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Generation Nothing – [Damien Styles]

Damien Styles is an artist who is relatively new to my radar, but he’s a talent that I feel has unlimited potential which is definitely an exciting spectacle. Ever since I was put onto him a few months back, he signed with 10K Projects, making him another incredible addition to their roster that seemingly continues to get stronger and stronger by the day. Since he has drawn comparisons to Lil Peep, he is right up my alley considering Peep is still one of my favorite artists to this day, and even though Damien has some very individualistic qualities that differentiate him from the late, great star, I think this comparison is something that will get Peep fans excited for the future of Damien’s career. Most recently, he decided to release a brand-new record entitled “Generation nothing” as well as an amazing music video that was directed by both himself and Thaddeus Swift, making it a one-two punch that you simply can’t miss out on. In the song, Damien combines his angsty, passionate delivery with a very hard-hitting, ambient instrumental that comes together for a record that you’re going to want to listen to on repeat for the foreseeable future. In …

itoldLexi: The Lemonade Stand Interview

itoldLexi is a singer/songwriter out of Chicago Illinois who I first met back when we were both seventeen or eighteen years old, she has been a phenomenal singer for years now but she just really started taking her music career seriously about a year or two ago. I recently had Lexi in the office for a new interview on The Lemonade Stand series and we had a great conversation about things such as her career up to this point, signing a deal, working with Chance The Rapper, and what her future looks like! Take some time out of your day to watch this brand new interview below!

On the Block – [Lil Maru]

If you know anything about me, you should know that the West Coast music scene is one of my favorite musical hubs in the world, and I never fail to be impressed with the incredible artists coming out of California. At the same time, there is never any shortage of talent either, and I find myself hearing about new up-and-coming artists constantly in one way or another. Now that I have a few friends out there to clue me in on the latest and greatest talents within the scene there, I have expanded my knowledge and interest in this part of the US immensely, and I couldn’t be more grateful. Most recently, I was put onto San Diego’s very own Lil Maru, an artist who is taking classic sounds that have put this part of the country on the sonic map with his own spin, providing us with a breath of fresh air that rejuvenates California music for all listeners, and I’m so appreciative to have him on my radar now. As the song begins, we hear some wavy sounds that are eventually joined by some classic, West Coast synths for an amazing melody that is only elevated by chattering …

VMA’s – [Zombie Juice] ft. [Smoke DZA]

I know the New York City music scene has been flourishing for decades and decades, but there is a portion of the hip-hop history in the city that reminisces with me more than ever, and that moment in time came a few years ago when the Flatbush Zombies were considered to be in the top tier of music. While I never thought they fell off whatsoever, it seemed like the drill scene began to grow and the psychedelic hip-hop style began to take a turn into the underground, but it was still as great as ever. When I found out that Juice from the Zombies was taking his career in a new direction and trying to thrive on his own, I was beyond excited and the couple of singles he has released since this announcement have been nothing short of incredible. Most recently, he decided to team up with Smoke DZA for their song “VMA’s”, and the results are as magnificent as you’d expect. In the instrumental constructed by Erick the Architect, Linden Jay, and Josh Taffel, we hear soothing, relaxed synths, slowed down percussion, and pungent drums that just ride out, making a perfect foundation for a weed smoking …

Bloomin Blck-[Neaux ID]

Dallas, Texas based artist Neaux ID makes his Lyrical Lemonade debut with his excellent new EP titled Bloomin Blck. With seven songs total, each track contains its own unique flare as Neaux showcases his undeniable rap prowess. With wavy, mellow production, sonically there’s an offering for just about everyone as a result of ID’s multi-syllabic flows. The song “BLVD Surfin” is a great example, since it contains addictive levels of bass but still maintains the project’s surrounding chill vibe. In a very broad sense, Neaux’s sound is if JID, Pink Siifu, and Isaiah Rashad were all merged into one super artist. His delivery more often than not is composed, but his lyrical ability successfully provides the proper amount of emphasis and aggression when needed. Conceptually and creatively Bloomin Blck gives off impressions of empowerment; each track is a stream of consciousness connected to the flower, aka the source of Neaux ID’s flourishing expressions. It’s always refreshing to hear a rap predominant project that’s more uplifting than disheartening, and Bloomin Blck is certainly the former. Start your day right by listening to the EP below!

