KILL EM FOR ME – [Dro Kenji] ft. [Ka$hdami]

Ka$hdami is a young but industry-changing emcee because while it seems like he may not necessarily be the most flashy or braggadocious artist that the average music listener might think of, I think it’s his confidence that grabs everyone’s attention. I mean, he is typically laid back and chill no matter what song he plays a part in, but he demonstrates such an even-keeled disposition that it’s hard to imagine a world without him playing a major role in the rise of so many young emcees. Dro Kenji, on the other hand, has been blowing up just as much, but instead of subduing his charisma, he lets his demeanor shine every chance he gets. Whether it’s in his music where he’s belting out passion-filled notes or online where he’s posting pictures of himself living the life of a rockstar, he seems to be built for the life that he has worked for. Somehow, it feels like these two are one in the same, and although their surface-level characteristics might not make this obvious, I just feel like they both portray a similar vibe, and these two on a song was the collaboration that I (and millions of others) have been …

Love Myself – [MadeinTYO] & [UnoTheActivist]

Few artists in music can claim to be innovators and trendsetters for other up-and-comers, but when this is a badge you receive, you wear it with honor without a doubt. MadeinTYO came onto the scene years ago with viral hits like “Uber Everywhere” and “Skateboard P”, and even if it has been a little bit of time since we received a song that went as crazy as these did from him, he is on his grind now more than ever. UnoTheActivist is another legend who has created an entirely new soundscape all on his own, and even if he isn’t played on the radio all over the world, true fans know exactly how one of a kind he surely is. Although I’m late to the party, these two icons teamed up in mid-December to drop a collaborative effort entitled Yokohama which features 16 songs running almost 47 minutes long and boasts guest appearances from MDMA and KA$HDAMI, ultimately delivering an album. That you don’t want to miss out on. In order to keep the momentum going, they also teamed up with Lonewolf (who seems to be everywhere at once recently) to shoot an inventive new music video for the project’s …

intermission – [ka$hdami]

It seems like every single day, the landscape of hip-hop music gets younger and younger, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Even though many artists may be in their teenage years, this doesn’t mean that they lack life experience within their music, but rather they have this youthful, interesting new take on the genre and breathe new life into the industry more than anyone else ever could. As far as DMV rapper ka$hdami is concerned, he has been rapidly rising through the ranks of the music industry despite his young age of 17, and after receiving many co-signs from publications like Pitchfork, Pigeons & Planes, XXL, and of course Lyrical Lemonade, as well as other endorsements from Internet Money, Trippie Redd, Lil Tecca, and countless others, it’s clear that he is going nowhere but up, and I couldn’t be more excited for the future of his booming career. Dami’s sound is as unique as it gets, mixing dark, menacing sounds with his slightly more uplifting, lighthearted style, and this is as captivating as ever in his brand-new single entitled “intermission”. Alongside this new track comes another unbelievable music video directed by 1karlwithaK and NickWelchProductions, and it’s a visual …

LA – [midwxst] ft. [KA$HDAMI]

I used to always write about the hyperpop scene as if it was a small, lesser-known subgenre that only draws select audiences and has a long way to go before it gets to the masses. However, so much has changed in the last year or so, and hyperpop has been taking the world by storm, so I seriously couldn’t be more excited. Along with this, I have a few artists that are my go-to favorites, and midwxst is definitely a talent who I find myself constantly listening to even if I don’t intentionally turn on his music. I couldn’t be more excited now that his latest project Back In Action is in our hands, and after listening through it, it’s even better than I could have expected. While there are a few big features throughout this 8 song, 20-minute long project including BabySantana, Slump6s, and ericdoa who all bring various energies and sounds that elevate this project, midwxst proves that he can carry the brunt of any tape on his own shoulders, even though I never doubted this for a second. Even with these guest spots, one of my favorite features was KA$HDAMI on their song “LA”, so you can …

Public – [Ka$hdami]

There is a movement going on in hip-hop right now and the young superstar Ka$hdami is one of the artists at the forefront of it, and today dami is back on our website with his new visual for “Public”. This music video is a dark and eerie one that will capture your attention with all of the effects that video director @1karlwithaK, and it finds Dami absolutely floating over the instrumental. I hope that every hip-hop fan is starting to pay close attention to Ka$hdami if they haven’t already started because it’s only a matter of time before he is one of the most notable artists in the game. Take some time out of your Friday to watch this brand new music video below! Produced by: 1kSensei, Cxdy, & Fwthis1will

The Top 10 Moments From Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash Festival

Creative Direction: @shotbycones We are a couple of weeks removed from our annual Summer Smash festival, and we are all still having major withdrawals from such a great weekend. After the past year that we had of quarantining, social distancing, and avoiding large events, it felt amazing to be able to come outside and enjoy our festival once again. With over 75 artists on our lineup ranging from the up-and-coming rappers to superstars and legends, it was truly a weekend to remember, and a special moment for not only Lyrical Lemonade but Chicago as a whole. I had the opportunity to work as a lead for the Summer Smash Media Team—a squad full of some of the best photographers and videographers in the game put together by our guy Cones. All weekend long, they captured tons of videos, photos, and clips of the entire run of show. While our full recap of the entire Summer Smash weekend is dropping very soon, I felt it would be a great idea to give my perspective on some of the best moments that happened during Summer Smash. At last, here are some of the best moments of Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash 2021!   …

Behind The Scenes of BabySantana’s + KA$HDAMI’s “14” music video

Behind the scenes of our latest music video for “14” by BabySantana and KA$HDAMI, enjoy!   Sorry about the audio, it was windy 🙂

14 – [BabySantana] x [Ka$hDami]

BabySantana is a fourteen-year-old artist who we are MASSIVE fans of here at Lyrical Lemonade, on any given day, you will find us blasting his music throughout our office. A couple of weeks ago, we dropped a brand new interview featuring BabySantana, and now today, he is back on our pages with his LL music video debut for “14” featuring Ka$hDami. These two young creatives are blossoming into two of the leaders of their class of musicians, they are both going to be superstars in due time, but for now, they are just teenagers making amazing music. Please keep a close tab on these two artists as they move forward in their careers because one day we are going to look back at this music video release and realize just how crucial it was in helping propel two stars.

Watch BabySantana’s new interview on The Lemonade Stand

BabySantana is a fourteen-year-old phenom who has been capturing the attention of many music industry folks + fans alike over the past few months, we are big supporters of him here at LL, and we recently brought him by the office for a new Lemonade Stand interview! We spoke to Santana about plenty of topics such as growing up in Georgia, how he first met Lil Tecca, his performance on “Antisocial”, being a three-time spelling bee winner, his friendship with Ka$hdami, working with Galactic Records, and much more. I have a great feeling that BabySantana is going to become one of the best new artists of his generation, but luckily for us, we get the privilege of watching him grow into the star that he is inevitably going to be. Learn a thing or two about BabySantana by pressing play below!

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 …