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Elliot Montanez

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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.

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!

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!

What Made U – [Ohana Bam]

By Elliot Montanez // 5 May 2021

I apologize in advance because I am about to completely cap on this. When I think about the coolest + richest people that I know, two people come to mind, the almighty Tamika Ponce, and the Chicago legend Ohana Bam. Really though, out of all of the people that I have met in my lifetime, Ohana Bam is without a doubt the most wealthy person that I have ever had the honor of meeting. He doesn’t even hesitate or try to hide his wealth either, he will flex the fact that he owns multiple properties on us peasants. I tried to call Bam before I wrote this post to get a clip for the Twitter post, but I got sent to his assistant’s intern, who penciled me in for 2024. Alright enough of that, take a few minutes out of your day to watch Ohana Bam’s brand new music video for “What Made U” below!

Enemies – [OddCouple] x [theMIND]

By Elliot Montanez // 5 May 2021

OddCouple is an OG in the Chicago music community, he has finally been steadily releasing content again after a few years hiatus, and today he is back with a brand new visual for his record called “Enemies” featuring theMIND. I am a huge fan of abstract visualizers like this one, they always bring a breath of fresh air to whatever song they are tied to, but this one felt so next level. I have watched this one closely about five times in a row now, it’s so visually pleasing, shout out to New Trash Crew for making this one possible. This upcoming album from OddCouple is one of my most anticipated Chicago projects of the year, it’s been a long time coming, but I believe it will be well worth the wait. Watch this brand new visual below, and if you like what you see/hear, give OddCouple a follow on Twitter! Directed By New Trash Crew

Joyfriend: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 4 May 2021

The Lemonade Stand is one of the two interview series that we have here at Lyrical Lemonade, it takes place right here in our headquarters and I have had the honor of speaking with many talented musicians through this series. The latest episode is featuring alternative artist Joyfriend, he’s become one of my favorite new acts from the Chicagoland area, so I had him stop by the office a couple of months ago to discuss his journey so far. I spoke with Joyfriend about a variety of topics such as growing up in Park Ridge, his influences, his experience at Maine South High School, his amazing Dog Fight EP, the role that his siblings played in his life, and much more. When it comes to the alternative/DIY artist in the scene, there’s no one that I am more excited for than Joyfriend, he’s extremely talented and I am having a great time watching him develop. Watch this brand new interview below, and if you aren’t already, give Joyfriend a follow on Instagram here!

Behind The Scenes of SoFaygo’s “Knock Knock” Video

By Elliot Montanez // 4 May 2021

Late last night we released SoFaygo’s amazing new music video for “Knock Knock”, it’s one of the most special projects we have worked on all year long. In my seven years at Lyrical Lemonade, I have witnessed a lot of good music videos get created by Cole, but this video was easily some of his best work yet. This was a very intricate and detailed music video, it took a lot of hard work from Cole + the LL video production crew, and it made for a hell of a visual. Today, we released the behind-the-scenes footage of the music video on our Lyrical Lemonade 2 YouTube channel, and it gave an in-depth look as to how this masterpiece was created. There’s a reason why this series is the fastest-growing one on LL2, get in-tune with how some of your favorite videos get pieced together by pressing play below!

Knock Knock – [SoFaygo]

By Elliot Montanez // 3 May 2021

We are now five months into 2021, and we here at Lyrical Lemonade have released some music videos that we are extremely proud of since January, but today we are releasing arguably our favorite visual that Cole has shot this year. Cole + SoFaygo have been teasing the fact that they worked together on social media for a few weeks now, and just a few moments ago, this all-star duo unleashed the new music video for “Knock Knock”. This song is obviously SoFaygo’s hit record so far, it’s already accumulated thirty-two million streams on Spotify alone, and this sensational visual is only going to help this song reach more + more ears around the world. The concept of this music video is insane, shout out to the LL video production crew for making this masterpiece. When I think about the future generation of hip-hop, it appears as if SoFaygo is going to be one of the leaders of this new class, he’s unbelievably creative + talented, not to mention that he’s not even twenty years old. Take some time out of your Monday to watch this brand new visual below, and if you like what you see, then share this …

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