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Our 50 Favorite Wiz Khalifa Songs

In the music world, influence manifests itself in many different ways. Whether it be sonically — changing the sounds that artists use and often creating some sort of new trend and/or subgenre in the process — or aesthetically — changing the “cool” styles in music and the lifestyles that artists speak about in their songs — influence can arrive packaged as a quick viral moment or a lasting flame, both of which hold value in their own rights.  Pittsburgh’s own, the Taylor Gang representative himself, Wiz Khalifa, is one of the rare talents who comes around and entirely shifts the culture in both of the aforementioned ways. Especially when he first came out, Wiz’s lanky, tattooed build and effortlessly cool stoner lifestyle made him a genuinely alluring artist, and while his personal style (snapbacks, the dyed patch of hair, etc.) was worthy of mention, the music was there to back it all up. Simply put, Wiz’s style, both on the mic and off, quickly set a standard for creatives and other artists to congregate toward, marking him as one of music’s most underrated culture-shifters of the last decade or so. Even further, beyond the influence that Wiz has had on a …

Turning The Camera Around: Interviewer Spotlight

Even in the age of social media, where artists can constantly connect and speak to an endless number of fans with the click of a few buttons, the art of the sit-down interview will never be lost or, for that matter, replaced. From the intricate details of Nardwuar interviews to the knowledgeable conversations of Elliott Wilson, these interviews are what adds a dimension of background and personality to the musicians we know and love, and for that, they demand appreciation. Whether explaining obscure childhood stories, the meaning of albums, their influences, or any other plethora of topics, musicians tend to open up when paired with the right interviewer, and the benefit of these conversations is for all to enjoy. Interviews provide fans with background, insight, and nowadays, viral moments, offering up endless entertainment that satisfies casual listeners and stans alike. They allow artists an opportunity to communicate their messages and aspirations on a level far more profound than a simple tweet, and consequently, an opportunity to breathe new life into the music that soundtracks the lives of so many. Here at Lyrical Lemonade, we’re constantly posting new interviews with all of our favorite artists to learn more about the masterminds …

Millions – [Z Money] feat. [Gucci Mane] and [Hoodrich Pablo Juan]

Z Money links up with Hoodrich Pablo Juan and Gucci Mane to release his newest track, “Millions.” On Instagram this morning, Z Money announced the release of the new song and a happy born day nod to label-boss, Gucci Mane. The song is dripping with swag from the moment you press play. Z Money leads in the track with his soft-spoken voice whipping up an almost haunting set of bars that relish his luxurious lifestyle. Gucci Mane and Hoodrich Pablo Juan follow suit, each deliver their own money-laced verses furthering the song’s flex-happy theme. It would be an injustice to listen to this song any other way than loud. Make sure to follow each emcee on social media and spread the word about Z Money’s new record!

Hip-Hop And The Grammys: It’s Complicated

On the Recording Academy’s Up-and-Down Relationship with Rap     The scent of weed wafting its way down the hall to my room from Andre3000’s neighboring after party cements the night in my mind like it was yesterday. Andre had reason to celebrate: it was 2004, and Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below had just won what is generally considered to be the top prize on “Music’s Biggest Night”—the Grammy Award for album of the year. I remember the night, and that smell of success, like it was yesterday. But it was hardly yesterday, was it? It’s the most oft-mentioned, ongoing streak of embarrassment for the Grammys, but it must be repeated annually until it’s broken: it has been fifteen years since that Outkast win, and no rap project since has reached the Grammy summit. Plenty of worthy LP’s have been nominated, but all have come up short, including exceptional  releases by Lil Wayne, Drake, Jay-Z and—three times each, Eminem, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. That’s fifteen years, mind you, in which hip-hop has only solidified its place as contemporary culture’s preeminent sound and style. What can you say? Fool me once…but fool me fifteen times? The 61st Grammy Awards will take …

Watch iLoveMakonnen’s New Interview With Real 92.3 LA

Fresh off the release of his new single, “Spendin”, featuring Gucci Mane, Atlanta-bred crooner iLoveMakonnen is back in the headlines today with a brand new interview alongside Real 92.3 LA. It’s been quite some time since we last received the benefits of a press run from the star artist, but thankfully, it looks as though Makonnen is going to be doing his rounds in the months to come, as the Real 92.3 LA interview arrives just weeks after Makonnen’s last interview, which you can check out here. That said, the latest live update with Makonnen runs over a plethora of topics including Drake and OVO, Soulja Boy, Lil Peep, coming out of the closet, new music, and much, much more. If you liked “Spendin“, I definitely recommend checking this one out in order to keep on track with where Makonnen is at now, so click play at the link provided below!

