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The Daniel Price Interview: Part 2

If you’re reading this, congratulations; You’ve made it to the second and final part of the Daniel Price Interview. On Tuesday, we left off chatting with Daniel about his upbringing and today, we dive back in to the conversation. Just a week ago, Daniel released his highly anticipated project called, “Peaking”, which has been met with nothing but positive reviews. A body of work this good though doesn’t just appear out of thin air, which is why for part two, we are going to uncover what makes Daniel the artist and musical mind that he is. The Daniel Price Interview Part two is now live, enjoy! — Sam: So tell me this…What do you make music for? In part one, we left off and you alluded to the importance of being able to share your perspective with others, but what do you truly make music for? Daniel: This recent music is more so storytelling, some of it is autobiographical, some of it features things that never happened, but it’s just a good story that I think people need to hear. Overall, just trying to implement what my mom implemented in me. Self belief…thinking for yourself and just not having any …

Feel Alive – [Brennan Savage] ft. [Lil Tracy]

Over the years, I have found myself deeply immersed in so many different facets of music that it can be hard to keep track of them all. From rock, rap, hyperpop, neosoul, punk, and pretty much anything else aside from country, there has most likely been a point in my life where there was one specific genre that I was listening to more than anything else, and that point is one of the many times that has defined my diverse musical preferences. When I heard Lil Peep for the first time, my mind was blown and my jaw dropped because he was utilizing familiar sounds in a way that I had never before experienced this type of music, and it was from the moment I tapped in with him that I was forever changed, for the better of course. Although it is beyond unfortunate that Peep isn’t still on this Earth changing the world with his gifts, I have been heavily paying attention to friends and fellow artists that he worked with during his time, so when I came across Brennan Savage and realized that he was an emcee that I had somehow not recognized prior to now, I was …

ATTENTION! – [WHOKILLEDXIX]

If I’m being completely candid about my musical preferences, it really doesn’t take a lot to grab my attention from the start. All I need is an interesting or unique beat, an artist that brings something at least slightly different to the table, and a personality that isn’t the same as everyone else. If you have this, I’ll definitely tune in, but I think the much more difficult thing to do is keep me intrigued and coming back for more. Not that I am the end-all, be-all voice of reason in music, but I just find myself getting excited about certain artists who I then grow tired of because I just can’t stay as interested as I was at first. Well, I think the perfect example of a duo who caught me off guard in a fantastic way early on and has managed to keep my attention for months and maybe even a year or two at this point is WHOKILLEDXIX. When I first tapped in with them, I was really into hyperpop, a genre I still love but just don’t strictly listen to daily like I once did, and while they certainly have some of the makings of this …

Trifecta 2 – [Shitty Boyz]

Detroit has had a handful of talented and innovative musicians come out of the woodwork over the past few years, and while some have made it bigger than others, it isn’t very typical that a group has received notoriety the way the Shitty Boyz have. It’s definitely not uncommon for these emcees to work pretty regularly together, and even with a myriad of bangers coming from artists who have worked together, they just don’t claim to be a part of a group, and I think that makes the Shitty Boyz stand out more than anything. Even with BabyTron blowing up, topping charts, buzzing like crazy, and even being a member of the 2022 XXL Freshman Class, he hasn’t let these massive accolades go to his head and always uses this popularity to draw attention to the trio he’s a part of, and that’s something that I respect and appreciate more than anyone else who was a part of a group and left when they took off. I truly think it’s because Tron believes in his counterparts TrDee and StanWill, as he should because if you have heard any one of their numerous songs, you can see that their chemistry and …

Sugar-[Unusual Demont]

“A couple months ago I made it a goal to write my first love song, & like all my songs till now have been *about* love but i wanted to make like a “💖💖💖💞💘💗✨✨✨✨💕💓💓💕💕💖💑👨‍❤️‍👨👩‍❤️‍👩👩‍❤️‍👨✨✨💓💞💘💗💕” ass song lmaooo and I think this one hit the mark, so I hope you enjoy <3 thanks to my team at unusual productions (?) idk gotta figure out a better name, @kyle_fh , @toliblue , @aaronmlyons and my family over at avant garden @avantgarden 💖 thank you to @robbiegardunio and @greazywil for mixing and mastering this joint, once again turning some vocals recorded in my bed room into butter 💖 thank you to my GOAT @whoslittleterry for making this beat that make you rock side to side, and also just hitting me up randomly one day and checking in to see how i was doing – if he never did that this song wouldnt exist, divine timing crazy, love bbyy 💖 my mufuckin babiiies monties 🗣 I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without you, so thank yall for allowing me to live my dreams as a career, i love yall sm 💖” – Unusual Demont Rising star Unusual Demont returns to Lyrical Lemonade with …

Hall of Fame – [Young Dolph]

