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Better Float – [Highway] & [Xjay]

The pacific northwest region of the country might not necessarily be commonly known as a place that breeds talented hip-hop artists, but if you give any city in the world enough of a chance, you’re bound to find musicians who are seriously skilled and deserve as much attention as other celebrated cities are used to receiving. A few years ago, Seattle’s Lil Mosey took the scene by storm with his bubbly, easygoing personality and beyond catchy songs. Even though his buzz may have calmed down a bit since, Portland’s Yeat was undeniably one of the biggest success stories over the past year or two, and he is only continuing to rise up the ranks of the industry. Although these are just two names out of countless artists, one person who I have had on my radar for a handful of months is Highway, another Seattle bred emcee who is trying to make a case as to why he deserves a spot at the table, and after a few unignorable moves throughout his young career already including work with producers like Jetsonmade, Nick Mira, and many more, and this is only the beginning of what is sure to be an eye-opening …

Free Sumo – [Glokk40Spaz] [2wo2imes]

Currently incarcerated Stone Mountain, GA artist Glokk40Spaz is one of the most exciting new rappers coming out of the Atlanta metro area and is continuing the work of many notable Atlanta rappers who have contributed to making “Atlanta-drill” if you will, into the recognizable and underrated phenomenon it is today. The sound itself to me first became so notable during the SoundCloud heyday that saw artists like Slimesito, but more importantly producers like SenseiATL, Casok, Xangang, and 2wo2imes who is the man behind the beat for Glokk40Spaz’s latest visual for “Sumo.” This sound can be characterized by its emotionless melodies, fast and raucous trap-derivative drums, and off-kilter hi-hats and even bells, as a song like Yeat’s “Get Busy” for example can easily be traced back in influence to this particular brand of underground Atlanta rap. Teenage Glokk40Spaz is quite obviously at this point, along with artists like 1504 MuteBaby or 24LeftEye for example among others, to help usher this sound to a new generation and breath new life into the addictive instrumentals. Spaz attacks the 2w02imes production with his staccato flow that eats up the beat from start to finish with an almost rabid, aggressive delivery. The duo of Moshpxt …

060433 – [BabySantana] ft. [Slump6s]

Last year, we had the pleasure of watching some up-and-comers break through the barriers that were once placed on them and achieve massive successes, and seeing this first-hand is truly a spectacle. Artists like Yeat, glaive, $NOT, SSGKobe, SoFaygo, and too many others to name began making waves quite some time ago, but it wasn’t until last year that they truly took things to the next level and popped off. One of my favorite parts about the current state of hip-hop is the fact that it seems like the average age of artists consistently declines, and some high school teenagers are truly making noise. I believe this is because they just don’t care what others think of them or the box that other people believe they should be confined to, so busting through barriers and creating some of the most unique and inventive sounds in the industry is something that shouldn’t come as a surprise due to their youthfulness, and it should be celebrated with every chance we get. When having a conversation about the top talents who broke through last year, BabySantana and Slump6s are essential talking points, and even though I still have a lot of personal familiarizing …

My Favorite Projects of 2021

2021 has very much been an up and down year for most, but it’s undeniably been a phenomenal year for music. In fact, I enjoyed listening to so many releases that I’d forgotten some even released this year. Not only has there been plenty of stylistic/genre variety, but also artists of all types (small, emerging, mainstream) actively releasing their art. To showcase my appreciation, I decided to put together a list of my favorite projects; (in no particular order) all of which remain in my rotation heading into the new year. I hope you discover an album, EP or mixtape that you might have missed! Last but not least, this list is also a token of gratitude to each and every person that has read a Lyrical Lemonade piece of mine. I wish you a happy and fulfilling New Year. – – – – – Issa Gold: Tempus (album) Genres: Introspective hip-hop, Conscious rap Favorite track: Cold Summer   Amaria – Bittersweet (EP) Genres: R&B Favorite track: Lose Control   Richie Quake – Voyager (EP) Genres: R&B, Indie Favorite Track: Sensitive   Jean Deaux – Most Wanted (EP) Genres: Hip-Hop, Modern R&B, Electro-Trap Favorite track: Stay Down Marlon Craft – How We Intended (album) Genres: Hip-Hop, Jazz …

Stick Baby – [Lil Gnar]

It didn’t take very long at all for Lil Gnar to take over the rap game once he first started, and ever since, he has seriously taken things to new levels. Obviously, he is an empire on his own, going from skateboarding and creating his own massively successful streetwear brand before dipping his toes into the rap scene, and it seriously seems like no matter what venture he might try and get into, it’s going to turn out successful regardless of the situation. Ever since he first hopped in the booth, Gnar has only gotten better with time, going from creating some basic yet catchy bangers to much more intricate, methodical hits that always show off his dexterity and versatility. No matter what instrumental he gets on, he is always at the top of his game, and it makes me believe that there isn’t a style out there that he can’t adjust to and absolutely kill. Thanks to his natural talents, Gnar has landed features from artists like Trippie Redd, Ski Mask the Slump God, Chief Keef, Lil Skies, Craig Xen, and countless other hitmakers, and even with the pressure of possibly being overshadowed by some of these emcees, Gnar …

