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Ya Se Nada Es Perfecto – [Rocci] [Ramirez] [Pouya] & [Lu]

If you have been following along with the underground rap scene whatsoever, names like Pouya, Ramirez, and anyone else who was part of or associated with the Buffet Boys shouldn’t be new names to you by any means. While it appears as if Buffet Boys has become a thing of the past, this group has moved onto a new page in their book called All But 6, and it’s a movement that I am extremely excited about, especially after all of the wonderful music that has been brought to life over the past few months. While I believe this is an independent label that was created by some of the founding fathers of the underground, it’s certainly not a group to take lightly because the roster is full of notorious figures in the scene including Pouya, Fat Nick, Mikey the Magician, Kxllswxtch, Shakewell, Lu, Boobie Lootaveli, and others, so with the mixture of seasoned veterans and exciting new artists, there really isn’t anything that this lineup of immense talents can’t do, which is why you need to keep them on your radar. Although Rocci and Ramirez aren’t included on the All But 6 website, it’s not a secret that they …

Mom… It’s Not a Phase – [Fat Nick] & [Kxllswxtch]

There are a handful of artists that I honestly have a hard time expressing my admiration for because they have made such an impact on me personally that I can’t find the words to describe how much I appreciate them. Fat Nick is one of these emcees because from the moment I heard his project When the Lean Runs Out, my perception of music was completely shifted. I was blown away at how he was able to mix in serious topics like addiction with other all-out bangers in such a cohesive and efficient manner, and this was a project that I continue to run back even though it dropped over 6 years ago. I mean, back when my brother and I tried to make music of our own some time ago, we even sampled his song “Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Boy” in one of our songs, so I feel like that might give you a good idea of how influential Nick’s music was to me for as long as I have known about him. I’m writing this article about a song that also includes Kxllswxtch, and I never want to undercut him either because he is one of …

KOTA – [Pouya] & [South Strip]

There are plenty of unforgettable moments throughout my time with Lyrical that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Some include my first time in the office, attending shows with some of my closest friends in the industry, and meeting some extraordinary characters, but I could write a book about how detailed some of those moments were, so I won’t get into too much detail. One of my favorite moments, though, occurred at this year’s Summer Smash when I got to meet Pouya and Fat Nick after watching their collaborative set on the side of the stage. Considering I have been listening to them since probably at least 2015 if not earlier, when we finally got to link up, I found out that they both really are genuinely great people who put their all into music. When they showed me their appreciation for simply writing these articles on my laptop in my bedroom at home, the fact that they seemed sincerely thankful for my words meant way more to me than I could ever explain with words. I had been writing about their releases every chance I could before this encounter, but now, I have a newfound desire …

Lola Brooke Premieres Her Latest Single: ‘On My Mind’

If Lola Brooke is not on your radar this year, after reading this article, I hope you get very familiar with her. Standing at 4’9, Brooke is a force to be reckoned with. She is well known in the streets of New York for her deep gritty voice and fierce punchlines. A craft that began in Junior high school, has blossomed into a full-blown career. Growing up, she was influenced by some of hip-hop’s greatest like Missy Elliot, Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, Lauryn Hill, B.I.G., 2 Pac, Meek Mill, and a few others. Today, the Bedstuy native returns with her new single ‘On My Mind’. ‘On My Mind’ is unlike anything we heard from Brooke before. Ahead of her debut EP, the up-and-coming rapper wants her fans to realize how diverse her catalog can be. In the LVTRRAW video, Brooke turns the heat up alongside Lil Rek as both artists embrace a New York love story. Even though this is a love story, Lola still brought out her fatal bars and aggressive flow that I have grown to love. “When I recorded ‘On My Mind’ I wanted people to see that Lola Brooke is a fan of love. There are …

