Till The Morning – [Jay Worthy] & [Shlohmo]

An artist who is constantly pushing the envelope by working with as many different talented producers as possible is Jay Worthy. His music has been well covered on Lyrical Lemonade but his most recent project might be one of the strongest, most creative to date. Already this year he has dropped an EP with Harry Fraud as well as another string of small projects with legends like The Alchemist, Cardo Got Wings, and Jake One. He recently dropped his latest collaboration with Shlohmo that is appropriately titled Till The Morning. A name that accurately reflects the work ethic Worthy possesses, he’ll continue hustling long after the sun has risen. Tapping into production from Shlohmo is something people might not be expecting from the Compton legend, but the pair blend together perfectly to make something that sounds different than any of their previous releases. Throughout this EP, Shlohmo “Mama Used to Say” is a great example of the west coast influenced production from Shlohmo elevating Worthy’s laidback delivery that he has become known for. “You Know” is one of the strongest records on the EP, Worthy sounds immaculate over a beat that centers around jazzy flute every single time. While each song on …

The Making of Timeless Music: A Conversation with Jay Worthy and Harry Fraud

When it comes to artists that have been able to build out catalogs with timeless music due to their acute knowledge of classic records far exceeds the average person, there aren’t many that have the depth of taste quite like Harry Fraud and Jay Worthy. Both artists definitely have similar influences throughout their music, the fact that it has taken this long for their paths to cross is actually surprising. They are both kindred souls that have an affinity for a certain time period that is insanely easy to picture once their project starts playing, an era that always hits smooth when the weather starts getting warmer. As restrictions begin to slowly lift, there’s no doubt  Eat When You’re Hungry Sleep When You’re Tired will be played in cars cruising slowly throughout the country. If you know anything about Jay Worthy, its that he is by far one of the most interesting characters in the industry. Hell, he is the uncle to the most talked about children in recent memory X Æ A-12. Worthy is a man with ties to nearly every big name to come out in the past decade, his genuine attitude and consistent output of timeless classics …

Two4one – [Jay Worthy]

When I tell you Jay Worthy is the most interesting man alive, you gotta believe me. The stories this man has acquired over the past 10 years coming up, having ties to pretty much every prominent name in rap and being behind the scenes building his empire as an independent force to be reckoned with. Whether it be touring with the likes of Grimes, Griselda, or IGOR, Jay Worthy has broke bread with the best of them and his past decade coming up is a masterclass in what remaining truly authentic and staying consistent can lead you to. Not many can do it as Jay has, but his most recent string of releases is a clear product of building solid connections over the years. Over the past few weeks, P Worthy has been dropping 2 singles per week that feature a collab between a favorite producer and artists to compliment Jay’s iconic west coast flows. With the final singles dropping a few weeks ago the EP titled Two4one has been packaged into an EP with two new singles to join the 6-tracks releases previously. The Compton native has an illustrious list of producers he has worked with in the past but …

Harry Cash – [Warhol.SS]

Warhol.SS made some serious noise last year with his highly-anticipated Chest Pains project, and now that he’s making the rounds and adding a visual component to the album, new life is being breathed into many of the standout songs. Such is the case today with the brand new music video for “Harry Cash”. Ominous in sound and chilling in lyricism, this fast-paced, hard-nosed offering always struck me as an illustrative track, and the visuals certainly speak to this. The Harry Fraud production is turned into a set of cold-blooded scenes in which Warhol perfectly depicts the unforgiving mood of the song, showing listeners exactly why Chest Pains was so impressive in the first place. Needless to say, “Harry Cash” is well worth the watch, so check this one out here:

Drip – [Polo Hayes] feat. [Jay Critch]

SurfSchool Records signee, Polo Hayes releases his new swagged out anthem, “Drip,”  featuring Jay Critch. The Long Island native delivers a melodic, catchy chorus that exudes the song’s theme that is thoughtfully contrasted by a tactical set of bars from Brooklyn’s own Jay Critch. The foundation of the iced-out anthem is constructed by non other than label head, Harry Fraud who provides flawless bass-driven production for the two emcees. It comes to no surprise that the new single was recorded during an organic meeting of each of the respected artists in Fraud’s studio in Brooklyn. Some records you just know were created with everyone occupying the same space, the energy simply feels different. I’m sure this isn’t the last we will be hearing from Polo Hayes who already looks to be ready to takeover 2019. Check out Polo Hayes’ new single below and make sure to show him some love on Twitter and Instagram.