All of it – [Yeat] ft. [Yung Kayo]

Few artists have had a come-up quite like Yeat, but I couldn’t think of a more deserving artist to receive all of the credit he has been over the past few months. He has been in the music game for years, but after being as patient and hardworking as he has been, he is finally seeing some incredible results, and fans are flocking in his direction every single second. Not only does he have one of the most intriguing, unique voices in the entire industry, but his output is nothing short of incredible, and if you miss one song, another one will be out before you know it. The other thing that’s so impressive is the fact that he appeals to so many different fanbases, so whether you’re a fan of drill, hardcore rap, hyperpop, or any other genre there is, there’s definitely a good shot that Yeat will be right up your alley. Most recently, he teamed up with Yung Kayo for their song “All of it”, and the results are exactly as energetic and lively as you’d expect. In the Synthetic-produced beat, you’ll hear some animated, enthusiastic synths that combine with chattering percussion and booming drums, so while …

Cmon – [Yeat] [Moshpxt]

Without a doubt, Portland, Oregon artist Yeat is unquestionably the most exciting and simultaneously groundbreaking artist to emerge in the past year, despite having been making noise in the underground for almost four years. He has been constantly innovating with his deliveries and melodic patterns but still lacked production that was both recognizable enough and captivating enough to fully realize the sound that we love him for now. The duo of Moshpxt and Jack Rottier also deserves a great deal of credit when looking at the meteoric rise of Yeat, as it was Moshpxt who helped Yeat first grab everyone’s attention this year with their now classic song and video to “Sorry Bout Dat” which was just the jumping off point for Yeat’s run. “Cmon” is the intro track to Yeat’s most recent project Up 2 Me which is easily my favorite underground release of the year and is certain to be a verified cult-classic in the underground world. I could watch this video over and over and never get bored and I like the emphasis Moshpxt placed on the actual car-racing element of the video, as Yeat’s music is likely responsible for dozens of reckless driving offenses since first coming out, …

Ya Ya – [YEAT]

At this point, it has already been a few weeks since I was first put onto YEAT’s music, and it seems like I’m playing a never-ending game of catch up considering he has so much music out already. He just seems to be an artist who took the scene by storm out of nowhere and hasn’t looked back since, bringing an entirely new style of music to the masses and he simply doesn’t want the fun to end anytime soon. With such an indescribable sound and even more dexterity within his various releases, it sounds like he is making music that we’ve never heard whatsoever in the past and this individuality is what draws fans in, yet his natural talent and creativity keep listeners engaged for the long haul. Not very long ago at all, YEAT released his project Up 2 Më, and even though I still need to check this project out in its entirety, I was beyond excited to see him team up with the rapidly rising director DotComNirvan for a music video for his record “Ya Ya”, and the results are amazing yet again. Although things are kept relatively simplistic in nature throughout this video, if you …

Give My Last – [Surf] ft. [Yeat]

Surf has quietly been one of the most sonically diverse and compelling artists across the underground scene for years now and is poised to take off into a mainstream run at any minute and is back in our pages today with a new track called “Give My Last” featuring Yeat, an artist who over the past couple of months has done exactly that, turning the momentum from his track “Sorry Bout That” into a prolific run that has already etched his name into the minds of just about everyone, whether they’re ‘tapped in’ or not. Lyrically Surf is getting out of control, he has always been an artist to place great emphasis on the words he is speaking but only increases their potency as he blends them with new flows and makes his points and reaches his punchlines as succinctly as possible. I cannot wait until Surf drops another project and from what I have heard from him lately snippet wise this track is but the tip of the iceberg of what Surf is about to reveal. “Feat. Yeat” is something I imagine to see a whole lot coming soon and I also am looking forward to watch the legend …

Gët Busy – [YEAT]

Over the past few months, it has been rare for me to go a day without hearing the name YEAT, and I figured it was about time that I tapped in. Luckily, when I was hanging out with my brother over the weekend, we went down a rabbit hole of his music and I feel as if I have a very sturdy understanding of the Portland rapper’s skill set, yet he seems to surprise me on every new song he releases. Not only was it time that I got in tune, but when I saw him kicking it with Drake over the weekend as well, I knew that he was an artist that means business, and I couldn’t ignore him any longer. I’m so glad this awakening happened too, because with his most recent Flansie and Skimayne song “Gët Busy”, he shows that he is truly a force to be reckoned with, and I am so happy that he’s on my radar now. The song itself is very diverse, giving him a foundation to show off his versatile sounds and very intriguing vocals that are constantly switching up with pretty much every line he delivers, giving us a mixture of …