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 …

DJ Tay James Interview: A Prime Example of Staying Down Since Day One

“I can make certain calls and tap in with a certain DJ in another part of the world and know what’s being played over there. I can make calls and ask who the hottest new artist or producer is. I don’t think the DJ role will never be obsolete because an algorithm can’t think like a DJ.” -DJ Tay James Since it’s inception, the art of being a DJ has been something that has always been fascinating to watch. Coming from the old days of having to own actual vinyl records, and then transitioning to an all-digital deck, it’s been amazing to see how many DJs actually move along with the times and are able to master a new craft, when their old ways are shifting away. One could argue that the job of a DJ is one of the more important roles in the music business. At a party or event, it’s the DJs job to control the mood and the overall vibes, and listening to the crowd’s visual cues and body language is key. For DJ Tay James, he’s been able to maneuver through many avenues and kept up with the times for many years, and he is …

Pray 4 Shakewell – [Shakewell]

There was a very long and important chunk of my life where darker, more diabolical music played a major role in my music preferences, and although I still love these tracks and specific artists, I feel like I have lost touch slightly compared to the grasp I had on that scene not veery long ago whatsoever. Obviously, $uicideboy$, Night Lovell, and plenty of others were the best out and still probably are, but I think that one person who has been underappreciated for years is Shakewell, and I don’t want to let that continue to happen. He always brings the heat in terms of his energy, but he also puts so much effort into his lyrics, deliveries, and most of the other parts of his art that he isn’t going to put out just anything without making sure it’s as good as possible. This is more than apparent in his latest project Pray 4 Shakewell, an album that boasts 14 songs that span just over 30 minutes long. While he has plenty of enthusiastic bangers sprinkled throughout, there are just as many emotive, genuine records that reveal a bit more of his inner monologue without being filtered or watered down, …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash

June 17th-19th in Chicago at Douglass Park Tickets available at: www.thesummersmash.com   Performers in alphabetical order: 2 Chainz 347Aidan AG Club Autumn! Corbin BabySantana Babytron BabyxSosa BIA Bktharula Chase B (DJ set) CP D Savage DCG Brothers Destroy Lonely DJ Scheme (DJ set) Dreamer Isioma Dreezy Elijah Wallace Famous Dex Fedd The God Femdot First Class Bee Flo Milli G Herbo GloUpJake (DJ set) Homicide Gang IAYZE KaiDontTrap Kali Kankan Katie Got Bandz Kelo of Dopeness Ken Car$on Key Glock Lancey Foux Lil Skies Lil Tecca Lil Tracy Lucki Nardo Wick Noza Jordan Ohgeesy Playboi Carti *** Pollari Polo G Post Malone *** Pouya & Fat Nick Rico Nasty Roy French Sheck Wes Sid Shane Ski Mask The Slump God Slump6s $not Sojabrat Sonny Supa BWE Tink Trippie Redd Tyla Yaweh Warhol.SS Wiz Khalifa Yeat Young Thug & Gunna (Joint set) *** Yung Bans ZacFTP & Friends (DJ set) Zach Bia (DJ set) ZZZ & TBA Special Guest Performances  

Never Enough – [Pouya] ft. [Lu]

It seems like as the hip-hop world has become more popular throughout the multiple decades that it has been in existence, duos and groups are a little harder to come by. Maybe it’s because solo artists just have more access to music-making equipment so there are more talents out there or something else, but either way, when I come across a pair that is as dynamic as they are talented, I feel like it’s definitely a spectacle in and of itself. When it comes to the Florida legend Pouya, he has been a part of so many different “groups”, it’s mind-boggling. Even though none of these groups or duos are official but rather collaborations, the frequency with which they have dropped music is definitely enough to place them into this category. First, it was Pouya and Fat Nick, then it was him and $uicideboy$, then Shakewell, Boobie Lootaveli, and so many others to follow. Looking at how different all of these artists’ sounds are from one another makes it even more captivating that Pouya has been able to tap into different skillsets and bring out the best in his artistry each and every time. Over the past year or so, …