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Smilin – [DBMK]

I honestly don’t think I’ve been this excited to write about something as I am for the song that’s making its way onto our pages today. The moment I heard this one, I knew it was special, which is why I’m so hype to be able bring it onto Lyrical Lemonade on this wonderful New Music Friday. Initially, I had never heard of the band that goes by the name of DBMK, but I’m so grateful that I’m not able to say that anymore. Led by the dynamic duo of Kyle Knudsen & Colton Ward, the St. Petersburg bred artist project is ready to take advantage of their already built up momentum and turn it into pure greatness. The release of their newest song definitely proved that. The offering, entitled “Smilin” is a complete rush. From start to finish you will he hooked onto what these guys created. After my first time hearing it, I knew that listeners everywhere would be instantly captivated by its melodic nature while becoming charged up by its high octane presence at the same time. “Smilin” is set apart when it comes to production and exceeds my expectations when it comes to the vocal talents …

Turks- [NAV] & [Gunna] ft. [Travis Scott]

In all honesty, after hearing NAV’s verse on “Beibs in the Trap”, I was instantly a fan. That being said, I was thinking he wasn’t going to continue to grow in popularity and I wasn’t sure if I was going to see his name too often moving forward. I’m not sure why I got that feeling and I’m more than happy I was totally wrong considering he has delivered some of the most impressive verses on some of the biggest songs in music to date. Although I haven’t dived too deep into his own personal discography and have really only paid attention to his guest spots, he has impressed me time and time again. His latest song is no different, as he teamed up with Gunna and Travis Scott once again on “Turks”. Although a snippet of this song had surfaced and has been floating around for a couple of months at this point, it’s finally here in its entirety and I couldn’t be more excited. Wheezy produced this hit, including deep, haunting synths paired with some lighter slides, a simple drum loop, and banging 808s. NAV takes the first verse and hook, remaining fairly consistent with his delivery. It …

cherry wine – [Zachary Knowles]

“cherry wine” is just the latest track on the long list of Zachary Knowles’ impressive offerings that he’s blessed us with since he first stepped foot on the scene back in 2017. The young artist is taking shape right before our eyes; coming into his own sound and creating a resume that is nothing shy of promising. The new release of “cherry wine” makes this the 4th track to come out for Zach in the year 2020 alone, which is a treat for all of his fans who have been itching for some new music. It seems like every single piece of his just gets better than the last. The best part about artists dropping consecutive tunes is that the listeners are able to closely track their progress and essentially grow with the artists at the same rate. “cherry wine” is a beautiful ballad that needs to be heard on this beautiful Friday. Zachary utilizes beautiful guitar based production to pair with his top tier serenading vocal talents. If this song doesn’t put you at complete ease, it’ll have you wanting to text that special person who can’t seem to escape your mind. Zachary Knowles has delivered yet again and …

PNTHN: Power in Personality

Photo by Hotel Party The PNTHN experience is one rooted in personality. There’s the group’s collective personality– Texas-tinted, chaotic in its beauty, and with unwavering dedication– and then there’s the personality that each individual member offers, of which there are seven. Gulfwey, Kenny Casanova, Trevon Tex, twohorizonra, dc4prez, Tony Tone, and Otto. Seeing PNTHN live in Boston on February 29th, I came to realize that in adding a dimension to the music, the group’s collective personality is what brings fans to the shows, while the individual personalities are what pulls them further in. PNTHN, as a whole, is simply a sum of remarkable individual talent, all of which stands strong on its own, but even stronger as a team. And for this reason, among others, they’ve become an undeniable force out of Texas, most recently sealing their reputation with a nod to the Southern culture that influenced them, the Project Pat-featuring “JULIUS.” View this post on Instagram BOSTON FLIPPED THE SWITCH ON DA CADDY LAST WKND❕ CÁLI WE STOMPIN OUT DA CORONAVIRUS IN YA BACCYARD [TOMORROW] ND [SUNDAY] ⚰️ SEE U DERE 🧑🏽‍🦯: @christocantsee A post shared by PNTHN (@thepnthn) on Mar 4, 2020 at 3:48pm PST In a night …

Blue Phase – [Ash Leone]

From the very moment I heard Ash Leone’s voice, she quickly became one of my favorite artists of all time. I often times make comments like “this person has what it takes” or “be on the lookout for this up and comer”, but if there was truly one person who I had to bet all of my chips on, it would be the Philadelphia native who’s been taking the industry by storm as of late. Back in November of 2019 was the very first time we featured Ash on our pages. She made her Lyrical Lemonade debut for her song, “Physical” which has been putting up some amazing numbers on streaming platforms. From there on, she’s released remixes and a plethora of singles that all inevitably brought her to where she’s at right now. Just last week, Ash decided to drop her debut EP entitled, “Blue Phase”. The announcement of a brand new EP by the singer/songwriter was met with a lot of eager excitement which seamlessly translated to a warm reception on drop day. I have the tendency of over hyping things which is why I really wanted to take my time to listen to this whole entire project …

