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KIRK – [Duke Deuce] ft. [Mulatto]

I was only recently introduced to Duke Deuce’s music, so I’ve got a lot more songs to dive into, but he has impressed me from the very moment I found out about him. His personality is just addicting, his dance moves turn your head, and his individuality is beyond notable because he’s just unapologetically himself. While his abundance of skills is on full display with every track I’ve heard from him, he continues to impress me time and time again. Although his most recent song “KIRK” featuring Mulatto came out a few days ago, the record and accompanying music video are just way too entertaining to not talk about, so I couldn’t help but write about it. The instrumental uses extremely low-pitched piano keys mixed with highly energetic synths to create a playful melody before the percussion and drums come into play and add even more bounce to the already vivacious track. On the hook, Duke’s cadence isn’t overly impressive or out of the ordinary, but he uses this portion as a simpler foundation to expand upon within his verse. This chorus is also easily digested and understood, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself walking around singing it …

Who You Are-[Sally Sossa]

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been anticipating the emergence of an artist who is nothing short of spectacular. With more rappers popping up each and everyday, it can sometimes be hard to delineate between the real and the fake. Every once in a while though, an undeniable talent comes around that you can’t help but marvel at. Today on the pages of Lyrical Lemonade, I get to bring one of those talents to the forefront. When it comes to debut singles, you never know what you’re going to get or how it’s going to preform, but in the case of Sally Sossa, expect her first time stepping on the scene to be a triumph. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Sally started off as a highly coveted basketball recruit out of high school but ended up choosing the rap game. After putting out some impressive mixtapes at the age of 17, word started making its way around town and Sally became a prominent figure weighing her community. Fast forward to today, the Houston native just dropped her very first single on streaming services called, “Who You Are”. The fiery track has already made it onto NMF which will …

FOMO-[TOLEDO]

Before today, I had never heard of the Brooklyn surf rock duo that goes by the name of TOLEDO, but after hearing their brand new track, I might have found my latest obsession. TOLEDO is made up of lifelong friends and writing partners Daniel Álvarez de Toledo and Jordan Dunn-Pilz. It’s always a treat to see the relationship of two people shine throughout their music and thats exactly what you get when you listen to these guys. You can just tell that they love what they do and they love getting to do it with one another, which is a treat for all of us to witness. Their compatibility only makes for great projects and I get to bring one of them onto our pages today. The Brooklyn duo just dropped a new offering today called, “FOMO”. Like the title alludes to, if you don’t check out this track, you’re definitely missing out. From start to finish, there is an infectious groove that completely takes over and doesn’t let up until its ending; and even then, you’ll just be left wanting more. Their musical talents are put on full display. From the vocals, all the way down to the instrumental …

Float – [6LACK]

6LACK is an artist that I honestly forget about at times, but I can’t explain why because every time I hear his music, I think about just how incredibly talented he truly is. His voice is a spectacle in and of itself, and just his pure knack for making melodies and employing different styles into different songs depending on the production or overall vibe is something that should not only be noted but praised. Atlanta is typically known for its rappers using southern trap style beats, and although 6LACK can use at least similar elements at times, his voice stands out not only in the notoriously famous Hip-Hop city, but it stands out in the entire landscape of the genre. In order to celebrate his birthday, the Atlanta singer decided to bless fans with a brand-new song entitled “Float” which is a single that is going to be featured on his newly announced EP 6pc Hot, which is set to release later this week. The production on this track utilizes trippy, echoing, and somewhat somber guitar strums, some toned down trap percussion and roaring 808s that oppose his soft-spoken lyrics in such a perfect way. As soon as you hear …

Hookup Culture-[Hojean]

Making it onto the pages of Lyrical Lemonade is a very special artist who I’m so excited to share. When it comes to inspirational and intriguing background stories, a lot of musicians have them; but none are quite like that of 22-year old singer/songwriter/producer, Hojean.  It’s one thing to learn a skill from an instructor, but its another to teach yourself. Those who manage to achieve this feat are few and far between and Hojean is one of them. The completely self taught artist covered all of the basis when learning how to write, sing and produce. Every single song and piece that is attached to his name was built from the ground up in his makeshift bedroom/studio hybrid while utilizing various instruments collected from The Goodwill. Over time, Hojeans’s music has already amassed more than 3 million streams since first stepping on the scene in 2017. Although Hojean has garnered much success, one of the most impressive characteristics about his artist project is how relatable and down to earth he is. His fan base is all organic which means that everyone who connects with his music also connects with him as a person which allows his music to always …

