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Behind The Scenes of Nardo Wick’s “Who Want Smoke??” Music Video

Enjoy this behind-the-scenes footage of the “Who Want Smoke??” music video by Nardo Wick, Lil Durk, 21 Savage, and G Herbo!

Who Want Smoke Remix – [Nardo Wick] x [Lil Durk] x [21 Savage] x [G Herbo]

Nardo Wick has been a rising star in the music industry for a minute now, but I feel like he’s about to really blow up with the help of his brand new music video for “Who Want Smoke Remix” featuring Lil Durk, 21 Savage, and G Herbo. Just by looking at this lineup of superstars talents on the same song, you can assume that it’s going to be a hit, but trust me when I say that it will exceed your expectations. Lyrical Lemonade CEO + video director Cole Bennett did his f*cking thing on this one, this is one of the most action-packed LL videos that I have ever seen, it’s definitely one of my favorite of recent memory. This video just has the feel of an instant LL classic, don’t take my word for it though, watch it below! produced by emkay

Child’s Play – [Young Nudy] ft. [21 Savage]

When looking at the various rap hubs throughout the United States, it’s obvious that most of these artists stay close with one another and have each other’s backs, especially in music. While this is obvious for most talents, it seems to be a family affair at times even when certain emcees aren’t related, but when we see artists from the same family actually come together, it just works out better than ever before. As for Young Nudy and 21 Savage, the fact that they’re cousins strengthens their bond tenfold right off the bat, and every time they get together on a song, you already know it’s going to be a hit. Back when Nudy released DR. EV4L a handful of months ago, it rapidly became one of my favorite projects of the year, and although he has released so much since then, I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that he and 21 teamed up once again with JMP to shoot a music video for their song “Child’s Play”, and the visual compliments the mysterious and ominous vibe of the song incredibly well. When things open up, Nudy and 21 are hanging out in the middle of an abandoned …

Father’s Day – [Lil Gotit] ft. [Lil PJ]

There are a few artists that I can rely on to constantly release new music no matter the scenario, and Lil Gotit is a talent who never lets me down. A couple of years ago I just thought he was pretty much a sidekick to his brother Lil Keed, but he has proven time and time again that he’s blazing his own trail and doesn’t deserve to linger in the shadows of his brother’s career. He has differentiated himself time and time again, making a very strong case as to why he’s one of a kind and you can tell that fans have been noticing this individuality for quite some time, so I couldn’t be happier to see all the wealth and success come his way. Lil PJ isn’t a new collaborator with the young Atlanta phenom, so when I saw that this duo got together again for their most recent Money Musik-produced single “Father’s Day”, I couldn’t wait to check it out. After listening, it’s clear that it’s a hit in every sense of the word unsurprisingly, and even though it’s quite a few months removed from the actual holiday of Father’s Day, it’s still a song that you’re …

Mr. Jones – [Pop Smoke] ft. [Future]

It goes without saying that Pop Smoke was taken from this Earth way too soon, but if there’s one positive we can take away from this tragedy, it’s the fact that he made his time here count and has left behind tons of amazing music that will continue his legacy for decades to come and beyond. His first posthumous album Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon was a smash hit, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 and remaining on the charts for months to follow. That’s why, when I saw that his team was gearing up to release a follow-up album entitled Faith, I couldn’t have been more excited if I tried. Obviously, there is so much to delve through in this album that I wanted to truly dive into it before I gave my opinion one way or another, but just know that I’m beyond excited about it and I was even more excited to find out that there is even a brand-new music video for the song “Mr. Jones” which also features Future, so I had to at least share that with you. As it begins, Pop pulls up to a strip club in …

Brand New Draco – [21 Savage] & [Metro Boomin]

It’s shouldn’t come as a surprise when I tell you that 21 Savage and Metro Boomin are definitely a duo that can pretty much be labeled as undefeated. Savage Mode was an all-out smash success back when it was released years ago, and I was nervous when they announced the follow-up to the classic because I didn’t think it was going to be able to hold up to the original. Insert Morgan Freeman with some killer talking skits and one banger after another, and Savage Mode II proved that this pairing wasn’t one you should even think about messing with. Luckily, the fun isn’t over as the two talents teamed up with Silver Spoon to shoot a music video for their hit song “Brand New Draco”, and the results are just perfect. Starting out in what almost looks to be a doomsday-like scenario, the stock market supposedly crashed worse than it has in decades, and people are panicking. Well, most people except for 21, Metro, and a few others who are utilizing the music duo’s strategy for finances and investing. While they make their way through the marble hallways of a massive building, the feds listen in and try to …

