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The Making of Timeless Music: A Conversation with Jay Worthy and Harry Fraud

When it comes to artists that have been able to build out catalogs with timeless music due to their acute knowledge of classic records far exceeds the average person, there aren’t many that have the depth of taste quite like Harry Fraud and Jay Worthy. Both artists definitely have similar influences throughout their music, the fact that it has taken this long for their paths to cross is actually surprising. They are both kindred souls that have an affinity for a certain time period that is insanely easy to picture once their project starts playing, an era that always hits smooth when the weather starts getting warmer. As restrictions begin to slowly lift, there’s no doubt  Eat When You’re Hungry Sleep When You’re Tired will be played in cars cruising slowly throughout the country. If you know anything about Jay Worthy, its that he is by far one of the most interesting characters in the industry. Hell, he is the uncle to the most talked about children in recent memory X Æ A-12. Worthy is a man with ties to nearly every big name to come out in the past decade, his genuine attitude and consistent output of timeless classics …

Top Shottas Remix – [Birdd Luciano] feat. [HOOD BRAT]

Zabari Collins, stage name Birdd Luciano, continues to keep the street bangers rolling with a “Top Shottas remix,” this time featuring Hood Brat. The original version of “Top Shottas” is a stand out track from his latest project titled Ghetto Blessings. The Chicago native Birdd pairs his melodic flow to match the dancehall vibe the instrumental radiates, creating an island-inspired sensation accompanied with a hardcore edge. However, don’t let the smooth reggae vibes fool you; Luciano’s rap verses are highly energetic with a fiercely aggressive flow. For the feature, VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Cast Member & Miami rapper Hood Brat comes through with intense clear cut rapping and witty wordplay. Brat’s delivery offers a diverse flair, but still blends well with Birdd’s style. Although I heavily enjoyed listening to both versions, this remix was certainly needed, considering the original lasts just one minute and forty seconds. Birdd Luciano continues to prove he is an artist to watch in the music industry, and is working non-stop to pave his own lane. If Luciano decides to make similar records in the near-future, I would love to see him work with well-known reggae, afrobeat, and dancehall artists such as Chronixx, Tekno, and Protoje. Enjoy …

Speedway – [Loui Martin]

While sound might peak the attention of a listener and give a song the foundation to connect, songwriting is the aspect that keeps people coming back. Whether it be aspirational or relatable, songwriting packages the emotion and/or message of a song in a way that lasts longer than a cool sound, which in turn, lends itself to the longevity and engagement of a track. Once you marry great production with this very thought, you’ve got something special; take Miami artist Loui Martin and his latest release, “Speedway,” for example. Produced by frequent collaborator Lord x Daré, “Speedway” builds itself on the basis of atmospheric production, meant to lay the emotional groundwork for a song of such genuine subject matter. From the cool breeze of the melody to the laid-back, late-night feel of the drums, Martin is left with a runway to speak his mind, and that he does, blending colorful cadences with a supply of lyrics that essentially lay out his feelings as of late, both in the short-term and for the future. With each successive line, there arrives an ingrained sense of authenticity in the song, and “Speedway” soon finds itself bringing the listener directly into the world of …

Miami – [Noah Cunane]

Noah Cunane continues to surprise even during a time in our lives when it seems like everything has stopped. The Lyrical Lemonade regular not only dropped a brand new track today, but raised the bar and added a video to accompany it. The newly released offering is entitled “Miami” and possesses all of the beautiful connotations that come along with mentioning the city. Noah has the innate ability to capture the attention of anyone simply with his voice and that skill is on full display during this emotion fueled track. The rising star sings about the resembling feelings of love and loss. Singing about meeting someone then not being able to reconnect with them is so symbolic to so many things we face in life and Noah sells the real life experience in an effortless manor. The song itself is one of my favorites that the young up and comer has dropped, but the video is definitely on a different level. Noah is a star and the professionalism of this visual just solidifies that. The storyline is extremely easy to follow as it details the emotions that permeate through the song. I loved everything about this release by Noah and …

Muddy Waters – [Pouya] x [Boobie Lootaveli] & [Spock]

I feel as if I’m spoiled at this point with all the incredible music that Pouya, Boobie Lootaveli, and Spock have released in recent memory. After a yearlong wait from their last collaborative mixtape Pouya & Boobie Lootaveli: Greatest Hits, Vol. 3, we were able to graciously ring in this new year with that project’s predecessor, Pouya & Boobie Lootaveli: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1. Although they were technically released out of order and there’s comically no second version quite yet, both projects are incredible, so I definitely won’t complain when they release any sort of music together. In fact, I still visit the first volume at least a few times a week considering not only is it a quick listen, but every song on there goes crazy from the front to the back of the mixtape. I can’t believe I’m fortunate enough to say this, but they’re back, yet again, with a fantastic new song called “Muddy Waters”. While I feel like Spock doesn’t get enough appreciation for laying the pavement for their incredible work, he’s sort of the unsung hero of the group’s dynamic. He does his thing yet again with this instrumental, utilizing tiptoeing, industrial synths, piercing percussion, …

