Our 50 Favorite Kid Cudi Songs

Bravery in vulnerability. Honesty in the face of pain. Effortless trend-setting. Undying authenticity. Inimitable talent. Astonishing hooks, soaring highs, and heartfelt lows. Creative ambition. The list goes on. These attributes and so many more are what makes Kid Cudi a living legend. From his stature as one of the most sonically and aesthetically influential artists alive to an entire catalog of classic albums, mixtapes, features, and chart-topping singles, there’s no denying the sheer impact and importance of the Cleveland-bred artist. His contributions not only to music, but to mental health awareness, fashion, and even acting range over a broad palette of interests and ventures, all of which bring fans back to the one and only Scott Mescudi — a multi-talented star in every right and the kind of artist and human that only comes around once in a lifetime. For our team at Lyrical Lemonade and for countless others, Kid Cudi has soundtracked some of our best moments in life just as much as he’s saved and helped us in our worst. With this in mind, to say that Kid Cudi is an artist for all occasions is an understatement, and furthermore, to say that he’s touched countless lives is …

Watch Wiz Khalifa’s brand new interview on The Joe Rogan Experience

Wiz Khalifa was the latest guest on Joe Rogan’s mega successful podcast, and it’s easily one of his best interviews to date. You will find these two GOAT’s speaking on plenty of interesting subjects such as marijuana, being a father, getting jacked, martial arts, Snoop Dogg sparing, his brand new documentary, his song writing process, doing certain things to stay disciplined, how he gained weight, meal preps, yoga, shows he enjoys, Virtual Reality, his high school experience, Tesla’s, how hip-hop is only thirty years old, his favorite genre being pop music, being himself for a living, Marvin Gaye, Florida, mushrooms, burning an ounce a day, 2 Live Crew, where he would live if didn’t live in California, living in Japan for two years, his parents being in the military, his Oreo commercial with his son and much more. Check out this amazing new interview below!

Lyrical Lemonade Presents: The Shordie Shordie Q&A

As I rode in the car with my cameraman on the way to Atlanta I started to prep myself for this interview. Naturally, I like to be over prepared when I’m talking with someone so I’m able to dive into an in-depth conversation with the person. As I’m gazing off into the distance my cameraman asks me to play some Shordie Shordie to get in the mood for the interview. I play “Bitchuary” first of course. Everyone in the car’s mood immediately changes, I ended up letting Shordie’s album ‘Captain Hook’ ride. As I was listening I stopped thinking and worrying about what I was going to say for the interview. For the fact that I had been listening to Shordie’s music non stop over the past couple of weeks so I felt as if I had already known him. When we pulled up to the studio and we received a warm welcome by his manager and his team, Shordie was finishing up recording a song. After a little while, the blossoming Baltimore standout sat down with me and reassured what I thought to be true while riding in the car. That Shordie was as real and relatable as his …

New 90’s – [Chevy Woods]

Chevy Woods is nothing short of a legend in the hip-hop community, he has dropped at least a dozen of verses that I know word for word and I recently found myself wondering when I was going to hear some new music from him, then boom his new project titled “New 90’s” shows up on the timeline. After running through these eleven tracks a few times through I was impressed with the true 90’s sounding production, it’s as close as it can sound two decades later, and Chevy really excelled on the production provided. There is a handful of tree blowing anthems, a couple more laid back and introspective songs but more than anything be prepared for Chevy’s witty wordplay, he had plenty of memorable bars and even a couple sports references that caught my attention. There is a few features from Chevy’s right hand man and Pittsburgh leader Wiz Khalifa, and if you know anything about the chemistry these two have, then you know it’s about to be special. Stream this brand new tape via Soundcloud below!

Our 50 Favorite Wiz Khalifa Songs

In the music world, influence manifests itself in many different ways. Whether it be sonically — changing the sounds that artists use and often creating some sort of new trend and/or subgenre in the process — or aesthetically — changing the “cool” styles in music and the lifestyles that artists speak about in their songs — influence can arrive packaged as a quick viral moment or a lasting flame, both of which hold value in their own rights.  Pittsburgh’s own, the Taylor Gang representative himself, Wiz Khalifa, is one of the rare talents who comes around and entirely shifts the culture in both of the aforementioned ways. Especially when he first came out, Wiz’s lanky, tattooed build and effortlessly cool stoner lifestyle made him a genuinely alluring artist, and while his personal style (snapbacks, the dyed patch of hair, etc.) was worthy of mention, the music was there to back it all up. Simply put, Wiz’s style, both on the mic and off, quickly set a standard for creatives and other artists to congregate toward, marking him as one of music’s most underrated culture-shifters of the last decade or so. Even further, beyond the influence that Wiz has had on a …

