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Faded in the Booth – [Young Nudy]

Coming out of Atlanta over the past few years, few artists, if any, have matched the level of consistency and individuality that Young Nudy brings to the table every time he hits the mic. Not only are Nudy’s eccentric vocals and alluring deliveries pleasing on a sonic level, but the lyrics that they highlight are just as impressive on a technical scale, proving the mark of an artist who seemingly can do no wrong. Today, as fans still impatiently await the release of Nudy and Pi’erre Bourne’s forthcoming project, Slim’erre, Nudy is back to bless us with an appetizer entitled Faded in the Booth. 12 tracks long, Faded in the Booth was actually a surprise release, and immediately after being texted by a friend that it was released, I ran over to Twitter to see what the conversation was about Nudy’s latest. As expected, the main sentiment was that Young Nudy really dropped a for-fun mixtape before the album, and it’s still one of the best projects of the year, and after listening to this one three times in the past two days, I can’t help but agree. Faded in the Booth is a title connotated with a certain intimacy and effortless cool that …

Kudos – [Outwest Chico]

Outwest Chico is a rapper from Chicago who we have been covering here at LL for a minute now, and he is making his way back onto our platform on this fine Sunday with his brand new joint titled “Kudos”. The production on this one started slow and steady but once the horns & bass hit I was eager to see where he was about to take it, and that led right into Outwest Chico rapping his ass off for three minutes nonstop. It appears that this record is going to be featured on Outwest Chico’s forthcoming tape Last $ummer that he said is coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that, but for now press play below.

It Wasn’t Even Close – [Your Old Droog]

Your Old Droog blessed us out of nowhere this past Friday with his brand new LP, titled It Wasn’t Even Close. The Brooklyn-native has been dropping consistently solid east coast rap soaked in grit for a few years now and he makes quite the statement here with his 2019 return. This follows up 2017’s Packs, a lyrically focused record featuring the likes of Danny Brown and Wiki. This time, he brings with him an absolutely star-studded lineup, featuring underground legends such as MF DOOM and Lil Ugly Mane (who steals the show on “Smores”), along with Wiki, Roc Marciano, and Mach Hommy, who also executively produced the record. The gritty production on the record is mesmerizing from top to bottom and was clearly meticulously chosen, which shows in the stacked production lineup featuring names like Sadhu Gold, Tha God Fahim, Ohbliv, and many more talented beat-makers. Droog is at the top of his game, dropping witty and blunt bars oozing with confidence along with top-notch storytelling. Every verse on here keeps the bar high and leaves a lasting impression, not only from Droog, but from the features, too. This is definitely a stand-out boom-bap project from this year with all-star …

Suge Remix – [NDPNDNT]

Chicago emcee NDPNDNT has been featured here on our site a couple of times so far this year, and this morning he is back with his brand new remix to DaBaby’s smash hit record titled “Suge”. One thing that you simply can’t deny with NDPNDNT is his ability to simply rap his ass off, he has the rare skill to spit at an extremely rapid pace, but he is still able to make it sound catchy & clear. He is still very young and has potential so I am excited to see what NDPNDNT does from here, but for now just check out this new tune below.

Don III – [Just John] & [Dom Dias]

Throughout history, we have seen countless examples of artist-producer combos that have worked together to create music that takes each party to another level. Today, I am introducing you to one of those combos, artist Just John and producer Dom Dias. The duo has been working together for some time now and just dropped the third and final installment in the Don EP series. Without a doubt, Don III is the most advanced release from the Toronto-based pair and there are no signs of slowing down yet. Over the past few years, Just John has been building up his image in the underground scene of Toronto and recently had his 2018 single “Soundboi” selected as the official playoff song for the Toronto Raptors. Working with Dom Dias has allowed John to perfect his sound over the unusual production style Dom has. Any time a producer is able to work unusual effects or samples into their music it adds another level of complexity to the music and these can be found all over Dom’s music. Together, the two combine to create a cohesive sound that allows both artists to shine in their own right. The 6-song project is filled with fire …

Sriracha – [bbno$]

