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Rewind-[greek]&[Marco Luka]

Man! If you need a track to fall in love with today, then I’ve got the perfect one for you! I’ve been a huge fan of greek for some time now and if you haven’t heard about this Virginia native yet, then let this article serve as the day your life is changed. From a musical standpoint, I immediately attract to the artists who have something unique about their artistry and that’s greek to a tee. When I heard his voice for the first time, it was like an instantaneous breath of fresh air. From his falsetto all the way to his natural flow, this kid just knows his pockets and makes sure every note hits in a way that will leave you speechless. Today, greek is making it onto our page for the release of his brand new song with Marco Luka called, “Rewind”. Like I said, this is truly one of the/if not the best song you’ll hear all week. This joint is just so wavy and I can’t stop listening to it. The production is so crisp while greek and Marco overachieved on the verses and hook. I really could go on and on about this one, …

SMOKENMIRRORS – [Dave Coresh]

The name Dave Coresh may be a new one to some of you rap fans but some might remember Dave’s name as it floated through the hip hop ether a few years back. Through tireless dedication and an obvious evolution in his artistry, Dave Coresh returns with his first body of work in a few years, SMOKENMIRRORS. The newly shared six-song EP is an electrically charged, lyrical clinic surrounded by rabid beats and an unmistakable metal mentality.  Dave Coresh spares no feelings on the EP’s opener, “Nobody Cares,” dealing rhymes out with total offense and a smug tone while electric guitar chords crash and collide like bolts of lightning around him. The project carries along with reckless intent with the equally combative follow-up “TALK2ME,” featuring Mother Wata. The EP’s second track mimics the energy of the project’s opener and builds on it by throwing all caution to the wind. The production is wild and unpredictable and the lyricism, naturally, follows suit as both Coresh and Mother Wata yell, “shut the fuck up when you talk to me!” With no hesitation, SMOKENMIRRORS dives head first into the project’s next song, “pymfb.” The EPs third track continues its noise dive mentality into mania as Coresh …

Los Tacos No. 1 – [femdot] x [Chris Patrick]

Just a few weeks ago femdot released his first single of the year with a feature from Saba, and this week he returned yet again with a brand new record called “Los Tacos No. 1” featuring Chris Patrick! When you think about the space in music that both femdot + Chris operate in, they are looked at as two of the most promising rising artists in their respective lanes, so to see them come together on a record just made sense. These two really complimented each other well, hopefully, this is the first of many collabs between the two skilled emcees. My only question is – what the hell is los tacos no. 1? Fem decided to package both of his recent singles together and call them “The Tour Pack”, likely because they were both created + worked on while he was on tour with Saba earlier this year, anyways, stream both of these songs below + see which one you like more.

Gucci Mane of VA – [Young Crazy]

See why Young Crazy claims his title as the Gucci Mane of VA, with his brand new EP that was released just last week. One of my favorite parts about being a music writer is following the careers of those you’ve written about in the past, which is exactly the case with Virginia star Young Crazy. I first wrote about his single “Suburban Kid,” a fiery, catchy track that had both his streaming numbers, and his home state jumping. Recently, he was able to regain 100% of his mastered tracks, allowing him to bless his fanbase with a surprise “greatest hits” LP Who TF is Crazo Damn, which only generated a bigger buzz around his name prior to the release of this latest tape Gucci Mane of VA.  The tape starts with paying homage to Gucci through a beautiful beat by Moye & The Beatman, showcasing Young Crazy’s talent and providing a retro 2000s feel that represents Gucci’s style. “BLIT” and “Suburban Kid” are singles that are already hot in the DMV and add solidified status to the project, and “Bombaclat” is a brand new joint that looks to have the surrounding club scene in its grip. “On the Radar Freestyle” is …

Legendary – [Anti Da Menace]

Versatility goes such a long way in my book when I first listen to an artist that I don’t know a ton about, and it is pretty clear after listening to just a handful of songs if someone is going to be worth listening to further or not. I’m not saying someone has to go from rap to jazz to country or even dabble with different genres, but complexity goes a long way with me. Whether that’s with beat selection, flows, personality, or simply a style that isn’t like everyone else, I like unique, and I feel like that’s something that most people prefer, especially with so many people fighting to make a name in music. Atlanta is a place known for diversity, but that often comes from the overflow of artists from the iconic rap hub, not necessarily from most of the artists themselves. I say most because that’s not the case with everyone, and Anti Da Menace is certainly going to prove that to you whether you like it or not. Anti is a newer name in my world, but after hearing him featured on a song with fellow Georgia phenom Rot Ken just the other day, I …

