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

My thoughts on Warhol’s “Chest Pains”

Chicago’s own has been a Lyrical Lemonade favorite for years dating back to when he was a teenager, and he has been teasing his massive fan base with his Chest Pains project for quite some time now, and I recently got the chance to sit down and listen to the currently unreleased tape and I thought I would share a few thoughts with our readers before the release of the tape tomorrow. It was a pretty lengthy listen coming jam packed with multiple tracks but one thing that I quickly noticed about this project is that Warhol got a lot more introspective compared to some of his past material, it’s clear that he has grown as an artist since his last full length. However don’t think that there isn’t a fair share of straight up bangers on this tape that Warhol fans have become accustom to, and there’s a handful of star studded features such as Rico Nasty, Uno The Activist, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Lil Duke, Drugrixh Peso and Lil Mosey! All in all I believe that when Warhol’s fans get ahold of this tape they are going to hear a refined version of their favorite artist, and what …


IDK’s been teasing ‘IDK & FRIENDS :)’ for the past couple weeks, and today, the Maryland rapper dropped the 7-track project in full. As the title suggests, he brings in a tight circle of talent to help him out, including Rico Nasty, Wale, Denzel Curry, and Maxo Kream. Each collaborator feeds off explosive energy throughout the project, with IDK as the source of all the mayhem. He raps with bone-chilling conviction, offering more of the raw lyrical style that listeners have come to expect. On “Once Upon a Time”, him and Denzel Curry take a moment to stunt as they trade bars back and forth over a vintage-tinged beat. The party hits a peak on the track “Bad News”, thanks in part to Rico Nasty who’s in her bag over the bass-boosted Crypt-produced beat. Things escalate to another high on “OMG”, where Wale, who’s been having a huge year in terms of features, gives us yet another memorable verse. With ‘IDK & FRIENDS :)’, IDK’s assembled a 16-minute rollercoaster of a project—one that comes just in time for whatever weekends plans you might have in store. Listen below:

Awful Swim – [Father]

DIY savant and Awful Records founder, Father has teamed up with popular TV network, Adult Swim to release his newest mixtape, Awful Swim. The mixtape comes off the heels of a handful of singles Father released throughout July and August that delivered on the artists brand of trunk rattling, boisterous rap. It had been two years since we had last heard from the Atlanta MC who stepped out of the spotlight to allow his fellow label mates the opportunity to shine. Back and better than ever, the new album features verses from Rico Nasty, Abra, Slug Christ and Meltycanon who all aid Father in creating a mixtape that is destined to be blared in clubs around the world. Listen to the new mixtape from Father and let us know if it’s crazy production ends up breaking your subwoofers in the comments below!

LL Presents: The IDK Q&A

IDK is one of the best lyrical emcees in the game but that’s no secret, so when he recently was in Chicago on his tour with A$AP Ferg a few weeks back it was only right to bring him by the Lyrical Lemonade office for the latest edition of our Q&A series. You will find him speaking about a ton of interesting subjects such as his recent XXL Freestyle, his tour that he is currently on, his relationship with A$AP Ferg, his influences and so much more! Take a few minutes of your time to learn a thing or two about IDK below and while you’re at it be sure to listen to his latest release! Although we did this Q&A about a month ago I wanted to wait for the release of our brand new website to bless our readers with it, take a few minutes to learn a thing or two about Jay IDK below! — EM: You are touring with A$AP Ferg, what is your relationship like with him? IDK: A$AP Ferg is like my big bro, he definitely got people hip to a lot of shit that is going on in the industry. He teaches the …

Wanna Do – [Rico Nasty]

Riding the success of her Nasty mixtape and recent performance at Vancouver’s ‘Safe and Sound’ festival this past weekend, Rico Nasty returns to our pages with her next musical offering titled, Wanna Do. Laced with production from TayTheProducer & TheRealChinoo, the aggressively asserting track was teased prior to Nasty’s latest project which also included a video snippet that had fans drooling ever since. From swerving haters to getting paid and applying all the pressure on her peers, Rico has proved once again that she is a force to be reckoned with and arguably one of the most exciting female acts in the business right now. Having said that, waste no time getting to Rico Nasty’s Wanna Do and leave a comment letting us know if you’ve still got the Nasty tape in rotation!