Maverick – [Danny Diamonds]

From melodic vocal runs to anthemic songwriting, Danny Diamonds’ music is undeniable. Each and every new release possesses that intangible sense of replay value that simply can’t be imitated, and most notably, Diamonds has achieved this prowess without ever losing sight of his well-refined artistic identity. Today, the Boston representative is here to impress yet again with his brand new single, “Maverick.” As noted by the title, “Maverick” is a celebration of sorts, rooting its pride in the fact that Diamonds has come a long way as both a musician and a human. Sure, along the path there have been countless obstacles and moments of self-doubt, but what matters is that Diamonds is still here, still making music, and doing it all as the star-bound, independent thinker that he truly is. No one can deny that the Boston talent has a knack for crafting earworms, and “Maverick” follows right in line, supplementing this catchiness with a truly motivational message for fans of any kind to resonate with. That said, stream the new song below and keep an eye out for Diamonds’ forthcoming EP! Produced by Level

Go To Hell – [Sophia Harari]

Perhaps the most fulfilling occurrence in the life of a writer is that of a moment — a point in time when, in some way and by some measure, something meaningful is happening and yet, the story hasn’t quite developed. These moments leave writers like myself in pure bliss, as the best is yet to come and the story yet to unfold. Amongst my favorite examples of such is the burgeoning R&B scene happening in the UK right now. Filled to the brim with promising talent and still on its way up, this scene has burst onto the forefront of the future of music, and by the looks of it, will only continue to grow in notoriety in the years to come. Today, marking one of my favorite names in UK R&B at the moment, an artist named Sophia Harari is here with her latest single, “Go to Hell.” Upon first listen, I was shocked at the creative execution behind “Go to Hell” as it remains Harari’s only song on streaming services currently. Needless to say, the Manchester-born talent may just be getting started, but in regards to both songwriting and vocal deliveries, she’s well on her way to prominence, as …

Purple Heart – [Baby Smoove]

Detroit is the place to be in rap right now. From flows to pace, the D is birthing a great deal of what’s hot, and amongst the city’s most impressive young talents is Lyrical Lemonade favorite Baby Smoove. Today, in his most artful release to date, Smoove is back with his new project, Purple Heart. Being that the cover art photoshops Smoove’s face onto Prince’s body, Purple Heart sets itself aside from Smoove’s past releases right off the bat. It’s more emotional, more well-rounded, and per usual, braggadocious as can be, painting a notably full picture of the Detroit native in regards to money, loyalty, love, and so much more. With that said, as we’ve mentioned in the past, Smoove’s greatest two skills are that of his quotable lyrics and nonchalant flows. When mixed together, these two aspects create a deadly concoction, and have certainly become leading factors in Smoove’ rise to prominence as of late. But none of this can be done without the right production to match, and on Purple Heart, it seems as though Smoove has mastered his ear for beats, as he rattles off rhymes all the way from the soulful tint of “Tings” to the Elton John-esque magic of …

2X – [Don Rio] x [Vega Ramon]

If you recall a couple of months back we premiered a music video for New York native Vega Ramon, and today he is making his return along with his homie Don Rio with the music video for their brand new song called “2X”. It’s a super smooth song that damn near anyone can enjoy, the two emcees did their thing over the chill instrumental and they knew that @MediaDon was the go to man for the visual. The homie Media Don always seems to come through with pleasing music videos and he set these two up for greatness here, getting some awesome footage from their last trip to Austin, Texas for SXSW and it turned out to make for an impressive overall release. Enough talking about it, check out this brand new music video for yourself below!   directed by @MediaDon

Loyle Carner: Growth in Uncertainty

It is often said the true confidence is living in uncertainty. The greatest amount of personal growth occurs when we’re sheerly unsure of what’s to come, and furthermore, the art of self-progression is one ridden with uncomfortability. For South London artist Loyle Carner, such can be said about his sophomore album, Not Waving, But Drowning. Now having reached a notable level of monetary success and fame, one may expect Carner’s former issues to have been resolved and replaced with happiness and pure freedom, but as Carner recalls it, this newfound success comes with a balance of both and good, as opposed to pure profit. It is under this very thesis that Not Waving, But Drowning operates. Put simply, Loyle Carner wasn’t necessarily prepared for fame, but neither is anyone else, for that matter. From the sudden presence of artificial love and affection in his life to the sheer uncertainty that living with success can cause, his sophomore effort is an intimate and honest account of transition, allowing Carner the privilege of introspection as he continues moving forward with life and prosperous career. Accordingly, questioning — not the curiosity kind, but the more essential kind — is the album’s main vehicle of progression. Even …

