Roof – [Rico Nasty]

After a couple of teasers Maryland emcee, Rico Nasty finally drops visuals for her banger “Roof.” Rico says it best in this song “How I get so much attention without showing ass and titties.” Rico is one of those women emcees that don’t really have to use her sexuality to attract attention. She’s simply a rager, that’s in her own lane and “Roof” is just further proof of that. She reconnects with a familiar face in producer Kenny Beats as the pair are coming off a blazing hot 2018 campaign. The video emits a futuristic vibe and it’s really off the wall to be honest, which makes it great. You see everything from Rico in the desert dressed as Egyptian royalty to a robotic arm doing her makeup, and tons of owls, all while she’s going through a plethora of different hair color changes. Watch Rico Nasty’s video for her single “Roof” below.

Jawbreaker – [Injury Reserve] ft. [Rico Nasty] [Pro Teens]

In a fashion world where brand names cloud the meaning of the words “fashion sense”, it’s refreshing to watch the internet begin to poke fun at hypebeast culture, just as Injury Reserve is here to do today with their latest release, “Jawbreaker”. Commenting on the growing emphasis of price tags over style, the Arizona based rap group takes a hilarious stance toward internet fashion and the trend-following culture that we see on social media these days. Atop hypnotic production and an energetic rhythm, Injury Reserve, Rico Nasty, and Pro Teens take to the runway and share their opinions, scattering a number of gems in their verses and monologues that you can’t help but click replay on. Needless to say, “Jawbreaker” has me more than excited for a new project from Arizona’s own, and I feel confident saying that if you check this one out, you’ll share the same excitement. Watch “Jawbreaker” at the link provided and enjoy one of the best videos to come out of hip-hop in recent memory!

Watch ASAP Rocky’s brand new interview with Angie Martinez

Angie Martinez is one of my favorite interviewers of all time and ASAP Rocky is one of my favorite artists, so when they sat dope for a brand new in-depth interview I was glued to the conversation. You will find the two of them speaking about tons of topics such as his fourth annual Yams Day, wanting to have a daughter, Frank Ocean & Tyler The Creator, being in a relationship, being sober, being a fan of Young M.A. & Rico Nasty, his fashion sense, when Angie introduced him to Rakim, R. Kelly and more. Take a few minutes of your day to peep this brand new interview below!

Watch Kenny Beats Speak w/ Power 106 about His Collaborative Work

Easily one of the hardest working producers in the game right now, Kenny Beats linked up with Power 106 to talk about the creation of some of the biggest songs of 2018. The Connecticut native breaks down what he needs in the studio and shares stories of the creation of records like Rico Nasty’s “Countin Up” and Ski Mask the Slump God’s “Foot Fungus.” Hearing the creation behind some of the biggest tracks of last year puts into perspective the creative process from a producer’s standpoint and how certain record’s are happy accidents. There is no doubt that Kenny Beats is going to slow down by any means and is only just getting started. Watch the new interview with Kenny Beats below and tell us your favorite story in the comment section!


While Chicago has been known as a reputable city in hip-hop for numerous years now, this revered position has not arrived without the constant innovation and hard work of the artists that so faithfully represent the prowess of their home city. It is these artists that we have to credit for this respected reputation, and we here at Lyrical Lemonade try to honor this in every way possible by constantly bringing new Chicago acts into our headlines here on our website. That said, 2018 has been yet another fantastic year for Chicago music, so we went ahead and compiled a list of our “Top 50 Chicago Projects” of the year. This now marks the third year that we have been putting out this list, and we believe that it’s safe to say this year’s list might just be the most solid one from top to bottom that we’ve seen yet. Thank you to our terrific writing staff for all of the hard work they have put in this year, I will be linking their socials below so be sure to contact them about getting featured on the website in the future. Seamus Fay • Mike Del Ro • Sam Morrison • …

Oreo – [Rico Nasty]

Rico Nasty is undoubtedly one of the hardest working artist in the industry right now. The grind is translated through her recent activity in dropping eye-catching visuals. Rico Nasty has blessed us with a new neon-saturated, glitchy visual for her standout track, “Oreo” from her critically acclaimed album, Nasty. The new video is the perfect visual representation of Rico Nasty’s energy; bright, charismatic, loud and of course, nasty. The video toes the line between the animated world and the real one, superimposing various effects on top of the Rico as she flexes her white Corvette. Fingers crossed the DMV rapper continues to drop visually gripping videos that only add to her high-energy persona. Watch Rico Nasty’s new video for “Oreo” below and tell us what you think of Nasty in the comment section!

