Lyrical Lemonade, a multi-media powerhouse, tapped the late Juice WRLD and Cordae to lead their first single, "Doomsday." The influential collective is set to release a full-length album later this year. Are they off to a good start?
This track recycles a beat that was once honored by rapper Eminem. Dr. Dre and Mel-Man produced it, and this beat is perfect for an old-school cypher, which is exactly what Cordae and Juice WRLD delivered. The beat is consistent yet interesting, allowing listeners to focus more on the rapping from the artists rather than the beat. Cordae and Juice WRLD take turns riffing off of each other, building fun storylines within their raps. This old-school rapping style is new for Juice WRLD, and he executes it wonderfully. The two earn a 7/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for their sound.
The two rap together, “I murder tracks, this isn't mumble, it's murder rap.” They take this line as an opportunity to boast about their successful skill sets on the track after their impressive, non-stop banter when previously rapping. They have no reason to be reserved in their music, making this lyric a rational statement. They earn a 9/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for their lyrics.
ART BEHIND THE TRACK
This unexpected album from Lyrical Lemonade should be interesting to see the development of in the upcoming months. This track was the perfect way to honor Juice WRLD posthumously. It is rare that a posthumous work is not exploitive and underworked, but Cole Bennett and Cordae ensured that Juice WRLD was honored properly on this song. Even in death, he continues to prove his talent and potential. He will forever be missed among rap lovers. This group earns a 9/10 for their art.
Overall, they earn an 8/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.
Stream “Doomsday” below.