Hellcat – [QUAMON]

An artist that has been at the top of my lists for emerging artists is Quamon, who I have covered a great deal in the past. He has been dropping hit after hit on his SoundCloud and it appears he has taken it to another level with his first major release on streaming platforms, accompanied by a hype new video that matches the song’s energy. The song is called “Hellcat” and the song has the power of the vehicle it shares its name. Teaming up again with Murda Gang producer Joseph L’étranger, who has provided all production for Quamon up until now. The pair have insane chemistry, each song sounds like its produced with Q’s delivery in mind. Quamon is the type of rapper that has all the makings of a true star, his music seems to be increasing in quality with each release. Watch the new video for “Hellcat” below and stream the single on any major platform!

bad apple – [michael casper]

Returning to the pages of Lyrical Lemonade today, michael casper drops off his latest single titled “bad apple”. With only two prior releases to his name, “bad apple” was indeed the correct follow up single to his previous release titled “black lipstick”. This track specifically showcases michael’s ability to ride over smooth production while delivering intricate lyrics among his charming tone. The young artist had his own words regarding this record, as “when I wrote this song a year ago I was at this place with my mental health where I was letting my mania take over everything in my life. Almost every thought I had was a negative one and I was making my way into a world where the colors around me weren’t as vibrant anymore. I was anxious about being anxious which of course did nothing but make me more anxious.” Furthermore, casper concludes by stating that “your perception starts to get all fucked up at a certain point. Reality begins to blend with the stories you’ve created in your head. I just didn’t feel like I was enough, except when I was with you.” This track is a must-listen as it represents michael and the transparency that …


WRKINSILENCE is back with more melodic heat in his latest single, “Run From Me.” Just as his previous work, this track is a beautiful blend of different genres that will allow him to amass a wider range of listeners. The beat seems somewhat alternative, with vocals consisting of both R&B and electro-pop characteristics. “Run from me, before the money changes me.” He sings of pleading to (likely) his romantic partner, telling them they’re better off leaving before the fame and fortune that comes with stardom changes him for the worse. WRKINSILENCE’s infiltrating vocals and smooth serenades have locked into my library, and as he keeps gaining traction among various music communities I believe he’ll reach the stardom he speaks of in this track. Stream “Run From Me” below!

Our 50 Favorite Kid Cudi Songs

Bravery in vulnerability. Honesty in the face of pain. Effortless trend-setting. Undying authenticity. Inimitable talent. Astonishing hooks, soaring highs, and heartfelt lows. Creative ambition. The list goes on. These attributes and so many more are what makes Kid Cudi a living legend. From his stature as one of the most sonically and aesthetically influential artists alive to an entire catalog of classic albums, mixtapes, features, and chart-topping singles, there’s no denying the sheer impact and importance of the Cleveland-bred artist. His contributions not only to music, but to mental health awareness, fashion, and even acting range over a broad palette of interests and ventures, all of which bring fans back to the one and only Scott Mescudi — a multi-talented star in every right and the kind of artist and human that only comes around once in a lifetime. For our team at Lyrical Lemonade and for countless others, Kid Cudi has soundtracked some of our best moments in life just as much as he’s saved and helped us in our worst. With this in mind, to say that Kid Cudi is an artist for all occasions is an understatement, and furthermore, to say that he’s touched countless lives is …

No Subliminals (Remix) – [FatCash Jizzle] feat. [Moneybagg Yo]

No Subliminals (Remix) – [FatCash Jizzle] feat. [Moneybagg Yo] Up and coming Memphis star FastCash Jizzle is currently creating his own wave. Riding off of the success of his recently released street single, ‘No Subliminals’ the young artist has clearly been putting in the work necessary to make it to the top. In celebration of his birthday on July 9th, the up-and-coming sensation connected with fellow Memphis star Moneybagg Yo for the remix of, ‘No Subliminals.’ His newfound success should be a surprise to no one, the man raps with the confidence and demeanor only a Memphis rapper can carry. Luckily, a music video for the remix was recently released as well. The Zach Hurth directed visual catches FastCash dripped in designer fabrics, dancing diamonds, and whipping in the latest foreign designed cars. Jizzle introduces himself and his FastCash crew with a fearless, unapologetic, money motivated string of verses. Major artists such such as Megan The Stallion, NLE Choppa, fellow Memphis-brethren Blockboy JB, Blac Youngsta, Big Boogie, and many notable faces make cameos throughout the visual, praising the new artist on his recent success. With much more on the way, it’s safe to say that FastCash Jizzle is up next. Watch …