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Mixed Personalities – [YNW Melly]

Florida superstar YNW Melly teased at a collaboration track with the Chicago legend Kanye West about a month ago on social media, and tonight he just blessed his rapidly growing fan base with a brand new music video for the record titled “Mixed Personalities”! YNW Melly and Kanye connected with Lyrical Lemonade’s own Cole Bennett to direct this music video, and with that cast of stars all working on one idea together you know that the final product had to be flawless. This music video will be in the conversation for video of the year when 2019 is said and done, I know that’s an extremely bold statement but I don’t think that is an exaggeration in the least bit. Watch this brand new visual below and if you enjoy it be sure to share it with a friend! Prod. C-Clip Beatz

Came Up – [Kofi]

Returning to our pages today, Toronto native Kofi is back with a new single titled “Came Up”. Along with the record itself, Kofi teamed up with a videographer from Toronto to film a very simple yet meaningful visual to enhance the power behind what could be Kofi’s biggest release to date. “Came Up” captures what Kofi describes as “adjusting to life changes and not forgetting the people that have been there from the start.” Over an intense, bouncy, and appealing instrumental, Kofi brings his stellar vocals and relatable lyrics to fabricate one of the most catchy records released this year. In the video, Kofi makes his way by foot around his hometown of Scarborough which resides just East of Toronto. Furthermore, the young artist has been creating a buzz on social media that could soon turn into something remarkable. Be sure to watch the visual for “Came Up” below and follow Kofi on Instagram and Twitter!

For Summer/Fall 18′-[pat junior]

A little while ago, an artist reached out to me about being featured on Lyrical Lemonade and today, he’s finally making his well-deserved debut on our site. Patrick D. Mix Jr., AKA pat junior. is an up and coming, yet polished musician from the great state of North Carolina. The writer/rapper/producer has been making music for 6 years now, with 2 of the latest years being completely full time. If you’re familiar with Xavier Omär, then it’s about time you took notice to pat junior, since he is under the same management as Xavier at Moon Artists Management.  That said, the talented east coast native just recently put together a 12 song playlist of his own work that absolutely blew me away. Generally, with that many songs, it’s easy to not pay attention to all of them; but when it comes to pat junior, each one of these 12 tracks demands to be heard! Throughout these full songs and carefully crafted instrumentals, you get a really good feel for pat’s mature production and confident lyrical flow.  I could go on and on about how dope this project is, but this is just something you’ll have to judge for yourself. I’ve attached …

Habit – [Still Woozy]

Oakland, California singer and songwriter Still Woozy continues to build momentum with the release of his groovy psychedelic single “Habit.” Woozy is one of those artists that’s multi-talented and is influenced by various genres in music. The first song that captivated my attention was the track “Goodie Bag.” Right away I was enamored by his electronic sound blended in with small traces of rap and r&b influences. The transitions and breaks are smooth throughout the song which helps add to the funky element that Still Woozy embodies. I like to imagine it being like new age psychedelic music, something that could’ve come from the 70’s but still feels modern, This is the sixth single that he’s released from his vault and he’s currently headlining his own 19 city tour with supporting acts. Hopefully, when the tour is done we can get a full body of work that we can digest and dive into. Stream Still Woozy’s “Habit” below.

Bake Freestyle – [Young M.A.]

Young M.A. sets the tone for 2019 with her new “Bake” freestyle. Coming through with a lethal set of bars, Young M.A. delivers a fiery set of verses over the classic Clipse “Grindin” beat. The freestyle playfully jumps between shots of M.A. rapping directly to the camera and transposed effects that reference lines in the freestyle. Clearly, Young M.A. has been waiting and plotting for her takeover of 2019 after releasing a series of singles and jaw-dropping features during the majority of last year. The year has only just begun and we are already overly anxious to see what Young M.A. has in the vault for us. Keep watching the moves M.A. is making and look out for other visuals and possible singles from the gifted Brooklyn MC. Watch the new freestyle from Young M.A. below and tell us how your rating the freestyle in the comment section!

