The Good and The Bad EP – [Ausar] x [Josi Green]

I was out of town this past weekend when I got a text from Ausar that his new EP with his right hand man Josi Green had just been released, and I couldn’t wait to get back to the city to sit down and give this tape my upmost attention. If you are a regular on our website then you surely know about both of these Chicago products and the great music that they have been creating for years now, but trust me when I say that this is easily some of their best material to date. As if seeing Ausar and Josi doing a collab tape with a feature from the super talented Ro Marsalis wasn’t enough for you, two of the best young producers Gold Haze and Aaron Deux handled this tape in it’s entirety, this is literally a dream team. Expect nothing but good raps, impressive soulful instrumentals and all around creative energy on this EP, press play below!

Closure EP – [Josi Green]

Josi Green is a creative who is formerly from Chicago but is now based in Texas, and yesterday he blessed us with his sensational new EP titled “Closure” along with a ton of help from the GOAT Ro Marsalis. There is five records on this EP and my initial thoughts after my first run through the tape were “Josi & Ro have done it yet again”. I swear these two are the modern day kings of R&B in the city, not too many people can match up with their skillset or create music that sounds as good as they can make it sound. Do yourself a big favor and listen to this new EP via Soundcloud below and if you’re digging the vibes be sure to give Josi a follow on Twitter here. Production by The 25th Hour, Melrose Garfield and Aaron Deux

Lesbean Remix – [Aaron Deux]

Aaron Deux is one of the best upcoming producers that I know, and not to mention he can rap circles around his competition, and a couple days back he released a brand new remix to “Lesbean” by Young Thug, Gunna & Metro Boomin. Aaron cut up this record and made it hit extremely hard with his additions to the beat, it’s an all around good listen that anyone can enjoy. Stream this brand new remix below and if you dig Aaron’s work be sure to give the young legend a follow on Twitter here.

Daydream – [Aaron Deux]

AAP affiliate Aaron Deux is finding himself back on our platform this weekend with the release of his latest music video titled “Daydream”. I have always thought that Aaron possessed  a great amount of potential & was a super creative talent, but he (along with some help from video director Sterling Adgate) really outdid himself on this one. You can tell that they had an idea of appreciating women when they created this masterpiece, not to mention it matched the overall vibe of Aaron’s song as well. Take a few minutes of your day to check out this brand new visual below!

Whip Game – [Aaron Deux]

Aaron Deux has been a regular name on our pages for the past few years, and this afternoon he is returning with his brand new tune titled “Whip Game”! This new joint is a little bit different compared to what we have heard from Aaron in the past, but if anything that just further more proves his ability to switch up the pace & create a good record in any fashion.  Take a few minutes to check out this new tune below and if you’re digging it be sure to keep up with him by giving him a follow on Twitter here!

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 …


IsaiahG has released a slew of impressive singles over the past 3 years, but has become notorious for holding back on dropping an actual body of work. The Southside Chicago lyricist has linked up with plenty of Lyrical favorites for tracks during this time period including Duffle Bag Buru, Saba, Sydny August, Supa Bwe, and $ike The Drug to name a few. Today we are excited to announce the premiere of his debut EP, KNOWSPACE, a 6 track offering that gives us a glimpse of what IsaiahG is capable of. Executive producers, Aaron Deux and Cameron Butler design trance like waves combined with hard hitting percussion to create the addictive energy found in KNOWSPACE. IsaiahG brings a refreshing energy to the table with an arsenal of catchy flows and intelligent bars that we can’t help but replay over and over. We spoke with him about with him briefly on what he hoped new listeners to take away from KNOWSPACE and he said, “The title is a play on words from the fact that there is no space between IsaiahG which many people often don’t know…as well as this being my first EP so it lets people get to know my style.” His …

1 Train – [IsaiahG] Ft. [Nuworld Kayo]

Oh man oh man, Chicago’s own IsaiahG just blessed us with a fantastic new record titled “1 Train” featuring Nuworld Kayo, and it’s one of his best songs yet. Trust me, I’m already aware of all of the great music that Zay has blessed us with up to this point, but there’s just something about the way him & Kayo attacked this hard knocking production that is just addicting. If you know anything about Isaiah, then you already know that his right hand man & AAP affiliate Aaron Deux provided the banging beat, and the rest is history. Isaiah started off this joint with one of his best verses to date, before Nuworld Kayo smoothly jumped in around the half way point & made his presence felt right away with his melodic approach. Don’t sleep on these two, as they are two of the most promising artists coming out of the city. Peep the brand new single below & be sure to be on the look out for Isaiah’s KnowSpace EP coming soon!

ThisIsCrazy – [Aaron Deux] Ft. [Aliyah Flowers]

AAP front runner Aaron Deux is making his way back on our pages this morning with his brand new offering titled “ThisIsCrazy”. It’s pretty rare whenever we see Aaron rhyme on a beat that isn’t his own, however the producer Gold Haze put together a silky smooth beat that complimented Aaron & Aliyah’s styles perfectly! On the first part of this record you will hear something like a beautiful duet between Aaron & Aliyah, while on the second part of the tune be prepared for things to slow down, as Aaron blessed us with some knowledge over the ear pleasing beat switch up. Aaron never disappoints when it comes to blessing his growing fan base with some great jams, and this one is without a doubt one of my favorites from the young star. Don’t take my word for it though, give it a spin below and judge for yourself!

Fame – [Aaron Deux]

Aaron Deux is one of the most talented artists that I have came across, not only with his rhymes, but also with his fantastic production. He let loose a short offering a few days back titled “Fame”, which is a tribute to Prodigy, the hip-hop legend that we unfortunately lost a few weeks ago. Although he did not produce this one himself (which may be the first time ever), he did bless the track with a dope verse where you will find him speaking on the whole idea around fame. He questions if the people that try to surround him have genuine love for him, or for the fame that awaits him. This was an all around solid track and I highly suggest that you press play below!