Spinback – [Comethazine]

If you’re familiar with some of the regulars that we post about on Lyrical Lemonade, Comethazine shouldn’t be a new name for you. Although it has been quite some time since he released his song “Walk” that Cole did a video for and he has been relatively quiet as of late, you should be familiar with the fact that he plays by his own rules and doesn’t need anyone else telling him what to do, because he’s going to do what he wants regardless. His ruthless, hard-nosed deliveries are nothing short of entertaining, and even when some of his lyrics get intense, fans seem to not be able to get enough of the 2019 XXL Freshman. After a bit of silence, I couldn’t have been more excited to see that Comethazine is back and better than ever with his latest song “Spinback” as well as an incredible self-directed and edited music video for the awesome single. As it opens, Comethazine is walking down a dark and ominous alleyway as a masked gentleman is hanging out on a set of stairs. As the rapper continues walking towards the street where there is a bit more light, a gang of individuals collects …

Scratchin Off – [Cdot Honcho]

Cdot Honcho is a certified Chicago legend in my book, he’s been consistently putting out heat for years now, and today he is back with his brand new music video for “Scratchin Off”. Cdot Honcho has one of the best flows out of the city for my money, he always floats over instrumentals with seemingly no effort, he just makes it look easy. That was very apparent on this new joint, as Cdot impressed as he always seems to do, making for yet another great offering. Go ahead and get in tune with Cdot’s latest release by pressing play below!

Damage – [Baby K]

After dazzling Memphis three years ago with his music while he was in high school and just months later turning the streets of Memphis up with his track “Hit Yo Block” that introduced many to Pooh Shiesty, including myself, Baby K took a long hiatus from music, dealing with personal issues, growing up, and recovering from a horrific wreck where he was thrown through the windshield of his car at an incredibly high speed and launched him a great distance before crashing into the ground that unfortunately claimed the life of his two friends. All the while K never lost his vision and knew that he was destined to be one of the next stars to come out of the Bluff City, but stayed patient when his childhood friend Big Scarr signed to Gucci Mane’s The New 1017 and first was thrust into the national spotlight, but all the while K worked tirelessly to perfect his sound and plan to release his music and claim his spot among the top ranks of his city’s rap figures. However he took quite the unconventional route, forgoing signing to the major artists in his city in order to not align himself in hostile …

Love For Yah – [Khi Infinite]

“It’s a relatable message of feeling the need to tell the ones you love most that you are there for them and no distance is going to change that. I originally wrote this song during a time of great change and needed a way to express how I was feeling. Even though things were moving in the right direction for me professionally, I felt really disconnected from my family back home and I wanted to find a way to tell them that. Luckily, I am a musician and so I put all of what I was feeling into a song” – Khi Infinite Virginia Beach artist Khi Infinite returns to Lyrical Lemonade with a heartfelt song titled “Love For Yah.” The track employs a smooth instrumental as Infinite alternates between hip-hop and R&B to showcase his versatility. Visually the accompanying video perfectly captures the song’s message, which is centered around love in spite of distance. “I need to call my mother up let her know I still got love for her” is beautifully sung on the hook, which thematically symbolizes the importance of remaining in touch with family no matter what. Although technology has provided humans more options to communicate, the …

Guy Behind It – [Allstar JR]

Although I haven’t covered him outright yet, Allstar JR is one of my very favorite artists in Detroit and has one of the most easily recognizable deliveries in a city filled with unique voices, and is simultaneously one of the most menacing but yet sarcastic artists I have ever heard. I first got hip to JR through features across many of the city’s best and less-known posse-cuts and JR has been absolutely crushing features for a while and still is frequently called on for guest verses by many of the Dirty Glove’s foremost talents. I am sure that his profile will rise greatly in the coming weeks after having just survived a shooting less than a week ago, and we are very glad he is okay but am personally definitely frustrating that this will likely be the moment that causes many people that were previously ignorant to tap in, but so be it. JR’s music is phenomenal and he boasts a very deep catalog of music that he has accumulated over the past several years and most recently just dropped his new project Get A Bag or Go Home 3 which features the track “Guy Behind It” which JR recently brought to life …