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“All Is Yellow” brings mellow vibes

Lyrical Lemonade releases their first album
Fair use from Genius
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In his first official collaborative project, “All Is Yellow,” Cole Bennett seemed to be exploring a new way of approaching the rap game. This album contains 14 tracks adding up to 42 minutes in length. It features 34 different artists, which allows for more exposure into the different fan bases of the music world. The style of music would be best described as melodic rap, and could be played as background music or study music.

After a first listen of the album, it seems that Cole Bennett’s role in the project is unclear, due to him not actually being a rapper. Although he is the official producer of the album, some of the tracks have additional producers in the song, which may lead listeners to question Bennett’s status. With songs like “Guitar In My Room” (with Lil Durk & Kid Cudi) and “Fly Away” (with Sheck Wes, Ski Mask The Slump God, & JID), Bennett brings more upbeat rappers to a slower beat. This forces an interesting combination, especially for a hip hop song, which again may lead fans to question Bennetts approach to the music scene.

There are a few notable songs on the album, one of them being “Doomsday” featuring Juice WRLD and Cordae. This track was previously released as a single over the summer of 2023, but Bennett decided to add it to the album. The song sampled in the beat is from Eminem’s 1999 hit, “Role Model.” The smooth beat combined with the verses of the late Juice WRLD and Cordae is definitely a high point in this project, and that is made very clear according to the billboard charts. Being able to make a beat that builds off of an old Juice WRLD verse and making it sound this good is not easy, especially pairing it with a not so well known artist in Cordae.

The next song on the album, “Doomsday Pt .2,” with Eminem, is definitely another highpoint of the project. This song isn’t as appealing to a younger audience compared to other tracks that have younger artists, but it does sound like Eminem brought his A-game. With an almost identical beat to the original “Doomsday,” the song sounds very similar, with catchy bars and Em’s appealing voice. If you were looking for a song to play to explore Eminem, this would be a great starting point.

Another memorable song happens to be the last song on the album: “Stop Giving Me Advice,” featuring Jack Harlow and Dave. The song is currently the second most popular on the album, with around 20 million streams on Spotify. This song contains a melodic beat with two incredibly talented artists who both hold their own. Jack Harlow’s verse contains very harmonious flow which makes it very easy to listen to. Dave on the other hand, matches Jack’s energy with another mellow verse. These two coming together on the last track on the album leaves the listener with a satisfied opinion.

Throughout the highs and lows of “All Is Yellow,” Cole Bennett’s approach to the rap game seems like a success. Being able to bring out these legendary names such as Eminem, Juice WRLD and Lil Yachty is one thing, but to make it work like a charm is another.
Lyrical Lemonade – “All Is Yellow”: ★★★★☆

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Jack Betzer, Echo Staffer
Hi, my name is Jack Betzer, I am a junior this year, and this is my first year on echo. I play hockey year ‘round and golf in the summer. In my free time, I like to go to the gym, hang out with friends, and watch movies.

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