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Lee Mcintosh

"The moment I stop having fun with it, I'll be done with it". IG: @lee.mcintosh__ TWITTER: @leemcintosh_

207 posts by

Lee Mcintosh

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KING 2.0 – [King Marie]

By Lee Mcintosh // 18 Nov 2021

Chicago’s multi-faceted star known as King Marie has been someone who has been making a killing within the Chicago music scene for years now. Also known as DJ King Marie, she has been a part of many major events and has DJ’ed tons of functions all throughout Chicago. Not being limited to just one outlet of music, King Marie also makes music as well and does a very amazing job at it. After the release of her debut EP The Prelude back in 2019, she would spend the next year or so focusing on bettering herself not only as an artist but as an overall human being. Today, she is back and better than ever premiering her brand new single and video for her song “King 2.0”. Being someone who is as active as King Marie is in the creative world, there’s no doubt in my mind that being rebuilt and reborn again is inevitable. In “King 2.0”, she reflects on that process and speaks on everything that she has worked so hard for in her life, and now being able to enjoy the fruits of her labor. While she primarily sings on her other records, this time around she lays …

Gifts From… – [Matt Audio Dope]

By Lee Mcintosh // 1 Nov 2021

Chicago producer and engineer Matt Audio Dope is very well established in the Chicago music scene and has built up an amazing track record of artists from the city. After putting in so much work behind the boards, Matt takes on the executive producer role and decided to put together his own star-studded cast of artists for his own body of work. Handing all the producing, mixing, and mastering, Matt Audio Dope is dropping off his brand new EP titled Gifts From… Born in the Northwest Suburbs, Matt started producing music of his own just over ten years ago. After obtaining his Audi Arts degree just a few years ago, he began working at Classick Studios, a legendary recording studio here in Chicago with artists such as SZA, Chance the Rapper, and Smino all having been recorded here in the past. In celebration of Filipino American Heritage Month this October, Matt recruited tons of Filipino artists in Chicago to lay down tracks for the EP. The amazingly talented King Marie kicks the album off right with an old-school Chicago house track with “Free.99”. She also has a song featured on the tape titled “Out Of Love” which is the first song …

Zipped Up In My Tears – [Lil Bape]

By Lee Mcintosh // 1 Nov 2021

North Philly-artist Lil Bape has been someone whom we have championed on the Lyrical Lemonade platform previously, and it’s been amazing to see the amount of growth that he has been showing over the last year or so. After the successor his song “Heaven Gates” which has over 50k videos on Youtube currently, and his single he did with Yxng Ka, which has over 300k streams on Audiomack, it’s safe to say that this independent artist is making an amazing name for himself so far in his career. Today, he is dropping off another brand new EP titled Zipped Up In My Tears. For anyone who knows me and my taste in music, they know that I love when artists are able to break barriers and look outside of just trying to be the best rapper. While that’s not a shot at rappers, but I just love when artists are able to expand their music taste past the realm of rap and incorporate that into their raps at the same time. This is something that has attracted me to Lil Bape’s music, and what has kept me around since discovering him last year. On his new EP, it’s filled with pain, …

Sacrifice – [GWAPO]

By Lee Mcintosh // 1 Nov 2021

There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing another Chicago artist on the rise and taking their music career seriously. there are so many talented people within Chicago, and there’s a certain level of joy that I get seeing them aspire to be the best they can be. Chicago talent GWAPO is an artist that I have been paying very close attention to for some time now, and I can say that he has so much potential to be one of the best new artists not just in the city, but overall. While only having a handful of singles and visuals out, his drive and ambition are what attracted me to his music, because I know that his best is yet to come. Making his debut on the Lyrical Lemonade platform, GWAPO is dropping off his new single and visual “Sacrifice”, which dropped on Halloween. The term “sacrifice” is something that we all have to juggle every single day of our lives. While some may have bigger sacrifices to make than others, we all can relate to a certain point in our lives where we had to make tough decisions about what’s next for us, or what will take …

