C.R.E.A.M – [G2]

Along with making his Lyrical Lemonade debut today, 808 Mafia artist and Mudboy affiliate G2 offers a new visual for his single titled “C.R.E.A.M”. The song stands for ‘Cash Rules Everything Around Me’ and was inspired by G2’s desire for wealth and prosperity. The video is packed with high energy and fire transitions, ultimately creating an intense and appealing atmosphere for viewers. “C.R.E.A.M” is a very honest, relatable, and transparent piece of art that comes from a deeper place than one may think. When we spoke to G2 about the depths of this record, he stated that he “was in Miami just living life and if you really listen you can tell that I’m actually saying something. It comes from a point in my life when I was a lover boy, but the girl I was in love with was slowing me down and holding me back. This is me showing the world I’m focused.” To say the least, we are excited to see what G2 has in store for the coming months. Be sure to watch this eye-catching visual below and follow G2 on Twitter and Instagram!

Play Fair – [Lil Tracy] & [Juice Wrld]

When I saw this star studded lineup of Lil Tracy, Juice Wrld and 808 Mafia I damn near fell out of my seat,  it doesn’t get much better than this and the music truly spoke for itself. As soon as you press play you will hear a beautiful ballot from both of these Lyrical Lemonade favorites, singing together in perfect melody throughout certain parts of this record but each having their own unique contribution that complimented the solid production by 808 Mafia. Check out this brand new offering below and if you like it be sure to keep up with Tracy by giving him a follow on Twitter here.

Aint Doin That – [Young Sizzle] ft. [Playboi Carti]

Everyone has heard of Southside the producer, but if you were unfamilar, he also raps. When he raps, he raps under the pseudonym, Young Sizzle. A few days ago, Young Sizzle released a mixtape titled, ‘Trap Ye Season 2.’ There is a number so solid hits on the tape, but this Carti-assisted track really sticks out. Young Sizzle and Playboi Carti clearly have some serious chemistry as they compliment each other on this track perfectly. See for yourself by pressing play below and be sure to check out the rest Young Sizzle’s mixtape too.  

Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2017

If you recall we released our “Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2016” list on the 31st last year, so it we had to bring it back this year due to the insane amount of talent that is coming out of Chicago. Each & every one of the artists included created something special this year for the world, but especially for the city, so it’s only right that we acknowledge their efforts. Please remember that this is in our opinion, & our opinions really don’t mean shit. Thank you to our terrific writing staff for all of the hard work they have put in this year, I will be linking their socials below so be sure to contact them about getting featured on the website in the future. Jacob Lusted • Lane Cowherd • Seamus Fay • Mike Del Ro • Jake Millan  • Miguel Alfaro This year has been a year of massive growth for Lyrical Lemonade as a whole: from getting our own HQ, to selling out shows in other cities, being featured in the Chicago Reader, working with some of our idols, growing our overall presence and much more. All of us here at LL would like to thank our supporters, whether …

LL Presents: The Yung Beef Q&A

Currently living in Madrid Spain, Yung Beef is without a doubt one of the hottest artists coming up from overseas right now. The young Spanish rapper has been creating a buzz in Spain for a while, and is now starting to catch looks over here in America. We recently premiered one of Beef’s hit singles, “CBR,” as he teamed up with powerhouse producer DP Beats. We we’re lucky enough to talk to the rising Spanish star and ask him a few question, see what he had to say below! JM: Before diving into question tell our readers who you are? YB: Ima boy from the southside of Spain tryna get some €€€€. – JM: What was your childhood like in Spain? YB: Trappin bro. I moved to London and París when I was a teen to make some cheese, cuz in ma city (Granada) I had nothing to do. – JM: What’s the rap scene like in Spain? YB: The scene in Spain has been poppin for 3 years. It use to be so lame and boring, but now it’s getting more interesting and more real. – JM: What Spanish rappers do you look up to? YB: I really fuck with all of the …

Letterman – [Wiz Khalifa]

