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PREMIERE: cat out the bag-[contradash]

With so much music coming out every single day, it’s very easy to lose sight of whats authentic and what isn’t. To be completely honest, a lot of artists these days really just look and sound the same which is quite underwhelming when looking for the next big thing. A while back though, I stumbled upon an artist who completely restored hope in to my soul; A hope that made me believe that there are still authentic and original artists out there who are ready to push the limits of creativity and create something new that the world has not seen before. This artist is none other than contradash; A name that many people have heard and a name that many people will continue to hear as time goes on. Have you ever interacted with someone who possessed a natural confidence that was just infectious? Well thats the energy that contradash gives off and I haven’t even met him. What makes a star is obviously the music, but it also comes down to how that individual carries themselves. contradash not only has the music aspect covered, but he’s also just a walking vibe, which is why his fan base continues …

Premiere: ALL DOWN TO ME – [TOMMY FLEECE]

Every so often, an artist will come forth with a release that feels like a mission statement; something that acts as a foundation for their art as a whole, and something that sticks out as especially true-to-self, so much so that it seeps through the music. 17-year old artist Tommy Fleece is here today with a masterful example of such. Taken off of his brilliant Audio Tactile Synesthesia project, the Detroit-based talent just delivered a brand new video for “All Down To Me,” and by all counts, it looks, sounds, and feels like Fleece in his rawest form. On one hand, the track is decorated with an out-of-tune piano, deeply personal in its imperfections and a wonderful complement to Fleece’s heart-strung vocals. On the other hand, the music video for this one builds on the rawness of the music, using mesmeric visual effects to portray the movement and emotion in the song without missing a beat. Bringing the two together, “All Down To Me” becomes a massively compelling culmination of sound, visuals, and personality, representing everything that makes Tommy Fleece such an exciting new artist. To summarize the release, Fleece himself offered us a few words: “All Down to Me” felt so …

Premiere: Cool Whip-[Jak Lizard]

Emerging artists come from every corner of the music industry, which sometimes makes it hard to delineate who to pay attention to. Today on the pages of Lyrical Lemonade, I’m hype to bring you an artist who is worth all the attention and more. If you haven’t heard of Jak Lizard, I advise you to open up your Spotify right now and familiarize yourself with the up and comer who is destined to leave a lasting impression when it’s all said and done. I came across the 25-year-old Long Island, New York native about a month and a half ago and have been enamored ever since. The pure soul and immense beauty that Jak sings with is incomparable to anything I’ve heard in recent memory. He possesses a certain polish that I’ve only heard the greats possess which is unbelievable to see at the young age of his. Today, the up and comer is making his very first Lyrical Lemonade appearance for his brand new song and video entitled “Cool Whip”. Upon first listen and first watch, there is a youthful and exciting energy that beams from this offering. Jak’s vocal talents and fun presence takes over this well produced …

Premiere: Cold Waters (Official Video)-[Hong Kong Boyfriend]

Yesterday, Hong Kong Boyfriend had zero monthly listeners on Spotify and not a single song on his catalog; Today all of that changes for the up and coming artist who has completely sparked my immediate interest. For most new artists, there is always an inevitable stage of “proving oneself” that has to take place. Before A&R’s and Tastemakers are able to bet all of their chips on an emerging act, it is important to see if the upcoming music is just as good as what caught their attention in the first place. In the case of Hong Kong Boyfriend, I don’t believe that course of events will be necessary as he has already managed to prove himself after his debut release.  There is being intrigued by a song enough to follow the artist but, then, there’s being utterly captivated in a way that is rare to experience. After listening to Hong Kong Boyfriend’s new single, I’m most definitely in the latter category. The fresh offering, titled, “Cold Waters” is truly the song of the month for me. Before August ended, there had to be that statement track that makes me lose my mind and this is the one. The emotion …

Premiere: He Seems Upset-[The Hails]

The Hails have made it onto our page before, but their latest appearance might just be my favorite. The band who was featured last for their notable track, “Situation” is making it back onto Lyrical Lemonade for their brand new project that dropped today. Ever since stumbling on this promising act, I have been keeping close tabs on what they’ve been up to. When you listen to their music for the first time, its only right to want more from them and I’m excited to say that today, they have definitely delivered.  The talented 5 piece group just released their debut EP and it truly is everything you’d hope it would be and more. The 8 song project called “He Seems Upset” is proof that these guys have a bright future ahead of them. Filled with an eclectic mixture of songs that show off their range and innate hit making ability, there is no shortage of fire power. It’s really hard to pick my favorite song since every single one stands on its own, but if I had to pick a focus track, it would be either “Empty Castles” or “Heartbeat” as these are the two songs that I haven’t …

U A STAR – [Choo Jackson]

