Watch DaBaby Freestyle On Hot97

As we’ve come to find throughout the years, every rapper who gets the chance to showcase their skills in front of the legendary Funkmaster Flex needs to be prepared to impress. Hot97 has seen some of the best freestyles in rap history and today, none other than the explosive North Carolina star, DaBaby, is here to try his hand at the task. If you’re familiar with DaBaby’s music, then I’m sure that just like myself, you’ve fallen in love with the incredibly fast and consistent speed at which the rising talent raps. He never gives any instrumental much time to breathe, and as a result, I always end up stumbling upon more and more lyrical gems every time I relisten to one of DaBaby’s songs. With this in mind, you can be sure that this lyrical skill and more is exactly what DaBaby brought to the table in his Funk Flex freestyle. Not only is each and every bar packed with the alluring braggadocio that we all know and love DaBaby for, but this one also comes packed with some of the most technical skill that we’ve seen from NC’s own to date. Needless to say, this one is a …

Taylor Bennett Speaks on The American Reject, the Cover Art, TBE + more!

Taylor Bennett has been one of the biggest pieces in the puzzle that makes up Chicago’s music community. He has been rapping and creating music for damn near a decade and has become not only one of Chicago’s best rappers, but more importantly one of the brightest business minds that the city has to offer. The growth of his company Taylor Bennett Entertainment has been amazing to watch to say the least: he has built up a still small yet unbelievably talented roster with Bianca Shaw who has blossomed into one of the best talents that the city has to offer, as well as Zxxk who is one of the most talented producers & creatives in the game. When we look back ten years from now, these two will be far along in their careers under the guidance of Taylor & TBE. Next week Taylor is releasing his forthcoming album The American Reject, and when I saw him tease the cover I knew I had to bring him by the Lyrical Lemonade office to pick his brain about the project, the cover and so much more. As we gear up for the project that appears to be Taylor’s biggest and most …

Sli’merre – [Young Nudy] [Pi’erre Bourne]

Wow. After anxiously waiting for a few weeks, the day has come — Young Nudy and Pi’erre Bourne’s highly-anticipated collaborative effort, Sli’merre, was finally released at 12 PM EST earlier today. Considering the excitement behind this project thanks to the two singles, “Mister” alongside 21 Savage and “Extendo” featuring Lil Uzi Vert, I wasn’t sure how well the project would live up to the larger-than-life expectations. However, being that it already received an 8.0 review on Pitchfork and considering the overwhelmingly positive reactions from fans on social media, it’s easy to tell that Nudy and Pi’erre’s long-awaited effort went far above and beyond what anyone could have expected. 12 tracks long and stacked with star-studded features including 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Megan Thee Stallion, and DaBaby, this project takes Nudy’s chilling street storytelling and brings it into an entirely new world of status and sound. Pi’erre Bourne’s otherworldly production style seamlessly complements the legendary cast of characters on the album, and further, the electrifying presence of Nudy’s oddball vocals and malleable flows makes for a perfect concoction of melodic, transcendent sounds that you can’t help but love. So far, I’m two listens deep into the project, but I can already …

Bad Side – [Natalie Carr]

Pop songbird Natalie Carr shows off her potential drops her debut single “Bad Side.” Being a huge music nerd I try to listen to as much music as I can in a never-ending search to finding who is next. During that search one day I ran across Carr on an Instagram story from someone I follow and decided to go listen to her music. When I first played “Bad Side” I wasn’t completely blown away, but Natalie left me with an impression that I couldn’t ignore. Her songwriting was really impressive for this to be her first single. After digging deeper and having a conversation with Natalie and her team they’ve been working on developing something special behind the scenes. Producer and songwriter Firtz On Da Track who has been a key force behind the boards with the production on a lot of DaBaby’s hit singles. Natalie and her team will continue to push her sound to new heights when what she has in the vault and it should only be a matter of time before pop and r&b fans start catching on. Stream Natalie Carr’s single “Bad Side” below.

Suge Remix – [NDPNDNT]

Chicago emcee NDPNDNT has been featured here on our site a couple of times so far this year, and this morning he is back with his brand new remix to DaBaby’s smash hit record titled “Suge”. One thing that you simply can’t deny with NDPNDNT is his ability to simply rap his ass off, he has the rare skill to spit at an extremely rapid pace, but he is still able to make it sound catchy & clear. He is still very young and has potential so I am excited to see what NDPNDNT does from here, but for now just check out this new tune below.

