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Let You Know – [Eem Triplin] ft. [$NOT]

As time has gone on, Eem Triplin has steadily made a name for himself as one of the most exciting up-and-coming rappers in the entire music industry. Thanks to a mixture of his own inventive production, extremely clean music videos, and one-of-a-kind sound, he is a name that people haven’t overlooked since he first got behind a mic not too long ago. If his name sounds familiar, that’s because he is one of the main masterminds behind some of $NOT’s most viral and impressive jams, crafting instrumentals for songs like “Revenge”, “Benzo”, and many more. As Eem has continued to see his stock price rise while releasing banger after banger, I had no choice but to constantly wonder if he’d actually hop on a song with the Florida phenom at some point this early in his rap career. Well, considering they’ve been with each other more than ever before (See $NOT’s music video for his latest song “Simple”), it seems only fitting that they finally got a song in, and the result of their creative brilliance is a record called “Let You Know”. The production features some characteristic organs, succinct drums, and unique percussion, all of which come together to …

Triple S – [Lil Gnar]

It seems like ever since Lil Gnar hit the scene, he has been on a never-ending roll that I don’t think most other people could manage to keep up with. Whether in skateboarding, clothing design, music, or any of his other mogul ventures, he seems to turn everything he touches to gold, and the more people who find out about his multifaceted talents, the more he continues to blow up to unfathomable proportions. I have loved his music for years, but it seems like ever since about this time last year up until now, he has been really thinking outside the box and making tracks that exploit his individuality and unmatched skillset, which made him the perfect choice to be the first artist signed to Chief Keef’s 43B record label. Although the duo of Keef and Gnar might not have been one that others expected, I think it makes complete sense, and even though we haven’t even begun to see the full potential of this label quite yet, it is already off to a roaring start. Most recently, Gnar decided to drop a record entitled “Triple S” produced by Sosa and Young Malcolm, and it’s one of the best songs …

5 4 3 2 1 – [Offset]

It has been months since we had first heard rumors of a potential Migos breakup, and at this point, not having a definitive answer has been somewhat frustrating. Of course, I hope that this is all a myth and these rumors have no validity to them, but I’m the type of person who personally likes to know definitive answers, and this is one piece of information that I feel like we may not receive anytime soon. Clearly, all three members of the supergroup have done completely fine on their own throughout individual endeavors, albums, and features throughout the years, but I just personally feel like none of them are quite as dominant apart from one another as they are when they’re unified as one. Clearly, each member has their own strengths, as every artist does, and when they are on the same track, they’re able to exploit these talents, leading to smash hits left and right. If you haven’t been completely ignoring the hip-hop world, you probably already know that Quavo and Takeoff have been steadily releasing bangers since the breakup rumors began, and although Offset has had his own contributions to songs for other artists and made some noise, …

HATE IT OR LOVE IT – [DC the Don]

In the current day and age of music, it is genuinely hard for me to not get excited about the next generation of hitmakers, and I couldn’t be more excited for the direction that these musicians are heading in. Out of everyone, I think my personal favorite (or at least the artist who I believe has the most consistently exciting releases, creative outlook, and overall vision) is DC the Don, a Los Angeles by way of Milwaukee emcee who really needs no introduction at this point, especially considering I think I’ve written about the majority of his releases over the past couple of years. His second studio album My Own Worst Enemy dropped in February and quickly gained my attention thanks to its double persona narrative that aided in the inclusivity of two different sides of DC. This was awesome because it not only gave us a storyline that was super interesting, but it also gave DC an easy excuse to show off a ton of different sides of his skillset while gifting listeners a wide array of styles that he seems to dominate. While I still listen to this project on the regular, I was itching for new music, …

ruthless / trouble – [Rich Amiri]

It always amazes me when I take the time to read bios and interviews with artists that I don’t know very much about because there never fails to be a handful of information that surprises or impresses me. Whether it’s something about their upbringing, their career, co-signs, connections, or even milestones that they’ve achieved, there is usually at least one or two things that I find interesting. Rich Amiri is someone I have heard of many times and have listened to every now and then, but I never took too much time to learn more about him, so when I saw he released a two-pack of records called “ruthless” and “trouble”, I wanted to give him a once-over so I could understand his journey a little more. I was just blown away to find out that he only started taking music seriously not very long ago, and even after starting to upload songs that were recorded in his bedroom to SoundCloud in 2020, it’s truly impressive to see the blossoming career he has built through great music, an individualistic sound, and a compelling personality, with a few viral moments to help along the way. In his newly released track “ruthless”, …

RAMBO – [Woes]