Florida-native Choo Jackson has grown tremendously over the past few years. As all artists should seek growth and development, it’s always an amazing thing when you can witness it with your own two eyes and hear it with your own to ears as to the steps and hurdles the artist maneuvers through to gain more success and notoriety. Not only witnessing the growth, but being able to hear the overall sound of the music growing as well. Returning to the Lyrical Lemonade platform, Choo Jackson is here to premiere the latest visuals to his song “U A STAR”. Coming fresh off of the release of his new Flooded Mixtape project, Choo is back with a simple, yet effective visual for the song. Directed by David Newbury, the video simply showcases Choo in front of a BMW as he lets off his bars effortlessly. “I stuck to the plan, yeah I did it” he raps, on the ever so positive rap tune with a catchy bop aligned with it–produced by Cristo, Jay Card & Nice Rec. The song itself is simply about reaffirmations that we all definitely could use right about now. While the state of the world seems to be a …

Shake Dat A$$ – [Baha Bank$] x [Chance The Rapper]

Just a couple of days ago, I had the honor of premiering Baha Bank$ new single “Shake Dat A$$” featuring Chance The Rapper. The song has been performing very well since it’s release, but tonight, Baha is back on our platform with the premiere of the new music video for the track, and it’s not anything you want to miss out on. Baha Bank$ is one of the hardest rappers coming out of Chicago in my opinion, she’s just in the beginning stages, and what better way to help get your music out there than to work with the Chicago hero, Chance The Rapper? I loved this song when I heard the audio of it, but this is the type of music video that makes the song that much better, much love to the director Armani Martin for helping create this masterpiece. I seriously cannot stress enough that Baha Bank$ is a star in the making, she is going to be a mainstay in Chicago for many years to come, and I predict she will become an international superstar who will continue to help put Chicago’s music community on the map. This visual is simply as good as it could …

Premiere: Twin Flame (Official Video)-[Tiny Jag]

Detroit does not lack in talent whatsoever and today’s article sheds more light and truth on to that fact. Rising Alt-Pop artist, Tiny Jag has arrived and there’s no turning back for her. Today’s, she’s making an appearance on Lyrical Lemonade for her brand new video for the song, “Twin Flame”. A high octane offering that takes listeners on a ride through Jag’s psyche as she unpacks the complexities of relationships. Growing up, the Michigan native spent a lot of her time going back and forth from the east side streets of Detroit to her family’s farm located in Kentucky. The change in scenery has most definitely played a role in Tiny Jag’s perspective and versatility when it comes to music. Her style is unique with a look that will capture all of your attention. Drawing inspiration from the likes of The Spice Girls and Limp Bizkit, Tiny Jag has an artistic vision that resembles MIA’s avant-pop aesthetic, Santigold’s melodic sensibility, and Rico Nasty’s iconoclasm. To say she knows who she is and what she wants to achieve as an artist is an understatement. In this video, we get to know Tiny Jag in a way that gets me so …

Shake Dat A$$ – [Baha Bank$] x [Chance The Rapper]

Baha Bank$ is an artist out of Chicago who I have been hearing about more and more over the past several months, she has been building a buzz around the city and now she is ready to take that next step, as she is on our platform today with the premiere of her new record “Shake Dat A$$” featuring Chance The Rapper. Baha Bank$ has been making her presence felt with her catchy, witty + braggadocious rhymes and her well put together videos that capture her personality + her starlike aura. Chance The Rapper has been pretty good at discovering new talent from the city and giving them their first big co-sign over the years, but I have a good feeling that this is going to be one of those tracks that we look back on and say “wow, he was really early on Baha”. I could totally see Baha Bank$ getting to the level that Chance is on in just a few short years, but until then, let’s just enjoy watching her grow as an artist. This record is a 10/10 in my book and I believe that this is just the beginning for Baha, she has a bright …

Premiere: Test The Water-[Co-Stanza]

Ever since he dropped his most popular song to date, myself and fans alike have been waiting for the re-emergence of Co-Stanza. Back in March, the Chicago native made his presence known with the statement track, “I Don’t Mind”, which has been performing exponentially well on streaming platforms; already garnering 250,000+ streams on Spotify alone. The popularity and appeal of the song is an obvious indication that the up and coming talent has a knack for music and possesses the ability to create something that listeners will gravitate to. After a long 5 months, the wait for more music has finally ended as Co-Stanza releases his long awaited follow-up to “I Don’t Mind” in a song called, “Test The Water”. The new offering, produced by Peter Fenn is a beautiful and lively way for this rising artist to step back onto the scene. Mixing his unique vocals with a production style that is undeniably great, you get a late summer bop that came just at the right time. As infectious as the song is, this new offering by Co-Stanza comes with an inspirational call to action message surrounding the importance of taking that leap of faith. The 2 minute and …