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Ice On – [JAAS]

By Elliot Montanez // 26 Feb 2021

JAAS is a Chicago native whose music I posted about sometime last year, and today she is making her return to our pages with her brand new offering called “Ice On” featuring Lil Zay Osama. Jaas is a rising artist from the city that I’ve kept a tab on for a minute now, she has an angelic voice that shines on every song, match that with her unmatched ability to create ear-pleasing melodies at the drop of a dime, and I’d say that we have a potential star on our hands. The feature from Lil Zay Osama on this track was the perfect compliment to the contribution by JAAS, they showed great chemistry together on this one, and it left me hoping to see them work together again in the future. Do yourself a favor and keep an eye on JAAS, she has some serious potential and I predict she will become one of the best artists from Chicago in just a short amount of time. Stream this brand new record via Spotify below, and give JAAS a follow on Twitter here!

Lifetime – [femdot] x [Saba]

By Elliot Montanez // 25 Feb 2021

Chicago has been producing a mass amount of talent over the years, there was a miraculous run of artists to come out between 2012-2014, and over the past few years, there has been another resurgence of many talented creatives to rise + receive attention from prominent individuals in the music industry. Saba was one of the creatives who came up in that initial time frame, and he has been on a steady upward trajectory ever since Comfort Zone dropped, and now he is one of the most respected + skilled creatives from the city. While femdot is somebody who has been making his name more & more known over the past two-three years, and his project 94 Camry Music that dropped in late 2019 brought him to new heights, and he has had his fans on edge waiting to hear new music since then. Not too long ago, fem dropped two songs as apart of a BOGO series, called “Back Home” and “Lifetime”, and today we received the video for the latter. Saba + femdot are undoubtedly two of the most talented artists from the city, so obviously the song performed well when it dropped some weeks ago, and the …

Favorite Girl – [Kye Colors]

By Elliot Montanez // 25 Feb 2021

Kye Colors is a one-of-a-kind talent, he’s still in the very early stages of his career, but he understands that putting out quality content is the most important thing for him to do. Today, Kye Colors is back on our website with his brand new music video for “Favorite Girl”. He dropped this release on Valentine’s day, which was a very fitting time for this one to come out, and it’s a well-directed visual that compliments the song perfectly. I plan on getting Kye Colors back up to Chicago sometime soon for another interview with him, so subscribe to The Lemonade Stand to be updated when that first releases. For now though, watch this brand new music video below. Directed by Kendu

End Of The Earth – [Mavi]

By Elliot Montanez // 23 Feb 2021

Mavi is one of my favorite new artists in the entire world, and he has been for over a year now. His last project, Let The Sun Talk, is one of my favorite albums of all time, and today he blessed his fanbase with a brand new EP called End Of The Earth. I had some extremely high, probably unrealistic expectations coming into this project, so I couldn’t wait to dive into the EP! This project has five-song included on it, with a duration that lasts just under fifteen minutes in length, but you don’t need to get even halfway through the intro to see that there’s something special here. I am not exaggerating in the slightest bit when I say that this intro record is one of the best pieces of music that I have heard so far this year, honestly, it’s probably the best song that I have heard this year. With a monumental start like that, obviously, Mavi had to keep his foot on the pedal, and what was to come was four more super solid records of that same caliber. It’s been amazing to watch Mavi grow as an artist and achieve all that he has …

Hotspot – [Matty Wood$]

By Elliot Montanez // 23 Feb 2021

St. Louis leader Matty Wood$ hasn’t released music in a little minute, especially considering how much he usually drops, but that’s over as the other day he dropped a new song titled “Hotspot”. Within the first few seconds, I started nodding my head to the catchy instrumental, but once Matty jumped on the beat with his unique flow, I was already sold. This was an all-around great offering, hopefully, this is a sign of more music to come from Matty soon, I am banking on a project on the horizon. I am expecting big things for Matty for the rest of the year, I got to get him to slide back to the LL office soon for another interview, but until then, vibe to this new song below.

Trap – [Skodi] ft. [Chakuda]

By Elliot Montanez // 22 Feb 2021

Skodi is an artist out of Florida who is making her debut appearance on our website this afternoon with her brand new music video for “Trap” featuring Chakuda. It truly doesn’t take more than thirty to forty-five seconds to find a liking for Skodi, who has superior rapping abilities and an infectious personality that you can feel through the camera. Skodi has the entire package that she needs to succeed, she may not be the biggest artist in the world right now, but she is on the right path and I am excited to watch her development over the next couple of years. Take some time out of your Monday to check out this amazing new artist below, and be sure to follow her on Instagram here.

Kembe X: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 22 Feb 2021

Kembe X is a Chicago legend and someone whose career I have been following closely since I was in high school. Late in 2020, I brought him by the LL office for a new interview where we talked about topics such as his musical influences, his old collective The Village, his friendship with Alex Wiley, what he thinks is missing in Chicago’s music community, the success of his song “Voices”, the time that he met Nas, his album I Was Depressed Until I Made This, his latest releases and he even broke down some legendary clips he was apart of. This was definitely one of my favorite interviews that I have ever done, and I hope my excitement for it translates to you!

Under Pressure – [Kembe X] ft. [RexxLifeRaj]

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Feb 2021

Kembe X is one of the best rappers out of Chicago but that’s no secret, he has been for some years now, and whenever he drops new music I am super eager to check it out! Today, Kembe X is back on our website with the release of his brand new song called “Under Pressure” featuring RexxLifeRaj. Kembe is one of the most musically talented individuals that the city has to offer, he has a special ear and he never puts out any music that’s anything less than sensational, and this song is no exception. Kembe’s last album I Was Depressed Until I Made This was one of my favorites of that year, so I have big expectations for him in 2021, and this single is a good starting point if you ask me. Stream this brand new offering via Spotify below and if you enjoy Kembe’s music, then be sure to subscribe to The Lemonade Stand, because we have an interview dropping with Kembe at the start of next week! Produced by Wolf

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