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Elliot Montanez

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Holding On To Yesterday – [WemmyMo]

By Elliot Montanez // 17 Jan 2022

Chicago native WemmyMo is someone who captured my attention way back in 2018 when he released his phenomenal Bittersweet project, but it’s been a minute since then, and it’s been 2 years since the release of his last body of work. Last week Wemmy announced that he was going to be releasing a new EP, and just a couple of days ago, he blessed us with a new tape called Holding On To Yesterday. This project is definitely a different vibe than I have heard from Wemmy in the past, it’s a much more vulnerable sound than before, and in my outside looking in opinion, it was probably recorded during a time were he was dealing with some hardships. I think that ideology is apparent when you look at the title, it insinuates that Wemmy was holding onto something, and ultimately, he had to grow and move past it. This was a super solid project, much love to Wemmymo, you have a bright future ahead of you, keep going! production from Abnormal and Disarray Davis

24 Hours – [itoldLexi]

By Elliot Montanez // 16 Jan 2022

Chicago is a city that is constantly thriving in the creative space, it produces so much talent, and one of the many musical gems in the city is itoldLexi. Any frequent reader of our website definitely knows this name, as we have covered her many times in the past, but she is without a doubt releasing her best music to date right here in 2022. To date, I have grown to know Lexi’s music to be soothing + mostly calm/relaxed, but man, she talked her sh*t on this new joint called “24 Hours”. I was honestly a bit surprised to hear this side of lexi, but I enjoyed it, they say that some of the greatest art can stem from pain, and I’d say that this is easily one of her best records to date. Get familiar with itoldLexi by streaming this new song below!

Hatesonny: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 14 Jan 2022

In late 2020, I interviewed Hatesonny for the first time and it was a really good conversation, so I just recently brought him back by the LL office for a second interview on The Lemonade Stand. I spoke to Hatesonny about plenty of topics such as his song “Kill Bill”, blowing up on Tik-Tok, his Golden Child project, when he started making music in 2016, meeting nombreKARI, his collective HL, when he was Tumblr famous, the time he ate 12 Popeyes biscuits, what he’s currently working on, and we even dove into some rare footage of him. This interview was even better this time around now that sonny & I know each other better, check it out for yourself below!

it gets better – [KAMI]

By Elliot Montanez // 12 Jan 2022

Savemoney affiliate KAMI is an artist that I have been a big fan of for some years now, and 2022 is going to prove to be pivotal for him, so he kicked the year off with a loosie titled “it gets better”. We’ve grown to know KAMI as someone who can create ear-pleasing melodies with ease, oftentimes leaving us in awe with just how smooth he is with it, but this joint takes a different approach. This song finds KAMI taking more of an introspective route, speaking on fallen friends and his past addiction, and I enjoyed this vulnerable side of his music. Steam this brand new record below via Soundcloud, and if you’re a fan of KAMI go ahead and subscribe to The Lemonade Stand channel on Youtube. We have an interview coming very soon with KAMI and you don’t want to miss it! KAMI · it gets better.

3Peat – [CP]

By Elliot Montanez // 7 Jan 2022

Momentum is such a critical thing that impacts so much in our lives both long-term and on a day-to-day basis. That sentiment still stands in music, or really any career, and it’s good to see that Chicago native CP is capitalizing on his 2021 success early in the year by releasing his brand new EP called 3Peat. The title is obviously an ode to Lil Wayne, and I feel like the 3-pack as a whole is an ode to the music that CP grew up listening to, be prepared to hear some classic records flipped. The production on this EP was extremely impressive and paved a golden path for CP, the beats were handled by fellow Chicagoan Lotto (formerly known as Mulatto Beats) as well as cxdy! I feel like this is just the start for what looks to be like a great year for CP, don’t sleep on him, get familiar by pressing play below!

drunk text me – [Lexi Jayde]

By Elliot Montanez // 7 Jan 2022

These days it can be tough to go through my submission emails because of the sheer amount of requests that there are, but earlier today I stumbled across Lexi Jayde’s new release “Drunk Text Me”, and I thought it was great. To put it as simple as possible, Lexi Jayde is a fantastic vocalist who flexed her abilities on this new track. As you can obviously tell from the title, this one is centered around the experience that she had in a prior relationship, it’s a vulnerable track that I feel like her fan base can relate to. I might have just discovered Lexi Jayde’s music, but I am about to dive into her other releases and get more familiar with her, and I suggest that you do the same!

When It’s Too Good – [Bennett]

By Elliot Montanez // 7 Jan 2022

Bennett is no stranger to our website, she’s been featured plenty of times in the past, and this afternoon she is back with the release of her brand new music video for “When It’s Too Good”. I have been with LL for many many years now, and one thing that I LOVE about it is witnessing the growth of artists over time, and that’s one thing that I couldn’t help but think about when I watched this Bennett video for the first time. Not only is this Bennett’s best song to date (in my opinion), but I think that this is easily her best visual to date. It seems like Bennett is hitting a stride at the perfect time, starting off the new year with a stellar release overall, check it out for yourself below!

OG Stevo: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 6 Jan 2022

OG Stevo is one of the best rising rappers that Chicago has to offer, and he is also a close friend of ours here at Lyrical Lemonade. I interviewed Stevo back in 2019, but about a month ago, I brought OG Stevo by the office for his second interview on The Lemonade Stand. I spoke to OG Stevo about many things such as the impact his parents had on him, attending Von Stuben High School, his Days In LA EP, Warren Park in Chicago, Kevin Durant, when he got caught stealing from Dominick’s as a kid, participating in our turkey drive, his experience performing at The Summer Smash, Chicago’s music community and more. This was a great conversation and interview, check it out for yourself below!