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A Conversation with Sophie Gray

One of the most impressive up and coming producers in the music industry right now is none other than Sophie Gray. The 18-year-old LA native by way of Toronto makes her first appearance on Lyrical Lemonade today for a conversation that I’m so excited about. I met Sophie by chance in the hallway of a recording studio one day and from that moment, it was incredibly apparent that this young woman had the makings to be something special when it’s all said and done. Working with some of the best and brightest the industry has to offer, the NØ IDLE producer has her sights set on paving the way for young female producers who will come up after her. If you’re looking for some true inspiration, then keep scrolling to read this amazing conversation with Sophie Gray. — Sam: Alright, Sophie the Queen, let’s get this started; I really want to get to know who you are and where you came from. I want to know your origin story if you’re cool with that. Sophie: 1,000% — Sam: Amazing! Tell me where you grew up and what your upbringing was like? Sophie: I grew up in LA; The Valley…Valley girl …

5 Must-See Acts At Outside Lands 2022

Though August might mean the solemn end of summer to most, Bay Area natives embrace the month as the welcome harbinger of Outside Lands. With the festival set to kick off this Friday, many of us are scrambling last-minute to assemble the perfect schedule – a painstakingly precise itinerary filled with high-energy performances, insane crowds, and gourmet corn dogs. For the indecisive and uncertain, let this list of must-see acts be your guiding light during the weekend’s festivities. Maxo Kream It’s been a minute since Maxo dropped his newest LP Weight of the World late last year – but having just dropped the long-awaited deluxe version, few artists on the lineup are as essential to see as this young rapper. From the triumphant horns of the Tyler-assisted “BIG PERSONA” to the downtempo ambiance of album closer “BELIEVE” with Don Toliver – the Houston rapper’s energy is just as infectious as it is massive, making him the perfect act to see if you’re looking to throw a few elbows. Having received co-signs from artists like Megan Thee Stallion and Travis Scott to A$AP Rocky and Freddie Gibbs – Maxo Kream’s ascension to hip-hop stardom is anything but accidental – and you …