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See the Sun – [2kthagoon]

It probably hasn’t been that long since I last wrote about a new 2kthagoon song, but it feels like a lifetime considering he’s normally one of the hardest working individuals in the music industry. While I know he pretty much lives in the studio, he has gotten a lot more selective about which songs he actually releases and which ones remain in the vault, and I think this is a smart move in order to truly give listeners the best of the best, which is exactly what he does. I mean, I personally don’t think he has ever released a miss in his extensive tenure in music, but now more than ever, his careful and meticulous drops are better than ever. Additionally, in recent memory, it seems as if 2k has gotten much more introspective and thoughtful with his musical endeavors and truly tries to look within himself and reveal much more of his soul than ever before instead of talking about drugs and other, more surface-level things like he once discussed. Most recently, he took to SoundCloud in order to drop off a brand0new song entitled “See the Sun”, and I’m not joking or exaggerating when I say that …

Heart – [MBNel]

Ever since the homie put me onto MBNel a few months ago, I haven’t stopped being impressed by the Stockton, California native. He just has this way of telling his story that comes through so authentically and pure without any need for embellishment considering he has lived through the struggles that he details in his music first-hand. Not only this, but his flows are always flawless, and his deliveries change up constantly which ensures that his music is always fresh and creative. Most recently, he took to the internet to drop off a brand-new visual for his record “Heart” which is yet another example of just how powerful his narratives can be within each and every one of his songs. In the Director Carrington-directed music video, we are transported to a film studio of some sort where MBNel makes his way around the premises. As it begins, a door opens to reveal the rapper sitting at a table as animated snakes slither out of the picture, possibly being used as a metaphor for the snitches and other un-loyal people he has dealt with throughout his life. As the beat drops, he gets up and stands in front of a green …

I Have a List of Names (Official Video)-[Belaganas]

It’s been a minute since I’ve written about the spectacular Phoenix, Arizona trio Belaganas, but today, they’re making an appearance on our page for an offering that is a MUST WATCH! The talented group, made up of Shanker, Joey J, and Nick Wille are no strangers to the Lyrical Lemonade platform; Last year, they practically lived on our page for a myriad of impressive  releases like, “BANG”, “Mutt”, “Space Mountain” & “Speak Easy”; all offerings that have since solidified these guys as some of the most promising talent to come out of 2020. Today, to get the year rolling for them, Belaganas just released an official video for their song “I Have a List of Names”, which in my opinion, might just be one of my favorite songs by them so far. When you say the word “Versatile”, you have to mention these guys, as their music showcases a plethora of elements that point to their overflowing amounts of talent and musical skills. From the rap verses all the way to the amazing production, this song stands out in the best way possible. The video is truly a spectacle as well as it showcases the boys’ knack for the spotlight. …

Eat Your Heart Out – [Dro Kenji]

Considering we’re all alive and consuming music during the present internet age of media, it might get somewhat overwhelming when you hear about a new artist making waves in the industry seemingly every hour. While this fascinates and excites me, I want to make sure to get the best under the radar music out to fans as often as I can. While Dro Kenji might not be a new name to some considering he has released a plethora of unbelievable singles and projects over the past few months, he is still grossly underrated in my opinion, and he is one of the most talented emcees in the entire Hip-Hop genre, but this classification is a stretch considering his music is difficult to place into such strict boundaries like one specific genre. Even though projects like Tears and Pistols and Race Me To Hell came out at the very end of last year, he has been proving time and time again that he’s one of the hardest workers in the entire music world. What’s even more impressive is the fact that not only is he able to constantly gift fans new music, but he’s also able to create hit after hit, …

Dead Roses – [LAKE!]

Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer LAKE! has caught my attention lately with his ability to create vibe-inducing, heartbreak-centered pop songs with an undeniable edge. His recently released music video for his song, “Dead Roses,” illustrates his style, charisma, and ability to create a definitive visual representation for his acidic pop sound. Combining candid shots of the burgeoning artist alongside the video’s love interest, LAKE! creates a visual that matches the simultaneously laid back and upbeat-emotive energy of his latest release, all while entertaining fans with his performance. Acoustic chords alongside 808s create fertile ground for the multi-hyphenate artist to operate, delivering lyrics on loyalty and love and the sad truth in relationships bitter end. This bitterness is further emphasized by the video’s sunset shots, reinforcing the metaphor of fleeting love. Directed by: Jake The Shooter Watch the “Dead Roses” music video from LAKE! below.

