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Jarred Howard

217 posts by

Jarred Howard

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Pay Stub – [Trip Rexx]

By Jarred Howard // 4 Sep 2020

Making his Lyrical Lemonade debut with an impressive video for his video “Pay Stub” is rapper Trip Rexx. “Pay Stub” is the 9th track off his new full-length project entitled ‘Space Rock’. This single is about the law of attraction and not valuing money over the truest form of wealth. The production on the single is a high point of “Pay Stub” and producers Niermusic and Felipe S do a masterful job in creating a sound for Rexx to glide across. These aren’t your typical run of the mill visuals either, the production team of Adrian J Martin, Nabeer Khan, and Max Colt do a great job of bringing the imagery of “Pay Stub “ to life. Trip Rexx gave a little bit of insight and clarity with the creation process and message behind this single and stated. “MONEY does not equal WEALTH. Money is just paper. A physical placeholder for something you can’t see, which is VALUE. You hold intrinsic value: in your words, your talents, your time. Regardless of how much cash is in your pocket, you got gold in your soul. Focus on your VALUE and the PAPER will come.” Watch Trip Rexx’s visuals for “Pay Stub” …

Niagara – [Redveil]

By Jarred Howard // 28 Aug 2020

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.

Sunday – [Tom The Mail Man]

By Jarred Howard // 28 Aug 2020

Tom The Mail Man is one of the most exciting rising artists coming down the pipeline. Overcast is one of the more intriguing video production collectives that’s coming up as well. Today two worlds collide on the visuals of Tom The Mail Man’s new single “Sunday.” If you haven’t yet you need to give Tom’s new album Liephas Evil a spin. This is the debut album from the Atlanta based artist and he doesn’t disappoint. A couple of the songs have been out but the newest songs are just as good as everything that’s been released up until this point. The Sunday video is absolutely amazing it really feels like I’m in the ’70s, to be honest, and Overcast does a great drop with Tom in making a visual that catapults the record even more. Watch Tom The Mail Man and Overcast’s video for “Sunday” for yourself after the break.

Post Cards I Forgot To Send – [Moise]

By Jarred Howard // 28 Aug 2020

Moise is an artist I got hip to a couple of weeks ago and his new project ‘Post Cards I Forgot To Send’ is an amazingly smooth ride of 12 records that fall just under 30 minutes of run time. We can chalk another win up for finding music under likes from mutuals for me discovering Moise. When I pressed play on his single “Try Try” I felt so relaxed and said to myself this guy has plenty of skill and knows how to make solid music. Moise is the son of two immigrants who moved to the United States soon before the genocide in which hit Rwandan in 1994. He currently hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota and creates music that includes a rock-infused r&b based soundscape. Moise wrote and recorded this project between Minneapolis and Manchester, London. With so many worldly experiences under his belt, it’s no surprise that Moise’s songwriting is this thorough he has many influences and experiences that he’s able to pull from. Stream Moise’s newest album ‘Post Cards I Forgot To Send’ for yourself below.

Premiere: Feel It – [YSB Tril]

By Jarred Howard // 11 Aug 2020

North Carolina’s YSB Tril returns to the Lyrical Lemonade pages with his action-packed video for “Feel It.” If you’ve ever been to Clayton, North Carolina you’d be amazed that there was a kid this talented hailing from a small town that pretty much doesn’t have anything. That’s the beauty of the internet and how technology has advanced and unearth artists’ careers from everywhere. Tril has already collected over 3 million streams independently so it would seem as if the Clayton emcee is poised for a breakthrough in 2020. The video for “Feel It” emulates a video game, and it really makes you feel like you’re in a movie such as Ready Player One or Gamer. The 19-year-old rapper gave some insight on the creative process behind this record and the visuals. “This one means a lot to me, there’s a lot of people who said I couldn’t do this whole music thing and thought I was stupid for even attempting it. This song is kind of my way proving them all wrong and lets me know if they didn’t show love in the beginning, I don’t need the love now. Shooting the video was crazy, definitely the longest it’s taken …

Trapped On Cleveland 3 – [Lil Keed]

By Jarred Howard // 7 Aug 2020

Atlanta and YSL affiliate Lil Keed is back with his star-studded and highly anticipated album ‘Trapped On Cleveland 3’. Personally I’ve been waiting to dive into this album for some time now to see how much Keed has progressed his sound up until this point. Keed’s newest project features a star-studded cast that features the likes of Young Thug, Travis Scott, Future, Lil Baby, Gunna, Ty Dolla Sign, and more. One other reason I was excited about TOC3 was the fact that Young Thug was really hands-on with this and helped executive produced this record. You can tell Keed is experimenting as an artist and with how he’s been structuring his music and how he’s been playing around with different flows and cadences. Like the features, the production on this album features some pretty notable names as well such as Wheezy, Jetson Supah Mario, and more. Although he has a while to go I believe Keed has the drive to become one of the most unique artists in rap. No, his sound isn’t that much more different than Young Thug but with Thug grooming him and how much Keed has progressed within the last 2 projects I believe he’s showing …

Limbo – [Amine]

By Jarred Howard // 7 Aug 2020

After a couple of impressive singles, Amine’s highly anticipated 2020 album Limbo is here. Amine has come along way since he burst on to the scene with his viral hit “Caroline” back in 2017. With the first couple of listens, it’s really crazy to see how far Amine has come with his artistry within a short period of time. Like just look at the video he dropped with earlier in the week for his record with Young Thug entitled “Compensating.” The production on this album ranges from a plethora of sounds that showcase the Portland, Oregon artist’s range and versatility. As far as content Amine touches on an array of topics which include Kobe’s death, love, fame, and introspective, and self-reflection. The features on this were carefully curated and it feels like everyone plays their role on this album. That list includes Young Thug, Charlie Wilson, JID, Vince Staples, Summer Walker, slowthai and more. Some of the stands out tracks are “RIRI”, “Compensating”, “Woodlawn”, “Burden” and plenty more. Stream Amine’s newest project Limbo and judge for yourself after the break.

Frontline – [Abryon]

By Jarred Howard // 7 Aug 2020

Abryon is a melodic rapper from the west side of Charlotte, North Carolina that has the potential to blow. His single “Frontline” is a song I’ve been going back to for over a month now and I can’t get over how passionate Abryon’s voice is. The reason people like Rod Wave, Lil Durk, and Youngboy Never Broke Again are so popular is because they actually have content that people can gravitate to. During a brief Q&A with Abryon on his, Instagram live he voiced to me that his writing process is either really lives the things that he’s talking about or it’s stories from what goes on from people around him. What’s also impressive about his sound is that he has a firm grasp on melodies and songwriting, and is able to mix in a street element along with soulful ballads. Stream Abryon’s street heartfelt record “Frontline” below.

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