Lyriciss - Stop Scheming

Posted 4 years ago
Producer:
DJ J-Scrilla & Chop-La-Rok
Album:
The Balance: Respect EP

So a few days ago I get an email from Lyriciss asking me to check out his new track featuring Ray-J. I won’t front, my heart stopped for a moment. Could one of hip-hop’s most integral emcees really have recruited Brandy’s brother for a radio ready single? Fear not my fellow hip-hop heads, the inclusion of Mr. J on Stop Scheming (making its world premiere right now!) is purely for illustrative effect. Instead of a polished radio jam we get a lightly piano laced beat from fellow DMVer J-Scrilla and Chop-La-Rok that unwinds slowly like cigar smoke. It’s the perfect outline for Lyriciss to fill in with storytelling flows that cover – what else? – the various people he’s caught scheming on him, from not-so-gangster rappers to thirsty women: “Force me to play Gambit, I’m pullin your card / just focus on being you, and whatever you do, stop schemin.” If the world has stopped its devious ways by the time Lyriciss’ upcoming project, The Balance: Respect EP, drops via The DJBooth on November 7 then we’ll know Lyriciss truly has the power to turn word into action.

Rob Regal DownloadsPremiere

Written by
Posted 4 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from Rob Regal

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Desiigner’s “Panda” is Now 3x Platinum, But “Tiimmy Turner” is Stalling

Somewhat predictably, Desiigner is having trouble following up the success of his smash hit “Panda.” Read More
Posted about 4 hours ago by Brent Bradley

Usher, Lloyd & The Difficulties of Growing Old In R&B

Usher, Lloyd, and countless R&B veterans are trying to grow older while their beloved genre gets younger. Read More
Posted 5 hours ago by Yoh

In 3 Days Frank Ocean’s “Blond” Became Second Highest-Rated Album of 2016

The ratings for "Blond" are huge, but can we fully digest Ocean’s latest work in less than a week? Read More
Posted 6 hours ago by Brent Bradley

Chance, “Ultralight Beam” & How Music Gave Me Faith Without Religion

Thanks to Chance The Rapper, "Coloring Book" and Kanye, music has become my church. Read More
Posted 7 hours ago by Brendan V

Moosh & Twist Prove Two is Better Than One with Exclusive Bless The Booth Freestyle

The Philly duo shuts down Audiomack Studios with an explosive new freestyle. Read More
Posted 8 hours ago by Brendan V

Light One, Tweet One: How Goodbye Tomorrow Balances Art and Twitter

The mysterious Chicago collective remain untouchable in person but furiously accessible on social media. Read More
Posted about 9 hours ago by Matteo Urella
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.