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WTF is P!NK – [TyFontaine]

TyFontaine is keeping his foot hard-pressed to the pedal as the summer winds to a close, dropping his second project of 2022 this past week with WTF is P!NK that follows his polished and melodic album Beautiful Michi Girls that he unveiled just months ago. In many ways, WTF is P!NK, is brighter and lighter than Beautiful Michi Girls, especially through the opening tracks, as Ty hand-picked a unique blend of instrumentals that give him equal space to rage, lament, or rejoice, sometimes all within the same song or verse. At eighteen tracks it is not difficult to be impressed by Ty’s endless range and ability to glide over any tempo or grouping of instrumentation, taking on some somber r&b leaning tracks just to bounce over to different house-inspired dance-pop that push his music in an even more cutting edge direction than usual, showing just how mature and multi-faceted his talent is. Similarly to Beautiful Michi Girls there are no features on WTF is P!NK, a fact that further affirms Ty’s unique position as very few artists at any stage in their career would be able to carry projects as bold and well-refined as these without help from bigger names …

FINALLY – [Cochise]

Cochise is honestly not someone that has been on my radar for nearly as long as a lot of other artists that I frequently listen to, but from the moment I first heard him rap, I knew he was going to change the landscape of music. In fact, I remember the first verse I had ever heard from him which happened to be on the song “Right Now” with TyFontaine on Internet Money’s debut album B4 the Storm, and even though I’m sure I was late to the party then, I have made sure to not forego any other music from the Florida emcee. If you haven’t kept up with Cochise, you missed out on some massive accomplishments with the most recent being his selection for the 2022 XXL Freshman list, but that was before his album THE INSPECTION even dropped, so he was lining things up to really make a splash more than ever this year. On his album, there are 13 self-produced or co-produced songs that last almost 36 minutes long with insane features like Chief Keef and Young Nudy, but I am even more thrilled about the fact that this is only the beginning for the young …

When the Lights Go Out – [TyFontaine]

It’s hard to believe that at this point, I have been writing for Lyrical for almost 3 years consecutively, and while I am beyond blessed for this one-of-a-kind opportunity, I know that there is still work to do. Throughout this time, there are a few artists who have caught my ear more than the rest, so I decide to write about them more than most other talents. Whether they’re bigger, smaller, or completely local, the size of their following doesn’t matter to me because if they’re making good music, I know that I’ll enjoy my job even more than if I was writing about someone I didn’t believe in. A couple of years ago, TyFontaine was an artist who I probably played back-to-back-to-back and then kept looping his tracks, because there was just this infectious energy oozing out of him, and that hasn’t changed with time. Admittedly, I have gotten a bit further away from his music just because time doesn’t allow me to repeat the same stuff constantly anymore if I want to stay tapped in with the rest of the scene, but when I found out that he surprised us with a YouTube exclusive entitled “When the Lights …

The B4BMG LIVE Experience – [TyFontaine] x [Sparky]

Though the DMV’s world of upcoming hip-hop artists is full of incredible and genre-pushing talent, nobody in that scene is making music quite like TyFontaine. Earlier this year the young rapper/singer released B4BMG: The Experience – a four-track EP bursting at the seams with perfectly-polished bangers and a sound so cinematic sometimes I watch movies on mute while listening to it. The EP, however, was simply serving as a harbinger of things to come. Announced almost two years ago, this week TyFontaine returns with his newest LP Beautiful Michi Girls AND an insane visual collaboration with Sparky – both showing off his vocal affinity and limitless potential. To say that Beautiful Michi Girls was highly-anticipated might be an understatement, as TyFontaine’s fans have been patiently waiting on their king to deliver the follow up to 2021’s Ascension for what feels like an eternity (It’s me, I’m fans – and it’s been a year). Effortlessly flowing between hip-hop, alt-R&B, and trap cuts so melodic that they begin to enter the pluggnb realm – TyFontaine’s BMG is a powerful showcasing of dynamic talent from an artist that always keeps fans on their toes. Who else can sing like Ty Dolla $ign one moment, and then …

Beautiful Michi Girls – [TyFontaine]

After exploding onto the underground scene in 2019 with his project Waiting On Ascension, TyFontaine has been one of the most dynamic and prolific artists within the tightly packed scene that was itching for a new beacon of artistry and someone who guide the journey of innovation into a new decade that built upon the innovation and success of the initial “SoundCloud” era. The last five years of the 2010’s saw an unbridled period of artistic achievement with so many new styles being introduced and was also the culmination of the internet, and consequently social media, upending the traditional infrastructure and barriers to entry in the music industry. There were many highs and lows in this era but I would imagine hindsight will show us that the greatest triumph of the initial SoundCloud generation was setting the sonic precedents that are still being built off of into the ’20’s and surely will be the blueprint for hip-hop, pop, and many other genres. TyFontaine’s success and talent was obvious to many after Waiting On Ascension, showing all of the melodic promise once shown by other greats, earning him comparisons to contemporary artists like Juice WRLD or even being labeled a “SoundCloud …

