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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 …

Dummy – [Tyfontaine]

Considering we’ve been waiting for such a long time for Tyfontaine to drop Ascension, it almost doesn’t seem real that we have it in our hands at this point. While I’ve already listened to it a handful of times and thoroughly enjoy it, I was beyond excited to see that he even teamed up with DotComNirvan to release a music video for one of my personal favorite songs on the album called “Dummy”. As it begins, we are seemingly taken on a trip throughout various moments of his life, one in the middle of the desert, another on a set of fire escape stairs, and we finally settle in on a club-like atmosphere where Ty begins to do his thing and let loose. As the scene is colored in a red hue with green dots, Ty is surrounded by a plethora of women who dance alongside him, making sure that it’s known that he’s the star of the show. Whether he’s inside of the party bus, in a bedroom, or inside of a house, there is never a shortage of ladies who always show just how much fun he is. Aside from this, there is another shot in the desert …

Spill My Cup – [TyFontaine] ft. [Autumn]

I’m not entirely sure what happened over the past couple of months, but I was saddened to hear that TyFontaine announced he is no longer a part of Internet Money. While it isn’t my place to speak on the situation, it’s clear that the relationships he built with IM haven’t dwindled even slightly after showing texts between him and the legendary Taz Taylor discussing the fact that they mutually want to continue their working careers together, so you can breathe easy and know that more hits are on the way. Nonetheless, I know that Ty was making hits before he was with IM, while he was with them, and apparently still after his departure which is a relief, and if you somehow don’t believe me, just tune into his latest release entitled “Spill My Cup”. Produced by Supah Mario, Akachi, and ProdKyle, the instrumental opens with some momentum-carrying synths that tiptoe along your eardrums before rattling hats and booming drums come crashing into the picture for an upbeat, fast-paced record that shows Ty at the top of his game. As he spits, there is this grit and determination behind his delivery that allows him to deliver his words with such …