A Place for Us – [Pardyalone]

Ever since I first found out about Pardyalone, it is hard for me to imagine a more captivating artist on the rise than him. I get overly excited when I find out that he put out something new, which is weird because his music is often pretty depressive and bleak, but it’s not just sad for the sake of being sad. Pardy isn’t just another musician with face tattoos and a fabricated story. In fact, he is exactly the opposite. If for some reason you judged him on appearance alone and had to predict what kind of music he made, you would be dead wrong, and that’s what I love so much about him. He is different, and I italicize the word because I can’t stress this enough. His dejected narratives might not get you pumped up or dancing, but he shares his experiences in a way that reveals every last bit of his soul, and it connects with listeners on a level much deeper than music alone. No matter what kind of mood I’m in, he forces me to revisit my previous hardships and put them into perspective, helping me learn to be a better person even if these …

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 …

Lyrical Lemonade Premieres: UFO Fev – Wash The Bills

Spanish Harlem-born emcee UFO Fev is bringing back real rap with his new single “Wash The Bills.” The rising artist teamed up with up-and-coming producer Finn to create a record with hard-hitting wordplay and a gritty delivery style. Directed by Selva Films, Fev takes us on a journey through his neighborhood in a luxury sports car along with Finn as he recipes his signature hip-hop sound that has been regarded by many as an homage to the Golden Era, but with a modern twist. “Wash The Bills” is the first single from the rising artist’s upcoming project Blood On The Bills set to release on October 7. “The reason Wash The Bills was first was a mutual decision between the producer Finn and myself. This project has a lot of topic based records, where I dive into things like taxes for example,” he explained. “I have a record with Ty Farris that’s based around the idea of Uncle Sam being an actual person who collects debts. Stuff like that led us to Wash The Bills which was more braggadocio.” Growing up, Fev studied artists like Big Pun, Jay-Z, and Beanie Sigel. His father was a part of the dance/pop group …

LIFE ACROSS THE BORDER – [Doggi Krazy]

Colombian bilingual rapper Doggi Krazy returns to Lyrical Lemonade with a new album titled LIFE ACROSS THE BORDER by Empire Latino Records. His work, hot in NYC, has spread and is gaining traction all over, largely in part due to the creativity and variety Doggi offers. The 13-Track album racked up over 500k streams in less than a week on Spotify alone, with no signs of slowing down. The album was quickly added to Apple Music’s new releases and one of the tracks “Purculate“ was quickly added to Apple Music’s Street Politics playlist after the release of the music video. The album has a sound on it for everyone, with added flavors from featured artists like P Yungin, Rojay MLP, Lil Dump, Santy el Paisita, NBA OG 3Three and Kash Papii. I’ve preached of Doggi’s versatility over and over, but it’s truly impressive to see just how wide-ranged his spectrum of talent really is — and it’s obvious after listening to this project. After moving from Columbia to New York City at a young age he quickly adapted to the east coast sound which influenced his musical capabilities. He’s opened up for artists like Quondo Rondo, Trippie Redd, Coi Leray and more. After years …

12 – [Jess Classic]

Poetic. It’s the only way to describe Buffalo rapper Jess Classic’s style. In a current industry full of filters, effects, and plug-ins, how refreshing it is to hear some raw lyricism in Jess’ new project “12”. His style is distinctive, in that you hardly hear anyone attempting to keep it as uncut as he does. The 12-track project has its ebbs and flows of energy, switching up the feel from song to song, leaving the audience unsure of what they’ll hear next. Upon first listen, I could tell that Jess was selective in his choices of instrumentals. I think this is incredibly important and a major part of his sound, which definitely is one that blooms with a good beat. Tracks like “John Snow,” “Thousand Years,” “Tom Brady,” “Heures D’Absence,” and “12” are all ones that stood out, largely due to the delivery, and the accompanying beats that allow him to gracefully float without effort. These favorites of mine were spread throughout the project, keeping me locked in through the whole tracklist. Others like “Ride Around Here” and “Career Killer” offer unique sounds that are ones I think will grow on me over time,  and that many with different listening …