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Song – [Suigeneris]

If you have paid any attention to the underground music scene over the past few years, you should probably be familiar with the artist who goes by the name of Suigeneris. Back in 2017, he seemed to just be some 14-year-old troublemaker running around with a bunch of older emcees, causing a ruckus whenever he had the chance and making it known that he was as individualistic as it gets and not just some follower who wanted to be like the older crowd he surrounded himself with. I admittedly never really tapped in with his music very often back then, but I was well aware that he was hopping in the booth every chance he got, and it is obvious that considering he started young, he was bound to make waves with more experience. Well, Sui is now 18 years old and even though this is still young compared to some of the other rappers in the genre, he is using his experience to his advantage, which is wonderful to see on his latest single entitled “Song”. Produced by Internet Money’s resident hitmaker Cxdy, this beat takes me back to a time when heart-stopping bass and out-of-this-world instruments took over …

Cash Money Artist Towhid Drops Visuals To “BIG BODY”

If you enjoy exploring new artists as much as I do, Queens-born singer/rapper Towhid sound be on your radar. Currently signed to 7 Kings Entertainment & Cash Money, the Atlanta-based artist released his latest single “Big Body” produced by Niko, Scandi, and YungSwisher. While some listeners might think this song is about a suburban, the meaning behind the track is much deeper. “‘Big Body’ isn’t just about the suburban, it’s also about me- basically saying I’m not the guy to play around with,” explains Towhid. “Knowing most of these women aren’t worth it, and how too many guys pipe up over their girl and try to go big on big towards the wrong ppl, for someone we don’t take seriously at all.” Shot and directed by ShotByMike, the video takes place inside Towhid Suburban and the club. The video is centered around a long triangle between a woman and her boyfriend, who’s acting possessive while she’s being unfaithful. While Towhid ends up with the girl, he knows she isn’t worth the fight nor his trust. Towhid melodic bars capture your ears from start to finish. It’s a wonderful sight to see the artist he is becoming. We look forward to …

Z Money: The Lemonade Stand Interview

Z Money is somebody that needs no introduction, he is a Chicago legend and today I am proud to release our latest Lemonade Stand interview featuring him! I spoke with Z Money about several subjects including his brand new album, his relationship with Valee, the moment that “Two 16’s” started to blow up, mentorship he’s received from Gucci Mane, the schools he attended, and much more. This was a solid conversation and a much-needed interview from Z Money, it’s been a minute since he’s publicly spoken, and this was the perfect time to do so. Watch this brand new interview below!

LOCK IT UP – [Whethan] ft. [midwxst] [Yeat] & [Matt Ox]

I am always so proud of hometown artists who make a name for themselves doing something that no one else has done, and if there is one example of this from a Chicago musician, it’s Whethan. He began making music back in high school that no one has ever even dreamed of making before, and after seeing insane success very early on, it’s crazy to imagine where he is going to be in even just a few years. At only 22 years old, the world is his oyster, and I think that he more than anyone knows how to step up to the plate, which is more obvious than ever on his latest album MIDNIGHT. This album might be quick, but it is unbelievably enthralling, opening with the song “LOCK IT UP” featuring midwxst, Yeat, and Matt Ox in order to kick things off insanely well. So, you already know when I saw that animator Kyle Parnell and director Mooch, got together to bring this song to life as a cartoon, I was all in. Opening in a sort of Toy Story-inspired world, midwxst jumps and flips his way throughout a room, eventually getting scooped up by Yeat and Matt …

DJ Tay James Interview: A Prime Example of Staying Down Since Day One

“I can make certain calls and tap in with a certain DJ in another part of the world and know what’s being played over there. I can make calls and ask who the hottest new artist or producer is. I don’t think the DJ role will never be obsolete because an algorithm can’t think like a DJ.” -DJ Tay James Since it’s inception, the art of being a DJ has been something that has always been fascinating to watch. Coming from the old days of having to own actual vinyl records, and then transitioning to an all-digital deck, it’s been amazing to see how many DJs actually move along with the times and are able to master a new craft, when their old ways are shifting away. One could argue that the job of a DJ is one of the more important roles in the music business. At a party or event, it’s the DJs job to control the mood and the overall vibes, and listening to the crowd’s visual cues and body language is key. For DJ Tay James, he’s been able to maneuver through many avenues and kept up with the times for many years, and he is …

CMG New Signee Lil Poppa Shares New Project ‘Under Investigation III’

