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Think You Right – [Whethan] ft. [ericdoa] & [Glaive]

Ever since I became fully engrossed in the world of hyperpop, I have yet to be let down by any of the artists classified in this very niche yet incredible subgenre. Not only are they proving exactly how innovative they can be behind a microphone, but the instrumentals are out of this world, and they never seem to stop releasing things, so there’s always a new jam to get in tune with which is a blessing without a doubt in my mind. If you’re even remotely similar with this genre, it doesn’t take someone like me to tell you that ericdoa and Glaive are two of the poster children for hyperpop, and they’re only going to continue to get better as they make their way throughout their careers and get older. Aside from them, Whethan is a producer who has been solidifying himself in the scene for quite some time, and he has been creating the foundation of so many different songs with some of the most inventive sounds in music, so he definitely can’t go unnoticed, either. Luckily, this trio decided to come together for an unbelievable new song called “Think You Right”, and the results are as amazing …

isolation – [Demxntia] ft. [ITSOKTOCRY]

Not too long ago, I was put onto Demxntia’s very versatile discography of music, and even though I still need to do more digging to familiarize myself with the rest of his music, let’s just say that I haven’t heard a miss yet, and that gets me excited for the future of his career. Beyond this, I’ve also come to learn in a short period of time that he’s an all-out workhorse, never taking a minute off but rather grinding day in and day out to deliver a plethora of songs that are all even more creative than the last, so there’s never any shortage of output from the Florida talent. Although he typically spends his time in the studio behind the production decks, he decided to show off some of his vocal skills in his latest song entitled “isolation”, which also features one of my personal favorite artists ITSOKTOCRY. In the beat, there are some toned-down guitar strums combined with some intriguing percussive elements and some booming drums, but when Demxntia comes in as soon as you press play, his vocals just resound in your head as you hear so much passion and emotion going into his delivery. While …

VMA’s – [Zombie Juice] ft. [Smoke DZA]

I know the New York City music scene has been flourishing for decades and decades, but there is a portion of the hip-hop history in the city that reminisces with me more than ever, and that moment in time came a few years ago when the Flatbush Zombies were considered to be in the top tier of music. While I never thought they fell off whatsoever, it seemed like the drill scene began to grow and the psychedelic hip-hop style began to take a turn into the underground, but it was still as great as ever. When I found out that Juice from the Zombies was taking his career in a new direction and trying to thrive on his own, I was beyond excited and the couple of singles he has released since this announcement have been nothing short of incredible. Most recently, he decided to team up with Smoke DZA for their song “VMA’s”, and the results are as magnificent as you’d expect. In the instrumental constructed by Erick the Architect, Linden Jay, and Josh Taffel, we hear soothing, relaxed synths, slowed down percussion, and pungent drums that just ride out, making a perfect foundation for a weed smoking …

A Conversation with Jex Nwalor

Jex Nwalor is a newcomer who is making it on to our pages today for the release of his debut single called “Time Goes “Bye””. To celebrate such a momentous day in this young artist’s career, it was only right that we took the time to chat with him about life, music and everything in between! Enjoy this conversation with Jex! — Sam: What prompted you to pursue music in the first place? Did you grow up in a musical family? Jex: Late 2019 I started posting my voice on social media. Getting messages, DMs, and emails saying I made people’s days with my voice and talent made me want to pursue music. Yes, I come from a somewhat musical family. Been singing and dancing with my brothers and cousins for as long as I can remember.  —   Sam: Where did you grow up/where are you based now? Jex: Grew up just outside of Toronto, Canada. When I was 14, I moved to Arizona. —   Sam: Were you interested in any other hobbies growing up as a kid? Jex: As a kid, I was always playing sports. I played basketball throughout middle school and high school and was …

HUES.-[Unusual Demont]

Madison, Wisconsin native and LA based artist Unusual Demont returns to Lyrical Lemonade with his highly-anticipated HUES EP. The EP features his first and most iconic single “AMBER,” along with the other singles “PINE,” “PURPLE,” and “VANTA.” With an even eight songs total, truth be told there’s not a single mediocre track. Each song contains its own vivid ‘hue’ which provides a luminous listening experience. Sonically the vibes are plentiful, with a balanced variety of smooth and more dynamic tracks. Not to mention, it’s quite difficult to narrow down personal favorites, which tends to be the sign of a highly-accomplished and/or unblemished project. Demont unsurprisingly excels vocally; it’s the impeccable beat selection and original instrumentation that adds vibrancy to his sound along with the seamless transitions between each anthem. In the best way, there’s no clear standout since HUES. is unsparingly filled with quality from start to finish. However, “BLUSH” is unquestionably among Demont’s most proud creations since he also produced the song. Overall, HUES. is a fantastic offering filled with passion and creativity, and the EP itself is lustrous opener for Unusual Demont’s promising career. Have a listen below!