Spendin’ – [ILoveMakonnen] Ft. [Gucci Mane]

ILoveMakonnen has more hit records so far in his short career than most artists can get in their entire career, and he just released his latest smash record titled “Spendin” featuring Gucci Mane! I was extremely eager to see what this song would sound like when I saw the feature from Gucci but they truly did snap, ILoveMakonnen paved the way and created a heartlful & joyous feeling record, the Gucci Mane feature felt like the cherry on top! Makonnen got blessed with some glorious production that was provided by Brenton Duvall, Roofeeo and Louis Bell, leaving him with no choice but to make a memorable tune. Stream this brand new release below via Spotify!

Spendin’ – [ILoveMakonnen] ft. [Gucci Mane]

Ever since 2014, when his hit song, “Tuesday” first blew up, iLoveMakonnen has proved himself to be a natural hitmaker and the kind of artist who, regardless of what anyone else says, will always follow his own path. This is certainly an admirable quality to take into account when searching for new music, and today, heading back into the spotlight with a clear example of this trait, Makonnen is here to offer a new single titled “Spendin’” featuring Gucci Mane. Simplistic in its melodies yet endlessly entertaining, this track allows the two Atlanta natives to let loose creatively, placing an emphasis on their charismatic cadences as the track runs from the first second to the last. Both Makonnen and Gucci have a knack for finding just the right pockets in any given beat, and “Spendin’” is clear proof. That said, this track lets us know that iLoveMakonnen isn’t playing around in 2019, so be sure to check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Fireworks – [Hoodrich Pablo Juan]

The Gucci Mane founded, 1017 Eskimo Records has nothing but heat on their hands. One of the label’s most explosive artist, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, released a new video for his song, “Fireworks” on New Years Eve that helped begin the new year with a bang. The song, needless to say, is a heavy-hitter filled with Pablo Juan and crew stunting their grind and warning those who dare get in the way of them winning. This is the latest single from Hoodrich Pablo Juan’s upcoming project, Dope Money Violence, rumored to drop sometime this month. Make sure to stay very vigilant because more heat from the 1017 emcee could be released at any moment. Check out Hoodrich Pablo Juan’s new single and video for “Fireworks” and make sure to leave us your thoughts on the explosive new video in the comment section below!

Miami – [Mal & Quill]

Atlanta natives, Mal & Quill return with a new video and project to close out 2018.  Their new video for “Miami” was released today alongside their second project of the year, Blessed Lil Bastards 3. Featuring a cameo from their mentor, Atlanta living legend Gucci Mane, Mal & Quill hop on a yacht to cruise the coast of Miami. The duo shares an undeniable chemistry not only sonically but through their complimentary cadences and individual skill as MC’s. The Spanish guitar-led track is perfectly embodied in the cinematic new video that also showcases the charismatic nature of the tightly-knit pair. Don’t sleep on Mal & Quill as they no doubt have their fingers on the pulse of stardom and will undoubtedly will be setting their sights on a big 2019. Watch the new video from the Zone 6 duo below and tell us what you think in the comment section!

State of the Art – [Peewee Longway]

Atlanta residents have a lot to be proud of in terms of music, as the list of talented MCs to pop from the city truly never ends. Without further do, added to this list is Peewee Longway, who just dropped his highly anticipated mixtape, State of the Art, last Friday featuring the likes of Gucci Mane, Young Nudy, Quavo and Offset, Maxo Kream, and Plies. The tape already has found itself on heavy rotation as it features braggadocios bars over trunk-rattling trap production, and if not anything else, it makes it known that Peewee Longway truly is consistency personified. With State of the Art, he stacks his verses with quotable lyrics and effortlessly entertains throughout, keeping his 2018 win streak on an insuppressible rise. Also notable, this is Peewee Longway’s second mixtape release of the year, following up his heavily praised, Spaghetti Factory released in early April. Be sure to stream Peewee Longway’s new mixtape, State of the Art, below and tell us what you think of the talented MC in the comment section!