Glory Boy – [Lucki]

History is filled with legendary duos. Just look at Shaq and Kobe, Jordan and Pippen, and the most recent addition to the list, Lucki and Lonewolf. Every time these two join forces, the result is going to be something special, and today, they maintain this win streak with the brand new music video for “Glory Boy” off of Lucki’s acclaimed project, Freewave 3. Kicking things off, this video takes to a video game selection screen, choosing which track Lonewolf wants to bless with some accompanying visuals. Needless to say, he selects “Glory Boy,” and from there, the visuals hit the ground running right away. Mesmeric scenes of Lucki’s towering figure in the Miami sun grace the screen one by one, and perhaps the best part of this video is how well it captures the hypnotic glory of one of my favorite beats this year, courtesy of Mulatto Beats. “Glory Boy” is an unbelievable song, and the high quantity yet even higher quality of visual effects are sure to live up to the track’s reputation. Be sure to click play on this one below and go stream the project if you haven’t already! Song Produced by Mulatto Beats

Maggie’s Song – [David Miller]

From long summers in the basement making beats to singing, songwriting, and engineering, Chicago born and bred artist David Miller has recently debuted his own music. ‘Maggie’s Song,’ the first offering off of his project, ‘First Cut,’ EP is an eclectic, soft-sung that can be interpreted in several ways. At face value, the song is about David losing his mind over his girl. In reality, ‘Maggie’s Song,’ the young artist has lost his dog (Maggie), which explains the barking in the middle of the song. Miller’s storytelling ability is intricate, complete, and relatable. With other songs such as, ‘Drowning In Miami,’ David takes his listeners to a day in Miami in which he survived what he thought would be his last moments alive. Painting beautiful and vivid moments is seamless for the up and coming triple threat. Engineered with Aryay, Glowmo, and Danny Shyman, the project has elements of musicality that can be compared to Bob Dylan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more. The young man has incredible potential, producing records for several members of Chicago collective Save Money, writing and releasing his own music, and more. With a new project in the works David Miller is a unique force …

Perfect – [Cousin Stizz] feat. [City Girls]

Cousin Stizz and Yung Miami from City Girls flex their current status, yet seek more and do not seem content on their polished new single, “Perfect.” Stizz stunts on his impersonators and flaunts his lover through compact bars and steady flows. The hook refrain of, ‘..bitch you perfect,’ is destined to be stuck in the heads of rap fans everywhere this summer. City Girls’ Yung Miami confidently destroys the third verse, boasting her exciting lifestyle of sex, drugs, and lavish activities, all things that come with being famous and successful. The song is produced by longtime Cousin Stizz collaborator Lil Rich, featuring a bumping 808 with airy percussive stabs, creating a spacey canvas perfect for Stizz and Miami to show off their extravagant lives. This song is definitely a smash, and if his track record proves anything, more hits are not far behind.

Denzel Curry: Retracing Roots

“I think about how my art is going to be reflected when I’m gone.” This is something Denzel Curry said to me during our conversation just moments before his stellar performance for 5,000 people in Boston this past Friday in support of Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep tour. Denzel has been an artist that I’ve held in high regard over the years because I’ve been able to recognize his dedication to the art, and to hear him talk about his passion for the craft was inspiring. Denzel Curry has been rapping for about eight years now, and by the young age of twenty-four, he’s already passed huge milestones in the game of rap due to his impressive work ethic and unwavering artistic integrity. Not only does he have an incredible discography under his belt, but he’s already garnered a noticeable impact on the genre of rap at such a young age, all while constantly growing, evolving, and refining his output in the process. On a widespread scale, many fans became aware of Curry after his track “Ultimate” turned into a viral internet sensation, becoming the “water-bottle-flipping” song just a few years back. Even this track though, as big …

Thugs in Miami – [Khabbazi]

Today we have a silky new cut from Canadian-Iranian singer Khabbazi, who is based out of Toronto. Living in a city that experiences some of the most brutal winters, it only makes sense for one’s mind to dream of escaping to a hot haven like Miami and starting a new fling. That is exactly what Khabbazi’s latest single “Thugs in Miami” is all about, she uses her incredibly smooth vocals to paint a picture that comes off as a daydream of sorts. While Khabbazi is a fairly unknown artist, her sound is reminiscent of Kahli Ucis by the way she seems to bring so much emotion and passion into this track using a simple piano heavy beat and her sultry voice. Stream “Thugs in Miami” on all platforms here!

