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Our 50 Favorite Kid Cudi Songs

Bravery in vulnerability. Honesty in the face of pain. Effortless trend-setting. Undying authenticity. Inimitable talent. Astonishing hooks, soaring highs, and heartfelt lows. Creative ambition. The list goes on. These attributes and so many more are what makes Kid Cudi a living legend. From his stature as one of the most sonically and aesthetically influential artists alive to an entire catalog of classic albums, mixtapes, features, and chart-topping singles, there’s no denying the sheer impact and importance of the Cleveland-bred artist. His contributions not only to music, but to mental health awareness, fashion, and even acting range over a broad palette of interests and ventures, all of which bring fans back to the one and only Scott Mescudi — a multi-talented star in every right and the kind of artist and human that only comes around once in a lifetime. For our team at Lyrical Lemonade and for countless others, Kid Cudi has soundtracked some of our best moments in life just as much as he’s saved and helped us in our worst. With this in mind, to say that Kid Cudi is an artist for all occasions is an understatement, and furthermore, to say that he’s touched countless lives is …

Glory Boy – [Lucki]

History is filled with legendary duos. Just look at Shaq and Kobe, Jordan and Pippen, and the most recent addition to the list, Lucki and Lonewolf. Every time these two join forces, the result is going to be something special, and today, they maintain this win streak with the brand new music video for “Glory Boy” off of Lucki’s acclaimed project, Freewave 3. Kicking things off, this video takes to a video game selection screen, choosing which track Lonewolf wants to bless with some accompanying visuals. Needless to say, he selects “Glory Boy,” and from there, the visuals hit the ground running right away. Mesmeric scenes of Lucki’s towering figure in the Miami sun grace the screen one by one, and perhaps the best part of this video is how well it captures the hypnotic glory of one of my favorite beats this year, courtesy of Mulatto Beats. “Glory Boy” is an unbelievable song, and the high quantity yet even higher quality of visual effects are sure to live up to the track’s reputation. Be sure to click play on this one below and go stream the project if you haven’t already! Song Produced by Mulatto Beats

Hush – [Corey Ellis] X [Dizzy Wright]

Let’s be honest, everybody knows someone that never seems to shut their mouth. Maine’s very own Corey Ellis breaks the silence on his latest release titled, ‘Hush.’ The rapper articulates his discontentedness with those that frequently talk big game. Las Vegas rapper and familiar name Dizzy Wright delivers a bold feature aimed directly at those who are envious of him. The track, produced by 94, holds electric energy, leaving listeners’ speakers blasting. The collaboration between NovaWave Records and Still Movin’ has fans engulfed in excitement from Las Vegas to the East Coast. ‘Hush,’ is the ideal record to send to someone that just needs to stop talking. Plain and simple. Listen to, ‘Hush,’ here: 

No Subliminals (Remix) – [FatCash Jizzle] feat. [Moneybagg Yo]

No Subliminals (Remix) – [FatCash Jizzle] feat. [Moneybagg Yo] Up and coming Memphis star FastCash Jizzle is currently creating his own wave. Riding off of the success of his recently released street single, ‘No Subliminals’ the young artist has clearly been putting in the work necessary to make it to the top. In celebration of his birthday on July 9th, the up-and-coming sensation connected with fellow Memphis star Moneybagg Yo for the remix of, ‘No Subliminals.’ His newfound success should be a surprise to no one, the man raps with the confidence and demeanor only a Memphis rapper can carry. Luckily, a music video for the remix was recently released as well. The Zach Hurth directed visual catches FastCash dripped in designer fabrics, dancing diamonds, and whipping in the latest foreign designed cars. Jizzle introduces himself and his FastCash crew with a fearless, unapologetic, money motivated string of verses. Major artists such such as Megan The Stallion, NLE Choppa, fellow Memphis-brethren Blockboy JB, Blac Youngsta, Big Boogie, and many notable faces make cameos throughout the visual, praising the new artist on his recent success. With much more on the way, it’s safe to say that FastCash Jizzle is up next. Watch …

Premiere: Missed Call – [Ed Balloon] ft. [Open Mike Eagle] [They Hate Change]

Photo Credit // Bank of NH Stage (Concord, NH) Deathbomb Arc’s very own Ed Balloon is about to pop off, and his brand new single “Missed Call”, released today, is proof. His new album The Dubs is set to drop next Friday, and today Ed dropped one of the best singles of the year, alongside none other than Open Mike Eagle and They Hate Change.   “Missed Call” is a generally atmospheric and somber offering, but alternates back and forth from peaceful to intense at the drop of a hat. It all begins with a profound verse from Open Mike Eagle backed by a synth, hi-hats, and some subtle drums. Ed Balloon belts out some heartfelt vocals following this, along with his infectious refrain that proclaims “pick up the phone” throughout the track. This catchy refrain is indicative of Ed’s ability to write thoughtful but equally enjoyable songs with replay value as he tends to do throughout his upcoming project. They Hate Change, a duo who dropped a solid EP a few months back, also courtesy of Deathbomb Arc, make a great contribution to the track. The duo trade off, delivering a couple of emotionally poignant and heartfelt verses that add …

