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SICK OF IT* – [Jean Dawson]

It had been quite some time since we had last heard from Jean Dawson, but over the last month or two, he has been unveiling singles from his highly anticipated upcoming project CHAOS NOW* and my excitement is at an all-time high. When it comes to Jean, you aren’t only going to get a banger, a unique style of music, and a vibrant persona. You’re also going to get some profound and thought-provoking lyricism that makes you ponder on life itself, just as he does within his releases. I never leave a song or visual knowing exactly what to take away from it, but that’s what I find so magnificent. His records seem to leave the message up for debate, and depending on what you may have going on in your mind while listening, you may have an entirely different takeaway than you will during your next listen. Although I don’t make music myself, I know how difficult this is because it’s a rarity in the industry, and if it were simple to do, everyone would. We’re slowly getting closer to his next project’s release date of October 7th, and with his latest self-produced (with some help from Austin Corona, …

Sign Language – [Reason] ft. [ICECOLDBISHOP]

Versatility is the name of the game, and even though this can be tougher and tougher to come by as new generations of artists seem to flood the internet with music that is pretty commonly expected at this point, I am never going to let it go unappreciated when I hear something different. Reason is one of TDE’s most exciting artists, and while faces of the label like Kendrick, Schoolboy Q, and others seem to take excruciatingly long hiatuses in between releases, it feels like Reason carries the weight in the meantime, and I don’t think anyone else in the world could do as good of a job as he does. He is lyrical, captivating, intense, and dexterous, never giving you what you expect regardless of if you’re witnessing a new song, project, video, or any other release. Not too long ago, he teamed up with ICECOLDBISHOP for his latest drop entitled “Sign Language”, a record that I believe can be expected on his forthcoming second studio album. He takes a step in a different direction over the Dwayne LaFleur-produced instrumental, showing off a handful of more intentionally ignorant lines than he normally displays, but it is done in a …

U Wasn’t There – [A-Trak] & [Cam’ron]

Both A-Trak and Cam’ron have built iconic careers in various different lanes, causing them to be considered legends without a doubt in anyone’s mind. While A-Trak is a DJ, Producer, and record label founder (Fool’s Gold), Cam’ron is considered one of the greatest emcees to ever hop in a booth or grace a stage. Although. A few months ago I never really anticipated them working together or even knowing each other, but my knowledge of their relationship was as minimal as it gets, and I am glad that their affiliation has blossomed into something spectacular. In fact, the duo’s friendship started way back in 2014 after being connected with one another through Damon Dash, a music trailblazer who had hopes of a 3-way collaboration between the Diplomats, Fool’s Gold, and Bluroc brands in the form of the Federal Reserve EP, and nearly 10 years later, the duo is back for more. The result of their latest collaboration is their highly anticipated project U Wasn’t There, a 9-song effort that brings you back to the sounds of Dipset in the early 2000s as a sonic walk down memory lane that seems more relevant than ever. While I admittedly wasn’t heavily into …

bodies – [fearofmakingout]

We all know that Lyrical Lemonade is a predominantly hip-hop and rap-related site, and I write for them because these are two aligned genres that I have been in love with for decades. As LL has grown, so has the team, the creative endeavors that we pursue, and the audience we serve. Along with this transformation, we have become a much more well-rounded group of writers that cover a lot more than these two styles of music singularly, and while they still have my heart, I love the diverse submissions that come across my screen. A little while ago, one of my industry homies sent me some music from the Phoenix-based alternative/indie band fearofmakingout, a quartet of unbelievably talented musicians who bring something different but equally impressive to the table in order to truly bring out the best in one another. I can sit here and claim that I regularly listen, but that’s because I really only regularly listen to a handful of my favorite artists on repeat, which is probably more of a problem than something I’m proud of, in all honesty. Regardless, every time I have the chance to experience some new music from FOMO, I seize the …

After School Club – [Monét Ngo]

“I’ve cried tears writing some of the words in this ep and some of these songs have quite literally changed my life. This EP is an accumulation of some of my most vulnerable human experiences and I’m happy to be sharing them with you. I’ve worked incredibly hard these past 2 years to get to this point where I’m comfortable releasing a body of music and I feel like my patience is paying off. I hope that these songs grow to mean as much to you as they mean to me ❤️” Monét Ngo  Following three consecutive single releases, Vietnamese-American schoolteacher and artist Monét Ngo has officially welcomed us into the After School Club. Serving as his debut EP, the project contains eight unique tracks, with each possessing its own respective alt-rock éclat. Filled with voltaic guitars and rockstar production, Ngo’s vocal presence consistently takes command, just as he leads in the classroom. Underneath the heavy-hitting guitars and instrumentation are Monét’s heartfelt, vulnerable and introspective lyrics; many of which depict his real-life experiences. “Strawberry Fields,” for example, reflects on the once difficult living circumstances of Monét’s life, which he ironically now misses to a degree. The source of inspiration for “Ruby …

