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Song – [Suigeneris]

If you have paid any attention to the underground music scene over the past few years, you should probably be familiar with the artist who goes by the name of Suigeneris. Back in 2017, he seemed to just be some 14-year-old troublemaker running around with a bunch of older emcees, causing a ruckus whenever he had the chance and making it known that he was as individualistic as it gets and not just some follower who wanted to be like the older crowd he surrounded himself with. I admittedly never really tapped in with his music very often back then, but I was well aware that he was hopping in the booth every chance he got, and it is obvious that considering he started young, he was bound to make waves with more experience. Well, Sui is now 18 years old and even though this is still young compared to some of the other rappers in the genre, he is using his experience to his advantage, which is wonderful to see on his latest single entitled “Song”. Produced by Internet Money’s resident hitmaker Cxdy, this beat takes me back to a time when heart-stopping bass and out-of-this-world instruments took over …

The Top 5 Greatest Cookies of All Time

It’s 9:40 PM in Chicago Illinois – May 6th, 2022   I am in the living room of the Lyrical Lemonade office with Ausar, OG Stevo, Chris Patrick, and Justin Alvarez. I just got back from two weeks of touring with femdot on the ‘Back Home’ tour, and one question that arose in the green room multiple times was: What’s the best cookie of all time? We had plenty of passionate and spirited debates about this on the road: Frsh Waters loves butter cookies, femdot is a fan of snickerdoodle, and Amindi is a fan of the frosted animal crackers. After many days of thinking about this in my head, I bought this question up to Ausar, OG Stevo, and Chris Patrick. So here we are – now 9:50 on a Friday night at the Lyrical Lemonade office, ranking our top 5 cookies. _____   First things first – Chris Patrick is the WILDCARD of this debate. For starters, he started his list from 5 to 1, which I think we can all agree is weird. He was extremely passionate about these things called Vienna cookies, must be a New Jersey thing because none of us from the midwest has …

ichigo ichie – [kojima plus] ft. [Skiez 7]

May is here – which means that summer is finally right around the corner. As we scramble to assemble our poolside playlists, many of us are looking for the perfect tracks to keep in rotation as the weather begins to improve. This week the search ends, as South Central prodigy kojima plus returns with “ichigo ichie” featuring Skiez 7. Aside from kojima plus’s presence in the blog space – you may know him from his recent success concocting viral TikToks and producing bangers like “Pasadena” or last year’s “snow elf”. Sporting a lofty and dreamlike mix complemented by its hard-hitting and futuristic percussion, kojima holds nothing back on what is hopefully the first step in his next album rollout. Joined by Skiez 7, our LA-based king details a bittersweet relationship wrought with tension on “ichigo ichie” – but around the track’s second act, listeners are taken through a jazzy beat-switch. Skiez 7 then enters the scene with an equally nostalgic and lighthearted verse, and a bow is put on the incredible gift given to us by kojima. Genre-wise it’s hard to contextualize “ichogo ichie”, and though it has the charm and sincerity of a bedroom-pop banger, kojima’s delivery and production …

Dog Food – [IDK] ft. [Denzel Curry]

It’s always an exciting time to be an IDK fan, and 2022 is no exception. If you’ve been a bit out of the loop – earlier this week fans were treated to two pieces of news regarding the DMV rapper’s upcoming LP Simple. Though it’s been less than a year since IDK’s last record USEE4YOURSELF – IDK’s latest project is set to release next Friday (May 6), and be comprised of songs featuring production from Kaytranada himself. Though it’s safe to assume that the previously-released single “Taco” will make the final tracklist, our newest taste of the record comes today in the form of “Dog Food” featuring Denzel Curry. There are no words to describe hearing two of the best modern rappers in their prime flow effortlessly over a mix from Kaytranada – and yet I type. The production is jazzy and energetic, and though I’m currently sitting on my couch I feel oddly compelled to leap from my seat and do a lil jig across the room. IDK and Denzel trade verses laced with insatiably electric energy, and IDK’s brief moments of singing add an eerily cinematic feeling to a track that I’m certain will stay in my rotation all …

Outta Here-[Hailey Knox]

The best song you’ll hear all week is hitting the page of Lyrical Lemonade today and I couldn’t be more excited to be the one to unveil it for all of our readers. If you haven’t heard of Hailey Knox yet, then buckle your seatbelts and get ready to learn about someone who will definitely hoard the top of your playlists for weeks to come. I’ve been a fan of Hailey and her music since about 2018, but I’ve honestly never been more excited for her than I am right now in this moment. If you’ve come across Hailey on tiktok, then you’d know the immense creativity and talent that she possesses. Her music has always been great, but what she is creating right now feels like her truest and most authentic self to date. Today, I get to write about Hailey for the release of her brand new song called, “Outta Here” an offering that I really believe is her best. I kid you not, as soon as I connected my phone to the bluetooth and this song started playing, I  had a transcendent experience. I was levitating; And although that sounds like an over exaggeration, the production, mixed …

Autopilot – [Allison Ponthier]