Next Song (DaBaby Remix) – [D2X]

2019 has already been a breakout year for DaBaby. After inking a major deal with Interscope, dropping his Billboard-charting ‘Baby on Baby’ project, and embarking on a national headlining tour, it doesn’t seem like the Charlotte, NC native will stop heating up any time soon. His rise has drawn eyes and ears of hip-hop fans and other up-and-coming rappers alike, even inspiring one Chicago rapper to put his own spin on one of DaBaby’s hardest tracks to date. D2X is in the midst of his own come-up himself, and the seismic waves of his talent have already started reverberating through Chicago’s local scene. Last year, he released his ‘Enjoy Life’ EP and gained the attention of DJ Pharris at Power 92 with his song “Woop Woop”. For his latest drop, he’s remixed Da Baby’s “Next Song”—one of the standout tracks on 2018’s ‘Blank Blank’. The “Next Song” instrumental serves as an ideal blueprint for remixing, with its hard baseline and a simple yet remarkably menacing melody. D2X takes full advantage of this beat, filling in the gaps with his straightforward lyrical style and self-assured presence resonating throughout. He weaves in his own story to take possession of the track, referencing his …

Billion Dollar Baby Freestyle – [Stunna 4 Vegas]

DaBaby is on a run right now and he’s proving that he’s one of the hottest rappers out right now. Stunna 4 Vegas is the protege who is waiting in the wings and today we have new visuals and a new track from him and Dababy entitled “Billion Dollar Baby Freestyle.” In the first line of the song Stunna belts out “She says I’m signed to Dababy I made it” and I felt that nothing could be truer than that. Stunna 4 Vegas is based out of Salisbury North Carolina, a small town that has fewer people than a lot of universities here. It turns out Stunna was really just a big fish in a small pond because he’s been taking off ever since he’s linked with the Charlotte superstar. We were supposed to receive a tape from Stunna today but unfortunately, he was forced to push it back to a later date. On a positive note, this freestyle is really great, no hook, no melodies just straight through rapping and Stunna and Dababy execute it flawlessly. Watch the video for “Billion Dollar Baby Freestyle” below.

Baby Sitter – [DaBaby] Ft. [Offset]

DaBaby is one of, if not the hottest new artist in the game, so when I saw that he released a brand new visual for “Baby Sitter” featuring Offset I gave it my upmost attention. The special connection that DaBaby has with his video directors Reel Goats is something that cannot be overlooked, they have been releasing one of a kind, groundbreaking music videos one after another and this new visual is the latest of the bunch. There have been dozens upon dozens of extraordinary music videos that have been released so far in 2019, but when it’s all said and done this one will stand out from the rest. Take a few minutes of your evening to watch this brand new music video below, and if you like it don’t forget to follow DaBaby on Twitter here!

Goin Baby – [DaBaby]

  Whether on YouTube or pretty much any social media platform right now, you simply can’t avoid the name DaBaby. Energetic as can be and captivating in every single line he delivers, DaBaby is ubiquitous in the music world, and for all the right reasons, as the pure strength and volume of his releases never fail to impress. Today, fresh off of a brand new interview with Nardwaur at SXSW, the man himself is back on our pages with a brand new music video for “Goin Baby.” While I could talk about the energy that Baby brings into this one, just as he always does, I’d rather point to the fact that this budding star never seems to take himself too seriously. On the mic and off, DaBaby truly seems to be having fun with it, and the hilarity that ensues in the “Goin Baby” video is proof. Da Baby is one of the wildest success stories that we’ve seen in 2019 so far, and it’s always refreshing to see that he’s still enjoying himself as much as possible. “Goin Baby” is a must-watch, so be sure to check this one out below and let us know what you think …

Now – [Lil Gotit]

Be sure to take special note of where you are in life right now, because when your grandkids ask you where you were for hip-hop’s “baby” renaissance, you are going to want to know. I’ve been loving this SAINt JHN track, “Trap” which features one of the hottest rappers in the game in Lil Baby. DaBaby’s album has been on steady repeat. As has the new EP from Sahbabii. And that’s just the start… Already cosigned by Thugger and signed to Alamo, I know I’m late to the game here, but, now, I’m adding Lil Gotit to the list. Keeping the “baby” momentum going, The Atlanta product dropped off his Hood Baby album at the end of last year to the list and a new track, “Da Real Hoodbabies,” last month. I’m fully convinced “Da Real Hoodbabies” is a smash, but it didn’t stop Gotit from returning with another visually-assisted effort in “Now.” Though it is a little grimier and more sinister than his prior, off-the-wall effort — as reflected in the difference in visuals — it is just as potent thanks to the lethal combo of the rib-cage rattling beat and Gotit’s slick cadence and inextinguishable swagger. “Now” is a must-watch for all of our readers out there, so check …