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A Man Rose from the Dead- [Scrim]

I understand that there was a boatload of new music that dropped Thursday night including projects from Future, Polo G, Yung Lean, and many more. While these may overwhelm the media and take all of the attention from most other music that released, the most under the radar project by far is Scrim’s debut solo album A Man Rose from the Dead. Up until this point, Scrim was one half of the infamous duo $uicideboy$, and he continues to be a part of the group of course, but this is the first real taste we have of any sort of solo music from him or his counterpart Ruby. Typically, when artists split off to do their own thing, it’s because they’re maybe tired of having to constantly share the spotlight with the rest of their crew or they believe it’s time that they get to have their own complete control over the creative freedom within their music. For Scrim, neither of these things is really the case. He needed to do this for himself and his own sanity. Those of us who know the constant struggles he has never been shy to talk about in music and interviews, know that …

Sue Me – [Wale]

The beauty that lies within the power of music, is the multiple things it allows humans to do. Music can be used as inspiration, motivation, or simply just to feel. Using music as a tool to make people utilize all aspects of their brain and make them really think is something that takes an artist of great creativity and skill to be able to perform. As if the world needed any more clarification that Wale is one of the most talented artists in the music industry, he recently premiered the visuals for his song “Sue Me” from his 2019 album Wow… That’s Crazy. For those who may not have heard the album yet, “Sue Me” is one of the deeper cuts from the project, and importantly enough, the opening track for the project as well. This song is about Wale being proud to be a firm supporter of all things black. That would be supporting all black businesses, black entrepreneurs, black entertainers, so on and so forth. After the album dropped, he even went on Twitter and retweeted many accounts that were promoting black excellence and black accomplishments. “Sue me, I’m rootin’ for everybody thats black” the chorus says; showing that …

Fuck Your Culture & Scope Set – [$uicideboy$]

After being completely spoiled in years past with the mass amounts of mixtapes and EPs that the $uicideboy$ would release every single year, this year seems kind of slow for them. After Live Fast, Die Whenever, their Travis Barker collaborative project, dropped at the beginning of the summer, we haven’t gotten much from the duo other than a couple loosies and a few guest features. All of these appearances were fantastic and much appreciated, but we just didn’t have access to the quantity that we’ve grown used to. That’s okay with me though, because it means that they’re working more on their quality and making more all-encompassing projects rather than just pumping out content to prove that they can. Before the year ended, I was so excited to see that two new singles had dropped, one being called “Fuck Your Culture”. Not straying away from the always edgy and blatant themes they discuss and portray, this song is right up the alley of classic $B fans. With a spooky and haunting beat containing their distinct pitched down and chopped up samples in the background, Ruby and Scrim go to work. Scrim experiments with a different voice in the first verse, …

Lately I’ve Been Sol Searching 2 – [Musa Reems]

Rising Chicago MC Musa Reems has clearly been keeping busy lately. After dropping the striking video for his single “44 4’s” just earlier this week, the 21-year-old artist has released “Lately I’ve Been Sol Searching 2.” This project is the second installment to an EP Musa dropped last year, and the cunning young lyricist picks up right where he left off. Throughout the project, Musa offers an in-depth, first-person account of what it’s like to grow up in Chicago. Themes of racial discrimination, gun violence and its impact on low-income communities all emerge through Musa’s fine-tuned rhyme schemes and are delivered with insistent conviction. The production on this EP carries a retro sound that’s deeply rooted in Chicago’s hip-hop history, with producers Curbside Jones, S.K.I.L. and KeVon incorporating soul samples, horn sections and other elements that channel the sounds of the city. On “Lately I’ve Been Sol Searching 2”, Musa Reems makes two things abundantly clear: 1. his sheer rap skills demand more attention, and 2. he loves his city.

Juice – [Lil Gnar]

Lil Gnar makes his Lyrical Lemonade debut today as he drops off yet another banger! Lil Gnar had a crazy 2017 as he released his first few tracks including, “Ride Wit Da Fye.” Now we are given his next hit single, “Juice.” Gnar teams up with Budd Dwyer, better known as Scrim from $uicideBoy$, who gives us the perfect production for Lil Gnar to ride out. Gnar has an undeniably raw energy in his songs, and showcases that perfectly here. Be sure to check out the young rappers new single below and to let us know what you think in the comments!

Staff Picks: Top Songs Of The Month (April)

Listed below are Lyrical Lemonade’s Staff Picks for the Top Songs of April. Shouts out to our Head Editor Elliot for all the help. Let us know if you agree with our list and leave a comment with your pick for the top song of this month! (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER) _ Down – Grown Adolescence & Supa Bwe Grown Adolescence members Isaiah G and Aaron Deux are yet another couple of upcoming artists you should be keeping tabs on. Earlier this month, Supa Bwe jumped on their latest effort titled “Down,” and it was most definitely some of their best work to date. Over the smooth, jazzy drums, the Chicago-bred trio put together an amazing effort with Isaiah and Supa trading off with charismatic lyricism. I won’t spoil it for you though, make sure to check it out now streaming below. _ Temptation – Joey Bada$$ While the month of April was absolutely stacked with new releases, Joey Bada$$ also let loose his sophomore album “All Amerikkan Bada$$,” which may just be his best work yet. In the groovy, uplifting track “Tempation,” Joey touches on discrimination, money and the corrupt government in the United States which was a re-occurring …