Wiz Khalifa makes his return tonight with a hype-setting single for his forthcoming project titled Letterman. The Taylor Gang boss has come through with numerous chart-toppers this year including the R&B hit Something New with Ty Dolla $ign, and for this one, it seems as though he looked to bring back the immense energy from the early days such as his Blacc Hollywood tape from 2014. Backed by a banging instrumental from 808 Mafia, Cam unleashed his catchy bars on welcoming anyone through the door with the girls, the money, or, to no one’s surprise, the gas. If this is the vibe we’ll be getting throughout the entire Laugh Now Fly Later project this Friday, you could say I’m more than excited to add it to my weekend turn-up. That being said, let this one ring through your speakers immediately and check back for Laugh Now Fly Later this Friday!

LL Presents: The CEO Beatz Q&A

CEO Beatz is becoming one of the best producers out of Chicago, you just aren’t familiar with him yet. Well all of that nonsense stops today, because I made it a point to have him featured in our brand new Q&A segment. CEO has worked with plenty of talented artists & has put together countless great instrumentals, but instead of me telling you about it, take a few minutes of your time below to learn a thing or two from the man himself! (Follow CEO on Twitter here)   — EM: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself. CEO: My name is Vince (ceobeatz) 26 years old born and raised in Chicago. I’ve been makin beats for almost 5 years as well as fake rapping/songwriting. I’ve worked wit, Taylor Bennett, Qari, Malcolm London, Adot, Pollari, Duffle Bag Buru & many more. — EM: What is your earliest memory of music? CEO: My earliest memory of music is my father blasting either Tupac or Metallica at 3 am til the neighbors called the cops…in most cases it would take more then a few visits for him to actually turn it off… — EM: When …

My Way – [Tyga]

Amongst the recent complications with his former manager, it’s safe to say that Tyga has had an eventful year. And today, T-Raww has let loose a wild new video for his most-recent single in “My Way,” which takes you behind-the-scenes of what he’s basically been up to as of late. The 808 Mafia-produced record is already one of his most impressive tracks in recent memory, and the new visual was nothing short of perfect for the song as we get to see Tyga cruising on a boat with his crew, getting litty at the club and some of the craziest moments from his latest performances. While creative visual experiences are always a treat, it’s pretty dope to see what happens in a rappers down-time as well as a POV of the crowd at their shows. I won’t spoil too much though, peep the new video for “My Way” below and catch Tyga at his “B*tch I’m The Sh*t 2” tour kicking off tomorrow at the Grand Romance Riverboat in Long Beach, California!

Highly Intoxicated – [Juicy J]

Just days after sharing the cover art & tracklist for the much-anticipated tape, Juicy J has just let loose his 18-track project “Highly Intoxicated,” and it may already be one of the best projects of this year. It’s been roughly 5 months since the last full-length project from the Taylor Gang-signee (Gas Face tape- May) and this time around, he went ahead and brought the whole new-school along. With executive production from the $uicide Boy$, Juicy recruited a number of notable features including Smokepurpp, XXXTentacion, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa and several others. On top of that, additional production came from Southside, Mike WiLL Made It and TM88 who cooked up the crazy instrumentals for “Big Tymer” and “Get Back” with T-Shyne & Slim Jxmmi. This is only more proof that Juicy J’s career is far from over, and with projects like these, it’s safe to say he’s got years to go before he hands in the towel. Make sure to check out Juicy J’s “Highly Intoxicated” tape below and let us know which song was your favorite in the comments section. Via: DatPiff

Goofy – [Lil Durk] Ft. [Future] x [Jeezy]

This man Lil Durk has been applying the pressure lately, after dropping “No Fear” just a couple days ago, he is back with an excellent new offering titled “Goofy” featuring Future and Jeezy. From first glance you are probably noticing how star studded this lineup is, and let me be the first to tell you, the song itself will not let you down. The production on this track was handled by Southside of 808 Mafia so you already know you’re in for something special, but once Future’s crisp vocals bless the track it gets that much better. Lil Durk came through and dropped one of his best verses to date, before Jeezy came through & took it to that next level. This track is undeniably hot, check it out for yourself below & let me know if you like it in the comments!