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Give No Fxk – [Migos] ft. [Young Thug] & [Travis Scott]

When it comes to the current state of Rap music, the biggest names that stay relevant amongst all the competition have to be Migos, Young Thug and Travis Scott. Migos have the luxury of being a group, with each artist adding their own flair to every track they’re on as well as delivering some incredible solo music. Young Thug Has paved the way for the new wave of artists, showing that he’s not afraid in the slightest to be himself and although people try to copy his style left and right, no one has done it justice and I don’t think anyone ever will. Finally, Travis Scott has been tearing the game up and is debatably the biggest name out of this group, creating hit after hit when it comes to music as well as other industries including fashion and sneaker culture. On their latest offering “Give No Fxk”, all artists in the song really show out. It begins with some epic synths leveled up by an appealing bassline and some wild snares. This hook is a simple Migos hook delivered by Quavo, who pretty much repeats the title of the song over and over in a quite harmonious way. …

A Conversation With Pivot Gang’s MFnMelo

For MFnMelo, the adage that you’re only as good as who you surround yourself with seems to hit home in a way that’s different than most people’s interpretation. It’s more about looking out for everyone in his inner circle over himself, only feeling fulfilled if those around him do too. This value for looking out for his loved ones holds true so much for the Chicago rapper that it comes up as the central theme of his latest project, ‘Everybody Eats’–an impressive sophomore effort from the Pivot Gang member that positions his consistently strong flows and ear for melody at the fore. 2019 marked a busy year for MFnMelo, marked by both the releases of ‘Everybody Eats’ and Pivot Gang’s group project ‘You Can’t Sit With Us’. On both projects, Melo came into his own, distinguishing himself sonically while proving to be yet another powerful weapon in Pivot Gang’s homemade arsenal. With 2020 ahead of him, Melo stresses to only expect “more muhf**kin” in the near future. Find out exactly what to look out for from Melo and watch him break down the process of making ‘Everybody Eats’ in our new interview below: *interview by Mike Del Ro & Elliot …

YELL OH – [Trippie Redd] feat. [Young Thug]

If there’s one artist who we can definitively say is sitting on a plethora of unreleased music, it would be Trippie Redd. To have only been in the rap game since 2017, we already have six full-length bodies of work and an abundance of guest features that Trippie has released for us to digest. Coming off the major success of his first number one album A Love Letter To You 4, Trippie almost immediately teased the release of a deluxe version of the album that would come sometime in the near future, full of tracks that didn’t make the final cut. One track in particular was teased in a since deleted Instagram post was the Pierre Bourne-produced song “YELL OH”–now accompanied by a Young Thug feature. It’s been amazing to see the relationship between Trippie and Pierre Bourne begin to flourish once again because whenever these two come together, the magic that they create is beyond amazing. This time around, Trippie continues that dark and gritty vibe that he has been known for since the beginning of his career. The distorted bass and the stuttering effect on the dark piano on the production side really brings out that alternate ego side of Trippie …

ChaseTheMoney [Interview]: Chasing Money & More Success In 2020 And The Years To Follow

Cover Art: Griff Amongst the realm of producers, there are many contributing to the massive and ever-growing population of amazing music being made. However, it takes pure talent to be crowned alongside the ones who will shine the brightest, thrive the longest, and be solidified as one of the greatest to ever grace a track with their immaculate instrumentation. Often so, people speak about who the pioneers are as far as who’s running the rap game, and who’s killing the production game. Back in August of 2019, I wrote an article about the producers who were behind the sound of the current climate of music, and one of the easiest picks was St. Louis native ChaseTheMoney. By now, you should all be familiar with the sound that he has been creating, the trends he has been setting, and the everlasting music that has been released in the last few years. Even if you haven’t seen what he looks like, you have to have heard his catchy “Chase the money, chase the money!” producer tag provided by Chicago’s own Valee. Throughout his career, he’s been able to collaborate with a wide array of artists such as Ski Mask The Slump God, …

Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2019

Turning the page into the next decade, our fourth edition of the “Top 50 Chicago Projects of the Year” list marks a special occasion. From the first list until now, four years means more than just four years of picks. It tracks four years of growth from some of our favorite artists, and a chance to watch last year’s entries rise up the ranks and improve, one year after the next. This year, we’re welcoming several Chicago mainstays as well as a plethora of new faces. The constant between every pick? A strong representation of the talent in Chicago, solidifying the city as a front runner in the trend-setting landscape of hip-hop. If there’s any city presenting some of music’s premier faces, both old and new, it’s Chicago, just as we aim to capture on this list. That said, below is Lyrical Lemonade’s top 50 Chicago projects of 2019. Thank you to all of the artists working so hard to provide us with music, and here’s to a promising decade to come for Chicago music. From 2019 ’til infinity. Honorable Mentions: Chanelle Truvillion, Kiraly Payne — 50) Josi Green & Ausar – The Good & The Bad EP Josi Green …

