04 – [redveil]

Prince George’s County, Maryland based artist redveil returns to Lyrical Lemonade with a brand new banger titled “04.” Accompanied with a Tyler Shuler directed music video, the creative inspiration thematically pays homage to some iconic 2004 moments such as Kanye West’s “All Falls Down.” Moreover, the reoccurring VHS camcorder adds a nostalgic feel visually, while sonically the soulful, sample-filled production smoothly contrasts with Redveil’s modern arsenal of flows. At just seventeen years of age, redeveil has already made a name for himself, which is all the more impressive considering he hasn’t reached his peak yet! Watch the official music video for “04” below!  

Weight – [Redveil]

Seventeen year old DMV prodigy Redveil returns to Lyrical Lemonade with a powerful song & visual entitled “Weight.” Conceptually, the video was intentionally crafted to keep viewers on their toes, as it highlights the artist narrowly escaping police custody. With a multitude of resulting/uncertain obstacles he must face, an impending ‘weight’ torments Redveil’s psyche, coupled with scenarios of possible detriment. Moreoer, the mature commentary on race, policing, and point-blank injustice solidifies that the artist’s youth hasn’t limited his scope of knowledge. Visually I immediately thought of the Safdie Brother’s fantastic film Good Time, due to bustling, high-stress environment with an uneasy atmosphere. Watch the official music video for “Weight” below; a three-way collaboration of direction between Tyler Shuler, Redveil, and YSSHUA.

TRUTH – [AG Club] ft. [Sam Truth] x [redveil]

A few days ago Bay-Area collective AG Club released a new music video for “Truth” featuring redveil + Sam Truth! In 2020, AG Club was undoubtedly one of my favorite new groups to surface, their song “Memphis” was easily one of my favorite songs of the year. So coming into 2021, I had some extremely high expectations for them, and this new single was going to be a big indicator of what was to come. I was very pleased with this release, the futures from Sam Truth + redveil were fantastic, and the visual itself was shot very well. I am expecting an amazing project to come from AG Club later this year, but until then, go ahead and watch this new music video below! Shot by 777Media

Wordsmith-[Dre Wave$] feat. [redveil]

Dre Waves is an artist who I’ve been itching to get on to our pages for some time now. Being from the DMV, I always get hype when I get to showcase people from my hometown who are doing it big and today, I get to do just that with an up and comer whose name y’all need to know ASAP. Dre is a 23-year-old Hip-Hop artist from Washington, D.C. who has been pretty active as of late which has caused me to play closer attention to everything that he’s been up to. Priding himself on his distinct vocal tone and impressive lyricism, Dre Waves is carefully crafting a lane for himself that is falling in line with other prominent artists from this east coast region. When you first turn on Dre’s music, you’ll notice how unique it is. There’s not much that sounds like it which is a huge advantage for someone who is looking to stand out in from of the pack. Today, Dre Waves is making his debut Lyrical Lemonade appearance for his latest song that is as impressive as they come. The new offering called, “Wordsmith” is the perfect encapsulation of his talent. With the fire …

how 2 find hope – [redveil]

Few artists had a year as exciting as redveil. Back in April when he made his Lyrical Lemonade debut with the track “Soulfood,” he had less than one thousand monthly listeners on Spotify. Today, a mere eight months later, he has over two hundred thousand and just landed on Tyler the Creator’s favorite songs of the year list. “Soulfood” showed potential, but no one expected that potential to turn into an album like Niagara that would set the internet on fire just four months later. Where the sixteen-year-old will go from here following a year like this is unclear, but he’s already carrying his 2020 momentum into the new year with a track released today called “how 2 find hope.” It features uplifting production (done by redveil himself) with grand horns and soulful vocal samples that set a perfect backdrop for his reflective lyricism. Some of his best flows yet land on here as he weaves between the song’s verses and hooks seamlessly, and he also shows off some impressive vocal melodies that elevate the track and make it his best yet. With “how 2 find hope,” redveil is already expanding and improving on his sound from his recent project and …

Greenlight – [Obai]

More likely than not, you haven’t heard of Obai, a fourteen year old artist out of Phoenix, Arizona. At age thirteen, the young artist had no experience in writing music, yet alone recording songs. However, as demonstrated recently with the rapid emergence of Maryland’s Redveil, talent is talent regardless of age. His latest single “Greenlight” is what caught my attention, which includes a relaxed melody over Obai’s soft vocals. More so a singer than a rapper, the romantic subject matter is sure to capture the attention of r&b and pop fanatics. Plus, the lyrics are mostly radio-friendly, making it suitable for a larger mainstream audience. According to Obai, he wrote the track around 5 a.m. in the morning while recovering from the corona-virus, with the end product being filled with potential. Hungry for success, he simply believes that his music needs the right audience for him to evolve. With a Lyrical Lemonade debut now under his belt, I look forward to monitoring Obai’s journey as a young creative and individual. Check out the release below, which is available on all platforms!            

Niagara – [Redveil]

Redveil makes his return to the Lyrical Lemonade pages with the newest release with his album entitled ‘Niagara’. Every post I feel as if I emphasize how talent and how young these newer artists are. When I first heard Redveil’s single “Soulfood” I was impressed with his rapping ability but wondered what else could he offer or if he could expand his sound. At 16 years old rap traditionalists will walk away impressed with how far ahead and how much raw talent that this kid holds. He’s already received cosigns from Rob Markman, Don Lemon of Brockhampton and more. ‘Niagara’ is a 10 track album that runs just under 25 mins which should give listeners plenty of time to run the project back over again for their listening pleasure. If your a fan of heavily sample-based productions and are fans of Lyrical favorites like Mavi and Earl Sweatshirt then Redveil is definitely an artist you want to keep track of moving forward. Stream Redveil’s new album ‘Niagra’ for yourself after the break.

Soulfood – [Redveil]

I always get this feeling of satisfaction when I recognize a sample used in a track I’m hearing for the first time. This is what initially caught my ear when I heard “Soulfood,” by sixteen year-old Redveil, and I’m happy I continued to listen because he proved to be quite the talent. While I enjoy hearing a familiar sample, I’m also worried that an artist may botch it when making it their own and implementing it into their track. However, Redveil proves to have a good ear, picking a beat (produced by Tom from Mars) that maintains the soulful nature of the sample while adding a groovy, compelling aspect to it that is further complemented by Redveil’s delivery. Vocally, the Maryland-native starts with a laid-back flow but ramps it up a bit in the second verse, showing off some interesting introspection and storytelling.  The lyrics here are evident that Redveil is more mature than most kids his age, so it will be exciting to see where he goes from here, lyrically and sonically. Check out this single on Spotify down below and Apple Music here.