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On God – [Big Yavo]

Birmingham, AL has a new star on the rise as Big Yavo has transformed into one of the most prominent artists in the city after his visual for “No Pen” went viral, climbing almost to nine-hundred-thousand views currently and after this he earned co-signs from arguably Birmingham’s two current biggest rappers, Luh Soldier and TLE Cinco which helped solidify him to both the city and the industry alike. Recently, Yavo unloaded his debut project On God which was a very impressive first release from a rapper who is rapidly building up steam. “Mr. Incredible” is another anthemic banger from Yavo, showing his distinct punchline ability and southern accent which is one of the best combinations imaginable. The LamarcusJ produced “41Loads” features TLE Petty & Cinco which is another bar-packed track from three of Alabama’s finest. Another bright spot is “Vroom” which features fellow Birminghamian Richard So Icey who kind of raps like a more menacing Danny Brown, in the best way possible, and the project finishes with the Luh Soldier featuring “West To Da East” which has my favorite beat on the entire mixtape, courtesy of Young Kros. I am really excited to see what else Big Yavo has in his bag …

Racks 2 Skinny – [Migos]

Even though certain members of Migos have been flourishing while attempting to branch off and make music individually, I personally don’t think they’re ever as good without each other. Every member brings something different to the table, whether it’s their own unique style, delivery, uncharacteristic aesthetic, or anything else that you might include when discussing the supergroup. In recent years, it has seemed as if they’re stressing the importance of their solo careers over their group, but within the past couple of weeks, they’ve come back with a slew of new music. The first one came out on Cinco de Mayo, and I thought it was just going to be a novelty for the holiday, but they’re back with a brand-new track entitled “Racks 2 Skinny” as well as a music video for the fresh song. It begins with some very evocative chimes and bells, chattering percussion, and powerful drums. Takeoff begins the song with his verse, and he annunciates his words in a much more clear and understandable fashion than we’ve typically heard before. This is impressive because normally he speaks so quickly that he has no choice but to mash his words together in order to stay on …

Cinco De Money 5 – [Ty Money]

Ty Money is an artist out of Chicago who has been putting on for the city for some years now, and a couple of days back he released his brand new project titled “Cinco De Money 5”. I was eager to see what this one was all about when I sat down to listen to it this morning, it’s a pretty long tracklist coming in at fifteen tracks, but you wouldn’t even be able to tell as you listen because each song flowed seamlessly into each other to make it feel like one long story which I enjoyed. I liked all of these songs and especially enjoyed a handful of them, but if I had to pick a favorite record, I’d say either the hard-hitting “RockaFella” or the melodic “Whateva”. Check out this brand new tape to get in tune with yet another awesome Chicago artist below.

Taco Tuesday- [Migos]

It’s pretty clear that once Migos gained so much traction with their music, they became world renown and a mainstay in the Rap industry. In my own personal opinion, nothing beats their classic music, whether it’s songs that put them on like “Versace”, tracks that proved how talented they truly are like “M&M’s”, or features that they contributed to that truly elevated projects like they did on Travis Scott’s Days Before Rodeo standout song “Sloppy Toppy”. Back during this time, they just seemed the most authentic. Although they still make fantastic music and are clearly more successful than ever currently, they just seem to be gimmicky on certain tracks, which is honestly part of the reason they’ve blown up and received such mainstream recognition, so I can’t blame them one bit. Although it is a bit of a gimmick once again, their latest song “Taco Tuesday” gives us a record to play while celebrating Cinco De Mayo inside during this quarantined holiday. Piercing bass drums, crisp, brisk percussion, and a smooth, electronic-sounding synth provides the framework for the production on this celebratory hit. I was expecting more instruments along the lines of a mariachi band to create the foundation of …

TLE Cinco talks his new album “Self-Conscious,” unique sound, and the current climate of Alabama rap

