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Yung POLO – “Gettin Dem Loads Off”

This year, I have written about a few producers who transformed into artists. In my opinion, it makes the artist a double sword because you understand different components of what goes into creating music. Up-and-coming artist Yung Polo from Chattanooga, TN always had a passion for music as a child. His father was a part of a popular group called Reel Tight composed of Tennessee natives Bobby Kane, Bobby Rice, Danny Johnson, and Reggie Long. Watching his father as a child made Polo want to follow in his father’s footsteps. He got his foot into the door by engineering for almost the whole city of Chattanooga. He eventually landed major placements with Lil Baby, Glorilla, Kwony Cash, and more. However, once the rising artist relocated to Knoxville, he began to take his career more seriously. Last month, Young Polo shared his latest record “Gettin Dem Loads Off.” He linked up his producer friend Cuzyn, who he has been working with for the last two years, to create a track his audience can relate to. “I freestyled the whole song and was done recording it within 45-50 mins. I feel like the meaning of this song is for all the hustlers …

THREE HEADS* – [Jean Dawson]

Kids these days have a much different upbringing than anyone in the history of this world thanks to technology, the internet, and even social awareness. We are the generation that doesn’t stand for anything unjust, and with access to anyone across the world on the world wide web and social media, there is never a day that goes by where someone doesn’t make their stance on an issue known. That also means that misfits no longer have to hide or be afraid of their true identity, because there once was a time when these outcasts felt excluded due to their minimal exposure to others like them, The internet allows these individuals to come together and rise up, embracing who they are and being proud of this label, not ashamed of it as they once were. I mean, I’m not ashamed to call myself a bit of a misfit because although certain traits of mine might not fit the mold, others definitely do, and if I had a penny for every time someone came up to me and said something along the lines of “Danny, you really don’t look like someone who would be into the type of music that you …

Winter – [Danny Brown]

Certain emcees have grinded for many years, putting blood, sweat, and tears into their music to get to the position they’re in today, and it seems like the current generation just doesn’t have the patience or a similar work ethic to put in the time and dedication to gain notoriety. Well, one of the most infamous OGs in the game is Danny Brown, a Michigan spitter who needs no introduction at all, but I’ll give him one anyways. Danny was one of the first people I ever experienced (and actually appreciated) try something outrageous as far as vocals are concerned, and with his flows and lyricism shining brightly alongside these captivating styles, I was entranced from the very first time I tapped in. His album Old is still a project that I will revisit regularly, but my favorite memory was seeing him live in 2014 at the Pitchfork Music Festival here in Chicago which still stands as one of the most entertaining, energized performances I’ve ever experienced with my own two eyes. If you’re a fan, you know that we’ve heard more crickets over the past few years than we have new music, but with so much going on in …

Sentient – [Tino Szn]

North Carolina’s Tino Szn is back with his first full-length project of 2022 entitled ‘Sentient’. This project has been a long time coming for the Gastonia, NC emcee and serves as a solid follow-up to his mixtape 4 Seasons which dropped last year. While being another year older now at 18, you can really see the growth and development with Tino in his sound. His wordplay and song structuring have improved immensely from the previous tape to ‘Sentient’. The stand-out tracks on this project are “Drowning Out”, “Danny Phantom”, “Vetements Coat” and “Right Here.” I believe that what separates Tino from many kids his age is that he’s always going to have a little something for everyone on his project. So typically when you listen you’ll hear different favorites from various listeners. While there are vast improvements on this project Tino like many other artists have areas they can tighten up. With him being so young, there’s plenty of time to fine-tune those areas and his sound for the future. Stream Tino Szn’s newest project ‘Sentient’ for yourself after the break.

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Through My Eyes: Full Weekend Recap

Preface Yes, this article is super long and tedious, my bad…. Forewarning, if you’ve already read my other recaps for each individual day, skip to the end for a few words of admiration to the LL family, from me! Every year, the Summer Smash seems to get bigger, better, and more insane than ever before, and 2022 is definitely no exception. Unfortunately, I missed the first year or two because of one reason or another, so 2021 was actually my first time experiencing this event live and in person. At the same time, though, I had been to various other concerts hosted by LL dating all the way back to Lil Uzi Vert’s first-ever Chicago performance way back in April of 2016, so I know how we throw down at live events, and I also know just how loyal, supportive, and turnt up our fans get every chance they get. 2022 had some curveballs thrown at the team including a detrimental storm that almost paused the entire festival, but thanks to the consistently hard-working and ride-or-die group of individuals who put this fest together, the show went on without a hitch! I just want to clarify that this article is …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Through My Eyes: Saturday Recap

