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V12 – [Iann Dior] ft. [Lil Uzi Vert]

I remember just over a year ago when I first found out about Iann Dior, and I seriously couldn’t stop writing about him because not only was he releasing an insane amount of music, but it was all just so good. Since then, he has become a household name, going on world tours, releasing albums, and becoming one of the most prominent young stars in the industry. While I’m not surprised at this whatsoever, I feel like he is still just a stone’s throw away from being in the upper echelon of hip-hop performers along with the likes of Travis Scott, Young Thug, Tyler, and other names you could list off in an instant. Considering his stock price has risen to insane levels as of late, it was no surprise that he would be working with immensely talented and well-recognized artists, so when he dropped his song “V12” with Lil Uzi Vert, I couldn’t wait to find some time to tune in. Now that it’s here, the production from Internet Money hitmakers like Taz Taylor, Nick Mira, and Cxdy doesn’t come close to disappointing as we hear echoing guitar progressions, chattering percussion, bouncy xylophone hits, and succinct drums that come …

too fast – [Prentiss] ft. [Matt Ox]

It has probably been right around a month since Mississippi artist Prentiss came across my radar, and he has been making some major moves ever since. At just 14 years old, it can be hard to imagine an artist with as much promise and talent as him, but he continues to turn heads, linking up with everyone from the underground music scene to getting nods from icons like Justin Bieber. When I heard he was in the studio with Matt Ox, it only made sense considering Matt was probably around the same age when he started to blow up, and even though their musical styles vary, I knew they’d make some magic together. The outcome was their song “too fast”, an absolutely remarkable record that is something you need to tune into immediately, so you don’t miss out. Accompanied by an Always Aden-directed music video, this record was produced by Cxdy from Internet Money and Rod Made It who utilize some strong electronic synths that are eventually met with piercing percussion and thumping 808s when the beat drops, giving us a very energetic foundation that the two artists can build wonderfully off of. When Prentiss gets right into the hook, …

Born Outside – [Ronnie Rage]

Ronnie Rage is an artist that I’ve now been following for probably close to a year if not longer, and as time has gone on, his skills have only gotten better. He has proved throughout his dexterous discography that he’s a man of many talents, showcasing his versatility every chance he gets, and this definitely makes him an artist who has been just so flat-out fun to listen to. While he is still only getting started, he decided to drop off a brand-new EP right at the end of last week called Born Outside, and this project only exemplifies exactly the kind of dexterity I’m talking about. Throughout this 6 song, 12 and a half minute long effort, Ronnie shows us a side of him that is a bit more lively and animated throughout a variety of synth-forward, overly compelling tracks that I could talk about all day if I had the time, so I just have to highlight a few of my personal favorites and let you check out the rest for yourself. In the opening track “Stay Up”, Dynox of Internet Money co-produced the record beginning with some epic, almost alien-like synths that remind me a bit of …

The Whookilledkenny Q&A

Photo Credit: DeMarquis McDaniels One of the most intriguing acts out right now is an independent artist who goes by the name of Whookilledkenny. From the moment I came across his music, it was extremely evident that he had the makings of someone who is going to leave his mark on this industry and culture as a whole, one way or another, which is why I had to take the time to learn a bit more about what makes him tick! Continue reading down below to check out this quick Q&A with my main man, Whookilledkenny. Enjoy! — Sam: You dropped a new record today, it might be too soon to know all the way, but how’s the response been going so far? Kenny: It’s been going good, waiting to see what everyone thinks. This is my favorite song I’ve dropped all year. — Sam: “Everyday I just get richer and richer” ; you can’t just have a line like that without us asking about it. Kenny: What can I say, I’m a businessman, I handle business, man. — Sam: Your videos have been a big part of your brand so far and I’m always excited to see your videos …

ForeveRolling: Sticking To The Plan & Playing Your Role

Blossoming out of Louisville right now, there’s an artist by the name of EST Gee making high-octane, hard-nosed rap anthems, structured around unforgiving street tales and menacing one-liners that have attracted early comparisons to trap legends like Jeezy. The music and its fast-occurring rise feel inescapable, thanks in part to one name, in particular: ForeveRolling. Having executive produced EST Gee’s last four projects, ForeveRolling is Louisville-based producer whose tag has become synonymous with some of Gee’s best songs like “Lick Back” and “Make It Even,” unforgettable in nature and always followed by ground-shaking drums and fast-paced, machine-gun like energy. Rolling has been there since Gee’s humble beginnings back in Louisville, and now that the two are seeing chart-topping momentum, he’s quickly become one of rap’s most in-demand, up-and-coming producers. Lil Baby and Lil Durk employed ForeveRolling for The Voice of the Heroes-standout “2040,” Moneybagg Yo rapped over a ForeveRolling beat on “GO!,” and the new Tory Lanez and Kodak Black single was a ForeveRolling special. As such, Rolling has landed on three-number one albums in the past three months — that is, after years of grinding away in a small city, not historically known for its hip-hop output. EST Gee · …

