In This Car – [Trapo]

Wisconsin superstar Trapo is making his way back on our platform this afternoon with his latest release titled “In This Car”.  I apologize because I am a few weeks late on this, but once I noticed that he released this joint I ran it back in my speakers at least ten times through, no exaggeration. Trapo is by far one of my favorite upcoming artists in the midwest right now and I see nothing but positive things for him in his future, and this new joint is a straight banger. Press play on the link play to stream this joint via Spotify and if you like what you hear be sure to keep up with him by giving him a follow on Twitter here!

LL Presents: The Trapo Q&A

One of my favorite projects to drop in 2018 was Madison, Wisconsin native Trapo’s sensational tape titled “Oil Change“, so when he was in Chicago cooking up some new music recently I thought why not have him by the office for a conversation about everything he has been up to. I have been following Trapo’s music career for a few years now and it has truly been exhilarating as a fan to watch him grow as an artist, and if you go back to his older tapes all the way up to his latest release, you will see the evident growth that I am speaking on. I see Trapo becoming one of the best rappers in the country in just a few years, I know that’s a bold prediction but I believe in his music a tremendous amount and it won’t take more than one listen through Oil Change for you to think the same thing. Learn a thing or two about the rising star below and if you like the new project be sure to keep up with him by giving him a follow on Twitter here! — 2018 proved to be a huge year for you with the …

Oil Change – [Trapo]

I have said it before and I am sure I will say it again in the future, but Madison, Wisconsin emcee Trapo is one of my favorite new artists and last week he dropped a brand new project titled “Oil Change”. While I have been sending out the thousands of Lyrical Lemonade merchandise orders over the past week I have had this mixtape on repeat in my headphones, and for good reason too, these twelve records provided really impressed & came together for a cohesive listen. Trapo had plenty of highs on this one but a couple of my favorites were the vibrant intro record “The Red Carpet”, as well as the spacey & bar filled cut “Rain Check” due to their ability to create a catchy melody. I have been listening to Trapo’s music for a couple of years now and he was even crashing on my couch at one point last year while visiting Chicago to record music, and let me just say that it has truly been awesome to see his growth as an artist, this new project a huge level up compared to his prior work, which was impressive as well. Stream this brand new tape below …

Grow Up – [Trapo]

It’s always a good day whenever we get blessed with some new music from Madison native & Lyrical lemonade favorite Trapo, who is making his way back this afternoon with his brand new record titled “Grow Up”. The first thing that caught my attention when I dove into this joint was the silky smooth instrumental that was handled by Immy, before Trapo found the perfect pocket of the beat & went absolutely crazy for two minutes straight, rapping his ass off the whole way through. Trapo has been one of my favorite upcoming emcees for a couple years now, and it’s really satisfying to see him hit this stride artistically, I am eager to see what he does from here. Stream this brand new offering below and if you like it be sure to follow Trapo on Twitter here!

Staff Picks: Top Songs Of The Month (January 2018)

There was an insane amount of new music in January, so what better way to ring-in 2018 then a Staff Picks list? Find out who cracked the list below and check back next month for the Top Songs of February! ALSO, big shoutout to the writing team for all of the help. Appreciate you guys! _ Lil Skies – Big Money One of the obvious highlights from last month was Lil Skies much-anticipated release of his Life Of A Dark Rose project. From the energy in the intro-track Welcome To The Rodeo to our undisputed staff-pick in Big Money, there was really no better way for Skies to kick off 2018. You’d best not let this one slip under the radar. _ YBN Nahmir – Bounce Out With That YBN Nahmir made quite the impression in January with a fiery release in Bounce Out With That, which was also accompanied by a stunning visual courtesy of Cole Bennett. The bouncy production from Hoodzone was right at home for YBN’s unforgettable bars that first grabbed everyone’s attention in his breakthrough track Rubbin In The Paint from last year. Do yourself a favor and check out this amazing song & visual below. _ 6Dogs – Buttcheeks …

Hardball – [Amir Tripp]

Chicago native Amir Tripp is finding himself back on our platform today with the premiere for his sensational new record titled “Hardball”. Perhaps Amir’s most impressive release yet, “Hardball” serves as the follow-up to recent freebie “Slide On Ya” (ft. Saba & Trapo), as he further solidifies his place within Chicago’s buzzing freshman class. Once you press play the first thing that will catch your attention (other than the skit) is definitely the ear grabbing horns that paved the way for Amir, before he jumped on the beat and offered some of his most impressive verses, flows & punchline bars to date. He connected with with a frequent collaborator & go-to production guru in Zay Rock, and this one is the final single ahead of his forthcoming tape PYRO which is set to drop on March 9th. Stream this new record below and let me know what you think about it in the comments!