I Don’t Wanna Die – [G Herbo]

At this point in time, it should come as no surprise that G Herbo is one of the most legendary artists to come out of Chicago. He has one of the strongest track records in music, and even before when he was releasing some of his acclaimed mixtapes while still hustling in the streets, he was making a legacy for himself that is going to go down in history. Just the other day, Herb decided to keep his legacy going stronger than ever with another incredible album entitled 25, which gives us a look inside of his life as he turns a quarter-century old and reflects on his journey thus far as well as the future. Alongside the album, he decided to highlight one of the most revealing songs on the project by dropping a child-directed music video for his record “I Don’t Wanna Die”. As chilling sound bites and ominous lyrics are sung out by what sounds like a children’s choir, the black and white visual begins with a little girl dancing around in a patch of grass with a flower. From here, we’re introduced to other characters like some kids in a school bus, other children playing in …

2Face – [Young Nudy] ft. [G Herbo]

Young Nudy has always been one of my all-time favorite Atlanta rappers, and while I still don’t think he gets nearly enough credit, I guess I’m fine having him as a hidden gem that the mainstream seems to not have caught on quite yet. While it always seems like his releases are a family and/or community affair, the same goes for his latest release entitled “2Face” featuring the one and only G Herbo. Opening up, there is a piano progression that almost sounds drowned out like a sample might sound before chattering hats and thunderous drums enter into the beat for a picture-perfect foundation that Nudy completely destroys. While he begins to start spitting before any percussion enters the picture, his tempo almost quickens when these elements enter, delivering some unbelievably catchy lines that are as fluent as they are calculated. While his nonchalant, go with the flow delivery is always something that draws me in, I loved the juxtaposition that G Herbo brings to the song because his cadence is much more insistent and blatant which provides a different sort of vibe to this incredible record. Considering the song is called “2Face”, it should surprise listeners when the beat …

Lil Yachty Interview: Five Years In & Still Persevering

“When I was like 18, I used to really care about what everybody thought about my music and it used to get to me. I just started to realize that when you do good, people will criticize you, and when you do bad, they still criticize you.” -Lil Yachty Photo Cred: Gunner Stahl If there’s one thing that the roller coaster of a year that was 2020 has showed us, is that time is flying by. It seems like just a couple of years ago we were introduced to Apple Music and transitioning to an all-digital era of music. Some of the favorite songs, albums and mixtapes that existed over the last half of a decade are aging faster than we can count to 10, and  we are even nearing the anniversary of some projects turning 10 this year. It sounds crazy to even say this out loud, but 2021 will be the 5 year anniversary of the amazingly iconic XXL Freshmen class of 2016. Regardless of what good or bad may have happened in peoples lives that year, we can all agree that 2016 was a very important year for music. It sparked the brand new generation of rap–a …

Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2020

It’s obvious that 2020 didn’t turn out nearly how anyone expected at the top of the year. With a global pandemic shaking things up, a pivotal presidential election coming to a head, numerous generational talents passing away, and racial injustice protests taking place across the country, it’s safe to say that this year was beyond unpredictable from even the most seasoned psychics. Nonetheless, Chicago persevered like only we know-how, bringing attention to these issues while also divulging into a plethora of other, more personal narratives in the form of music. Throughout the year, some mainstays in the city continued to impress us here at Lyrical Lemonade while other up-and-comers made some very valid, attention-grabbing claims as to why they’re the next rising star that deserves a place at the table. Also worthy of note, Chicago had some truly excruciating losses this year in terms of music legends whose work still shined through as some of the most impressive of the year, primed to carry on their legacy for years to come. All of that said, we’re more than excited to round this farfetched year out with Lyrical Lemonade’s Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2020. This is our 5th year bringing …