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Put it in My Pocket – [Boobie Lootaveli] & [Pouya]

I don’t think it’s a stretch to call Pouya one of the biggest groundbreakers in the history of underground music because even in his very early days in music, he was able to hold his own and go toe to toe with some of the best, and that helped him progress much quicker than most emcees typically do. Although Boobie Lootaveli has been on my radar for less time overall than Pouya, he has fascinated me ever since I did find out about him a few years ago, and whenever these two emcees team up, you know there is nothing but fire being created. Unfortunately, Pouya’s collective Buffet Boys seemed to come to an end abruptly not too long ago, but thankfully it doesn’t seem like there is any bad blood or anything, they just wanted to move on to their next endeavor which is All But 6 records, and I’m pumped to see what they have up their sleeves! I mean, if the rest of their future is even half as entertaining as their latest release “Put it in My Pocket” is, then we’re in for a massive treat for years and years to come. Produced by Mikey the …

Behind The Track: C-Moski

We’re back again with the Lyrical Lemonade: Behind The Track feature. This week I decided to put the spotlight on C-Moski from Memphis, Tennessee. Moski always had an ear for music, however, he didn’t pursue his career as a producer until his thriving football career came to an end. Sometimes, it’s not what you know, but who you know. Thanks to Blac Youngsta and Ju his manager, Moski had the opportunity to become a part of Heavy Camp and produce three records on ‘Fu*k Everybody 2’ in 2018. Moski began to gain more recognition in 2021 after linking up with 1017 hottest artists on the rise, Pooh Shiesty. Moski is the face behind Pooh Shiesty’s smash Hit “Neighbors” featuring BIG30. This song received over 62 million views on Youtube and went on to become RIAA certified gold on May 27, 2021. The following year, “Neighbors” went platinum on January 18, 2022. I had the opportunity to learn more about C-Moski and his growth throughout the years. Check our interview out below. — Lyrical Lemonade: Where did you grow up? North Memphis, Douglass & Raleigh areas.  Lyrical Lemonade: Were you always involved with music growing up? Or was it something you …

Sora 0.5 – [osmkapo]

Between writing about new vaporwave releases and the day-to-day of Jack Harlow, I’ve realized lately that I’ve been neglecting the talented burgeoning acts keeping music afloat the past two weeks. Luckily, today I have the pleasure of bringing a fresh face to LL readers: osmkapo, a young pluggnb mastermind unafraid to push the genre to its limits. ReAl HeAdS know him from his viral banger “1997 KiD” that dropped last year, but this week our king returns to us with Sora 0.5 – a well-polished collection of three infectious bops primed for your summertime rotation. Between booming 808s and saccharine lyrics, tracks like “Allowed” sound like if Pi’erre Bourne made the Kingdom Hearts theme song (in the best way possible of course). By comparison “Traitor” is much more foreboding with lurching bass signals providing the perfect foundation for osmkapo’s dulcet yet melodic rapping. Sora 0.5 ends with the string-laden “Middle Fingers”, and just like that, I am ravenous again for more music from the budding star. If you find yourself partial to genres like pluggnb and regalia then osmkapo is an artist that needs to be on your radar – and Sora 0.5 is a perfect testament to this. With …

GOOD MEMORIES – [Lucki]

Although Lucki might not be someone who is constantly played all over the radio, raved about in the mainstream media, or showcased on the biggest charts in the world, I think he is one of the most influential artists to come out of Chicago in the history of rap music. I’m not sure if the mainstream industry just isn’t ready for his sound or if they’re simply afraid of something so different, but either way, Lucki’s following is one of the strongest, most loyal fanbases in the entire world, and I am extremely grateful to be a part of that community. As the years have gone on, it seems like there have been different phases and sounds throughout his career, and asking me to pick a favorite is like asking someone to pick their favorite child, so I can’t quite answer that directly, but I just love seeing the progression he has made throughout the years. It seems like he is never content with staying stagnant, and this is more obvious than usual in his brand-new song “GOOD MEMORIES” which was produced by both Samson and Fallwood. While other songs from the underground icon can tend to have a slightly …

the loved ones – [juno]

Not too much time has passed since the moment I first heard about juno, an insanely talented rising star who has been classified as a part of the hyperpop community, but as with a lot of my favorite artists in this subgenre, I definitely believe that he transcends the confines of this label. It seems like he had barely even scratched the surface of the music industry before he found his niche and began to thrive, working with some of the other hottest emcees out while even teaming up with Overcast for a string of insanely addictive videos. It is exciting to me that he has seen so much success this early on in his thriving career, so that gets me thinking that he is going to be on an entirely different level within even just a few months, and this time next year, I think he is going to be on an entirely different playing field without a doubt. He has become known as a king of singles, and even though he did release one EP last year, I definitely had a craving for another project from the innovator, so when I saw that he released his brand-new EP …

EDEN – [MuddyMya]

