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SahBabii Just Wants To Have Fun

The world’s first major exposure to the name SahBabii arrived in the form of a bubbling street anthem entitled “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick”. Combining bright melodies and a lighthearted sound with threatening lyrics and all the appeal of a street-raised rapper, it combined two worlds of rap music into a refreshing blend of joyous and hardened charisma — an odd combination, but one that worked with a degree of unexpectedly seamless chemistry. SahBabii had arrived, and in an unconventional fashion, he had taken the spotlight in what many might have predicted would be a short run in the limelight. As is the case with many viral internet stars, the Atlanta bred artist had made way to the front of every blog with an eclectic sense of artistry as his support, but it was still unclear whether he would last or not. The truth is, especially in the run-and-gun age of streaming, not many viral hits offer any sense of longevity, and while “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick” remained on repeat for the time being, the future was uncertain. It wouldn’t be long until another viral sensation came along and took the throne, consequently leaving SahBabii in the dust. Then …

I’ll Be Fine – [Matty Wood$]

Matty Wood$ is one of the best rappers coming out of St. Louis and has been a favorite here for some time now, but he just took a great leap forward in his career with the release of his new album titled “I’ll Be Fine“. I have been listening to Matty Wood$ music for a couple years now and I thought I had a pretty firm idea of what his music is usually like, but he truly impressed me on this album because he used multiple different flows I have never heard from him before, leaving me stunned at often times literally having to check the track list to make sure it was him rapping. The instrumentals on this project paved the way for Matty to do his thing, so shout out to Parker Jazz, Slick, RichieKBeats, Sav, Breland, Luchii, and Mikzy for helping him out. The majority of the credit has to go to Matty though, he came through with a fantastic project and it’s only leaving me more excited for his future, check out this brand new tape below!

Too Serious – [Brill]

Savemoney affiliate and Chicago artist Brill is certainly no stranger to our website, and today he is back with the release of his brand new music video for “Too Serious”. Brill is one of the most talented new R&B acts out of the city, there isn’t too many newcomers in his lane (at least that I’m aware of) so he certainly stands out, and once you hear his impressive vocals you will see the appeal. This record is a love song to the core and Brill picked the right man for the job as video director Ryder Visuals went above and beyond to hook him up with a great visual to match the song. Check out this brand new music video below! produced by The 25th Hour

Watch Anderson Paak’s brand new interview with The Breakfast Club

Anderson Paak is one of the most talented creatives in the game and his brand new album Oxnard has been getting a ton of positive feedback, so it’s only right that he stopped by The Breakfast Club to catch up with DJ Envy and Angela Yee! You will find the three of them speaking about plenty of topics such as the previously mentioned album, going to church as a kid & how it saved him, his parents being locked up at one point, growing up in a house with domestic violence, the type of father he is, the features on the album, how he started rapping, working at a weed farm at one point in his life, his relationship with Dr. Dre and much more. Check out this awesome new conversation below!

I’ll Be Fine – [Matty Wood$]

If there’s one area of the country that you should be directing your attention toward right now, it’s Saint Louis. Birthing an entirely new wave of music, this city is bringing its own, refreshing taste to the table right now, and needless to say, it has been a beautiful sight to watch for a music fan like myself. Helping to lead the charge out of his home city is an artist by the name of Matty Wood$. If you’ve been reading Lyrical Lemonade for some time now, you’ve probably heard Wood$’ name, but if not, today is the perfect day to get hip, as he just released his brand new, 17-song project, I’ll Be Fine. Denoted by the title, this tape is best seen as a form of self-assurance. Undoubtedly, Wood$ has been a talented hitmaker for some time now, but it’s with this project that he solidifies his stature and puts all of his chips on the table. One song after another, I’ll Be Fine is sun-soaked and charismatic, utilizing a soulful charm to keep listeners entertained throughout, and the result is one of the most exciting pieces of music to come out in recent months. Wood$ has plenty of potential …

Chance The Rappers drops two new records!

