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Sunday Service (Edit) – [Jarreau Vandal] x [Denzel Curry]

Remix mastermind Jarreau Vandal is no stranger to flipping a song and making it his own, with many of his signature edits gaining viral attention. For his latest edit, the Amsterdam-based producer and DJ channels the spirit of Yeezus and puts his own spin on Kanye’s weekly Sunday Service performances. Inspired by the video of Kanye sampling Fred Hammond’s  “This Is the Day”, Vandal decided to add his spin to the epic gospel choir. After teasing the re-work on IG, Vandal unsurprisingly started to catch attention for the clip. He even caught the ears of Denzel Curry, who couldn’t resist hopping on the beat himself. Curry adds his explosive energy to the already glorious production, letting loose a verse that feels like it could go on forever. Peep the final result of Vandal and Curry’s take on Kanye’s Sunday Service below:

Turning The Camera Around: Interviewer Spotlight

Even in the age of social media, where artists can constantly connect and speak to an endless number of fans with the click of a few buttons, the art of the sit-down interview will never be lost or, for that matter, replaced. From the intricate details of Nardwuar interviews to the knowledgeable conversations of Elliott Wilson, these interviews are what adds a dimension of background and personality to the musicians we know and love, and for that, they demand appreciation. Whether explaining obscure childhood stories, the meaning of albums, their influences, or any other plethora of topics, musicians tend to open up when paired with the right interviewer, and the benefit of these conversations is for all to enjoy. Interviews provide fans with background, insight, and nowadays, viral moments, offering up endless entertainment that satisfies casual listeners and stans alike. They allow artists an opportunity to communicate their messages and aspirations on a level far more profound than a simple tweet, and consequently, an opportunity to breathe new life into the music that soundtracks the lives of so many. Here at Lyrical Lemonade, we’re constantly posting new interviews with all of our favorite artists to learn more about the masterminds …

Watch YNW Melly’s brand new interview with Real 92.3 LA

YNW Melly hasn’t done too many in-depth interviews to date, but thanks to the good people over at Real 92.3 LA we just got a brand new interview with him! You will find Bootleg Kev & DJ HED asking Melly about plenty of topics such as working with Kanye West, how he got probation, having ADHD & taking adderall as a child, the Florida rap scene, where he grew up, his friends in the rap community and so much more. Check out this awesome new conversation below!

Jesus Walks – Sunday Service Series – [Kanye West]

Rather than share something new, it felt more appropriate, today, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of one of the best, most important albums in hip-hop history. Kanye West’s College Dropout. My favorite album of all time and one that made me fall in love with hip-hop February 10th is always a day I celebrate College Dropout, with endless replays of the immaculate album. As fresh as the day it was released I’m always finding new things I love and getting goosebumps from the things I already love.  One of the most powerful cuts on the album (and the first Kanye song I ever heard) remains Jesus Walk. The anthemic chanting, the unforgettable hook and Kanye’s powerful bars all combine for a spiritual experience, making it the perfect song for the College Dropout edition of the Sunday Service series he’s been putting on since the January. The spiritual, awe-inspiring energy of the track is brought to new heights, allowing us to experience the classic cut in a whole new way thanks to the live band (with multiple drummers) and the incredible choir. It’s hard to recreate the magic of a track especially after 15 years, but thanks to the Sunday Service, we get a reminder of how special …

Hip-Hop And The Grammys: It’s Complicated

On the Recording Academy’s Up-and-Down Relationship with Rap     The scent of weed wafting its way down the hall to my room from Andre3000’s neighboring after party cements the night in my mind like it was yesterday. Andre had reason to celebrate: it was 2004, and Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below had just won what is generally considered to be the top prize on “Music’s Biggest Night”—the Grammy Award for album of the year. I remember the night, and that smell of success, like it was yesterday. But it was hardly yesterday, was it? It’s the most oft-mentioned, ongoing streak of embarrassment for the Grammys, but it must be repeated annually until it’s broken: it has been fifteen years since that Outkast win, and no rap project since has reached the Grammy summit. Plenty of worthy LP’s have been nominated, but all have come up short, including exceptional  releases by Lil Wayne, Drake, Jay-Z and—three times each, Eminem, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. That’s fifteen years, mind you, in which hip-hop has only solidified its place as contemporary culture’s preeminent sound and style. What can you say? Fool me once…but fool me fifteen times? The 61st Grammy Awards will take …

