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Sunday Morning Cleaning – [Ausar]

By Elliot Montanez // 13 Jul 2020

Just a few days ago I released an interview with the Chicago native Ausar, and it did very well, so to reward his fans for the constant love that they show, he blessed them with a hot new track yesterday titled “Sunday Morning Cleaning Freestyle”. I have obviously been a fan of Ausar for some years now because he has impressed me time and time again with his music releases, but sheesh, this one is different man. Once I heard the dreamy & soulful instrumental at the beginning of the song, I just knew Ausar was going to go off, but he truly outdid himself on this joint. Ausar simply rapped better than I have ever heard him rap before for two minutes straight, leaving behind plenty of gems that you most likely won’t catch on the first listen. Please keep an eye on this man Ausar, he has a very bright future in front of him. Listen to this new track below, and afterward check out a couple of the interview clips from our conversation!

A Conversation With Ausar

By Elliot Montanez // 10 Jul 2020

I have been closely covering the Chicago music scene for just about six years now, and I have had the pleasure of meeting plenty of amazing creatives over the years, but someone who I have been following for a handful of years now is Ausar. The first time that I interviewed Ausar was way back in the fall of 2016, and watching him grow as a person + as an artist since that point has been amazing, to say the least. I wanted to bring Ausar through the new LL office to catch up & record our second interview nearly four years later, so back in June he came by, and today I am ecstatic to finally be releasing the interview! We spoke about several topics such as his upcoming music releases, to performing on Rhythm + Flow, and everything between now & our last conversation. You can read/watch the new interview below, and while you’re at it, listen to some of his music on Spotify! Follow Ausar on Twitter here!   — EM: Last time I interviewed you was 2016, at that time you were pursuing a degree in chemistry. Since then you’ve graduated, how did that college experience …

Legends Never Die – [Juice WRLD]

By Elliot Montanez // 9 Jul 2020

The story of Jarad Higgins, also known as Juice WRLD, will be one that is told in movies, documentaries, books, classrooms, etc for generations to come. It’s almost unbelievable when you think about all that Juice was able to accomplish in his lifetime, but especially in the less than two years that he took the music world by storm, seriously just take a second to think about this. A young teenager who was freshly graduated from Homewood Flossmoor High School created some music in his bedroom that would not only change his own life, not only impact the lives of his family + friends, but he created music that would help millions upon millions of people all over the globe, music that is timeless + that will live forever. The title of this new album “Legends Never Die” is ever so fitting, because it explains the situation perfectly. Juice WRLD worked extremely hard to become the monumental artist that he became, and although he is no longer here with us in the physical, his energy will never die, he will live forever through the art that he created. Juice WRLD is the most special artist that I have ever witnessed …

Yayo – [Cojo]

By Elliot Montanez // 9 Jul 2020

If you’re a frequent visitor of our website, then at one point or another, you’ve most likely run into the music of the mega-talented artist, Cojo! I became a fan of Cojo’s at some point last year just off of the music, but then once I started watched his music videos one after another, I hit a new level of fandom because his creativity in his visuals is second to none. I just appreciate when artists consistently go above and beyond to provide their fans with quality music videos, and when you match that with the always sonically pleasing music that Cojo delivers, you just can’t go wrong. Cojo has a ton of potential and I am excited to continue to watch his career moving forward, but for the time being, watch this new visual below! Directed by Disposabros

July 8th – [Kiraly Payne]

By Elliot Montanez // 8 Jul 2020

Kiraly Payne is someone who I have been in tune with since we used to do our Lyrical Lemonade cyphers years ago, and today on his birthday, Kiraly Payne has gifted us with a brand new offering titled “July 8th”. It’s been an honor to see him get better & better throughout the years, he has become a known figure within the scene in the city, mainly because of his ear-pleasing jams that he seems to cook up again and again. This new joint here finds Kiraly giving you the best of both worlds, whether you prefer beautiful & smooth singing or cutthroat + rapid & punchline bars being dished out, it’s all provided here. Do yourself a favor by listening to this new joint below, help Kiraly have a great day by running this up! Happy Birthday Kiraly! Kiraly Payne · July 8th Pt. 2 (Prod. Kiraly Payne)

Luck – [Appleby]

By Elliot Montanez // 8 Jul 2020

I always get excited whenever I see that Chicago creative Appleby has released some new music, but considering how long it’s been since his last release, I was thrilled when I saw that he dropped a new record today, titled “Luck”. The only thing that can be better than receiving some new music from Appleby, is when we get some new material from him that is also produced by Elias Abid, which was the case on this one. These two are something like a dream team, whenever they connected they created something memorable, and I loved every single second of this new release. Take some time out of your Wednesday to listen to this new track below! appleby… · Luck (prod. Elias Abid)

Lynch – [Ajani Jones]

By Elliot Montanez // 7 Jul 2020

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Chicago spitter Ajani Jones, I’ve posted about him countless times and we even released our interview with him last week, and today he is back with the release of his new record titled “Lynch”. Ajani Jones is one of the best lyricists that Chicago has to offer and he flexed that ability on this song, as he painted a vivid picture of just how deeply rooted that racism is in the United States of America. I can’t stress enough how amazing his storytelling was on this song, he gave us three minutes of pure excellence, this is a 10/10 in my opinion. Ajani Jones is the truth, I hope this release helps more listeners open their eyes + see his talents, and even more so, hear the facts that he is dishing out on this one, listen to this track below.

Dark Dayz – [TokenVlone]

By Elliot Montanez // 7 Jul 2020

TokenVlone is an artist out of the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago who I recently got put onto from my homie G, and I damn near instantly became a fan of his after hearing a few of his unreleased records. Today, Token is making his initial appearance on our website with his last release titled “Dark Dayz” that dropped a few weeks back. TokenVlone teamed up with producer 1cmbeatz who cooked up this fantastic instrumental on this one, and Token matched the stellar beat with some punchline bars that he delivered off of the top, but he got a little bit more introspective on the hook. Keep an eye out for this kid, he’s only sixteen years old + is making some fantastic music, I expect him to be a well-known figure in the Chicago music community in just a few short years. Stream this song via Soundcloud below and if you like it then make sure you give him a follow. TokenVlone · DARK DAYZ(prod.1cmbeatz)

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