GRoCERIES – [Chance The Rapper] x [TisaKorean]

Earlier this week Chicago leader Chance The Rapper dropped a TikTok video where he and others were dancing to a previously unreleased verse of his, and it had many wondering what song it was from, and lucky for us he just dropped the brand new record titled “GRoCERIES”. One other thing that many of Chance’s fans were expecting sometime soon was a collaboration between him and Murda Beatz because of the pictures they posted in the studio not too long ago, and this new joint is not only produced by the mega talent Murda Beatz, it’s one of his best instrumentals to date in my opinion. Chance and Murda also connected with Houston’s own TisaKorean on this track, and I don’t think it’s a reach to say that you would think that this trio has been working together for years if you didn’t know any better, because they displayed immaculate chemistry and created a HIT in the process. Stream this brand new offering below and if you like it then be sure to share it with a friend.

Mama – [Raveena]

From Kanye West’s “Hey Ma” all the way to Chance the Rapper’s “Hey Ma” and even Tupac’s “Dear Mama,” there’s a profound beauty in music that pays tribute to some of the most important women in our lives: mothers. Needless to say, I found myself listening through all of the aforementioned songs yesterday afternoon, but none of them hit me as hard as Raveena’s new ode to immigrant mothers simply titled “Mama.” Lush as can be, “Mama” finds courage in vulnerability, allowing Raveena’s undeniable talent to seep through a bed of smooth instrumentation and heart-led lyricism. Above anything else, this song establishes the beauty and strength in our mothers and their roles, all while taking into thoughtful consideration the sacrifices that our mothers make, going to ends of the Earth to provide for their children and families in whatever capacity that may require. I’m sure we all have different upbringings and relationships with our mothers, but if there’s one thing that this song is meant to do, it’s to unify these experiences under one common condition: an undying love and appreciation for those who raised us. So, thank you — thank you to Raveena for this wonderful song and thank you …

Kick in the Door (Freestyle) – [TROSSTHEGIANT]

Tanner Ross who goes by the name of TROSSTHEGIANT is an artist who we’ve covered frequently here on Lyrical Lemonade. The up and coming rapper has had strong showings on every single project he puts out, but this latest might be his most meaningful one yet. Just last week, the Oceanside native was diagnosed with Leukemia. For some, this news would be crushing, but for Tanner, it was just another opportunity for him to show how bright his light is. In the midst of painful nights, hospital stays and maximum uncertainty, the 21-year-old rapper decided to drop a music video. Yes, you heard that right; While battling cancer, TROSSTHEGIANT dropped a fricken music video. I’ve never witnessed an artist do something like this before and it’s truly a tribute to Tanner’s resilience. Back in December, TROSS dropped a freestyle video set to “Potato Salad” and today he’s returned with a brand new joint that pays tribute to Biggie Small’s “Kick in the Door”. As always, TROSS blesses our ears with an unrivaled flow and lyrical mastery. He’s at a point where he’s already proved that he can rap on any beat, so excellence can always be expected. The hard-hitting beat …

Our 50 Favorite Wiz Khalifa Songs

In the music world, influence manifests itself in many different ways. Whether it be sonically — changing the sounds that artists use and often creating some sort of new trend and/or subgenre in the process — or aesthetically — changing the “cool” styles in music and the lifestyles that artists speak about in their songs — influence can arrive packaged as a quick viral moment or a lasting flame, both of which hold value in their own rights.  Pittsburgh’s own, the Taylor Gang representative himself, Wiz Khalifa, is one of the rare talents who comes around and entirely shifts the culture in both of the aforementioned ways. Especially when he first came out, Wiz’s lanky, tattooed build and effortlessly cool stoner lifestyle made him a genuinely alluring artist, and while his personal style (snapbacks, the dyed patch of hair, etc.) was worthy of mention, the music was there to back it all up. Simply put, Wiz’s style, both on the mic and off, quickly set a standard for creatives and other artists to congregate toward, marking him as one of music’s most underrated culture-shifters of the last decade or so. Even further, beyond the influence that Wiz has had on a …

Voice Mail – [Shordie Shordie]

Rising Baltimore emcee Shordie Shordie’s star is shining brighter than ever. Today he’s back with his visuals for his infectious single “Voice Mail.” Shordie Shordie has a unique voice and sound which at first I was completely thrown off by if I’m being completely honest. However, something kept having me come back to play his viral single “Bitchuary” which in my opinion will be one of the biggest songs by the end of the year if it keeps growing like it is now. Shordie sounds like if we mixed 03 Greedo and Chance the rapper into one as far as his flow goes. An odd combination I know but trust me it’s working out really well for him, as he’s inked a deal with Warner Brothers recently as well. When you dive deeper into his catalog you see how he just has a knack for making music that gets you out of your seat and keeps you moving. He’s far from a dance or meme rapper though, because if you listen closely and study his lyrics Shordie’s wordplay and the way he structures his verses are proficient as well too. Watch the video for Shordie Shordie’s single “Voice Mail.