I Like It – [Teenear] ft. [Lil Baby]

Ready for a new summer anthem? Teenear’s most recent release, “I Like It,” is easily the funkiest single of the season. Fusing together Funk, R&B, and Hip-Hop, the artist teamed up with Atlanta star Lil Baby. The unlikely duo ends up being a perfect collaboration on the lively and upbeat instrumental to create a memorable song for us to bop, too. The Miami singer displays her abilities to compete with some of the best singers in the game, while Lil Baby steps out of his comfort zone, showing off his musical adaptability. If you have yet to hear this track, make sure to listen and follow Teenear.

Fall Hard – [Key!]

If you’re anything like me, Key’s heartbreakingly hilarious single, “Miami Too Much,” has been on repeat ever since its release. From the overdramatic croons to the slippery deliveries, “emotional Key!” is one of my favorite forms of the Atlanta legend, and today, he’s back in full form yet again with a fantastic new record, “Fall Hard.” Not only does this song follow along with the emotional blueprint of some of Key’s recent music, but the production is also handled by none other than Oogie Mane of Working On Dying — a must-watch name from Philly whose gone from underground legend to a producer for Drake, Lil Uzi Vert, Future, and several others in the past year or so. Needless to say, this one-two punch of talent is sure to impress, and “Fall Hard” obliges, soundtracking Key’s natural tendency to “fall haaaaaaaaard” whenever he falls in love. That said, I’m sure that many of our readers out there won’t just love the song in all of its sugary, energetic glory, but will also connect on a personal level with Key’s confessional rhymes, so don’t sleep on this one. Stream “Fall Hard” below and let us know what you think in the …

Miami Too Much – [KEY!]

Atlanta icon KEY! dropped his first single of the year and it is the perfect anthem to bring in summer. “Miami Too Much” shows Keyonce channeling his inner soulful side, pairing a smooth hook with his witty lyrics that always have me running his songs back to make sure there wasn’t a single line missed. After dropping one of my favorite projects of 2018, 777 with Kenny Beats, I have been anticipating new music from one of the most creative rappers out. As the seasons change and the weather gets warmer, Key is setting up the pieces for his upcoming project SO EMOTIONAL which is sure to feature the SoundCloud Veteran opening up into his inner R&B superstar and making the music he has always wanted to make. The visuals for this single take the whole song to another level to know surprise as Key’s visuals have been on the cinematic side for each of his last visual releases. Key has been working heavily with Kenny Beats over the past few years, on this track he is branching out and working with another of this generation’s most talented producers Working On Dying’s Oogie Mane. The romantic single is all about Key’s girl …

Thank the Gang – [Twelve’Len]

Miami-native Twelve’Len has appeared on the pages of LL before as a guest–most recently as a part of Cesar Santalo’s “Light You Up“–but here he makes his solo-Lemonade debut thanks to a charismatic effort in “Thank The Gang.” For this one, the up-and-comer takes a second to celebrate not just his accomplishments but the people behind him who have made it all possible and he does so with a retro twist. Grabbing a chiming, cushioned beat from Mickey De Grand IV & FnZ and loading the visuals with fluorescent lights and a blurry coating (, Twelve’Len gives off an 80’s R&B type feel. Even with a cushioned 80’s vibe, his voice is still splashed that Florida grit to give the effort some edge. No word on if this is a part of anything larger as of yet, but considering how strong this track is, it wouldn’t surprise me to see it on a tracklist down the line.

Watch N.O.R.E.’s brand new interview with Nardwuar

N.O.R.E. is a hip-hop legend and one of the best interviewers in the game if you ask me, and he just linked up with another interview legend, Nardwuar, for an amazing new interview! You will find these two chopping it up about plenty of things such as being from Queens, living in Miami, Grand Daddy I.U., his old apartment, NY rapper Sweet Tee, Biggie and Jay-Z taking his friends girl back in the day, the Uptown Comedy Club where his first show was held, Pamela Anderson, Big L saying he changed the game, Lyor giving him 100K for his wedding, doing lean twice, meeting Oprah in Hawaii, The Drink Champs, his close homie EFN, KRS-1, his encounter with OJ, not be able to afford a Nas verse at one point, running into Kodak Black recently, C-Murder having machine guns at The Source Awards, attempting to be a pimp, Vinnys pizzeria, Stop One Deli, trying to be vegan using the term “slime” before anyone in hip-hop, the respect he has for Nardwuar, Hot Ones and more. Watch this dope new conversation below.