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When the Lights Go Out – [TyFontaine]

It’s hard to believe that at this point, I have been writing for Lyrical for almost 3 years consecutively, and while I am beyond blessed for this one-of-a-kind opportunity, I know that there is still work to do. Throughout this time, there are a few artists who have caught my ear more than the rest, so I decide to write about them more than most other talents. Whether they’re bigger, smaller, or completely local, the size of their following doesn’t matter to me because if they’re making good music, I know that I’ll enjoy my job even more than if I was writing about someone I didn’t believe in. A couple of years ago, TyFontaine was an artist who I probably played back-to-back-to-back and then kept looping his tracks, because there was just this infectious energy oozing out of him, and that hasn’t changed with time. Admittedly, I have gotten a bit further away from his music just because time doesn’t allow me to repeat the same stuff constantly anymore if I want to stay tapped in with the rest of the scene, but when I found out that he surprised us with a YouTube exclusive entitled “When the Lights …

Stick Baby – [Lil Gnar]

It didn’t take very long at all for Lil Gnar to take over the rap game once he first started, and ever since, he has seriously taken things to new levels. Obviously, he is an empire on his own, going from skateboarding and creating his own massively successful streetwear brand before dipping his toes into the rap scene, and it seriously seems like no matter what venture he might try and get into, it’s going to turn out successful regardless of the situation. Ever since he first hopped in the booth, Gnar has only gotten better with time, going from creating some basic yet catchy bangers to much more intricate, methodical hits that always show off his dexterity and versatility. No matter what instrumental he gets on, he is always at the top of his game, and it makes me believe that there isn’t a style out there that he can’t adjust to and absolutely kill. Thanks to his natural talents, Gnar has landed features from artists like Trippie Redd, Ski Mask the Slump God, Chief Keef, Lil Skies, Craig Xen, and countless other hitmakers, and even with the pressure of possibly being overshadowed by some of these emcees, Gnar …

Sin City The Mixtape – [Ski Mask the Slump God]

There are few artists in the underground that are quite as legendary as Ski Mask the Slump God. While he took the world by storm years ago with his insanely unique and impressive off-kilter flows and addictive personality, he has managed to constantly bring such a beacon of light to the music world with his always entertaining lyrics and bubbly charisma. Although it has been about three years since he released his last project, Stokely, fans still revisit this album religiously, as do I, so the hype behind his long-awaited follow-up project was very real. After announcing Sin City The Mixtape not too long ago, listeners began to rave about what it could be, and now that it is finally in our laps, they, and I, couldn’t be any more excited at the results. With 9 songs that clock in at just about 17 and a half minutes long, this might not be the lengthiest project of his career, but it definitely gives a taste of Ski as he seems to turn a corner in his career and transform into a new being. It goes without saying, but thanks to producers like Ronny J, Kenny Beats, Slice, TwoFive, Nuri, Skipass, …