LL Presents: The Matty Wood$ Q&A

Matty Wood$ is a creative out of St. Louis who I have been covering here on our website for some years now, but when he was recently in Chicago I brought him to the Lyrical Lemonade office for our first conversation face to face, and in turn we now have a dope new Q&A for the fans! Not only is Matty a super talented artist who creates great music, he has the overall look & charisma of a superstar and he just might be one of the funniest rappers I have ever met, and I am sure those traits will help him down the road. Most importantly, Matty has a great group of solid individuals around him in his 2200 crew that are going to keep him improving at all times, the sky is truly the limit for this young legend. Stream his latest album I’l Be Fine below while you check out the Q&A, and after you’re done be sure to follow Matty on Twitter here! — EM: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself.   MW: You know who it is, Tony T, Matty …

Unemployed – [Tierra Whack]

Tierra Whack releases a new visual for her #WhackHistoryMonth single, “Unemployed.” In true Tierra Whack fashion, the new video continues to blur the lines between animation and the real world. This time finding Whack as a lethal Chef with a variety of abilities at her disposal. The video opens on Whack cutting potatoes until eventually halting her process to rap directly to the camera. A mountain of potatoes stacked next to the Philly-rapper help echoes the theme of the song which focuses around the conquering of the once perceived impossible. The video plays with the reality in which the video takes place as Whack shares devious looks to a brought-to-life potato who is viewing her sinister decomposition of fellow potatoes. The comedic and visually captivating new video furthers our infatuation with Tierra Whack and her elite ability as a rapper and artist. This is Tierra Whack’s first video accompaniment to her sporadic release of singles over the past month. The latest single, “Unemployed” follows in the footsteps of previously released “Wasteland” and “Gloria.” The new music video has us crossing our fingers for the chance to see some of Whack’s other singles to be given the visual treatment. Check out …

Atlanta House Freestyle – [Chance The Rapper] x [Lil Yachty]

Just a few minutes ago Chicago legend Chance The Rapper dropped a new track featuring Lil Yachty titled “Atlanta House Freestyle”. Chance The Rapper recently spent some time in Atlanta recording and he got up with his longtime friend Lil Yachty and this is the final product, and I have been blasting this joint at maximum volume on repeat a few times through already. These two displayed great chemistry on this one, bouncing their creative energy & witty rhymes back and forth off of each other, it felt like friendly competition as they sparred for three minutes straight. Stream this brand new song via Soundcloud below and if you like it be sure to share it with a friend! Produced by Earl On The Beat

What I Deserve – [350heem]

350Heem is a rapper based out of Lakeland with a possible anthem on his hands in his brand new single and video, “What I Deserve.” I actually found out who he was based on one of my friend’s accounts on the popular music dancing application, Triller. After listening to the song once, I could instantly see other people jigging and turning up to this single, leading me to check out 350heem’s project that dropped back in mid-January this year — Taking Chances 2. Once I hit play on the project, I was left with the impression that 350Heem has a niche in the rap game. At this point in his career, he’s a solid street rapper with quotable lyrics that can last, and beyond this, he has to energy to thrive so long as he can continue to separate himself from the competition. Watch 350Heem’s video for “What I Deserve” after the break.

Just Say Thank You – [Supa Bwe]

Ladies and gentleman, the moment that we have been waiting for is finally upon us, as Chicago superstar Supa Bwe just released his highly anticipated project titled “Just Say Thank You”. This is a huge moment for Supa Bwe is his career, he has been building up his name and sound slowly but surely for years now, and it seems as if all of that hard work is really about to paying off in a big way. The features on this project come from the likes of Chance The Rapper, Duffle Bag Buru, Rexx Life Raj and last but certainly not least, Dounia. I enjoyed every single one of the seven tracks that were provided on this tape, but if I had to pick my favorite I would have to say it’s either “Rememory” featuring Chance or “BOOM BOOM BOOM” featuring Duffle Bag Buru. Of course the shining factor of this entire project was Supa himself, he created some of the best music of his entire life and included it on this masterpiece, congratulations on the release to Supa from all of us here at Lyrical Lemonade, we are proud of you. When we look back on the year of 2019 …