Thanks much in part to rap’s new national prominence many new regional destinations have emerged as notable hip-hop strongholds and, to me, one of the most intriguing areas that have surfaced is Birmingham, and there is one artist, in particular, that seems to encapsulate the 205 more than his large group of rap counterparts. TLE Cinco hails from Bessemer, AL, which is a city to Birmingham’s southwest that has been known to the world as a football factory rather than a major outpost for rap talent, but that seems subject-to-change as Truck Load Entertainment begins to unite Bessemer under their banner. The regional nature of rap has always been one of my favorite aspects to the genre and one of the great things that an art form as open and devoid of limitations like hip-hop is the consequential localization of trends, words, styles, and even sounds have become inextricably linked to different regions and neighborhoods because of different sonic metonymies brought about by that particular area’s local artists who help craft an identity for the place they’re from and broadcast it to the world through their music. For years music has been an outlet for expression that has allowed artists …

Fix The Mic – [TLE Cinco]

Alabama rapper TLE Cinco has risen to the forefront of a densely packed and truly talented southern rap scene, but while his home state may induce many negative connotations TLE Cinco has proven himself to be not only one of the most unique rappers out, but also one of the most willing to experiment. The south as a whole has always been synonymous with being behind the curve as far as what is en vogue and historically has always adapted to culture rather than influencing it, and this precedent is what makes TLE Cinco’s movement so potent to me. Armed with BarryAutoo and his brother Barnotez, Cinco easily has two of the most experimental producers at his side and their instrumentals are only rivaled by a very slim number of others. Their beats are stripped back and disjointed, for example, BarryAutoo and Barnotez produced Cinco’s biggest hit to date, “Check Dis” which featured an eerie melody that was simultaneously futuristic and electronic and is easily one of my favorite songs of the entire year. “Scratch That” is an even more avant-garde example and it is one of the more scattered and asymmetrical beats that I have heard regardless of geography …

Vixen – [TLE Cinco]

Birmingham is becoming an increasingly relevant rap stronghold, led presently by the likes of TLE Cinco and Luh Soldier after an initial boost provided by the YBN movement over the past few years, and after first blowing up for his confrontational and braggadocious lyrics coupled with cosmic and thumping production TLE Cinco has slowly made himself a household name in the south. He is steadily growing a bigger and bigger audience in his city and the region beyond and the success of his local hits like “Check Dis” and “Scratch That” are beginning to impress themselves on the greater rap community. His new visual for his track “Vixen” is a prime example of his ability and charisma that have endeared him so intimately to his city and the entire state of Alabama for that matter. “Vixen” was shot by Krispy Kam and the song is set over a beat bolstered by an upbeat piano melody with traditional trap percussion and Cinco approaches the instrumental with his standard poise and unique flows and Southern drawl. TLE Cinco continually matches his own personal talent and unmistakable confidence with a gifted creative team and a terrifically versatile group of producers and the end …

Cash Out – [Casper]

Casper is a fitting name for this LL newcomer because I can’t find a god damn trace of this ghost anywhere. No Instagram, no Twitter, no other songs…Nothing. That being said, “Cash Out” slaps, so here we are. Best guess, though, Casper is the alter-ego of the track’s producer Farri. The producer, whose production was previously featured on Offset’s 2017 cut “Cinco De Mayo”, returns to the Lyrical Lemonade pages armed with a potent beat that centers around a tropical chiming tucked into some cutting snares. Casper (who, again, may also be Farri, but I have no way of proving it, so don’t hold me to it) skates on the beat with an effortless flow used to spit some boastful, gwop-centric bars. To be honest, not really sure what’s going on with Farri/Casper but this one goes, so I hope there’s more coming soon!

Cinco De Mayo – [Offset] Ft. [Young Nudy]

Migos member Offset and newcomer Young Nudy recently joined forces for a new slapper titled “Cinco De Mayo,” and there’s a good chance you may have heard it already. If you happened to check out Nudy’s latest project “Nudy Land” this past week, the 7th track on the album titled “Cancer Stick No Pressure” was actually this new song by Offset which was quickly corrected, and Atlanta producer Farri has now unleashed the fiery record. Backed by a nightmarish instrumental, both Offset & Nudy traded off with their drippy lyricism on taking your girl, cashing out at the bank and carrying a pocket-rocket. In my opinion, these guys go back-and-forth very naturally with their similiar styles, and I can only hope this isn’t the last time we see the ruthless duo link up for a heater. This is also the second release off the Quality Control compilation tape, so on that note, give “Cinco De Mayo” a listen below and peep the first release from Migos titled “Too Hotty” right here.