MALDEAMORES – [moanday] feat. [GOMZ]

The beauty of the internet is tapping into the creativity of artists anywhere in the world, leading me to the funk-centric single from Madrid-based duo moanday. The pair made up of Rafael Pérez Santonja and Pablo Vergara de Cantos, have released their latest single, “MALDEAMORES,” featuring GOMZ and the collaborative effort is nothing short of a groove-inducing anthem that teeters the line between English and Spanish lyricism atop funk-soaked guitar riffs. With an eclectic background in music, the quickly ascending duo spent their formidable years in the United States, returning to Spain after their College careers, then immediately forming the funk-pop tandem you hear today. Although the duo’s latest single is my personal favorite from the pair thus far, there is no denying the group’s earlier releases, “Blue Ceiling” and “Tell Me,” both monumental flagships in the duo’s budding discography. Listen to “MALDEAMORES” by moanday featuring GOMZ below.

Public – [Ka$hdami]

There is a movement going on in hip-hop right now and the young superstar Ka$hdami is one of the artists at the forefront of it, and today dami is back on our website with his new visual for “Public”. This music video is a dark and eerie one that will capture your attention with all of the effects that video director @1karlwithaK, and it finds Dami absolutely floating over the instrumental. I hope that every hip-hop fan is starting to pay close attention to Ka$hdami if they haven’t already started because it’s only a matter of time before he is one of the most notable artists in the game. Take some time out of your Friday to watch this brand new music video below! Produced by: 1kSensei, Cxdy, & Fwthis1will

Guessing Games-[Dev Lemons]

What was the best song by an independent artists that dropped during the month of August? If you are someone who wants to know the answer to this question, then you are absolutely in the right place. Hands down, the song I was most impressed with out of all of the releases that hit our phones in August was an offering called, “Guessing Games”. This phenomenal track was given to us by an artist who goes by the name of Dev Lemons; If that doesn’t ring a bell, then buckle up because I am most definitely about to put you on to one of your new favorite up and comers. I’ve been a fan of Dev for some time now, but this song was the tipping point that turned me into a full fledged stan. The Pennsylvania native always grew up with an appreciation for music, but when I took the chance to ask her what makes her so good, she quickly explained to me over the phone that what we see right now is nothing but the result of a quarantine hobby. She said: “Before quarantine, I probably couldn’t even tell you the difference between a chord and a …

Me and My Lil Brother – [WB Nutty]

The Motor City’s Los and WB Nutty are two of the most creative, innovative, and consistent artists coming out of Detroit’s red-hot scene right now, hopping on the most unique beats, telling the most intricate and most of the times hilarious and even more often irreverent videos that have endeared their music to a rapidly growing cult-following enamored with their stories, charisma, and get-money-mindset. With WB Nutty’s latest visual “Me and My Lil Brother” he chronicles the countless small towns that he and his blood-brother Los have run through and survived to tell the tale. The track features characteristically raucous production from StopFlexinJordan that couldn’t have turned up Nutty better. The second verse of the song is my favorite part as Nutty transitions to an even more gruff and menacing delivery than usual. I get excited every time I see Los or Nutty drop a new video and I am positive we are in for a lot more soon.

Rondo – [Fresh Porter]

Portsmouth, Virginia rapper Fresh Porter is making his debut in our pages today with his new song and visual “Rondo” that was my introduction to his music but definitely left me a fan. He attacks the trunk-shaking YungDzaa production with his streetwise lyrics and gruff delivery that keeps you engaged and bobbing your head from start to finish. KeezyMae directed the lavish visuals that fit the tone of the song well and showed you exactly how Fresh Porter is coming. There is a ton of great underrated music coming out from this area right now and I look forward to hearing more from Fresh Porter as the year rolls on.