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Move Like a Boss – [Fivio Foreign] ft. [Young M.A.]

New York has always been one of the main hubs for Rap music, and they’ve set some of the most massive trends in the entire industry for decades at this point. Although some people think that it isn’t the same place it once was in terms of music, the newer generation of artists thinks otherwise. Obviously, people like Joey Bada$$, Pop Smoke, Lil Tjay, and more all have different styles and characteristics, but they all make some of the greatest music out right now. I found out about another NYC emcee, Fivio Foreign, through his work with Pop and I’ve been a fan ever since. Young M.A., although she’s been in the scene for quite some time now, I have honestly paid less attention to, but I do understand exactly how talented she is as well. Although this duo’s song “Move Like a Boss” came out last month, they decided to team up and shoot a music video, thankfully. First and foremost, the song itself begins with production comprised of an angelic choir singing mixed with heartfelt piano keys. Eventually, chattering percussion and banging 808s enter into the instrumental and create an up-tempo foundation that is right along the lines …

OMNITRIX – [Reddot550]

One of my favorite parts about writing for Lyrical Lemonade is the fact that I get a chance to come across some of the most promising up and comers to date. This might not be as possible if I didn’t write for LL considering I probably wouldn’t dig as deep to find new and interesting music to write about, but I love discovering innovative artists that already have a formidable following and have laid a solid foundation for their careers. Beyond this, I truly enjoy giving these talents a moment in the spotlight with a simple write-up, because I know just how helpful and meaningful that can be to someone who’s still working day and night to make a name for themselves in this industry. The most recent artist I came across goes by the name of Reddot550 and hails from Broward County, a Florida region that is known to produce some of the best rappers in the entire country. After doing some additional research, it turns out that some people refer to him as the Tay-K of Florida because of the similar styles they both share, and this had my interest at an all-time high. His most recent project, …

Hallucinogen (Trippin’)-[Ncognita]

The individual who is making it onto our pages right now might be one of the most dynamic artists that I’ve ever gotten the chance to write about. When you experience true and raw talent, it is impossible to shake it. Think back to the first time you heard a legend. There was not a doubt in your mind that you were witnessing something special; something that might only come around once in a lifetime. When you stumble upon those types of artists early, it’s of the utmost importance to take immediate notice. Today, it is my honor to highlight a future star in the making. Someone who is not only going to leave a mark in her genre, but in music altogether. Ncognita is the rapper we’ve all been waiting for. In a brief conversation last week, one of my colleagues asked me if I’m a fan of Hip-Hop and I proceeded to tell him that “I’m a fan of good Hip-Hop.” If you’re wondering what constitutes as good hip-hop, look no further than this article. I came across the stellar talent of Ncognita when her first song to hit streaming services came out. The offering, titled, “Clap Clap” …

Change Ya Life – [Shoreline Mafia]

If you’ve paid any attention whatsoever to the Hip-Hop movement taking over California for the past few years, you should be almost too familiar with Shoreline Mafia by now. They’ve been making more than just waves for years and at this point, they’ve amassed a huge following all over the country. After releasing multiple mixtapes as a group as well as individual songs and projects, they decided to come together one final time and release their debut studio album Mafia Bidness, which is expected to be released at the end of this month. While this news is exciting, it’s also bittersweet because it marks the departure of one of the group’s standouts, Fenix Flexin. I’m excited to see what he’ll do in his individual career, but I just love the chemistry that the group has together, so it’s going to be different not seeing him on any of the Mafia’s projects moving forward. As we prepare for the highly anticipated release of the group’s forthcoming album, however, we have been blessed with a new single entitled “Change Ya Life”. I realize that this came out on Friday, but it was a holiday weekend and I was listening to this track …

On The Way: 18Veno talks South Carolina, jetsonmade, BoyMeetSpace, and more

Photo by @bijannyfootball Over the past year and a half, largely under the guiding light of DaBaby, there’s been a shift happening in the Carolinas. The pieces are moving into place, the signature sound is there, and with names like jetsonmade and Neeko Baby behind the boards, the Carolinas – and more specifically, South Carolina – are churning out hit after hit, playing entirely by their own rules while the rest of the world tries to play catch-up. The soundtrack to it all? “Jetson made another one.” Today, with numerous hits to his name and even a hit single at this very moment in the form of “WHATS POPPIN,” jetsonmade is using onwards and upwards growth to turn inwards, championing his native South Carolina with a locally-focused label called BoyMeetSpace. From producers 1stClass, Deskhop, and Neeko Baby to creative director Chidiebere Udogwu, he’s keeping things close to home, with one artist, in particular, as the chosen one for his SC-oriented team: 18Veno. Hailing from Winnsboro, South Carolina, 18Veno is a 19-year old rapper supplied with beats from arguably the hottest crew of producers in rap right now. By all definitions, he’s South Carolina’s “chosen one,” and as the chosen one might do, Veno has …

