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Future Co-sign, Real Boston Richey Drops Highly Anticipated Mixtape Public Housing

In less than a year, Real Boston Richey has accomplished many notable wins in his career. Hailing from Tallahassee, Florida, the 25-year-old artist’s unique sound is unlike any other artist out right now. His Florida rap slang mixed with catchy bars over Michigan-style beats caught the eyes of major heavyweights in hip-hop like Future, Kanye West, and Yo Gotti. On August 26, Richey debuted his first official mixtape release titled Public Housing. This project features appearances from Lil Durk, Moneybagg Yo, Kodak Black, and two features from Future. “I took forever but itz time now!” Richey shared on Instagram. “Whole lotta Loses, sweat blood but no tears into this sh*t. If you been rocking with me since day one just know this for you ain’t no returning back! Appreciate all my supporters!” The 17-tracklist features production by ATL Jacob. His single “Keep Dissing 2” with Lil Durk has accumulated nearly 10 million views on the music video in less than a month. In addition to that, “Certified Dripper” has gone viral on Tik Tok through the use of the song’s first four bars—”Bad bitch getter/Real rich nigga/Hellcat whipper/Certified dripper,” with over 200 million videos. Last week, Future gifted him an FBG …

Youngmari200 – BaRTIeR (Prod. BradxDay)

2022 is the year of independent artists being on the rise. Youngmari200 has generated ​​over 200k streams on Spotify by himself in less than two years. The Maryland artist began creating music as a joke but became more serious after he uploaded a remix to Bobby Shmurda’s “Computer” and racked up 500 streams in one day. While that number might not be a lot, it proved to the rising artist that he could create a career. Influenced by Young Thug, Lil Uzi, Lil Wayne, Chief Keef, Kanye West, and Playboi Carti, Youngmari200 plans on being the first major artist to break from his city. On July 16, he released his latest single “BaRTIeR”, produced by BradxDay. This is his first single in two years, yet the audio has 14k and counting views on Soundcloud. “BaRTIeR was actually inspired by my dog lol the title is a spin-off of his name “Cartier”. I was in my room listening to beats when he started to bark at the TV when the beat came on & I usually just freestyle to get a layout of how the song will go,” He shared. “Then I just started rapping to him “I might name my …

The Daniel Price Interview: Part 1

Photo by: India Richert I think people underestimate the power of conversation. The ability to exchange ideas, thoughts and perspectives is a superpower that can often fly under the radar as something that we just do…As I get older though, I have come to the realization that some of the most impactful moments in my life, areas where I experienced the most growth, came from conversations. Whether it was someone sharing some form of wisdom or passing the time laughing about something shown on TV, conversation not only changes us, but shapes us as well. For as long as I’m writing for Lyrical Lemonade, I am going to try and place an emphasis on the importance of conversation; because without it, we are robbing ourselves from experiencing all that this life has to offer. Today, it is my pleasure to document for you all a conversation I had with one of my favorite artists. I’ve written about Daniel Price before, but never like this. The Los Angeles-based talent is coming off of a successful rollout for his most recent EP that culminated in a marvelous live performance on the historic, Love Street (attached below). In this first of its kind …

8BitJ Feat. Johnny Polygon – “Fake”

Coming out of the Bay Area, 8BitJ is creating music solely for himself and his fans that can relate to his emotions. Deeply influenced by 2Pac, Kanye West, Quest Mac Miller, Jay Z, and others, 8BitJ is an old soul who enjoys music with a message. Ever since he realized that he had the power to create music that people enjoyed listening to, music was no longer a hobby but a career that he decided to take seriously. Earlier this year, 8BitJ released his latest album titled Tokyo 8. The 17-track collection is a diverse collection of hard-hitting,up-tempo music. His intense raps and trippy flow throughout his album were amazing to hear. Like a true lyrical storyteller, the rising artist takes a deep dive into self-reflection and becoming a better person. “The album is cohesive. It’s very similar, but not – everything ties into each other. And getting a new perspective is good,” He told Upcoming 100. “The cultural shock of Tokyo is where everything changes. Getting away from home for something so different from what you’re used to is good.” With songs like Yakuza, an old-school funk rhythmic pattern, and Haneda which speaks about self-reflection, Tokyo 8 has something …

Southside Interview: Putting the Craft First & Watching Success Come After

“I learned one thing from Kanye that I will always think of going forward. He told me to always make sure I focus on the music, and the money will come afterward. If I put all of my focus on the music, the music will sound better and I won’t have to worry about the money later on because it’s gonna come from the great music I’ve been making.” -Southside As more time passes, people are beginning to realize just how much impact producers have and recognize the overall importance that they play in the overall creation of a song. One thing we have been seeing a lot over the past couple of years is producers getting listed as main artists on songs now, rather than their name being in the backend on the credits. Producers are letting their presence be known, and rightfully so, it’s about time. That being said, when speaking about the producer pioneers and the people who really helped shape and shift the culture, it’s very difficult to speak on that without mentioning 808 Mafia, and Southside. Being the founder of 808 Mafia alongside TM88, Southside is responsible for hundreds of songs that we all know …

Seddy Hendrinx Interview: Well Prepared, Well Preserved & ‘Well Sed’