Jack Boys – [Travis Scott]

There’s a common understanding that the music industry basically shuts down from late December to early January.  Dropping anything in that time frame is basically pointless; unless you are an artist so big, it doesn’t matter when you drop. Travis Scott, and the rest of his Cactus Jack labelmates definitely qualify. Entirely out of the blue, Scott, and the rest of his Cactus Jack labelmates came together to give us a late Christmas gift in the form of a compilation album entitled JACKBOYS. A 7 song, 21-minute long album, JACKBOYS, gets in, gets out, and more than serves its purpose with a flurry of easily digested, high-energy bangers that feature some insanely interesting collaborations that include the likes of Young Thug, Rosalía, and Don Toliver. The last of which, Don Toliver, dominates the entire project, steals the show, and emerges as an artist primed to takeover 2020.  Loaded with some stellar, intoxicating tracks, JACKBOYS is the perfect way to cap off 2019. Standout tracks: “Had Enough,” “Out West,” “What To Do?”

The Current State of Rap: Are We In Need Of A New Sound?

As we are approaching the end of not only the year of 2019, but the end of an entire decade–it’s around this time where we sit back and reflect on everything that has been going on in the grand scheme of things. We start to discuss who the hottest new artist is, who had the best run, who was the most consistent–so on and so forth. As of late, there has been a lot of talk in the industry about the current state of hip hop. Everything from where we’ve been, where we’re at currently, and where we will be in the future to come. With all the talk about Grammy nominations and awards show snubs, it sparked a thought in my mind about the current state of hip hop. As I sat and reflected on the industry, it posed the question to me–are we in desperate need of a new sound? Seeing as rap has been the most dominant genre not only on the Billboard charts, but culturally in the past five years or so, there have been a vast array of hot takes and opinions about the current state of rap, and what we need in order to …

Streetz Need Me 2 – [Doe Boy]

Cleveland artist Doe Boy has had an impressive last several weeks, featuring his signing to Future’s Freebandz under Epic Records and even more recently he unveiled his star-studded new album Streetz Need Me 2 which boasts guest appearances from Young Thug, Mike Epps, YG, Future, Gunna, Key Glock, Lil Durk, and NoCap and instead of these features watering down the project it was interesting to see Doe Boy interact with and riff off of his well-known and wildly talented counterparts. Some of my personal favorites from the album are his reflective track “Skip Skool” that has a deal of grimy lyrical content and personal details about Doe Beezy’s adolescence, I also greatly enjoyed the up-tempo track “Walk Down” that features production from Honorable C-Note and a guest verse from YG who matches the energy and flow set initially by Doe Boy. Another memorable track from this project was Doe Boy and Future’s collaborative effort “Most Wanted” that opens with a fearless verse and hook from Future and Doe Boy slides on after him with a distinct bravado and sincerity. I greatly enjoyed listening through this project and I would highly recommend checking out Doe Boy’s new album Streetz Need Me 2 and I would not …

Revisit the Deluxe Version of Young Thug’s Critically Acclaimed Album ‘So Much Fun’

When So Much Fun was released back in August, it by far was one of the most anticipated albums to release this year. The project we received blew a lot of peoples minds with how great it was–sonically and performance wise. The album was eligible for Gold certification only two short months after release, stayed in the Top 20 on Billboard every single week since its release, and even obtained one grammy nomination for “The London” with Travis Scott & J. Cole–why the album was not submitted for any other categories, we do not know. To see Young Thug after so many years and so many projects finally release his official debut album, it was an amazing thing to see and hear after listening to him for so long. So Much Fun has been in my regular rotation ever since it was released and I can honestly say I listen to it at least every week. On top of that, I can definitively say that this is my album of the year. All of my original thoughts and stances still remain the same, which you can read my original review of the album here. Young Thug is back to close out the year with …

Snake – [Lil Keed]

Lil Keed has taken the rap world by storm this past year and I couldn’t be more pleased with his success. His one of a kind voice that he manipulates and experiments with is reminiscent, but not a replica, of Young Thug who’s a living legend, so the young star is bound to have a bright future. One of the first songs I ever heard from Keed ever since being put on to him was “Snake” and it’s still one of my favorites, so I was super ecstatic to see that he made a music video to accompany this hit. Along with his slimes, Keed takes to the wild west with an old school revolver as he follows a storyline like that of a western, which compliments the vibe of the song flawlessly. He hits up the saloon to talk with some women and finds himself into a bit of a scrap which leads to a bounty being put on him. This brings him to the jail where he’s locked up and interrogated before eventually being freed and going on his way. Keed got extremely creative with this visual and being a big fan of westerns in the first place, …