s own Valee. Throughout his career, he’s been able to collaborate with a wide array of artists such as Ski Mask The Slump God, …

Watch Jayaire Woods brand new interview with Illanoize

I had just posted about Jayaire Woods + his new song a couple of days back, and this afternoon he is returning to our pages with his brand new interview with the good people over at Illanoize Radio! Bekoe, Illinois Jones + Pretty Riot finally got the opportunity to chop it up with him, and Jayaire spoke about plenty of things such as when he first started in 2015, wanting to win a Grammy, signing to Quality Control when he was younger, touring with Lil Yachty early on in his career, growing up in Chicago, the first time he spoke with Coach K, his forthcoming album Life Is Grand, how he came out with the title, what his studio session looks like, maturing over the years and more. This is easily one of the best interviews I have ever watched Jayaire Woods apart of, if you know about Jayaire you need to check this out & if you are new to him get in tune with him by pressing play below.

The Current State of Rap: Are We In Need Of A New Sound?

As we are approaching the end of not only the year of 2019, but the end of an entire decade–it’s around this time where we sit back and reflect on everything that has been going on in the grand scheme of things. We start to discuss who the hottest new artist is, who had the best run, who was the most consistent–so on and so forth. As of late, there has been a lot of talk in the industry about the current state of hip hop. Everything from where we’ve been, where we’re at currently, and where we will be in the future to come. With all the talk about Grammy nominations and awards show snubs, it sparked a thought in my mind about the current state of hip hop. As I sat and reflected on the industry, it posed the question to me–are we in desperate need of a new sound? Seeing as rap has been the most dominant genre not only on the Billboard charts, but culturally in the past five years or so, there have been a vast array of hot takes and opinions about the current state of rap, and what we need in order to …

Accomplishments- [Lil Keed] x [Lil Yachty] x [Zaytoven]

Lil Keed and Lil Yachty have already proven that they’re truly a dynamic duo when they link up for a track. They seem to push each other to go further, try out new sounds, and work to be the best artists that they know they can be. This is no different as they look at all of their success in their latest release called “Accomplishments”. Masterfully produced by the one and only Zaytoven, he creates a somewhat minimal beat that includes some fast hats and some high-pitched piano keys that play along extremely well with the two rappers’ inimitable voices. Yachty starts the song off in a fairly uncharacteristic way for him, with a lower energy than we’re used to hearing. This was beyond impressive, however, considering you can tell how much he really focused on his flows, rhyme scheme, and lyrics to deliver a ridiculously hard verse. Keed has the hook and second verse where he uses his trademark high pitched singing/rapping voice to bring some energy and spark to the track. Halfway through, he decides to switch it up and tone it back a bit, calming down which played a part in keeping this song fresh for its …

Trippie Redd Showcases All Sides Of Him On ‘A Love Letter To You 4’

“I wasn’t necessarily looking for happiness, just less pain” – Trippie Redd on “Leray” Having been an avid fan of Trippie Redd’s music since his debut project, A Love Letter To You, released back in 2017, his musical journey has been nothing short of a rollercoaster. Not only speaking on behalf of the emotions that he puts into the craft, but for the fans, as well. While the first project in this series is what many fans will call a classic, the second project, A Love Letter To You 2 was a big disappointment for many fans including myself due to the fact that it seemed rushed, coming just five short months after his first project. Taking almost a year off, Trippie took time to perfect his craft for his debut album Life’s A Trip in 2018 which ushered him back in the great graces of fans and really showed his growth as an artist. On top of that, we also received the third installment in the Love Letter series which fans grew to love. 2019 was a year where it seems like everyone was releasing so much music, and in the midst of it all, Trippie came with his second album titled ! (exclamation mark) and the fans …

Vogue – [BBY KODIE]

Around eighteen months ago, Houston rapper BBY KODIE declared himself a ‘Teen Icon’ and he followed this massive claim with a slough of SoundCloud gems and the May release of his 2/23/19 project that remains one of the most beloved underground releases of the year. His infectious blend of eerie, lo-fi, and borderline electronic production with his absolutely unstoppable confidence makes for an unflinching swagger and coolness that almost validates his teen icon claim. Still a teenager, BBY KODIE’s music gives that incomparable on top of the world feeling that comes along with youth. He is untouchable and he doesn’t give a fuck what you think about him, and not in a corny way, he is relentlessly self-assured and knows exactly how innovative and highly-regarded he is and is becoming. I went into listening to his newest project Vogue hoping that Kodie captured the same energy he produced on 2/23/19 and this newest installation somehow managed to surpass what was already one of my favorite projects of the year. He opens the album with a triumphant introduction with “Start 2 Finish” over a No Friends produced instrumental that is both uplifting and thumping. Vogue and even BBY KODIE’s persona as a rapper can be encapsulated …

Chance the Rapper’s ‘The Big Tour’: A Legendary Moment In Chicago History

Post by Lee Mcintosh “I am so grateful for the love. Thank you Chicago for selling out my first ever show at THE UNITED CENTER” -Chance The Rapper, via Instagram Image via Twitter One of the greatest joys that any fan could have is being part of a city that has major cultural impact. Sports, artists, fashion, architecture and all. In terms of music, there are a handful of cities across the country that have been consistently feeding the culture year after year. LA is responsible for legends like NWA, Dr. Dre, The Game and Kendrick Lamar. New York being the birth of hip-hop brought us legends such as Biggie, Wu-Tang and Dipset. Of course, the south has been providing to a sound that is still dominant today with Trap Music. At last, there is the great city of Chicago providing us with legendary artists like Common, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and none other than–Chance The Rapper. For those who have been fans of Lyrical Lemonade since day one, you would be well aware that we have been covering Chance’s come up for years now. To see him blossom into the star that he is today has been nothing but …