Earlier this year Chicago superstar Chance The Rapper released four new songs on his website randomly, and just a few minutes ago he did the same thing as he dropped two new songs titled “The Man Who Has Everything” and “My Own Thing”. The first of the two has an absolutely gorgeous and soulful instrumental that I quickly fell in love with, and Chance pieced together a touching record as he rhymed about his family and his visions for the future. The second record has a feature some his Savemoney partner Joey Purp and I love when these two links up because their chemistry on a song together is undeniable, they attacked a glossy beat and created a catchy record, another one to add to their growing list of hits. Listen to these two brand new offerings below and if you like them be sure to browse his website and buy some of his merchandise!

Oogie Mane: Staying the Course

Influence, popularity, and innovation are all central factors that spur the conversation of “mainstream” versus “underground” in music. It is with these metrics that fans deem their favorite artist an “underground legend” or a full-blown “star”, using popular perception and relative terms to grade an artist’s status of fame in a given ecosystem of music. But sometimes this metric just doesn’t fit. In the age of the internet, where social media paves unique pathways for artists of every imaginable kind, the barrier between the mainstream and the underground has become increasingly blurred. Notably, increased visibility of niche scenes is now allowing mainstream acts to dip their hands into the underground, utilizing the boundary-pushing, non-linear styles of smaller artists to predict innovative pushes in sound. This collaboration, or occasional lack thereof, can be demonstrated in a number of ways, sometimes crediting the smaller acts that influenced a mainstream shift and sometimes not. Here enters “I’m Upset” by Drake: a single released for his Scorpion album that arrived right in the midst of a hallmark rap beef against Pusha T, but even more importantly, a single that exemplifies this blurring line between underground and above. I can recall driving home from my …

Lucki: A Testament To Growth

// Photography courtesy of @reemlovette At the core of any great artist exists the innate ability to reinvent oneself. Adjacent to reinvention exists adaptability, and setting the basis for both exists the concept of identity. Whether it be musically or individually, this solid foundation is what leads us to support the artists we know and love. Chicago-bred talent, Lucki, has been developing his creative identity since the 2013 release of his debut mixtape, Alternative Trap, at age 16. Defined by a backbone of atmospheric production and otherworldly, slow-burning instrumentals, his legacy remains embedded in the air of Chicago’s prosperous rap scene, taking shape as a perpetual smoke that never seems to fully air out. The fact of the matter is that Lucki challenges the course of direction that a rapper is meant to move toward. His career has seen creative highs of reinvention and sonic innovation just as well as mental lows, management changes, personal challenges, drug problems, and every other obstacle that you can think of. Lucki is a fighter at heart, and while he’s still able to see the light of day even through all of the crossfire, it should come as no surprise that the Chicago representative …

Anxiety – [Sterling Hayes]

The youngest artist in Chicago’s Savemoney group is Sterling Hayes and he has been a common name on our website, and tonight he is back with his brand new music video for “Anxiety”. This record was a stand out for me and many others on Sterling Hayes SideFX project, and I believe I speak for a great majority of his fans when I say that this fantastic visual made that already stellar track that much better. Sterling was very honest on that previously mentioned project as a whole, but this track had a great amount of truthful bars and to see it receive a somewhat cartoon looking music video to help bring that feeling to life is awesome. Check out this brand new visual below and if you like it keep up with Sterling’s career by giving him a follow on Twitter here. produced by Spanish Diego & Nate Fox Directed by Jitta On The Track • Animated by Chris Weigen

Zach Morris & Lobster Roll Freestyle – [KEY!]

Currently soaring off of the success of his new, DRAM-featuring single, “Time Of My Life“, KEY! is on fire at the moment. He’s been putting in countless hours in the studio as of late, and today, we hear the fruits of his labor with two new tracks entitled “Zach Morris” and “Lobster Roll Freestyle”. While the first of the two is an unexpected yet iconic ode to the Saved By the Bell star and the second is an ode to a food that you can’t help but love, it goes without saying that this ATL native is on a creative high right now. After all these years in the game, KEY! is still making some of the best music of his career, and his two latest are just proof that he’s been working harder than ever, even testing some new styles for us to feast our ears on. That said, be sure to check out “Zach Morris” and “Lobster Roll Freestyle” at the links below and just as well, be sure to let us know what you think in the comments! “Zach Morris” Produced by popyourjerry “Lobster Roll Freestyle” Produced by Jerome Keys