A Conversation With MC Blue Matter: Iconic Crews

Gabriel Amzallag b.k.a. Mc Blue Matter is an artist from Paris, France. MC Blue Matter specializes in album covers, merch design, illustration, and animation. He has made illustrations for the likes of Illa J, Blu & Exile, Curtis roach, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Guilty Simpson just to name a few. MC Blue Matter regularly collaborates with Jakarta records as a graphic designer/illustrator and an a&r. He is a part of the creative talent agency Project FILO, and also regularly writes for The Find Mag. His work has been featured in media outlets such as Complex UK, Earmilk, Beware Magazine, Pitchfork and more. MC Blue Matter’s art draws inspirations from unlikely sources: comic books, African art, hip-hop and impressionism. The idea behind his art is to create something new and diverse that hopefully relates to the people. Read our conversation in full below! For the many Lyrical Lemonade readers tuning in, tell us, who is MC Blue Matter?  MC: I’m a 21 years old artist coming from France. I am specialized in illustrations, animation and graphic design. I work regularly for the music industry, making album covers and animated music videos. People I have collaborated with include Illa J, Guilty Simpson, …

Pop Shit – [Smokepurpp]

I feel like I’ve been writing about an overflow of Smokepurpp releases recently and I’m not complaining about that either. His upcoming album Florida Jit has been gaining tons of momentum as we’re led up to its release, and every one of the singles he has dropped has gotten me even more excited to finally see the finished product. There’s a bunch of speculation and unanswered questions surrounding the project and the biggest question of them all is when exactly is it going to drop? It was supposed to come out in May and then got pushed back, but no definitive date has been released to fans from what I could tell. Other theories surrounding this album include the fact that it’s entirely produced by his friend Ronnie J, it has features from artists like Young Nudy, Rick Ross, and Jack Harlow, among others, and a few other unanswered rumors. While it’s not surprising to be left in the dark when it comes to anticipated album releases considering we see that happen in this industry more often than not, but it always just puts my mind at ease knowing that a project is going to drop exactly when the artist …

Rockout – [HotBoii]

I absolutely love listening to the booming Florida rap scene and all of the unique artists that share similar influences and styles throughout the various different projects and singles that are released. HotBoii has been an artist that has constantly popped up all over my social media feeds and I never really took the time to tune in and pay attention for whatever unexplainable reason. Today, while scrolling through my Twitter account, a short clip of the Orlando singer/rapper kept popping up and it gave me no choice but to take a moment to listen. I’m so happy I did as well because it truly shows how much I’ve been missing out on. Not only does his voice have a naturally harmonious sound to it, but he also has a very reminiscent delivery to some of his other Florida counterparts that gives a new spin to the interesting Florida style that has been taking the country by storm recently. HotBoii just released his album Kut Da Fan On and although I haven’t listened to it all the way through yet considering I was sleeping on him, I can’t wait to give it a spin and see even more artistry that …

Let Em Drip – [Hydraulix] x [DJ Afterthought] & [Wifisfuneral]

Although I’ve definitely been keeping a more open mind to EDM recently because it really can be extremely appealing, I’m still grossly uneducated about producers and musicians in this genre of music. That explains why I’ve never heard of the producers Hydraulix or DJ Afterthought, although I need to start tuning in more. They’re apparently no strangers to the world of Hip-Hop and have worked with and been surrounded by some of the biggest names in the genre, so they’re a perfect duo to come together and try to merge a couple of different types of music together. Wifisfuneral is an interesting artist to work with because although he does have moments where he loses control and goes off the rails on hard-hitting records, he’s also known to break songs down to the minimum and truly reveal some of his inner pain and struggles at times. This intrigued me when I noticed he hopped on an electronic track with these two producers, and I knew I had to check it out. The name of this track is “Let Em Drip”, and this title describes exactly the kind of swag and confidence that all aspects of this song portray. Starting out …

Lightspeed – [BBY GOYARD]

It’s about time that North Carolina starts getting a lot more respect for the insane amount of talent that’s coming up out of the underground. This is probably the most under the radar parts of the country when it comes to Rap music considering there’s so much genius hailing from this region, but so many of these artists are still considerably underappreciated. Some of the many artists you’ve almost surely heard of coming from this state include RONSOCOLD, BIGBABYGUCCI, 2kthagoon, and of course, BBY GOYARD. I’m not sure what the obsession is with all caps in the majority of their names, but it could be metaphorical in the sense that each of their individualistic music screams uniqueness and it’s all something that just needs to be paid attention to. All of these artists are making some of the most distinctive, original music in the entire industry, and yet none of it sounds remotely similar to one another. The only possible comparative quality is the fact that the beats and vocal effects used typically come so randomly that each song sounds nothing like any of its predecessors. Take BBY GOYARD for instance. Sure, he was born and grew up in Maryland, …