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Uh Uh (Hit Em with The) – [Trippie Redd]

It’s crazy to think just how much the music industry has changed in just the past decade. It went from some massive-scale business that only a lucky few were able to enter to one of the most accessible things to try and get your start in. This is because anyone who had access to things like Garage Band, a cell phone microphone, or even YouTube to get beats from was able to show off their abilities, and while this created a massive boom in new artists, it also flooded the industry with copycats, replicas, and clones that probably didn’t deserve some of the credit that they received because none of their creations were actually original. The same goes for music video directors and creators because once they had access to any of the various editing software that came into existence, it was just too easy to try and put together visuals. While the vast majority of the music business currently is overtaken by replicas, artists like Trippie Redd and directors like DotComNirvan have blazed their own trails and have shown that they’re trendsetters and innovators. Trippie has his own individualistic sound and personality, obviously, and Nirvan has proven his worth …

come thru – [juno] ft. [midwxst]

I’ve already started off my first few articles of the year by shouting out some of my favorite artists that I’ve had the pleasure of being put onto and getting to experience their careers blossom throughout the year. I’ve also shouted out some people who I’ve been a fan of for the better part of a decade and continue to enjoy thoroughly, but there is one more important shout out I simply couldn’t pass up, and that is to some of the music media companies and directors that I’ve become familiar with. Overcast and HIVEMIND were two collectives that absolutely blew me away with the moves they made throughout the last 12 months, and directors like Daniel Jordan K, DotComNirvan, Moshpxt, and so many others truly brought the best out of the artists they worked with all year long, and I have to thank them for the hard work and dedication that they put into their craft. Thanks to them and tons of others, I not only got to enjoy music in a way I have never experienced before, but I also had the pleasure of finding out about some incredible young talents that they were working with, and I …

So Thankful – [Trippie Redd]

In the current day and age of hip-hop music, there are so many copycats and replicas of artists who created a new sound, and because some of these artists aren’t as creative as the pioneers, they have to cling onto a style that works, and I just feel like it takes away from the original idea that was brought to life in the first place. The same goes for videographers from what I’ve seen because as soon as a director pushes the limit and brings something new to the table, everyone just wants to copy their ideas and try to play it off as their own. Going back to artists, Trippie Redd is an emcee who brought something totally new and unique to the party once he broke into the industry years and years ago, and ever since, his influence can be heard amongst so many different individuals throughout the music scene. This is a similar situation as DotComNirvan, a videographer who incorporated an entirely inimitable way of shooting visuals that caught on like wildfire, and now so many other young directors take these things and try to make them their own. While No one is ever going to do …

Ya Ya – [YEAT]

At this point, it has already been a few weeks since I was first put onto YEAT’s music, and it seems like I’m playing a never-ending game of catch up considering he has so much music out already. He just seems to be an artist who took the scene by storm out of nowhere and hasn’t looked back since, bringing an entirely new style of music to the masses and he simply doesn’t want the fun to end anytime soon. With such an indescribable sound and even more dexterity within his various releases, it sounds like he is making music that we’ve never heard whatsoever in the past and this individuality is what draws fans in, yet his natural talent and creativity keep listeners engaged for the long haul. Not very long ago at all, YEAT released his project Up 2 Më, and even though I still need to check this project out in its entirety, I was beyond excited to see him team up with the rapidly rising director DotComNirvan for a music video for his record “Ya Ya”, and the results are amazing yet again. Although things are kept relatively simplistic in nature throughout this video, if you …

Tic Tac Toe – [midwxst]

Not too long ago, Indiana’s very own midwxst dropped his project Summer03, and it has been a project I can’t stop listening to even after all the time that has passed. Considering midwxst is one of the leaders of the hyperpop movement, he is never taking his foot off the gas and is constantly dropping new music that seems to only get better with time and practice. Most recently, he dropped a track entitled “Tic Tac Toe”, and while it is a song that I’ve been bumping ever since it dropped a few days ago, I was super excited to find out he teamed up with DotComNirvan once again to drop an awesome new music video for the record. Opening up with a few cartoon scenes, things go back to real life as he makes his way around an all-red scene, although these animated hits occur repeatedly throughout to bring some diversity to the offering. During the red scenes, though, the camera work is intentionally shaky and sporadic to match the song’s hasty, energetic pace, accenting these elements wonderfully. Other than this, there are various scenes that seem to take place in a very colorful, vibrant garden, and the colors …

Pick a Strain – [Ka$hdami] ft. [Matt Ox] & [TyFontaine]

