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Top Shotta Flow – [NLE Choppa]

If you’re at all familiar with us here at Lyrical Lemonade, it shouldn’t come as a shock whatsoever to find out that we’re big fans of NLE Choppa. His sound is dynamic, he’s abundantly talented, and his personality is larger than life, so it only makes sense that not only us, but tons of other fans have been bumping his music for quite some time now. He has been alluding to his debut album Top Shotta for over a year even though it wasn’t officially announced until somewhat recently. Choppa has been dropping off singles from the album for quite some time, and now that it has finally been released, I’ve been listening to it constantly and like it a little more with every additional run through. The number of times that the word Shotta is used on the album can get somewhat confusing at times, but one of my favorite songs that boast this word is called “Top Shotta Flow”. The instrumental is made up of somewhat mischievous synths that are quickly met by thunderous 808s and crispy percussion. While this is mainly an 808 driven beat it seems, NLE uses this to his advantage and utilizes some very …

What it Was – [Lil Gotit] ft. [Future]

Lil Keed just dropped Trapped on Cleveland 3 last week and it’s been buzzing ever since. Keed is one of my absolutely favorite Atlanta artists and has been for quite some time now, and it’s through him that I found out about his younger brother, Lil Gotit. The two artists have obviously similar sounds and styles considering they’re siblings and their mentors include legends like Young Thug and Future, but they do have somewhat distinct qualities within their individual offerings that do set them apart, undoubtedly. At the same time, I do love it when they decide to hop on songs together because the chemistry and the connection they have shows off a bond that only brothers can possess, and it’s clear every time they work together. Most recently, however, Gotit didn’t want to let his big brother have all the fun this week, so he decided to surprise fans with a brand-new visual for his Future-assisted track that came out in late June called “What It Was”. Back when this single first dropped, I covered the song itself so I won’t go too heavily into detail about that, but I couldn’t help but write about the video that now …

I Had A Love Song-[Ant Saunders] feat. [VanJess]

“I Had A Love Song” is a brand new track by Ant Saunders that is worthy of your time on this Monday afternoon. Ever since the release of his debut EP, “BUBBLE”, I’ve been itching for some new music by the rising superstar and today, its my pleasure to bring this fresh offering on to our pages.  When you listen to Ant’s music, it is very clear that he puts his heart and soul into every piece of production and catchy melody. What we’re witnessing is a kid who allows his raw emotions and feelings to be the primary driving force of anything he touches. The reason why so many of his fans connect with and support his music is because there is a certain humility and practicality within the songs that empowers others to chase their dreams in the way Ant has. Ever since stepping on the scene, Ant has wasted no time in creating timeless tunes and “I Had A Love Song” is just the latest on that list. The two-minute and thirty-seven second track featuring well-known recording artist, VanJess is nothing short of a triumph. The music video that goes along with it adds so much light …

Tha Thingz I Do 4 Money – [Father]

It’s weird, but for some reason when a lot of people think of the Atlanta music scene, Father isn’t typically one of the first names that come to mind. This could be due to his cult following or the fact that he doesn’t make the typical music that you’d expect to come out of the city, but he’s one of the founding artists of embracing your own style and trying new, experimental sounds. Many upcoming Atlanta artists may not cite him as one of their influences per se, but he blazed a trail for individuality and inventiveness through his many years in the industry, so he deserves more credit than he already receives. This doesn’t seem to bother him whatsoever though, because he knows his worth and knows just how impressive and important his talents are for the music industry, so he’ll just keep on grinding. His versatility is unbelievable and although I love some of his more comedic, creative offerings in the past, his more serious, thoughtful music can fly under the radar at times. That might be the case for his surprise EP called Tha Thingz I Do 4 Money because although it might only last about thirteen and …

Big Hot Cheeto – [Sada Baby]

A lot of times as artists begin to gain larger and larger fan bases, their music output tends to slow down because they’ve got a bigger sample of people they simply want to please. As far as Sada Baby is concerned, this doesn’t even cross his mind because he knows the fact that no matter how much music he puts out, he knows he’s going to make some fire. Even though he has put out a couple of full projects already this year as well as a slew of singles and music videos, he just never seems to slow down which is even more impressive because of the unbelievable amount of energy he brings to each track. Just as the weekend was about to hit, Sada decided to bless fans once again with another random loosie entitled “Big Hot Cheeto”. When I first came across this song on his Instagram page, obviously the name caught my attention and made me chuckle a bit, but then I listened to the song and realized this was absolutely no laughing matter. There are momentous, critical synths combined with deep bass chords in the beat that add some hostility to the base of this …

