All Talk – [midwxst]

If you’re familiar with my writing and all of the artists I truly mess with, it should come as no surprise that midwxst is one of my current favorite artists right now. Luckily, I had the chance to meet him in person at the Summer Smash this last weekend and I’m just excited to report that he’s legitimately one of the most down to earth, chill guys in the industry, and that’s a breath of fresh air after meeting some other artists who are just high maintenance all-around. What I didn’t realize was the fact that he decided to release a brand-new song entitled “All Talk” the other night which is a banger in every sense of the word, and he kept the fun going with an amazing new Trey Lyons-directed music video that is something you need to see to truly appreciate. Here, he seems to hang out around a classic-looking home where he just kicks back and relaxes without a worry in the world. One of my favorite scenes comes from a greenscreen edit where he is surrounded by a white backdrop and little, clear bubble-looking orbs, and while this might not be the craziest scene I’ve ever …

Draco – [HVN]

Entering the rap conversation with his 2020 project Welcome to Heaven, Houston artist HVN has been on the rise for a little over a year now. In the past 8 or so months alone, he’s received cosigned from names including Virgil Abloh, Taco Bennett, Zack Bia, Kevin Abstract, and more, while Taco actually appeared in HVN’s fall 2020 music video for “Demon.” Day by day, the momentum surrounding the Houston native has only increased, which leads us to his latest act – a brand new song and video by the name of “Draco.” Complete with an A$AP Nast skit and directed by Trey Lyons – who also did the “Demon” music video – the one-two, song-and-video punch of “Draco” makes it a head-turning release, rallying around the seemingly endless supply of energy injected into the song. Houston producer Broadday sets the backdrop with fast-paced, thunderous production, and HVN ties the song together with breezy flows and a number of quotable lines, all building on the world that his catalog has created thus far. It’s still early on for HVN, but with “Draco” out now and a new project on the way in the coming months, it’s starting to feel like Houston’s own …

Demon – [HVN]

A new frontier of talent has been quietly growing out of Houston over the past few years. It’s selling out shows across the city, making noise all over Texas, and more recently, has begun to cross state boundaries, reaching national audiences and beyond. This scene has birthed several burgeoning names as of late – Fade Em All and BBY Kodie, to name a few – but not until this year did it get its latest star in the making: HVN. Back in February, HVN released his debut project, Welcome to Heaven, after being known as a behind-the-scenes figure in Houston. He ran, and currently runs, a brand called Don’t Die which threw a large part of the shows in the city, to the point where he and his brand had become a fixture in the scene, acting as a focal point for Houston music and fashion. In the months following his debut, cosigns began to roll in from Virgil Abloh, Kevin Abstract, and Taco Bennett, among others. Houston had another must-watch name on its hands, and earlier this week, HVN proved himself worthy of the hype, delivering a brand new song and video entitled “Demon.” Arriving with a masterful video …

Enemy – [TheHxliday]

Today we are more than excited to give you guys the newest visuals from 17-year-old phenomenon TheHxliday! “Enemy” has chilling Trey Lyons directed visuals that accompany the smooth single perfectly. The Baltimore based artist has been continuously impressing us with every release and proving to be a true artist with a diverse sound. It’s clear that TheHxliday has a huge 2019 ahead of him and this is the perfect start to it. Press play on the hot new video below and stream the single anywhere!

Hotboy – [Moses]

After taking the spotlight on our pages back in March with the hit song, “Love Me“, the success has been rolling in for Pennsylvania artist Moses and his undeniable talents as a hitmaker for the ages. Today, amidst the momentous excitement behind his name, this rising talent joins Lyrical Lemonade yet again with a new music video for the William Van Zandt-produced song, “Hotboy”. Directed by Trey Lyons, these curious visuals find Moses as the last man standing, looking out into the desert as companionship and love fuel the world around him. The lyrics seem to float right over such a passionate, fluent instrumental, and with the effortlessly-cool vocal style to match, we see a direct example of why Moses might just be next out of Pennsylvania. “Hotboy” is a tremendous follow up to the already-high standards that “Love Me” set, so click play below and if you weren’t already, follow Moses on Twitter here!