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SHOTS! – [JELEEL!] ft. [Denzel Curry]

I try my best to diversify the things I write about by including different artists as well as a mixture of songs, videos, and projects as often as I can. There are obviously a few artists that I write about a bit more regularly, but that’s just because it’s more fun for me to write about people I truly listen to regularly than it is for me to try and come up with tons of things to say about an emcee that I just don’t know too much about. I say all of this because earlier this week, in fact just a few days ago, I wrote about JELEEL!’s song “SHOTS!” with Denzel Curry, a track that was pulsating with energy, vigor, and vitality, as we’ve come to expect from the Rhode Island and Florida phenoms. Not even a week could go by, though, without them teaming up with director Zach Madden to shoot a music video for the banger, so even though I just posted the song, I simply couldn’t resist talking about the video because it was just so well-executed. In the miniature movie, we’re taken to this industrial warehouse where there is this complicated contraption resting in …

SHOTS! – [JELEEL!] & [Denzel Curry]

If you have to ask yourself why JELEEL! has become one of the most notorious artists in the current generation of music, then you’re already far behind the curve. While I have admittedly never really gotten the right opportunity to listen to the rapidly growing phenom, I already knew I would like him based on his sheer energy and personality, but those are some of the first things people claim to notice about the exuberant emcee. I mean, I haven’t even seen him live and in person yet, but based on videos I’ve seen, I can say that he is one of the best performers you’ll see, and even with my novice experience of his music, he is on my bucket list of shows to attend without a doubt. If you haven’t seen videos of his performances, then look them up and you’ll see why I say this, but I knew it was about time to finally tune in and catch up on everything I’ve missed once I saw that he teamed up with Denzel Curry to bring their brand-new song “SHOTS!” to life. The Rhode Island emcee even produced this jam with some help from FNZ, using an entirely …

KICKFLIP – [Lu] ft. [Tommy Richman]

Florida’s rap scene has never failed to surprise and impress me on all fronts, and at the rate they’re going, it almost feels like they’re never going to stop putting out insanely good music. When most people think about Florida, they may think of names like Kodak Black, Hotboii, or 9lokknine, all of whom create a more trap-influenced, street anthem style of rap, but my mind goes to a different type. When I think of Florida, I think of names like Denzel Curry, Ski Mask the Slump God, Pouya, Fat Nick, and Lu, amongst many others, but when comparing these emcees to the others I mentioned, it feels like there’s no way they’re from the same state, let alone the same world in general. The latter musicians have never let up on the gas, introducing music constantly for years that is always boundary-pushing and unique to how they’re feeling at a specific moment in time, and Lu has stood out to me as one of my all-time favorites coming out of the southern hip-hop hub. He is just so diverse and multifaceted, and even though I feel like I use these words regularly as I write about his latest tracks, …

White Chalk & Yellow Tape – [Taleban Dooda]

Florida has always been a massive hub for talent, but it’s amazing to me that so many people underappreciate the diverse sounds that come from the Southern state. Obviously, there are artists like Kodak Black, Hotboii, and 9lokknine, but then there are emcees like $NOT, Cochise, Denzel Curry, Pouya, the late, great XXXtentacion, and so many other icons that should have all more than proven that there isn’t even close to one singular genre labeling the scene down there. It’s just a breeding ground of stars, so even though it’s hard to say what my own personal preference is as far as the types of styles being brought to life, all I can say is that all of these musicians are really doing so much to push the rap genre to the next level. Taleban Dooda is one emcee who seems to get underappreciated as well because although he has a similar drawl to that of Kodak or 9lokk, he proves that he’s not simply a clone: he’s unique, creative, and imaginative. Dooda is still grinding every day to take the next step in his career, but after releasing his mixtape White Chalk & Yellow Tape, I think he took …

Ahhhhh – [wifisfuneral]

Although other parts of the world are more widely renowned for being major destinations for hip-hop artists and rappers, I can confidently say that Florida is one state that has bred a completely different type of musician. So many underground legends have come from the southern mecca, and I would even go as far as to say that the underground movement that later turned into the “SoundCloud Rap” era began there and never really left. The different levels in Florida are insane, including household names like Denzel Curry, Rick Ross, and Kodak Black. Then there are underground legends like the late XXXtentacion, Pouya, and wifisfuneral, SoundCloud era artists that have somewhat died down like Smokepurpp and Lil Pump, well-known yet still not quite mainstream emcees including $NOT, Cochise, and Ski Mask the Slump God, and the list could go on forever. What stands out the most to me is the fact that I could listen to almost any single one of these spitters and not only thoroughly enjoy myself, but be transported back to a different part of my life where they were some of the only people I was bumping. Although some of these artists have careers that are …

High As I – [Shawn K]

