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BigSmokeChapo – Maharishi

Music has always been a major part of Clayton County artist BigSmokeChapo’s uprising since he was two years old. During his childhood, Chapo was exposed to his father’s career as a rapper, which inspired him to try out his talents in the booth. A few years later, Chapo craft caught the eyes of Lil Yachty, Trippie Redd, and Destroy Lonely. His sound is a combination of hip-hop and trap that keep his fans eager for me. To start the year, Chapo released his latest single “Maharishi,” the perfect rage record. “To me, this song and video is a reset. Not just for the culture but for me also. It’s showing the brand and how I’m coming this time around. Separating myself from the gangsta rapper image I’m known for, but still having that street niche in it because I’m from that,” Chapo explained to me. “But I’m so much more than that. It brings that rage, mosh-type vibe that I love, and overall it’s just a feel-good song. I made this song for people to wake up, put that fit on, and feel confident going outside. Live in that confidence.” The record visual showcases a party with Chapo performing, and fans engaging …

Loyal Bros 2 – [Only The Family] & [Lil Durk]

The empire that Lil Durk has built over the years is not something to take lightly, and neither is the lineup he has built with his Only The Family collective of other lyrical talents. We might not get to experience all of these artists in one place all the time, but it makes things so much more special when we do, and that was abundantly clear on last year’s Loyal Bros album. Fans raved about this project for the entirety of 2021 and even most of 2022, so it was only right that they made a second installment to the series, and it keeps the momentum going incredibly. The best thing about these albums is the fact that it showcases so many local emcees’ unmatched talents, but it also allows them to team up with other notorious spitters like Future, Kodak Black, Icewear Vezzo, Trippie Redd, and more, bringing a little bit of every part of the country to the party. One thing that I have to clarify is the fact that even though this is Lil Durk’s carefully curated project, it’s not strictly his album, and I quite admire the fact that he is able to take a step …

SoFaygo Interview: Respecting the Grind and the Evolution

Photo Credit: Le3ay Studio As we’ve progressed through music, we have grown to see the many mediums that artists are using now to take their careers to the next level. We’ve seen artists get popular from Myspace and older social media platforms. Current social sites such as Instagram and TikTok play a huge factor in emerging artists as well. By far one of the most memorable moments in rap would be the rise of Soundcloud rap and the amazing talent that stemmed from it. Being able to watch artists like XXXTENTACION, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, Trippie Redd and Lil Yacthy take that platform and completely skyrocket into fame was such an amazing sight to see. While each of these artists has their own respective art and their own craft, they all share one thing in common being the OG’s of the Soundcloud rap community. Here we are in 2022, and we are witnessing the new generation of artists who catch their big break from Soundcloud and take their career to the next level. Some of those names are SSG Kobe, Yeat, Ken Carson, and none other than SoFaygo. First blowing up in 2019 with his breakout single “Knock Knock”, …

Behind The Track: Snt Cruze

It’s been some time since I have done a behind-the-track segment. But this week, I have a few producers who deserve some recognition for their hard work. Snt Cruze is a rising producer out of Seattle, Washington. A good amount of the producers I came across are coming out of Los Angeles, LA, and NY, but this is my first time meeting someone from Washington. As an artist himself, Cruze didn’t believe that the beats he were receiving from producers were exclusive. To get rid of this issue, he started producing his own beats, and everything has been history since. A lot of his day-to-day tasks inspire the music he creates. Cruze usually carries around a notepad to jot down concepts throughout the day to make sure he doesn’t forget. Inspired by London On Da Track, Mustard, and Nick Mira, his beat style can be described as hard drums with a nice melody over them. But his favorite is atmospheric dreamy. “Seattle taught me how to make my own fun without relying on other people. I really love my space and alone time. Most of my beats are spacey and have a melancholic feel to them sorta like Seattle,” he …

LIFE ACROSS THE BORDER – [Doggi Krazy]

Colombian bilingual rapper Doggi Krazy returns to Lyrical Lemonade with a new album titled LIFE ACROSS THE BORDER by Empire Latino Records. His work, hot in NYC, has spread and is gaining traction all over, largely in part due to the creativity and variety Doggi offers. The 13-Track album racked up over 500k streams in less than a week on Spotify alone, with no signs of slowing down. The album was quickly added to Apple Music’s new releases and one of the tracks “Purculate“ was quickly added to Apple Music’s Street Politics playlist after the release of the music video. The album has a sound on it for everyone, with added flavors from featured artists like P Yungin, Rojay MLP, Lil Dump, Santy el Paisita, NBA OG 3Three and Kash Papii. I’ve preached of Doggi’s versatility over and over, but it’s truly impressive to see just how wide-ranged his spectrum of talent really is — and it’s obvious after listening to this project. After moving from Columbia to New York City at a young age he quickly adapted to the east coast sound which influenced his musical capabilities. He’s opened up for artists like Quondo Rondo, Trippie Redd, Coi Leray and more. After years …

