POSTS BY: CHUCK RAMOS

97 – [Kojey Radical]

By Chuck Ramos // 23 Oct 2018

Today we are looking across the pound at some of the incredible talent coming out of the United Kingdom. Kojey Radical, is a rapper and singer who is leading the charge in creating socially conscious, thought provoking art. His new video for his recently released single, “97,” is DIY masterpiece filled with swagger provided by Radical’s charisma. With a white crown painted on his chest and a red military beret on his head, Kojey boasts his unrelenting resilience despite facing the loss of a close friend. Kojey first gained buzz for his collaborative efforts with fellow U.K. artist, Mahalia on their songs “Water” and “One Night Only.” The video’s release comes ahead of Kojey Radical’s upcoming tour in the UK and Ireland. Check out Kojey Radical’s new video below and tell us what you think of the UK rapper in the comment section!

Lost – [Brent Faiyaz]

By Chuck Ramos // 23 Oct 2018

Brent Faiyaz released his new Lost EP on Friday and already has us begging for more. The Baltimore native released the EP off the heels of his “Gang Over Luv” video from his debut album, Sonder Son, released back in October of 2017. His newest EP shines a light on the journey Brent has experienced since his newfound fame. From his collaborative achievements with Sonder and his platinum single with GoldLink and Shy Glizzy, Faiyaz has found time to update his fans on the journey so far. The Sonder frontman tackles subjects ranging from his life as a growing Black man in America, self-reliance, trust and the struggles of adjusting to the success of his career. Known for his dense writing ability the six-track, 19-minute EP serves as a great appetizer for fans who have been craving new content from the young vocalist. Listen to the new EP from Brent Faiyaz below and give us your thoughts in the comment section!

Watch Joey Purp Freestyle with The L.A. Leakers

By Chuck Ramos // 22 Oct 2018

Chicago native, Joey Purp is on his press run for his recently released album, QUARTERTHING. If you have not heard it yet, you are doing yourself a disservice. The long awaited album was well worth the wait and Joey is furthering his lyrical ability and technical prowess with his new freestyle with the L.A. Leakers. Joey stopped by the California radio station to deliver a one breathe freestyle, taking no time to improv a hook. Joey Purp raps straight through the infamous 2Pac “Ambitionz Az A Ridah” instrumental flexing his understated wealth, upbringing, relationships and persistent dedication to the game. Joey currently only has one visual out from the album but after this freestyle and proceeding interviews I don’t think it is far fetched to assume we will receive some new content from the gifted MC in the near future. Watch Joey Purp’s nonstop freestyle below and give us your rating of the bars in the comment section!

Last Day Of Summer – [Summer Walker]

By Chuck Ramos // 22 Oct 2018

LVRN, the collective responsible for the success of DRAM and 6LACK, has added a new member to their roster that has us already obsessing over. Summer Walker, is an Atlanta native singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist that is creating a sultry, honest body of work. She first gained notoriety at the top of this year with the sporadic release of her singles “Session 32” and “Deep.” Walker would release two videos prior to the release of her album debut that highlights her dynamic ability as an artist. Summer Walker can serenade you on bass-driven tracks like “CPR” and “Girls Need Love” while digging up nostalgia with her soulful cadence on “Baby” and “Just Like Me.” Summer Walker will be opening for fellow label-mate, 6LACK on his North American tour. Turn the lights low and give Summer Walker’s debut album a listen and tell us your thoughts in the comment section below!

Prince Charming – [Action Bronson]

By Chuck Ramos // 19 Oct 2018

Mr. Wonderful himself has returned with the second single from his upcoming independent album, White Bronco. His newest single, “Prince Charming,” exudes the charisma and style Bronson has become renowned for. The new single comes off the heels of his previously released single “White Bronco.” A soul sample propels the Knxwledge produced track forward creating an airy pocket for Action to creatively maneuver through. In two verses Action delivers savage raps about his lavish lifestyle, foreign cars and his self-discovered sixth sense. The closing verse features subtle call-backs to his previous track, “Descendant of the Stars” as Bronson raps about reincarnation and his intergalactic capabilities. This track was made to be listened to while in the whip with the windows down. Listen to Action Bronson’s new song “Prince Charming” below and tell us what you hope to hear from his new album in the comment section!

Bounce – [Next Town Down]

By Chuck Ramos // 19 Oct 2018

Today we bring to the Lyrical Lemonade community a new group of talented vocalist that go by Next Town Down. The quintet met through social media and gained a mass audience for their covers and “evolution” series of famed singers and rappers. A clear chemistry and shared talent among the five members has us already thinking about their future dominance as one of the next big R&B groups. The quintet is on course to take over the bubbling R&B market, already making fans out of Chris Brown, Kehlani, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men and Normani. Their newest single, “Bounce” maintains an up-beat cadence that is contrasted by the songs melancholy understanding of misplaced love. This is the groups second single from their upcoming EP debut, set to release October 26. Listen to the quintet’s new song, “Bounce” below and tell us what you think in the comment section!

Watch Noname Make Her Solo TV Debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

By Chuck Ramos // 18 Oct 2018

Noname made her solo TV debut last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The gifted lyricist brought three songs from her critically acclaimed album, Room 25, to life for the New York studio audience. Performing renditions of “Blaxploitation,” Prayer Song” and “Don’t Forget,” Noname delivered a powerful performance. The performance begins with a palpable energy that you can see flowing through the band and Noname as they begin fast, capturing your attention from the moment the lights dim. The accompaniment of her frequent collaborators Phoelix and Brian Sanborn as well as her backup vocalists created a church-like atmosphere allowing the band to shine. The medley featured every aspect of Noname that we love, her lyrically prowess, metaphor layered testimonials and rapid breakdowns of the complexities of life. Hopefully this isn’t Noname’s last TV performance and we can get to see more beautiful live adaptions of her songs. Watch Noname’s incredible medley below and give us your impression of the live performance in the comment section!

Watch Big Boi’s NPR Tiny Desk Performance

By Chuck Ramos // 17 Oct 2018

The ATLien himself stopped by NPR to deliver a stunning performance of his solo catalogue and some of our favorite Outkast anthems. Big Boi brought along fellow collaborator and member of the famed Organized Noize production group, Sleepy Brown. The two also had even more star-power behind them in their eight-piece backing band that has worked with the two MC’s for more than 20 years. The meticulously orchestrated production features stellar renditions of “So Fresh and So Clean,” “All Night” and “The Way You Move.” Big Boi hasn’t lost a step and rightfully boasts about his upcoming european tour with Sleepy Brown accompanying Christina Aguilera. NPR continues to show out in bringing some of the most talented musicians in the world to their tiny desk series. Check out Big Boi’s powerful NPR Tiny Desk performance and give us your thoughts in the comment section below!

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