612.Light – Paralyzed

Music can be used in one daily life as an effective form of therapy to provide an outlet for emotions. As an artist, writing music has the power to channel our emotions into a song that can now resonate with millions of people around the world. 612.Light from Cleveland, Ohio used his music to discuss broken relationships and messy situations he experienced during his childhood that one could only imagine. Deeply influenced by the late Juice Wrld and Iann Dior, the rising artist has developed a wave of his own. Since releasing his singles “Killbunk”, “Lil Shock”, and Gee Hues, 612.Light has gained thousands of fans and streams. Earlier this year, he shared his latest track “Paralyzed” featuring Killbunk. “On my track Paralyzed featuring Killbunk, I expressed the path it took me to get to the top. I’m basically saying that they are “paralyzed” to see that I actually made it and this is my reality now. While there is no time for visuals, me and my team are avidly working on putting together a banger for all to enjoy in the near future.” he stated. The melodic record did a wonderful job showcasing his dynamic sound and vibrating hook. …

PATIENCE ON ROCKY SEA$-[FRANK LEONE] x [Kishie]

“My girlfriend and I went on a break earlier this summer, and I had alot of time to think about what I wanted to do and say when we reunited. I never do this but ended up writing her a song, she happened to dig it and once we’d smoothed things out I showed it to her” – FRANK LEONE Chicago experimentalist FRANK LEONE returns to Lyrical Lemonade with one of the most creative love songs I’ve ever heard titled “PATIENCE ON ROCKY SEA$.” Produced by Kishie, the turbulent production aligns with the conceptual notion of romantic turmoil that LEONE experienced this summer. LEONE’s vocals are certainly smooth, but the instrumental fascinatingly employs sounds that you’d commonly hear on a trap anthem, such as the 808’s and complementary levels of bass. However, Kishie and FRANK somehow make it work, as the contrasting styles seamlessly mesh for an affectionate record that you’d previously never heard. With two full length and self-produced albums, an FX Television show and more planned for 2023, it’s safe to say that FRANK LEONE is smoothly sailing for the rest of 2022. Listen to “PATIENCE ON ROCKY SEA$” below!

223’s – [midwxst] ft. [BabyTron]

It’s hard to classify midwxst’s reign as anything but dominant. Over the past few years, he went from being just a kid in his bedroom playing around with a microphone to one of the most recognized up-and-comers in the entire world, and his rise to fame is only just beginning. His Back in Action series of projects has been a massive reason why he has become so notorious, and while these tapes feature some of my favorite tracks from the Indiana-born emcee, he has an extensive list of singles that continue to build on the vibrant legacy he is solidifying at such a young age. What I love about his discography is the versatility, because although hyperpop may have been his ticket into stardom, it is his constant attempts at different styles and sounds that seem to really stand out to his loyal fans. This dexterity is obvious on the third edition of his series of projects Back in Action 3.0, a 9-song, 23-minute-long effort that only contains two features, one in tana on the final cut and then BabyTron on the tape’s second song “223’s”. BabyTron is definitely one of the craziest and most unexpected features that I could’ve …

elvira – [jssr]

While taking a mental health ~hiatus~ away from the music journalism rat race, I’ve been able to reflect on the things that I feel are most important to me. Among them are the sacred community of friendship, the fortune of good health, and the music of jssr. This isn’t the first time he’s graced the pages of Lyrical Lemonade, as previously jssr made his mark on this site alongside che for their genre-warping pluggnb banger “feel”. Since then I’ve done a bit of a deep dive on jssr – but luckily this month our hero returns with the three-track EP elvira. Perfect for fans old and new, elvira presents listeners with three finely-tuned bangers laced with jssr’s eclectic and boundary-pushing blend of plugg, trap, and experimental electronic bliss. Take the standout track “day with me” for example – jssr’s perfectly-polished autotuned distortion finds perfect harmony alongside hard-hitting percussion and layered synth patterns. Self-produced alongside Maxwell4k, “day with me” sounds like an unholy mix of che, SBTRKT, and midwxst all rolled into one, but though comparisons can be made between jssr and many of his contemporaries, he truly stands in a lane of his own. The other two tracks – the EDM-touched-yet-also-somehow-hyperpop-adjacent …

Lil Jairmy Releases The Second Iteration Of His Gas God Mixtape Series

Over the last few years, Texas has become a hotspot for emerging artists. Rising rapper Lil Jairmy has quickly gone from a local celebrity to now landing a deal with 300 Entertainment earlier this year. Since the age of 3, Jairmy began freestyling with his brother. However, everything changed once he turned 15, and decided to take music seriously. After releasing his first record “Trapped Out” with J Ward, everything became history. After completing a short bid in jail, Jairmy came out bigger than ever before. The first project he dropped was Excuse My Absence in 2019 with a feature from Lil Baby. Once Jairmy released his breakthrough single “No Luggage,” there was no denying that Jairmy had a special talent, and it was time for the world to find out. On September 9, Lil Jairmy released his highly anticipated new mixtape Gas God 2, the second iteration of the Gas God mixtape. This project featured guest appearances from Moneybagg Yo, EST Gee, Future, and the late Lil Keed. He also recruited GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer Hitmaka to assist on this tape. “It was great working with Hitmaka. It was a new experience for me but I enjoyed it,” he explained. “When …