I never have to look very far or dig very deep at all when looking at the music industry that was formed decades ago here in Chicago, and while it makes my job that much easier, it also can make it difficult to decide what I want to write about next. One of the more local artists that I heard about recently is Woes, a 26-year-old emcee from the city who has definitely been making waves but considering this movement has been thanks to mostly singles at this point, I think it is time that he drops a new project soon. Luckily, this is the case, and although his work has been predominantly on his own with the exception of a few guest verses over the years including an insane contribution from Ric Wilson on his record “School Zone” which dropped last year, he seems to fair just fine without too much assistance from anyone else. Although he’s new to my radar, Woes thoroughly impressed me with his latest release “RAMBO” which was produced by Goodboy, and it turns out that this record is expected to be featured on his upcoming EP DON’T BLINK which is set to release on …

Get Refreshed: February ‘22

“Get Refreshed” is a monthly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yung lean tik tok Okay so, usually (usually) I try and stay out of discourse like this. I did write a pretty lengthy piece nearly a year ago now on the topic of “gatekeeping” for Gum’s Halcyon.txt zine – which should be out sometime soon believe it or not. It sums up my thoughts about the matter pretty abstractly, but I wanted the article to highlight why gatekeeping occurs in the first place, which circumstances its occurrences are valid in, and most centrally here, the ways we can navigate around it. I’m only bringing this up now to say that… honestly… that’s as O P I N I O N A T E D as you’re gonna see me get for a while. And that was a year ago, even; I’ve become even more jaded towards the idea of participating in these types of discussions in any public sphere since then.  That being said, when it comes to the most formative artist of my life, I feel like I HAVE to say something. I recently tweeted out a response to the crowd …

Lady London releases “Lady Like: The Boss Tape” with 13 of her most celebrated freestyles

If you have been watching Lady London over the years, you know her craftmanship is finally receiving the recognition she deserves. As a poet since 2018, London grew to fame on social media by flipping and remixing a few of Hip Hop’s most revered tracks from artists like Foxy Brown, and Busta Rhymes. Hip-Hip icon Cardi B praised her bars in “Money Over,” and expressed that London is “the most slept on.” The song has accumulated over 500k views on Youtube thus far. As an artist, London’s versatility sets her apart from her peers. Being an artist is only one part of her puzzle. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from Howard University and a Master of Science in Global Medicine from the University of Southern California. Her knowledge and hustle mentality help to develop her into the artist she is today. “There are multiple levels to me,” she explains. “I’m not one-dimensional. I really take my craft seriously. I consider rap to be an artform—not a trend. I’ve studied cadences, timing, breath control, double and triple entendres, and syllables. It almost breaks down to an exact science. I pay attention to verbiage, semantics, and diction. I’m …

Get To Know: Top-Tier

As we all know by now, Lyrical Lemonade is all about rooting for the underdogs, staying on top of what’s next up, and giving that spotlight to those who deserve it. These are things that we all pay close attention to when covering new music on the site. While doing one of my searches, I happened to come across a producer that goes by the name of Top Tier. Top Tier is a California native ready to take on the industry and demolish anything in his path. What makes him stand out from the rest is the fact that he is a triple threat. Knowing how to write, produce, and engineer has allowed him to tap into as many genres as he can. There are only a select few out there that are good at all three, and Top-Tier is just blessed to be a part of that group. During our brief conversation, I asked Top-Tier what impact is he looking to make with his music, and he responded with, “To impact anyone and everyone who can relate to my story!”. Top-Tier wants to be able to help and motivate people not only through the good times but, most importantly …

Set The Tone (EP) – [HitKidd] [K Carbon] [Aleza] [Gloss Up] [Slimeroni] [Glorilla]

Old-school Memphis rap has been a fascination of mainstream music for the better part of a decade now, as just about nearly every single major and underground act out now can somehow track their musical lineage back to the early-Three-Six days when triplet flows were first established by Lord Infamous and percussion patterns were revolutionized by the Memphis DJ’s who had literally no fancy equipment but still forever changed how rap music sounds. I am not exaggerating at all when I say that Memphis is by far the most influential city in the history of music (and really the entire Delta if we want to name a whole region) and as Memphis continues to spit out massive mainstream rappers some of his heritage and DIY-essence was lost as big-budgets and Billboard hits transformed the scene into a totally different animal. However one man, in my opinion, continues to approach the industry and creative process with this particular Memphis heritage in mind, and was evidenced greatly by his work with Duke Deuce, but is perhaps most apparent with his new project SET THE TONE alongside five of Memphis’s most exciting new female talents, creating a series of memorable posse-cut tracks where each girl …