dreamgurl – [Besphrenz]

With so much music being uploaded to various streaming platforms, it’s always a blessing to find unique talent hidden amongst all of the traffic. Today, making their Lyrical Lemonade debut is a group that goes by the name of Besphrenz. Back in the day, I stumbled upon one of their well known songs entitled Tired Eyes, but today, they’re back with a new offering that has been doing some serious numbers.  The Philadelphia band dropped their newest single dreamgurl last month, but it’s never too late to hop on the wave that they’re creating. If you’re looking for a chill and relaxing track to vibe out to, dreamgurl is definitely the one for you. Once you press play, you’ll automically become enveloped into a care free ambiance which is all thanks to the sophisticated yet natural style that created by Besphrenz. What makes it even better is that they enlisted help from well known artist Keith Goodwin to round out this piece. This adds another layer to an already impressive track that you won’t want to stop listening to. I’ll let y’all be the judges though! I’ve attached the Spotify link down below so give it a listen and let …

Watch DJ Jazzy Jeff’s brand new interview with Drink Champs

DJ Jazzy Jeff is one of the most legendary and most accomplished DJ’s that has ever lived, so it was only a matter of time before he showed up on NORE’s and DJ EFN’s Drink Champs podcast. This is one of my favorite episodes that they have done yet, you will find them asking DJ Jazzy Jeff about plenty of topics including how he got started DJing, who he was inspired by, being from Philadelphia, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, the theme song of the show, Uncle Phil, how he first connected with Will Smith, his “I made it” moment, being in the game before social media, touring with Run DMC, his favorite era in hip-hop, how hip-hop has progressed over the years, the radio, the creation of “Summertime”, making timeless music and so much more. Take about an hour of your night to check out this gem filled conversation below.

Figure It Out – [OT The Real] [Big Ooh]

OT The Real and Big Ooh deliver their first video from their collaborative offering, “Figure It Out.” The two MC’s recently released a new joint EP titled The 5 shared on March 8, 2019, and today, Philadelphia rapper, OT The Real and Terror Squad’s new signee, Big Ooh team up for a cinematic new visual that dissects the dangers of street life the two have faced. Over soulful production, both lyrically gifted MC’s deconstruct the beat while also charismatically flaunting their prowess for the camera. There’s no doubt that Big Ooh and OT The Real will be sticking around flaunting a technical ability that is known to stand the test of time, and we have our fingers crossed that the two will continue to release powerful new visuals from their collaborative showcasing. If you’re feeling the new visual make sure to check out the entire EP, The 5, and show love to Big Ooh and OT The Real on Twitter.

Man – [Tyler Hammons]

We are introducing the Lyrical Lemonade community to a new artist today by the name of Tyler Hammons. Hammons is creating a blend of R&B, soul and alternative with subtle sprinkles of hip-hop. Philadelphia-based, Tyler Hammons shares a new single and video for his song, “Man.” The video is soaked in Wes Anderson vibes as it follows Hammons through various cinematic visuals shots of Tyler. The song itself focuses on self-reflection, diving into the mood and mind of Hammons on a daily basis. This is Tyler Hammons first music video and it clearly shows that he is able to conceptualize his songs delivering a quality production translating the song’s sonics into visuals. Watch the new video from Tyler Hammons below and be sure to keep an eye on the rising talent as he plans for a big 2019. Leave a comment about the video below!  

Intro – [Meek Mill]

Philadelphia’s own Meek Mill is on top of the world as he is fresh off of the release of his extremely successful new album “Championships“, and this afternoon he is back with a visual for the intro record of the project! When I first listened to the album I was hoping to see a music video for this track due to how crazy he snapped on his verses, and he provided us fans with a crisp, clean & all around fantastic video along with some help from director Kid Art. Watch this brand new music video below and if you like it be sure to share it with a friend!