One thing you don’t often hear about in the hip-hop world is someone being selfless or not in it for attention. If you really take a second to think about it, most people get into music either for the money, the fame, the attention, and more often than not, a mixture of all three. Rarely does someone work in the shadows without asking for an ounce of the spotlight, and if they do claim this before putting in the work, they might change their mind once they see someone else basking in the glory that they had a part in building. Cleveland’s Shawn K is the one exception that I can think of because he opted to take a break from releasing his own music to be a vital part in the creation of some of your favorite artists’ endeavors without ever looking to be the face of the campaign. Shawn has played a part in things such as the Revenge of the Dreamers III collaborative album, Denzel Curry’s Melt My Eyez See Your Future effort, Meechy Darko’s (of Flatbush Zombies) Gothic Luxury, and even EARTHGANG’s GHETTO GODS album. When not directly creating music, he has acted as an A&R …

GEEWIZ + 8TEEN – [454]

If there’s two things I love in this world it’s new music from 454 and hydrangeas, and today I’m lucky enough to get both – at the same time no less! This week the Florida plugg phenomenon returns with two self-produced new singles ahead of his upcoming mixtape Fast Trax 3. “GEEWIZ” and “8TEEN” are psychedelic and energetic bangers sporting hypnotic vocals and bright, bass-laden mixes to top off your summertime playlist. It’s been over a year since 454 released his last Fast Trax mixtape in the wake of his debut LP 4 REAL, but since then our hero has had anything but a quiet year. Between dropping a handful of singles, touring with Aminé, and appearing on both the last Denzel Curry album and Tony Shhnow album, 454 has been keeping his momentum strong as we enter the rollout for Fast Trax 3. His music has never felt this polished or concentrated, so if you’re a fan of 454, you may be in for a treat once he finally decides to drop. Until then, you can catch me spinning “GEEWIZ” and “8TEEN” until my ears bleed.   Check out the visual for 454’s “GEEWIZ + 8TEEN” below:

Jflexxx Returns With His Latest Single “Blackout”

Over the years, Florida has received a lot of recognition for discovering new artists. From Kodak Black, Rod Wave, Ski Mask The Slump God, T-Pain, Rick Ross, Denzel Curry, XXXTentacion, and many others, Florida has contributed in a tremendous way to the Hip-Hop scene and theres more to come. JFlexxx also known as Jeff Moss, is a new face to keep your eye out for in 2022. Growing up with a father who was a DJ, played a major role in JFlexxx being introduced to the music scene. Being influenced by some of the biggest names in hip-hop such as Drake, JuiceWrld, Eminem, and Young Thug, it was only a matter of time before the rising artist decided to bet on himself. JFlexxx began his career nine months ago, and he already received some notable accomplishments. The Florida rapper had the opportunity to collaborate with YNW BSlime on “Demons” with 226k and counting views on Youtube. His first single, I Done Got Rich, received over 100,000 streams in less than a month. His most-streamed single “Fate“ has more than 2.2M streams on Soundcloud and 70,000 monthly listeners. Most recently, he shared his latest single titled Blackout. “Blackout gives me a …

Kevin – [AG Club]

As the saying goes, you learn something new every day, and today, I learned that AG Club stands for Avant Garde Club. There’s actually a lot I don’t know about with regards to this group because I am admittedly late to the party, but this gets me even more excited about tapping in and learning all about them after hearing so much about the acclaimed squad and all of the remarkable things they are doing. Featuring a total of 14 members across various creative outlets, the Bay Area collective is breaking the mold of what the rest of the world believes is West Coast hip-hop and considering they’re a one-stop-shop for all things music, filmmaking, photography, content, and design, there is not a single facet of this unit that should be ignored. After collaborating with names like A$AP Ferg and NLE Choppa as well as going on tour with icons like Pusha T and Denzel Curry, it seems like there isn’t anyone that doesn’t mess with AG Club, and once you listen to their music, you’ll know exactly why. Back in June, just about a month ago, the crew put out their Isaac Rose, Niko Oroc, Sam Aether, and Mico …

Watch Denzel Curry’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert

I try to avoid writing about anything that isn’t a newly released song, video, or album, just because I feel like that’s where I excel and that is what makes up the majority of our content here on the Lyrical Lemonade blog. Some artists just have this star power, though, where no matter what they do, whether it’s an interview, cameo, performance, or anything else, I just have to tune in. Denzel Curry is one of those people because even though I admittedly might not listen to him all day every day as I do with some other emcees, there are more than enough records of his that I thoroughly enjoy and listen to pretty regularly. Aside from this, I have written about performances on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series just because they seem to get everyone in the office to perform no matter what the genre is, and even though some genres can work a little better than others, it’s always so interesting to me when I get to see some emcees in an element that might not be very native to them. He is someone who is known for not only his incredible lyricism and wild bars, but …