Preface Every year, the Summer Smash seems to get bigger, better, and more insane than ever before, and 2022 is definitely no exception. Unfortunately, I missed the first year or two because of one reason or another, so 2021 was actually my first time experiencing this event live and in person. At the same time, though, I had been to various other concerts hosted by LL dating all the way back to Lil Uzi Vert’s first-ever Chicago performance way back in April of 2016, so I know how we throw down at live events, and I also know just how loyal, supportive, and turnt up our fans get every chance they get. 2022 had some curveballs thrown at the team including a detrimental storm that almost paused the entire festival, but thanks to the consistently hard-working and ride-or-die group of individuals who put this fest together, the show went on without a hitch! I just want to clarify that this article is solely based on my own experience and not from the point of view of anybody else. I know this isn’t the typical article I may normally write, but I figured it would be a good stroll down memory …

Divided – [Warner Meadows]

As spring turns to summer all of our favorite artists will be gearing up to release their newest work, and NY artists are no exception. This week Harlem multi-hyphenate Warner Meadows returns with the new single + visual “Divided”. Though you may know Warner Meadows from his work on Baby Keem’s The Melodic Blue or from his hip-hop duo pearl – “Divided” is a high-octane banger that sees our hero boldly putting his name on 2022. Featuring production from Baird, BNYX, and Meadows himself, “Divided” is a unique drill offering that takes inspiration from Meadows’ NY and London roots, blending them into something new altogether. Between the ominous mix and seasoned performance from Meadows, “Divided” has a distinctly cinematic feel that is amplified by the Danny Young and Warner Meadows-directed visual. Whether he’s rapping in front of a liquor store or next to a tractor, Warner Meadows instills every moment in “Divided” with carefully-crafted energy sure to win over even the most hard-headed drill scholars. With an upcoming LP slated to release later this year, Warner Meadows is an incredibly promising NY artist that deserves to be on your radar. Check out “Divided” by Warner Meadows below:

Bring Em Thru’ – [BabyTron]

If you are still sleeping on Detroit’s very own BabyTron at this point, it’s far beyond the time that you should’ve woken up. He is undeniably one of the most creative emcees from a state that is riddled with individuality and versatile personalities, so the fact that he is able to stand out so much is a complete spectacle beyond a shred of doubt in my mind. I mean, I think moving forward it is going to be extremely difficult to top his song and video for “Emperor of the Universe” because it’s one of those things where when you have a song that boasts 21 different samples spanning over decades of eras of hip-hop, and then you get Cole Bennett to shoot at 21 different scenes on an iPhone, there really isn’t much you can do to beat that, but this doesn’t mean that he has hit his peak, or even came close to it yet. Even with so many lengthy projects out, he still drops new records constantly, so when I saw that he not only dropped a song called “Bring Em Thru’” that was produced by JakeSand, Danny G, and Getta Beats a few days ago, but …

Lil Bit – [Kaelin Ellis]

Kaelin Ellis is a name you might recognize if you’re within the producer community. You may have seen his work next to names like Lupe Fiasco, Kaytranada, J.I.D, Danny Brown, and Noname. Today he’s making his artist debut on the Lyrical Lemonade platform with his video for his groovy single “Lil Bit.” This is a lane I wish producers tapped into more in creating visuals with their production. Without any lyrics added to the instrumental, I think if paired with the right VFX person the producers can world build pretty much anything that matches the vibe of each instrumental. However, with this particular single, Kaelin actually lays down a verse for the first time ever on a record. This may be the start of a new era for Kaelin if he decides to venture into becoming a full-time lyricist. Watch the visuals for Kaelin Ellis’ funky new single “Lil Bit” after the break.

way back 2 you – [Danny Orange]

Arizona pop vocalist Danny Orange is one of my favorite up-and-coming acts from the genre. Even though he’s only released two singles today he’s back with an impressive “way back 2 you.” Danny states that “way back 2 you” is the first single leading into my album “fun while it lasted”. Orange goes on to say that “it’s s about me going back to a girl time and time again, no matter what happened between us.” He felt that this was a solid first single because i was about how he felt at the time and was a relatable and vulnerable record. This will lead the charge into his album which the narrative will be more about the process of them splitting up and Danny growing as a person. The visuals feel cinematic and clean but they also have a simplistic look to them which matches the laid-back sound of the tune. Check out the visuals for Danny Oraange’s new record “way back 2 you” below.