POSTS BY: ELLIOT MONTANEZ

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You Promised – [Lexi]

By Elliot Montanez // 23 Sep 2019

Lexi is a Chicagoan who we have been familiar with for the past few years, and although she hasn’t released music too often over the years, I myself have been patiently waiting for her new material, and today she is back with her brand new release titled “You Promised”. When I first pressed play on this new joint it didn’t take long for me to find a liking to the melody she provided, she displayed some unbelievable vocal skills and simply created an all-around pleasing record. It’s great to see Lexi finally starting to release more music, and something tells me that this isn’t the last time we will hear from her before the years over, so stream this new release below and if you enjoy it then follow her on Soundcloud to keep up with her movement. Stream on your preferred platform here.

Watch Rick Ross on Joe Budden’s Pull Up

By Elliot Montanez // 22 Sep 2019

Rick Ross is a legend and anyone who thinks otherwise is flat out crazy, the MMG leader recently stopped by Joe Budden’s ‘Pull Up’ platform in New York, and it was a great conversation. These two spoke about plenty of topics such as his brand new book, the Miami scene and telling that story, doing deals with major companies, partnering with Dwayne Wade, his upcoming tour, wanting to avoid the 50 date tours, streaming, his time at Def Jam, his relationship with LA Reid, his homie Wale, building up MMG, his health, his Checkers & Wing Stop endeavors, his discography, films, always thinking business and so much more. Please do yourself a favor and check out this brand new interview below!

Stack It Up – [Ronny J] x [Lil Pump]

By Elliot Montanez // 21 Sep 2019

Lil Pump and Ronny J are certainly no strangers to each other, they have made plenty of heat in the past, and today they are back with their latest offering titled “Stack It Up.” As soon as I saw that this release came out I rushed to hear what it sounded like, and of course, it’s a bass knocking banger, but it’s extremely melodic as well. These two creatives have so much chemistry together, they bounced off of each other perfectly, making for one of the best songs you will hear all day. Get in tune with this new joint below, the odds are you’ll be hearing it at clubs & concert venues, press play below!

Go! – [D2X]

By Elliot Montanez // 20 Sep 2019

Chicago artist D2X has been releasing some solid music and making a name for himself over the past year or so, tonight he is finding himself back on our pages with his brand new music video for “Go”. Not only has D2X been making himself known around the city, his music really slaps too, and he has been pushing it properly if you ask me. This time around D2X connected with Lway Inc who directed this video, ad together they created a feel-good jam that displays them having some fun around the great city of Chicago. If you’re into the Chicago hip-hop community or just a fan of the genre in general, I suggest that you keep an eye out for this kid, go ahead & peep his new visual below!

Snake Skin – [Trippie Redd]

By Elliot Montanez // 20 Sep 2019

A few hours ago Trippie Redd blessed his massive fan base with a brand new music video for “Snake Skin” directed by Lyrical Lemonade’s own Cole Bennett, and considering this was a fan favorite on his album you already knew it went up. Trippe Redd and Cole have made magic multiple times in the past so I expected this one to be special, but I was instantly blown away after watching this one, and I clearly wasn’t the only one because this video has accumulated well over 500,000 views in just a few hours. Take a few minutes of your Friday to watch this brand new visual below and if you like what you see then don’t forget to subscribe to Lyrical Lemonade’s YouTube channel.

Will You Be My Yellow EP – [Bakar]

By Elliot Montanez // 20 Sep 2019

I have been a massive fan of Bakar ever since my old co-worker put me on nearly three years ago, so you can only picture my excitement when I found out that he just released a brand new EP titled “Will You Be My Yellow”. This project is a total of six tracks in length so it’s a pretty quick listen, but trust me when I say that this is jam-packed with fantastic music, but I expected nothing less from Bakar. Each and every one of these songs are a hit to me but my favorite of them all is “Hell n Back”, the beautiful melody matched with Bakar’s soothing vocals left like a taste of heaven. Trust me when I say that Bakar is one of the best musical talents that the London has to offer, this project is special + looks to be the next big step in his career, do yourself a favor and check it out below.

Family and Loyalty – [Gangstarr] x [J. Cole]

By Elliot Montanez // 20 Sep 2019

It’s two in the morning and I am in Canada at the moment, all of a sudden I see that Gangstarr just released their first record in well over a decade, so here I am sharing it with our audience. I grew up listening to tons of Gangstarr records, I feel like I was taught real-life lessons when listening to these songs and they helped raise me in a way, so the nostalgia is real when listening to their brand new release titled “Family and Loyalty” featuring J. Cole! Although the king Guru passed away in the physical over a decade ago it felt so good to hear a new verse from him, not even to mention the soothing instrumental from DJ Premier, and the stellar verse from J. Cole to top it off! This is a must-listen for any hip-hop fan, press play below!

Let Love – [Common]

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Sep 2019

I apologize because I am admittedly a few weeks late to this, but not too long ago the Chicago legend Common released his new album Let Love, and it’s some of his best work to date. I have been a huge fan of Common since I was a kid, his music has been something like a soundtrack to certain times in my life, so I was eager to hear what this new project sounded like. Well, over the past couple of weeks I have had this album on repeat, it’s one of my favorite albums of 2019. He rhymed over some amazing, soulful instrumentals on this eleven-track tape, he gave us a part two of his hit record ‘I used to love H.E.R.’ and other touching songs like the ode to his mother on ‘Forever Your Love’. Common has released some classic albums over the years, and I believe that this new project will too stand the test of time, bravo to Common for putting his best foot forward. If you haven’t already checked out this album, give it a spin via Spotify below!

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