10B410 – [Lil Gray]

Landover, Maryland’s Lil Gray has been one of the best kept secrets in an area that is far too overlooked in the national hip-hop landscape and although the DMV is starting to earn some of the flowers that it deserves from critics and fans alike it still fails to command the respect and attention of the entire country, particularly in regards to the unmistakable “DMV-flow” that nobody can agree on who started it but everyone can agree that it is easily one of the most copied cadences of the past decade and is almost never attributed to its home area. Gray has been quiet in his output over the past few years but recently has picked up where he left off with a string of singles that have effectively re-energized his cult like base but none of which truly prepare you for the mastery that Gray puts on display across all sixteen songs on his latest project 10B410 which is an ode to all of the finessers out there who were up early in the morning making ten-thousand dollars plus throughout the pandemic. On the mixtape Lil Gray shows exactly why he’s nicknamed the “Man of Many” around his parts …

Enough For Us – [The WDK]

While I mainly seem to focus on music made in America just because that’s what I’m used to, there are so many other regions of the world that are inventive and talented, and they deserve a light shined on them just as much as US music does. I often find myself checking out the Grime scene in the UK, but music in Europe spans much further than there. No matter where you might look, there are new talents growing their fanbases due to various different reasons, but I feel like with the new internet age of music, originality and inventiveness go such a long way when catching someone’s ear and drawing them in. Most recently, the homie put me onto The WDK, a DJ/producer duo from Italy who are definitely on the cutting edge of imagination and creativity. In their bio, it says they make music that tries to mix electronic and acoustic elements together, and the results are pretty wild. While this might not be the genre of music I typically find myself gravitating towards, I can’t help but tip my cap to them for truly thinking outside of the box and coming up with music that is different …

Send Heartss – [Jay2]

No matter where in the country or even in the entire world that music leads me, I’m beyond grateful that it always brings me back to my home of Chicago. While there are always new artists coming out of the city, I obviously can’t keep up with everyone, so some of the most talented individuals can sometimes slip through my fingers. Nonetheless, I need to make sure that when I find out about a truly promising Chicago artist, I need to do my best to listen up and put other people onto them because I love seeing my city winning as I’m sure most people do, and I’ll never understand how Chicago can be so slept on after all of the unbelievably underrated artists that this city has produced. Most recently, one of my homies put me onto an artist he manages who goes by the name of Jay2. While this name is somehow new to me, I have no excuses as to why I’m unfamiliar considering he has almost 700 thousand monthly Spotify listeners and he has worked with numerous artists, the most notable being St. Louis’ very own Smino. While it’s slightly embarrassing that I have been so …

Rutracker – [Twikipedia] + [lei] + [Kid Trash]

Not a single day passes in which the digicore scene fails to innovate, progress, and impress. It’s a daily process that never lets up, and it’s all due to the fact that artists within this scene are continuing to abide by its core values — the most relevant of those in this instance being that there are no rules attached to individualized art.  That sentiment makes itself apparent in how each new song from a given act tends to differ stylistically in one way or another; it’s a trait that extends to essentially every act working within the scene. With that being said, of course it would extend to one of the community’s most standout members in Twikipedia. The teenage phenom has taken this approach to its most effective extremes with just about every single offering they’ve come through with, but their most recent single has arguably furthered things to their loftiest levels yet.  That track comes in the form of “Rutracker,” and it is not without some help from some of their fellow scene talents in the process. The consummate hitmaker Kid Trash teams up with the rapidly-rising lei in joining Twikipedia on vocals here, while 3ds, another newly …

Lifetime – [femdot] x [Saba]

Chicago has been producing a mass amount of talent over the years, there was a miraculous run of artists to come out between 2012-2014, and over the past few years, there has been another resurgence of many talented creatives to rise + receive attention from prominent individuals in the music industry. Saba was one of the creatives who came up in that initial time frame, and he has been on a steady upward trajectory ever since Comfort Zone dropped, and now he is one of the most respected + skilled creatives from the city. While femdot is somebody who has been making his name more & more known over the past two-three years, and his project 94 Camry Music that dropped in late 2019 brought him to new heights, and he has had his fans on edge waiting to hear new music since then. Not too long ago, fem dropped two songs as apart of a BOGO series, called “Back Home” and “Lifetime”, and today we received the video for the latter. Saba + femdot are undoubtedly two of the most talented artists from the city, so obviously the song performed well when it dropped some weeks ago, and the …