Demonstrate – [HighDefRazjah]

It’s often debated on the timeline as to if people think producers should venture into rap careers after dominating the production side of things. There have been very few that have done it successfully, but there definitely is a lane for it. Rappers such as Kanye West, Travis Scott, Pierre Bourne and Sonny Digital are all artists who got their rise to fame from starting out as a producer, and then venturing into rap–with the exception of Pierre Bourne who started out doing both rapping and producing at the same time. One of the latest inductees into the ever-growing pool of producers turned rappers would be the Virginia-native HighDefRazjah. Razjah has been someone that has been on my radar for a very long time. To see his ascension and his rise to stardom has been nothing less of amazing to witness, and he is just getting started. After landing tons of placements for his trunk-rattling anthem “Value” with A$AP Ferg, Razjah is already planning for the next chapter in his career and that is putting his pen and rap skills to the test. Very recently, he premiered his latest rap offering, titled “Demonstrate”. “They been sleepin’, so I guess it’s …

YELL OH – [Trippie Redd] feat. [Young Thug]

If there’s one artist who we can definitively say is sitting on a plethora of unreleased music, it would be Trippie Redd. To have only been in the rap game since 2017, we already have six full-length bodies of work and an abundance of guest features that Trippie has released for us to digest. Coming off the major success of his first number one album A Love Letter To You 4, Trippie almost immediately teased the release of a deluxe version of the album that would come sometime in the near future, full of tracks that didn’t make the final cut. One track in particular was teased in a since deleted Instagram post was the Pierre Bourne-produced song “YELL OH”–now accompanied by a Young Thug feature. It’s been amazing to see the relationship between Trippie and Pierre Bourne begin to flourish once again because whenever these two come together, the magic that they create is beyond amazing. This time around, Trippie continues that dark and gritty vibe that he has been known for since the beginning of his career. The distorted bass and the stuttering effect on the dark piano on the production side really brings out that alternate ego side of Trippie …

Kanye West ‘Jesus Is King’: A Visual and Audio Experience

“Stand up for my own. Even if I take this walk alone. I bow down to the king upon the throne. My life is His, I’m no longer my own” -Kanye West on “Closed on Sunday”, 2019 The ideology of change is something that most people do not cope well with, or accept so openly. People are afraid of those around them changing into someone they never thought they’d see. Some people are afraid of those around them changing to become better than they are doing. Also, people are afraid of change within themselves—in fear of being placed in unfamiliar territories within their life. One area in the culture that change can be extremely neglected and frowned upon can be the music industry. Kanye West happens an individual who has gone through many changes all throughout his life, musical career, and his overall legacy on this earth.  Retroactively speaking, Kanye started out as the kid in Roc-a-Fella who was just known as the beatmaker of the clique. What came afterwards happened to be one of the most impactful artists of this generation. Had he not wanted that change for himself, he would have painted himself in a box early on …

Behind the Music: Highlighting the Producers of Today’s Sound

By: Lee Mcintosh When it comes to creating great music, the artists are the ones who receive most of the recognition for the creation of the song. Their name is what’s attached to the song, their flows, their likeness, and even the features that the artist may have. However, the song making process all begins with one entity… the producer/s. No matter how creative the lyrics may be, how great the artist’s cadence sounds, the beat behind it all is a huge factor behind the overall appeal of the song, and that is what moves people and captures their attention as soon as they hit play. We are in a different era of music now. Technology has advanced to a point where producers and artists don’t have to be in the studio together anymore. This can be a gift and a curse at the same time. Often so, producers may send over a beat pack to an artist and then they select the songs they want and don’t want. From there, the studio session may be recorded or put on Instagram live, and the producer may be nowhere in sight. This may create confusion as to who actually made the …

The Big Day – [Chance The Rapper]

Just over two years and a couple months after his last project Coloring Book first debuted, Chicago superstar Chance The Rapper just blessed the world with his highly anticipated new album titled The Big Day. If you are a true Lyrical Lemonade fan who has been supporting since the beginning, then you know that we are all huge fans of Chance The Rapper, he inspired all of us here as well as millions of others around the globe, so you can only picture just how excited I was when I first pressed play on this new album. I was very pleased when I saw the track list had twenty two songs (with a few skits) on it, I took about two and a half hours out of my morning to listen to this a couple of times before I wrote this article, and where should I begin? My initial thoughts were that Chance made it a point to do something different with this project, which I would say he has done with every project, but this project was a little more left field than I expected it would be. That’s a positive thing though, Chance mixed it up and really …

