word. – [Lou Phelps]

Lou Phelps first popped up on my radar after releasing music as The Celestics, a duo consisting of himself and his older brother Kaytranada. Both artists have come along way since the early days of their careers, both growing into their own as artists that can provide sonics that’s full of ingenuity and originality. “word.” is the first single to be released by Phelps since dropping 002 / LOVE ME, which was his trailblazing project that released last fall. WondaGurl produced the single, which is evident as soon as you hear the deep 808s kick in, her style is undeniable as she brings a different level of energy to every song she works on. Throughout the Igal Perets-directed video, Lou Phelps brings some of his favorite album covers to life and delivers some infectious lyrics in a variety of classic hip-hop video settings. Phelps has always been able to take his music to another level via the visuals he creates for his music, a detail than many can overlook but those who understand the power of well-crafted video concepts are typically artists that grow loyal fanbases. After the success Phelps saw last year, it will be interesting to see how quickly his …

DiCaprio 2 – [JID]

Atlanta representative is an absolute flamethrower. Without a doubt, he’s one of the best pure lyricists in rap right now, and as if his 2017 project The Never Story wasn’t enough proof, JID is here today to bring this skill to entirely new heights with his latest full-length project: DiCaprio 2. 14 tracks long, this is probably one of the densest, most impactful albums of the year, in my opinion. Especially with all the blockbuster releases we’ve received throughout 2018, it’s becoming more and more difficult for artists to release albums with a lifespan over a few weeks, but with this one, it seems as though JID has conquered the struggle of longevity, finding timelessness in every single song on DiCaprio 2. Only adding fuel to the fire, this album also includes features from 6LACK, Ella Mai, A$AP Ferg, Method Man, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Joey Bada$$. On the boards, the credited producers include Christo, Kenny Beats, WondaGurl, and the late Mac Miller, whom JID was supposed to join on tour this fall before Miller’s untimely death. Needless to say, DiCaprio 2 speaks for itself and proves JID to be one of the best in the game, so recognize a young legend when …


You can always count on KILLY to bless us with some of the most rage-worthy music out and now, he has put it all together in a new EP titled, KILLSTREAK. Sitting at 5 tracks in length, executive production came from Canada’s own hitmaker Wondagurl including extra sauce from FrancisGotHeat, Y2K & several others. 7 months separated from his colossal debut project Surrender Your Soul, it seems as though the Toronto-based artist was testing new sounds and deliveries throughout the tape and immediately after finishing up with the standout in Beautiful Pt.2, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s also no secret that the Hood Hokage has become a regular over here at LL and ever since the unforgettable Killamonjaro video last year, the 21-year-old rockstar only continues to evolve. That being said, kick your weekend off right with the KILLSTREAK EP below and let us know which tracks you’ll be bumping in the comments!

ASTROWORLD – [Travis Scott]

If you’ve been paying any attention to the hip-hop world over the past year or so, you should be well-aware that Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD has been the most anticipated project release in some time. Stapling him in the elite of his musical generation, the brand new 16-track effort is everything LaFlame fans hoped for & more with arguably the most impressive list of features to date with Frank Ocean, Drake, Kid Cudi, The Weeknd, Sheck Wes, Juice WRLD and a handful of others with the most incredible of all being the Stevie Wonder harmonica on Stop Trying To Be God. Not only is Travis’ third studio record overflowing with guests, the star-studded production came from an array of producers including 30 Roc, Hit-Boy, Wondagurl, Tame Impala, Mike Dean, TM88 and so many more that helped in the masterpiece it already is. All in all, Travis said it best when he announced the project this week stating it was ‘time to rage’ and if it wasn’t already obvious, that time is right now. Be sure to let loose ASTROWORLD below and let us know in the comments if the new album exceeded your expectations!