Mixed Personalities – [YNW Melly]

Florida superstar YNW Melly teased at a collaboration track with the Chicago legend Kanye West about a month ago on social media, and tonight he just blessed his rapidly growing fan base with a brand new music video for the record titled “Mixed Personalities”! YNW Melly and Kanye connected with Lyrical Lemonade’s own Cole Bennett to direct this music video, and with that cast of stars all working on one idea together you know that the final product had to be flawless. This music video will be in the conversation for video of the year when 2019 is said and done, I know that’s an extremely bold statement but I don’t think that is an exaggeration in the least bit. Watch this brand new visual below and if you enjoy it be sure to share it with a friend! Prod. C-Clip Beatz

TOP 50 CHICAGO PROJECTS OF 2018

While Chicago has been known as a reputable city in hip-hop for numerous years now, this revered position has not arrived without the constant innovation and hard work of the artists that so faithfully represent the prowess of their home city. It is these artists that we have to credit for this respected reputation, and we here at Lyrical Lemonade try to honor this in every way possible by constantly bringing new Chicago acts into our headlines here on our website. That said, 2018 has been yet another fantastic year for Chicago music, so we went ahead and compiled a list of our “Top 50 Chicago Projects” of the year. This now marks the third year that we have been putting out this list, and we believe that it’s safe to say this year’s list might just be the most solid one from top to bottom that we’ve seen yet. Thank you to our terrific writing staff for all of the hard work they have put in this year, I will be linking their socials below so be sure to contact them about getting featured on the website in the future. Seamus Fay • Mike Del Ro • Sam Morrison • …

Watch Meek Mill’s brand new interview with BigBoyTV

Meek Mill is in serious consideration for album of the year for many people this year, he had plenty of things to speak about so he linked up Big Boy so they can discuss everything that has been going on in his life. He spoke about everything such as his brand new album, how he thought of the cover, ending the beef with Drake, his thoughts on the 6ix9ine situation, prison reform, teaching people through his music, social media, his childhood, some of the people he met in prison, speaking to Kanye West, being a leader in the community, his upcoming tour, performing on Jimmy Fallon and much more. Check out this brand new interview below!

2y’s – [Tayy Brown]

Tayy Brown is a new artist to the Lyrical Lemonade pages, but we suspect he won’t be a new name soon, as the young hitmaker is sure to impress with his first appearance on our site. That said, we’re here today to shed a light on the Maryland native’s debut project, 2y’s. With influence from Kanye West, Lil Uzi Vert, and XXXTentacion, this tape packs a slick, addictive that easily sits right with fans of any kind. Having toured with Ski Mask The Slump God on his Ski Meets The World tour, Tayy is ready to spread his wings on the digital front now, and this tape is certainly a good introduction to his sound. Hear it below, and be on the lookout for more from the up-and-comer soon.

Skins – [XXXTENTACION]

Man, this one’s a tough listen. For all the upheaval that X (and those in his life) have gone through, there has still remained lots of positivity surrounding the legacy and impact of such an important artist, and further, fans have received plenty of incredibly, spiritual music to match. This has all been a testament to the persistence and talents of X, and needless to say, fans have many things to be grateful for despite the tragedy of the star’s death. With Skins, X’s first posthumous album, he gives a collection of ten tracks, and, naturally, they hit us right in the feels. “BAD!” is already a standout from the project, but tracks like “whoa (mind in awe)” and the Kanye West-featuring “One Minute” will surely become favorites as well. You can stream the project in its entirety at the link below. Rest in peace to a young legend.