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The Cheater – [Lil Gotit]

Throughout my years in this industry as a writer and contributor for Lyrical Lemonade, I have honestly come across few talents who are as surprising as Lil Gotit. The Atlanta emcee was always someone I had enjoyed even early on, but I really only listened to him when he was featured on one of his brother, Lil Keed’s songs, and that was really the extent of my experience with him. Then, one day I randomly decided to check out one of his earlier mixtapes to just find something new and different to listen to, and that is exactly when I turned into a fan of the young star. I honestly don’t know what song did it for me, but I knew that as soon as I heard how versatile his voice could be and how enthusiastic his cadences proved to be, I knew that he was going to be one of my favorites for quite some time and that admiration only continues to skyrocket now that his latest project The Cheater is in our hands. I am always happy when we receive new music from him, but it seems like this year started out pretty quietly when compared to other …

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE – [Memoria XI]

Ever since I first found out about Memoria XI, I have not only been fully entrenched in the sonic world that he has been bringing to life, but I have also had a fantastic time seeing his progression in such a short amount of time. When I first heard him, I knew just how naturally talented he was, but you could kind of tell that there was a piece of him that was holding back just because, as many of us know when embarking on new endeavors, there is almost always a nervousness or fear that comes with the newness. This didn’t last long for him, though, because in a matter of months, he was belting his lungs out, wearing his heart on his sleeve, and proving that he’s not just trying to make it, he DESERVES to make it! While his stock price only continues to skyrocket, he was recently seen in the studio with Ty Dolla $ign who has shown him nothing but love ever since, and with a co-sign like that, he’s not going to be an up-and-comer for much longer. The one thing that I was waiting to hear from him was a project because someone’s …

Rambo- [Joyner Lucas] ft. [Lil Durk]

Joyner Lucas is someone I haven’t quite gotten familiar with myself over the years, but I’m rapidly realizing that this needs to change, and I figured it’s better late than never. I guess I just didn’t realize all of the accomplishments he has achieved throughout. His career thus far, being nominated for 2 Grammys, collaborating with artists like J. Cole, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Tjay, and Lil Baby, as well as a myriad of other achievements that can’t be overshadowed any longer. Nonetheless, Joyner is definitely blazing a trail of his own and growing a fanbase that is as loyal as they come, so my ignorance stops here, and I am beyond excited to dive into his seasoned and impressive discography, without a doubt. What did it for me was his song “Rambo” featuring Lil Durk, and considering Lil Durk is always a draw for me personally, this was a record I simply couldn’t ignore even if I wanted to. I’m definitely glad I tuned into this hit because it shows so many different wonderful styles and talents from the two hitmakers, and it’s an undeniable banger in every sense of the word. This one contains production that features masterful …

Father’s Day – [Lil Gotit] ft. [Lil PJ]

There are a few artists that I can rely on to constantly release new music no matter the scenario, and Lil Gotit is a talent who never lets me down. A couple of years ago I just thought he was pretty much a sidekick to his brother Lil Keed, but he has proven time and time again that he’s blazing his own trail and doesn’t deserve to linger in the shadows of his brother’s career. He has differentiated himself time and time again, making a very strong case as to why he’s one of a kind and you can tell that fans have been noticing this individuality for quite some time, so I couldn’t be happier to see all the wealth and success come his way. Lil PJ isn’t a new collaborator with the young Atlanta phenom, so when I saw that this duo got together again for their most recent Money Musik-produced single “Father’s Day”, I couldn’t wait to check it out. After listening, it’s clear that it’s a hit in every sense of the word unsurprisingly, and even though it’s quite a few months removed from the actual holiday of Father’s Day, it’s still a song that you’re …

CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST – [Tyler, The Creator]

“That caterpillar went to cocoon, do you get me? See, I was shiftin’, that’s really why Cherry Bomb sounded so shifty” -Tyler, The Creator on “MASSA Ten years in the game and no sign of exiting yet, Tyler, The Creator never lets an album drop without an amazing rollout to accompany it. Every single drop that comes from Tyler, he does it big, fresh, and unique, and he creates a moment out of it. One thing for sure is that with every album, comes a new story or a new character within Tyler’s universe. So far, we have gotten stories from his characters within every single album. This time around, Wolf Haley has returned—now known as Tyler Baudelaire. Releasing a handful of teasers and visuals beforehand, we have gotten to get a small glimpse of what this character looks like, acts like, and sounds like. Following his Grammy award-winning album IGOR, and the perfect execution of a rollout, Tyler has finally released his seventh studio album, CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST. As stated above, each album comes with a specific theme that is surrounded by one character. For this project, we have been introduced to Tyler Baudelaire—a rich man who is obsessed …

I Won – [Ty Dolla $ign] ft. [Jack Harlow] & [24kGoldn]