Pi’erre Bourne: Magnitude, Influence, & TLOP4

Specifically in the hip-hop world, as is often echoed throughout the endless halls of social media, there is a burgeoning narrative between fans and critics alike that the producers are the trend-setters in hip-hop right now as opposed to the rappers, themselves (with exception, of course). New flows, new cadences, and new vocal structures are constituted from shifts in production, first, and entire subgenres of hip-hop are being formed around the styles of individual producers. Furthermore, in an age where many artists pluck instrumentals from the scarcely-impressive myriad of beats that hit their email, it has become essential to crown those who value developing a rapport with their collaborators, deviating from the run-and-gun, inorganic costs of business in the world of the internet. Perhaps the most prominent of these organic trendsetters is Pi’erre Bourne — an artist just as determined to make his mark behind the boards as he is in front of the microphone. From the iconic “Yo Pi’erre, come out here!” beat tag to his series of The Life of Pi’erre projects chronicling, well, the life of Pi’erre, the South Carolina talent has become ubiquitous in the hip-hop world as of late, providing a soundtrack to the indomitable …

Cash Shit Freestyle – [Reese LAFLARE]

Reese LAFLARE flew into my rotation hot with his catchy collaboration with Gunna in “Drip Like That” a few months back. In the first of his pieces I’ve heard since, “Cash Shit Freestyle” exceeded my lofty expectations. The dreamy melodic instrumental Pierre Bourne enables Reese to spaz, freestyling for over two minutes with impressive lyricism off the top such as, “pump your breaks, got two sticks on me like a nintendo.” LaFLARE, an Atlanta native, has a poetic pattern that seems to mesh fluidly with Pierre Bourne’s instrumentals just as many other ATL born rappers do. “Cash Shit Freestyle’ was only released yesterday, though it’s found its way onto several of my feeds a multiplicity of times already – which can only make one think it will continue to gain steam, reaching 3k streams in less than 24 hours since posted on SoundCloud. Reese has the combination of a fluid flow and precise articulation that will allow him to continue to thrive in the Atlanta music scene in which he has already solidified a significant spot in. Stream “Cash Shit Freestyle” below!


Ever since the moment when I heard “Subject To Change“, G BABY GVVAAN has become one of my favorite rising artists at the moment. His style is doused in smooth, melodic cadences and an unforgettable personality, and today, GVVAAN is back on Lyrical Lemonade to bless the world with new visuals for his Pierre Bourne-produced banger, “Oi!”. Shot and edited by @DirectedbyEli, the music video for this one is a ranging display of aesthetically-pleasing visuals and color-conscious scenery that fits the mood and feel of the song with a venerable degree of chemistry. G BABY GVVAAN has a clear creative direction that he wishes to follow, and by executing without any compromise of the signature style that we have come to know and love him for, it only makes sense why there is so much excitement surrounding the young star’s name. “Oi!” is set to be the lead single off of GVVAAN’s forthcoming mixtape of the same name, so be sure to peep the new video below in preparation for what will surely be a special project!

In & Out – [RonSoCold] x [D Savage]

RonSoCold is back on our pages today with D Savage as they drop off a new single titled, “In & Out.” The two join forces over one of the hottest beats we’ve heard from Pierre Bourne yet as they ride out the production perfectly. SoCold and D Savage both bring high energy autotune induced vocals that naturally blend together on this one. This is without a doubt one of the hottest tracks we’ve heard from these two, and hopefully not the last we hear from the duo. Be sure to press play below and to let us know what you think in the comments!

Planet Namek – [Pi’erre Bourne]

Pi’erre Bourne has a track-record of entertaining visuals for his latest tracks, and he is back once again with an impressive cut for Planet Namek directed by SH Films. As it’s been said before, the South Carolina-born producer has a special ability to produce sought-after beats while also putting his impressive vocals over them to make for standout songs such as this one, and that unique skill is second-to-none in today’s current producing scene. Set in the mountains, the 24-year-old can be seen flexing in front of a red Rari’ while sporting some expensive clothing while putting on a flex to all his peers. Pi’erre has had a steady following on his solo efforts and considering the upcoming producer continues to appear on several hit records (most likely Carti’s project next) it’s only a matter of time before he explodes in both producing and his own solo raps. And that’s not if he hasn’t already. Be sure to check out the Planet Namek visuals immediately and check out more from Pi’erre on his SoundCloud here: SoundCloud: @Pi’erre Bourne