OOPS – [Larry League]

Out of all the music being released in Atlanta, one of the best groups that deserve way more recognition than they receive is undoubtedly Larry League. The trio made up of SenseiATL, Larry, and Randy make hits nonstop and have been doing so for years. Although they have the backing of their city as well as friendships with some of the biggest artists in the A, they seem to stay lowkey and don’t mind the underground label that they’ll seem to inevitably possess. Their sound is unlike anything coming out of the notorious city, and each member of the group brings a different skill to the table in order to build songs unlike any other artist in Atlanta. Although “OOPS” dropped all the way back in 2016, the crew has had a visual locked away in the vault for some time now and it finally got the chance to see the light of day. As a refresher, the production is built with elevating synths, an uplifting melody, and uncharacteristic percussive elements. Larry takes care of the hook, killing a melodic flow full of robotic autotune with honestly less impressive lyricism than normal, but that comes later in the track so …

The Yankee and the Brave – [Run the Jewels]

When it comes to truly not caring about offending others and especially not catering to anyone’s feelings, in particular, Run the Jewels can take the crown and run with it. They speak what’s on their minds whether it’s topics about politics or other typically controversial issues, and they have no apologies once their opinions hit their audience. This sort of grittiness and unapologetic behavior has partially led them to their place in the music industry, but their lyricism and ways of delivering these topics have got to be the other factors that add to their notoriety. They never shy away from confrontation and, in fact, they go out of their ways to seek it out, so you know a group as daring as them has something important to say, whether you agree or not. Ever since their release of RTJ3 back in 2016, fans have been salivating at the spectacle of the 4th edition of this classic series. It looks like that is quite possibly on the horizon as the duo hit Instagram to gift fans with their first single off of the upcoming album, entitled “The Yankee and the Brave”. The instrumental is comprised of in your face, old …

Lyin 2 My Friends- [Mikhala Jené] (Escape Tracks Live Session)

Here on the pages of Lyrical Lemonade, we pride ourselves on bringing some of the hottest music and promising talent to the forefront; This morning, I’m excited to do just that. If you haven’t heard of the Youtube Platform, Escape Tracks, its one of my go-to places to find new R&B circulating throughout the industry. EscapeTracks is the largest R&B brand with 1.8M followers and 100M+ monthly impressions across the board. From well-known artists all the way to emerging talent, Escape Tracks has a track record of featuring some really dope stuff collectively.  For some time now, Escape Tracks has been uploading live performances to highlight some up and comers who are doing great things musically. It’s really important to note that all the live session episodes have reached the 100K+ view mark and 1M impressions have been made collectively. The live sessions have been a hit and today, they’re back with a brand new installment in honor of women’s history month.  If you haven’t heard of Mikhala Jené, then today is your lucky day. I had never heard of the rising artist before I stumbled on this live seen, but I’m so happy that I did. The vocalist performed …

A Conversation With Myquale: A Diamond In The Rough

Myquale is an unbelievably talented artist who is based in Chicago that I have been a fan of for a few years now, so as I started to do more of these on-camera interviews here at Lyrical Lemonade, I knew I wanted to bring him in as a guest. One of my favorite projects to come out last year was Myquale’s tape XX Winters that he created along with the legend Thelonious Martin, it’s a solid body of work that I found myself playing on repeat over and over again for months, making him one of my favorite rising artists that resides here in the city. Myquale has an unreal amount of talent and potential, I see him continuing to thrive and prosper as an artist in the years to come, so if you’re unfamiliar with him now is a good time to get in tune. Listen to some of his music and read/watch our brand new interview with him below!   *Interview by Elliot Montanez + Mike Del Ro* EM: When did you first start creating music? Myquale: I’ve been rapping for play since I was a jit, maybe 7 or 8 years old. Rap was something that I …

Type 2 – [Rence]

For the past couple of months, an artist who goes by the name of Rence has been consistently popping up on my radar. Out of sheer curiosity, I decided to dive into his discography and it’s safe to say that I’m extremely hooked. Whenever I begin listening to promising talent, I automatically try to assign a genre to their art, but when it comes to Rence, it’s essentially impossible to confine him within those limitations. He truly has the ability to transcend musical tastes and preferences which is a highly valuable aspect of his artist project. Today on Lyrical Lemonade, I’m so hype to be able to cover the singer/songwriter’s latest release for his brand new song entitled, “Type 2”. When I first caught wind of this offering, I was very curious to see what angle Rence would approach this single with, since this one would be following some pretty impressive tracks that he previously dropped. After listening though, there’s no question that the up and comer knows exactly what he’s doing when it comes to his sound, style and presentation. “Type 2” is the perfect example of why Rence is one of the most promising vocalists in the music …