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Strawberry Louis Vuitton – [Vic Mensa] x [Thundercat] x [Maeta]

Vic Mensa is one of my personal favorite artists over the past decade, he’s made some of my favorite songs of my life, and today he is back on our site with the release of his brand new music video for “Strawberry Louis Vuitton”. Since I first discovered his music, Vic was never afraid to experiment with sounds and try things that some artists might stray away from, and I think that fearlessness has benefitted him. Not much has changed in terms of that mindset, because on Vic’s latest release, he is found SKYDIVING OUT OF A PLANE. Yes, you read that right, Vic teamed up with Danielle DeGrasse-Alston to create an aesthetically beautiful music video that begins with him skydiving out of a small plane. Here at the start of 2023, Vic Mensa has built quite a catalog of excellent music videos, but this one is definitely near the top of those. Go ahead and watch this brand-new release below.  

$windlaaa – “Late Night Thoughts”

Today we are featuring a buzzing rapper who has been making some noise. He goes by the name $windlaaa, born and raised in upstate New York and South Florida. If you’re a fan of Melodic rap, he is one for you! People have been discovering his music through his videos Shotbyjolo. His catalog is already reasonably deep, but his incredibly catchy single “Backend” featuring Trapland Pat stands out. Recently $windlaaa released his second Mixtape, Late Night Thoughts. Spanning 21 tracks, the new project recounts the rough circumstances of his upbringing and emotional setbacks. “My inspiration behind this release is being able to share my story with others. I feel relieved once I get whatever is in my head out and my fans say they experience the same emotions.” he shared. In a recent On the Radar interview, $windlaaa discussed the project, expressing his growth as an artist, betrayal in the industry, and dating relationships. The mixtape is home to stand-out singles Skrrt’n thru Traffic, Money, and Price On My Head. $windlaaa rolls out the red carpet for a tasteful selection of feature appearances from Trapland Pat, FL Dusa, Lit Yoshi & tracks from top NY producer Jbanga Beats. Ready to bring his melodic raps to a larger audience, the rising star has the potential to make it …

D. Savage teases new album with release of “Klosure.”

After having one of the most electric Summer Smash 2022 sets of the year, Empire signee D. Savage has been reloading his discography with singles for listeners as they patiently await his upcoming album Mafia Musik. This time, it’s “Klosure,” a banger that just dropped last night. It contains some of the layered, filtered, “angry” vocals that Savage’s audience knows and loves so much, but features some new sounds and styles that make this joint unique. It doesn’t take much to please me for music videos, I really just love having something to visually accompany a track since I do a lot of my listening on YouTube, so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the track had an accompanying visual. Directed by Inland Films, the video has multiple scenes of Savage from inside the studio and in a parking lot with his people, with extravagant tints, cutouts, and motion graphics to add a creative feel. As D. Savage teases his much-awaited Mafia Musik, check out “Klosure” on YouTube below!  

DOGWOOD – [KINSLOW]

Inspiration and influence; are the two I’s of music that not only allows the musicians before us to continue their legacy but allow the musicians of the future to continue theirs. Louisville native KINSLOW debuts on Lyrical Lemonade today with his latest offering titled “DOGWOOD.” Produced by Kingston, with the visual directed by ‘The Trap Steve’ — the much-anticipated single exceeded its hype and expectations. With the catchy hook and bouncy instrumental, “DOGWOOD” will quickly become a fan-favorite and reach even further than his core fan base to new listeners. “It’s inspired by the street I grew up on, ‘Dogwood Drive’. I first wrote the hook .. which made me recall my childhood/adolescence years .. when I would play basketball and write rhymes. It’s also heavily influenced by [my take on] that Southern Texas sound. That’s the aesthetic I was aiming for.” Immediately upon checking out this record, I instantly caught the vibe of DaBaby’s earlier videos. Not only from the production, but to the style of editing as well. The comedic factor in the visual as well plays a big part in that, and that is exactly the vibe that KINSLOW was going for. “Another influence was ReelGoats .. the director of DaBaby’s videos. I …

bludnymph – “Lights Out”

In 2023, my main goal is to broaden my music taste and discover new artists who capture my attention. Canadian native bludnymph is the latest person I had the opportunity to dive into. Widely known for her lip-sync, beauty, and transition videos on TikTok, the rising talent has amassed over 564.1K followers and 13.7 million likes. While a lot of her buzz came from TikTok, it was her music that caught my attention. Especially her latest single “Lights Out,” produced by Cirkut. “The four main points I like to hit in my music are spooky, magic, silly, and sexy. Lights out encompass all of those pretty well in my opinion,” she shared. “Lights Out is me channeling my darker evil side. I’ve been told that I am lovingly by friends and I can be a bit of a pushover. So this is me pushing back.” Bludnymph has a mysterious element to her that I have grown to love. Her bubbly personality translates into her music by uplifting my mood whenever I hear it. While her music career is just beginning, bludnymph has shown so much potential over a short period. This year, fans can expect to hear much more music. “In 2023 …

