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Portions EP – [MFnMelo]

By Elliot Montanez // 28 Sep 2020

I’ve been hearing that Chicago collective Pivot Gang is going to take over the rest of 2020 as they plan on each having new musical releases, and it looks like it’s starting to happen as MFnMelo is back on our website with his brand new EP titled Portions. This one is a very quick listen at less than ten minutes of playtime and three songs included on the tracklist, but Melo made the most out of it, as each of the songs that he gave us were all ear-pleasing + hard-hitting. MFnMelo is an artist whose lyrics you really have to pay attention to, I suggest you run each song back a few times at least because certain bars will go right over your head. The two features that he chose to include on this tape came from New York spitter Radamiz as well as the legendary singer theMIND, who each maximized their contributions to their respective songs

For Real – [Jharrel Jermone] ft. [Kemba]

By Elliot Montanez // 28 Sep 2020

While browsing the internet looking for new music on this cloudy Monday morning in Chicago, I came across an artist named Jharrel Jermone, who is now making his LL debut with his new offering titled “For Real” featuring Kemba. A soon as I pressed play on this new joint, I fell in love with the soulful instrumental that I was hearing, and then the way that Jharrel Jermone approached the beat + starting rhyming over it made it ten times better. I was so thoroughly impressed with Jharrel Jermone’s skillset on this song that I ran it back at least ten times through, this man has some serious talent. The feature from Kemba on the backend of this track was the cherry on top of this excellent track, these two emcees complemented each other well and I hope to see them work together more in the future. Do yourself a favor + press play below!

Not A Diss – [DCG Shun] x [DCG Bsavv]

By Elliot Montanez // 28 Sep 2020

To put it plain + simple, there aren’t any new artists out of Chicago who are hotter than DCG Shun + his brother DCG Bsavv. These two have been making some major noise for a minute now, putting out hit records one after another that are usually alongside excellent music videos, and today they are back with their latest visual for “Not A Diss”. The brothers teamed up with No More Heroes who presented this video, and they executed a genius idea where the two brothers did a spin-off of the famous movie Friday, and it’s a 10/10 if you ask me. The song itself finds the brothers trading bars for two minutes straight over some amazing production by their good homie SpankOnTheBeat, it’s an upbeat record where they talk their shit + create an all-around excellent release. Take some time below to get acquainted with some of Chicago’s finest! Directed by Mark Walters

Wassup – [Candypaint]

By Elliot Montanez // 28 Sep 2020

Candypaint is certainly no stranger to our Lyrical Lemonade website, he has been featured plenty of times in the past, and today he is back with his brand new visual for “Wassup”. This music video was directed by Dotcomnirvan who has been making some standout visuals for a minute now, and I feel like him + Candypaint where a good duo, they created a color + futuristic video that will be stuck in your head after only watching it once! I don’t have many words for this release, I feel like it’s best to let the content speak for itself, so take a few minutes out of your Monday to watch this new video below!

Only For Dolphins – [Action Bronson]

By Elliot Montanez // 25 Sep 2020

Action Bronson is a legend in pop-culture for the many talents that he possesses, everything from music, to cooking, to television, etc. 2020 has found Action Bronson becoming a role model to plenty of people around the world as he has gone on + documented his weight loss journey, where he has slimed down + gained a notable amount of muscle. While Action Bronson has been going on this journey, he didn’t forget to keep recording great music for the fans, as today he has blessed us with his brand new album titled Only For Dolphins. I’ve run through this project twice now and I am thoroughly enjoying everything that I have heard, it’s filled with great instrumentals + even better raps from Action Bronson, who dished out plenty of witty rhymes as he always does. This is a standout project from a jam-packed Friday that’s filled with good music, I highly suggest that you check it out below!

Move Freestyle – [CP]

By Elliot Montanez // 25 Sep 2020

Chicago native CP has had a strong outing in 2020 despite all of the adversity with Covid, he has successfully released a couple of strong EP’s + multiple great visuals, and today he is back with a brand new music video for “Move Freestyle”. CP shot this visual on his last trip to Los Angeles where he linked up with video director DreDayDesignz who helped him bring this song to life, and together these two created something to be proud of. CP provided us with some impressive rhymes on this one using his signature whispery flow, as he created a song so good that you can’t just listen once. This year has been a good one for CP but it’s going to be interesting to see what he can accomplish in 2021 on beyond, I am expecting great things from him. Check out this new release below + if you like it then be sure to hit that like button. Produced by Milan & 777Goly

Lie To Me – [Landon Cube]

By Elliot Montanez // 25 Sep 2020

Landon Cube is without a doubt one of the most talented artists that I have had the honor of coming across in my six years of covering music, he is a special + unique creative who we are all fans of here at LL, and today he is back on our website with his brand new offering titled “Lie To Me”. I have been loving all of the music that Landon has been releasing lately, he has been on a tear with his handful of releases in 2020, and this new joint is only adding more gas to that fire. I am really looking forward to Landon’s next project, so hopefully, we get that before the end of the year, but even if we don’t, these new songs will hold us over. Take a few minutes out of your Friday to stream Landon Cube’s brand new record below!

Everything’s Great, Everything’s Falling Apart – [Aaron Deux]

By Elliot Montanez // 25 Sep 2020

Aaron Deux is a Chicago based emcee who I have been a big fan of since he was releasing music on Soundcloud in 2015, he always has a ton of talent, but he was never too consistent with releasing new music. A large part of this is because he’s one of the rawest producers that the city has to offer, so that takes up most of his time, but today is special because Aaron just dropped his brand new EP titled “Everything’s Great, Everything’s Falling Apart”. I have been waiting so long for Aaron to release a tape, so I was ecstatic when I first saw this tape drop, and I eagerly dove right into the music. This is a pretty fast listen coming in at just over ten minutes and length + five tracks included, but it’s jam-packed with great music. Aaron Deux was very experimental on this tape and I appreciated it very much, every single track is like a new adventure in itself, he experiments with new flows, cadences, production, skits, etc. I really like this project, I am going to submit a song off of this tape to our LL Spotify playlist that gets updated on …

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