It’s not often that an artist is able to inject their personality into their music quite like bbno$. Each of his releases has a different feel to them yet they all have a certain flair only the rising star out of Vancouver can bring. Since the beginning of 2019, bbno$ has not let up releasing single after single, fuelling his rapidly growing fanbase that began in China. A frequent collaborator of bbno$, Lentra produced the latest single “Sriracha” that features an incredibly bouncy beat that will get your head bumping as soon as the keys begin. Its become quite clear that bbno$ can really rap over any kind of beat he chooses, often changing the style of music he makes and pushing his ability into all sorts of territories. With this latest release, it’s looking like we’ll be getting a follow up to his EP Recess shortly, be on the lookout for new music from bbno$ and stream the new single below! Produced by Lentra  

25/8 – [TySkoota]

Often times, I find that the most powerful music I listen to tends to be that which describes an entire lifestyle rather than a particular idea or occurrence. Lifestyle music always feels larger than life in its applicability, and consequently, it can move listeners to become infatuated and inspired by the lives of the musicians they listen to. Today, making this sentiment clear is New York City’s own TySkoota with his brand new offering, “25/8.” Reflected in the title of the song, the lifestyle at hand in this one is that of ingrained ambition, as TySkoota’s lyrics paint a picture of fervent motivation and work ethic for his musical career. However, rather than focusing on the rewards that can come from rap (money, cars, chains, etc.) as many artists tend to do, Skoota is far more honest and introspective with his audience, explaining that music keeps him determined and away from the street life, acting as an outlet for his energy that gives him a sense of purpose and an end goal, in many ways. With this mindset, the aforementioned rewards will come when they’re supposed to — it’s just a matter of time and hard work. That said, TySkoota …

Denial – [Ro Marsalis]

When I think about some of the most bright, talented and underrated artists coming out of Chicago one name that pops into my head is Ro Marsalis, who is back today with his brand new tune called “Denial”. Ro simply makes some of the best R&B music to come out of the city and there’s no arguing that, when I speak to people around the city who know a thing or two about the local artists, Ro often gets brought up and thoroughly complimented. The scary part about Ro and the sheer talent that he possess is that he isn’t even in top form yet, he is still growing and developing as a still young artist, and his new music keeps sounding better and better. This new joint finds Ro entering more of a pop R&B sound but the glossy instrumental, and he used this opportunity to air out some of his grievances & treat this beat like a therapist, speaking on issues I believe most listeners can relate to. Go ahead and get in tune with one of the Windy City’s finest by pressing play below, and if you like what you hear then be sure to share it …

LL Presents: The Matty Wood$ Q&A

Matty Wood$ is a creative out of St. Louis who I have been covering here on our website for some years now, but when he was recently in Chicago I brought him to the Lyrical Lemonade office for our first conversation face to face, and in turn we now have a dope new Q&A for the fans! Not only is Matty a super talented artist who creates great music, he has the overall look & charisma of a superstar and he just might be one of the funniest rappers I have ever met, and I am sure those traits will help him down the road. Most importantly, Matty has a great group of solid individuals around him in his 2200 crew that are going to keep him improving at all times, the sky is truly the limit for this young legend. Stream his latest album I’l Be Fine below while you check out the Q&A, and after you’re done be sure to follow Matty on Twitter here! — EM: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself.   MW: You know who it is, Tony T, Matty …

OFFIT – [G2]

Following his last release titled “Cream”, LA rapper G2 returns today with his latest EP, OFFIT. Working directly with Southside, G2 delivered a very promising project that could be considered his best release thus far. I had the privilege of speaking with G2 a few weeks before it dropped and he gave a clear vision as to what this project was intended to do. He stated that he “has been working on this project for about a year. I took this long because I really wanted it to be the best work I could make. Once I felt that, I decided it was time to let my fans hear the music.” Between G2’s infectious energy and desire for stardom, it only takes one listen through to understand him as an artist and the direction that he’s headed. Throughout OFFIT, G2 was “expressing himself, his environment, and what he was going through” during that specific season of life. With ten undeniable tracks, G2 is slowly accomplishing what he notions as “bringing a new sound of music to LA,” and now having a very solid full project under his belt, G2 said he plans to tour and step on stage multiple times throughout …