Trapped On Cleveland 3 – [Lil Keed]

Atlanta and YSL affiliate Lil Keed is back with his star-studded and highly anticipated album ‘Trapped On Cleveland 3’. Personally I’ve been waiting to dive into this album for some time now to see how much Keed has progressed his sound up until this point. Keed’s newest project features a star-studded cast that features the likes of Young Thug, Travis Scott, Future, Lil Baby, Gunna, Ty Dolla Sign, and more. One other reason I was excited about TOC3 was the fact that Young Thug was really hands-on with this and helped executive produced this record. You can tell Keed is experimenting as an artist and with how he’s been structuring his music and how he’s been playing around with different flows and cadences. Like the features, the production on this album features some pretty notable names as well such as Wheezy, Jetson Supah Mario, and more. Although he has a while to go I believe Keed has the drive to become one of the most unique artists in rap. No, his sound isn’t that much more different than Young Thug but with Thug grooming him and how much Keed has progressed within the last 2 projects I believe he’s showing …

Easy-[Tyler Sellers]

I got the chance to write about Tyler Sellers a couple of months ago after discovering his discography on Spotify. Ever since uncovering this undeniable gem, I’ve had his most recent song, “WTSB” playing non-stop. Although I’ve been enjoying bumping and vibing to his catalog, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wasn’t itching for some new Tyler Sellers music. The wait is finally over though, as the 19-year-old decided to release a brand new song today called, “Easy”. The title defines the track pretty well as it’s an extremely easy song to listen to due to the sheer magic that Tyler was able to pump this one up with. When you hear a talent like Tyler, it’s very easy to speculate where he got his gift from. Some would say that he’s a natural; for good reason too. The Conway Arkansas native is no stranger to music. He grew up with his dad being a worship leader while his grandmother was a Jazz Pianist as well. From a young age, he knew that music enticed him due to it being all around, but it wasn’t until the age of 13 that he made it his own. What started …

Frontline – [Abryon]

Abryon is a melodic rapper from the west side of Charlotte, North Carolina that has the potential to blow. His single “Frontline” is a song I’ve been going back to for over a month now and I can’t get over how passionate Abryon’s voice is. The reason people like Rod Wave, Lil Durk, and Youngboy Never Broke Again are so popular is because they actually have content that people can gravitate to. During a brief Q&A with Abryon on his, Instagram live he voiced to me that his writing process is either really lives the things that he’s talking about or it’s stories from what goes on from people around him. What’s also impressive about his sound is that he has a firm grasp on melodies and songwriting, and is able to mix in a street element along with soulful ballads. Stream Abryon’s street heartfelt record “Frontline” below.

Proud of U (Remix) – [1TakeJay] ft. [Blueface]

If you have read some of my other articles, you already know I have a deep devotion to West Coast Hip-Hop music. I just love the sliding synths, hard-nosed attitudes that shine through, and all the different personalities that can make this type of music great. Blueface has obviously become a household name on that side of the country, and although 1TakeJay has been rapidly climbing up the ranks, I still think he deserves a lot more respect and recognition than he receives. As for their most recent collaboration, the two talents team up for a remix of “Proud of U”, a song Jay originally dropped earlier this year. Low the great, a frequent collaborator of West Coast artists, utilizes alternating keys and synths, some staticky percussive sounds, and absolutely pounding 808s to add some extremely interesting vibes and an even more hasty tempo that both of these artists know exactly what they need to do with. On the chorus, Jay takes over and utilizes a slightly aggressive yet notably enthusiastic approach to deliver his lyrics. As he gets into his verse, he uses a similar cadence that provides a seamless continuation from one part to another before switching things …

Nothing Matters Anymore – [Chris Miles]

Chris Miles returns and makes his debut on the DSPs with his “new” project ‘Nothing Matters Anymore’. Chris isn’t new to music, in fact, he’s been making music for quite some time now. Most of these songs have been on short EP’s that were released on Chris’s SoundCloud. The best songs from those projects were combined together to create ‘Nothing Matters Anymore’. Chris has a unique ability to make music that sounds happy and upbeat but the message and content cut deep and is something everyone can relate to. Most of Miles’ musical content is centered around love and self-reflection but who doesn’t relate to that. Some of my favorite records from the album are tracks such as “Reason” and “Ugly” which fittingly are the first two tracks on this project. Check out and stream Chris Miles’ album ‘Nothing Matters Anymore’ and become a fan today after the break.