Yo Gotti announced earlier this year that he is scouting new talent for his heavy hitter label CMG. With a roster of successful artists such as Moneybagg Yo, 42 Dugg, Blac Youngsta, EST Gee, and more, Gotti has an ear for great music. Last week, Gotti took to Instagram to share that Jacksonville artist Lil Poppa is the latest signee on his team. On April 27, the 22-year-old rapper released his new project, Under Investigation via CMG Records/Interscope. This mixtape celebrates the third installment of Poppa’s “Under Investigation” series. The 20 song tracklist features guest appearances from Lil Duval and Jdot Breezy. Lil Poppa also had the opportunity to create a song with Yo Gotti on his new project which you can find below. Poppa’s breathtaking melody-driven delivery and unique sound separate him from a lot of the new rappers. Even though Poppa is receiving a lot of buzz after signing with CMG, he has been making a name for himself since 2018. His single “Eternal Living,” featuring Polo G is his biggest song up to date. It’s amazing to see the growth he has accomplished in such a short amount of time. You can stream Lil Poppa’s latest project, Under …

Self-Conscious-[Tullis] x [Donnie Durag] x [Roddy]

“I’ve been trying to remain present, and not lose sight of the whole reason I do this. This one is for all of you when you doubt whether or not you’re great, YOU ARE!⁣” – Tullis Phoenix, Arizona native Tullis returns to Lyrical Lemonade with a brand new banger titled “Self-Conscious.” Featuring Flatbush, Brooklyn’s Donnie Durag, in my opinion this is undoubtedly Tullis’ best single release to date. Produced by Roddy, the song opens up immediately with a glorious melody sample moments before Tullis showcases his signature introspective flow. On Durag’s short yet excellent verse, Donnie takes a slightly more optimistic approach; making money off misfortune for instance. Alluding to his difficulties as an artist, Tullis’ sky-high ambition of “being the greatest there ever was” contrasts with his current social standing. The predicament and/or burden of being ‘underrated’ can mentally drain artists; especially  independent ones as they tirelessly push for placements to elevate their own discographic stature. Like any worthwhile endeavor, creative inspiration is hard to maintain without some form of earned recognition. Hence the ever-importance to always remain ‘self-conscious’ of one’s talent(s), which can never be denied no matter public opinion. Support the track and listen below!

No Handoutz – [Internet Money] ft. [Yeat]

I have written extensively about how influential Internet Money is as a collective, because not only do they pretty much set the standard for what the new generation of music most likely sounds like, but they’re really one of the first producer-first collectives that have made it to the level that they’re at. They innovate inside the studio and out, and they work with some of the most promising up-and-coming artists in the entire world while also maintaining relationships with massive superstars who have already solidified their spot in the hip-hop industry. I just love seeing them bring artists of different levels together, and this is one of the main reasons why their debut album was so beyond compelling to me, but since it was just their beginning, I think that other albums are sure to be a treat, and I certainly hope we get a new project as soon as possible. On the other hand, Yeat is an artist who has been seeing his success rates absolutely skyrocket, and considering he has grown to be one of my own personal favorite artists out at the moment, the decision to tap in with the song “No Handoutz” was as easy …

Getting to Know Caribbean Sensation HoodCelebrityy

Caribbean sensation Tina Pinnock, better known as HoodCelebrityy, is taking dancehall music to a new height. The Jamaican-born artist relocated to the United States to live with her great-grandmother at the age of 12. Growing up in the Bronx, Hood quickly became a neighborhood superstar after she began to showcase her deejaying and freestyle skills. Her big breakthrough came in 2015 after collaborating with her childhood friend Cardi B on their smash record “Wine Pon It”. She praises her intercultural childhood and credits Vybz Kartel and Lady Saw for influencing the artist she is today. Widely known for her 2017 viral hit ‘Walking Trophy’ which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart and received 64 million and counting views on Youtube, HoodCelebrityy paved a lane for her music. Her refreshing sound is a mixture of reggae, dancehall, R&B, and trap. By combining her Jamaican heritage with her American upbringing, it’s no surprise to see the success she has received throughout her career. This year, we can hopefully expect a new album from HoodCelebrityy this summer. Check out our exclusive interview with her below. — Lyrical Lemonade: How was it like growing up in Jamaica?  Growing up in Jamaica …

Just A Man – [Ajna]

Westside LA artist Ajna makes his Lyrical Lemonade debut with a bar-filled track titled “Just A Man.” With a soulful sample, the artist speaks his truth as the production gradually picks up in pacing. Serving as the first single on his upcoming project entitled lifelines, this offering thematically provides a glimpse of Ajna’s maturely humble lyricism despite his young age. Along with a strong conviction to make money off of his music, listeners are able to grasp the genuine passion that stems from Ajna’s musical resolve. “Just A Man” is a title that speaks for itself; Ajna knows he is no better than anyone else as a human being, but he also knows how capable his talents are with the right mindset. Have a listen below via Soundcloud!