While Chicago has been known as a reputable city in hip-hop for numerous years now, this revered position has not arrived without the constant innovation and hard work of the artists that so faithfully represent the prowess of their home city. It is these artists that we have to credit for this respected reputation, and we here at Lyrical Lemonade try to honor this in every way possible by constantly bringing new Chicago acts into our headlines here on our website. That said, 2018 has been yet another fantastic year for Chicago music, so we went ahead and compiled a list of our “Top 50 Chicago Projects” of the year. This now marks the third year that we have been putting out this list, and we believe that it’s safe to say this year’s list might just be the most solid one from top to bottom that we’ve seen yet. Thank you to our terrific writing staff for all of the hard work they have put in this year, I will be linking their socials below so be sure to contact them about getting featured on the website in the future. Seamus Fay • Mike Del Ro • Sam Morrison • …

Thousand Ways – [Jay Critch] x [Harry Fraud]

Jay Critch and Harry Fraud recently dropped the music video for their hit track, “Thousand Ways.” Right from the start you’ll be hooked into the video just from the infectious beat and Jay Critch’s nasty flow. Once you’re hooked on the song, the visuals will do the rest and have you loving the video. Press play below and peep the new visual.   Directed bu: Jason Goldwatch

So Simple – [Uno The Activist]

Uno The Activist has been in-and-out of our pages for the last while and today, he links with Harry Fraud for a brand new offering titled, So Simple. Mostly found featured on a number of recent joints including his remix of Fabo with Rich The Kid, Uno went and outdid himself on the latest Harry Fraud & Soundwavve-produced record that is the ultimate wave. The Atlanta native blessed the not-so-typical hypnotic beat with his smooth lyricism on the simplicities of his cash-making and several other lavishing endeavors. I have been a longtime listener to Uno’s musical repertoire and take my word for it when I say this is one record that will find you hitting repeat time and time again. Don’t take my word for it though, be sure to give So Simple a try and let us know if you’re rocking with it in the comments below!

The World Is Yours – [Rich The Kid]

It’s been a long time coming for Rich The Kid’s debut project, and now The World Is Yours has arrived, we can soak-in all the glory. Coming in at 14 tracks, Rich previously hinted at the colossal feature list that delivered full-force with Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Quavo, Offset, Future, Swae Lee, Khalid, Rick Ross, Trippie Redd and of course Rich Forever protege Jay Critch who joined Rick Ross on the Harry Fraud-produced record Made It. Adding to the already-packed list of contributions, the team of producers consisted of Cassius Jay, Ben Jayne, Resource, Wondagurl, LMC Beats, Danny Wolf, Metro Boomin & Rich’s go-to producer TheLabCook who took the reigns on a handful of tracks on this album. There’s not much need to gas up someone like Rich as he has made serious waves this past while with New Freezer & Plug Walk, but let me be the first to tell you that he may have outdone himself on each of these new joints that instantly found their way onto my playlist. That being said, let loose The World Is Yours album immediately and leave a comment letting us know which track you’ve got on repeat.

Deadstar – [Smokepurpp]

Ever since the release of the polarizing hit “Ski Mask” in 2015, Smokepurpp’s elevation has been unstoppable with an evolving sound that has is not similar to any other artist from Florida, which has seen an explosion of rising rap artists in recent times. As a matter a fact, Deadstar doesn’t sound like anything from this planet; the 17 track debut album (if you include the Travis Scott featured hit, “Fingers Blue”, which is supposed to be included in the updated version) possesses a futuristic trap sound and Purpp recruited some real legends like Chief Keef, Yo Gotti, and Juicy J, who make it clear he has entered another atmosphere in this rap game. D.R.A.M. makes a special appearance on “Count Up”, one of the most hypnotizing tracks on the project. Fellow Florida rapper/best friend Lil Pump also has a track on the album which is only seems right considering they have came up in the game together, with Pump appearing in the Cole Bennet directed video for “Ski Mask”, Purpp’s first video to hit one million views. The production credits are unreal as well featuring the likes of Harry Fraud, Nova, Slight, Ronny J, Murda Beatz, TM88, Lowtone, Sonny Digital, and the one and only …