Watch Rico Nasty’s New Freestyle With Kenny Beats on “The Cave”

On the verge of Rico Nasty and Kenny Beats’ forthcoming collaborative offering, Anger Management, it’s more than exciting to see that the latest episode of Kenny’s new series, “The Cave,” features none other than the dynamic duo, themselves. While drinking Yerba tea and relentlessly roasting one another, Kenny puts together a simplistic, haymaker-inducing instrumental, allowing Rico to hop in the studio and perform quite possibly the most entertaining freestyle I’ve seen all year long. Even more worthy of mention, however, is Kenny and Rico’s chemistry, as they constantly joke around with one another while nonchalantly creating a banger. That said, Kenny Beats and Rico Nasty is like if Michael Jordan and LeBron James were on the same team, so I wouldn’t sleep on the heat they have coming. If this episode of “The Cave” is any indicator, Anger Management is about to be one hell of a project.

Watch Rico Nasty’s brand new interview with Nardwuar

At our Lyrical Lemonade show at SXSW this past week in Austin, Texas there was multiple great performances, but Rico Nasty’s set really blew me away. It was my first time seeing her live and even though I thoroughly enjoyed her music before I witnessed the set, it made me even more of a fan & it made me appreciate her art on another level. While she was out in Texas Rico Nasty connected with the greatest interviewer of all time, Nardwuar, and of course it was an awesome conversation. You will find these two speaking about plenty of things such as Joan Jett, freestyling at age five, her childhood friends, being inspired by her art teacher, seeing nasty stuff at the hospital she worked at, her fashion sense, rocking mohawks, the DMV, Old Bay seasoning, The Smiths, Injury Reserve, how important avatars are and more. Check out this brand new interview below!

TICKETS: Lyrical Lemonade SXSW 2019

March 14th in Austin, Texas   Lyrical Lemonade Presents:   Blueface, Lil Mosey, Da Baby, Madeintyo, Rico Nasty, Lucki, Warhol, Tay Money + More!     PURCHASE TICKETS HERE    

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!