Of all the upcoming music scenes in the US, very few are pushing the culture forward like Florida and Atlanta. With artists like Destroy Lonely, Cochise, and 454 paving the way for the next generation of plugg/regalia/cloud rap inspired rappers – the future of hip-hop is looking better than ever. MuddyMya is a perfect example of this, and luckily this week she returns to us with her newest EP EDEN – the follow-up to 2021’s MUDDYWORLD. The last time we saw Mya, we were celebrating the release of her single “i see you!” – a hazy and hypnotic banger packed with futuristic energy so infectious that it was hard not to list her as one of Atlanta’s most promising new artists. EDEN carries this momentum perfectly with a small colelction of 5 tracks that if nothing else, put MuddyMya’s name on 2022. Between her washed-out vocal layers, spacious production, and hard-hitting verses that alternate between melodic (“PEACH SPRITE”) and borderline ambient (“WAIT4U”) at a moment’s notice – MuddyMya’s forward-thinking musical talents have made her an artist that needs to be on your radar this year. Last time I asked if we would see an album from MuddyMya this year, and with an …

WAIT FOR U – [Future] feat. [Drake] & [Tems]

It’s been some time, about two years to be exact, but the Future takeover has officially begun. The last full-length album that we have received from Future would be High Off Life back in 2020, and he has not dropped since. Of course, we received a handful of features in the meantime, but we all know that album-mode Future is an entirely different breed. The manner in which he takes to put together a great body of work, alongside great visuals, and clever album titles, Future’s solo offering always hit differently. After the release of his highly-anticipated album I NEVER LIKED YOU, Future wasted no time to release some visuals for the album. With “Keep It Burnin’” already released, Future came right back to deliver a chilling new visual for his album cut, “Wait For U” with Drake and Tems. Just in time for the summer, Future was able to deliver one of the songs that have immense potential to be considered the song of the summer. In “Wait For U”, Future discusses the conflicted and difficult feelings that he has for a love interest, as well as going expressing the vulnerability he has while under the influence. Produced by FNZ and …

OMS – [TM88] & [Pi’erre Bourne]

I have spoken extensively throughout the past few months about how great both TM88 and Pi’erre Bourne are, whether they’re on their own or teamed up together. Clearly, both of these musicians are insanely skilled producers, and they deserve to be credited with pretty much setting the standard for innovation as far as the current generation of hitmakers is concerned, so when they got together for their joint album YO!88 a couple of months ago, there was absolutely zero negative feelings that I had towards the finished product, and it’s still something that I have included in my rotation as the months go on. The only thing that I was a bit disappointed in was the fact that there weren’t more accompanying music videos immediately following the album’s release because I love to see the lifespan of a project continue to grow as time goes on. Well, even after a bit of time has passed, my wish was answered thanks to the release of the Daniel Kelly-directed, fully animated music video for the album’s opening song “OMS”, and although it’s just a cartoon, it definitely filled a void that I felt was present. Thanks to a retro-inspired, computer video game-like …

Step Back – [Duke Deuce] & [Juicy J]

In the year of our lord 2022, who is making bangers like Duke Deuce? Who is moving with such a sacred reverence for their hometown’s past while also pushing that very sound forward? Above all else, who is making aux-ready anthems, able to turn the function from a 0 to a 10 at moment’s notice, like Mr. Deuce himself? The answer: nobody – and his latest collaboration with fellow Memphis legend Juicy J is the perfect testament to this. Released earlier this week, Memphis future and past collide on “Step Back”, a bop so polished you can see your face its reflection. Featuring production from Dallas’s Lil Ju and Juicy J himself, “Step Back” might not be the first collaborative effort between these two Memphis kings, but still, it stands as a refreshing dose of Southern trap energy – a love letter to one of the finest styles of music to ever bless our undeserving ears. Both Duke Deuce and Juicy J are fresh off their recently released projects – Duke Nukem and Stoner’s Night with Wiz Khalifa respectively – so it might be a minute until we get new records from either of them, but that won’t stop me from …

tabula rasa – [Mercury]

The only things I love more than risks are the artists that take them. I admire them so much it’s almost a character flaw – I’m quick to yell “BORING!” at shameless Olivia Roderigo clones, Travis $cott wannabes, and people more concerned with clout chasing than pushing our cultural canon further. While working through my backlog, the sacred gods of music blessed my ears with tabula rasa – the newest LP from Atlanta rapper Mercury. In a world of mimics and mirrors Mercury stands alone – weaving together alien melodies and forward-thinking production with writing so full of charm that I literally could not add tabula rasa to my rotation fast enough. From the project’s minimalistic and Southern-flavored “500 DEGREEZ” to the foreboding ambiance of “HEAVY”, Mercury has me reaching for a fucking thesaurus trying to find words to describe her sound. It’s impossible to truly compare her to anyone because no one out there is doing it quite like she is – maybe she’s like if all Doechii listened to growing up was Negative Gemini, Tommy Genesis and Yung Lean. There are so many high points on tabula rasa – and from her own performances to her guest features DavidTheTragic, Jelani …