Charlotte-based lyrical wizard, MAVI returns with his new offering, “BLOODBATH.” Produced by GRIMM DOZA, the pair of lyricist and producer come together beautifully for this lethal track. MAVI speaks directly to the listener going for two minutes straight utilizing his conversational style to transfix his audience. A grimy texture to his voice provides an authentic rind as he discusses his upbringing, resilience and aspirations. A ghostly set of keys plays in a loop setting the foundation for MAVI’s lyrical deconstruction that will have you running the track back several times to catch every metaphor. Hopefully this isn’t the last of MAVI”s offerings as he continues to level-up with each track that he releases. Check out the new song from MAVI below and make sure to show him some love on Twitter and Instagram.

One Take – [Ron$oCold]

A couple of days ago Lyrical Lemonade favorite Ron$oCold dropped a brand new record titled “One Take” and it’s nothing you want to miss out on. The first thing that caught my attention on this one was the flawless production that was handled by Jetsonmade, he crafted an impeccable instrumental so good that it made Ron sound like he was floating on a cloud as he spit this verse. We here at Lyrical Lemonade are expecting huge things this year from the Charlotte native, and when 2019 is said & done don’t be surprised when he’s one of the biggest artists in his lane. Take a few minutes of your day to stream this brand offering below and if you enjoy it be sure to give Ron$oCold a follow on Twitter here!

Walker Texas Ranger – [DaBaby]

Charlotte rapper DaBaby continues to ring in the new year with a new with a new video in “Walker Texas Ranger.” DaBaby won’t let up as he continues to flood the market with visuals and music from his vault. By being active, applying pressure and recognizing what his audience wants he’s steadily growing his fan base one release at a time. One thing I’ve grown to appreciate his music is that DaBaby has a sense of humor. I wish more street rappers wouldn’t take themselves so seriously and would add new folds in their music and persona. In the Reel Goat’s directed video you can catch the Charlotte emcee dressed up as action star Chuck Norris’ character Walker, Texas Ranger. Like Chuck, DaBaby performs stunts such as surviving driving his truck off a cliff and showing off his martial arts skills. Watch DaBaby’s visuals for “Walker Texas Ranger” below.

ONE FOOT – [mavi]

The phrase, “all gas, no breaks” can easily be applied to Mavi and the music he creates. The Charlotte-based artist delivers a new song with “ONE FOOT” that highlights his undeniable skill. The song focuses on taking things one at a time, which is displayed in Mavi’s cadence that is reminiscent of Earl Sweatshirt. Using a conversational style that sounds more like the reading of a book, Mavi paints a picture for listeners. The new song utilizes a washed sounding set of production that doesn’t overstay its welcome, allowing Mavi’s storytelling ability to truly shine. You’re going to have to run this track back a few times to catch all the gems of knowledge Mavi drops during the three-minute track. Listen to the new song below and tell us how your rating the bars in the comment section!

Blank Blank – [DaBaby]

Charlotte rapper DaBaby returns to the spotlight today with visuals for his single “Blank Blank.” Blank is a universal slang term, but it holds a little different meaning in Charlotte, North Carolina. The term was created in the mid- 90s and early 2000s which means ‘To take whatever you are doing to extreme measures.’ The song for this video is the title track off DaBaby’s recent album also entitled Blank Blank that was released in early November. DaBaby ran into some misfortune earlier this month, where a man confronted him while the rapper was shopping at a Walmart. The altercation resulted in a loss of life, but the Charlotte emcee was thankful enough to walk away unscathed. As DaBaby continues to rise as an artist and in fame, let’s hope that trouble stays away from him. If this video captures your attention, then don’t be hesitant to go check out the full-length project here! Tune in and watch DaBaby’s music video for “Blank Blank” below.

Miss Charlotte – [Baby Keem]

Baby Keem is up next, just mark my words. Today, the rising talent is here to prove that there’s substance behind the hype with a cinematic new set of visuals for the song “Miss Charlotte” off of his recently-released project, The Sound of Bad Habit. Taking to colorful scenes of Keem spending the day and night with his girl, this music video finds our hero in his most natural state as he walks around with a captivating, leisurely charisma. The energy that his verses exhibit translates seamlessly onto the screen, and without breaking a sweat, Keem offers up a release just as appealing visually as it is sonically. This budding talent is a must-watch, so check out “Miss Charlotte” below and follow Baby Keem on Twitter here! Directed by Chris Parsons Produced by Cardo Got Wings

LL Presents: The Travis Thompson Q&A

Seattle native Travis Thompson has been making some serious noise so far in 2018 with not only his musical ability that showed on his album YouGood, but as well as in his presence as a director behind the camera, all in all he’s simply a dope creative. After being put on to Travis a month or two back I knew that I wanted to bring him in for one of our Q&A segments, and today I am more than glad to bring our readers the final product, learn a thing or two about Travis below!     — EM: Before we dive into the questions, can you give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself TT: My name is Travis Thompson and I’m a rapper and director from Seattle, WA — EM: What is your earliest memory of music? TT: The first music memory I have was my dad playing The Score by The Fugees & old Eminem shit on the way to my basketball games- to try and get me hyped up. My mom didn’t like me listening that shit, so I was really obsessed with it. Around the same time, my big sister was playing me a …

Superstar – [10CellPhones]

10CellPhones has appeared once or twice on our platform in the past, and today is he making his return with his brand new offering titled “Superstar”. The Charlotte has been known to provide melodic & catchy records up to this point, and you can definitely expect more of that one this one, as he attacked a bouncy, damn near video game sounding instrumental. 10 Cell Phones has been putting out a good amount of music lately with about 5/6 songs in the last couple of months alone, so hopefully that is a sign that there is a new project on the horizon, but as we wait go ahead and listen to this new tune below.

Bread Up – [10cellphones]

An artist that goes by the name of 10cellphones is making his Lyrical Lemonade debut today with his brand new offering titled “Bread Up”. The Charlotte native linked up with producer Dyingprince who cooked up with this hard hitting & bouncy instrumental, and you’d be hard pressed to say that he didn’t come through & tear this beat apart, with a addicting flow where he is damn near whispering. Listen to this brand new tune below and if you like it be sure to let me know in the comments section!

i want u – [Rob Flo]

Making his Lyrical Lemonade debut today, comes a rising artist out of Charlotte, NC, Rob Flo. The 20-year-old MC just unleashed a new record, and it’s definitely worth a listen. i want u is a slow jam where Rob shares some lustrous lyrics with confidence and vulnerability. It’s an emotion-driven record that comes together in the form of a truly fantastic track. With an album on the way make sure you put Rob on your radar now before he blows up. Check out the up and coming rapper below with i want u below: