On Me – [DCG Brothers]

By Elliot Montanez // 10 May 2021

I hope the music community has been paying close attention to what’s been going on in Chicago because we are having a massive amount of talented artists popping up left and right. There are several young acts who I believe have the potential to be superstars such as Serena Isioma and OG Stevo, but two of the acts that I am most excited about are DCG Bsavv and DCG Shun. These two brothers might as well be twins because they are so close in age, but they are two of the most energetic + superior rappers to come out of the city in recent memory. Their music videos are always top tier while their music never seems to disappoint, they are a promising young duo who I believe will be superstars someday soon. We also have the DCG Brothers performing at our Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash music festival in a few months here in Chicago, you can purchase tickets to that here.

Turkey Season – [Lil Durk] & [Chief Wuk]

By Danny Adams // 10 May 2021

A few months ago, Lil Durk’s Only The Family label teamed up and dropped off their latest collaborative project entitled Loyal Bros, and while Durk was obviously the ring leader of the album, there were some undeniable sleepers who turned some heads and shocked some listeners. While Durk was able to show off his versatility on a plethora of different sounding instrumentals, it’s clear that he has an amazing knack for finding and signing talents from the streets, because every single artist on the album did a remarkable job bringing everything together. Although this project came out a couple of months ago, Durk and Chief Wuk decided that they weren’t finished bringing attention to their record “Turkey Season” as they decided to team up with CrownSoHeavy to shoot a sick new music video for the record. As it opens up, Durk and Wuk are in a convenience store at night picking up some treats for themselves. As they ask for a pack of Backwoods, a worried-looking gentleman runs inside in a panic, asking where the bathroom is before sprinting there. While outside, Wuk realizes that the label on his package of weed is the same label on the side of …

New Check – [Better Temperatures] ft. [BIGBABYGUCCI] [Austin Skinner] [30ROCK]

By Danny Adams // 10 May 2021

Not very long ago at all, BIGBABYGUCCI announced his own independent label that was going to be known as Better Temperatures. While it seemed like he was already considered a legend in the underground, I respected the fact that he wanted to take others under his wing and help promising up and comers out as well. Considering I was already a big Austin Skinner fan, when I saw his addition to the group, I was beyond stoked, and although 30ROCK was a new name, I’ve grown quite the admiration for his skills ever since tuning into all of BT’s music since their start. When I first heard their song “New Check” a couple of months ago, I was all in. This was the label’s first record that they had put out together, and not only was the beat incredible, but it was also just amazing to see how well all three artists worked together as their chemistry was obvious and marvelous. Obviously, I’m still craving new music, but I was beyond excited to see that the dynamic trio decided to team back up for their first official music video as a group, recruiting Reel Bump to shoot this flick for …

Applying Pressure Documentary – [J. Cole]

By Elliot Montanez // 10 May 2021

About an hour ago, the legend J. Cole released a brand new documentary called “Applying Pressure”, and it’s a must-watch for any fan of his. J. Cole is one of my favorite artists of my lifetime, and he is at a pivotal point in his career, as he has acknowledged that the end may be near for him. He’s dropping a new album, The Off-Season, later this week and it has been rumored to be his second to last album ever. To build some more excitement and add some content to his journey + his upcoming album specifically, J. Cole just blessed us with a brand new documentary for us fans. I have already watched this documentary twice now, it’s amazing + insightful, if you are a fan of J. Cole or hip-hop in general, press play below!

France – [Memoria XI]

By Danny Adams // 10 May 2021

If quarantine taught us anything when it comes to music, it taught us that it doesn’t take decades to make a name for yourself in the industry. In fact, some of my favorite artists at the moment were talents that I discovered at some point or another over the past year, and many of them haven’t even been making music for much longer than that. As far as Memoria XI is concerned, he has been steadily making a name for himself in the industry as his passionate, emotionally raw lyrics seem to cut through to everyone’s core, leaving listeners crawling back for every new release. Just last week, Memoria decided to continue his hot streak with the release of his latest record “France” in which he recruited Daks9k and Aidan Han to help with the production, and it’s just another hit in his arsenal of all-out bangers. Despite the fact that they might not be considered bangers in the conventional sense, he lays his entire self out on the table no matter how vulnerable or fragile he might be, and that’s undeniably clear in every offering he releases. On this one, there are some soft, gentle guitar licks played prior …

Be Right Back – [Piwa]

By Elliot Montanez // 10 May 2021

The other day my brother Eric was telling me about an artist named Piwa, he suggested I listened to her catalog, and this morning I spent a solid thirty minutes listening to her records on Spotify. Today, Piwa is making her debut on our website with her latest offering titled, “Be Right Back”. Out of the handful of songs that she has available on her Spotify, this record was the standout track, in my opinion, it’s unbelievably smooth + sonically pleasing. Piwa is an artist that I am going to be keeping a tab on moving forward, she possesses a ton of potential, and I am excited to see her thrive musically. Hopefully at some point this summer I can bring her by the Lyrical Lemonade office for a Lemonade Stand interview, but until that point, get familiar with her by pressing play below!



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Walk In - [Pouya] & [Lu Baby]

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I Know Your Ways - [Night Lovell]

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