Slide On Ya – [Amir Tripp] ft. [Saba] & [Trapo]

Admittedly, I had never heard of Amir Tripp before today. Yet, when his newest single, “Slide On Ya”, blessed my Twitter timeline earlier today, I was pulled in within seconds by charismatic, triumphant rhymes and a certain inimitable energy that has drawn me to click repeat over and again since my first listen. Add these elements up with two guest spots from Saba and Trapo, and you have something special on your hands. “Slide On Ya” is undoubtedly the kind of song to pull anyone out of a bad day, and thanks to stellar, luxurious production via Zay Rock, the radiation of positive energy coming out of this song surely separates it from the pack. With that being said, I suppose I learned my lesson for the day: don’t sleep on Amir Tripp. Since discovering “Slide On Ya”, I have started to sift through the Chicago native’s catalog and I must say there is some can’t-miss material there for the people to enjoy. But don’t take my word for it, listen to this victory lap of a single below and let us know what you think in the comments.

Paradise In Hell – [Rob Hicks]

Rob Hicks is quickly emerging as the next upcoming artist out of Wisconsin, and recently, he dropped his debut EP laced with 8 tracks titled “Paradise In Hell.” Instead of your typical, banger-infused tape, Hicks new project is more-or-less a story of his lovelife, his relationships and some of the tragedies in his past-experience. On top of that, the EP features 4 notable names (Ted Park, BoodahDARR, Trapo & Olita) including impressive instrumentals throughout which came from a number of producers including Larkin/ Seym, KRS, Nate Maelz and Mike Regal who cheffed up the bouncy production for “Siracha” which is easily my favorite record on the project. With only two songs released on his SoundCloud prior to the tape, it’s pretty clear that Hicks career is just getting started; and with comparisons to Kendrick Lamar amongst others, there’s no telling what’s in store for him. Be sure to let the “Paradise In Hell” EP kick off your weekend and stay posted for more from Rob Hicks very soon.  

LL Presents: The Mikey Hash Q&A

If you consider yourself even the least bit familiar with Lyrical Lemonade, then you have surely seen Mikey Hash on our platform before, so it was only a matter of time before I brought him in for a Q&A segment. He consistently comes through on his records with ferocious bars & memorable verses time and time again, not to mention that his beat selection is more than impressive having worked with the likes of Ugly Friend, MARCEYY, Brent Rambo, Nephew, Kung Pao and more. Get in tune with everything Mikey Hash by taking a few minutes of your time to read up on him below, and while you’re at it be sure to give him a follow on Twitter here!     — EM: First things first, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself. MH: Shit, I’m Michael Hash. I’m from Los Angeles, California (No/Ho to be exact). I paint, I skate, create and live as much as I can. I’m here to win. — EM: What is your earliest memory of music? MH: I remember being a little nigga, hearing all the west coast shit hella early. My mama has a Tupac tattoo and all that. …

.22SUMMERS – [Mulatto]

This man Mulatto dropped arguably the hottest Chicago project of the year so far a couple days back with “.22SUMMERS”. I understand that this is a bold statement considering the undeniable amount of great music that has came from the city this year, however I assure you that it doesn’t take more than one listen through to come to the same conclusion as me. This project is extremely special in my opinion, it seemed as if I said to myself “this shit is hot” about each and every of the ten tracks provided. Mulatto truly brought out the best in all of these artists, some of the hottest verses I have heard from some of these guys in recent memory where included on this tape. This was an all around good listen that more than exceeded my already high expectations, don’t take my word for it though, check it out for yourself below!     TRACKLISTING: 1) Lucki – Self Destruct 2) THOUXANBANFAUNI – Shuttle 3) King L – Long Live The Kings 4) – Plottin 5) Alex Wiley – No Reason 6) Trapo – Ranting Stuff 7) Lucki – Summertime Horrors 8) Qari – Good To Lose 9) …