In Town – [EST Gee] ft. [Lil Durk]

EST Gee has seen an astounding spark in success with his latest studio album, Bigger Than Life Or Death, which released on July 20th. The album includes but is not limited to featured artists like Lil Durk, Future, Young Thug, 42 Dugg, and others. His exceptional talent combined with broadening notoriety has increased his monthly listener count on Spotify to over 4.3M. As individual tracks gain momentum and EST Gee continues to become more of a household name for hip-hop listeners everywhere – the Interscope artist continues to generate buzz, this time with a clean visual to one of his more notable tracks, “In Town (ft. Lil Durk).” A ‘Diesel Filmz’ produced joint, the video shows EST Gee and Durkio posted with extravagant jewelry and exquisite vehicles speaking lyrics of, “hard times and sad songs and blood spilt from guns drawn.” With clips from shows, neighborhood streets, and lavish offices, ‘Diesel Filmz’ uses brilliant transition work and clean animations to accompany the track on this well-constructed project. Popularity is no issue with this banger, with the video already reaching 70k + views only hours after release earlier this morning. Watch, EST Gee – In Town (feat. Lil Durk), on YouTube …

Popping (Remix) – [Lil Xelly] ft. [Tony Shhnow]

Back in his hay day just a few years ago, Lil Xelly was putting out more music on his own than pretty much the rest of the music industry collectively. I don’t know how he found enough time in a day to record the number of songs he would put out, but I think that just speaks to his talents because it takes a truly special artist to constantly bring something new to the table with every new song, especially when you’re putting out multiple mixtapes per week. While his productivity might’ve slowed down slightly, and I want to emphasize slightly, he is still putting out so much new music that constantly showcases his incredible skills time and time again. Just a few days ago, he put out a project entitled Trap Boyardee, and while I didn’t realize this was already out until today, I’m now extremely excited to tune into the 9 new records he blessed fans with, even though I know he’s going to have more records out in the blink of an eye. One of the standouts from my early listen to this project was “Poppin”, a song that seems to utilize an instrumental from one of …

E For Effortless – [E The Profit]

Jack Harlow and EST Gee have seemingly done the impossible and not only made Kentucky rap cool but also truly transformed the scene, especially in the northern regions around Louisville and all the way to the Kentucky side of the Cincinatti-Metro area in a largely forgotten urban landscape with a new rising star poised to put his side of the Bluegrass State on the map. He has been steadily building a fanbase around his region for a while now and seems to have truly united Northern Kentucky and Cincinatti as well that has been accomplished through consistently solid music and visuals that the listeners in this area had no choice but to get hip to. His new project E For Effortless is an incredible introduction to his music if you have not been lucky enough yet to check him out and at eight tracks it is a relatively short run-through but these eight songs are certainly quite potent and it is obvious that E spent a lot of time planning his lyrics and working on his flows while a close attention to detail was also applied to the project’s production.

Soulja Slim – [Rot Ken]

Ever since I first found out about Rot Ken a few months back, I have been religiously tuning into his music every time he releases something new, and I have yet to be disappointed even slightly. He has a twang to his voice that reminds me of Lil Baby, but he is much more melodic and versatile, in my opinion, creating songs that can either get you in your feels or make you want to go on a rampage with your gang. While I think he’s the breath of fresh air that the Florida rap scene needed, he is grossly underrated based on the records I’ve heard, but considering he’s just 17 years old, at this point, he has the opportunity to expand and hone in on his craft so much more as he gets older and more experienced. Ever since working with Internet Money, it seems like his skills have only gotten better, and his most recent song “Soulja Slim” is one of the best songs I heard all weekend, so I couldn’t wait to talk about it. Produced by Chris Made, things open up with a vocal sample and some touching piano chords prior to rattling percussion and …

Think You Right – [Whethan] ft. [ericdoa] & [Glaive]

Ever since I became fully engrossed in the world of hyperpop, I have yet to be let down by any of the artists classified in this very niche yet incredible subgenre. Not only are they proving exactly how innovative they can be behind a microphone, but the instrumentals are out of this world, and they never seem to stop releasing things, so there’s always a new jam to get in tune with which is a blessing without a doubt in my mind. If you’re even remotely similar with this genre, it doesn’t take someone like me to tell you that ericdoa and Glaive are two of the poster children for hyperpop, and they’re only going to continue to get better as they make their way throughout their careers and get older. Aside from them, Whethan is a producer who has been solidifying himself in the scene for quite some time, and he has been creating the foundation of so many different songs with some of the most inventive sounds in music, so he definitely can’t go unnoticed, either. Luckily, this trio decided to come together for an unbelievable new song called “Think You Right”, and the results are as amazing …

isolation – [Demxntia] ft. [ITSOKTOCRY]