OTW – [RonSoCold]

If you’ve been paying any sort of attention to the artists we all really enjoy here at Lyrical Lemonade, it shouldn’t come as a surprise when I mention RonSoCold as being one of our absolute favorite rappers to talk about. His persona is unique and individualistic, as is his music of course, and he has been absolutely blowing up over the last couple of years. This could be due to his out of the box approach to music, his undeniable knack for creating catchy hits that get stuck in listeners’ heads, or his sheer output of releases that always keep his name in the spotlight. Whether it’s one of these things or a combination of all of them, RonSoCold is only going to see his price go up for the foreseeable future, and he’s definitely an artist you’re going to want to keep an eye on because you’re going to be seeing a lot more of him whether you like it or not. A perfect example of his creativity and individuality comes in the form of the brand-new music video for his song “OTW”, which was featured on his self-titled debut album this past May. While you’ve most likely already …

Walked In – [Germ]

Germ has long been one of my go-to favorite rappers in the underground scene. I found him through collaborations with some of my other favorite artists like Pouya and $uicideboy$, and ever since I was put onto his solo music, I haven’t looked back. His energy is absolutely electric, his voice is one of a kind, he can switch his flows up and rap better than most of the other artists in the industry, and his demeanor, although relaxed and typically calm outside of his music, is as sneakily vibrant as his style. No matter if he drops an individual song or has features, he always levels up his counterparts and brings the best out in them because they understand that if they don’t bring their A-game, they’re going to get completely overshadowed and left in the dust. The only negative thing I can say about Germ, in my own selfish opinion, is the fact that he barely has any of his own projects out. While he has singles and features galore, Germ Has a Deathwish is still a mixtape that I constantly return to, even though it is such a short listen. It was just so well put together, …

LL Presents: The 99 Neighbors Q&A

Back in 2019, I became introduced to one of my favorite groups to ever exist. That sounds like an exaggeration, but ever since stumbling upon their music, I have been completely enamored by their art in every way. It’s extremely common to be inspired by music itself, but its another thing to be inspired by the people who are making it; But, that’s exactly what you get when talking about the Vermont, Collective, 99 Neighbors. Over the past year or so, the rising group has made immense strides; from the release of their debut album, “Television” all the way to inking a record deal under the Warner backed label, Nice Work, the group of talented individuals have been creating a unique and outstanding lane that only they can occupy. As a longtime supporter of 99 Neighbors, it was only right to get them on our page in a way that covers more ground than the classic write up. Last week, I had the chance to hop on a zoom call with the main vocalists of the group, Sam Paulino, Aidan Ostby, Hank “HANKNATIVE” Collins, and Connor “Swank” Stankevich. I was even able to get manager, Cal Rawlings on for a …

Tony Shhnow and CashCache! tell us how they linked up, their latest joint-project, how CashCache got his tag, and much more in an exclusive new Q&A

2020 has been a year of mass chaos and upheaval that has lead to a great many growing pains within our different communities as dissension increases more and more and on a much more microcosmic level, this has been reflected in many different music trends, specifically within rap, that have begun to take shape over the last twelve months that are certainly challenging sonic status-quos while also inspiring and grabbing the attention of new listeners every day who are tired of hearing the exact same type of boring song structure and production tropes continually. Atlanta in particular has been a hotbed for this rise of creativity and innovation within the ‘trap’ and ‘SoundCloud’ spaces that have given both artists and producers a blank canvas to essentially riff on the sounds and flows pulled off by their peers. It is innately collaborative and frankly beautiful to watch and while people may immediately point to artists like 645AR, whose squeaky-voiced flow has already enchanted millions this year, or even Kenny Mason who is beginning to work metal and shoegaze production tendencies into his music in a completely new way, unlike the tired and drab ‘rap-rock’ of previous years. However, neither of these …

Misunderstanding – [909Memphis]

When it comes to making a name for yourself in the music industry independently without the help of any major labels or anything of that nature, it takes a degree of grit, determination, and patience. The grind can never be easy, especially when you’re putting out some of the most unique and impressive music in the entire world and people continue to sleep. This is somewhat the case for 909Memphis, who has been constantly and tirelessly working towards getting his shot at fame and fortune because he knows it’s going to happen eventually, but he’s trying his best to expedite the process as much as possible. This is where the patience characteristic that I mentioned before comes into play because he’s not worried and he’s just going to keep making music by his own rules and consistently releasing quality songs and videos. His one-off style has already captured the ears of many underground music fans and his fanbase continues to grow but one of these days, something is just going to click with the rest of the world and he’s going to blow up, mark my words. If you’re unfamiliar with the Virginia talent, you’ll probably be caught off guard …