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Mercy – [Grace Weber] ft. [Vic Mensa]

Singer-songwriter Grace Weber has been honing in on her forthcoming solo project, and she’s offered peeks at her creative process through a series of versatile singles over the past year. The latest song from the Milwaukee artist comes with an accompanying music video and features Chicago’s own Vic Mensa. “Mercy” showcases the soulful singer-songwriter at her most vulnerable—a zone she clearly thrives in as evidenced by this track. Layers of delicate harmonies create a warm one-woman choir, providing the base to hold up Weber’s airy inflections. The song seems to come to a halt when Vic enters the picture, and he sounds at home as he starts to unravel the type of unbridled lyricism he’s always been capable of. It’s a refreshing feature on this track and accompanies Weber’s vocals perfectly. Chicago’s Carter Lang and The Social Experiment’s Nate Fox and Nico Segal produce the song with trained ears, making sure Weber’s voice remains the main attraction. The video for “Mercy” captures the same sense of human connection and forgiveness Weber writes about, and you can see it for yourself below:

SideFX – [Sterling Hayes]

SAVEMONEY’s Sterling Hayes is a familiar face here at LL and today, we are proud to premiere his new project titled SideFX. Coming in at 14 tracks, the full-length effort takes on a full voyage of emotions from the Donterio Hudson-assisted Nausea, Bipolar with Smoko Ono, Anxiety and of course, the pre-project single in Drowsiness with Chance The Rapper, Kami, Potash Twins, Via Rosa & Teddy Jackson. Besides the massive feature list that continues with Stan Sono, Malcolm London, Carter Lang, Brill, TheMIND, Papi Beatz and Studio Steve, the solo efforts such as Suicide & Insomnia were some of the most powerful tracks on the album in which Hayes was not hesitant to hold back on his factual bars that made the pair of tracks one of several standouts throughout. Having said that, this is arguably Sterling’s biggest project to date and I highly recommend you take the time to take in the 14 tracks in their entirety. So, be sure to dive into SideFX immediately and let us know which songs you’re rocking with in the comments section below!

Solitary Jams – [Grace Weber]

Lyrical Lemonade favorite Grace Weber is finding herself back on our platform today with not one but two brand new records, simply titled “Solitary Jams”. The first of the provided records is titled “Space Jam”, and after my first listen through my jaw was damn near on the floor, the vocals that she so effortlessly spits out are like a daydream that I never want to end. Lucky for me the second offering called “So Solitary” was arguably better than the first, but what’s more important than comparing the two is realizing how well they compliment each other. Grace Weber is a star in the making and I am here for all of it until she reaches that point, stream these two new records below & be sure to give her a follow here! SPACE JAM CREDITS: Artist: Grace Weber   Composers: Grace Weber, Nate Fox, Nico Segal   Producers:  Nate Fox, Nico Segal   Guitar: Dusty Leaves   Background Vocals: Grace Weber   Electric Bass: Carter Lang   Mixing Engineer: Nate Fox (mixed at Encore Studios)   Mastering Engineer: Mike Bozzi (Bernie Grundman Studios)   Recording Studio:  The Exchange, Milwaukee WI (Lead Vocals only)/ Kevin Arndt: Recording Engineer Nate Fox/Nico …

Lil Thing – [Knox Fortune]

Knox Fortune has been proving to be one of the most promising young artists in the game with his last few releases, and he’s only helping his case with his brand new music video for “Lil Thing”. This record is sounds something like a dream, the sound that Knox pieced together with the some assistance from Carter Lang, Nico Segal and Joey Purp is phenomenal to say the least. A song this good needed a brilliant mind behind the camera to help bring it to life, and we got just that as Knox knew that WLF was the perfect fit for the job. Knox has been improving with each and every time we hear from him and I don’t see him slowing down in the least bit, the sky is the limit for him. Check out this brand new offering below, chances are it will become your summer anthem!

SZA Performs “Love Galore” With Travis Scott LIVE On The Tonight Show

One of this years biggest upcoming stars, SZA, was on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show last night and she performed her hit single, “Love Galore.” This was a great rendition of the song with a few changes from the original version with the main change being that she had a live band behind her playing the music. You might actually recognize a couple of the band members too as they are from Chicago. The drummer is Social Experiment member Greg Landfair Jr. aka Stix and the bass guitarist is Carter Lang. The band sounded great, SZA’s voice was perfect as always, and Travis Scott was there too to perform his guest verse on the song and you know what? When Travis isn’t yelling or screaming lyrics into the microphone, his voice actually sounds really good. Everyone did a great job with the song last night so go ahead and watch it below.  