Ka$hdami is a relatively new name to me, but it’s a name that I’ve seen popping up left and right, so I figured it was about time for me to get in tune. While I don’t know much about him other than the fact that he’s young, from the DMV area, and has drawn comparisons to Tay-K 47, I decided to tune in to one of his most recent JayPluggz-produced songs entitled “Pick a Strain” for an awesome music video directed by none other than DotComNirvan, a talented videographer that has been blowing up alongside some of the smaller acts that he has worked with in recent memory. Teaming up with Matt Ox and fellow DMV rapper TyFontaine, the trio pretty much hangs out in a fairly simplistic, clean white room. Thanks to some large windows and a bright, sunny day outside, the natural light just illuminates the room, making it look as if they’re chilling inside of a room that’s located in heaven. Although they don’t leave the room at any moment, one of my favorite things about Nirvan and his videography is his editing skills, because no matter what the scene at hand looks like, he adds in …

Ruthless – [midwxst]

midwxst is a creative from Indiana who I have been a fan of for the past six months or so, he’s someone who we are keeping a close eye on here at Lyrical Lemonade, and today he is back with the release of his brand new music video for “Ruthless”. Midwxst connected with music video director DotComNirvan, another creative who we are big fans of here at LL, and they created something special here. The song itself finds midwxst rapping over a complex instrumental that has many different layers to it, rapping with somewhat of a muzzled type of flow, all while rapping his ass off for three minutes straight. We are rooting for midwxst and I can speak for our entire company when I say that we are eagerly watching him develop as an artist, if you aren’t yet familiar with him, now is the perfect time to get in tune!

Kid Cudi Remix – [Pasto Flocco]

One of the biggest letdowns of the 2010’s for me came at the end of the decade when Playboi Carti and Young Nudy’s song “Kid Cudi” or “Pissy Pamper,” or whatever you personally called it then, failed to make any major impact on music beyond being such an unprecedented success for a leaked song, which is a win that has to be taken with a grain of salt considering the lost revenues and general lost cultural importunateness, so it is no surprise to me to start seeing more and more artists remix the song, and the fact that it initially leaked just before Covid paused the world, making the song feel like even more of a throwback than it is when you hear it. The newest remix that I have heard to this track comes from Queens, NY artist Pasto Flocco who teamed up with the endlessly creative director DotComNirvan for the visual and glides over the PowerUp production that warped the inital Pi’erre Bourne melody but adding distinctive new percussion that has become a sonic calling card of this latest New York wave of producers that are the musical background of collectives like Surf Gang that Pasto is affiliated …

Dummy – [Tyfontaine]

Considering we’ve been waiting for such a long time for Tyfontaine to drop Ascension, it almost doesn’t seem real that we have it in our hands at this point. While I’ve already listened to it a handful of times and thoroughly enjoy it, I was beyond excited to see that he even teamed up with DotComNirvan to release a music video for one of my personal favorite songs on the album called “Dummy”. As it begins, we are seemingly taken on a trip throughout various moments of his life, one in the middle of the desert, another on a set of fire escape stairs, and we finally settle in on a club-like atmosphere where Ty begins to do his thing and let loose. As the scene is colored in a red hue with green dots, Ty is surrounded by a plethora of women who dance alongside him, making sure that it’s known that he’s the star of the show. Whether he’s inside of the party bus, in a bedroom, or inside of a house, there is never a shortage of ladies who always show just how much fun he is. Aside from this, there is another shot in the desert …

Run It Up – [TyFontaine] ft. [SoFaygo]

Although the music business can be pretty cutthroat and competitive at times, I feel like up and comers have to stick together. Obviously, you want to be the best and the hottest out, but you can’t do everything all alone, and having a group of industry friends and artists is definitely an advantage one hundred percent of the time. More specifically, when I started seeing snippets and teasers for TyFontaine’s collaboration with SoFaygo called “Run It Up”, I couldn’t have had higher expectations. It did end up dropping last week and I’ve been busy so I wasn’t able to cover it sooner, but I couldn’t let this one fall by the wayside. Jetsonmade and 1st Class teamed up to bring this instrumental to life, and they did an absolutely amazing job utilizing adventurous synths, crispy hats and claps, and resounding 808s that sound very similar to other Ty offerings, making sure that he’s right at home on the instrumental. The two artists tag team the chorus, but in all honesty, they both sound so similar as if they’re long-lost brothers, so as they rotate from part to part, the differences are barely noticeable and they complement each other perfectly. The …