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What You Need – [Don Toliver]

When speaking about one of the most impressive breakthrough artists that the game has seen in recent years, it’s almost impossible to go down that list without mentioning Don Toliver. The Houston-native and Cactus Jack signee has been making a killing in the game ever since he stepped foot in it. With the success of his debut album Heaven or Hell, many viral singles such as “No Idea” and “After Party”, as well as the smash Internet Money hit “Lemonade”, it would appear that Don Toliver simply can’t lose. While many may be confused as to where his rise to fame came from, there is no doubt that he has put in the groundwork and is continuing to thrive as one of the best to ever do it. With 2021 being the year that we will begin to see some of the heavy-hitters come out swinging with their new albums and tour announcements, Don Toliver came right in time for the summer with his latest single and visual, “What You Need”. Taking place in Colombia, Don Toliver dives deeper into his acting bag as he ventures throughout the city in what appears to be a crazy trip. Following this mysterious red …

Get Refreshed: The Story of Cartz

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by Alejo Andres Remembering To Forget With Cat Mother Any creative eager to move towards new beginnings in their artistic career might focus on the idea of the “future” more than anything else. Most creatives would more than likely share this belief in full; planning out how things might turn out in going through with an artistic transition is much better than going in blind, obviously.  But what’s even more obvious is this: Quinn – the 16-year-old phenom of the online music world – has never, and will never, be classified under the title of “most creatives.” Simply put, we’re dealing with a talent who stands completely amongst themselves in regards to their place in the modern music landscape as a whole, and nothing better exemplifies that than their brand new artistic endeavor under the pseudonym “Cat Mother.”  This fresh title has arrived with an equally-fresh outlook in regards to their craft. The immense, impactful, and influential waves that they have already created with their past pop-centric work has been effectively concealed and placed out of sight by way …

Love Goin’ Crazy – [Bobby Feeno]

Way back in 2018, Bobby Feeno released a project called Flamingo & Koval that was easily one of my favorite albums of that year, it’s a tape that has had plenty of replay value for me over the years. Literally just this morning on my drive to the Lyrical Lemonade office, I was playing the song “Suicide Note” off of that tape, and it reminded me of just how great of a body of work it was. So you can imagine that I was pleasantly surprised earlier today when I saw that Bobby Feeno released a new record called “Love Goin’ Crazy”, his first release in two years if I am not mistaken. The initial thing that caught my attention was the absolutely beautiful instrumental, it’s a soulful + luscious beat that reels you in instantly, and the rhymes that Bobby kicked over it made it that much better. This is easily the best song that I have listened to all day, and I feel like it just might be yours too, stream it via Spotify below!

Get Refreshed: Roxas Hits A Hat Trick, The Unstoppable d1v, and Sam Thraxx’s Definitive Guide To Making It In The Music Industry

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by Brixton Yorker dark0: “shining star” I am not quite sure who would’ve ever had the following belief, but for anyone who thought London-based club producer dark0 had anything less to prove up to this point in his career, they would be coming from a place of sheer ignorance, plain and simple. The outstanding outpouring of content from this digitally-incentivized production force has been nothing short of brilliant in all regards, and the mass amount of times this notion has been proven as such should be enough to cement their status as among the greatest modern figures within his craft.  And yet, he’s nowhere close to being finished — not in the slightest. Exemplified by the Year0001-hosted single entitled “shining star,” the first off of their long-awaited debut album experience Eternity, his potential has yet to be fully revealed, which is truly saying something for us outside onlookers who have considered his past work in a near-perfect light.  But with this track being paired with the corresponding reveal of the forthcoming album’s fantasy video game concept – driven by …

Slime Language 2 – [YSL] [Young Thug]

While the idea of rap groups as a whole may be slowly disappearing in the rap game, we have been seeing tons of cliques and rap labels that may have tons of solo artists, but appear to have that group-like demeanor. As of late, we have seen Quality Control–home of rap acts lie Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, and more. Griselda Records consists of Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine & Benny the Butcher. Last but not least, we have seen YSL flourish in the rap game since Young Thug took the scene by storm. If you do a bit of digging, you will see Young Thug interacting with tons of members of YSL before they were famous as he built them up to become the stars they are today. Gunna used to appear in Thugger’s music videos before signing to his label, and a young and determined Lil Keed played his music for Thug before the fame and he ultimately ended up signing with Thug as well. Here we are today and Young Thug is here to showcase his latest body of work alongside his star-studded YSL crew, Slime Language 2. With the original Slime Language project dropping in 2018, it was met …