Today the herald angels sing for the fated release of Allison Ponthier, who returns this week with “Autopilot” – her first single of 2022. Leveling a healthy fear of responsibility with a mortal desire to break through life’s monotony, “Autopilot” sees Allison Ponthier making her mark on the year by delivering her most concentrated release yet. Blurring the lines between pop, country, and rock, Allison’s affinity for songwriting and risk-taking work in tandem to offer a track already primed for your springtime playlists.  Though the single begins with a tender acoustic performance from the NY-via-Texas artist, during “Autopilot”‘s chorus Allison flourishes over a mix exploding with abrasive bliss. Ear melting drum patterns and high-octane guitar chords synthesize in unlikely harmony under Allison’s careful command – receding at a moment’s notice to make way for her delectably dulcet tones. It becomes immediately apparent how she’s amassed such a strong fanbase in such a short amount of time – her charm is palpable and every musical moment is woven with a cleverness that is just as unique as it is understated. Released alongside a Jared Asher Harris-directed visual to boot, Allison Ponthier’s 2022 takeover seems guaranteed at this point. Though “Autopilot” may …

GODBODY – [Solo Jaxon]

It’s not often you see exceptional talent in the hip-hop industry from places like Arkansas, but surely putting the state on the map is rising talent Solo Jaxon. His latest release comes in the form of a six-track EP titled GODBODY. The EP is roughly 15 minutes of total stream time, and it’s a brief quarter-hour of music you’re definitely going to wanna tap into. His style ranges in style, but all of the tracks share the same themes in being hardbodied, lyrically emphasized, and heartfelt. The project is filled with hurt, spewing his thoughts and experiences into each and every track. This aspect makes each song more attractive than the next, in the sense that the listener knows with every song they click on, they’ll be experiencing a new take on Solo’s endeavors. Though he’s already gained traction with tracks like “GOOD” and “JUNGLE,” the entire EP is filled with bangers. Personally, the final two songs in “PARADE” and “GOOD” were the ones I gravitated toward the most. The combination of earworming/mysterious keys and aggressive lyricism in “PARADE” instantly had me hooked, and the track was immediately added to my personal library after listening once. “GOOD” has already received public …

The First 48 – [Icewear Vezzo]

If you’re not tapped in with the Detroit music scene, you’re seriously missing out. At the same time, though, even if you haven’t dived deep into all the incredible artists in this city, you have most likely come across Icewear Vezzo at some point or another because he is one of the biggest names to make it out of Detroit. Even with the massive successes he has seen over the past few years, the thing I admire about him is that you can’t take the man out of the streets or the streets out of the man because this is the lifestyle he has grown up in, and it seems to be the lifestyle he is going to rep regardless of how massive he grows to become. This is more evident than ever on his latest Smerf Beats-produced single “The First 48” which is an awesome cut off of his upcoming album Rich Off Pints 3, and if this is any indicator of how that project is going to sound, we’re in for a real treat, unsurprisingly. Along with the Kardiak Films-directed music video, he takes things to the trenches once again, but in the song, he uses it as …

Registered – [Richrick]

More often than not, there are certain artists who get a feature from some massive name or someone who is in the process of blowing up to unfathomable proportions, but I have no clue how they could have landed it. Maybe their manager has a connection, maybe it was a feature they had from years prior that they were sitting on, or maybe they go way back and it wasn’t anything out of the ordinary for them, but one way or another, they secured that collaboration. For someone like Richrick, though, I had no clue how he had gotten both Yeat and Destroy Lonely on his latest album Registered, and while I hadn’t been acquainted with Rick previously, I knew I had to listen up. It wasn’t until actively listening to this project that I realized why he was able to get these features: it’s because he’s GOOD. I feel like I should have known about Rick way earlier than this, but I guess the Philly phenom took a little time off to build up an entire vault of tracks, and now that the flood gates seem to be opening with the release of this project, I can only assume …

Strawberry – [Caroline Loveglow]

After a few months of sporadic yet perfectly-tuned singles, 100% Electronica’s Caroline Loveglow finally returns to us this month with Strawberry – her debut project on the label. If this is your first time being introduced to the Los Angeles singer/songwriter then you’re in for a treat, because Caroline Loveglow’s songwriting talent is just as powerful as it is understated. It’s been barely a year since her debut single “Patience Etc…” dropped, but since then Caroline Loveglow’s been added to Spotify editorial playlists, announced that she’d be supporting artists like Hatchie and Small Black on tour, and even dropped three more equally impressive singles. Everything seems to have led to this moment, however, as Strawberry sees the young multi-hyphenate prodigy hold nothing back on a collection of painstakingly-produced dream-pop bangers primed for your springtime playlist. Synthesizing the best elements of dream-pop, indie rock, and vaporwave, Strawberry truly makes the case that for Caroline Loveglow, the sky is the limit. Writing about existential change, romantic tension, and everything in-between, Caroline Loveglow’s Strawberry is a phenomenal debut from one of LA’s best-kept secrets. From her hypnotic vocals on album opener “Patience Etc…” to the final moments of dream-pop bliss on “On Earth”, …