Any Other Way – [Stix]

By Elliot Montanez // 21 Feb 2020

Chicago native Stix is a legend within our music community, he has played a crucial role within several different entities in the city and he has been making some great music solo lately, today he is back with his brand new record titled “Any Other Way”. I had some big expectations coming into this record because Stix has been delivering some amazing content, but to be completely honest he exceeded my already high standing expectations here with this release, he came right out of the gate with an addicting flow + energy that made it easy to enjoy. Stix is very good at creating melodies that can just get stuck in your head for the rest of the day, mix that with his solid rapping abilities and we have yet another potential rap star coming from the city. Stream this brand new offering below and if you are rocking with the vibes then keep up with Stix by giving him a follow on Twitter here!

The Routine – [Jay Worthy] x [G-Perico] x [The Alchemist]

By Brodie Harvey // 21 Feb 2020

West Coast legend Jay Worthy is wrapping up his Two4One series, a creative multi-week release schedule that had him connecting some of his favorite producers with unique features that fully shows off Worthy’s reach into the industry. He has been working with producers like Cardo, Jake One, and now The Alchemist on this series and bringing in some wild features that some may not expect on a laidback west coast beat. On the final installment, Jay Worthy linked up with long time collaborator G-Perico who both bring so much incredible Cali energy anytime they get on a track together. Having this combo trade back verses over production from the illustrious Alchemist, who is a true genius when it comes to using every inch of a song to create beautiful soundscapes that can be envisioned as much as they are heard. This entire series has shown the work Worthy has put in over his whole career, facilitating unique collaborations while still spitting that real rap shit. Be on the lookout for a wild interview with Jay Worthy coming soon on our site, until then get acquainted with “The Routine” and all other tracks from Two4One.  Listen to “The Routine” here and …

Roxanne (Remix) – [Arizona Zervas] Ft. [Swae Lee]

By Lucas Garrison // 21 Feb 2020

I first heard Arizona Zervas’ “Roxanne” last December and I have been hooked ever since. It’s one of those songs that just sticks with you; I’ve found myself singing the hook or randomly uttering “Bitches love the gram” more times than I can count. Already an insanely successful release for Zervas, it feels like the song has continued to move. Especially, in recent weeks with the release of the music video, and now the official remix featuring Swae Lee. Admittedly, I wasn’t thinking of Swae Lee when I thought about a remix (would have liked to hear someone like Doja Cat), but it’s a perfect match. Not just because Swae’s wispy vocals are perfect for the song simple yet light and colorful song, but because the two are currently on tour together. The shelf-life of “Roxanne” is pretty crazy and it should be fun to keep an eye on how far it can ride.

In These Streets – [Puku]

By Lee Mcintosh // 21 Feb 2020

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 …

40/60 – [Ashoka] feat. [Jay Wile]

By Lee Mcintosh // 21 Feb 2020

Releasing just a couple days before Valentine’s Day, the ever-so-versatile New York native Ashoka is back with yet another single titled “40/60”–this time around alongside the talented Jay Wile. With the mesmerizing and soulful instrumentation provided by Jahmal Gittens, the new single finds the two cohesively joining forces to serenade their respective love interests and the matters in which they will go to make them happy. Often so in relationships, the couple usually compromises and believes that all relationships should be 50/50–however, Ashoka is willing to put in the extra effort in order to make his love interest happy, hence the perfectly fitting title “40/60”. The rap verse provided by Jay Wile comes in at a perfect time and still yields a level of consistency, continuing the vibe previously set by Ashoka. Speaking of consistency, an amazing musical trait to have is to be able to deliver time and time again and still remain true to oneself. That said, Ashoka has been delivering vibrations similar to this an hasn’t missed a beat quite yet. If he continues to pull up like this, there is no doubt in mind that we can count on seeing his name far more frequently and hearing his …

Uppercut – [Doze]

By Chuck Ramos // 21 Feb 2020

There is something to be said about songs that just feel good. This indescribable quality that makes up some of our most cherished and all-time favorite records to turn to when drawing blanks while on the aux is unmistakable and undeniably present on Doze’s groovy new single, “Uppercut.” Brought to life by a driving bass line, that is complemented by what sounds like a gorgeous saxophone, which provides a spirited melody, creates an uplifting and engaging atmosphere to lose yourself in. Doze serenades listeners as he chronicles his self-inflicted “uppercuts” a metaphor for life’s tougher moments that I believe we can all identify with. His carefree attitude and delivery on the self-produced single adds a level of comfort and reassurance towards the inevitable tougher times we face in life. The talented rising artist said the below about his first single of the new year,  “My self-produced song, ‘Uppercut’ is about being my own worst enemy & harshest critic. Self-love & the search for acceptance have been overarching themes in all my music because they are something I have found myself, like many others, struggling to find. Instead, I find myself seeking validation from external sources rather than searching within. ‘Uppercut’ is …

moonlight – [dhruv]

By Sam Morrison // 21 Feb 2020

One of my favorite talents right now is an artist who goes by the name of dhruv. I first stumbled on him about 2 months ago after hearing his track, “double-take”. Once I heard his voice and style, it was pretty evident that this kid had the makings to be something great. The up and comer has only had one song on his discography for some time, but today, he’s making his Lyrical Lemonade debut for his newest track entitled, “moonlight”. Back in December, I decided to hop on the phone with dhruv to hear his story and what’s so cool about what he’s doing is the fact that he’s releasing music while being a full-time student; and not just any full-time student…Dhruv Sharma is a 20-year-old Data Science Major at Yale University. The Singapore/London native has a bright future in music, but clearly has the brains to pursue anything else he puts his mind to in the future. This brand new piece, “moonlight”, is really going to have you pressing repeat for the whole entire weekend. From the moment I put my headphones in, its been pretty hard to stop listening. Some could attribute this to the catchy nature …

Forever Pop- [Lil Tjay]

By LL intern // 21 Feb 2020

In the midst of mourning the obviously unexpected and awful loss of New York rapper Pop Smoke this past week, fellow New Yorker Lil Tjay decided to pay his respects in the form of his song “Forever Pop”. Pop Smoke, although relatively new in the scene, was making enormous waves with every single piece of music he put out. He quickly became the hottest commodity for features on songs with some of the biggest names in Rap, and for good reason. His voice sounded like no one else, he thought outside the box when it came to his deliveries, and he just had this raw talent that doesn’t come around often. On “Forever Pop”, Lil Tjay pays respect to one of the brightest new stars to come out of the city, showing us that it was more than music when it came to their friendship. Over lighthearted production full of fluttering piano keys, a light melody, and gentle percussion, Tjay talks about how you never know when you’re going to leave this earth, so you need to make the most out of your time here. He also says how he’s going to make it to the top in Pop’s honor, …



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