Daylight – [Wale]

Wale doesn’t get enough credit for his diversity. From go-go, to R&B, to trap, the man can hit every style with ease, but I’m always partial to when he takes on a some laid-back, boom-bap type beat because they allow his effortless swagger and dexterous, avalanching flow to really shine through. That’s exactly what happens on his latest offering “Daylight.” Short, sweet, and to the point (but still loaded with bars), the D.C. staple waxes poetic about everything from the status of his next album (it’s finished!) to his mental health, and, in true form, he even sneaks in a D.C. sports reference. Light, easy, and free, Wale’s vibes are matched by a clean, understated beat from Chicago’s Thelonious Martin. Likely just an off-the-cuff release to hold fans over until the album, “Daylight” is still a really stellar release. Hopefully, there’s more like this on the album!

Watch Josi Green’s brand new interview with Illanoize

Josi Green is an artist that we have been covering here on Lyrical Lemonade for some years now, and today he is making his return with his brand new interview with Illanoize! You will find the three of them asking Josi about plenty of things such as living in both Chicago and Texas, the music culture of both of those cities, being in the studio with Paul Wall, how moving to Texas influenced his music, a project that he is dropping later this month, collaborating with Ro, looking at his analytics, marketing himself as an artist, going to school, how his crew AIM came together, his relationship with Chi Adkins, the recording process of Bad Habits, being inspired by J. Cole, Lupe & Wale, the message he wants to send in his music and so much more. Check out this awesome new conversation below!

Can We Still Hang? – [Jurdan Bryant]

To continue my latest streak of finding dope talent on the East Coast, it’s only right that I feature someone who I believe will be one to watch in the next couple of months. That said, here enters Jurdan Byant: a 25-year-old rapper from Baltimore, Maryland who is certainly worth checking out. Growing up in Northern Virginia gave me the chance to listen to a lot of prominent DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) artists like Wale, Logic, Shy Glizzy, Gold Link, etc.; and after hearing one of Jurdan’s latest tracks, “Can We Still Hang?”, it’s not too far fetched to suggest that he has the potential to be in the same conversation as some of the DMV’s finest. “Can We Still Hang?” is a track that finds the perfect mixture of hip-hop and soul. The song is only 2 minutes and 13 seconds long, but after hearing Jurdan’s flow, you’ll want it to keep going for much longer, as he doesn’t let up from the first second until the very last. With this, the latest from the up and coming Maryland rapper certainly shows potential to make some serious noise in this industry, and I can’t wait to see what Bryant cooks up …

Pole Dancer – [Wale] ft. [Megan Thee Stallion]

Just a few days back, Wale broke his silence right before Christmas by releasing two new singles by the names of “Winter Wars” and “Pole Dancer.” Today, the DC rapper makes his way onto our pages with some new visuals for the latter, “Pole Dancer”, and as you might’ve expected, the video is just as sexy as the track. Set inside a strip club with Wale and Megan Thee Stallion, this video follows up the title of the song seamlessly. Both artists deliver their scorching verses surrounded by video vixens, and as a result, “Pole Dancer” has us excited for more new music from Wale as well as another follow-up album from the rising Houston talent, Megan Thee Stallion. That said, let’s keep our fingers crossed that Wale returns with more visuals and hopefully a full-length album in the coming year. Check out the sexy new video below and tell us your thoughts on Wale and Megan as well as Wale’s new EP in the comment section!


IDK’s been teasing ‘IDK & FRIENDS :)’ for the past couple weeks, and today, the Maryland rapper dropped the 7-track project in full. As the title suggests, he brings in a tight circle of talent to help him out, including Rico Nasty, Wale, Denzel Curry, and Maxo Kream. Each collaborator feeds off explosive energy throughout the project, with IDK as the source of all the mayhem. He raps with bone-chilling conviction, offering more of the raw lyrical style that listeners have come to expect. On “Once Upon a Time”, him and Denzel Curry take a moment to stunt as they trade bars back and forth over a vintage-tinged beat. The party hits a peak on the track “Bad News”, thanks in part to Rico Nasty who’s in her bag over the bass-boosted Crypt-produced beat. Things escalate to another high on “OMG”, where Wale, who’s been having a huge year in terms of features, gives us yet another memorable verse. With ‘IDK & FRIENDS :)’, IDK’s assembled a 16-minute rollercoaster of a project—one that comes just in time for whatever weekends plans you might have in store. Listen below:

Watch Wale’s brand new interview with Adam22

Adam22 has provided us with plenty of dope interviews in the past and the latest of the bunch featuring LL favorite Wale! You will find the two of them talking about plenty of interesting subjects such as his brand new EP titled “Free Lunch“, having true genuine fans as opposed to fake fans, how people process full length projects compared to years ago, the dangers of drugs, not living in an age of instant classics anymore, labels, why he loves Lil Uzi, the best rappers being rap nerds, Eminem, J. Cole, how rap has evolved and so much more. Take a few minutes out of your day to check out this brand new interview below!

Free Lunch – [Wale]

A few days back Lyrical Lemonade favorite Wale blessed us with his brand new project titled “Free Lunch” and it’s nothing you want to miss out on. Wale came with a ton of energy from the very beginning, start the tape over a uptempo instrumentals where you will find him calling out his haters & shouting out his peers Lupe, Jay and Wayne in just the first minute. He continued to rap his off of for the entire duration of the project, I liked each and every one of the tracks provided but a couple of my favorite moments were the flows he caught un “Ungrateful & Thankful” as well as the undeniably good “My Boy”. There was only two features on these five records and they came from his long time friend J. Cole as well as the talented Eric Bellinger, as they each complimented Wale flawlessly on their respective tracks. Stream this brand new project below and if you like it be sure to keep up with Wale by giving him a follow on Twitter here!

Watch Wale’s new interview with The Breakfast Club

Wale has been doing more and more interviews lately, and he recently stopped by The Breakfast Club to catch up on all the things he has been up to with Charlamagne Tha God & DJ Envy! You will find the three of them speaking about plenty of subjects such as his record label situation, his relationship with Rick Ross, the benefits of therapy, not trusting people, Drake & J. Cole, his space in music, feeling underrated, spending a ton of time in the studio and more. Check out this brand new interview below!

Lyrical Lemonade Presents: The Kelechi Q&A

Atlanta talent Kelechi has been a frequently featured artist on LL for quite some time now, so it was only a matter of time before I brought him in for a brand new Q&A! Kelechi is set to drop a new project titled “SpringBreakUp” in the near future, clearly it was the perfect time to get in tune with him as we are almost to his new content. Learn a thing or two about Kelechi below and be sure to keep up with him by giving him a follow on Twitter here!   — EM: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself. KE: I’m Kelechi. I make music and everything that goes along with it. I sing kinda. I produce. I engineer all my songs. I help curate my music videos. I design websites. I create microcontent for my social media. I’m just a creator.  — EM: Where are you from? KE: I’m from Marietta. Right on the north side of Atlanta.  — EM: What is your earliest memory of music? KE: Listening to the Titanic soundtrack in my dad’s old Benz.  That and “No Pain, No Gain” by Betty Wright. I …

Watch Wale’s brand new interview with Hot 97

Wale is a favorite here at Lyrical Lemonade and although he has been quiet with interviews for a minute he recently stopped by Hot 97 to catch up with Peter Rosenberg! The two of the spoke about plenty of subjects such as his new label deal, his new music, Washington professional sports, being in album mode, Pusha T & Drake and have plenty of awkward moments. Check out this brand new conversation below!