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Tell Me U Luv Me – [Juice WRLD] x [Trippie Redd]

By Elliot Montanez // 29 May 2020

Lyrical Lemonade founder, Cole Bennett, recently sent out a tweet that touched on the fact that he hasn’t dropped a music video in nearly a month, and how moving forward he was going to be dropping every single week for a couple of months. It didn’t take long for him to come through on that promise, as he just released the brand new music video for “Tell Me U Luv Me” by Juice WRLD and Trippie Redd. These two artists have been a couple of the most groundbreaking acts to come out within the last handful of years, so whenever they connected on a track it was always special, but this one just hit different both sonically and visually. This new track here has Trippie Redd on the hook who provided a truly unforgettable & catchy melodic that helped drive the track, while the legend Juice WRLD gave us two standout verses that are each unique in their own right, as he took a slower approach on the first one then sped it up the second time around. This record is going to be one of the best to come out in 2020 when the year is said and done, …

Shellys – [Blimes and Gab]

By Elliot Montanez // 28 May 2020

This afternoon we have a duo from the west coast that goes by Blimes and Gab who are making their Lyrical Lemonade debut with their new record titled “Shellys (It’s Chill)”. I first got familiar with these two emcees when my cousin Shana put me onto them when I was in Los Angeles last fall, and once I got back to Chicago these two artists had a show at The Beat Kitchen, so I stopped by & was impressed with there live performance skills. Aside from there live show though, these two are nice with both their raps + singing vocals, but more than anything, they just seem to create melodic joints that you can’t help but enjoy. This record here is the perfect example of that, it’s an uptempo jam that is so catchy that you can’t deny it. Don’t take my word for it though, check it out for yourself!

What It’s Gone Be / Everything I Need – [Brittney Carter]

By Elliot Montanez // 27 May 2020

Whenever people ask me what new upcoming Chicago artists are some of the most talented or have the most potential, I always seem to mention the amazing Brittney Carter, who is back with two new songs today titled “What It’s Gone Be / Everything I Need”. It’s not every day that you get blessed with some new material, and definitely not often that you receive two brand new joints from her, so I was thrilled when I saw that these were released! I liked both of these records provided, by my favorite one was definitely the second, it’s so soulful and ear-pleasing. Brittney Carter is so talented man, I can’t wait to hear a full-length project from her sometime in the future! Also, hopefully, we can bring her by the LL office soon for an on-camera interview soon. For now though, listen to these two brand new songs below!

Beach – [Rell Briscoe]

By Elliot Montanez // 27 May 2020

A couple of weeks back an artist that goes by Rell Briscoe released a track called “Beach”, and it’s the exact reason why he is finding himself on our website this evening. Rell Briscoe hails from New York and offers an extremely melodic type of style with his music, especially on this joint here, it’s one of those that you’ll quickly find a liking to, and it has tremendous replay value to me. It’s just so smooth & well put together it’s hard to listen to just once, I’ve run it back myself about a dozen times by now. This is the first time that Rell Briscoe is appearing on our website, but it won’t be the last, check out this new jam below!

The Truth – [Domani]

By Elliot Montanez // 27 May 2020

A good friend of mine recently shot me over this music video by an artist that goes by Domani and highly suggest that I checked it out, so a couple of days after the fact, I got some time to sit down with this one. I have watched this visual now about five times in a row and I really enjoyed it, so Domani is now making his Lyrical Lemonade debut for the video titled “The Truth”. This song is super dope to me because it shows two sides of a relationship within the same track, the first part is a heartfelt ode to his girl + how they have got to this point, but about halfway through the song, it switches up to a more of a party scene where Domani seems to be trying to drown his sorrows + is be more really with himself + his decisions that impacted the previously mentioned relationship. The end of the video wraps up nicely though and has sort of a full-circle moment, I won’t spoil it for you though, check it out for yourself below!

Me And Millie – [Heavy Steppers]

By Elliot Montanez // 27 May 2020

Heavy Steppers have been bubbling up in Chicago over the past several months, they have dropped some solid tracks one after another, and today they are back on our site with their latest song/music video for “Me and Millie”. I can’t quite narrow it down to one or two aspects of their style, but there is just something that makes the Heavy Steppers undeniably likable, it probably has something to do with their realness + the fact that they create nothing but bangers. This music video was handled by  @710cheechbeats and he created a very visually pleasing video to compliment the song perfectly, hopefully they connect on more music videos in the future. These are a couple of the hottest new artists in the game, so I suggest you get in tune with them by pressing play below! Produced by Allday & JTK

Watch Matty Wood$ new interview will Illanoize

By Elliot Montanez // 27 May 2020

Matty Wood$ is certainly no stranger to the Illanoize platform that is based out of Chicago, he did his first interview with them about a year ago, and he recently stopped by for his second appearance here in this new interview! The three great hosts asked him about things such as moving to Chicago from St. Louis, the release of his new project The Marvelous Misadventures Of Tony-T, what’s changed for him in the past year, how he has been handling the pandemic, the team that surrounds him, the creative process behind “Kelso”, possibly investing in cannabis in the future, how he came up with the cover art and more. Watch this brand new interview below!

Critical Condition – [Jackboy]

By Elliot Montanez // 26 May 2020

Florida artist Jackboy has been making some serious noise over the past year or so, he has made a name for himself to the point where he is well known by many people all over the world and he’s even up for nomination for this years XXL Freshmen Class. Today, Jackboy is appearing on our website with his brand new music video for “Critical Condition” featuring YFN Lucci. This song is super hot to say the minimum, whenever you get two artists of this caliber on the same song, magic is going to happen, but the music video made it that much better to me, shout out to Drewfilmedit for doing a great job here. Watch this brand new music video below!

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