2k in the Soda – [Internet Money] ft. [LUCKI]

Even though it has been a couple of years since Internet Money dropped off their wildly successful debut album B4 The Storm which received raving reviews and turned out to be one of my favorite projects of 2020, the production powerhouse hasn’t seemed to take a break. Now, if you look at the timeline and realize that they haven’t dropped a project in a while, you might think otherwise, but they are the masterminds behind some of the industry’s greatest hits, and as they add more producers to their roster, they not only contribute to more records but also spread their versatility to so many different areas and genres. Sure, they have their regular collaborators like Lil Tecca, Trippie Redd, and Dro Kenji, but they are also known to keep a couple of tricks up their sleeves and will work with artists that I never really imagined they’d be in tune with when looking at the other musicians that they’ve produced for. After seeing the tracklist for their 6-track EP We All We Got that’s ready to be released on August 19th, my point is only further solidified because some regulars are included, but they also mix in surprise guests …

Big 14 – [Trippie Redd] ft. [Offset] & [Moneybagg Yo]

There is no hiding the fact that literally thousands of new artists try and make a name for themselves in the rap world every single day, and while a minuscule fraction of these people will actually gain some traction, the rest of them will most likely give up after releasing a couple of songs and not putting in the time. While this might be tough to cope with for some, the fact of the matter is it’s the name of the game, and if you’re not willing to put in the hard work and effort that it takes to eventually find some success in your craft, then it’s probably better off that you leave things as they are and find out something that might better suit you in the long run. Regardless of if we’re talking about the current generation of musicians who have made an impact or the ones who cut their dreams short, I think one commonality amongst most of these people is the fact that they were more than likely influenced by Trippie Redd. Whether you like it or not, Trippie has been one of the most influential characters in music throughout the better part of the …

Can’t Save Me – [Saint Nikole]

LA based singer and songwriter Saint Nikole made her return to the spotlight with her newest release ‘Can’t Save Me’. The record was produced by Hunnybeatz, a frequent collaborator with the likes of Trippie Redd among others: Lasting two minutes and 30 seconds in listening time, ‘Can’t Save Me’ offers up a vibe focused listen from beginning to end. Saint Nikole delivers lyrics about separating with a significant other, explaining that she’s on her own path in life and can’t be controlled. The song starts off with an eerie, bell based beat eventually riding into Saint Nikole’s edgy vocal performance. ‘Can’t Save Me’ comes as a follow up to her last single ‘Nowhere’ and I look forward to seeing what she does next.

Rolling Loud Miami 2022 Was A Memorable Moment

If you weren’t at Rolling Loud Miami this past weekend, you missed out on a stellar festival. If you’re not familiar, Rolling Loud is the largest hip-hop festival in the world. Annually, they put together a lineup of the biggest and most influential acts in the genre. While the festival began in Miami, over the years, Rolling Loud has expanded across the country and beyond.  This year’s festival headliners were Kid Cudi, Future, and Kendrick Lamar. Friday was a very interesting night, as Kid Cudi, who was a last-minute replacement for YE, stormed off after crowd members repeatedly threw things onto the stage. Even though YE dropped out of Rolling Loud, he made a surprise performance during Lil Durk’s performance. The crowd went absolutely nuts when he took the stage. Friday also included amazing performances from Playboi Carti, Lil Yatchy, SSGKobe, Homixide Gang, Destroy Lonely, Fivio Foreign, and more. One of my favorite parts of the night was stopping by an exclusive VIP lounge area featuring the D’USSE ambassador and Houston’s rap legend Bun B. His D’USSE Watermelon Cooler was the highlight of my night. The drink was extremely refreshing. Especially when it was paired with Bun B’s Trill Burgers. …

I Find It Hard – [iann dior]

Some artists have truly done a lot for me, so no matter where they’re at in their careers now, I am never quick to forget about the influence or impact that they had made on me at some point or another. It has been a little bit since I last kept up with iann dior, but a few years ago, he was pretty much the only artist you’d hear blasting out of my speakers no matter what situation I was in. I loved his punk-inspired sound that was mixed with a new-school style, and while he has gone on to become one of the biggest talents in the entire music world, I just don’t really listen as much as I used to. I think he took a route that led him more into a mainstream, pop-forward sound that clearly has done wonders for his notoriety, and while this is something I truly respect and applaud, I am just preoccupied with other artists that very well might go and take a similar path that iann did. Nonetheless, he is a superstar, and I am beyond excited for him after dropping “Mood” with 24kGoldn which ended up in the number 1 spot …