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In My Penny’s – [Maxo]

By Seamus Fay // 15 Feb 2019

Maxo is one of my favorite artists that I’ve stumbled upon in recent memory, and today, he’s back on our pages to impress (and then some) once again, releasing a brand new single entitled “In My Penny’s”. Soul-stricken as can be, this release skips a formal introduction and speaks straight to the heart of listeners. Maxo’s lyrics ooze of beautiful, heart-to-pen emotion, and the pure authenticity that he exhibits in latest truly makes “In My Penny’s” one of the best songs I’ve heard in the past few months. The honesty that goes into a release like this, backed by the plethora of personal experience and a mix of struggles and triumphs that make life, well, life, truly reaches beyond words, and with that, I simply have to let this one speak for itself. Maxo speaks the truths that we didn’t know we needed, and “In My Penny’s” is certainly no exception. Show some love and give this one a listen below — and really listen. Maxo has a lot to say.

Sticks – [Bernard Jabs]

By Seamus Fay // 15 Feb 2019

Georgia native Bernard Jabs is one of Lyrical Lemonade’s favorite up-and-coming talents right now, and for good reason, as his inimitably consistent quality and output both act as testaments the buddings of a blossoming star. Today, the Def Jam signee is back on our pages to detail the idea of looks being deceiving with his latest single, “Sticks”. Backed by an uplifting, melodic instrumental, this fluttering track allows Jabs to lighten up his sound and truly just dance all over the energetic production. He lets loose an abundance of playful flows and fun-loving cadences, marking “Sticks” as a remarkably entertaining release for fans to enjoy, again and again. I’m about to keep this song in heavy rotation all weekend long, and I recommend the same for all of our readers out there. Bernard Jabs refuses to miss, with “Sticks” as his latest, easily-lovable proof. You can stream the song below:

Addie Pitino – [A$AP Ant]

By Seamus Fay // 14 Feb 2019

  A$AP Ant and the legendary basketball coach Rick Pitino have one main thing in common: ensuring success, one moment after another. In Pitino’s case, this may mean wins on the basketball court, but for Addie, this means impressing with every single song he releases, constantly pushing the ball forward just as he has done with his latest mixtape, Addie Pitino. 11 songs long, this project takes the stylistic progress that Ant has made over the past few years and compiles it into one body of work, cohesive and focused as can be. Loaded with features from Baby 9eno, LuLu P, lil 2dow, and Benji Blue, it lets the world know what the Marino Infantry has been up to as of late, and spoiler art, they’ve all been developing themselves in ways that are quite apparent on Ant’s latest. That said, Addie Pitino is certainly a highlight mix for Ant and co., and consequently, it’s also something that I highly encourage all fans, new and old, to give a listen to. As always, A$AP’s own is more than ready to be heard, and his latest is proof. Stream Addie Pitino at the link below!

Child’s Play – [A$AP Twelvvy]

By Seamus Fay // 14 Feb 2019

When it comes to storytelling in hip-hop right now, I wholeheartedly believe that A$AP Twelvyy is one of the most underrated rappers in the game. From triumphant, “from the bottom to the top” descriptions of his come-up in the music world to soul-stricken tales of growing up and becoming the man he is today, Twelvyy never disappoints, and today this is on full display in his latest music video for “Child’s Play”. Infused with lots of cartoon imagery and childhood-associated scenery, this release pairs the story of Twelvyy’s upbringing with visions of the success that he’s achieved today, illustrating a success-story dichotomy that I can’t seem to stop watching. “Child’s Play” the song is already incredible as it is, but these visuals only bring things to the next level. Needless to say, A$AP Twelvyy snapped, and I would consider his latest to be an essential watch for all of our readers out there. Check out “Child’s Play” below and let us know what you think in the comments! Directed by P.V (@PV.ny) Edited by ISAIAH CARTER (@ZayCvrter) Photography by Adam Lomax (@Snapsoflomax) Song Produced by Tyler Dopps (@TylerDopps)

Pink Lighter (Demo) – [Julian Skiboat]

By Seamus Fay // 14 Feb 2019

Ever since I first got hip to his music just a few weeks back, I haven’t been able to stop listening to Julian Skiboat and his endlessly dreamy style. Today, pushing my fandom even further, I’m more than excited to present Skiboat’s latest offering, a demo by the name of “Pink Lighter”. Simple as it may be, this song takes the balance of acoustic instrumentation and impassioned vocals and brings it directly into an area where Skiboat will thrive most. He clearly understands the strengths of his artistic expression, and the result is that even his demos uphold a threshold of quality that would impress for an official release. That said, I can’t wait for what Julian Skiboat has next, but in the meantime, you can catch me keeping “Pink Lighter” in heavy rotation.

Molly – [Iann Dior] ft. [Bernard Jabs]

By Seamus Fay // 14 Feb 2019

Bernard Jabs is most certainly one of our favorite rising talents here at Lyrical Lemonade, and today, joining forces with fellow budding artist Iann Dior, the Def Jam signee is here to unleash a brand new single entitled “Molly”. Admittedly, being that I hadn’t heard of Iann Dior before this song, Jabs was the one who attracted my attention toward “Molly,” but now that I look back, I must say that Dior deserves full credit in bringing this one full circle. Not only is his melodic style addictive, but his ability to float over the beat without losing sight of his flows or sound is incredibly impressive (and quite entertaining/replay-worthy, at that). That said, the pairing of Dior and Jabs is most certainly an effective one, especially when placed over galvanizing production courtesy of Nick Mira. “Molly” is a must-listen, so keep this one on repeat as we head into the weekend and let us know what you think in the comments!

Life Without Heartbreak – [Lil Loski]

By Seamus Fay // 14 Feb 2019

Ohio artist Lil Loski has been buzzing for a minute now, and today, offering his sophomore full-length effort, the budding talent is here to unleash Life Without Heartbreak. 11 tracks long, the two main themes that come to mind for me after listening to this one are emotional honesty and artistic development. Not only is Loski dead set on communicating the feelings that he experiences on a daily basis, but he’s also remarkably dedicated toward growing as an artist — an aspect best seen through the scope of the stylistic transformation between his first project and his latest. Needless to say, there’s a lot to unpack here, but long story short, Lil Loski was able to pack an abundance of life and lessons learned into a cohesive, incredibly enjoyable project, and for that, we need to show some love. Check out Life Without Heartbreak at the link below and keep an eye out for visuals and a tour from Loski in the coming months!

Eat Your Heart Out – [RAMS]

By Seamus Fay // 14 Feb 2019

RAMS has been a frequent flyer on Lyrical Lemonade over the past year or so, and today, he’s here to add to his streak of headlines with a brand new single, “Eat Your Heart Out”. Arriving just in time for Valentine’s Day, this offering takes the opportunity to discuss the emotional complexity behind love, all the while using melodic production from Goose the Guru to complement RAMS’ passionate vocals. When the contrasting elements are meshed together, the song exemplifies a truly complete sonic atmosphere, and the result is a solid presentation of emotion that will surely connect with listeners on Valentine’s Day, of all days. That said, this is yet another impressive offering from RAMS, so don’t sleep. Stream “Eat Your Heart Out” below and let us know what you think in the comments!

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