YN Jay Interview: The Rise of The Coochie Man

“I did everything that all the rappers used to do like writing real bars and real raps and it didn’t work. I just had to wait my turn. I watched everybody around me shine before I had my turn to shine.” -YN Jay Whether you love the platform or not, we can’t ignore the amount of impact that Tik Tok has had on the music industry as of late. The app that caught the most traction during quarantine became the home to the latest music trends and dances, and a lot of people found new artists there. The amount it time it takes for a Tik Tok sound to trend on the app seems like it gets shorter and shorter, and rap songs are leading the charge of most of the viral songs. One artist in particular who found his rise to stardom from the app would be the upcoming Flint Michigan rapper–YN Jay. Most recognizable for his bars about coochie, YN Jay has been one of the many artists from Flint Michigan to take off and show signs of a very promising future. His buzz began around March of 2020 when the country was completely shut down, and many …

Get Refreshed: Twikipedia and SEBii’s Trip To Eagleland, A Year Since Exeter, and Saturn’s Guide to SoundCloud

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by Brixton Yorker Twikipedia + SEBii: “hotel” Occasions like these remind me that nothing ever truly grows “stale” in music, no matter what the hardcore skeptics and critics of the world may think otherwise. Both the art and the craft of basing entire hip-hop tracks around video games – while always being present and developing – have taken on prominent and exciting new forms over the past decade. MCs and producers alike from scenes that stretch from South Florida to the Kanto Region ushered in this wholly entertaining era as the 2010s entered its waning years, and though this particular approach had its moment for quite some time, it certainly isn’t at the level of supply that it once was.  Now if anyone from today’s crop of superstars-in-the-making were to give this approach a welcomed return-to-form, could we have chosen a more obvious pairing than Twikipedia and SEBii? I seriously believe there could have been no one better to take up this task than these two given their track record of video game-centric bars and aesthetics alike; the shared …

Ice Kream Truck – [Tommy Richman]

In this industry, I’m always trying my best to be on the cutting edge of discovery when finding new artists that deserve their spot in the spotlight. At the same time, it’s simply impossible for me to know about every promising young talent before everyone else, so that’s why when the homies hit me up about some blossoming talents, I have to tune in because they definitely have some amazing taste in music and they always put me onto some musicians who are inevitably going to blow up sooner or later. Most recently, I was told about an unbelievable young artist named Tommy Richman, and while I had zero expectations going into his most recent offering “Ice Kream Truck”, I left my first listen with thousands of questions, the first of which was how has this kid not blown up yet? As soon as you press play, your eardrums are met by these retro-sounding synths that are immediately complimented by Tommy’s high-pitched vocals that just fill your soul with serenity and good vibes, and we haven’t even gotten to the bulk of the record yet. I should also mention that Tommy self-produced this hit with the help of another producer …

A Conversation with Chloe Angelides about her new album: Friends Who Failed At Love

There are some spectacular artists in this music industry, and for the remainder of my time working in it, I am determined to shine a light on the diamonds and gems who deserve the love. I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and this artist who I get to feature today is a product of a chance encounter that I will always be grateful for. It’s one thing to connect with someone on a few levels, but it’s another thing entirely to connect on all levels. That’s what it felt like when I met Chloe Angelides one night in LA. We instantly struck a conversation about music and life and ultimately found out that we grew up 30 minutes away from each other in Virginia. Our chat quickly continued into the night and I left utterly impressed at her character and innate passion for music. Not only is Chloe a gem of a human, but she’s truly an amazing artist/songwriter who has written with and for some of the biggest names in music. Today though, she’s not making it on to our page just for credits; she’s appearing on Lyrical Lemonade for the release of her brand …

Hellcats & Trackhawks – [Lil Durk] & [Only The Family]

Lil Durk always has been and always will be an absolute icon not only in Chicago but in the entire country. Spearheading Only The Family, a record label that Durk helped found, he has helped put on some of his closest friends in the industry, releasing compilation albums to shine a light on their unbelievable skills. Most recently, they dropped Only The Family – Lil Durk Presents: Loyal Bros at the beginning of this month which featured names outside of the label such as Lil Uzi Vert, Tee Grizzley, Foogiano, and many others, while also showcasing the label’s core members such as the late King Von, Booka600, and Memo600 to name just a few. While it’s not very common these days to see an album that spans 23 songs at just under an hour in length, this lengthiness makes sense considering there are so many incredible acts that need a moment to shine, and while I’ve only had a chance to skim through the album since it came out, I can tell that it does a wonderful job of giving every single artist a moment in the limelight without focusing too heavily on one artist over another. Although he’s sprinkled …