My 17th Freestyle – [GRiMM Doza] [Luchii]

Luchii and GRiMM Doza are two names that you simply can’t escape in the underground right now. Each of the two have carved out significant lanes in their own pockets of music, and to say that their respectively broad palettes of sound are making waves in certain communities is an understatement. With this, it’s easy to understand why I was so excited to see Doza and Luchii pair up in the brand new “May 17th Freestyle.” Armed with a mesmeric, slow-burning instrumental, this track is just about as soulful as it gets. Doza floats right over Luchii’s profoundly striking production, and in a fitting manner, his rhymes soundtrack the struggles of life and the principles by which Doza navigates the world. This one may just be a freestyle, but the storytelling put on display here is definitely worthy of mention, as it marks the perfect cherry on top to a great beat. With that said, “May 17th Freestyle” is a brief but very entertaining listen, so be sure to peep this one at the link below! Luchii and Doza snapped. Produced by Luchii

Akari – [Anwar]

I am always on the lookout for new talent coming out of the midwest, and St. Louis native Anwar is a name that I have been hearing every now and then for damn near a year now, most recently from the homie Matty Wood$. Many people have spoke very highly of Anwar to me so that generally led me to being curious about his music, and although I have peeped a few of his loosies in the past, this brand new project titled “Akari” was my first time sitting down and truly experiencing his music. This six track effort is easily one of the best tapes I have listened to this week, it has the perfect blend of hard hitting beats, abstract flows + well put together bars to keep me and many other listeners entertained. Anwar seems to be more of a free spirit / creative thinker than most of the artist you hear nowadays, his subject matter at times can be grown in the sense of most young adults just don’t touch on some of the topics he speaks on. However, don’t think that he is so abstract that he will go over your head because that is not …

Elevators – [Anwar]

Before I speak on the song at hand here, I have to preface this article by saying that Anwar has officially created the weirdest and best song I’ve heard all week. Not only does this one skip, hop, and step through several different genres, but it also strays far, far away from any other style I’ve heard as of late. In a rap world so obsessed with trend-following, “Elevators” is deeply refreshing, infusing the dance-worthy energy of techno into the confidence and charisma of a rap song — all without missing a beat. That said, putting my thoughts on this song into words certainly isn’t easy, as the only way to describe the richness of the menacing melody and the ominous vocals is to describe them as, well, weird and even disorienting. Not only did Anwar and the producer of the song, Luchii, head down an odd alley of mutation with this one, but they did it full justice, putting 110% effort toward making such an unforgettable and fascinating release. I can’t praise this one enough, so I’ll just let the music speak for itself. Listen to “Elevators” below and let us know what you think in the comments! Produced by Luchii

Fast & Furious – [Matty Wood$]

Matty Wood$ is a favorite here on the Lyrical Lemonade pages, and by way of a consistent, high-quality output and endlessly impressive style, it only makes sense that every new release from Wood$ is worthy of a headline. Today, we shed a spotlight on the St. Louis native’s latest offering, “Fast & Furious”. Produced by Luchii, this wavy new song allows Wood$ the opportunity to explain the tunnel vision that he employs on his way to future success. The budding talent is going “fast and furious” toward notoriety, and by blocking out all those who may get in the way of achieving his goals, Wood$ has found the winner’s mentality that will keep him on this promising path. That said, don’t sleep on Wood$ latest. Him and Luchii’s heavenly production are the perfect one-two punch, so stream “Fast & Furious” below and let us know what you think in the comments!

I’ll Be Fine – [Matty Wood$]

Matty Wood$ is one of the best rappers coming out of St. Louis and has been a favorite here for some time now, but he just took a great leap forward in his career with the release of his new album titled “I’ll Be Fine“. I have been listening to Matty Wood$ music for a couple years now and I thought I had a pretty firm idea of what his music is usually like, but he truly impressed me on this album because he used multiple different flows I have never heard from him before, leaving me stunned at often times literally having to check the track list to make sure it was him rapping. The instrumentals on this project paved the way for Matty to do his thing, so shout out to Parker Jazz, Slick, RichieKBeats, Sav, Breland, Luchii, and Mikzy for helping him out. The majority of the credit has to go to Matty though, he came through with a fantastic project and it’s only leaving me more excited for his future, check out this brand new tape below!

I’ll Be Fine – [Matty Wood$]

If there’s one area of the country that you should be directing your attention toward right now, it’s Saint Louis. Birthing an entirely new wave of music, this city is bringing its own, refreshing taste to the table right now, and needless to say, it has been a beautiful sight to watch for a music fan like myself. Helping to lead the charge out of his home city is an artist by the name of Matty Wood$. If you’ve been reading Lyrical Lemonade for some time now, you’ve probably heard Wood$’ name, but if not, today is the perfect day to get hip, as he just released his brand new, 17-song project, I’ll Be Fine. Denoted by the title, this tape is best seen as a form of self-assurance. Undoubtedly, Wood$ has been a talented hitmaker for some time now, but it’s with this project that he solidifies his stature and puts all of his chips on the table. One song after another, I’ll Be Fine is sun-soaked and charismatic, utilizing a soulful charm to keep listeners entertained throughout, and the result is one of the most exciting pieces of music to come out in recent months. Wood$ has plenty of potential …