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Party By Myself – [She Loves Boon] ft. [funeral]

For many artists, the music-making process might just be something simple and easy in order to deliver a song that others will enjoy, regardless of the lyrical content or time that went into bringing the record to life. For others, though, making a song is often a process that not only allows them to reveal some of their innermost feelings and thoughts, but also connect with their audience thanks to an impactful message or narrative. New York City’s very own She Loves Boon is an up-and-coming talent who describes his sound as “emotional trap”, a style that is definitely prevalent when listening through his discography, but it’s definitely also a sound that is new and innovative, two adjectives that get me to tune in to something new immediately, even if I have no idea what to expect. Boon is an artist that I’ve become familiar with over the last few months, but he’s also someone I know I need to pay a lot more attention to, and every song I listen to from his is another example as to why I need to wake up more and more. Most recently, the talented rising star debuted his latest release “Party By …

Flossin’ – [Internet Money] ft. [YoungBoy Never Broke Again]

As if it’s not already a known fact, Internet Money is a music industry powerhouse that’s full of the masterminds behind some of your favorite songs that have come out within the past handful of years. Taz Taylor is the mastermind behind this massively successful endeavor, and Nick Mira is one of the most prominent names in the entire music industry, not just on the extensive and always impressive Internet Money roster, and together, they’re a tag team that is seriously undefeated when compared to anyone else trying to make moves similar to them. While I’ve been waiting as patiently as possible for their B4 The Storm follow-up album ever since I saw just how magnificent a cohesive IM project could be a couple of years ago, I truly think that 2022 could be the year that we finally receive their sophomore album, and that’s something to get excited about, to say the least. They’re constantly grinding and working with promising up-and-comers as well as with household names, and even if they’re not releasing tracks on their own constantly, at least a few producers can be seen in the credits for some of the best songs out right now. So, …

Interxeller – [Lil Xelly]

If you asked me a few years ago if I’d get to call some of the people I’ve met throughout the music industry my friends, I would say you’re crazy. About a half-decade ago, there was a handful of underground icons whom I listened to so often, others might’ve thought it was my job, but I was just so encapsulated by how different they were when comparing them to the majority of the mainstream artists that were receiving all the attention that I simply couldn’t go what seemed like even an hour without listening to a song or two. Some of these artists included names like Tommy Ice, Kevin Kazi, 909Memphis, BBY GOYARD, and so many others that I can’t name otherwise this sentence would go on for eternity. Ever since, I have had the pleasure of not only watching these individuals grow as musicians, but I also get to call the majority of them homies, and that’s something I’ll forever be grateful for. Out of all of these names, Lil Xelly is someone I not only consider a friend, but someone I truly and firmly believe has the potential to go extremely far in his career, and I just …

Better Float – [Highway] & [Xjay]

The pacific northwest region of the country might not necessarily be commonly known as a place that breeds talented hip-hop artists, but if you give any city in the world enough of a chance, you’re bound to find musicians who are seriously skilled and deserve as much attention as other celebrated cities are used to receiving. A few years ago, Seattle’s Lil Mosey took the scene by storm with his bubbly, easygoing personality and beyond catchy songs. Even though his buzz may have calmed down a bit since, Portland’s Yeat was undeniably one of the biggest success stories over the past year or two, and he is only continuing to rise up the ranks of the industry. Although these are just two names out of countless artists, one person who I have had on my radar for a handful of months is Highway, another Seattle bred emcee who is trying to make a case as to why he deserves a spot at the table, and after a few unignorable moves throughout his young career already including work with producers like Jetsonmade, Nick Mira, and many more, and this is only the beginning of what is sure to be an eye-opening …

tellmewhatuwant – [aldn]

I feel like not a week typically goes past where I don’t write about something coming out of the hyperpop world, but this is something that truly excites me. Not only are these artists some of the most creative musicians in the entire music business, but they are also some of the hardest working, which is the main reason why I never have a shortage of releases to cover. When I first found myself exploring this new subgenre, I was fully entrenched with all of the indescribable styles being brought to life, and while I was blown away, I was also nervous that it could be difficult to continuously keep up with this level of inventiveness. Much to my surprise, I have yet to find myself bored by even a single song that has come out of this rising style, and my admiration for these artists grows daily with every new release that is put out into the world. One of the calmer and more intricate talents in the scene is aldn, but his explorative nature has led to some of my favorite songs of 2021 in general, not just in the hyperpop community, and I’m beyond amped to see …

FNs Glokks Khopz – [Kickkone]