Not too long ago, I was put onto Demxntia’s very versatile discography of music, and even though I still need to do more digging to familiarize myself with the rest of his music, let’s just say that I haven’t heard a miss yet, and that gets me excited for the future of his career. Beyond this, I’ve also come to learn in a short period of time that he’s an all-out workhorse, never taking a minute off but rather grinding day in and day out to deliver a plethora of songs that are all even more creative than the last, so there’s never any shortage of output from the Florida talent. Although he typically spends his time in the studio behind the production decks, he decided to show off some of his vocal skills in his latest song entitled “isolation”, which also features one of my personal favorite artists ITSOKTOCRY. In the beat, there are some toned-down guitar strums combined with some intriguing percussive elements and some booming drums, but when Demxntia comes in as soon as you press play, his vocals just resound in your head as you hear so much passion and emotion going into his delivery. While …

HUES.-[Unusual Demont]

Madison, Wisconsin native and LA based artist Unusual Demont returns to Lyrical Lemonade with his highly-anticipated HUES EP. The EP features his first and most iconic single “AMBER,” along with the other singles “PINE,” “PURPLE,” and “VANTA.” With an even eight songs total, truth be told there’s not a single mediocre track. Each song contains its own vivid ‘hue’ which provides a luminous listening experience. Sonically the vibes are plentiful, with a balanced variety of smooth and more dynamic tracks. Not to mention, it’s quite difficult to narrow down personal favorites, which tends to be the sign of a highly-accomplished and/or unblemished project. Demont unsurprisingly excels vocally; it’s the impeccable beat selection and original instrumentation that adds vibrancy to his sound along with the seamless transitions between each anthem. In the best way, there’s no clear standout since HUES. is unsparingly filled with quality from start to finish. However, “BLUSH” is unquestionably among Demont’s most proud creations since he also produced the song. Overall, HUES. is a fantastic offering filled with passion and creativity, and the EP itself is lustrous opener for Unusual Demont’s promising career. Have a listen below!

Guessing Games-[Dev Lemons]

What was the best song by an independent artists that dropped during the month of August? If you are someone who wants to know the answer to this question, then you are absolutely in the right place. Hands down, the song I was most impressed with out of all of the releases that hit our phones in August was an offering called, “Guessing Games”. This phenomenal track was given to us by an artist who goes by the name of Dev Lemons; If that doesn’t ring a bell, then buckle up because I am most definitely about to put you on to one of your new favorite up and comers. I’ve been a fan of Dev for some time now, but this song was the tipping point that turned me into a full fledged stan. The Pennsylvania native always grew up with an appreciation for music, but when I took the chance to ask her what makes her so good, she quickly explained to me over the phone that what we see right now is nothing but the result of a quarantine hobby. She said: “Before quarantine, I probably couldn’t even tell you the difference between a chord and a …

30 Freestyle – [1504 Mutebaby]

1504 MuteBaby has been quite consistent in terms of releasing music over the past year or so and the East Atlanta artist is certainly poised to climb his way to the top of his city’s musical ranks as the tides are certainly turning in the city and sooner or later this young generation of artists is poised to usher the city into this new decade following the one that Atlanta so thoroughly dominated. MuteBaby honestly has one of the most copied flows out of the young Atlanta artists and with songs like his new “30 Freestyle” he just released it is obvious that he is beginning to really find his sound and I am eager to hear him drop a full project as well as continue to work with the top producers in the city to make his songs hit even harder. 1504 MuteBaby is a name you have probably already heard if you’re tapped into the new Atlanta and is definitely a name to remember if you’re not hip just yet.

Bloomin Blck-[Neaux ID]

Dallas, Texas based artist Neaux ID makes his Lyrical Lemonade debut with his excellent new EP titled Bloomin Blck. With seven songs total, each track contains its own unique flare as Neaux showcases his undeniable rap prowess. With wavy, mellow production, sonically there’s an offering for just about everyone as a result of ID’s multi-syllabic flows. The song “BLVD Surfin” is a great example, since it contains addictive levels of bass but still maintains the project’s surrounding chill vibe. In a very broad sense, Neaux’s sound is if JID, Pink Siifu, and Isaiah Rashad were all merged into one super artist. His delivery more often than not is composed, but his lyrical ability successfully provides the proper amount of emphasis and aggression when needed. Conceptually and creatively Bloomin Blck gives off impressions of empowerment; each track is a stream of consciousness connected to the flower, aka the source of Neaux ID’s flourishing expressions. It’s always refreshing to hear a rap predominant project that’s more uplifting than disheartening, and Bloomin Blck is certainly the former. Start your day right by listening to the EP below!