06 – [Keshore] ft. [10cellphones] & [Brusho]

At this point in time, I’ve written so many articles about Keshore that I can’t keep track of everything I’ve said, but I do know that I haven’t had a single negative comment about him or his music throughout my writing career. I mean, when he consistently delivers hit after hit with his irreplicable personality and constant innovative creativity, if someone mentions anything even remotely negative, they’re just hating for the sake of being called a hater. Ke is just too captivating to dislike, and when he drops off as many imaginative jams as he regularly does, there’s no excuse as to why someone hasn’t listened to at least a song or two by now. Most recently, he linked up with 10cellphones and Brusho for their Eli-produced hit “06”, and it’s just another masterpiece that he can add to his collection. 10cellphones is someone who I’ve heard a lot about but haven’t quite been introduced to, and I got the chance to meet Brusho and chop it up back in November of last year when he opened for SNOT here in Chicago, so I already had high hopes, but these expectations were blown out of the water the minute I …

can’t fight the devil – [Zack Fox]

Zack Fox never fails to make me laugh or put me in a good mood. While his personality is just so charming and his antics on social media always give me something to enjoy, I feel like his music is often overshadowed by these comical actions, but he doesn’t seem bothered by that whatsoever. I mean, he came into music with one of the funniest songs ever recorded, but the thing that so many listeners overlooked was the fact that his creativity is unmatched, and his execution just seemed so natural. Zack’s just one of those people that even if he didn’t get into music, he would’ve been successful regardless of what he pursued, so while I’m grateful he decided to expand on his music career rather than just dropping one track and calling it a day, I knew that he was going to be someone I’d remain familiar with for years to come. His imagination is simply too unique and interesting to ignore, so when he dropped a music video directed by Jonathan Salmon for his BNYX and Diamond Café-produced song “can’t fight the devil”, I was all in. I honestly didn’t even realize it was featured on his …

Yeaaaa – [Rollin Thrax]

At this point, there are damn near as many videographers in the music industry as there are artists. The only difference with each of these creatives is the fact that it is very clear that there are different echelons of skill, and it really takes a lot to stand out in the crowd. Most up-and-coming videographers might draw inspiration from other, more established individuals, but that just makes them seem like more of a clone than an innovator, and it’s this creativity that really draws fans in and makes artists want to work with them. There’s a reason why our very own Cole Bennett is known around the world, and while he is certainly one of the first visionaries that should come to your mind, there are a handful of other tastemakers out there that put me on to new visuals and even more spectacular musicians. One of my go-to videographers for new music and unbelievable edits is DotComNirvan, a Bay Area native who has been flipping the script on what it means to create a music video for a song, and his latest work accompanies Rollin Thrax’s hit “Yeaaaa”. I honestly haven’t familiarized myself with Thrax’s music quite until …

the art of being happy – [Lucas]

It’s hard for me to count how many new artists I’ve come across throughout 2022, but I can say that one of the most exciting rising stars on my radar is Lucas. The Massachusetts-by-way-of-Florida emcee just got started in this industry this year from what I know, but he hit the ground running and has delivered a handful of remarkable hits that I couldn’t be more excited to write about. Ahead of his Palm Trees and Fake Smiles project which I believe is due out sooner than later, he has gifted us a few records that seem to not only highlight just how huge he can be in this business but also show off how diverse and multifaceted he can be with an untapped imagination that just pours out everywhere, from his music to his music videos. To end the year on another high note, Lucas dropped off another jam entitled “the art of being happy” alongside a Freehoneyy-directed music video that dives much deeper than the surface. The song begins with a smooth, jazzy instrumental that Lucas absolutely rips apart. Then, almost a minute in, the beat simplifies to include a bass-driven portion that allows Lucas to really go …

Shittin’ Me – [A$AP Rocky]

Although there are still a bunch of artists that I listened to over a decade ago that are more relevant today than ever, I think A$AP Rocky has been one of the only musicians that has managed to get more and more creative as time goes by. I just feel like his music in general is on an entirely different level than even his most notorious hits of the early 2010s, and his music videos have kicked things up more than a few notches. Sure, the fact that he’s dating Rihanna and has a child with her certainly helps keep him in front of the public eye, but I think even without this incredible relationship, he’d still be one of the most prominent emcees in the modern world. He’s also one of my favorite artists out and has been since middle school, so when he drops a new song, I’m certainly going to check it out, no questions asked. About a week ago, he dropped his song “Shittin’ Me” produced by Krash for the Need For Speed video game soundtrack, but the Grin Machine-directed music video is unquestionably not something you’re going to regret watching even slightly. As it begins, …