Staff Picks: Top Songs Of The Month (April)

Listed below are Lyrical Lemonade’s Staff Picks for the Top Songs of April. Shouts out to our Head Editor Elliot for all the help. Let us know if you agree with our list and leave a comment with your pick for the top song of this month! (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER) _ Down – Grown Adolescence & Supa Bwe Grown Adolescence members Isaiah G and Aaron Deux are yet another couple of upcoming artists you should be keeping tabs on. Earlier this month, Supa Bwe jumped on their latest effort titled “Down,” and it was most definitely some of their best work to date. Over the smooth, jazzy drums, the Chicago-bred trio put together an amazing effort with Isaiah and Supa trading off with charismatic lyricism. I won’t spoil it for you though, make sure to check it out now streaming below. _ Temptation – Joey Bada$$ While the month of April was absolutely stacked with new releases, Joey Bada$$ also let loose his sophomore album “All Amerikkan Bada$$,” which may just be his best work yet. In the groovy, uplifting track “Tempation,” Joey touches on discrimination, money and the corrupt government in the United States which was a re-occurring …

Help Myself – [Knox Fortune]

Knox Fortune is making his way back onto our pages today with his brand new song titled “Help Myself.” We all know by now that Knox is one of the best young producers in the game, as well as a great DJ, but today he flexed his singing ability to us. An instrumental this good had to have a a few geniuses behind it, and that’s just the case as both Knox and Carter Lang created the beat, while the additional production came from Cam O’Bi, Macie Stewart, and Colin Croom. This is only the second released song that we have ever received from Knox, unless you count his features, but hopefully we get a full tape from him some time in the near future. I came into this song with high expectations, and those were not only met, but well past exceeded. This one is a must listen, give it a spin below & if you enjoy it be sure to give Knox a follow on Twitter here!

Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2016

As we are only a few hours from entering the new year, we here at Lyrical Lemonade decided to put together a list of the best Chicago projects IN OUR OPINION! Each and every 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. I want to shine some light on our writers Lane Cowherd & Jacob Lusted really quick, they really helped me a ton on this Top 50 project, thank you guys for being dedicated & for all the assistance, I truly appreciate it! Also, I want to thank all the supporters out there. Lyrical Lemonade has grown tremendously in 2016, we have gained a few thousand followers on our Twitter in the past few months alone! So to all of our supporters, whether you just came across Lyrical Lemonade or if you have been showing love since day 1, I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. I promise we have some exciting stuff in store for the fans in 2017. To Cole & the rest of our writing team, let’s keep improving & getting better every …

Attraction – Lance Skiiiwalker

Following-up on the release of his impressive debut studio album “Introverted Intuition“, TDE’s own Lance Skiiiwalker returns with an enticing visual treatment to his track “Attraction.” The peculiar production conjured by Rocket, Carter Lang, and Peter Cottontale serves as the perfect back drop to the winter-based and eerie visuals captured by director Dave Free. The unorthodox, yet innovative manner in which this video is shot is what makes this video a winner in our books, as the originality this video carries is hard to go unnoticed. Checkout the organic visuals for Lance Skiiiwalker’s “Attraction” below, and let us know what you makes of this.

LL Presents: The Aaron Deux Q&A

With this next Q&A, I spoke with one of my favorite up and coming rappers, Aaron Deux. I first encountered Aaron’s music a couple years back when I heard one of his features on an Isaiah G track, and I have been rooting for him ever since. He is easily one of my favorite up & comers right now, so go ahead & get to know him more below! Afterwards, check out his excellent music catalog here.   EM: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers that may not be fimiliar with you a brief introduction of yourself AD: Damn, you got me typing and shit. Aight, well I’m Aaron Deux aka Tyrell Smoove aka T-Smoove aka TJ Clay aka YUP. A Rapper/Producer/Creative/ Nigga originally from Chicago, but claim Houston as well. I’m apart of AAP Diamond Gang, (a collective, gang or whatever you wanna call it) that hones the talents of Isaiah G & Deven Colbert… so far. EM: Speak a little bit more on AAP. When did this collective start, and when did you meet Isaiah & Devon? AD: AAP was originally a “record label” I made with a friend in grammar school and included a lot of my …