Sticks – [Broke BOii]

By Lee Mcintosh // 27 Oct 2021

Los Angeles-native Broke BOii has been an artist who has been making some very impressive moves ever since he started to gain some traction in the game. The amazing work that he has been putting in has lead him to get other major platforms such as HotNewHipHop to do a feature article on him, as well as him performing during our Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash back in August. All of this momentum he’s been building up over the last year has definitely added more drive, ’cause he’s been going crazy and hasn’t even reached his full potential yet. Today, he is dropping off his visual for his latest single “Sticks”. It’s crazy to think that sometimes the best songs come about by accident. What would once be a night of just kicking it and messing around, could end up being one of the most lit songs. The visuals for “Sticks” take place at the house with Broke BOii and his homies just having a good time. Everything about the song is super catchy, from the 8-bit melody in the background to the hook giving of a crowd-worthy chant that’s hard to ignore. Sometimes it’s better to not overthink the music, …

Don Toliver Offers a Closer Look Into His Life on ‘Life of a DON’

By Lee Mcintosh // 15 Oct 2021

It’s been about three years since Don Toliver emerged onto the scene, and in so little time, he has worked himself to a position that many new artists still struggle to reach. In fact, it would be very difficult to imagine the game without him here blessing all our musical needs. His artistry has been unmatched, his flows are unique, and he is able to craft melodies like no other. After his debut album Heaven or Hell which was released in early 2020, his trajectory has skyrocketed and he easily marked himself as a high-profile artist that everyone had their eyes on. Making his way onto huge anthems such as Internet Money’s “Lemonade”, and “His & Hers”, as well as landing placements with major artists like Nas, Eminem, and Big Sean, Don is on his way to the top, and there ain’t a thing standing in his way of getting there. Last weekend, Don Toliver released his sophomore album titled Life of a Don, and this is the body of work that many fans were anticipating for so long. Safe to say, Don Toliver delivered on all fronts, and this album will play a significant role in his career thus …

Buss It – [804 Nano]

By Lee Mcintosh // 30 Sep 2021

While the summer is over, there’s never a wrong time for artists who still come with that “We outside” energy—The songs that would make sense out at a summer function, or posted on the block—there can never be too many anthems like these. Virginia-native 804 Nano is someone who has been on my radar for quite some time now, and I have been patiently waiting for that moment where he will begin to get his proper recognition as an artist and really deliver that one anthem that will take off. Today, Nano is dropping off the visuals for his addicting anthem “Buss It”. While there are tons of different music video styles out there that are narrative-driven, I still have a love for those videos that still give off that raw energy of the artist’s hometown, and just having a good time. In the visuals for “Buss It”, Nano is seen having a night out in his hometown of Petersberg, VA with a bunch of his homies, flashy cars, and beautiful women. With a smash hit like this, this is the type of video that this song calls for. Speaking to 804 Nano about the direction of the song, he …

For Tonight – [Giveon]

By Lee Mcintosh // 30 Sep 2021

There are not too many artists out there that I can say have been having the run that Giveon has been having. From Grammy nominations, millions of streams, Billboard Hot 100 placements, festival appearances, and more. Giveon has been absolutely killing the R&B game and I can definitively say that he’s one of the best out right now hands down. As he is gearing up to start his “Timeless” tour this Fall, he has been teasing new music for some time now. Over the weekend, Giveon dropped off an amazing new track and stunning visuals for his song “For Tonight”. In this song, Giveon speaks to the feeling he gets from spending time with this significant person, but only for one night. While there are many people who may steer away from this type of behavior, Giveon sings about how much he loves it and needs it. “Lead me on, but leave before the morning comes” he sings in one of the opening lines of the song, assuring this significant other that he wants nothing more than a night of fun with them. While the song itself is somewhat upbeat, the visuals are pretty dark-toned, giving off that feeling of …