Championships – [Meek Mill]

The wait is over. Meek Mill’s highly anticipated fourth studio album Championships is here. Meek’s gone through hell within the past couple of years, as his image and brand took a hit with his beef with Drake and with him being wrongfully incarcerated. However, now it seems as if the Philadelphia emcee is winning and trending back in the right direction. On top of that, outside of music, Meek has been an active voice for criminal justice reform. If I were to summarize Championships, I’d say this is Meek’s success story. The 19-track project has a wide array of topics being discussed and while, yes, he talks about flexing, Meek also dives into personal growth, prison parallels, and social injustices across America. The project doesn’t lack star power from its feature list as well with Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Future, Cardi B, Kodak Black and even a surprise Drake verse showing up on Championships. Some of the early standout tracks include “What’s Free”, “Intro”, and “Respect the Game”, in my opinion. Hopefully, this album is well received, and Meek Mill continues to push the envelop artistically and to continue to use his platform outside of music to spark change. Stream Meek Mill’s …

Watch Meek Mill’s brand new interview interview with Power 106 LA

Meek Mill has been having a fantastic year in 2018 and he had a ton of material to speak, so he stopped by Power 106 LA for an awesome new interview! You will find them speaking about plenty of interesting topics such as some of his favorite past shows, the viral clip of him slipping from a few years back, spending time with his family, his cooking skills, his upcoming tour & his upcoming album that drops on Friday, the direction of his album, going to the studio everyday, performing on stage with Drake recently, being locked up for 23 hours a day at one point, Tekashi, advice for upcoming artists, all of the support he received, Philadelphia rap and much more. Check out this awesome new conversation below!

Shine – [WYO Chi]

An artist that goes by the name of WYO Chi is making his Lyrical Lemonade debut this afternoon with his brand new music video for “Shine”. WYO Chi is a Philadelphia based artist and he has been gaining momentum this year with his past few releases, he has a clear amount of talent and the crazy thing to think is that this kid is so young he can’t even legally drive a car yet. WYO Chi has the overall appeal that you would look for in an artist and I predict that he grows into one of the biggest Philly artists in just a few years, don’t take my word for it though judge for yourself below! Directed by Tristian Demic & Alex Demic

Onederful – [Armani White]

Today we are introducing a new artist to the Lyrical Lemonade community, his name is Armani White and he is undoubtedly on rise. Armani White has delivered a new video for his song, “Onederful” that features computer-glitching effects, making it absolutely necessary to watch it in full screen. The Philadelphia born rapper, singer-songwriter has been on a tear as of late recently releasing his “Calabasas Freestyle” that featured wild production from hip-hop’s favorite, Sango.His newest offering, “Onderful” is filled with rich brass instruments that transcend the listener to a place above the clouds. The new video embodies the heavenly new track’s production and lyrics which is perfectly translated in the video’s footage of Armani’s growth as an artist; chronicling his journey to different parts of the country playing for screaming fans. Watch Armani White’s new video for “Onederful” below and tell us what you think of the Philly rapper in the comment section!

Oogie Mane: Staying the Course

Influence, popularity, and innovation are all central factors that spur the conversation of “mainstream” versus “underground” in music. It is with these metrics that fans deem their favorite artist an “underground legend” or a full-blown “star”, using popular perception and relative terms to grade an artist’s status of fame in a given ecosystem of music. But sometimes this metric just doesn’t fit. In the age of the internet, where social media paves unique pathways for artists of every imaginable kind, the barrier between the mainstream and the underground has become increasingly blurred. Notably, increased visibility of niche scenes is now allowing mainstream acts to dip their hands into the underground, utilizing the boundary-pushing, non-linear styles of smaller artists to predict innovative pushes in sound. This collaboration, or occasional lack thereof, can be demonstrated in a number of ways, sometimes crediting the smaller acts that influenced a mainstream shift and sometimes not. Here enters “I’m Upset” by Drake: a single released for his Scorpion album that arrived right in the midst of a hallmark rap beef against Pusha T, but even more importantly, a single that exemplifies this blurring line between underground and above. I can recall driving home from my …