Run It Back – [Craig Xen] x [XXXTentacion]

Less then a couple hours ago Craig Xen unleashed his brand new music video for “Run It Back” featuring XXXTentacion, and it’s arguably the best music video you will see all day. This is one of the biggest records in Craig’s career so I expecting the visual to be on some next level shit, and in large part thanks to the video director JMP, these guys created something that feels more advanced than your average music video. This visual has racked up over half of a million views in a matter of ninety minutes, so it’s only going to continue to go up, so you might as well get in tune by pressing play below.

Misunderstood – [Yung Bans]

The journey that Atlanta native Yung Bans has traveled over the past few years to get to this point is unlike anyone else, he has overcame advertises that are unimaginable, and although I won’t go in-depth about those any true Yung Bans fan knows he has came a long way to this release of his brand new debut album titled “MISUNDERSTOOD”. This project is a total of nineteen tracks in length and it contains some of the best material Yung Bans has released to date hands down, that’s what I was expecting though, this was a long time coming and I knew that Bans would have some serious heat tucked away for this special moment. Although Yung Bans was clearly the shining factor on this project, there are multiple star studded features from the likes of XXXTentacion, 03 Greedo, Young Thug, Gunna, YNW Melly, Lil Tjay, Slim Santana, Future, NAV and last but not least, Lil Durk! I enjoyed each and every single one of these records provided, but a couple of my favorites include the infectious track “I Don’t Even Crip” as well as HOT record “Ready Set Go”. Stream this brand new album via Spotify below and if you like …

Watch Denzel Curry’s brand new interview with No Jumper

Denzel Curry was recently at Wireless Festival in London performing and he got together with his homie Adam22 for an awesome new interview for No Jumper! You will find the two of them touching on several subjects such as the early days of Raider Klan, his come up, what has changed since that time, XXXTentacion, A$AP Mob, SpaceGhostPurrp, Xavier Wulf, mental health, being inspired by Andre 3000 & New York hip-hop, people being taken away too soon, Pouya, being careful with how he moves, the Florida rap scene and Denzel even turns the camera on Adam for a few questions at one point! Take some time out of your day to watch this brand new interview below.

IDNT – [Wafflejax]

Fun, energetic, young, bouncy. I recently discovered Florida-based rapper Wafflejax. I’m not sure what it is about Florida, but there is an extreme amount of actual talent coming out of there. Not only is there a lot talent, there’s an exceptional amount of very young talent. Listening to Wafflejax, you’d imagine that you’re listening to a seasoned 20-something-year-old rapper, but in reality, you’re listening to a seasoned 17-year-old rapper. “IDNT” is essentially a short, concise track with an important message: don’t take life so seriously, enjoy, and have fun. What really impresses me about Wafflejax is his incredible control of his flow. Drawing comparisons to XXXTentacion, Busta Rhymes, and more, the young rapper is about to make a gigantic splash in the hip hop scene. Produced by MarvinTheMartian, the song has a captivating sample and a powerful kick, providing Waffle the perfect platform to spit on. He is a “must” on my list of artists to keep up with. Listen to “IDNT” here: Words by Barry R

Higher – [Palm Paradise]

Palm Paradise. Has a ring to it, eh? The young artist hands his heart over to his listeners on his latest single, ‘Higher.’ Originally from Florida, Palm has recently made his way over to Los Angeles. With that said, influences of his such as XXXTENTACION, Post Malone, The Weeknd and more can be easily be heard in the up and coming singer’s voice. Sad and heartbroken, Palm is searching for a companion that is willing to truly reciprocate the necessary effort to build a loving relationship. Produced by Menezing, the combination of soul-stirring chords and hard hitting 808’s along with Palm Paradise’s emotive performance create a song that will have anyone thinking back on their lost love. Words by Barry R TWITTER:  


If you’re looking for extremely high energy, look no further. Young rapper, Egovert and frequent collaborator Kil go absolutely crazy in the music video for his previously released, ‘HEY!’ Produced by Morteh, the song has every element necessary to make an undeniable head banger. With a sound similar to that of XXXTENTACION (on his, ‘A GHETTO CHRISTMAS CAROL,’ EP), the vivacious emcee is just having a good time. Both Egovert and Kil deliver extremely impressive flows with a delivery that can get any crowd jumping. The visual, directed by Holy Manny and shot by Nash Browin, perfectly displays the absolute mayhem the song is intended to cause. Words by Barry R TWITTER:

Run It Back – [Craig Xen] & [XXXTentacion]

One artist who has been having a standout year in 2019 is none other than Craig Xen, who is finding himself back on our website today with the release of his brand new offering titled “Run It Back” featuring XXXTentacion. Before even pressing play on this one I expected it to be two things, bass knocking and sonically pleasing, and it was all of that and more! Like I said I expected it to be a loud, bass knocking banger, but this was even more so than I expected. This joint absolutely slaps and a large part of this credit has to go to the menacing instrumental, but the contributions from both Craig & XXX are what took it over the top. This track is on Craig Xen’s upcoming project titled Broken Kids Club that is set to drop on June 19th, so be prepared for that and you can pre order the tape here. Stream this new tune via Soundcloud below.

Watch Adam22 on The Smokebox with B-Real

I apologize because I am a couple weeks late on this one, but not too long ago Adam22 stopped by The Smokebox to chop it up with the west coast & hip-hop legend B-Real! You will find the two of them speaking on several things such as thinking about doing different A&R situations with record labels, his classic interview with XXXTentacion, breaking new artists, his No Jumper podcast, cannabis, his favorite interview he has done, wanting to interview Drake & Snoop, his store on Melrose, advice he would give to someone trying to start, building his brand, being inspired by Joe Rogan and he even shared a hilarious Cypress Hill memory he had from when he was eleven years old. Sit back, relax and enjoy this awesome new conversation below!

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 …

Hip-Hop And The Grammys: It’s Complicated

On the Recording Academy’s Up-and-Down Relationship with Rap     The scent of weed wafting its way down the hall to my room from Andre3000’s neighboring after party cements the night in my mind like it was yesterday. Andre had reason to celebrate: it was 2004, and Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below had just won what is generally considered to be the top prize on “Music’s Biggest Night”—the Grammy Award for album of the year. I remember the night, and that smell of success, like it was yesterday. But it was hardly yesterday, was it? It’s the most oft-mentioned, ongoing streak of embarrassment for the Grammys, but it must be repeated annually until it’s broken: it has been fifteen years since that Outkast win, and no rap project since has reached the Grammy summit. Plenty of worthy LP’s have been nominated, but all have come up short, including exceptional  releases by Lil Wayne, Drake, Jay-Z and—three times each, Eminem, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. That’s fifteen years, mind you, in which hip-hop has only solidified its place as contemporary culture’s preeminent sound and style. What can you say? Fool me once…but fool me fifteen times? The 61st Grammy Awards will take …