I’m usually not one for posting songs that are featured in movie soundtracks because I feel like they can be gimmicky at times, but there are certain exceptions I make. One is when I see three heavy-hitters like Ty Dolla $ign, Jack Harlow, and 24kGoldn teaming up on a song, and even though this isn’t necessarily a combination I could’ve ever even imagined, their collaborative song “I Won” off of the 9th Fast and the Furious movie’s soundtrack turned out just as fantastic as you could’ve expected. Opening with the Invincible and Grady-produced beat, we hear some mischievous, almost ominous synths of some sort that are soon met with crisp percussion and bouncy drums that pave the way for a remarkable foundation that all of these artists kill. When Ty begins to sing the chorus, his trademark autotuned rasp just glides on the beat effortlessly, ultimately bringing a hook to life that you’re going to find yourself singing on your own after just a couple of listens. When Jack comes in for the first verse, his nonchalant, always cool, calm, and collected delivery simply rolls off of his tongue without a second thought. As always, he proves that he’s one …

Aura III – [ELHAE]

Singer and songwriter and ELHAE has been making an impact on the low and has been an artist that has been on my radar for a while now. From countless EP’s and full-length projects, ELHAE has kept his pedal on the floor and has been determined since day one to be one of the best to ever do it. His amazing efforts within the game afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with Ty Dolla $ign, Lecrae, and Kehlani. Coming fresh off of the news of singing to a new label Motown, ELHAE just released a brand new project, Aura III. One thing about ELHAE that I’ve grown to love, is this ability to be able to switch gears within a snap. Starting off the album on the right foot, “Fun Fact” is accompanied by a feature from none other than Rick Ross, and the vibe is reminiscent of something right off of a Maybach Music project. I like to consider his music as riding music–some music that you can just put on, and ride out to and catch a vibe. Following the intro track, “My City” is accompanied by a feature from Masego and they croon over a soothing beat about …

Trust Nobody (2 My Brothers) – [DJ Scheme] & [Joey Bada$$]

Way back at the beginning of December, DJ Scheme blessed the world with his absolutely unbelievable debut album FAMILY, and all of the features that joined him turned out to be exactly that. He only wanted to work with his closest friends because chemistry is something that goes such a long way when making music, and it was obviously a major factor that brought this project to new heights. Obviously, we’re used to Scheme working with artists like Ski Mask the Slump God and Danny Towers who were both coming up at the same time Scheme was in the Florida music scene, but this project brought some unexpected guests to the party like Skrillex, Ty Dolla $ign, and Lil Keed along with others, but each and every guest brought the perfect amount of differentiation and their own flair to the project that worked wonderfully. Out of all these guests, though, I think the artist that seemed to be the most out of left field was Joey Bada$$, at least in my opinion. Scheme might be known for his high-intensity bangers full of chaos and energy, and although Joey is one of the most versatile artists on the planet, he doesn’t …

The Fall – [Brent Ewing] ft. [Zoey Dollaz]

For many artists, especially in Hip-Hop, dealing with illegal activities and imprisonment are things that they often don’t get to decide for themselves considering many of these talents were born into unfavorable situations. For Brent Ewing, a Carol City, Florida native, he used his time in the system to write music in order to help escape the reality he was dealing with. Much of his motivation comes from the fact that he desires to provide a better life for not only himself but his family in general, specifically his sister. Although Brent is a newer name in my Rolodex of artists, I knew I had to tune into his most recent offering “The Fall” because it featured Zoey Dollaz, one of the first artists that worked hard in order to put Florida on the map with regards to Rap and Hip-Hop music. Daz and Dylan Graham produced this single and they did a remarkable job of incorporating impactful strings and keys together with crisp percussion and a bouncy bassline that is sure to get any function bumping. Brent’s vocals begin right at the start as he hits every note he sings perfectly, but when it comes to the power behind …

Baby – [DJ Scheme] ft. [Iann Dior]

DJ Scheme has long been a close friend and acquaintance of ours here at lyrical lemonade, and like a fine wine, he continues to only get better with age. At the beginning of December, he dropped off his debut album FAMILY and it was an absolute smash hit, at least in my mind. He was able to bring all different styles and sonic landscapes to life throughout this 17-song album, and every time I go back and revisit it, I seem to be more and more blown away. Obviously, the features he selected on this project help Scheme provide different stylistic choices, but every single guest plays such an important role in this album’s success. He got names like Skrillex, Joey Bada$$, Ski Mask, Lil Yachty, Ty Dolla $ign, Fenix Flexin, $NOT, and too many others to name in this sentence, but I never imagined seeing some of these talents on the same album let alone the same song. One of my favorite cuts off of the project is definitely “Baby” featuring Iann Dior, and although this is a much more soothing, heartfelt ballad than what we’re used to hearing from Iann, he takes the baton and runs with it. …