LL Presents: The Matty Wood$ Q&A

Matty Wood$ is a creative out of St. Louis who I have been covering here on our website for some years now, but when he was recently in Chicago I brought him to the Lyrical Lemonade office for our first conversation face to face, and in turn we now have a dope new Q&A for the fans! Not only is Matty a super talented artist who creates great music, he has the overall look & charisma of a superstar and he just might be one of the funniest rappers I have ever met, and I am sure those traits will help him down the road. Most importantly, Matty has a great group of solid individuals around him in his 2200 crew that are going to keep him improving at all times, the sky is truly the limit for this young legend. Stream his latest album I’l Be Fine below while you check out the Q&A, and after you’re done be sure to follow Matty 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.   MW: You know who it is, Tony T, Matty …

Watch Lil Skies brand new interview with BigBoyTV

Lyrical Lemonade favorite Lil Skies recently stopped by BigBoyTV for a brand new conversation with Big Boy + his crew! You will find Lil Skies talking about plenty of things such as the importance of his family, dealing with depression, his new album named after his mother, dreams that he has, not being a stagnant person, being a role model for thousands of kids, considering going to therapy, making music that is therapeutic for others, having such a die hard fan base, studying other rappers & people, how it feels to be a father soon, his tattoos, turning down the XXL cover last year, being motivated by fear, being careful with how he moves, wanting to work with Lil Wayne, being influenced by Wiz Khalifa & 50 Cent, being in studios since he was four years old, his father being proud of him and much more. Don’t sleep on this one, check out this awesome new interview below.

Snapchat – [Young Deji] ft. [Wiz Khalifa]

While music certainly makes emotions feel more fervent, it also has the power to work in the opposite way, allowing you to escape from certain moods and push yourself to feel the opposite way. This is just what “Snapchat” by Young Deji and Wiz Khalifa did for me this morning, as the song broke up a hectic day and truly allowed me to slow things down and enjoy myself a bit more. Supported by a bed of lush, ever-so-smooth production, this relaxing offering allows for Deji and Wiz to let loose a slew of effortlessly charismatic lines, shedding a light on their natural abilities to entertain. The visuals function in a similar way, as the crowd of people surrounding the two rappers only make the song more exciting, especially in the way that their presence energizes Deji’s signature dance, the Woah. In such a way, “Snapchat” is an undeniable anthem, and if not anything else, it should remind us all to slow down, enjoy ourselves, and hell, even dance a little bit. Young Deji and Wiz Khalifa are just having fun with it, and so should we. Be sure to watch the new visuals for “Snapchat” below — Deji is on …

Turning The Camera Around: Interviewer Spotlight

Even in the age of social media, where artists can constantly connect and speak to an endless number of fans with the click of a few buttons, the art of the sit-down interview will never be lost or, for that matter, replaced. From the intricate details of Nardwuar interviews to the knowledgeable conversations of Elliott Wilson, these interviews are what adds a dimension of background and personality to the musicians we know and love, and for that, they demand appreciation. Whether explaining obscure childhood stories, the meaning of albums, their influences, or any other plethora of topics, musicians tend to open up when paired with the right interviewer, and the benefit of these conversations is for all to enjoy. Interviews provide fans with background, insight, and nowadays, viral moments, offering up endless entertainment that satisfies casual listeners and stans alike. They allow artists an opportunity to communicate their messages and aspirations on a level far more profound than a simple tweet, and consequently, an opportunity to breathe new life into the music that soundtracks the lives of so many. Here at Lyrical Lemonade, we’re constantly posting new interviews with all of our favorite artists to learn more about the masterminds …

Watch Lil Mosey’s brand new interview with Nardwuar

Lil Mosey is argubly the hottest new young artist out, and Nardwuar is a legend in his own right, so when I saw this interview drop I was stuck to my screen. You will find Nardwuar asking him some witty & interesting questions such as the town he grew up in north of Seattle, Wiz Khalifa, his favorite burger, Sir Mix-A-Lot, the sample he used for his hit record “Kamikaze”, Supreme La Rock, his dancing skills, playing a keyboard in the hospital, where he played football, his brother making music and more. Check out this brand new conversation below!