It may seem excessive to some, but I feel like I have the pleasure of writing about Florida-based artists a few times per week, typically. Although I’m not from the southern state and don’t have much of a connection to it at all, personally, I just see how much talent is oozing out of every single crevice first-hand, and I don’t think I’ll ever stop trying to put others onto this rejuvenating movement even after the rest of the world stops sleeping and realizes what kind of gems there are down south. Thanks to all of the incredible sounds coming out of Florida, I have gotten to become close enough. with certain hitmakers to even consider them friends, and the talented producer Taymasterchef is someone who never fails to keep me tapped in with some awesome rising artists that he is close to. Tay has told me about friend and fellow musician Kickkone in the past, but when I saw that he released a music video for his song “FNs Glokks Khopz” that was produced by Tay, I knew I had to tune in. It wasn’t until I checkout out the visual’s description that I realized it came off of …

sidelines – [juno]

Last year, I was put onto countless new artists who consistently blew me away with their innovative takes on classic sounds and off-the-wall styles that were unlike anything I had heard previously. While there are too many talents to name right now, hyperpop became a genre that I couldn’t go a day without listening to, and what made this subgenre even better was the fact that there were even more specific styles that were given their own unique titles in order to further differentiate sounds that were being created under this newly developed umbrella. Whether there were love ballads, electronic dance anthems, or uncharacteristic vocals that drew me in, there was never a shortage of impeccable artists coming out from the woodwork, and I can only hope that this continues to grow as we get further into the new year. An artist who I didn’t learn about until later on last year was juno, and even though I feel like I was late to the party, I don’t think I’ve missed out on one of his releases ever since finding out about him, and I don’t plan to start missing anything any time soon. It also seems like as he …

I Hope You Know-[flora mma]

flora mma is an up and coming artist who I don’t know much about, but am dying to get familiar with. It’s crazy though, because, each time I listen to his music, it seems like I learn something new. The talent is making it onto the page of Lyrical Lemonade today for an absolutely stunning offering called, “I Hope You Know”. Along with flora, this track boasts a  list of collaborators including Aniya Teno, Eddy Allen & closegood who help make this piece the phenomenal work of art that it is. There are certain songs that just make you feel like you’re floating and “I Hope You Know” is more than deserving of that description. I love flora’s vocals in this song. He doesn’t have to say anything elaborate or do too much, there is just this honesty and purity that’s present which makes for such an enjoyable experience. If I had to use one word to describe, “I Hope You Know”, the word would be simplistic. There is beauty in the simple and this song showcases that to the fullest. From the gang vocals to the ad-libs, there really is not one part that I don’t like. I’ve attached …

Find My Place-[Sahara Colourway]

If you’re looking for a dope new emerging artist to root for this year, then, Sahara Colourway should reign at the top of your list. The London artist made it onto my radar a little while ago and I’m super stoked to finally be writing this article for him as he truly is a spectacular talent that’s worth all of the support in the entire world. There are certain songs that only need one listen in order fo you to become obsessed and Sahara’s offering, “Find My Place” is the perfect example. This is actually Sahara’s debut single, which is such a triumph when you consider how polished it is. What makes it even better is that this track made it on to the Urban Outfitter’s Official In-Store Playlist. If you’ve ever been in a UO store, then you’d know that their tunes are always banging, so Sahara is in phenomenal company. From top to bottom, this is just a real comprehensive piece of art that is easy to take in. The two-minute and twenty-six second song has infinite playlist value thanks to the dynamic production and soothing vocal talents of Sahara himself. The melodies waste no time in captivating …

Somebody I Know – [Era] ft. [Dro Kenji]

Considering it’s the year 2022, it should come as no surprise that Internet Money has been a breeding ground for some of the most talented up-and-comers in the hip-hop world, and their strength seems to grow by the week. Sure, they might work with superstars like Lil Uzi, Gunna, Future, Lil Tecca, The Kid LAROI, and way too many other talents to name, but their in-house roster is full of some of the most incredible producers, singers, and emcees in the game, making them a collective that simply can’t be ignored if you call yourself a music fan. Dro Kenji is an artist who I found myself gravitating towards the instant I first heard some of his early songs like “100 Rounds” or “Save Me” off of his debut project Tears and Pistols which came out at the end of 2020 and seeing how much potential he had back then has only snowballed into the successful career that he has maintained ever since. Era is a singer who might still be making his way up the rungs of the industry, but his voice is just so unique and special that it’s impossible for others to ignore him in any way …