“Once I saw that I had a way out, it was all in from that point and I never let up. Getting that love in my city really fueled me, man. That’s where I get all the love. Duval 904. I felt like if I could make it in Duval and my city could get behind me, then I’m straight.” -Seddy Hendrinx Photo Credit: @shotbydecat When it comes to the rap scene out of Florida, most would instantly gravitate towards the gritty and gutter style of rap that has come out of there as of late. Names such as Yungeen Ace, Stopemgottem, and Nardo Wick would be amongst the ones who are sporting that rugged and authentic style of rap. However, once there is an artist that blossoms from a city known for a specific sound, and they don’t come out sporting that sound, that instantly makes you stand out amongst the pack. That alone can draw people’s attention to what you have to say and the matter in which you say it. Straight out of Duval County, Seddy Hendrinx is an artist that has been making a ton of impact within the Jacksonville scene for years now. Placing a huge …

Aeternum – [Portraits Of Tracy]

Though July has been a month dominated by releases from industry titans like Brent Faiyaz and Ken Carson, those with their ear to the ground know that music is being pushed forward by the exciting and genre-warping iconoclasm coming from the culture’s most burgeoning acts. Among them is Portraits Of Tracy – an 18-year-old self-taught vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Though perhaps known best for his elaborate beat remakes, Portraits Of Tracy is an artist project whose sound, narrative, and conceptual worldbuilding is just as profound as it is understated. His newest single “Aeternum” is a perfect testament to this – a jazzy hip-hop banger that sees his enviable talent for production, vocal harmonies, and hard-hitting rap performances synthesized into one cinematic work of sheer brilliance. Every moment is finely-tuned and carefully orchestrated, from the opening moments of explosive percussion to “Aeternum”‘s final act decorated with synth layers and vocal harmonies. His influences range from Kanye and Tyler to Madlib and Steve Lacy, but rather than trying to follow in their footsteps like many of his peers, he takes select elements from each artist and uses them as a springboard to a new atmosphere of ideas without …

Ease My Pain – [Tony Shhnow]

A very important but rarely spoken-of quality of great artists is consistency. Whether you’re PinkPantheress creating countless viral tracks or a graceful burrito artisan at Chipotle, it’s hard to claim you’re good at what you do if you can only do it once. In an age where labels are chasing fleeting viral moments, who among us will turn our backs to those in power and dare to be different? The answer is Tony Shhnow, best known for his unique blend of southern plugg music. Hot off the release of his last project Reflexions, Tony Shhnow hits our pages today with “Ease My Pain” – a hard-hitting and energetic banger from the young Atlanta-via-LA artist. Sampling The Whatnaut’s infamous “I’ll Erase Away Your Pain” (once propelled into our cultural zeitgeist via Kanye West’s “Late”), Tony Shhnow’s latest release delivers fans Tony Shhnow rapping over a nostalgic-yet-forward thinking drill beat decorated with 808’s and hi-hats. Between Tony’s iconoclastic bars, Geeohhs’ production, and SoundCloud comments like “TONY NEVER FUCKING MISS BITCH” – it’s no wonder why so many are championing him as the next artist to break into hip-hop’s ever-elusive stratosphere. With more music likely planned for the near future, Tony Shhnow is …

Tomioka – [Jay Eazy]

Some people on TikTok are so popular that their content becomes a near-ubiquitous part of our cultural canon – and nobody has been appearing on my feed as consistently as Jay Eazy. No matter the time of the day, or day of the week, my guy is putting in the work to colonize my FYP like the British Empire. It’s not without good reason though, as today our king returns with the long-awaited and heavily-promoted “Tomioka” – a hard-hitting summertime bop featuring everyone’s favorite Ponderosa Twins Plus One sample. I’m not sure if my TikTok thinks I’m a hip-hop fan or an anime fan, but I’ve spent all day thanking that cursed app for finally delivering me something enjoyable amidst a sea of Billie Eilish and Olivia Roderigo clones. Cleverly-written and passionately performed, “Tomioka” synthesizes my hard-forged love for classic soul samples and NY hip-hop. It’s difficult to sample a soul track multiple times and produce different sounding results – especially when the people sampling are Kanye West and Tyler the Creator – but against all odd’s “Tomioka”‘s production is just as innovative as it is understated. Though Jay Eazy’s plans for 2022 may be uncertain, if “Tomioka” is any …

HOLY GHOST – [Future]

There are a few givens in the rap world, and these can include anything from lyrics about drugs, money, and women to the diamond-studded jewelry that it seems like everyone has around their necks and wrists nowadays. Well, these givens get even more specific, and one that isn’t a surprise to anyone is the fact that Future has a taste for the finer things in life. Obviously, he can afford really whatever he wants after more than a decade of work, but he is never one to let his latest purchases go by the wayside, and I don’t think I would be either if I was in the same situation as the Atlanta hitmaker. Just a couple of months ago, he dropped off his album I NEVER LIKED YOU, an effort that featured 16 songs that came up just short of the 50-minute mark, and with features like Kanye West, Gunna, Young Thug, Drake, Kodak Black, EST Gee, and more, there was no way this project was going to be a miss on anyone’s radar. With all of these guests, it is shocking that I haven’t heard more buzz about it, but when I found out that he was going …