Joey Purp: The Lemonade Stand Interview

Joey Purp has been a mainstay in Chicago’s music scene for some years now and he’s one of my personal favorite rappers of the past decade. A few months ago I had Joey Purp come by the Lyrical Lemonade office for a new interview, and today we just dropped the final product. You will find Joey talking about several subjects such as his musical influences, how Savemoney formed, his upcoming music releases, Leather Corduroys, Knox Fortune, his discography, working with fellow Chicago native femdot, a collab project with KAMI, what he thinks is missing in Chicago’s music scene and much more. This was one of my favorite interviews that I have ever done, it was a great conversation and I hope that you think the same!

Mariah The Scientist Interview: A Glimpse Into Ry Ry’s World

“I just love the evolution that I’ve been on lately and I’ve just grown so much. Before I didn’t really know too much about song structure and it was just run-on sentences all over the place in my writing. I just love where I am right now with my craft.” -Mariah The Scientist Just as the world began to think that the culture could not shift any more than it has already and that the sound of music that we have can’t evolve anymore, we often are blessed with a wave of new artists that swiftly change our minds and make us fall deeper in love with the music again. With so many people feeling worn out and bored with the sound of music today, we were sitting at the edge of our seat waiting to see what the next sound would be, or who would be the next star to take the culture forward and deliver to the best of their abilities. Mariah showcases a glimpse of her acting skills in the visuals for her song “Reminders” Atlanta-native Mariah The Scientist has been in the game for a few years now but recently has been starting to catch flame …

Never Bend – [Rot Ken]

Although I’ve been following along to Rot Ken’s career for the past few months ever since I was introduced to him, I am honestly blown away with every new release he puts out. Hailing from Augusta, Georgia, he has similar facets that his Atlanta counterparts might possess, but he also has a very dexterous individuality that made him stand out to me in the first place. When I think of his sound, I would almost compare him to Lil Baby with a more melodic, tuneful flow, but even that’s a stretch because of how unique he truly is. Most recently, Ken decided to team up once again with Jetsonmade as well as a slew of Internet Money producers like Cxdy, Taz Taylor, 1st Class, Psilo, and Bak for his latest track “Never Bend”, and I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that this might just be his best work yet, in my opinion. Opening with pungent drums, soothing guitar riffs with a flair, and rattling percussion, it is the perfect base for Ken to show off his plethora of talents while also pushing him a bit out of his comfort zone to try new things as well. When he …

Dro Kenji Interview: The Golden Child of Internet Money

“A lot of the things that I speak about in my music are the same things that a lot of other people go through too. That’s the whole point of my music really is to make people feel, and not feel bad. I don’t want people to feel negative all the time even if it’s from a negative event.” -Dro Kenji As the music industry grows more and more each day, and more music gets uploaded to your favorite streaming platforms, it does feel like today’s artists are getting younger and younger. While it may feel a bit congested at times and a little overwhelming to be receiving so much new music and have to keep up with so many artists, it’s a beautiful thing to see so many kids and young adults find a love and passion for music so early on in their life and get to live out their dreams just the way they imagined it. Dro Kenji is a 19-year-old superstar in the making, and he caught his first big break into the industry last year. Kenji’s expressive melodies and bars full of emotion laded him an opportunity to link up with Internet Money–the super-producer group …

Save Me – [Dro Kenji]

It’s no secret that Internet Money is a label full of masterminds beginning with Taz Taylor and Nick Mira, but the team grows so much deeper than that. When it comes to some of the amazing people that work with IM, they never put their faith into an artist they don’t believe in, and Dro Kenji is the epitome of this. His work and popularity have grown tenfold since working with and signing to the label, and his stock price is only going to continue going up as he continues to prove just how much of a workhorse he truly is. Although he has put out a slew of projects over the past few months alone, I was more than happy to see him revisit one of my personal favorite projects from last year called Tears and Pistols to bring his hit single “Save Me” to life with the help of director Fuck Austyn. Throughout the entire video, Dro is in the middle of darkness as a spotlight shines on him and a lovely female companion who is all over him the entire time. Although this is basically the gist of it all, some of his hand movements are slowed …