Stuntman Diaries Reloaded! – [Matt Cleare]

Dynamic. A word that takes on many definitions but in the confines of this article, it is the word used to describe rising artist, Matt Cleare. I haven’t been excited like this for an artist in a long time and after checking out his music, I’m more than sure that y’all will feel the same way. In my opinion, some of the best artists are at the top because they are able to positively affect and connect with a myriad of fans when it comes to their music. Relatability is huge. Being able to hear a song and connect it with your personalized taste that has been cultivated over the years is what makes music so great. Matt Cleare might be one of the most relatable artists that I’ve heard in a minute. The 24 year old Miami native moved to Atlanta and has been making music ever since. He just recently released a whole entire tape entitled, “Stuntman Diaries Reloaded!” and I can honestly say that it’s something special. It has deep influences of 90’s/2000’s R&B with a unique addition of Matt’s own rockstar flare. As you listen to this whole entire project, that word I mentioned before definitely …

In These Streets – [Puku]

Returning to the Lyrical Lemonade platform with his second single release of the year, the Miami-native Puku is back with yet another certified banger titled “In These Streets”. This time around, Puku stays true to himself, yet still moving towards a sound that fits perfectly into the current climate of the music scene today. The steady hi-hat pattern and the Pi’erre Bourne-esque 808s blend perfectly alongside the auto-tuned crooning that Puku delivers on this record-a pocket that he definitely is no stranger to at this point in his music career. Puku is coming fresh off of his NBA All-Star Weekend performance at the NBA Crossover event in Chicago. With the momentum that he’s been building up in just two short months into the year, rest assured he will continue to pick up steam and be right on track to transition from being the underdog to being one of raps biggest superstars. I had the chance to speak to Puku about his mindset behind his newest single, and this is his response: “Shit changed and I’m pretty okay with that. Love ain’t too common in our era. Might as well get lit with some of the homies and live a little …

Premiere: SWEETS (Official Visual)-[Lackhoney]

The artist making it onto the Pages of Lyrical Lemonade for the first time is a breath of fresh air. Aly Lakhani also known as Lackhoney is an Indian/Pakistani rapper from Miami, Florida who has the potential to be something great. I had the opportunity to talk on the phone with him about the release of his brand new mixtape as well as learn a little bit about his life; which is nothing shy of spectacular. Growing up, music was never a part of Aly’s life. The pressure to do well in school and ultimately obtain a prestigious title in the medical field always over shadowed any other dreams and ambitions the young man might have had. Sooner or later though, throughout his years of middle school, Aly realized that the “being a doctor” route was not for him. He began playing Clarinet which introduced him to musical structure and in the same year heard his very first rap song which was “Right Above It” by Lil Wayne and Drake. From that moment on, he began to experiment with freestyle rapping and everything in between. This new found passion drove him all the way through his high school years as …

Shut Up- [Dababy]

With all of the buzz revolving around Dababy for the last year or so, it’s no secret that he’s living a lifestyle that can only be afforded by those with fortune and fame. One might express this with designer goods, expensive champagnes, or mansions and cars, but Dababy has done all of these simultaneously which should impress even the most seasoned flexers. For his latest offering, Dababy delivered a single off of his upcoming album called “Shut Up”. This song isn’t for the easily offended because he kind of goes after every type of person in existence, telling them all to keep their words to themselves. The beat is as catchy as can be, with pan flutes lingering in the background cutting through heavy 808s. The hook is beyond hostile, which parlays nicely into his verses that share an equal amount of emotion. Throughout his verses, he boasts his accomplishments and all of the expensive things that he’s been able to acquire since rising to fame. The visual shows the North Carolina rapper galivanting around Miami during a wild Superbowl weekend. It’s less of a music video and more of a miniature documentary of his insane weekend performing at a …

Watch Lil Wayne’s brand new interview on Drink Champs

Lil Wayne is one of the greatest musicians walking the planet, hands down, and he recently stopped by the Drink Champs Podcast for an amazing new interview! DJ EFN & N.O.R.E asked Lil Wayne about plenty of topics such as how he influenced a whole generation of artists, his brand new album The Funeral, holding down Cash Money Records for years, some of his old classic mixtapes, how he helped start Drake’s successful career, the Drake vs Wayne Tour, how he first started skateboarding, how genuine of a person that Jay-Z is, how he led Young Money to the empire that they became, the stretch of amazing features he did, all of his fantastic mixtapes, New Orleans & Miami, all of his radio hits, Swizz Beatz & Mannie Fresh bring the best out of him, his thoughts on Eminem, the days when Cash Money would land helicopters on stage, his Superbowl prediction, his sports agency, helping Nicki Minaj start her career, his alcohol Bumbu and so much more. This is easily one of the best Lil Wayne interviews that I have ever watched, shout out to NORE & DJ EFN for putting this together, you guys do great work for …