Allegiance – [KILLY] & [Wondagurl]

It’s well-known that when a new track from KILLY arises, the hip-hop world has to take a brief pause in their regular programming. Coming through with the Wondagurl-produced slapper today in Allegiance, the pair of Canadian talents went ahead and proved why they are some of the most promising names on the come-up in their respective professions. With help from the medieval-like sample from The Stranglers in Golden Brown, the intro rides out before KILLY blasts onto the scene with his unlimited energy found in-between his cutthroat lyrics that take any track to that next level. It also goes without saying that KILLY is a favorite over here on our pages and if he’s not yet on your radar, you’ll find it difficult not to hit that replay-button after a first listen. Don’t take my word though, make sure to let loose Allegiance and comment whether or not you’re feeling the latest from KILLY below!

‘BREAKOUT’ Festival Recap

Vancouver had a beautiful music moment last weekend. In one of the city’s largest opportunities to showcase the promising musical talents in the area, the first official BREAKOUT Festival kicked-off last Saturday at the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition) Playland in Van City. Not only was Canada’s rowdiest of music markets in full-force for the event, the 2-day fest that was jam-packed with performances had a number of local artists on the ticket that kicked off with WITHINROOTS, Mcevoy, Manila Grey & BREVNER on opening day before 2Hunnit, DaamCP, ACDATYOUNGNI**A and ILLYMINIACHI blessed the stage on day 2. While also sharing the stage last week with Tory Lanez, 6LACK, Wondagurl, Juice WRLD, Ski Mask The Slump God, YBN Nahmir and Lil Pump, I wanted to introduce you to some of the hottest up-and-coming artists Vancouver has to offer right now. Be sure to check that out below and don’t miss the Official Recap Video here: Filmed By: Limited Vision & DXWNTIME  _ WITHINROOTS  Arguably the most well-rounded artist on this years lineup was without-a-doubt Vancouver’s own WITHINROOTS. The producer/ vocalist/ instrumentalist/ rapper (the list goes on) not only brought infectious energy to the stage but was behind the keys for a number …

The World Is Yours – [Rich The Kid]

It’s been a long time coming for Rich The Kid’s debut project, and now The World Is Yours has arrived, we can soak-in all the glory. Coming in at 14 tracks, Rich previously hinted at the colossal feature list that delivered full-force with Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Quavo, Offset, Future, Swae Lee, Khalid, Rick Ross, Trippie Redd and of course Rich Forever protege Jay Critch who joined Rick Ross on the Harry Fraud-produced record Made It. Adding to the already-packed list of contributions, the team of producers consisted of Cassius Jay, Ben Jayne, Resource, Wondagurl, LMC Beats, Danny Wolf, Metro Boomin & Rich’s go-to producer TheLabCook who took the reigns on a handful of tracks on this album. There’s not much need to gas up someone like Rich as he has made serious waves this past while with New Freezer & Plug Walk, but let me be the first to tell you that he may have outdone himself on each of these new joints that instantly found their way onto my playlist. That being said, let loose The World Is Yours album immediately and leave a comment letting us know which track you’ve got on repeat.

Solo Boy Band – [Nessly]

Today, Nessly brought us his new EP, “Solo Boy Band.” This release is his second project of 2016, his first being “Still Finessin” that dropped back in May. The title of his latest is due to the fact that he has no guest features, rather, he uses instrumentals from some of the biggest rising names. Producer credits include Wondagurl, Mathaius Young, Take A Daytrip, and many more. Throughout the EP, Nessly does an incredible job showcasing his new-age yet easygoing style. Be sure you aren’t sleeping on Nessly, he’s had a bigger 2016 than most and his future is looking brighter than ever. Check out the latest down below.

Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World – [Lil Uzi Vert]

Lil Uzi Vert spontaneously dropped off a brand new project titled “Lil Uzi Vert vs The World” a few days back and it’s nothing short of spectacular. This project features production from red hot producers Metroboomin, Maaly Raw, Don Cannon and Wondagurl. The nine track mixtape is loaded with bangers and tons of reasons you should be a fan of a Lil Uzi. The project also includes the popular radio hit “Money Longer” as well as a new favorite “P’s & Q’s” which was teased earlier in the year at his hometown concert in Philly. As you enjoy the latest batch of flames Uzi has cooked up, be sure to check him out live at the Metro in Chicago on April 28th if you’re in town. Tickets