Watching – [Big Taie] ft. [TyFontaine]

Over the past handful of months, I have kept an extremely close eye on Big Taie, an emerging young talent who I’ve written a few articles on, and it just seems like every time he drops something new, I can see his progression before my eyes. That’s something that excites me personally, but I honestly had no idea what kind of looks he was getting from others who have the capability of truly changing his life forever and getting his sound out to the masses even more than I ever could dream of. I’m talking about his co-sign from Trippie Redd, because Trippie isn’t the type of artist to just show love to anyone, so this is a massive deal. Since then, Taie has been going crazy with his career, most recently securing not only a Ryder Johnson, Mochila, and Taie-produced song entitled “Watching” with TyFontaine, but also a collaborative mixtape with both Ty and Zelly Ocho who has also been making waves, so I guess some of my early predictions were right and I couldn’t be more excited for him. In this song, the beat is much harder than some of his other more melodic cuts, but this gives …

Breakfast – [Cochise]

It seems like more often than not, I find out about an artist thanks to a feature on a song I had heard long before I realized that an artist blew up and wasn’t just a one-off addition to a record. I feel like this is because artists truly are the best A&Rs, so when they find out about a musician who might not be the most well-known name at the time, they understand their potential and know that they’re going to blow up at some point or another. This is how I first found out about Cochise, because he was included on the song “Right Now” alongside TyFontaine on Internet Money’s super successful debut album B4 The Storm that came out back in 2020, and it was from that very moment that I became obsessed with the Florida-native’s sound and unique style. His words might have been swift and hard to fully understand in the moment at times, but his personality and enthusiasm were two things that latched on to my brain and never let go. Since then, Cochise has blown up more than I expected in the period of time that proceeded that feature, securing a few viral …

do you agree? – [koi]

I had first heard about koi through. His work with the awesome music video production company Overcast, because they’re always putting me onto new artists that I find myself vibing out with heavily, so I know they’re never going to steer me wrong when they make a visual with an artist that wasn’t previously on my radar. Since then, I have dived deep into koi’s discography and have discovered that he is one of the most appealing, creative, and soothing voices in the entire music scene, and I think he is grossly underrated compared to the strength of his sonic catalog. His vocals are just so smooth, and he doesn’t try to pretend to be someone he’s not, staying true to himself, his sound, and making sure that his skills are always fully showcased in the most eloquent of ways. Moving on, Sam McGrath has become not only my homie over the past year or so, but he has also become one of my favorite music video directors, shooting miniature movies for artists like Landon Cube, Bernard Jabs, TyFontaine, Tuxx, and many others that only continue to make his arsenal of videos stronger. That’s why, when I saw that koi …

Rosita – [Era]

If you know anything about me, you should know that I keep a meticulous eye on all of the Internet Money signees as well as the very talented and promising up-and-coming artists they work with. While some talents have come and gone over the couple of years since their amazingly entertaining rise to fame, Era is one artist I’ve found myself fully captivated by, and any single one of his fans would undeniably agree. Most recently, he decided to drop a fantastic project entitled Rosita, and this is truly a record where he is able to show off his range, skills, and overall personality so fans can feel even closer to him than ever before. With 7 songs that last just over 22 minutes long, Era showcases his dexterity, versatility, and just overall skillset that has been as compelling for newcomers to his music as it has been for day one supporters. It also boasts a few heavy-hitting features in talented artists like Rot Ken, TyFontaine, lilspirit, and Sabrina Lee, who all make their presence known without attempting to steal the show from Era, and the way they all work so seamlessly together is truly notable. While every song on …

Pick a Strain – [Ka$hdami] ft. [Matt Ox] & [TyFontaine]

Ka$hdami is a relatively new name to me, but it’s a name that I’ve seen popping up left and right, so I figured it was about time for me to get in tune. While I don’t know much about him other than the fact that he’s young, from the DMV area, and has drawn comparisons to Tay-K 47, I decided to tune in to one of his most recent JayPluggz-produced songs entitled “Pick a Strain” for an awesome music video directed by none other than DotComNirvan, a talented videographer that has been blowing up alongside some of the smaller acts that he has worked with in recent memory. Teaming up with Matt Ox and fellow DMV rapper TyFontaine, the trio pretty much hangs out in a fairly simplistic, clean white room. Thanks to some large windows and a bright, sunny day outside, the natural light just illuminates the room, making it look as if they’re chilling inside of a room that’s located in heaven. Although they don’t leave the room at any moment, one of my favorite things about Nirvan and his videography is his editing skills, because no matter what the scene at hand looks like, he adds in …