Whenever an artist passes away, fans come out in droves to show support for the incredible impact they made during their time here on Earth. It doesn’t matter if they were an underground phenom, a bonafide superstar, or someone who just genuinely made a difference in the music industry because regardless of their status, they meant something to listeners and fellow artists. When news broke that Young Dolph was taken from this planet way before he was ever meant to late last year, the impact was felt from coast to coast and beyond. I was always a fan and supporter of the Memphis legend, but I didn’t realize just how influential he was until this tragic day came, but it makes me happy knowing that he can look down on his supporters knowing that we’re keeping his legacy alive and well. One of the countless head-turning impacts he made was the formation of his label Paper Route Empire, a label that has grown strong and has thrived since its inception, and to celebrate what would have been Dolph’s 37th birthday today, they released his first posthumous single “Hall of Fame”, a fitting song name for the iconic emcee. Bandplay produced …

Bag – [645AR] & [BEAM]

This week I have given myself the impossible task of describing the cultural significance of “Bag”, the long-awaited yet unexpected collaboration between Miami-via-Jamaica rapper BEAM and plugg pioneer 645AR. For the uninitiated this collaboration might not raise any eyebrows, but for those with their ear to the ground, “Bag” is the second coming, a cause to celebrate, and perhaps even worthwhile of a national holiday. Released late last month (sorry for the wait), “Bag” sees the dulcet and dreamlike raps of 645AR going bar-for-bar with the effortlessly sharp and versatile BEAM – and as a longtime fan of both artists, “Bag” feels like a dream come true. At this point, both artists are fairly prolific and wildly successful, and hearing the two work in sacred harmony is something I never thought I would be blessed with. Whether it’s 645AR instilling his own laid-back and futuristic energy into the track, or hearing BEAM reference older tracks like his Cardo-assisted “Lost” with masterful precision and dexterity, “Bag” is easily one of my favorite hip-hop releases in recent memory. Before you start drafting that tweet roasting me for taking three weeks to write about this song – I’ll be the first to admit …

Love Me Back-[Trinidad Cardona]

Trinidad Cardona makes his Lyrical Lemonade debut with the Spanish version of his popular song entitled “Love Me Back.” The  Phoenix, Arizona native and Def Jam signee is impressively able to alternate between English and Spanish with ease. Excelling primarily under the genres of pop and R&B, Cardona truthfully is much more experimentally creative than he’s perhaps credited for. For starters, it’s noteworthy alone off the fact that both versions of this track are equally catchy. In fact, despite my non-Spanish fluency, I almost prefer this version because the lyrics are are seemingly expressed with more levels of emotion. The instrumental is quite experimental in and itself as it incorporates a synthetic, borderline Reggaeton groove. Whether intentional or not, the beat has a Nintendo feel to it, which could be nostalgic for those aware of the video game company’s soundtrack. Because the offering isn’t overly fast or slow, its balanced pace makes it suitable for a number of occasions. Trinidad’s ability to effortlessly change pitch makes the vocals equally as intriguing as the multi-layered production, and his  flow smoothly aligns with the tempo all the way through. Needless to say, “Love me Back” is not your average love song; the …

Seddy Hendrinx Interview: Well Prepared, Well Preserved & ‘Well Sed’

“Once I saw that I had a way out, it was all in from that point and I never let up. Getting that love in my city really fueled me, man. That’s where I get all the love. Duval 904. I felt like if I could make it in Duval and my city could get behind me, then I’m straight.” -Seddy Hendrinx Photo Credit: @shotbydecat When it comes to the rap scene out of Florida, most would instantly gravitate towards the gritty and gutter style of rap that has come out of there as of late. Names such as Yungeen Ace, Stopemgottem, and Nardo Wick would be amongst the ones who are sporting that rugged and authentic style of rap. However, once there is an artist that blossoms from a city known for a specific sound, and they don’t come out sporting that sound, that instantly makes you stand out amongst the pack. That alone can draw people’s attention to what you have to say and the matter in which you say it. Straight out of Duval County, Seddy Hendrinx is an artist that has been making a ton of impact within the Jacksonville scene for years now. Placing a huge …

A Real Conversation with chase plato

One of my favorite artists to step on the scene this year has been none other than Detroit native, chase plato. I caught wind of this up and comer through my relationship with the Assemble Sound crew and was truly blown away by the contagious energy that was present in his music. After hearing songs like, “ICE CREAM MAN” and “STRANGER THAN FICTION”, I knew it was only right to dig deeper into the story of chase plato, which is why we’re here today. If you have no idea who chase is, before you bump his tracks, spend the next few minutes reading this real conversation with the promising talent. Enjoy! — Sam: Chase, How is life treating you right now? How’s your mental? Chase: Horrible. I’m traumatized. It’s very hard to spend time by myself. I’m afraid to watch movies or listen to music because I’m scared it will trigger me. I was told that this is the worst before the best time of my life. — Sam: Where are you from? What was that area like for you growing up? Chase: I’m from Detroit. I spent a lot of time in the suburbs and a lot of time …