Guap (LaLaLa) – [Rico Nasty]

Looking back on 2018, few artists saw as much growth as Rico Nasty. Simply by being her unapologetic self, punk-induced charisma and all, Nasty is taking over the spotlight right now, and we here at Lyrical Lemonade couldn’t be more excited about her ascent. Today, the sugar trap star hits our pages with a brand new song and video entitled “Guap (LaLaLa)”. Hard-nosed as ever, this offering might just be one of Nasty’s finest to date. Kenny Beats’ world-ending 808s are just as much striking as they are addictive, and Nasty’s gritty vocals fit atop the atomic production seamlessly. The visuals make sure to illustrate this just as well, using some truly insane hospital imagery to remind us just how wild Nasty’s creative vision is. That said, “Guap (LaLaLa)” is further proof that we have an undeniable star on our hands, so watch the new video below and stream the song here!

Watch Rico Nasty Perform “Countin’ Up” on COLORS

Rico Nasty is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting artists in rap right now. She’s an undeniable trailblazer in a genre criticized for following trends, and with her aggressively energetic style and unique personality to light the way, it goes without saying that Nasty is in takeover mode right now. Today, she keeps the success rolling in with a brand new COLORS performance of one of the standout tracks from her last album, Nasty, entitled “Countin’ Up”. As one might have expected, this performance brings the same gritty energy to the table that we have come to praise the rising talent before, and in such a way, it’s a must-watch for anyone either on the wave or in denial of it. Rico Nasty is the future, and her latest live rendition of “Countin’ Up” is yet another source of proof. Click play on this one below and let us know what you think in the comments!

777 Deluxe – [KEY] [Kenny Beats]

KEY and Kenny Beats are here today to deliver on the highly anticipated deluxe version of their renowned collaborative album, 777. The new installment features five remixed tracks, two of which were on the original version of the album (“Hater” and “Love On Ice” — now with added features from Skepta and 6LACK) while three are newly-released songs from KEY along the likes ofRico Nasty and Jay Critch. The EP delivers on the hype and features strong verses from each of the rappers featured, totaling at 25-minutes long. Needless to say, 777′s highly-anticipated deluxe edition runs quickly, leaving you anxious to start it over — a sure signal of immense replay value. Also worth mentioning, Kenny Beats has my vote for producer of the year as he continues to create some of the hottest records out right now alongside some of the hottest rising acts in the industry. Listen to the new five-track EP below and tell us what you think in the comment section!

Boss – [KEY!]

Atlanta’s own, KEY!, has been on fire all 2018 long. Kicking things off with one of the best projects of his career to date with 777, he put his foot on the gas right away and never let up, translating into ample excitement from fans as well as collaborations with DRAM, Jay Critch, Rico Nasty, Skepta, and more — a few of which are set to feature on the November 30th release of the 777 deluxe edition. Needless to say, KEY! has been on his boss shit all year, and today, he has a video to match the occasion. Simple yet effective, this set of visuals brings into view the lifestyle of an artist like KEY!. He’s larger-than-life and oozing with style, which the direction of this video chooses to point emphasis toward by way of checking out the way he’s been dressing as of late. If not anything else, with “Boss”, it should be known that KEY! is paving his own lane regardless of what’s trending around him — and for that, you can’t help but respect the 777 mastermind. Watch “Boss” below and get ready for the November 30th release of the 777 deluxe edition! Directed by Motion Picture Sh!t