Rudeness – [Rude Nala]

If anything has been evident over the first 6 months of 2019, its that female emcees have been making waves in a real way. All over hip-hop, women have been creating some of the most fire music to drop this year, today I want to introduce our readers to Rude Nala. With the drop of her new project Rudeness, Nala uses her laidback vocals to create a blend of rap and R&B that comes off as effortless in her delivery. The 7-song EP features all that has lead Nala to creating a buzz out of the west coast of Canada, utilizing her smooth vocals and lyricism to make each track sound different than the last. This project plays well from front to back, a perfect listen for a cloudy grey afternoon while in your feelings. Her voice on “I Can’t Tell” is incredibly moody and atmospheric, a contrast to the song “Big Dawg” which has her laying down melodic bars in a more traditional rap sense. The duality between her styles is what makes her an exciting artist to watch in my eyes. This project mainly has Nala showing off her talents, with the only feature coming from her partner in …

32 – [$NOT] ft. [Belis]

Turning heads all across the underground right now, two artists by the names of $NOT and Belis have become some of the most prominent leaders amongst the emerging generation of music. Despite having nearly opposite styles — $NOT being the darker, more ominous of the two, while Belis tends to push toward brighter, more melodic sounds — the pairing is here today to bless the world with a dream team-esque offering entitled “32.” Looking back into the Lyrical Lemonade archives, I first covered $NOT in September of 2018 and Belis in July of 2018, so this offering feels as though it’s a full-circle moment of sorts. Here are two talents who have experienced exponential growth since I first stumbled upon their respective catalogs, now meeting together at the forefront of underground music with a collaboration of their own — quite the occasion, if you ask me. Needless to say, joining forces between artists in such high demand right now is certainly a daunting task in regards to meeting expectations, but $NOT and Belis were sure to hit the nail right on the head with “32.” All without losing their individualistic senses of style and sound, this song meshes the weight …

Mine – [K.Cero]

West Covina, California crooner K.Cero’s makes his Lyrical Lemonade debut with a new single entitled “Mine.” The Noden-produced single is a fun, bouncy song that is perfect for this summer season. The track is about seeing the girl of your dreams and having an internal battle with yourself on how to approach and how to make a good impression on her. The things a guy would do just to be able to call this girl, “Mine”. Initially, when I played this song, the instrumental brought me back to when I first heard Goldlink on SoundCloud back in 2015. K.Cero has a different cadence and the overall mood of the song isn’t the same. However, like Goldlink, I can see K.Cero fall into a future bounce R&B wave that has been made popular by other acts like Soulection, Smino, and more. Stream K.Cero’s vibrant new single “Mine” below.

Colgate – [Bye Dad]

If you’re looking for something to kickoff the week, then look no further. Familiar to Lyrical Lemonade, the special gem emerging out of the Chicago scene known as Bye Dad is back with their newest hit, “Colgate.” The dynamic duo features both individual artists Louie Kason and WillieMain. Both have incredible collaborative skills, reinforcing their reason for joining forces. What really stands out to me about the group is the fact that everything is completely self-produced. The dreamy 80’s synth wave mixed with their fresh take on dance music makes, “Colgate,” an instant bop that will undoubtedly be on repeat all summer long. This is their fourth single proceeding their debut music video for their track Sunday Night Cartoons. The group has culminated a unique sound by fusing house elements, jazz, and hip-hop to create a new lane they like to call Witch-House. I’m very excited to see what they have to offer this summer, so be on the watch for this emerging Chicago duo. For now, stream, “Colgate,” below!

Denzel Curry: Retracing Roots

“I think about how my art is going to be reflected when I’m gone.” This is something Denzel Curry said to me during our conversation just moments before his stellar performance for 5,000 people in Boston this past Friday in support of Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep tour. Denzel has been an artist that I’ve held in high regard over the years because I’ve been able to recognize his dedication to the art, and to hear him talk about his passion for the craft was inspiring. Denzel Curry has been rapping for about eight years now, and by the young age of twenty-four, he’s already passed huge milestones in the game of rap due to his impressive work ethic and unwavering artistic integrity. Not only does he have an incredible discography under his belt, but he’s already garnered a noticeable impact on the genre of rap at such a young age, all while constantly growing, evolving, and refining his output in the process. On a widespread scale, many fans became aware of Curry after his track “Ultimate” turned into a viral internet sensation, becoming the “water-bottle-flipping” song just a few years back. Even this track though, as big …