Better Forever – [Butch Dawson] ft. [Hemlock Ernst]

Baltimore emcee, Butch Dawson has been absolutely killing it with the visuals for his 2018 project, Swamp Boy, and his latest flick might be the best yet. One of the most interesting tracks off the album, “Better Forever” takes a key from the project’s title with a murky atmosphere, paced by the marauding strings and Dawson’s lurking flow. With such a distinct feel, “Better Forever” begs for a visual component, and, quite literally filmed in a foggy swamp, the video delivers.  As if “Better Forever” didn’t have enough mystique already, Dawson is joined by Hemlock Ernst, the rapping alter-ego of Future Island’s frontman Samuel T. Herring, who is one of the most interesting live performers you will find. Apparently can rap a little bit too and he definitely holds his own here. Dawson is definitely a name you are going to want to get to know, so go check out Swamp Boy if you dig this one. Watch here!

Sayless – [Matty Wood$]

St. Louis native Matty Wood$ is a frequent flyer here on the Lyrical Lemonade pages, and today, in a fitting display of soul and technical skill, the budding talent is back with a brand new set of visuals for his stellar offering, “Sayless”. Illustrating Wood$ smooth, care-free cadences, this captivating set of visuals sheds a light on the therapeutic capabilities of the budding talent’s sound. His music brings you an indescribable feeling of relaxation, and matched with a St. Louis charm that listeners seem to love, Wood$ simply can’t miss. “Sayless” is a must-watch for all of our readers here on LL, so be sure to check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments! Produced by Parker Jazz Shot by @TyrisFIlms Edited by @Doryymiller

Let It Rain – [Park Hill] feat. [OTF Ikey]

Only The Family Involved members Park Hill and OTF Ikey join forces today in their latest music video for “Let It Rain.” The introspective rap ballad comes from the second volume of the Only The Family Involved collaborative project released in late December of last year, and taking the music world by storm, it can certainly be said that this crew is ready for a prosperous 2019. That said, the new visuals open up with scenes of Park Hill speaking on the pain and struggles caused by street life. With a cameo from label founder, Lil Durk, Park Hill and OTF Ikey delve into their soul to deliver a powerful performance, and as a result, the DIY style of the video brings forth a personal aspect that really hits home. With “Let It Rain” as the North Star, make sure to keep a look out for more visuals from the Only The Family label mates in the near future. In the meantime, watch the new video from Park Hill and OTF Ikey below and make sure to leave us your thoughts in the comment section!

You On You – [Casedi]

Brand new to our pages today, San Diego vocalist Casedi offers a very appealing new record titled “You On You”. The young artist just started her music career last year, and with other impressive tracks including “Decisions”, “Feelings”, and “Hang Tight” in her catalog, the CA native has displayed some serious promise for future releases. Today, in her latest offering, over a soft production base, Casedi powerfully takes control with her dominant pitch and incredibly relatable lyricism, as “You On You” carries a universal energy that allows it to be attractive to any demographic and any listening atmosphere. With more records on the horizon, we are sure Casedi will find herself on a very promising run throughout the coming months, so don’t sleep. Be sure to stream Casedi’s newest release below and follow her on Instagram!

Pop Out – [Polo G feat. Lil Tjay]

I truly feel like we have another wave of new stars coming out from Chicago every three or four years. It’s kind of like Atlanta with the endless cycle of talent with different sounds and stories you hear coming from the city. Polo G is one of the youngest and brightest faces that’s making noise and trending upward. “Pop Out” is the second release under his newly signed deal with Columbia Records and the follow up to his debut single “Finer Things.” Polo is able to recruit fellow Columbia Records emcee and bubbling New York artist Lil Tjay to assist him on “Pop Out.” The Ryan Lynch-directed video is shot in the now famous Chicago fashioned house video. This style was made popular by Chicago rappers like Chief Keef and his OTF affiliates back in 2012 and 2013. With major backing and almost a million plays in a day Polo G is someone who has to be on your radar when talking about Chicago rap moving forward. Watch his video for “Pop Out” featuring Lil Tjay below.